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 Post subject: COACHBUILD THIS! - Ferrari California
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Here's a nice car that IMHO could use some cosmetic improvement: the Ferrari California.
Be creative guys!


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 Post subject: Re: COACHBUILD THIS! - Ferrari California
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Some more pictures for you to use.


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 Post subject: Re: COACHBUILD THIS! - Ferrari California
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Here's something I made some time ago.


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 Post subject: Re: COACHBUILD THIS! - Ferrari California
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:48 pm 
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The reason you may think that Ferrari needs some cosmetic improvement is, it is a 21st century car and you compare it to Ferraris from the 20th century.
Well at least that is my opinion. When I see a Ferrari it is usually at a classic car show, and the Ferrari was made in the 1960s and looks like the sports cars they raced at LeMans.
It is not fair to compare a modern car to one of those and say it does not look as good because the world has changed so much between now and then.
What is a well designed car now is a co-operative effort of the engineers and stylists.
The idea among younger designers is form follows function. Therefore a small car that has a large engine near the center that leaves just barely enough room for the driver to squeeze into, would be a bad design, even if it looked great. If a man buys this car to drive on the street, then he appears to be making believe he is racing.
A car that functions well is efficient and 4 men can sit inside it and be comfortable.
Personally, I think a rich man should own a sports car that is designed to look good, because he can just drive his wife's SUV if he needs something with more room, but I doubt that younger designers would agree with me.
What I have attached is what I believe the design team had in mind when they 1st designed this car. Perhaps the executives of the FIAT group later decided that this car should be a 2 seater with a retractable hard top so they made some alterations to the design before it went into production.


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