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View Poll Results: Ferrari 458 Italia
Sub Zero 58 49.15%
Cool 42 35.59%
Uncool 13 11.02%
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The crashes i reckon are down to the drivers inability as it is a supercar! almost as fast as an Enzo and therefore beyond the capabilities of many buyers!? Well that's my excuse and im sticking to it.
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who cares, you crash and die in a flaming ferrari doing a million miles an hour!! thats cool
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Yes, flying backwards past St Peter in a burning Italian supercar does possess a certain charm.
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A good friend of mine has one on order

Same here a Chinese friend has a 458 Spider on order from Maranello's but I wont get a chance to drive it alas but sure il get a fast joy ride when it finally arrives next year

Incredible car, just dont like the exposed rear light look - arrhh. They should have designed it more like the new spider light cluster. Performance is very important, as Porsche and others are always upping the ante. Why would you spend £200K + on a car to be blown away at the lights by someone in a £100K Porker turbo ?. Sure hel' still do you, just, but if he's a crap driver the Fezza technology can assist. Its glue catching fire and Ferrari has issued a 458 recal I believe.

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Doesn't look very cool to me. Decidedly hot I would say!
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The fact that 9 of them burned down makes it uncool. Imagine the amount of ****-taking that would occur when people say something like "Isn't that the car that catches fire?"..

On the other hand, you could turn it around and make yourself seem like some kind of brave hero who laughs in the face of death...
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Catching fire is a proud tradition amongst Italian cars.
Very impressive bhp per litre - it's nice to see Ferrari can still have an edge when your average car these days has electronic aids, fancy engine tech and decent performance.
That doesn't make this Ferrari cool though. There's very little I like about its styling, its Playstation Formula 1 interior or the general image I feel it would project.
A Maserati would sound cooler, a Murcielago would look cooler and even an American retro muscle car interior doesn't look over the top next to this!
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I'd say it was Hot rather than cool
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Saw a couple in Germany recently. Best looking Ferrari for a number of years!
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Not bad but wish Ferrari would go back to their roots and stop spoiling their cars with to much nannying technology!!
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Cool, yes. Sub zero, no.

Looks like a proper drivers' Fezza, which is why I voted it as cool. Utterly fit for purpose.
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Subzero. It looks like one of those "made for game" videogame cars from a mad 1000mph title. That makes it cool in the same way as the Playstation introduced a generation to the Skyline.
 
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Not bad but wish Ferrari would go back to their roots and stop spoiling their cars with to much nannying technology!!
Well if you have the required talent, or merely want to try an iron-lung for size, then there is a switch on the steering wheel, that will give nanny the rest of the day off.
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Not for me.....uncool IMHO

Ferrari used to produce exclusive cars that had a certain cache, this unfortunately is not one of them.....

its only a matter of time before a footballer turns up in one......and that makes it serious uncool then
 
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Can't be sub, but still cool !
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Catching fire is a proud tradition amongst Italian cars.

Too true, i had a 166 that caught fire, didn't stop me buying another.

Also the best sportscar in the world by pretty much every journo thats driven one so its not just a wide boys car.

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totally love it every aspect of the car is brilliant the burning issue? please a small detail can easily be overlooked
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now thats what i call a lords car
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strikingly beautiful, makes my knees wobble.

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