458 spider colour choice - Ferrari Life
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
458 spider colour choice

I have to submit my 458 spider order tomorrow (I got notified last thing on Friday night the slot had been called in by the factory). I'm debating being bold and going for Rosso Dino (orange) with the diamond finish wheels, nero callipers, Carbon sports pack, race seats in nero leather and alcantara, silver stitching and an orange centre stripe on the seats. Bold or mad - what does everyone think?

The configurator doesn't give a great representation of the colour. I found some pics of a US based 458 in Rosso Dino along with an Enzo which I think looks stunning in this colour. It's a hard colour to capture correctly in photographs.
Attached Images
       

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
Very quick P'shop.
Attached Images
 

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
post #3 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 01:25 PM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Iain,
I think it would look great. Personally, I'd spec Giallo calipers, but on the Rosso Dino, go for it.

2 quick Qs,
1) to you anticipate (or care) that it might have any additional depreciation effect over and above a Rosso Corsa?
2) if you don't choose Rosso Dino, then what's option 2?

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
 
post #4 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
Option 2 is the safe bet of Rosso Corsa Barry.

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
post #5 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 01:56 PM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by iainuk View Post
Option 2 is the safe bet of Rosso Corsa Barry.
Thought so. Hard to get a feel for the Rosso Dino from pictures, I'm guessing it would be a lot more striking in the metal. Rosso Corsa is the safe bet, but I'd love to see it in Rosso Dino....

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #6 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Iain
take a look at this. I think it is stunning!


Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #7 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Owner
 
JayG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Acworth, Ga, U.S.A.
Ferrari Life Posts: 406
I say orange but black or silver calipers. Orange and yellow is like pink on red. Not enough contrast.

I'd ditch the stripe on the seat as well. Just my $.02
JayG is offline  
post #8 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,317
I like the color, and the 458 looks good in it.

My only concern is if it would become dated too quickly.

Of all the narcissists I know, I love me the most.
Killer58 is offline  
post #9 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
tazandjan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,852
Iain- I had a Dino 246 GT that was Rosso Dino and it was beautiful. My wife's favorite of all the cars we have owned. The 458 is the closest in shape to the Dino of any of the V8 Ferraris, and that Rosso Dino 458 is beautiful. If a bit too wild for you, Rosso Scuderia is an alternative half-way between red and orange, rather than 3/4 of the way like Rosso Dino.

On the calipers, I would vote for yellow or aluminum, but then I have yellow calipers, so may be prejudiced. Both those caliper colors look good with any color paint.
Attached Images
 

Taz
Terry Phillips

Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
tazandjan is online now  
post #10 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 09:07 PM
 
lawrence-lugar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego
Ferrari Life Posts: 108
aLL fERRari's::: Red/Tan color combo
lawrence-lugar is offline  
post #11 of 43 Old 01-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Owner
Elite Member
 
tazandjan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,852
Boring....

Giallo Modena is actually my favorite Ferrari color.

Taz
Terry Phillips

Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
tazandjan is online now  
post #12 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
Terry,

The latest Dino I've bought is Rosso Dino and it is simply stunning on that car IMHO. I was thinking the colour for the reason you mention - the 458 has strong design references to the Dino, the spider even more so to the Dino GTS with the side profile buttress look to the roll over humps and the Dino style vents on the engine deck lid.

I'm not keen on the yellow callipers against orange. Silver or Grigio Silverstone would be a better bet as they won't clash with the orange paint. I will more than likely be talked out of having this colour though from a resale point of view. I believe it will sell quite easily but it's hard to convince a dealer who has never seen/sold a car in this colour.

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
post #13 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 01:14 AM
Owner
 
Maragan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 11
Iain, I have never really spent any time on the Rosso Dino however you sparked my interest. I think it is very nice orange without being 'too orange' like some of the Lambo colors I have seen. I personally like the yellow calipers on the video posted above.

Obviously resale value is a factor but apart from the non-Rosso Corsa / non-Giallo Modena colors, I think Rosso Dino would be the next choice.

I hope you enjoy whichever car you decide on.

Mike
Maragan is offline  
post #14 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
Mike, you are correct. Rosso Dino is a much softer orange than the shades used by Lamborghini. Theirs are also metallic whilst the Ferrari shade is a solid. It really shows of the curves on the 246 and I think it will do the same for the 458.

I've spoken to my dealer and his view is that as it's a very early car I can get away with going for a different colour. My Rosso Dino 246 should be with them by Friday so I'm going to go down and see it next to rosso corsa cars and look at the 458 on his large screen Atelier configurator. The order will go on the system today for a Rosso Corsa car but he believes there will be at least a week for him to change it if I decide on Rosso Dino.

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
post #15 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 02:19 AM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by iainuk View Post
Mike, you are correct. Rosso Dino is a much softer orange than the shades used by Lamborghini. Theirs are also metallic whilst the Ferrari shade is a solid. It really shows of the curves on the 246 and I think it will do the same for the 458.

I've spoken to my dealer and his view is that as it's a very early car I can get away with going for a different colour. My Rosso Dino 246 should be with them by Friday so I'm going to go down and see it next to rosso corsa cars and look at the 458 on his large screen Atelier configurator. The order will go on the system today for a Rosso Corsa car but he believes there will be at least a week for him to change it if I decide on Rosso Dino.
Iain
I've never seen on that looked good, once you got to about 10 foot from the car - but if a quality one could be done, would you consider a Rosso Dino wrap? Peel it off at trade in time and no issues re extra depreciation/difficulty in selling the car (or peel it off it you get bored and want a Rosso Corsa).

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #16 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
I don't like wraps Barry so it's factory paint only for me.

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
post #17 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 03:50 AM
Owner
 
Fiorano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Europe
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by iainuk View Post
I don't like wraps Barry so it's factory paint only for me.
Don't blame you.

(go for the rosso dino... )

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
Fiorano is offline  
post #18 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 04:04 AM
 
koolaid117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Ferrari Life Posts: 171
I like the color combination Iain! I have put together the same color combination previously on Ferrari's site and I think it looks great! Go for it!

Life's too short to be unhappy!
koolaid117 is offline  
post #19 of 43 Old 01-23-2012, 05:24 AM
Owner
 
masher44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 67
Dino rocks!
masher44 is offline  
post #20 of 43 Old 01-27-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
iainuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ferrari Life Posts: 655
I swallowed a brave pill. Rosso Dino with full black leather, grigio chiaro stitching, orange centre stripe to the race seats, carbon sports pack, gloss black callipers, carbon fibre fins, diamond finish sports wheels, painted sports sills.

Some Atelier screen captures.
Attached Images
           

Current: F50, 246 GT (x 2), 246 GTS
Past: 360M, F430 spider, 430 Scuderia,
California (x 2), 458 Italia (x 2), 458 spider, 246 GT
iainuk is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale