At the risk of sounding extremely unpopular, but the new 'slab sided' designed 612 does not seem to be in the same league as the sublime 456. I have seen a few side angle shots, and it would appear thet Chris Bangle has been doing some work on the weekend. Couple this with the 'tiny' front lights, large 'gaps' in the wheel arches and the rear end that seems to resemble more the renault 20v coupe than the beautiful 456 ( ferraristi.net), and there would appear to be a missed opportunity. Apparantly, at the unveiling in Detroit barely a clap was heard, and there was a hushed rumble of dissapointment from the gathered jounalists. I can why.