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RE: Eric Clapton's one-off Ferrari: official photos

RE: Eric Clapton's one-off Ferrari: official photos

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crocodile tears

755 posts

54 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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looks fantastic other than the petrol cap

Luca Brasi

863 posts

82 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Congratulations Eric, you've ruined it.

TomTVR500

227 posts

69 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I think it looks quite good. I think they could probably have made a better 288 GTO recreation out of the 458 platform especially considering the 288 was a V8 (forget it was twin turbocharged, NA is better). Also the 288 GTO is probably the best looking Ferrari road car of all time.

toppstuff

11,393 posts

155 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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AA355 said:
oppstuff

Has a whiff of the late-mid life crisis about it.



Not sure what this car has to do with mid life crisis to be fair. You could say that about anyone buying a supercar.
It is a fine line, I'll grant you. Eric crossed it. He'll look like a tool driving it here in the UK. Just IMO.

Krikkit

8,143 posts

89 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I didn't really like it first time out, now I'm really loving the rear lines. Even so, for what it cost it should be a work of art.
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School boy

991 posts

119 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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If he owns the tooling does that mean they'll make bits for it if needed or of he breaks something that's one off, that's it?

Jasandjules

58,598 posts

137 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Hmm, I keep going "like it, no, hate it, no, like it, wait no, I hate it".....

My backside is getting splinters from this fence.

thejudderman

70 posts

79 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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aside from the wheels, which has been pointed out previously as a bit of a cop out given the rest of the effort, I really like that.

It's not to everyones tastes, but then when you're commissioning a car for yourself, why should it be!

Output Flange

15,591 posts

119 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Is that a self-adhesive fuel filler cap that they fitted by throwing it at the car from 100 yards?

WCZ

3,277 posts

102 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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£5mill iirc for purely cosmetic changes ? no thanks.

steviegunn

1,094 posts

92 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Stick a set of HRE Vintage 505 Alloys (see below from Stanceworks) on it and I'd like it a lot.


Life Saab Itch

37,067 posts

96 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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kambites said:
Much better looking than the F458.
Agreed. Along with the Ssang Yong Rodius.

stuart-b

3,435 posts

134 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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steviegunn said:
Stick a set of HRE Vintage 505 Alloys (see below from Stanceworks) on it and I'd like it a lot.

Much better...

mat205125

15,270 posts

121 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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More of a 348 tribute to my eyes

jensenhealey2

155 posts

67 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I like this and even if I didn't I like the fact that it can be done. It's Eric's money, so if he wants to spend it in Modena why not. It mut also be very good marketing for Ferrari, a music icon partnered with a motoring icon.

Sicob

478 posts

136 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I see 348 too. Nice, but I think i'd be happy enough with the 458.

priley

310 posts

96 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I think the front end is an improvement over the 458-was never a fan of the rather contrived 'winglets'. The C pillar intakes are nice too-I see more 288/355/F40 there. And funny how the rear buttresses look so old now they've been gone a while from newer Ferraris.

With recent somewhat challenging designs I suspect there are some Ferrari owners who want the performance of the modern cars but are missing the beauty and elegance of the older styling.

Slimpaul79

1 posts

51 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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I really like it - and as for the point of it, Which could be levelled at most cars these days, He's got the money so why not......

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suffolk009

2,534 posts

73 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Next time you hear somebody joking about McLaren naming their cars after fax machines, just remind them: SP12 EC.

alexpa

628 posts

80 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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Keep in mind this official conversion cost £3 million..