Discussion in '612/599' started by Aardy, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Aardy

    Aardy F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2004
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    #1 Aardy, Apr 17, 2004
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    What think our FerrariChat members about this restyling ??
    Retractable headlights, side vents, new handles...
    All in the mind of 0456AM, the beautiful Rossellini car's.
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  3. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

    Apr 11, 2004
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    I feel the headlights are too centered (making it look like a 70s Corvette) ... wait ... the whole front end looks like a 70s Corvette ... lol

    I think it's better, but I'd have to see the current car in real life ...
  4. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    When I saw the pic, the firs thing I thought was "0456."

    I think it looks good.
  5. ferrari fernatic


    Apr 12, 2004
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    sorry gez but to tell you the truth the real 612 is better
  6. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    Jun 25, 2003
    i share the same sentiments, looks like a 70's vette. ick.
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  8. moretti

    moretti Five Time F1 World Champ
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    looks like a 2010 Aston Martin, typically old looking barge :)

    Don't mess with the masters, Pininfarina rules....ok?
  9. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Sep 5, 2002
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    Agree. After seeing the 612 at the NY Auto Show, it looks much better in the metal. The pictures of the front end always seem to distort the size of the front grill, making it appear larger than it is in real life.

  10. alanhenson

    alanhenson Formula 3

    Dec 2, 2003
    Absoluetly agree. If you have not seen this car in person, you have no idea what you are talking about. It looks killer in person. Looking at it from the front, it looks menacing.
  11. fj0

    fj0 Karting

    Mar 5, 2004
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    I hope you guys understand this isn't real, it is a official Ferrari press photo that has been manipulated, and it's gotten uglier then the original as well, imo.
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  13. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

    Jul 5, 2003
    i'm not feeling that either. i think the retractable headlights are gone for a reason. the 612 isn't that bad the way it is.
  14. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    You're damn right.
  15. Aardy

    Aardy F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2004
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    Cyril TESTE
    Of course it's a manipulated picture !! (by myself).

    I just wanted to see if I was alone to think that the real headlights were ugly (it's my opinion) and if it wouldn't have been interesting to respect more the design of s/n 0456AM.

    But, my picture doesn't make unanimity.
    Never mind !! Thank you guys for sharing your opinion.
  16. Bimmerista

    Bimmerista Formula 3

    Feb 7, 2004
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    I've learned to live with that car....Yes, it is different. But many ppl judge too early before their eyes get used to the car & it's design.

    I personally think it looks nice!!
  17. Victory

    Victory Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
    They shouldn't have relesed the early sketch. That car was so beautiful. Now the real stuff is far off the "dream model". I don't like it.
  18. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    Let the pro design the car IMO, leave it the way it is, looks great
  19. funshipone

    funshipone Formula Junior

    Jan 2, 2002
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    I like the real thing looks great.
  20. ralessi

    ralessi Formula 3

    May 26, 2002
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    I really like the car also. I don't know what people see that is so "radical" or "different" about it. A lot of people talk about the grill but I think the whole thing looks awesome. I would not hesitate to buy the thing to haul the kids around in (if I had the cash :) ).
  21. FerrariFlip

    FerrariFlip Karting

    Dec 19, 2003
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    Philippe Haak
    Still ugly!!
  22. davem

    davem F1 Veteran
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    Jan 21, 2002
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    O.K I third this! Actually i think all Ferraris look much better in person.
    I originally hated the styling of the Mondial. Now im on my second one.
    Please no Mondial jokes!
  23. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    Although I don't prefer your modifications to this 612 either (I don't really like the real one so don't worry), please continue to come up with new ideas and design projects. Don't let a little negative response to this one stop you.

    You might not need the encouragement, but I didn't want you to think that attempts are not appreciated.

    Side note: Although they have penned the world's most beautiful cars, Pininfarina has been hit or miss lately, IMO.
  24. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

    Jan 10, 2004
    This car has grown on me. Im sure it looks much better in person (as most of those who have actually seen it agree). I forget what article I was reading, maybe someone can provide the name of it, but they were talking about when they first released the Testarossa. It seemed at first more people hated it than liked it. When they released the F50 is was the same thing. And then the Enzo repeated it again (although I know many people still do not like the design). When the F50 and Enzo first came out, "What the hell have they done?" was the first thing that came into my mind. Now the F50 is one of the best looking cars in the world, IMO, along with the 512 (testarossa). Maybe Ferrari took a bigger step outside of the box when creating the 612. But for a 2+2 luxury speed demon, I think it fits the part. Maybe this car isnt what some traditional Ferrari owners are looking for, but I think it has a rightful place in the stable.

    My .02
  25. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    I was super excited after the initial sketches were released... but then the real car was a let down. Not as dramatic. I wished it were just in pictures, but even in real life the curve that runs from the hood down under the intake looks goofy.

    Frankly, I think it looks like a catfish. Especially in the (otherwise beatiful color) Grigrio Ingrid.

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