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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 PM
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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.
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Jim is a clever fellow.
... who knows how to handle finances and the value of a dollar. Or, so I'm told.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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I wonder, is there a PF signature on this car?
It looks like there is some kind of badge just before the rear wheel. But it is difficult to see because of the quality of the picture.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM
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The headlamp housings look like that of an Enzo's...I wonder...
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'm going to reserve final judgment until there are better pictures. First impressions are on the positive side of lukewarm.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/21/d...ff-458-italia/

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I'm going to reserve final judgment until there are better pictures. First impressions are on the positive side of lukewarm.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:05 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:12 PM
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more photos

Any ideas about name of this car?
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:53 PM
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Where is the drool smilie??

HI all,

WOW!! She is a beaut indeed!!! Especially like the two-tone, a unique ride gets a tasteful coloring!!!

Wha, are these the only shots???

So drooling in anticipation!!!

Thanx all, for yur time!!

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:14 PM
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Needs less wheel, more rubba! And make the wheels actually appear as an homage rather than using current stock.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:18 PM
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Needs less wheel, more rubba! And make the wheels actually appear as an homage rather than using current stock.
Like these, albeit with more rubber?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:19 PM
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If I am not mistaken when Ferrari made the last batch of one off special cars it was said that the headlights could not be changed from the production version which clearly is not the case for this car. I wonder what changed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:58 PM
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If I am not mistaken when Ferrari made the last batch of one off special cars it was said that the headlights could not be changed from the production version which clearly is not the case for this car. I wonder what changed.
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I don't believe that in the end a V12 was fitted. That may be it. Note paddle shifters.
How would the paddle shifters determine the engine type?

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Still looks too much like a modified 458 than a "new' idea. It's not as good looking as a Boxer and not as good looking as a 458. It should be better than both to be successful.

I actually do like the hood and headlights though. I'm not crazy about the rising to the rear lower boxer trim. The original made the car look less tall. This just seems like a color accent. And I REALLY object to the American Motors door handles. They should have copied the original small hidden ones from the Boxer and done it electronically. It wouldn't have been expensive.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:16 PM
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I can't believe no pics have ever surfaced on this.

At some point it has to make it's debut......just how long do we have to wait though?

Edit: I found this. Maybe?

http://www.gtspirit.com/2010/07/27/s...lia-test-mule/
Really looks like it fits in with the spyshot link I posted a few weeks ago, does it not?
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Really looks like it fits in with the spyshot link I posted a few weeks ago, does it not?
No. Doors and door handles are completely different.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:35 PM
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No. Doors and door handles are completely different.
I figured those were camo'd. The front is what seemed similar to Clapton's.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:19 PM
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Interesting that it appears to be using Enzo headlights!
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:21 AM
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So she breaks cover at last.

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It's not as good looking as a Boxer and not as good looking as a 458.
+512!

I would trade this car for a 458 and a Boxer anyday. Oh wait a minute, in one month I've got those two. I am a lucky man indeed.

To me, the Boxer touches are contrived and it doesn't really work on the 458 base.


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