Last Call: The TT Ferrari F355 you’d never imagine

The idea of cutting up a Ferrari to make it extra wide is enough to make some people cringe. Mention that the 3.5-litre V8 got the twin-turbo treatment and you have people throwing fists at the air. But somehow Mitchell Button (@button_built) makes it look good.

There’s something about the classic lines that are extended by the wide body kit that make it unique but still recognizable as a Ferrari, at least when it has the front bumper on. And these color renders make it look even more rad. As it sits just inches off the ground you get this wave of sinful amusement that takes a second to sink in, and I love it for that.

#JerseyShorangeAllTheWay

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

My name is Colby Buchanan and I love all things car-related all the way from rusted 240sx's to McLaren Senna's and of course I have a soft spot for American Muscle. You can spot me in my bone stock '06 350z named MackenZ.

11 Comments

  1. Reminiscent of the 328-based mules that spawned the 288 GTO: Ferrari themselves have a long history of chopped and bodged development cars that have an almost accidental aesthetic of purposeful muscle not-quite-hiding a beautiful bone structure.

    (But please tell me that the wheels were just temporarily slotted into the arches for this photo — that cannot really represent the intended suspension geometry? If this car is intended to be ‘stanced’ I withdraw all I just said…)

    1. ^This – Don’t care about widebody, don’t care about turbos, but once the wheels are no longer in a functional geometry, it makes the guy a poser that thinks he’s trolling.

        1. Maybe he wants to be a poser..

          I’ve seen so many terrible builds justified with “I did it to annoy the haterz..”

          Nah man, we don’t hate you, we just think you’re a dumbass.

  2. This week in Cars I never Heard Of: The Stout

    I was talking to a friend about my old Scout and he said, “I have a Stout! It’s got a 3R engine in it.”
    “What is it, a Scout with a Toyota engine?”
    “No, it’s a Stout, see?” and he called up a picture of it on his phone (not this pic)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dad4184c417ac371d2e70c69f5689c3b624bfa97054a095ed2c414050e21f06c.png

    Evidently Toyota imported 2500 of these one year and now my pal has one. Parts are very hard to find.

    1. I admittedly wasn’t far ahead of you on this, only learning about them a couple of years ago. I was itching for a pickup, missing my old 4-cylinder Ranger, and regretting that “compact pickups” don’t really exist anymore. Prices of 80s Toyota pickups have been riding a tall wave, so I started digging back into the 70s, and eventually into the 60s where I discovered the Stout. Such a cool little truck. I recall one last summer sold for well over $10k on BaT.

      Edit: Found the BaT link to the Stout that sold last year. These trucks combine rugged old-school pickup charm with compact dimensions. Love em!
      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-toyota-stout-1900/

      https://cdn.bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1965_toyota_stout_1900_1565831941f9f98764da1965-Toyota-Stout-for-Sale-A-GC.com-1-940×627.jpg

    2. I admittedly wasn’t far ahead of you on this, only learning about them a couple of years ago. I was itching for a pickup, missing my old 4-cylinder Ranger, and regretting that “compact pickups” don’t really exist anymore. Prices of 80s Toyota pickups have been riding a tall wave, so I started digging back into the 70s, and eventually into the 60s where I discovered the Stout. Such a cool little truck. I recall one last summer sold for well over $10k on BaT.

      Edit: Found the BaT link to the Stout that sold last year. These trucks combine rugged old-school pickup charm with compact dimensions. Love em!
      https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-toyota-stout-1900/

      https://cdn.bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1965_toyota_stout_1900_1565831941f9f98764da1965-Toyota-Stout-for-Sale-A-GC.com-1-940×627.jpg

    3. I knew about it because I found one. I was at the beach, playing in the surf, when my feet stepped on something. Turned out to be a Toyota Stout matchbox(?) pickup truck. All the paint had been stripped away, but it never did develop any rust. I guess it was every bit as Stout as its name says…

  3. OK, but why? Is it a wreck in need of panels anyway? Registering for hill climbs or something?

    Looking at the tags on the photo, I’m guessing aftermarket parts bin showcase to be rolled on and off trucks at auto shows.

    1. Lowered, with no extraneous spoilers and with twin turbos I was hoping it would make an appearance on salt flats…

      …a life of auto shows would indeed be a great let down for this.

      1. A salt flat racer is a possibility that I hadn’t considered. Those ridges on the bonnet could be there to break up the airflow or deflect abrasive material away from the windscreen.

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