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Does anyone else notice the resembelance to the Ferrari California

The 2012 front end looks an awful lot like the Ferrari California in my view. Headlights, grill shape, winglets with vents in the upper edge. It's not just me, is it?



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It's does a bit and not cuz of this post. I was at the PIC race track three weeks ago driving the California 30 and noticed the front did indeed look similar to a big-assed Lotus.. lol
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I was excited for a second because I thought finally someone else noticed that the FR-S/BRZ side profile was identical to the California haha. I can see where your coming from with this though!

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I agree with your comment. But then again look at the D type Jag, they are very similar,

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the dino is the ferrari that we resemble....

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Yes it does look similar.

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The first time I saw the ferrari California, I made the same comment to my Fiancee.... The front end minus the grills on top, looks exactly the same!

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I did notice the similarity ever since I bought one from a dealer who sells both the elise and the California.

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i see it.

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The California is not your typical sleek and lean Ferrari... it's actually pretty bulbous and sits higher than usual.

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The shape of the lights and the front "bumper" sections do bear a similarity.
tho that's about it I'd say.

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The Ferrari California looks more like a Mazda RX-8 to me.

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The Ferrari California looks more like the Honda Accord to me:

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You mean to the "****box Soft Top For Softcocks"?

F1 Driver Calls The Ferrari California A ****box Soft Top For Softcocks

They were both designed by Donato Coco, so there probably is some similarity.
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The 2012 front end looks an awful lot like the Ferrari California in my view. Headlights, grill shape, winglets with vents in the upper edge. It's not just me, is it?




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I think a LOT of cars have that same open mouth/winglet look.

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I think a LOT of cars have that same open mouth/winglet look.

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I think a LOT of cars have that same open mouth/winglet look.
True to a degree, but these two cars from the front look like siblings... Even the headlights are exactly the same shape.

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