TTAC Photochop: Avarvarii Fixes Ferrari California

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop avarvarii fixes ferrari california

I was shocked the first time I saw the Ferrari 599. Such a sculptural and athletic body with a… Hyundai behind. Why? Why would they drop the iconic rear quad lamps that scream: "Ferrrrarrri!" even more than the exhausts?! Were they bored with it? Or just trying to differentiate those Italian bottoms once and for all from 'Vettes that can reach similar levels of performance these days? Whatever the reason, the only new Ferrari where the single circles seem actually justified is the P4/5, a hardcore racer with minimum elements for road use. Unfortunately the new California also uses the new single rounds lamps; even worse, they also removed the signals and rear white lights from the middle of the block (those are now underneath). I'm not the only one who feels this way; James2 contacted us with a request: "I do wish though that Ferrari (or is it Pininfarina?) would return to quad taillamps. TTAC's Andrei should do a photochop to see the difference an extra pair would make." Well, James, here you go. In addition to the 599, I also did the California with the top down and with the top up to show them how it should look.

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  • JJ JJ on Jun 27, 2008

    Way better, especially the California... The guys at Pininfarina must have tried this excersize as well one should think... Shame they decided to break with tradition for the sake of breaking with tradition (and yes, I am aware many Ferraris of the past had 1 round lamp on each side, 3 round lamps on each side or rectangular shaped taillamps...). I guess they really do badly want to differentiate from lowly vettes and Lotusses (Loti?)

  • BlueEr03 BlueEr03 on Jun 27, 2008

    Re-do the California and get rid of that ugly black plastic in the back!

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jun 27, 2008

    No doubt about it, that's much better. You da man, Andrei.

  • Andrei Avarvarii Andrei Avarvarii on Jun 27, 2008

    @ BlueEr03 The "ugly black plastic" that stretches horizontally along the rear is the equivalent of a low waist bikini on a Brazilian bottom. It visually corrects that big behind and makes it look smaller ('cose that thing is just huuuuuge!)