It's not a production class racer. Production classes are for purists - and I count myself foresquare amongst them.
So from a brand loyalist, let me say this. If it sticks in their craw that much, I'd suggest the purists go put together a 500 CI 12 cylinder Ferrari powered Ferrari with a few more ponies than the bow-tie, bring it out to the salt, take the record back, and then stop whining about it.
"ooooohhhh, but it's not a real
Ferrari . . ."
For a MS car, I'd say that the body is remarkably stock, and high praise is due Fiat/Ferrari for building such a stable and beautiful body.
I can't think of a single person among us who wouldn't love
a 2500 hp Ferrari engine. But to those who sit on the sidelines and say "foul", I've got 5 words.
Put up, or shut up.
Cheers to the team that put it together and had the sack to drag it out and race it.
And to the purists on the sidelines - it's clear the design is capable of great speed - are you?