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    Just watched the Debut.. I really like the interior.. The outside is a little under whelming..
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    For me, first reactions is always the tell all.

    When I first saw the gen 2 GTS at Indy in 1996 I almost passed out.

    Seeing the FGT for the first time was a close second.


    When I watched the live show just now...I didn't fall out of my chair but it really did make a positive impression on me.

    It really brings my passion for Ferrari and American muscle together in one really sweet package.

    And a big HECK YEA on them racing it in American LeMans.

    Bottom line, the car will sell as long as its not priced well above previous versions.


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    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/.../photo_19.html
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    I agree Brian. I was surprised at the exterior. It's not bad, but it's not great.

    I am surprised it was only 640/600. Obviously the car will be an animal, but I figured that given the hiatus and the fact there is a 740 hp Ferrari in the family they would come back with something wild at or near 700 hp.
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    Is there any way any one can make it sound better than its predecessors?

    Looks are OK, interior is nice, but that old crappy exhaust note is a deal breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMCAT View Post
    Just watched the Debut.. I really like the interior.. The outside is a little under whelming..
    Exactly my feeling. As I mentioned elsewhere an hour or so ago, the new car turned out to be pretty much what I'd expected...it isn't all that much different - VISUALLY - from the existing car. The grille area is much improved, IMO...and, like you said, the interior is faaaaaar better.

    I LIKE it...but, I'm not really head-over-heels about it.

    Maybe I need to see it in person???
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    Interior is definitely improved.







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    First it's pretty tires. Next it's pretty guns. Then the next thing you know, you're shaving your beard and wearing capri pants.

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