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Old 03-28-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Ferrari F430 Replacement: F450

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Feast your eyes on Ferrari's all-new F430 replacement! Spied being rolled onto the back of a truck in Italy, these are the first pictures of the Prancing Horse's new entry-level model – the F450.


As you can see, the new model looks very different to the current car with a pair of sweeping side air vents, which have been enlarged to cool the improved engine and brakes.

In a bid to compete with the Lamborghini Gallardo, the new car will get a larger 4.5-litre V8 engine – hence the name – putting out around 500bhp thanks to modified mechanicals including a higher rev limit.

It will also get a new gearbox too, in the shape of the California’s seven-speed double clutch unit. This is likely to modified to suit the mid-engined car’s sportier demeanour.


The F450 may even be the first car to incorporate KERS. Used on Formula One racers, the kinetic energy recovery system turns energy saved from braking into extra power.


Expect the F450 to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with UK sales starting in 2010.





http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...rari_f450.html


This is not hot to me...but at least somebody WORKED on styling this instead of just wind-tunneling the previous model to a more efficient design (my take on the F430).

What do you think.

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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I think the era of the truely beautiful Ferrari is over.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Mixed opinions on the forum already lol, If it turns out to look like this picture, IMO it will be the best looking Ferrari in a fair while.

I see a lot of honda HSC concept in the overall shape though. (weird enough)
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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Looks a little strange to me....
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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You cannot replace this.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:17 AM   #6
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Now taht I look at it a bit more thoughtfully, it does seem to share some traits with one of the most beautiful cars ever made:



But it's still not doing much for me.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:26 AM   #7
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You cannot replace this.

And that couldn't replace this...



Ferrari has been OVERRATED to me since about 2003...all forms of Ferrari, not just styling...maybe...or maybe I discovered that I love manual transmissions and cars that'll accept autozone oil and don't require Dasani water/radiator-fluid mixes to maintain itself. Ferraris are too diva for me.

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:39 AM   #8
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+1 What; 360 > F430 and manual > paddle shifter
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:05 PM   #9
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I like this better than the F430 and F360. I actually prefered the F355 to either of them, but this one's decent, other than the increasing in size the dual front scoops from the previous 2 models. I'd have rather seen a more Ferrari-like central grille, but the reasoning for them being where they are is functional.

Still, if I had any money for Ferraris, the only ones in my garage would be the F40 and a classic front engine V12 model like the Lusso.
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I like this better than the F430 and F360. I actually prefered the F355 to either of them, but this one's decent, other than the increasing in size the dual front scoops from the previous 2 models. I'd have rather seen a more Ferrari-like central grille, but the reasoning for them being where they are is functional.

Still, if I had any money for Ferraris, the only ones in my garage would be the F40 and a classic front engine V12 model like the Lusso.



I agree with you on this. F40 and Daytona would be the only Ferraris in my garage as well.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:41 PM   #11
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Ferrari should ought to stick KERS into that.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:30 PM   #12
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Looks great. The ferrari F430 never did much for me. Didn't like it before it came out, didn't like it when I saw tens of them at auction, didn't like it when I sat in it, and didn't like being a passanger in one either. It was just ehh.

F355 is still my favorite.
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