Originally posted by vadim@evosport About 2 years ago Rod Millen did a new Celica with the same F1 style nose job. The car was yellow and looked OK. On F60 it looks better, but as soon your eyes hit the rear.....Ouch!
Like anything else you have to see it in person.
I remember reading about that over priced yellow cellica. I think it prieced around $165K. Crazy stupid price for a cellica.
IMHO, The majority of this board seems to have a pronounced intolerance to new design ideas. " Form follows function" when related to performance, if you want what you build to have any long term relevance. I really like the F60 and the new BMW 745i (which looks great on the road). Come on you guys expand your esthetic horizons a little bit.
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Here is something I pulled off autoweek's site (btw, this is an official picture - and the only one available at this time..) I know the styling is different - but the technology behind the car is simply amazing....
The production FX—most likely to bear a name instead of the expected F60—will be unveiled in its production form on Sept. 26 at the Paris show. Sales will begin in early 2003 at a price expected to be more than $441,464 while production will be around 300-350 units.
“It is a very innovative car, engineered in co-operation with our F1 racing department and with the deep involvement of Michael Schumacher in its road development”, said Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.
The FX, like the F50, will feature an all carbon fiber chassis and body. The new, normally aspirated 6-liter, 48-valve V12 engine develops nearly 650 hp, with a top speed of nearly 217 mph and accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4 seconds. Only the clutchless, F1-style gear command will be offered.
The FX comes with an advanced traction control system and electronically controlled dampers for the push-rod front and rear suspensions. ABS will be standard, coupled with F1-derived carbon composite discs. Made by Brembo, the company that introduced carbon discs in F1 with Ferrari in 1980, the carbon composite discs offer superior braking performance, last for the life of the car and weigh less than one third of traditional grey iron discs, saving about 44 lbs on a car like the FX.
Designed by Pininfarina, the FX is the result of very advanced aerodynamic research: There is no need for wings or spoilers in the rear, as the entire body—thanks in particular to the nose—generates enough downforce to assure proper vehicle stability at high speeds.
The door opening systems is reminiscent of the Le Mans racing cars of the ’60s, as the door is hinged onto the windshield area of the A-pillar.
I personally like the new 7, but this is definitely an ugly car... it's one thing for a mass production car, and another thing for a supercar like this... supercars should have nice lines together with performance, while everyday cars should have form following function
Originally posted by c4m5 IMHO, The majority of this board seems to have a pronounced intolerance to new design ideas. " Form follows function" when related to performance, if you want what you build to have any long term relevance. I really like the F60 and the new BMW 745i (which looks great on the road). Come on you guys expand your esthetic horizons a little bit.
I guess the type of women for M5 drivers is:
- wears blue business suit (reflects the E39 styling)
- plain but professional looking (reflects the M5 interior)
- well endowed (reflects the infatuation with 400 HP)
Ferraris are the Sophia Loren of cars. Pronounced bulges and sharp curves in the right places. Anyone can find the equivalent of E39 among movie stars?