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Première rubrique de l’année 2020 en direct chez Carugati Automobiles

Première rubrique de l’année 2020 en direct chez Carugati Automobiles


Hello and welcome. Thank you for joining us. We are going to talk about cars… …every month and for the rest of the year. We are very happy… …to be here at Carugati Automobiles with Fabrizio. No need for introduction. – Hello.
The Carugati son… …as there is also his father, Tiziano, absent today… …but we will meet him soon on this channel. Tiziano… Sorry. Fabrizio, it always feels like Christmas, here. It always changes… …it is very colorful, there are always more cars… …and what cars! We were looking forward to this car. – Yes.
– It is a Pagani. This is the same one in red. This time, it is yellow.
Stupid question… …is the yellow one exactly the same as the red one? They are exactly the same… …but they are customized differently. This one has visible carbon fiber on the hood. The other does not. The side skirts… The differences are mostly aesthetic… …but in the technical sense, they are the same. They are configured differently.
So essentially… …only the color of the paint changes.
– We can… …have a look inside. Yes, because Pagani is indeed spectacular. It seems like the right time to recall that… …this Italian firm is really… …top-of-the-range. Its quality is even higher than Ferrari’s and the others’. It is different, more traditionally-made, smaller. It is really… Like we said last time, there are only 100 copies… …of the Huayra Roadster, this model… …which is very little. – It is exclusive.
– Always looking for these cars… This one has been sold, but it might be better… …to wait for a better weather to take it outside. Is this car going to… …disappear, so to speak, quickly… …depending on the market conditions? Once it is sold and shipped… …it will be driven a lot this spring and summer. Right now is not the ideal time to drive these cars. Indeed, these cars… …how they hold the road… …in the weather we have right now. Even in town, the roads are quite slippery. -We cannot…
– Yes, there are two things to be careful with… …even with power-assisted modern cars. When the road is icy… …or when it is wet…
– Let’s be cautious! They can slip easily. It can easily go downhill, as they say.
– They are really… …not suited for this weather. This is the Pagani. That one almost goes unnoticed… …even though, it is simply a little McLaren. A 720, which is an exceptional car to drive. – Last time, we talked a little about…
-The other one. …the 675, the previous model. They are really good cars. We are now moving on to a small red car. We know these well. Those are awesome! We got some nice additions earlier this year, including… …one of my favorite cars, in my Top 3. I have known about it since
I was little: the F40… …which is really a car… …that impacted the history of the automobile. It is the last Ferrari… …to be made while Enzo Ferrari was still alive. How many copies were made? From memory, about 1200. You told me earlier that this one… …cannot be driven by just anybody. It is a car that can be very dangerous… …if left in inexperienced hands. You have to be very humble to drive this car. Without a good piloting knowledge… …it is very easy to have an accident. A lot of people were in a crash while driving a F40. It is not a forgiving car. So with a weather like this, even with knowledge… …it is better not to try and drive.
– Does the car skid? What happens? If we accelerate, we end up upside down? Even if we drive on a straight road… …without even wanting to turn… …or doing anything risky… …we can easily lose control… …especially on an icy road. It barely adheres. It is really a race car on the road. And it is now 30 years old. Even if we do not like talking about prices… …here, it is inevitable… …because its price evolved… …quite surprisingly.
It is now considered vintage. Yes. It is an emblematic car.
It came out at the end of the eighties… …so it was really insane. Everything was going well. A lot of industries were thriving… …particularly the car industry. This car… …was worth 400,000 Swiss Francs. And because the industry was thriving… …it reached almost 2 million. With the nineties crisis, …it dropped to 200,000 Swiss Francs… …but now it is back to prices… …higher than 1 million Swiss Francs. But slowly, so it is not a rise as impressive… …as before the nineties crisis. There is a lot of demand, because it is still a Ferrari. Specially the F40. Though it is a supercar, its production is not restrained… …because there is always demand. It has always sold well. It definitely left its mark. And what a beauty! This transparent part at the back… …was something else.
– With the… It was still the era of the F1 turbo engines… …before they went back to the atmospherics. It really is a car… that gives me chills. If we were to go eat on the rue du Rhône… …we would definitely get noticed. There is not doubt about it. It is not exactly designed for that. – It does not have the right tax disc for that.
– Yes, that’s right. Not the one to go into town, Fabrizio, exactly. Let’s stay with the Ferraris. We do not know where to go or to look… …but let’s make a selection. – This Ferrari…
– This one is a 488 Pista. It is the sports version of the 488… …more track-oriented. It really is the most powerful. What is amusing is that… …it is not considered a supercar… …even with more horsepower than the F40… …the Ferrari supercar 20-30 years ago.
– Okay. In terms of driving… …if we were to compare them, is it the same thing? Driving it is a little complicated? No, here, it is really… You can go really fast… …rather safely. We can go shopping to Migros without much risk? That is what you are saying. The trunk is a little small, but you can go to Migros… …it has a big parking lot, no problem. That way, the amount we buy is limited, it is good. Maybe I should buy one like that. It would not be a bad thing, if you know what I mean. Let’s keep going a little. After the Ferraris, the Pagani and the McLaren… …let’s end with a legendary car. Among the legendary cars… …there is the 300 SL Mercedes with gull-wing doors… …the 250 GTO Ferraris… …and the Lamborghini Miura… …which is to me, the most beautiful Lamborghini. When it came out, it was really an oddity,
it revolutionized everything. With a rear-mid engine… … it is really an aesthetically… …and technically innovative car. It is a definitely a collector’s piece. When did it come out? About fifty years ago. Fifty years. Did those cars… …have one or several previous owners? Do we know the history of this car? This one has had very few owners. It was new when it was shipped to Switzerland. What I can tell you is that I bought the F40… …about ten years ago from… …its first owner, before selling it to the second one. The first one was crying when he left. He regretted selling it. He was sentimentally attached to it. This one too had very few owners. Four, I believe.
It is not a lot for a 50 year old car. So there you go! They are small time capsules. They are pretty cars. As a mechanic, you cannot get attached to cars. It is not easy. It must be hard to part with some of those cars… …you hide them at the back, so that they are out of sight. Doing that actually makes people want to buy them. That’s right. Those who know their stuff
know that you hide the good ones. Exactly. Very good. Fabrizio, thank you very much. – My pleasure.
– We took a tour and once again… …we saw gorgeous vintage cars. If you love cars, do not go anywhere. We have a little surprise. Starting this month, we will show the rest of the garage… …because at Carugati Automobiles, there are… …Ferraris, Lamborghinis, a bit of everything, Paganis. But for car enthusiasts, there might some be… …some Porsches or a Rolls hidden at the back. So stay with us… …we will show a series of images after this. – Thank you, Fabrizio.
– Thank you. We will see next month to talk more about cars.
See you soon, ciao.

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