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    Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Some more info here:

    http://jalopnik.com/5895504/this-is-eric-claptons-one+off-v12+powered-ferrari-458

    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=1127901&r=21141908&hm=53177&mid=53177#21141908

    A kind of modernized Berlinetta Boxer of the 70s-80s. I'm not sure if it a successful design but definitely I don't like the lower part in black. which was a feature of the original.


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    A  waist of money . It doesn't even look good enlightened


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    horrible


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    front looks like 512TR, back like the 288 GTO which combine well imo, it's only the BB paint job that hurts it. If it was solid Black with yellow shields, it would be a winner.

    I was listening to him work yesterday

     

     


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    Gnil:

    A  waist of money . It doesn't even look good enlightened

    This happens if you have too much money and don't know what to do with it... Smiley

     


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    The car receives mixed emotions, that one is for sure. One can debate whether this reference to the past is sensible or not. I personally like it as it gives the styling a certain depth, furthermore Ferrari has sufficiently used references to previous models in recent years on their production cars.

    The execution is definitely not perfect but it just shows how much effort is put into today´s car design, what looks so simple and effortless has taken quite some time and debate.

     


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    RC:
    Gnil:

    A  waist of money . It doesn't even look good enlightened

    This happens if you have too much money and don't know what to do with it... Smiley

     

    I agree - he needs a more challenging hobby Smiley The car is no improvement over the standard 458...


    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Let's just say this car is a "Strange Brew" of new and old blush

     

     

     

     

     


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Napolis is somewhere off in a corner, covering his mouth and chuckling quietly.


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    You may not agree but imho if it was nero or grigio silverstone it would  look fantastic.


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    Dreadful! mail


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    What is wrong with a normal 458?

    I can understand people feel they need something unique but this is uniquely bad ...


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    I don't like it in imho - not sure clapton cares, but honestly how could you spend 3 million quid, I just don't see it.  seems clapton's 'guys' are taking advantage of him


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    How do we know how much Ferrari charged for it? £3 million could be an excessive estimate.

    Besides, if Eric (who is a 60s -70s-80s man really and has fond memories of classic Ferraris) likes it ,who are we to say otherwise. I'm sure that if we were all fortunate enough to be in a position to design our own 458, we would all end up with something different.


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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or the check-writer


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    JesseBank:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or the check-writer

    Money not only talks but it also designs Smiley


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    What are you guys talking about, I absolutely LOVE it! So retro yet very nicely modified and remember inhouse Ferrari work. It's very cool IMO kiss


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    I think certain angles look great. 

    Very interesting project. It's nice to see some custom designs, now that exotic cars are no longer that, given the numbers produced and the exposure they get.

     


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    reginos:

    I'm sure that if we were all fortunate enough to be in a position to design our own 458, we would all end up with something different.


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    Er, no. I am sure that the designers and the aerodynamicists know better than I do. I will leave it to them. Smiley I absolutely adore the 458 as it is anyway. Smiley


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    REALZEUS:
    reginos:

    I'm sure that if we were all fortunate enough to be in a position to design our own 458, we would all end up with something different.


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    Er, no. I am sure that the designers and the aerodynamicists know better than I do. I will leave it to them. Smiley I absolutely adore the 458 as it is anyway. Smiley


    Do you expect then that Eric's version of 458 will be in any way inferior to the standard model, in terms of performance, stability etc?

     

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    none sense haha. It's got different bumpers and a different engine lid.. I'm sure it'll be fine otherwise Ferrari would not have put it on the road. I'd be more concerned about them stating it has more power despite the same engine lol broken heart The fact that it is more retro and a one-off makes it very cool! I actually like it more than the 458 blush


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    reginos:
    REALZEUS:
    reginos:

    I'm sure that if we were all fortunate enough to be in a position to design our own 458, we would all end up with something different.


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    Er, no. I am sure that the designers and the aerodynamicists know better than I do. I will leave it to them. Smiley I absolutely adore the 458 as it is anyway. Smiley


    Do you expect then that Eric's version of 458 will be in any way inferior to the standard model, in terms of performance, stability etc?

     

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    As I said mate, I am not an aerodynamicists, but even to my untrained eye some details look as a downgrade from the 458. The lack of the frontal fins for example and the retro panels in the back. This design resembles the '80s and the aerodynamic design of that era.   


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    Atzporsche:

    none sense haha. It's got different bumpers and a different engine lid.. I'm sure it'll be fine otherwise Ferrari would not have put it on the road. I'd be more concerned about them stating it has more power despite the same engine lol broken heart The fact that it is more retro and a one-off makes it very cool! I actually like it more than the 458 blush

    Last time I checked bumpers too met the incoming air flow. Smiley

    Other than that, no need to worry about the engine. Ferrari have stated that the 458 engine has enough headroom for future upgrades and in fact the "Scuderia" version of the Italia will have a power hike. It seems that Clapton's monstrosity is the first Ferrari to get the upgraded engine. Smiley


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Mate, in the front for example the mechanics of airflow, intake and aero aren't changed by that much... It's just looks.

    If it has indeed a more powerful engine, don't you think the aero is at least equal to that of the 458  Despite appearing to be inferior in 80s style judged by you... 

    What about the bumper mods of RUF on 911s? etc...

    This car is not inferior to the 458 and i suspect it'll have close to equal aero performance. It'd really love to see more pictures of it, also perhaps if possible in comparison to the 458. It's very cool, I repeat myself indecision


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    REALZEUS:
    reginos:
    REALZEUS:
    reginos:

    I'm sure that if we were all fortunate enough to be in a position to design our own 458, we would all end up with something different.


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    Er, no. I am sure that the designers and the aerodynamicists know better than I do. I will leave it to them. Smiley I absolutely adore the 458 as it is anyway. Smiley


    Do you expect then that Eric's version of 458 will be in any way inferior to the standard model, in terms of performance, stability etc?

     

    As I said mate, I am not an aerodynamicists, but even to my untrained eye some details look as a downgrade from the 458. The lack of the frontal fins for example and the retro panels in the back. This design resembles the '80s and the aerodynamic design of that era.   

    On the basis of what you say, Eric could be provoked to ask for his money back Smiley


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Eric is a grown man. He got what he asked for. I doubt he will ever do 100 mph, let alone 200, so he will be happy nonetheless. 


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    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    As long as he doesn't do this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVrMZX2kms

     


    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    Sad really, I was expecting something special, instead it looks kind like a fake Ferrari.mail


    Re: Ferrari SP12 EC - Eric Clapton's custom 458

    I don't think Ferrari would care a lot if the design means a little performance loss, not that it actually has any. But even if it does it's not a car that gets advertised, it doesn't reflect Ferrari engineering or their credibility. The stats on this car matter to only one person, the owner who commissioned it. For anybody else who ever sees it the only part that matters is how it looks. 


     
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