” Car guys all have their own vehicle preferences and aspirations. One of the few aspirations shared by almost all car guys is to own a balls-to-the-wall racing car that would (wife-permitting) be parked in the livingroom during the week, then trailered to the local race track for a little white-knuckle entertainment on weekends.
When it comes to racing cars, it just does’t get any better than Formula 1 (some may try to argue this fact with me, but these people are imbeciles). When it comes to Formula 1, many longtime fans will tell you that nothing has ever been (or sounded) as good as the late-80s Ferrari V12 car – the Ferrari F1-89.
The F1-89 was revolutionary and would go onto have a major influence on the entire sport, as well as on sports cars the world over made by every major (and minor) manufacturer – it used an “electro-hydraulic” semi-automatic gearbox that had paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. A first for Formula 1 that would go onto become the unofficial standard arrangement on all F1 cars by the mid-90s and almost all high-end performance cars by the mid-2000s. ”
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