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Ferrari to refer to new car as the F150th Italia despite team insisting it has done nothing wrong after Ford reveals plans to sue

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KGBVD - Unregistered

February 10, 2011 4:07 PM

It was the same for Eddie in 1991 when Porsche forced him to change his car name from 911 to 191.

Although "F150th Italia" is the dumbest name ever put on a race car.

I look forward to McLaren changing the name of their car to the "MP4-Congratulations-Will-and-Kate"!

JJJ - Unregistered

February 10, 2011 4:34 PM

Ford needs to do this no matter how dumb it is simply because if they let this one slide, they create a precedent.

If they don't stop Ferrari from calling a car F150 now their position will be a lot weaker if a random Chinese manufacturer decides to make an 'F-150' of their own.

Side note: if only there would be a production run of the F1 car...


February 10, 2011 4:40 PM

I also hear that Ford are now renaming their truck F-150 POS (leave it to you to work that out).
Check American Insurance Institute videos of their crash tests on pick-ups (F-150, Silverado Dodge RAM etc) - these are FRIGHTENING.....

Rhino - Unregistered

February 10, 2011 5:14 PM

I agree with Ford! Word on the street was that the original selection: EdselVegaCordoba didn't market test well. The jury is still out on the optional fine Corinthian leather interior.

Alan D - Unregistered

February 10, 2011 6:12 PM

KGB: I look forward to McLaren changing the name of their car to the "MP4-Congratulations-Will-and-Kate"!

That's a bit of a mouthful. As Kate's name is really Catherine, they could just use the initials and call it the MP4-WC. I'm sure everyone will understand what they are trying to say.

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