Italian Cars. old, new, ugly, exotic, anything from Italy

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AceE, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Nico

    Nico colorful

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    Was that called the M200? Memory is foggy but I remember wondering why they made it and why it appealed to me as a young teen. Still hideous. :lol3
  2. SRG

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  3. HarveyMushman

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    Sorry about the weirdo Italian motorcycle blocking the view . . .

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    Looks like you're gonna need tires soon...




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  5. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    *My* tires are fine, but the Lambo’s tires were the least of its problems. It was stranded there all day.
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  6. waybill

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    2020 Ferrari Roma (Car and Driver photos)
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  7. JimVonBaden

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  8. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Wonder if they did that photoshoot in Rome? Seems reasonable, but I can't identify the landmarks. Just sayin'.
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    Google tells me it's at the Spanish Steps in Rome.
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    Yes. Nice, but in a city like Rome, a bit unimpressive.
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  11. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    And the Vatican. As an architect I can only dream of designing such magnificent buildings.
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  12. smoky

    smoky Been here awhile

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    I’d like to see that Roma in red.
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  13. chazbird

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    Have you been to Rome? The architecture works wonders when taken as whole. A beautiful, wonderful city - not much for driving a Ferrari, but its absolutely a great city to ride a scooter in - especially at 11PM on a warm summers night.
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    Twice. It is my favorite city in the world for its beauty and history. Especially love it at night. The photo I posted is mine.
  15. Nico

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    Ferrari should feel shame for going anything but red for that intro.
  16. waybill

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    Nah, this is the fifth car they've debuted this year and most of them were probably red plus it's a GT not a sportscar so it needs to be more understated. There will be red ones for sure but I think silver shows off the lines nicely. In the video below there's a met blue and white one that look great too.

    In the 80's I bought a silver 330GTC that needed paint so I changed it to red, given a do over I'd have left it original (although it was much easier to change a Ferrari's color than a 911). It looked good in red but it was classic in silver.

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    https://www.ndtv.com/video/auto/carandbike-tube/ferrari-roma-first-look-532571?t=3
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    :nod That car is better in silver.
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    Needed to move the car to free the snow blower. 2"- 4" turned into 6" - 8". Thanks, Michigan! :D
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    Made me think of this: Proper Planning and Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
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  20. MagyarMan

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    My son had a Nissan 350Z ,to quote him,"That car ain't worth crap in the snow".

    I have a 2016 Scion FRS ,it has a button for snow, I've never tried it---not looking for trouble.
    My 2002 Avalon FWD does just fine in the snow.
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