• May 2nd 2007 at 5:32PM
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Some thought it was tasteful, some thought it was bland. One way or another, the 456 GT was a refreshingly understated touring machine from Maranello when its contemporaries were dominated by enormous ducts and wings. Compared to its successor, the 612 Scaglietti, the 456 was an exercise in good proportions and tasteful lines. Then some nutcase went and ruined it.

Like drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa, this GT had an oversized rear wing grafted onto its boot-lid. The flip-up headlights – the last of its kind for Ferrari – were replaced with clear lenses mimicking the 550 Maranello. And the elegant five-spoke wheels were swapped out for multi-spoke racing rims.

It's bad enough when some tuning house rips up an F430 or 575 and mods it beyond recognition, but this example makes us wish Ferrari retained the right to repossess any of its creations that are being mistreated. Where's the SPCF when you need them?

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, makes it look like a Honda in the back, and how the hell are you suppose to see anything from the rear window?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks to me like a bad paint job as well
      • 8 Years Ago
      THIS IS A PHOTOCHOP!!!! ...it's a bad one too..the legs of the wing are not evenly spaced.... I'm 100% certain it's a photochop
      • 8 Years Ago
      It probably belongs to car industry corruption king Nasimuddin. His name even means Rice in Malay.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I Call FAKE!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great for tailgate parties.
      That dumb wing on the back is an ideal place to rest a can of Bud!
      • 8 Years Ago
      See this too often. I see a few morons daily with Porsches sporting really tacky bodykits.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That picture was taken in Malaysia, opposite Victoria Station.

      Who ever owns that is a dumbass. But that place has a shit ton of exotics parked there everyday. Lambo, Ferrari, Masserati, Audi, some Benz, a Porsche...damn rich fucks
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why does it look like that is in Malaysia? Because if it is, then I understand...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Hmm... you can't really call this rice; we need a new category.


      Posted at 9:24PM on May 2nd 2007 by paul34"

      Give the man a prize. Funniest thing I've read all day.

      Personally, I like the front end treatment. The rear looks stupid.

      It'd be nice if Maranello would return to this understated design theme. All the new ones are ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't think it looks all that horrible. Gives it that GT feeling. A big wing on a FWD Honda is stuipd. A big wing on a high-powered Ferrari is at least functional.
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