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Offline AshSimmonds

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Odd "review" - they say they put it through it's paces but then put it in dot points which don't indicate they even smelled it :doh:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/motoring/article-1230179/So-Ferrari-good-All-new-458-Italia-model-finest-sports-car-buy.html




Offline AshSimmonds

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Is this the first Aussie "review"?

http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=67913&vf=26&IsPgd=0

From a quick scan there doesn't seem to be much again to say they did more than refurbish the PR text - do these guys live on 50 cent words, what happened to telling a story? :?






Offline AshSimmonds

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BBCTGCOTY&SCOTY

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“Car of the Year” and “Supercar of the Year” Awards

The Ferrari 458 Italia has scooped two prestigious awards from BBC Top Gear Magazine, one of the world’s most influential automotive magazines. Not only did the British monthly nominate the 458 Italia “Supercar of the Year”, but also, for the very first time for a Ferrari, the coveted title of “Car of the Year”. This brings Ferrari’s tally of consecutive BBC Top Gear Magazine awards to the astonishing figure of eight in seven years.

The Ferrari 458 Italia was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to immediate critical acclaim. Following an extensive international media test drive programme in Maranello, the home of the fabled Prancing Horse, the car has been the subject of enthusiastic reviews, with its handling, roadholding, ride comfort and performance all being subject to the kind of superlatives rarely seen from the world’s leading journalists.

In electing the Ferrari 458 Italia as their Supercar of the Year, BBC Top Gear Magazine underlined how it has established “the new benchmark in getting from A to B as rapidly as possible.” They also described the 570-hp V8-engined berlinetta as “a game-changing car.”

When nominating the car for the overall top award as Car of the Year, the magazine described how it became “our winner because the scope of its abilities is absolutely breathtaking”, concluding that the Ferrari 458 Italia “isn’t just a worthy winner, it’s off the scale!”



Offline mhh

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Nice to know, but the second line in the article is crap.



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Offline scud

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what are people's favourite colour combos?

enough pics on fchat to look at.



Offline dkabab

trying to decide? id probably go with yellow/teracotta



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