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    488 J50

    ​10 being made for the Japanese market but potentially a new direction for Ferrari front ends?

     


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    Gross. 488 meets i8 meets Centario meets Sergio

    Nice wheels.


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    Ferrari trying to do Lamborghini ...


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    I like it but potential owners won't like the price tag I'm afraid... indecision


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    I like it. Looks really good. Not crazy about the front lip/wing overlap on the sides, but other than that it looks great.


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    Tokyo, 13 December 2016 – During a special celebration held at the National Art Center in Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari revealed a new strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50.

    The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the targa body style evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, just 10 examples of the J50 will be built and, in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements.

    Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 is powered by a specific 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year.

    The bodywork is all new and heralds a radically futuristic design language, with a highly distinctive personality that suits the tastes of a clientele that seeks the utmost in innovative styling. The design approach was led by the desire to create a very low-slung roadster, encapsulating intrinsic Ferrari values of nimbleness and agility. To achieve this, a strong dynamic was imprinted on the flank of the car by the converging interplay between two main guiding lines: the slanted top edge of the side window, continuous with the windscreen, and the raked black swage line which dramatically rises from the low-set nose until it vanishes in the air intake aft of the doors.

    While the “helmet visor” effect, which spawns from the window graphic, is reminiscent of Ferrari’s open competition barchettas going as far back as the 1950s, the black dividing line is a novel interpretation of a recurring Ferrari styling cue seen on iconic models such as the GTO, F40 and F50. Circling around the front of the car below knee height, it is a key element which alters the perception of the beltline, setting it at a much lower height than usual, transforming the J50 into a barchetta.

    The bonnet section is lower at the centre with raised wheelarch crests giving the emphasized muscularity typical of Ferrari mid-engined sports cars. Two carbon-fibre air channels in the front bonnet create an even more diminutive and sharper looking front mass underlined by the full LED headlights that feature a specific and very dynamic profile.

    The J50 benefits from detailed aerodynamic development with a number of significant functional solutions. Firstly, the radiators have been positioned closer together, and the front bumper has been completely redesigned. The windscreen header rail has been lowered allowing more airflow over the aero foil and thus over the rear spoiler.

    The sophisticated tail section is dominated by the artful interplay of graphic design themes and three-dimensional elements. The engine is framed by a transparent polycarbonate cover which is intricately shaped to provide a visual extension of the two separate roll hoops protecting the heads of driver and passenger. A transverse aero foil projects as a bridge between the hoops, effectively revisiting one of the most distinctive features of Ferrari sports prototypes of the 1960s.

    The rear is decidedly aggressive in nature, with the quad taillight design widening the car visually under a high-downforce wing profile. The rear diffuser features an extractor shape inspired by jet engine afterburners, giving the car a powerful stance. 20” forged rims of unique design were crafted specifically for this limited-edition model.

    Inside the cabin, specific trim adorns the sports seats, echoing the design of the rear bonnet contour to provide a unmistakable signature feature. The carbon-fibre hard targa top is divided into two pieces which stow conveniently behind the seats.

    The J50 presented at the launch in Tokyo is finished in a special shade of three-layer red with a red-over-black interior trimmed in fine leather and Alcantara.


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    Too busy !!

    luv the glass cover though.


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    That s how the 488 should of looked.  Fresh , modern, light  and agressive 


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    I like it kiss


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    Looks much better in the vid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcA2-N2r0Lc


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    Not sold on the front but the rear is awsome.


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    Love it, except perhaps the front with the black strip that goes around it; that's a weak spot. Otherwise fantastic.

     


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    Not sure why, but I think I like it... looks abit like a baby LaFerrari.


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    KMM:

    Love it, except perhaps the front with the black strip that goes around it; that's a weak spot. Otherwise fantastic.

     

    Well, it is a historic Ferrari reference, part of the clamshell look.  The owners will know this.... here on the BB512.

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    Love the BB. This line works well on the angular design, with the straight front. But on the J50 with its rounded front, it looks like the mouth of a fish.

     


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    Finally new headlights.........


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    koko:

    Looks much better in the vid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcA2-N2r0Lc

    Indeed looks better on video. The front is for Japonese market taste, the rear looks amazing with the classic 4 tail lights. Hope Ferrari could bring back those 4 lights again on next models.


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    Gnil:

    That s how the 488 should of looked.  Fresh , modern, light  and agressive 

    Facelift? Smiley


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    xander71:

    Finally new headlights.........

    ..... and they are still making a mess of them Smiley


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    SmileySmileySmileySmiley


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    LEDs in that black strip, I like that kiss


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    That means that we finally have new head light design in front and back....I like it a lot, the back with the double lights are just so much better than todays 488... After 15 years........yessss


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    That annoying crow in background..


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    It looks spectacular! Absolutely breathtaking to me.

     


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