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    Default 458 GT2

    I found this spy pic of what is apparently the new 458 GT2 racecar -
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    thats hideous !

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    im not liking that either

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    I'm guessing it'll look a bit more polished when finished. But at the end of the day, it's a race car. It's prime objective isn't to look pretty

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    It's a race car but looks like they have made room for the front number plate

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    yes its a racy car but it still looks like sh*t but as has been said the finished jobie will probably look a lot nicer

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    Is that a privateer effort or the factory/Michellotto car?

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    Looks great

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    No racing car these days is designed with the manufacturer giving a flying f*** about the way it looks, the only purpose is to deliver on the track and win races and be aerodynamically efficient, which is often contrary to 'good looks'. The 458 bodyshell is just a convenient skin for what is underneath and to give a vague resemblance to a road car to allow it to qualify for regulations.

    EDIT: Sorry Andy missed your post saying basically the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1grm View Post
    Is that a privateer effort or the factory/Michellotto car?
    I believe it will be a Factory / Michelotto car which will be run in partneship with factory backed teams and then sold to privateers - as per the 430 GT2.

    Also GT2 race cars have to use production chassis etc and whilst there are many many changes from the road car these are restricted by the rules. It is unlike things like DTM and NASCAR which are purpose build racecar chassis with imitation body panels bolted on.

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