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      01-04-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Does Anybody Else Find The 458 Ugly?

Ive looked at it from every angle I can find and I just dont find it to be good looking. It just looks like somebody hit an Enzo with an ugly stick, and I dont find the Enzo to be a particularly good looking car either.

Dont get me wrong it performs amazingly and the intergrated aerodynamics make my jaw drop. But a good looking car it is not.
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i think the head light needs to go. it is awful.
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      01-04-2010, 01:59 PM   #3
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Meh, nothing interesting to my eyes, but I also despise the 360/430 softening. To me, the 550/575 is the only decent Ferrari design since the F40. The Enzo might be okay without the goofy doors, but the F50 was ten kinds of fail.
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its definitely a drop in the looks department compared with the 360 and 430...IMO of course
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It aint perfect. I don't 100% like the headlights and the 2 taillights (I prefer quad taillights), but mostly I like the design and the interior. I think you need to see it on the road to make a full judgement. Here's one real-life pic that shows it to look good and have a great stance.
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^^^ what the hell is that doing in the snow?!?!
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i absolutely love it! think you guys have to see it in person to truly appreciate it
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i absolutely love it! think you guys have to see it in person to truly appreciate it
When one arrives at my local Ferrari dealer I will. But ive seen several Enzos in person and I still dont think that they are particualrly good looking.

edit: come to think of it I dont think that there have been any good looking Ferraris since the F40 with the exception of the 360 and F430.
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I love it. Very sleek IMO.
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Actually I like 1 thing about it. The idea of integrating the blinkers onto the steering wheel and eliminating the turn stalk to expose the paddles better is one of the best ideas that I have heard of.
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I love it.
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Though I haven't seen one in the fresh I will bet that when I do believe that I will be in love.
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Hated it at first. Absolutely love it now.

It's crazy, they pulled a Bangle. I still don't know if I like it more than the 430 Scuderia.
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When one arrives at my local Ferrari dealer I will. But ive seen several Enzos in person and I still dont think that they are particualrly good looking.

edit: come to think of it I dont think that there have been any good looking Ferraris since the F40 with the exception of the 360 and F430.
i've never been an Enzo fan as far as looks are concerned. but, i love the 458.
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dont like it, i like the looks of the 430 better

but mechanically it is going to be INSANE
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I hated the new E-Class, 7-Series, and 1-Series when only pictures were available. Then when I saw them on the road in person, I came around and ended up liking them a lot. IMO, you can only truly judge a car when you've seen it with your own eyes.



And to stay on topic... I love the 458, the wheels (their design as wheels themselves and how they show off those massive ceramics) in particular.
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I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating cookies.

It is interesting how the sweep of the front end paired with the headlight pods resemble a Porsche design from some angles (like the posted snow photo).
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I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating cookies.
Agreed. I think the 430 had me going more. I think the 458's sheen looks like plastic (same with the California). Not a fan of the ongoing design scheme, but I will say that the size of those brake rotors turns me on a bit.
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I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating cookies.

It is interesting how the sweep of the front end paired with the headlight pods resemble a Porsche design from some angles (like the posted snow photo).
Hah. I can vaguely see that too.
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I think it's the best looking Ferrari since the F355.
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I think it's the best looking Ferrari since the F355.
I see F355 in the front design. I love the F355.
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Love the 458 Italia. The wheels are better-looking than those on the Scuderia. It does have a more feminine profile (sleek/slender) than the Scuderia/F430, though.

Given the choice, I would pick the 430 Scuderia.



But hey, if someone buys me one, I'll take either one.
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