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It is curious how a lot of people say it is so much better in the flesh as against seeing images.

Wonder why that is?
 

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It is curious how a lot of people say it is so much better in the flesh as against seeing images.

Wonder why that is?
I believe-

Partly because people say that about most new designs.

Partly because most people have only seen the original airbrushed press photos from the initial announcement (the VO images). As I said before, those images were too soft looking and IMO were a mistake.

Partly because it is true. Seeing it live takes it to a whole new level as most supercars do, when you stand next and see how LOW to the ground they sit.
 

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I believe-

Partly because people say that about most new designs.

Partly because most people have only seen the original airbrushed press photos from the initial announcement (the VO images). As I said before, those images were too soft looking and IMO were a mistake.

Partly because it is true. Seeing it live takes it to a whole new level as most supercars do, when you stand next and see how LOW to the ground they sit.
yeah, i think also some cars just really don't photograph well. These tend to be ones which have a more classic, timeless look rather than a 'look at me' design - ie most ferraris (except maybe the 599)
 

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yeah, i think also some cars just really don't photograph well. These tend to be ones which have a more classic, timeless look rather than a 'look at me' design - ie most ferraris (except maybe the 599)
I also think it has some subtleties which don't show up well in photos (depending on the color and lighting, of course), and which make it a lot more aggressive looking when you're standing next to it (that was my first impression when I finally saw one in the flesh).
 

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I also think it has some subtleties which don't show up well in photos (depending on the color and lighting, of course), and which make it a lot more aggressive looking when you're standing next to it (that was my first impression when I finally saw one in the flesh).
just not photogenic,next time you sit in a 12,look in the wing mirrors,the haunches are so angular you wonder were they came from,its like your sat in something gallardo like!!
when the door is open ,look down door the edge to the front wing,there is movement in every direction,the door is really quite a complex shape under the strake.It seems none of this is picked up in 2D,this car is not generic,other than it has 4 wheels,a front and a back!!!
 

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Yes - it's reportedly the same car that was at Pebble Beach this year for the Concours. My dealer told me this afternoon that it's touring the US dealerships for the next several weeks. Confirmed that I will FINALLY get a chance to drive a 12C in October!
 

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