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The Portofino has landed!

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by FLU, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

    Oct 6, 2008
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    This car originally was intended for the wife, but after I drove it, I'm thinking she is going to have to share this one! :p

    Exterior: Canna di fucile, yellow shields, wheel caps, calipers, with diamond cut wheels.
    Interior: Blue Sterling leather, yellow belts, tach, and stitch throughout. Tricolore drive mode buttons.


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  2. greg328

    greg328 F1 Rookie
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  3. ferry430

    ferry430 Rookie

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    Nice
     
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  4. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Formula Junior
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    Great spec and nice clean shots! What camera are you shooting?
     
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  5. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    As nice as that exterior is, I think the interior spec may just surpass it.
    The yellow seat belts and Sterling blue just pop.
    T
     
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  6. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota Formula Junior

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    That's a pretty cool and balanced spec.

    When did Ferrari start to offer the tircolore manettino button?
     
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  7. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    Thx fellas!

    TY! These shots were made with a Leica SL mirrorless body and the brand new (released last week) SL 50mm APO lens.
     
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  8. AD211

    AD211 Karting

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    Adam...you’re gonna have to get one.


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  9. intrepidcva11

    intrepidcva11 F1 Rookie

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    What are you doing screwing around with Leicas? this is Ferrari country.

    Just kidding Flu; I've been using Leicas since 1945 when I borrowed my Dad's pre-WWII Leica IIIa with 50mm/f2 Summar to use while working on a ranch on the west slope of the Tetons in eastern Idaho. I'm a past President of the Leica Historical Society of America. Lovely images. Yours?
     
  10. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    Very cool! Yes, the images were all taken by me - Thank you! What a small world, I've joined a few LHSA event in the past and even toured Gary H's home once before.
     
  11. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    Thank you! If I recall correctly, it was a special request and the dealer had to get an approval from the factory.
     
  12. SB27

    SB27 Karting

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    Great car. Great photos. Any photo enhancement software being used? Love the rich colors and hues (and the car looks great also!).

    Thanks for any insights. My photography is beginner level and I would love to up my game.
     
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  13. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    TY SB27! The only program I use to edit my photos is basic Lightroom version 6 (I think it's a pretty old standalone version). I never took the time to learn or even own photoshop. So, I'm not able to do any heavy "lifting" type of edits. With Lightroom, I just color balance by playing around with the (camera calibration) sliders and also the (HLS) sliders. Besides the other (Basic) sliders, very little else is done to the pics!
     
  14. pateljb

    pateljb Karting
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    The tricolor rings on the PS, A, R buttons are Extra Companario and can be found in their Extra Companario catalog which the dealer should have. There are many tricolor options available including steering wheel stitching, center seat trim, paddles etc. Most of these items have their own code that the dealer can input into modis for your order and permission from Ferrari is only needed if it's a deviation from their spec.
     
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  15. Maadalfa

    Maadalfa Karting

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    This spec is absolutely awesome. Congrats!
     
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  16. R J

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    Great photos. Great car too.
     
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  17. KarlA69

    KarlA69 Karting

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    The CdF paint looks amazing

    Do you mind me asking how much extra it was? Is it just charged as a historical colour or more for out of range??
     
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  18. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    TY! I believe the glossy CDF costs around 16k ish to paint. And then I asked my detailer to put on a paint protection film called Xpel Stealth over most of the car excluding the roof. All this process does is, it turn the existing CDF to a matte finish via a semi transparent film and is not permanent so that I can flip back and forth from glossy to matte if I wanted to change it up down the road (cost of PPF ~10k for the entire car). So in essence, it cost me ~26k to achieve this version of Opaco CDF.
     
  19. KarlA69

    KarlA69 Karting

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    Thanks for the additional info. Funnily enough, I was speaking to my PPF people (Topaz in London) and came to the same conclusion! I think using a matte finish PPF is much better than ordering matte paint from Ferrari... a lot cheaper (assuming you were planning to get a PPF anyway), you can reverse the matte finish, plus easier to clean and repair... no brainer!

    I am (hopefully) getting an allocation for an 812 spider and would get that in CDF with a matte PPF. I have a Rosso Portofino coloured Portofino which I love...but it's time to step up into the big boys league with a V12...!
     
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  20. furoni

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    Perfect spec, very tastefully done, congrats.
     
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  21. FLU

    FLU Formula Junior

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    Awesome, I've heard Topaz is THE place! Love Rosso Portofino as well and best of luck on the allocation.
     

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