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Old 14th October 2010, 01:08   #61
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Great pictures!

I'm not a fan of modern Ferraris, but the California and the 599 GTO look fantastic! I do not like the 612 Scaglietti at all though. I'd rather get a Maserati Quattroporte instead. Now this black California desperately needs these wheels:

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Does anyone else think that the interior's of the California seem a bit Zonda-ish?
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How does that feel different from other Ferraris. More civilized or same as other ones?
On California where's the VIN located?



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If that's too much yellow then what would you say about this
I would need Real dark Sunglasses just to get IN to the car. Is that a California? Maybe they really want to drive in that message about it being the Sunshine State! Or is that Florida? Man! that colour dazzled my brain!

Take a gander at those Pics of the Fuel Filler lid. Is it just me or is there some grey thingummy in that panel gap on the lower par of that boot lid? A part of the design perhaps.

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Absolute drool stuff!!! Loved the California Hasnt our GTO seen this thread for the PDI of the literal GTO

One question though, what does the LAUNCH button do exactly?
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As you are from Ferrari KSA, is there any chance you have access to Dhiaa Al-Essa's garage? IIRC he owns some Fezzas too, like 599 GTO, 458 Italia (burned down to crisp) 430 Scuderia 16M, 599 GTB and F430 etc.

It'd be great to have a thread on his garage.

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Absolute drool stuff!!! Loved the California Hasnt our GTO seen this thread for the PDI of the literal GTO

One question though, what does the LAUNCH button do exactly?
Quite simple, it activates the 'Launch Control' which enables the car to pull off the fastest possible launch, mostly used in drag-like races, or in some cases, at traffic lights for grabbing attention.

OT: I think GTO's handle is inspired by the 288 GTO. The 599 IMHO does no justice and does not even deserve to adorn the GTO badge. In Jezza's words, "Calling this car GTO is like naming your baby boy, Jesus"

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OT: I think GTO's handle is inspired by the 288 GTO. The 599 IMHO does no justice and does not even deserve to adorn the GTO badge. In Jezza's words, "Calling this car GTO is like naming your baby boy, Jesus"
The 288 GTO might be a classic, but there are several other cars that carry that badge, that evoke heritage a whole lot more. Ferrari's own 250 GTO, and the Pontiac GTO are both cars with loads of heritage.

The word GTO itself is associated with automotive-sporting. Gran Turismo Omologato is the full form of the abbreviation, which is Italian for 'Grand Touring Homologated'.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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The 288 GTO might be a classic, but there are several other cars that carry that badge, that evoke heritage a whole lot more. Ferrari's own 250 GTO, and the Pontiac GTO are both cars with loads of heritage.

The word GTO itself is associated with automotive-sporting. Gran Turismo Omologato is the full form of the abbreviation, which is Italian for 'Grand Touring Homologated'.
I said 288 GTO cos I remember Rush himself mentioning this somewhere.

I, personally am a big fan of the 250 GTO. You know, myself being a Lambo-man, loving a Fezza is betraying my love, but in this case, I just cant resist
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I said 288 GTO cos I remember Rush himself mentioning this somewhere.

I, personally am a big fan of the 250 GTO. You know, myself being a Lambo-man, loving a Fezza is betraying my love, but in this case, I just cant resist
True.

The 288 GTO is quite iconic in its own right. One of the few, of the handful of Ferraris, with turbocharged engines.

Honestly, there is no 'betraying' mate. You like it, you love it.

I'm a huge Porsche fan, but I love Ferraris, lamborghinis.. I'm a car guy. As simple as that.

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