I was at a stop light today and saw a red Ferrari 360 on a flatbed tow
truck. You could really see the car very well on this essentially
elevated platform. The air ducts over the back wheels for the engine
and everything else - just beautiful. I am not a huge race team fan
but the current crop of road cars are just incredible. The yellow
360's are nice and black OK but the red is just breathtaking.
Anyway, why have the Germans been unable to make a F360? Do the
Italians have the aluminum body/chassis technology just locked up?
BMW had or have that crappy 850 and it looks like a Chevy Camaro. BMW
tried back in about 1979 with the M1 but it was not *** enough. The
car was way too sterile. BMW has a prototype of the M1 in the museum
and it was much nicer.
The Merc GTP race/road car looked like a big Corvette. The 911 is
nice but a mid-engine like the F360 would be awesome. The 959 was
ugly. BMW is raking in the money so why can't they pull it off? The
closest they got to the F360 was the McLaren F1 which was incredibly
expensive and not as pretty.
Is it just something Ferrari can only pull off? The Lambo Diablo,
especially the newer smaller one, is close but not as refined.