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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:33 am 
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The mere idea that the car needs to be recast is very telling in the aftermath of the James Bond BMW Z3 debacle. I guess there is a whole generation out there who are so accustomed to corporate sponsorship and product placement in movies that Occam's razor has now grown dull and rusty. In my opinion, a red Ferrari is non-negotiable, to be sure. But the model must be an elegant one, not one of those sharky, nouveau riche, concept vehicles that suggest an aroma of Axe body spray.

I think the Ferrari 360, 430, and 458 represent the three latest models that could arguably be considered descendants of the 308/328. Personally, the 360 is the best looking of the three, but it is getting a little long in the tooth (last produced in 2004). Don't forget that the show spanned 8 years without ditching the car for a different model (yes, there were 3 variants used, but most laymen couldn't tell the difference). Therefore, a precedent exists for Robin Masters to hang on to a car for a few years.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:44 pm 
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In my idea for the new Magnum PI television series, Robin Masters has passed away. The estate now belongs to Higgins. The Ferrari was placed in storage when Magnum re-entered active duty. Magnum returns to Hawaii upon his retirement from the Navy. Unknown to Magnum, the Ferrari was given to him in Robin's will. Upon Thomas's return to the Robin's Nest, Higgins informs Magnum of something Robin left for him and is presented the keys to the Ferrari. Higgins makes note that this time around the Ferrari is all Magnum's.

MPI would not be the same without the original Ferrari. It was too much an icon of not only the show but also the character of Thomas Sullivan Magnum.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:01 pm 
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LutherGillis wrote:
The mere idea that the car needs to be recast is very telling in the aftermath of the James Bond BMW Z3 debacle. I guess there is a whole generation out there who are so accustomed to corporate sponsorship and product placement in movies that Occam's razor has now grown dull and rusty. In my opinion, a red Ferrari is non-negotiable, to be sure. But the model must be an elegant one, not one of those sharky, nouveau riche, concept vehicles that suggest an aroma of Axe body spray.

I think the Ferrari 360, 430, and 458 represent the three latest models that could arguably be considered descendants of the 308/328. Personally, the 360 is the best looking of the three, but it is getting a little long in the tooth (last produced in 2004). Don't forget that the show spanned 8 years without ditching the car for a different model (yes, there were 3 variants used, but most laymen couldn't tell the difference). Therefore, a precedent exists for Robin Masters to hang on to a car for a few years.


I haven't read a more visually descriptive line in a long time. Good stuff!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:50 am 
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I'd love to see a 488 GTS used, but as of yet there is no targa top 488, so maybe a 488 GTB -- but in my mind the targa top's importance goes all the way back to the pilot.

I agree with Luther Gills: I always liked the F355 (especially the F1 model) and F430. I'm really not a fan of the 458/488, but those are still in the same line which is why I suggested them.

We can hope: https://instagram.com/p/yp-_Gdqzra/


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:28 pm 
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Not a current model and very different from the 308 GTS, but a red F50 would be perfect in my opinion if we are confined to Ferrari. It looks stunning, especially without the roof. I think it's their masterpiece, even better-looking than the F40 (in turn, the F40 sound is just breathtaking). There are faster ones these days, but this one is just the perfect mix of power and looks (all my subjective opinion). And the prices are hefty, given that today's wealthy are even wealthier than in the 80s, so it would be appropriate for whoever would be Robin's successor.

If you insist on current Ferraris, I'm sorry to say I have no clue what they currently have, apart from their Formula 1 race cars. Anyway, Hawai'i is beautiful, so there should be beautiful cars :) Now we just need someone to take care of security and drive around in that car. Who volunteers? ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:47 pm 
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Derek wrote:
Not a current model and very different from the 308 GTS, but a red F50 would be perfect in my opinion if we are confined to Ferrari. It looks stunning, especially without the roof. I think it's their masterpiece, even better-looking than the F40 (in turn, the F40 sound is just breathtaking). There are faster ones these days, but this one is just the perfect mix of power and looks (all my subjective opinion). And the prices are hefty, given that today's wealthy are even wealthier than in the 80s, so it would be appropriate for whoever would be Robin's successor.

If you insist on current Ferraris, I'm sorry to say I have no clue what they currently have, apart from their Formula 1 race cars. Anyway, Hawai'i is beautiful, so there should be beautiful cars :) Now we just need someone to take care of security and drive around in that car. Who volunteers? ;)


For me the spoiler takes away from the lines of the F50. It seems like they have gotten away from their distinctive look.

I'd prefer the "classic" 308 Ferrari, perhaps upgraded under the hood for the story, but if it has to be a newer car, this isn't half bad.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/targalicious-ferrari-sergio-delivered-to-first-customer-in-abu-dhabi/

Maybe a custom all red version?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:34 am 
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I think this year the 488 Spider would have my vote.
I can see Thomas driving it now.....cue the music!

https://www.google.ca/search?q=488+spid ... -mW84uM%3A


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:22 pm 
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I say Higgins still drives an Audi...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:27 am 
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Mrs. Higgins wrote:
I say Higgins still drives an Audi...
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I agree Mrs. Higgins.....I could see your hubby driving this Audi too! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Also a big fan of the 488 spider. It certainly looks like a supercar, maybe some think too much so to be a daily driver, but then again the 308 certainly didn't look like anything else on the road when it was new. I'd say the most understated of all Ferraris is the California - convertible though, not a spider.

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