from a purely visual standpoint, in my opinion the 308gtb & gts were the most beautiful looking ferraris of all time. second would be the 288gto, then boxer (without the awful "boxer trim"), and finally the 246gts-gtb.
my opinion only so please don't attack my choices
back stateside, i did own a 1979 308 gtb white color with saddle int and i loved it. the nastiest car i owned stateside was a 1985 countach red with saddle int and it was THE sledgehammer as far as visual impact and was always fun to limp around town with for shock value, but nearly impossible for me to keep running
now i find watches much more enjoyable to collect and play with as when they don't run i can simply toss them in a drawer and forget them until janice's Godfather services them!
Panamera on the street - still before series launch - I thought how well they managed to keep classic Porsche lines with 4 seats. I still rate it a good design.
But finally everyones taste is different, and this is why we have so many design alternatives
To me this is a stunning design, I've long awaited the release of a production shooting-brake. My favourite designs have always been Aston Martin shooting-brakes made by custom coachbuilders.
It's totally unique and unlike what you are used to seeing from Ferrari so it doesn't surprise me that people would have a backlash. In MY opinion the 612/599 is hideous, as is the California, only the 458 and the FF appeal to my tastes. Then again I've never really liked Ferrari in general, the only one that I would really want to own is a 355 Berlinetta with a manual transmission (no F1 tranny nonsense thank you).