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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by icemanbops, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    21,809
    Indian Wells, California
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    Jon
    Agreed, well chosen.
     
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  3. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    Nov 11, 2003
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    Anthony T
    Mike, excellent color combo and use it in good health, have you heard from your dealer when the 430 Replacement will be out in Europe at all.
     
  4. icemanbops

    icemanbops Karting

    Apr 5, 2006
    82
    430 replacement will be shown in October 09 with first Swiss and Euro cars Jan 2010 delivery, looks fabulous!
     
  5. Blue4reF1

    Blue4reF1 Formula 3

    Jun 12, 2007
    1,474
    Plantation, FL
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    Blake Simon
    Beautiful California, Mike. Breathtaking car! Are you in the U.S.?
     
  6. ingegnere

    ingegnere F1 Rookie
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    Sep 12, 2004
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    Montreal
    #30 ingegnere, Feb 2, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
    Does have winter tires, though! :)

    Body surfacing in second to last picture looks great - makes me think this just might be like many other pininfarina designs that only get better with time.
     
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  8. TexasMike

    TexasMike F1 World Champ

    Feb 17, 2005
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    Michael C
    He's not in the US.
     
  9. Demigod555

    Demigod555 Karting

    Nov 28, 2005
    244
    SF
    Switzerland
     
  10. 360Grigiotitanio

    360Grigiotitanio Formula Junior

    May 17, 2004
    436
    Bay Area, California
    I wonder if the color is Canna di Fucile?
     
  11. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    Thanks for heads up Mike, I am assuming you will be one of the first people to have that car.
     
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  13. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

    Jul 11, 2005
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    Yes, a nice combo :)
     
  14. ApeGen

    ApeGen Formula 3
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    Jun 3, 2004
    1,360
    Hong Kong
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    Kevin
    Congrats, good color for that car.

    I like how you turned the car into a thing of beauty by cutting off the fugly rear end with your photography :)
     
  15. modena

    modena F1 Rookie
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    May 14, 2006
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    John
    Wow a whole 9 posts in, well done.




    Welcome to f-chat btw
     
  16. AustinMartin

    AustinMartin F1 Veteran

    Mar 1, 2008
    5,445
    Los Angeles/Idaho
    Dude, you really need to wisen up if your gonna stay around! :D:D:D
     
  17. thecheddar

    thecheddar Formula 3

    Jun 29, 2006
    1,057
    Santa Monica
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    Congrats on the new ride! That's a perfect color package given the cars more subtle, everyday mission. I like.

    Just curious about the information about the 430 replacement (450?). Is this word from the factory itself or from a dealership? In my experience, dealers (particularly salespeople) offer information that is wildly off. If you believe it to be ironclad I'll certainly take your word!
     
  18. AustinMartin

    AustinMartin F1 Veteran

    Mar 1, 2008
    5,445
    Los Angeles/Idaho
    Just amazing! Cannot wait to see pictures of the white California.
     
  19. blockbuster

    blockbuster Karting
    Owner

    Nov 26, 2006
    150
    U.S.
    I have an SL63 at the moment and am planning to get the California. But, I use the SL63 as a daily driver. So, I am curious how you would compare the California's navigation system, Bluetooth, satellite radio (if it has one), and iPod interface etc. to those in the SL63. I think the ones in the SL63 are generally very good (big touch screen controls and easy to use etc.). Do you think the California could be a good daily driver from an in-car entertainment and navigation perspective?

    Also, how would you compare the dual clutch transmission in the California with the manual/auto transmission in the SL63? I think the SL63's transmission is a lot better than the SL55's but it is definitely not as good as the dual clutch system in my Nissan GTR. Is the California's transmission more like the GTR?

    Thanks.
     
  20. Ferrari_Michael

    Ferrari_Michael Formula Junior

    Nov 30, 2006
    614
    Best colour combo I have seen so far, very nice.

    Look at you driving in the cold swiss weather with the roof down! Poser :)

    Take care
    Mike
     
  21. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 19, 2008
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    Clarksville, Tennessee
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    Terry H Phillips
    Beautiful car and color scheme. "Whilst" says British extraction or British education. LHD says expatriate. Fun to play Sherlock Holmes.

    I write books for a British publisher. We have an agreement: If he ever edits one of my books to include "whilst", I never write for him again. An odd quirk of mine, most assuredly.

    Taz
    Terry Phillips
     
  22. cosmicdingo

    cosmicdingo Formula Junior

    Nov 14, 2005
    462
    Clemson SC
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    E Evans
    I STILL think it's pretty good looking. Great color. Congrats.
     
  23. ferrariKP

    ferrariKP F1 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2004
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    Kenny
    Shes just perfect!

    One of the best color combo, imo!!
     
  24. titanium360

    titanium360 F1 Rookie
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    Nov 10, 2003
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    congradulations the color is grigio silverstone correct?
     
  25. 360Grigiotitanio

    360Grigiotitanio Formula Junior

    May 17, 2004
    436
    Bay Area, California
    I guess we never figured out what color the exterior was.
     
  26. MalibuGuy

    MalibuGuy F1 Veteran

    Sep 18, 2007
    5,130
    My best guess is grigio silverstone exterior and new Cuio interior. Digital photography always shifts true color especially when there is high reflectivity.

    Look at the photos again and focus on the least shiny areas of the car.
     
  27. Dilancer

    Dilancer F1 Rookie

    Jan 28, 2007
    3,388
    Los Angeles
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    Dilan B.
    Love the color combo! Congrats! :)
     
  28. FQ340

    FQ340 Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2007
    342
    istanbul
    Full Name:
    ahmet
    I still don't like it but its always nice to have a new car, so, congratulations and drive in good health..

    I am confused, did you see it, or the "!" stands for what the dealer says..
     

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