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LaFerrari Is a Million-Dollar Dream
Wall Street Journal, by Dan Neil

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/5/2014 4:50:15 PM

That´s no typo: The name of Ferrari´s latest thunderbolt is LaFerrari, with the article lewdly rubbing against the proper noun. It´s a great name. First, note the anapestic gallop: la-fer-RAR-eee. For a company whose symbol is a black horse this is a trick worthy of our beloved Dante. Please observe, too, how it´s a name that doesn´t give a damn about Anglophones. Is it "the LaFerrari," which parses as "the the Ferrari"? Away from the factory gates, English dog. In tune with a Latin ear, the name italicizes exclusivity and rarity. Ferrari has said it would build 499 of the

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Just for the fun of it on Independence Day weekend, I decided to post the WSJ´s article on the ridiculously sublime Ferrari hybrid that costs over a milion five and will accelerate to 124mph (200kph) in less than seven ticks of the clock. This car is far, far beyond affordability, yet I am glad that these cars are produced, and that a few very lucky souls will own and drive them. Adds class to the road! There´s nothing like a Ferrari--especially the ultimate Ferrari.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mathman, 7/5/2014 6:50:16 PM     (No. 9912254)

Waste of time.
This is a car which 99.99% of drivers will never see. Of the 499 to be made, perhaps 40 will be in the States. They will be promptly be garaged and never seen again.
So what´s the point?
This is like a feature story on a wristwatch which costs $2,000,000.
Who cares?
You gotta be a personal friend of the head of the company?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: jj1319, 7/5/2014 7:20:48 PM     (No. 9912274)

Yet, despite having the best looking nose, they seem to be lacking in the F1 arena.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 7/5/2014 8:29:37 PM     (No. 9912323)

All that money for so much ugly.

They have made some beautiful cars in the past but this one is not one of them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ccprops, 7/5/2014 8:36:21 PM     (No. 9912330)

That car has the ugliest interior of anything I´ve seen. It looks like Japanese early 70´s on LSD.

Guess it runs well enough though......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 7/5/2014 9:20:35 PM     (No. 9912346)

Most will be speed toys for Saudi "princes".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2014 10:47:21 PM     (No. 9912395)

If someone is fortunate enough to purchase one, I am happy for them.



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