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#1 OFFLINE   T-Tech458

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

Hello for one more time with another Ferrari by HotWheels Elite! They have just revealed some shots of their upcoming 458 Challenge. DecoMaster pre-production pictures as usual. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to express your opinion!
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

I know the livery isn't everyones cup o tea but I rather like it. The quality of the interior definitely looks great for the price. I can't wait.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

the engine details is amazing
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

it looks great but i will not be getting one
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:09 AM

Looks great....I'm definitely in.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:42 AM

Engine detail and interior look really good, got one on order already!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

I'm not a fan of the livery so won't be adding it.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

I'm going to have so many Elite 458 Italia's by the end of 2012:
  • stock coupe
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  • GT2
  • Challenge

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Awesome. Another 458 in the collection. I hope they make more liveries. I intend to collect only Ferraris very soon.. :)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

Tires have patterns ?   :lamende:  Hope they will change... Overall nice looking.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

View Postaydincan, on 05 March 2012 - 01:32 PM, said:

Tires have patterns ?   :lamende:  Hope they will change... Overall nice looking.
Being based on their f430 Challenge the tires will look as they should on the final version :nice:
A picture showing the tires of the f430 Challenge:
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

View Posttonyg54, on 05 March 2012 - 08:28 AM, said:

I know the livery isn't everyones cup o tea but I rather like it. The quality of the interior definitely looks great for the price. I can't wait.
I actually like it. I have the F430 Challenge #14 and I wish my 360 and 355 Challenge would be the plain presentation liveries instead of #7 race livery. So I will certainly get this one!
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostAlex12de, on 05 March 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

it looks great but i will not be getting one

Same here, no room for livery cars :(

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:59 PM

I don't particularly like the livery, but for a "presentation" car without livery this is the way to go and I am definitely getting one. It is the 5th generation of the challenge series and this is where the "presentation livery" comes from.
I am sure that the tires will be fixed by production time. I don't know however why there is only one seat as they should be two. It seams they at least got the seat shape right this time, as it is not the case with the racing 355s/360s the CHS and the F430

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:57 AM

View Postmrm, on 05 March 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

I don't particularly like the livery, but for a "presentation" car without livery this is the way to go and I am definitely getting one. It is the 5th generation of the challenge series and this is where the "presentation livery" comes from.
I am sure that the tires will be fixed by production time. I don't know however why there is only one seat as they should be two. It seams they at least got the seat shape right this time, as it is not the case with the racing 355s/360s the CHS and the F430
Oh! I haven't noticed that it only has one seat. I think that they'll fix this, too.

EDIT: It's not a mistake that they haven't fitted a second seat. Look at that picture:
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Although other pictures show it with two seats. I guess it varies and HWE decided to build the one-seater.
Here's a picture showing the 458 Challenge with two seats:
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Edited by T-Tech458, 06 March 2012 - 06:03 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

View Post[KRAFTIG], on 05 March 2012 - 08:08 PM, said:

Same here, no room for livery cars :(

remove the livery!  :nice:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

Not sure about the livery, but looks like a good model, particularly with the single seat config.... :twocents:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostGavin, on 06 March 2012 - 09:27 AM, said:

View Post[KRAFTIG], on 05 March 2012 - 08:08 PM, said:

Same here, no room for livery cars :(

remove the livery!  :nice:

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That looks loads better!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

So, I looked it up and found out something interesting. Unlike previous times, the official press car (pictured in this thread) had only one seat, so Mattel are right on the money. This is interesting, because every Challenge car is initially build with two seats and on previous presentations they all had both seats in.
The next thing I looked at were the wheels. I thought the rear were considerably different offset and Mattel's look like they are the same front and rear. Looking at pictures of that presentation car they might have a little difference, but not much.
So in the end, I have to say that I really tried to find where did they fail, because they always manage to mess up something on an otherwise great model. Well, I got nothing. It looks like they will come out with yet another great model. I am so totally getting one.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

View PostGavin, on 06 March 2012 - 09:27 AM, said:

View Post[KRAFTIG], on 05 March 2012 - 08:08 PM, said:

Same here, no room for livery cars :(

remove the livery!  :nice:

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Genius! Definitely doing that to the 458 Challenge.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

I'm placing a pre-order with TorontoMotorsports for a 1:18 HWE 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Farnbacher/Simonesn/Keen #89 Lemans #HWX5473.
And also a pre-order for HWE 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider #HWX5485, both are due this June/July.
I'm definitely hoping they arrive when expected, and I'm definitely getting both.

Unfortunately it doesn't allow me to post the pics I have of them in this forum.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

I am definitely getting the presentation cars. Not so sure about the liveries.
I don't have any of the liveried F430s for example and have been on the fence for ever if I should get them all too or not. I believe there are five of them. If I go with all the liveries, then I would have to go with all the FXXs and then some other stuff and then my year becomes from expensive to unbearable.  :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

I got the 430 in one of the liveries as I could not find a normal Red coupe. Took most of the livery off but the white bumpers etc are still there. I wish they made a yellow F430.... Would be such an awesome looking car!!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

View PostT-Tech458, on 05 March 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

Hello for one more time with another Ferrari by HotWheels Elite! They have just revealed some shots of their upcoming 458 Challenge. DecoMaster pre-production pictures as usual. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to express your opinion!
Enjoy  :wavetowel2: :

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I'll prefer to wait for the 458GT2 car. By the way that Mercedes SLS you have on that photo is a minichamps models or the big premium clasixxs? Look really nice  :occasion14:

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

View Postjandro_f1, on 07 March 2012 - 11:55 AM, said:

View PostT-Tech458, on 05 March 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:

Hello for one more time with another Ferrari by HotWheels Elite! They have just revealed some shots of their upcoming 458 Challenge. DecoMaster pre-production pictures as usual. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to express your opinion!
Enjoy  :wavetowel2: :

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I'll prefer to wait for the 458GT2 car. By the way that Mercedes SLS you have on that photo is a minichamps models or the big premium clasixxs? Look really nice  :occasion14:
Thanks! It's the big 1/12 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by Premium ClassiXXs.
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