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A mercy killing at SEMA last night

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by FlyingBear, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. FlyingBear

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  3. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Egad. Thanks for posting. Always wanted to check out SEMA. Maybe not so much anymore. It's always good to see people using the misfortune of others to get some Internet face time, said he sarcastically. Note to self - take the beater on next trip to Lost Wages...T
     
  4. mikelfrance

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    better video here

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwOOCkbt0CI]Liberty Walk Ferrari rear ended at SEMA 2014. - YouTube[/ame]

    BONSAI!
     
  5. speedsport

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    I do not understand the reaction of those involved at all.
     
  6. RBK

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    I have no doubt the guy who owned the car was not laughing. Best

     
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  8. synergy

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    It's almost like they don't care they were hit because they want all of the publicity. Very strange reaction indeed!
     
  9. Noblesse Oblige

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    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

    The car was a good candidate for euthanasia.
     
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  11. sburke

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    If rather take a fiero over that abortion.
     
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  13. Sfumato

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    #10 Sfumato, Nov 8, 2014
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    There was a stock Speciale there that helped offset the riveted flare camo and the blue one. Not flashy enough for SEMA I think.
    Jeep hit improved it, methinks
    Not their money. I was there when we loaded mine to go out, but I never made it to show. So guys that I trusted loaded mine. Haven't seen any vid's of it yet, home manana, so glad it survived. Jeep clowns never got out of car it seemed?
     
  14. Noblesse Oblige

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    This is very useful. Whenever I have thoughts of bringing a good car to downtown Vegas I'll pull up this vid.
     
  15. rmitchell248

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    That car needs to be crushed anyhow. Absolutely hideous
     
  16. DK308

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    Not sure I get all the positive comments here. A 458 was damaged. Granted the LW 458 is a Frankenstein's monster of a 458, but it's still a 458. Take it out on the people who vandalized the car in the first place and save the poor car from those butchers.
     
  17. tomc

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  18. Stevenb

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    As far as I have seen I think there is only one of them. The owner mentioned that the car was originally started as red. Then it got repainted/wrapped grey, white and now blue. Maybe there is another one but I am most certain that you can count all on one hand. He also mentioned that the rear axle is stock and the beefy wide stance come from deep rims and spacers. surprised me
     
  19. rickwjenn

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    Total agree it was time to put that car out of its misery. That is a disgusting, cheapening, and total tasteless modification to a world class car - the 458. The Pininfarina designers must be totally offended by this.

    This is like a state of the art iPhone, Android, Tesla, or Ferrari state of the market design being trashed by a "tuner" company. May there financial results put the dirt on their grave.... This is horrid.
     
  20. 458trofeo

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    Yes that's the car.

    Being an extremist I did not mind the product until I saw it in the flesh; it looked cheap and the added parts had very little homogeneity with the original platform.
     
  21. carcommander

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    I think it's hideous, but if you own the car you have the right to modify it as you wish. I think it's sad when someone's toy is damaged by an idiot.
     
  22. F430kenric

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    When surrounded...that's what happens. Still sucks to see that happen. But, when you want to surround yourself with that scene things happen sometimes. I still think no matter how ugly someone makes their car. It's their car and they can burn it if they want. Or, use it as a planter. They own it, do with it as you will.
     
  23. yoda

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    Almost everything at SEMA this year was wide bodied or fender flared. It's going to get old really quick, like a few years ago when every single vehicle had at least 20" or larger wheels. I'm sure they don't mind the publicity of this crash, it has gotten a lot of attention.
     
  24. ferraripete

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    what's old is new again...will gembella make a comeback?
     
  25. tomc

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    My wife is not a car enthusiast, but the first time she laid eyes on a 458, she let out an audible gasp. I think it's one of the finest Ferrari designs, certainly in recent times, a piece of art on four wheels. These mods make it look cheap & ugly IMO. Of course, that's just my opinion, & the owner can do what they want with their car, but it's a double tragedy to see such a beautiful car tarted up & to see it damaged. Just my opinion...T
     
  26. Meeyatch1

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    I am surprised that the Jeep idiots just sat in their truck and did not even get out. They obviously pulled a 'dumb ass attack' and smashed into a car that, no matter what you think of the kit, was someone's high dollar pride and joy.
     
  27. tazandjan

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    Heard at a very high frequency: "Jeep, Jeep, please put me out of my misery."
     
  28. Redlyne_mr2

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    Some of you guys on here get a little bit too offended by someone modifying their car lol. Shame about what happened but the parts damaged are R&R, replace them and move on.
     

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