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Ferrari 458 photos unveiled

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Roikins

    Roikins Senior member

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    Yes, the first thing I think of when I think of the F40 is "subdued." [​IMG]

    The exhaust tips are... the rest of the car isn't. [​IMG]
     
  2. emmanuel

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    I like the f-430 more... It looks more aggressive with sharper lines. Its interesting to me that Ferrari has a way of not making its past models seem old and irrelevant. The Ferrari 360 and F-430 will still look beautiful even after this car comes out. I usually have no interest at all in an older model after its successor is released but not with Ferrari. On another note, Im not crazy with the direction ferrari is headed. I am not that impressed with the california and this car isnt bad but the design is a step down from the car its replacing. It also seems like Ferrari is doing away with dual tail lights... bad move! The car some what resembles the Saleen S5 Raptor concept which I like more: http://www.tuningnews.net/news/08032...ptor-hr-02.jpg
     
  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I like the f-430 more... It looks more aggressive with sharper lines. Its interesting to me that Ferrari has a way of not making its past models seem old and irrelevant. The Ferrari 360 and F-430 will still look beautiful even after this car comes out. I usually have no interest at all in an older model after its successor is released but not with Ferrari.

    Agreed.
     
  4. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    I like the f-430 more... It looks more aggressive with sharper lines. Its interesting to me that Ferrari has a way of not making its past models seem old and irrelevant. The Ferrari 360 and F-430 will still look beautiful even after this car comes out. I usually have no interest at all in an older model after its successor is released but not with Ferrari. On another note, Im not crazy with the direction ferrari is headed. I am not that impressed with the california and this car isnt bad but the design is a step down from the car its replacing. It also seems like Ferrari is doing away with dual tail lights... bad move! The car some what resembles the Saleen S5 Raptor concept which I like more: http://www.tuningnews.net/news/08032...ptor-hr-02.jpg
    I love the Raptor, but I wasn't aware whether there were still plans to build it, following Steve Salleens split from the company, it would definately be a nice consideration, given the fact the S7 always seemed a little too garish and expensive. ...as for the 458, I find it quite sexy and exciting. I wouldn't mind one magically appearing in my garage.
     
  5. Kai

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    12.5:1 compression ratio????

    How can they do that on 91 octane gas? Must be some serious magic going on in those combustion chambers.
     
  6. ratboycom

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    meh, Its kinda boring looking
     
  7. P. Bateman

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    Not bad looking per se, but doesn't really look like a Ferrari. Give me an F40!

    Triple exhaust seems odd...would like to see how they managed to incorporate that.


    You have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  8. Aaron

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    Reminds me of a Dino and a P4/5. I like.

    It'd look great in a dark grey with red leather interior.
     
  9. dave

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    those odd little air intake grills next to the headlights are awful. in fact, the whole front end has a sort of "Is that a bee on my nose?" quality to it that i don't like.
     
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    Like the R8 styled headlights. Overall a very nice looking car, although I can see how people say it looks effeminate. I still want one.
     
  12. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    3 exhausts...
    [​IMG]

    Lights..
    [​IMG]

    Following the wheel lines in the body
    [​IMG]

    Front fender shape, air intake behind door...
    [​IMG]
     
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    side profile is nice, clean, but the front and rear ends look confused, an odd remix Ferrari element's we've seen before and then the requisite stripe of LED's they've already played with but didn't really make known in the F430. Bit of a disappointment, I still want a a black 430 spyder over this new car.
     
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    3 exhausts...


    Lights..


    Following the wheel lines in the body


    Front fender shape, air intake behind door...


    LMAO, right....
     
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    I don't like the trend of the bubble-like cockpit getting pushed closer to the front of the car (with the elongated rear deck), the overall shape is too similar to other supercars. In a color other than red it wouldn't stand out as a Ferrari.

    The 348/355 is better balanced and looks uniquely Ferrari.
     
  16. zjpj83

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    I don't like the trend of the bubble-like cockpit getting pushed closer to the front of the car (with the elongated rear deck), the overall shape is too similar to other supercars. In a color other than red it wouldn't stand out as a Ferrari.

    The 348/355 is better balanced and looks uniquely Ferrari.


    I don't see what you are referring to. Looks to me like the seats are in the middle of the car, and I'm sure weight distribution will be close to 50/50. And the bubble-like cockpit provides excellent visibility.
     
  17. Jerome

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    Any machine is still vulgar compared to a good horse.
     
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    I don't like the trend of the bubble-like cockpit getting pushed closer to the front of the car (with the elongated rear deck), the overall shape is too similar to other supercars.
    That front-back proportion is caused by the packaging of a mid-engined car. Look at all of them from the top, and they have that short front, long back look. Some (Lamborghinis) are more exaggerated, but that's inherent to that kind of packaging. The thing that stands out to my eye is the aerodynamic detailing that's gone into the car. For example, the dual tunnels under the car for its ground effects are something F. has done since the 360.
    Looks to me like the seats are in the middle of the car, and I'm sure weight distribution will be close to 50/50.
    I would guess that its weight distribution is closer to 40/60, with more weight in the back. BTW, do you know the people who are driving a 612 Scaglietti, 16M Scuderia, the McLaren F1, and a Bertone Mantide across the country from New York to Monterey? I'm guessing they're going to be at Pebble Beach in a couple of weeks. http://bigheaddennis.blogspot.com/ --Andre
     
  19. zjpj83

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    I would guess that its weight distribution is closer to 40/60, with more weight in the back.

    BTW, do you know the people who are driving a 612 Scaglietti, 16M Scuderia, the McLaren F1, and a Bertone Mantide across the country from New York to Monterey? I'm guessing they're going to be at Pebble Beach in a couple of weeks.

    http://bigheaddennis.blogspot.com/

    --Andre


    I know some of the people associated with the Mantide, but don't know specifically about this road trip. I know it will be in Monterey and will have the same kind of unveiling the P4/5 had.
     
  20. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Blegh. Overall shape is nice, but I hate the headlights and the interior. Bad headlights kill any design for me. Still, the California, Fioriano, and Scaglietti are all much worse.

    This is how a Ferrari should look:

    [​IMG]
     

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