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markjayw 07-27-2012 04:38 PM

458 with painted nose
 
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Could someone please post the pictures of the guy on FCHAT that just got the red 458 with the painted nose? Thanks

champagne612 07-27-2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by markjayw (Post 207056)
Could someone please post the pictures of the guy on FCHAT that just got the red 458 with the painted nose? Thanks

Sounds interesting - but I am of no help.

JazzyO 07-27-2012 08:51 PM

I saw it, but I'm on my iPad on safari. Didn't look great IMHO.

The thread is called "Picked up my 458 last night" in the 458 section.


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iainuk 07-28-2012 02:11 AM

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Here are the pics. You have to hand it to Ferrari..... the bumper is fully painted body colour then the inserts are painted grey or black afterwards which involves more labour and material cost for them. However they figured out they could get away with charging MORE and spending less by offering the full colour version as an option :grin:

I'm not a fan of the colour coded look either.

karakal 07-28-2012 02:36 AM

Don't know if I like it, I would have to see it in person IMO.

The photo quality isn't great either, to me it looks like the car is very plastic, the picture is too bright :\

tazandjan 07-28-2012 10:54 AM

I like it. Makes it look even more like a Dino 246.

champagne612 07-28-2012 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by tazandjan (Post 207134)
I like it. Makes it look even more like a Dino 246.

Agree - the post that holds the Ferrari horse looks a million times better.

GuyIncognito 07-28-2012 03:11 PM

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hmmm. I'm kinda torn on this one. it would probably depend on the vehicle color.

GuyIncognito 07-28-2012 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by champagne612 (Post 207078)
Sounds interesting - but I am of no help.

LOL!

:crowngrin:

markjayw 07-28-2012 07:49 PM

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No on the new look, thanks! Too much like a catfish.

Killer58 07-28-2012 09:26 PM

I like it, but I think I like the original better.

tazandjan 07-29-2012 10:33 AM

Looks like those who have a 458 or have one on order do not like it, understandable, and some of those who do not have one, like it or are ambivalent. Human nature.

markjayw 07-29-2012 07:09 PM

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Might be ok with the wings painted too. That whole section needs to be black or painted IMO

tazandjan 07-29-2012 08:37 PM

Mark- I thought about that, perhaps with just the intake screens in black. All we need is a PhotoShop expert and we can see how it would look.

champagne612 07-30-2012 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by markjayw (Post 207257)
Might be ok with the wings painted too. That whole section needs to be black or painted IMO

CF the wings - darker colors or complete contrast as mild shades don't work.

The Scud version front should wake the 458 up just like it did with the 430 - for an aggressive look.

Look at all the CF we have on our Scuds - the 458 needs gobs of cf vs black plastic.

tazandjan 07-30-2012 07:24 AM

Doug- I believe those flaps in the ducts are available in CF, plus a few other exterior parts. You can see the CF sills in the photo Chas posted below the painted nose 458.

iainuk 07-30-2012 09:14 AM

You can have lots of carbon on a 458 if you want from the factory - front winglets, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear grille, engine bay side panels, air box cover, intake plenums, door sill kicks, dash inserts, backs of the race seats, around the middle of the cabin, steering wheel, paddle shifters, centre console, centre tunnel, door pulls etc.

markjayw 08-01-2012 10:42 AM

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True, but most of all that extra cost is only cosmetic. Seats and less non essential options are better to keep the weight down. Guessing the 458 Scud coupe will be minimum 350k.

karakal 08-01-2012 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by markjayw (Post 207683)
True, but most of all that extra cost is only cosmetic. Seats and less non essential options are better to keep the weight down. Guessing the 458 Scud coupe will be minimum 350k.

Mark, can I ask you and other Ferrari owners question?

Do you guys really care about the weight differentiation?

For me, it wouldn't really matter since I know I'm not going to get to 200mph in most cases, but it would be interesting to hear current/past owners of this detail.

tazandjan 08-01-2012 12:20 PM

Will- It is all about power to weight ratio. If you lower the weight and soup up the engine, acceleration is improved, even if top speed may not be. Top speed is often dictated by gearing. Any decrease in weight is also beneficial to cornering and braking. The Scud and 16M also have titanium springs, which decrease weight and unsprung weight, so you can use stiffer springs without affecting ride quality as much.

Now for something like my 575M, chasing weight loss is kind of a lost cause, but made up for by 434 lb-ft of torque. For the 599 successor with the aluminum chassis, though, the GTO used all the CS/Scuderia tricks to lower weight, increase power and speed up shifting.


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