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post #1 of 12 Old 03-25-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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3X8 series cars-new model?

For us 42 year olds the 3X8 series cars where bedroom poster material.

The perfect lines. Like the perfect women.

What about Ferrari introducing a modern retro version with all the new electronic gismos?

I know, not their way but, what if?

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For us 42 year olds the 3X8 series cars where bedroom poster material.

The perfect lines. Like the perfect women.

What about Ferrari introducing a modern retro version with all the new electronic gismos?

I know, not their way but, what if?

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I think they did a "one up" several times over with the 348, 355, TR, 360, 430, etc.

The calender in my kitchen right now shows a 612 Scaglietti. Which I say to you is a modern retro version of the 166 Inter that Ferrari came out with in 1949. Same car, just with all the new shit like you talked about.

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The modern retro version is the 458 Italia, same mid engined V8 concept with all new electronic gizmo's.

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The modern retro version is the 458 Italia
I disagree that the 458 is retro, it is forward looking and new (but without abandoning all Ferrari design tradition).

I intensely dislike retro design - those days are gone, if you want that buy the old thing. We need to find new and exciting designs that move the game forward, not backwards, but are not novelty just for the sake of novelty. I think Ferrari (or more to the point Pininfarina) have done a sterling job in that respect with cars like the F430 and 458 Italia.


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I don't like his thinking. Kinda like what Chevy did with the new Camaro or and Dodge with the Charger. It might be neat but on the other hand I hate to see Ferrari using the big 3 for ideas.

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I believe, the charm of the 3x8 series is exactly best they way it is. For the driving experience, and the charm of the year....I wouldn't change a thing.

Driving the model is like a time machine: Transports me right back with all the same feelings and needs to make it happen....but, would NOT wear a HI shirt and will be clean shaven....can only go so far

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Another Thought

Maybe retro is not exactly what I have been thinking about but what about a "modern" Dino.

A smaller car than what the current models have slowly grown to. A new mid engined V-6 could easily be made at close to 400 hp. All the improvements to traction control, suspension etc could make this a riot on twisty roads.

Don't think that the "Dino" badge would be accepted but this type of style with the true prancing pony attached would peek my interest.

The sad thing is that even if they did make it a new one would probably be out of m budget but oh to dream.....

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Before the California came out there was plenty of speculation that that vehicle would be called "Dino".

Now I do know that Ferrari is developing an advanced V-6, so it's possible we could again see a smaller car.

But as always it's speculation!
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A modern Dino would be very welcome indeed! 1100 kgs, 400 bhp, little V6 screamer.... nice! I would like to see it sold under the Dino badge, built at the Maserati factory and directly competing against the regular 911.


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Gotta tell you when i first saw the 458 italia i thought, wow, a lot of styling cues from the 328. especially in the front. I never was truly happy with the path they took, a la the 250 lm, with the 360/430. Glad to see them diverge back to the more classic 70-80's cues.



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Well, it's pretty simple:

I don't like replicas/retro. I don't lile gizmos. And I certainly don't like the idea of a retro/replica full of electronic gizmos and widgetry.

I do like original styling, whether it be old, or new. I even like little 'winks' at the past, like some elements of the 458. I like great driver's cars, old or new, period.
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Well, it's pretty simple:

great driver's cars, old or new, period.
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