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Old 07-05-2017, 07:25 PM
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There is a new GT coming with a premiere in August. Any pix or other information available?
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:58 PM
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Is it the same invitation for September 8th in Portofino? Thanks!🇮🇹🇮🇹
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:55 PM
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I received an invite to the new V8 GT preview in Portofino on September 8. The invite also includes events September 9th and 10th in Maranello. I doubt we'll see anything more than spy photos until then. My understanding is it's significantly different from the California T.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:05 AM
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Any pix or other information available?
Sounds like it relates to this car Deposit down on California replacement (real or rumors?)
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:17 AM
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It looks like a smaller version of the 812. Convertible. And no rear seats!!!
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:19 PM
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It looks like a smaller version of the 812. Convertible. And no rear seats!!!
And more.....
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:22 PM
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So is it a California replacement? A Limited Run for the 70th?
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:44 PM
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So is it a California replacement? A Limited Run for the 70th?
It is the Cali replacement, but more!
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:08 PM
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It is the Cali replacement, but more!
Very cryptic! What's the 'more'?! Thinking about putting a deposit down pretty soon.

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Old 07-06-2017, 02:44 PM
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Very cryptic! What's the 'more'?! Thinking about putting a deposit down pretty soon.
We will all have to wait and see! I too have put down a deposit.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:35 PM
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It is the Cali replacement, but more!
Will the car be based on the new modular platform?
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:09 PM
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Very interesting news.

Glad to hear it will still keep the folding hardtop.

No rear seats?

Does that mean a shorter wheelbase? Or a larger boot? Or does it mean that the engine will move from the front to the rear?

"And more" per Traveller = ?

More in the way of performance? The current V8 turbo could be enhanced and tweaked.
Or will a small hybrid system be introduced?

More in the way of handling upgrades ? Rear wheel steering? Or electric front steering?

More in the way of the infotainment system? I would certainly expect advances,
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:26 PM
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V8 GT Chassis -- this may surprise you

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Will the car be based on the new modular platform?
Yes, it will be based on the Mazda Miata chassis. That is all that my dealer could reveal at this time.

Oh.....yes, I am joking.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:54 AM
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It is the Cali replacement, but more!
V6 behind driver ??
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:06 AM
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Whilst at an 812 reception last evening when the pop flowed freely I was told the new cali will have quad rear lights as per Lusso/812, will have a front end similar to the 488 making it wider and lower plus the engine will receive an exhaust work over to answer criticisms plus a power boost but no figure given. No mention of Hybrid.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:22 AM
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No rear seats? That would be a huge let down... Watch current California prices to firm up a lot...
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:35 AM
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Whilst at an 812 reception last evening when the pop flowed freely I was told the new cali will have quad rear lights as per Lusso/812, will have a front end similar to the 488 making it wider and lower plus the engine will receive an exhaust work over to answer criticisms plus a power boost but no figure given. No mention of Hybrid.
Very interesting!

If the front end is more like the 488, wider and lower, could that mean that the engine is going to be repositioned? A mid rear layout? That would explain the loss of the rear seats.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:38 AM
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Whilst I'm intrigued by a new V8 GT, I'm really not sure about the 812 as a styling model. Having seen it twice in the metal (Geneva and FOS) it looks better than the pics, but whilst arguably "awesome", its certainly not "elegant" or "pretty".
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:42 AM
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Like the Autobild pix from a while back? Although hard to see exactly where that roof is disappearing to.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:47 AM
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It will end up as no more than an alternative 488 if that is the way they go. SciFrog has a point but I can't see them moving the engine , more like re-profiling the front to give the illusion of being wider and lower plus without rear seats/ luggage where does the dog sit??
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