Vandenbrink GTO

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Nominating this as it had been dePRODed previously, my rationale of nominating is that this article is more like an attention grabbing press release of a car that have not existed since it was introduced four years ago, for that its a modified Ferrari intent on imitating a well known past model (an easy press points scorer). No physical photograph of the car exist, meaning that it never went beyond its CGI press image (or beyond its drawing board) and I doubt highly it will ever see notability, not since those years have passed. Press release aside, no other third party media coverage to do with it to establish notability exist either. Donnie Park (talk) 18:05, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Note: This debate has been included in the list of Transportation-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 23:29, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect to Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the car it was supposed to be based on. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:36, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • On second thought...keep. A Google News search [1] turns up numerous hits, including one as recently as 2011 [2], meaning it wasn't a flash in the pan, and one [3] from the Dutch edition of Autoweek that says the design won one of these in 2008. Something does not need to exist in order to be notable; I believe that the WP:GNG is met, and while the article in its current state does sound like a press release, AfD is not for cleanup. - The Bushranger One ping only 23:40, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • this is keep for a project that will only exist in press release form only, just like every other failed projects and keep for ticking wikipedia notability boxes. There are plenty of failed projects but at least some of these have managed to come up with working prototypes if not a physical display model and that retro wannabe GTO is nothing but CGI image and nowhere beyond that. As I pointed out, the link you shown here look as if they are was written from press releases, nothing else and beyond that, no physical example. Are we supposed to give notability to CGI cars which I thought would normally be given for vehicles that appeared on fictitious works. As with Google search, c'mon, its a Ferrari, they will always generate publicity every day of each year, just add the GTO name and ghits will skyrocket overnight, people who know Ferrari will know that. Donnie Park (talk) 12:28, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Google books; that's something entirely different than a plain old WP:GHITS search. And we don't "give notability" to anything; the fact of the matter is that, 'CGI car' or not, this appears to meet the WP:GNG, at which point it is notable and article-worthy. No physical example is required; just because it wasn't built doesn't mean it's automatically non-notable. Given the number of mentioned in published works, and the fact that the design has won significant awards, this is a notable thing that is deserving of an article. (Also, given that the project was still extant as of 2011, it seems that declarations it will never be built might be somewhat crystal-bally.) - The Bushranger One ping only 18:45, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Google books search results only have a single link to its official website, which again, is that a reliable source. So you comparing this to military aircraft/ships, which is more than likely to be notable, to put it this way, they are likely to appear in books wheras this is likely to be forgotten - anybody with a design degree (or anybody else) can come up with a car which is unlikely for military vehicles. Back to what I said, it still consists of the same press releases along with its usual press musings just as i said, I doubt this project will go beyond its drawing board, why, nothing have been heard of the project since 2008. Donnie Park (talk) 03:52, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
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