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      11-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Cool Ferrari 458 Italia reviews (CAR, Autocar, EVO)

Car magazine
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...ontent-block=0

Autocar
http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/...Italia/244657/

EVO video by Chris Harris
http://www.evo.co.uk/videos/planetev..._458_road.html

EDITED with more links:

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/index.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...lia-quick_spin
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Isn't it great to see Chris in demand again after the split from DR. And isn't it great to see him freelancing among the magazines, his talent as a story teller is first rate in my opinion.
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      11-06-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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wow fast as an enzo, but it does not look like crap
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wow fast as an enzo, but it does look like crap
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      11-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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Yeah I'm not fond of it's looks.
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I honestly think it is even uglier than the lf-a. the only I like is the spec and the dash/gauge. not feeling the seat either.
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I don't care how well it performs.

That shit is ugly.
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      11-07-2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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I honestly think it is even uglier than the lf-a. the only I like is the spec and the dash/gauge. not feeling the seat either.
You sure?

The LF-A is BUTT ULGY!
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The more I look at the 458, I have started to realize how beautiful it is.

The styling is way way ahead of it's time.


The performance level is just off the charts. It also doesn't hurt that Ferrari gets more HP and TQ out of a V8, than Toyota did out of the LF-A V10.
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And for the first time on a mainstream Ferrari, there’s no manual gearbox alternative.
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Thanks alot dude. Good find.

HKS, can you add this to your first post too? I want you to do this because it would be easy for people to read everything about a F458 in one thread.
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/index.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...lia-quick_spin
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The more I look at the 458, I have started to realize how beautiful it is.

The styling is way way ahead of it's time.


The performance level is just off the charts. It also doesn't hurt that Ferrari gets more HP and TQ out of a V8, than Toyota did out of the LF-A V10.
I personally think the 458 is gorgeous. I'm willing to be that when more people see it in the flesh that they'll agree.

No doubt about it, the LF-A is ass ugly.
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What impresses me more than anything is the fact that the looks have grown on me, a lot. The strange headlights, the awkward hood slits, the toy-like rear bumper...none of it annoys me anymore. I especially love the silver painted rockers when the body is red.

Oh yeah, and the performance is nice too haha.
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Thanks alot dude. Good find.

HKS, can you add this to your first post too? I want you to do this because it would be easy for people to read everything about a F458 in one thread.
Thanks

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...est/index.html

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...lia-quick_spin
Thanks for new links. Looks great btw. Looks 100% better in videos and these new pics.
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The black hides all the hideous lines on the LFA.

Nothing, zero, zilch, nada, flows on the LFA.


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both car are sooo ugly but the Ferrari is still a Ferrari.. meaning it performs goddly and the sound.. is there any production car out there that sounds more like a real F1 car than Ferraris?

but why the 3 ehaust outlets? and 2 tail lights? those all go against traditional (read.. beautiful) Ferrari designs.

if i got the money, this is the supercar i had go for: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/09/p...laren-mp4-12c/

looks to be a Ferrari killer..
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Thanks for new links. Looks great btw. Looks 100% better in videos and these new pics.

I loved F458 since day 1. Maybe it's futuristic design did the trick for me
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The LF-A keeps reminding me of the Callaway C7 for some reason..
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The F40 is one of my all time fav. cars out there and guess what? Yes, it had 3 exhaust outlets. I agree and also prefer 4 taillights rather then 2 though.

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both car are sooo ugly but the Ferrari is still a Ferrari.. meaning it performs goddly and the sound.. is there any production car out there that sounds more like a real F1 car than Ferraris?

but why the 3 ehaust outlets? and 2 tail lights? those all go against traditional (read.. beautiful) Ferrari designs.

if i got the money, this is the supercar i had go for: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/09/p...laren-mp4-12c/

looks to be a Ferrari killer..
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still not a fan of the 3 exhaust outlets especailly the way they put it, looks so horrible. the LF-A at least look much better with the triangular style.

and is Ferrari copying Lexus lately or what? i mean stacked exahust(read.. butt ugly) on the california like IS-F; tri-exhaust?

not feeling it.
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