F430 - new front fascia idea

Discussion in '360/430' started by ferrariartist, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. ferrariartist

    ferrariartist F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2003
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    Grant Thomas
    I tried to give it a bit more of a "mean" look... didnt care for how that centre slot looked like an afterthought....

    those that didnt like the Enzo-esque REAR end probably won't like this.. but keeping a "family" look thru their range has, in the past couple of decades, been a theme at Ferrari...

    anyways... just tossin' them out there... thought you'd like to see...

  2. GTE

    GTE F1 Veteran

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    I like the second one
  3. Spasso

    Spasso F1 World Champ
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    With the rear already showing Enzo heritage lines it would make sense to carry it through to the front and give it a touch of the F1 that shows on the Enzo.

    Maybe square up the outboard ends of the inlets a little to match the center angles in the second picture.
  4. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    The second one has a snake-like look to it. Would Carroll Shelby object?
  5. netviper

    netviper Formula Junior

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    I think the front is the weakest desgin element of the car. It looks like they just gave up.
  6. Koby

    Koby Formula 3

    Dec 14, 2003
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    Good effort on the designs, but I'm taking an if-it-ain't-broke approach.

    I guess it depends on who you ask: I think the front is easily the best part of the new car. It's nice and aggressive, capturing the deep front end and intakes of the 360GT, which giving a nod to the past by mirroring the old shark nose GP and sports cars. That's Ferrari styling at it's best: pushing forward while still keeping an eye on tradition.

    Reading everyone's reactions to the new design, some love the Enzo tails and some hate them, there is definitely no clear consensus. That said, I think it was a good move to maintain the 360-ness of the design, rather than offering a 2-bit Enzo for the masses, which would be a disservice to both cars.
  7. F1Ace

    F1Ace F1 Rookie

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    Bravo for you, nice work!

    I prefer the first one, yet both are nice, but how about something for the 360? Crisper and with smaller headlights?

  8. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
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    Dec 10, 2003
    Well said - I feel the same way.
  9. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

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    Charles M.
    I think they both look awesome. Awesome! :D
  10. mchferrari

    mchferrari Formula Junior

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    Matthew Holderbach
    I agree the front fascia of the F430 is quite uninspiring. I'm not sure if these work best for it, but #1 is definitely an improvement.
  11. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
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    the 2nd one looks like it got kicked in the face, NO go. don't want the SLK/SLR looking nose.
  12. young-nyc

    young-nyc Karting

    Nov 22, 2003
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    Young Kim
    very nice but it kinda resembles the c6 corvette...
    here is a concept of how i want the front to look compared to the original, i always liked the 360 front =)
  13. rviant

    rviant Karting

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    I too like the second picture good work mate.

    If only ferrari designers would look at this website :D
  14. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

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  15. F2003-GA

    F2003-GA F1 World Champ
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    The nose is definitely the weakest area of design.Watch for lots of after market option's soon.
  16. rossi

    rossi Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2004
    I think it already helps to paint the black parts of the front bumber in body colour (just as in the last pic).
  17. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    Ryan Alexander
    Forget *soon* Jas, try right now! ;)

    I am producing this fascia in Carbon Fiber in a limited run of 200 units:
  18. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
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    I painted them and reshaped them a bit to take away some of the "teardrop" shape. A rather subtle reshaping, but different nonetheless.
  19. FerrariEnzo

    FerrariEnzo Karting

    May 16, 2004
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    Quote: I am producing this fascia in Carbon Fiber in a limited run of 200 units:

    That could make me go for an 430.
  20. k wright

    k wright Formula 3
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    Agreed, the factory bumper looks like a flat plate with curves drawn on it that are out of place. Fantastic replacement part.
  21. damcgee

    damcgee Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2003
    Mobile, AL
    Plus, it will be lighter than the stock piece (presumably)! A fantastic idea, I think.

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