360 design cues/430 design controversy

Discussion in '360/430' started by StoryBook, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. StoryBook

    StoryBook F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Mar 1, 2003
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    With the upcoming 430 and all of its design controversy, I thought it would be nice to pick apart all the subtle and not so subtle design cues of our departing (production wise) 360 and all its iterations (eg. CS, Spider).

    In this image, I've noticed how the "design cue" above the front wheel arch flows posteriorly all the way to just before the gas cap underneath the scoop on the rear quarter panel. Supports the theory that the 360 design was just not hastily thrown together, as some have accused the 430 of.
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  3. Cavallini

    Cavallini Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2003

    The thought that anything from Pininfarina and Ferrari is "hastily thrown together" is universally absurb, whether the year was 1954 or 2004. I've often chuckled when others on F-chat have suggested such silliness.


  4. hardtop

    hardtop F1 World Champ

    Jan 31, 2002
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    When the 360 came out, it was very controversial, especially the front. Frankly, I still think the front looks goofy and the rear looks too fat. The whole car seems to have "bulbous" features in it's design. I like it in profile. The 430's design is clearly an approach to address the criticisms. Personally, I think they succeeded, especially the front.

  5. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    308 and 328 were similar looking cars

    so were the 348 and 355

    and now the 360 and 430

    You see the pattern? Ferrari changes the looks drastically after every two models. They wern't being lazy, thats just how they do business...;)

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