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Old 07-28-2009, 01:49 PM
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But is it all about showing off or about crude performance and technology as well? The Gallardo is not quite as advanced and fast as the new F458. And the Ferrari is not necessarily the ugliest car on Earth either. So?
It's about taste. To some people, this car is ugly. Period. I personally would take the Gallardo over the 458 as well, and my choice would be mostly based on aesthetics. And since when can you consider the Gallardo to be 'crude'? Granted, it might not be as brand-spanking new, technologically advanced and quick as the Ferrari, but to call it crude is just absurd...
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:53 PM
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Driving enjoyment comes in to it as well. Also, you wouldn't want to spend 100,000+ on a car if it wasn't good looking.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:07 PM
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I wanted to say pure performance, not crude.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:11 PM
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I fall into the camp that finds it stunning - beautiful, but completely fresh as well.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:15 PM
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resemblance?


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Old 07-28-2009, 02:23 PM
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Yes, there is, especially in the low, wide grille and the character line above the rear wheel arch.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:30 PM
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i love it except for the stupid ferrari logo on the front "bumper"...the integrated rear spoiler is awesome. not really feeling the interior, although i respect it for what it is. there's still a line between a ferrari and an actual racecar that will be used on a track every day.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:36 PM
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The triple-exhaust was also featured on the F40:

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:36 PM
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Yes, I'm surprised no one had mentioned the F40 connection with the exhaust ^

I must say that this dropped quite suddenly and I was totally unprepared to process a new Ferrari this morning! The jury is out but my initial impressions are so much better than they were with the California. This car will look absolutely BEASTLY on the road. Great mix of curves and creases but I will echo those who say the front is a little odd. Maybe it's the fact that the front intakes are not visually divided into two, which if you'll recall was a bit controversial itself when the 360 debuted (funny how things change). The side and rear are absolute insanity (lots of Enzo inspiration, but much curvier), but the weird headlights--immediately flanked by both an intake and extraction vent, it seems--kind of dominate the front. Also the interior will take some getting used to; I'm getting a Honda vibe from the instrument binnacle

There is a real "supercar" feel to the 458 that I simply never got from the 360 or 430, even in their Scuderia forms. Visually this seems so much sleeker, lower, and dynamic than its predecessors that it almost looks like an Enzo replacement. Granted, for me it would be a tough call between this and a Gallardo LP560, but Ferrari have finally made this segment "exotic" again. Relatively speaking, of course :)
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:48 PM
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the front is great, overall proportions are OK, rear is ugly and interior is too futuristic. I think I hate it, I'd take Gallardo or F430 over this any time.
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