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Old 25th August 2004, 04:58   #1
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Ferrari F430 Official Pictures

I really like it, the pictures shown before were poor quality and then it didnt look good with the enzo style back, but here i must say I really like the styling..and with a V8 0-60 in 4.0s...

Check it out..

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Old 25th August 2004, 13:26   #2
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I LOVE IT!! Finally a new car design that appears just so perfect. The front, rear, side...all are absolute perfection. And knowing Ferrari, it will drive much much better than the 360.

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Not bad....i must say its the best looking ferrari that they have released of late (612,enzo,360)....i quite like it!

However, those dont look like photographs to me!
So i am still waiting for some *real* photographs...

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ps - Also check out the Ferrari F430 Spyshots thread.
(Leaving this thread to exist independantly assuming these are the official "pics" )
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Old 25th August 2004, 15:18   #4
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Quote[/b] ]However, those dont look like photographs to me!
So i am still waiting for some *real* photographs...
Shoot over to Ferrari.com. You will see some of the exact same pictures.

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Old 25th August 2004, 15:25   #5
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I like it...I like it a lot.

Anyways, i like the rear, makes the car look real butch! Though they could have toned down the numerous scoops and vents. Too many of those gives it a boy racer kinda look which doesnt gel well with Ferrari's "pure" image.

Just a thought though, dont you feel Ferrari has rushed the redesign of the 360 just a bit. I mean, the existing one still looks as fresh and attractive as ever. I kinda like prolonged lifecycles for these sort off cars. Gives tehn time to become classics if you know what i mean. A gradual evolution is Ok, but such a major redesign? I feel if they had just beefed up the engine and given a few other minor tweaks, the 360 would have been perfect.

Ferrari's are not mass produced cars. They do not need to follow the traditional life cycle of say a Honda Accord. This early redesign kinda loses the charm.

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Old 25th August 2004, 15:36   #6
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Quote[/b] (GTO @ Aug. 25 2004,13:48)]
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Quote[/b] ]However, those dont look like photographs to me!
So i am still waiting for some *real* photographs...
Shoot over to Ferrari.com. You will see some of the exact same pictures.

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Hey GTO,

by *real* photographs i meant not computer generated (or heavily doctored) images like these.

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Old 25th August 2004, 17:44   #7
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For a minute there, i thought these were the work of a good pshopper! Then GTO mentioned that the same pics are on the official Ferrari site...

Hmmm...its comin to the point where we cant tell a computer generated image from a real one. OOps...we passed that point years ago actually!!

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Notice something, the car design philosophy is a literal take-off and improvement on the Challenge Stradale design. Note the very high engine sill cover right after the passenger cell ends. Very similar to the Stradale.

Maybe we shud have seen the Challenge Stradale as a sign of things to come. IMO, the design is good. It really has the potential to shake up the Gallardo not only in terms of performance, but also looks. What Ferrari has shown since the Stradale is its attention to detail, and this car has gobfulls of it.

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Quote[/b] (rtech @ Aug. 25 2004,16:14)]For a minute there, i thought these were the work of a good pshopper! Then GTO mentioned that the same pics are on the official Ferrari site...
Hey Rtech,

My point is that these images look like they are computer models, (or maybe heavily modified photographs).
Nowadays a lot of companies use computerized 3D software to model and display their cars.
These images lead me to believe that they arent actual photgraphs, but were actually computer modelled... what do you think Rudra?

Heres an example of what 3D modelling can do >

Check out this site for the Brasil renderer which is a 3rd party renderer for 3Dstudio Max.

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Alrite....here`s the scoop.The NY Autoshow Pics of the F430.
Sorry for the picture quality.





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how'd you get these scoops??
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Ferrari are on a roll!!
Great looking car there! fantastic job. probably one of the best looking ferrari's ever. Great engine too.
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (X-Machine @ Aug. 25 2004,20:10)]Alrite....here`s the scoop.The NY Autoshow Pics of the F430.
Sorry for the picture quality.
Those aren't from the NY Autoshow.

check this site regarding those pics, which have aldready been discussed in the spy pics thread.

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Its looking great.
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Old 26th August 2004, 10:25   #15
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315 top speed.......beats both the 360 and the 355!
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