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I read in last month Forza that there are a few Special cars made that (Custom) that are secret. They apparently delivered 10 custome one off already and i only know of

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Is Clapton's car part of these 10 custom one offs?

I would love to know more about the missing 6...
Would be a bit of a shame if the others were just tucked away in a collection somewhere...
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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Could this be Claptons 458?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:35 PM
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Could this be Claptons 458?
If I were to guess, I would say yes. He wanted it to look like a Boxer and that sure does.

I'm not sure it's 100% successful though. It looks a bit odd -- I hate to say this but even a bit cartoony retro. The boxer has a lot longer nose in proportion to today's modern cars.

I'd have to see more before I say I like it.

But, if it really has 12 cylinders --- all sins are forgiven!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:50 PM
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Enzo headlights?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:53 PM
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There appears to be a flying buttress over the rear quarter panel that I suppose is to give it the illusion of the boxer's rear. Boxer paint also.

Also notice it's RHD, which would indicate also it's Clapton's car. I think we have the mysterious car here. One funny detail is the 80's style door handle. I'm not sure that's a positive. The interior looks standard with Daytona trim. The gas cap looks "glued on".
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I don't believe that in the end a V12 was fitted. That may be it. Note paddle shifters.
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Could this be Claptons 458?
Yes - first public showing at HROwen tonight
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Yes - first public showing at HROwen tonight
I've been told this one cost a lot more than P 4/5.
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Yes - first public showing at HROwen tonight

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Will you be in attendance? Did you read this somewhere? Just curious, that's all. Thanks for the info.. Personally, I think it looks great, with a DEFINITE tie to the BB of old, I think they did a great interpretation of it. Then again, IMO Ferrari couldn't mess a design up if they tried. Grazie.

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I think bdelp is on the right track with his cartoony retro statement. To me, it looks like some sort of early to mid 90s concept car.

Interior looks rather plain!

Looking forward to seeing better photos and reading more about it.
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Interesting. I'd like to see more pictures
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Interesting. I'd like to see more pictures
Me too! I am not sold on the design yet...
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I wonder, is there a PF signature on this car?
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These two forms really bother me. I understand what they are trying to mimic from the boxer but it does not work from any angle other than the straight side view.

It's a surprising lack of design understanding -- dare I say amateurish?
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These two forms really bother me. I understand what they are trying to mimic from the boxer but it does not work from any angle other than the straight side view.

It's a surprising lack of design understanding -- dare I say amateurish?
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One thing that does appear cool is that the entire rear deck appears to move up like the boxer's. You can see the cut line for it just above the rear wheel extending to the black wing on top.

If that is true, that's a very cool feature. It's something I've always loved about Boxers.
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I dont like it. Too many clashing styles and yet you can clearly see a 458 underneath.

Too bad they couldnt use popup headlights...
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I've been told this one cost a lot more than P 4/5.
I can't see how that could be, since yours was such a drastic change in shape. This nose, while new panels, look aerodynamically similar to a regular 458.
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I can't see how that could be, since yours was such a drastic change in shape. This nose, while new panels, look aerodynamically similar to a regular 458.
The Italians need the money!

I would agree though as the interior is bone stock standard from what I can see.
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