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stunning V12V


George H

14,047 posts

89 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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PiB said:
Porsche had clear lenses as an option. I recall looking at some GT3 and RS 997.2's with and without them.

The vent issue is difficult to describe. Their general placement is fine but it looks (again) like an aftermarket plastic (okay carbon fiber) insert into the hood. Why not have the hood and vents integrated together as one and with half as many slates over the same overall length. Something a little more mean and aggressive like the Sagaris wheel arch faux (and real) slates.

Not exactly but a little like this:

I wish they had done them like the V12VRS concept:



1,181 posts

195 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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yes Exactly. And if someone wants a little "bling" paint them black or something.


6,802 posts

138 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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The car looks great, it's well known by the London spotters if it's the one I think it is. Spent a lot of its life parked in a garage in Knightsbridge:

V12V. by Richard T Smith, on Flickr

mikey k

11,877 posts

141 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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PiB said:
I guess I never understood why high car manufacturers went to the clear rear brake lenses. I'm sure many like it but I don't. The trend began as a tacky aftermarket modification and then Aston, Porsche and others picked it up. I'm also sorry with the V12V Aston didn't make the bonnet vents look a little more convincing. But it's still a lovely looking car.
It was the other way round
Aston and Lexus first started using LED and clear lights
Then the max power brigade jumped on it and tainted it
I still love them on my lightning silver car as they blend in better than red