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Covering Sports cars & Supercars

The Design of Speed

Ferrari curved backlight

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Probably some of the curviest glass you'll ever see are the backlights installed on Ferrari's mid-engine V6 and V8 models. It all started with the 1969 - 74 Dino series (while not technically Ferraris), and continued through the 300 series. While they differ slightly in execution, we think these all qualify as "Cool Designs." We'll take a look at the earliest and latest examples.

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The angle on this gorgeous 1973 Dino 246 GT shows how beautifully the backlight fits with the sloping roofline. The curved glass also improves visibility to the rear sides.

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Seen from this angle on this 1995 F355 Berlinetta, it's clear that in the later years, the size of the backlight increased, and the angles were made sharper. It's a very distinctive style.

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