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Thursday, 30 July 2009

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Does Ferrari have any Environmentally Friendly Cars?

In a world with growing environmental concern, any good car manufacturer would want to give an environment friendly masterpiece, and Ferrari also has done their part in that regard. On their 60th anniversary, Ferrari unveiled the Ferrari FXX Millechili presentation vehicle. As the name “Millechili” suggests the car does weigh only 1,000 kilograms, which is very less for a symbol of power. This is the first car of its kind to show the world that Ferrari is ready to enter the future with a whole new concept of saving the environment.

The Ferrari FXX Millechili shockingly has a cardboard and plastic exoskeleton with a carbonfibre frame construction with aerodynamic enhancements. Hence, even though the Ferrari FXX Millechili is light, it can also maintain its reputation as a mean machine of speed. It not only cares about the environment but also has an adjustable steering wheel and a pedal box for the comfort of the driver. The present version of the Ferrari FXX Millechili has got wheels made only of paper, so as of now it hasn’t landed on the roads yet, but that day isn’t far away — a day for a real environmentally friendly car by Ferrari…

With its present structure, it can very easily hold a V8 or V12 engine and looks exactly like a smaller version of the Enzo. According to the brains of the Ferrari people, they plan to use a hybrid car system by simply adding electrical assistance to the petrol engine and not just propelling the future of the Ferrari using electric power alone. The idea of an eco-friendly Ferrari is to be used in the future F1 cars. So it can very well be said that the Ferrari is going green, not with envy, but with the hopes of making this world a better place to live for our children.

Ferrari Special Edition Scuderia Spider 16M

This Ferrari Special Edition Scuderia Spider 16M is the ever so drop dead gorgeous Ferrari F430 Scuderia with a missing roof. Well… Yes, it is. It’s got a few added gizmos like badges stating that’s it a limited edition and a built-in Ipod Touch (WHY?) that fits right into the dash — but other than that they pretty much look and feel the same…

The 16 stands for the 16th F1 win as a constructor — but I’m assuming that’s just a consolation prize after losing the F1 championship to British Lewis Hamilton.

Anyways, no reason for too much criticism, it’s a good looking convertible ferrari and I’m sure it’ll be a great drive. Expect the price range to be well over $300,00, though…

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia - Official Photos and Info


While we knew that the Ferrari F430 was on its way out—myriad spy shots were captured of its replacement—we didn’t yet know all the details of its successor. Until now.

The stunning new Ferrari 458 Italia will succeed the famed F430, and is completely new according to the company. The numeric part of the name is derived from the engine displacement (4.5 liters) and number of cylinders (eight), while the Italia name was chosen because Ferrari feels the car exemplifies the flair and passion of its homeland. Of course, it wouldn’t be a new Ferrari without input from legendary F1 champ Michael Schumacher, who aided in the 458’s development since the inception of the project.

570 Horsepower!

The 458 will use a new, 4.5-liter direct-injected V-8 producing 570 hp at 9000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm, and over 80 percent of the latter is available from 3250 rpm. That’s a hefty increase of 87 hp and 55 lb-ft of torque over the already-potent F430. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter—one more than the F430’s—and the rubber grows, too, measuring 235/35 up front and 295/35 in back. This should add grip that will no doubt aid the Italia in reaching Ferrari’s estimated 0-to-62-mph time of “under 3.4 seconds.” Top speed is a claimed 202 mph. The exhaust will exit through three tips at the back, and prototype photos show what appear to be active flaps integrated into the two outboard tailpipes. A high-performance ABS braking system is said to halt the 458 from 62 mph in just 107 ft with help from a function that lays the brake pads against the standard carbon-ceramic discs once the driver lifts off the throttle. Power will be delivered through a paddle-shifted, seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission that has been geared to take advantage of the new engine's superior low-end grunt.

The chassis of the 458 Italia is constructed of aluminum and suspended by control arms up front and multilinks in the rear. Ferrari promises an even more direct steering ratio, which should help maintain the fantastic turn-in we know from the F430 despite nearly two extra inches of wheelbase and 0.6 inch of additional length (the Italia’s wheels sit 104.3 inches apart). The 458 Italia is 178.2 inches long, 76.3 inches wide, and 47.8 inches tall, which represent increases of 0.6 inch, 0.6 inch, and nothing, respectively. The 458 will boast essentially the same weight distribution as the F430, with 42 percent of its heft over the front axle and 58 percent over the rear.

Futuristic Ferrari

The Pininfarina-designed shell is sure to spark controversy among those particularly fond of classic Ferrari styling: the company calls it a “complete departure from the past.” The futuristic look is sculpted, according to the company, to aerodynamic requirements. The 458’s flat underbody helps airflow, while the overall shape can generate a claimed 309 pounds of downforce at 124 mph. As with similar devices of dubious legality found on Ferrari’s F1 cars, tiny, trick winglets in the nose add downforce and then deform as speed increases. Here, they reduce the area of the radiator inlets and cut drag. The rear of the 458 Italia is a bit reminiscent of the California’s bulbous posterior, but it’s more artfully executed, with myriad details over which your eyes can crawl.

We have thus far just one image of the interior, captured from Ferrari’s own introductory video, but it’s clear that the focus is all on the driver. Ferrari says the new steering wheel and dash layout come directly from racing practice. We’re sure that once you’re behind the wheel, any personal feelings about the styling will be forgotten, as the 458’s triple-tip exhaust—à la Ferrari F40—blares its 570-horse symphony.

Ferrari 458 Italia first photos specifications

Ferrari 458 Italia

The new 458 Italia is a mid-engine sports car that should replace the F430.

(Credit: Ferrari)

It's a rare and good day when Ferrari announces a whole new car. Today we are treated to the 458 Italia, a new model mid-engine two-seater, which looks to replace the F430. Rather than the Ferrari California unveiled last year, which Ferrari had to defend as fitting into its GT tradition, the 458 Italia fits perfectly into the Ferrari stable, with front-end and cab elements that borrow from the Enzo and FXX. The car also shows a particular good-looking design from the front, with a uniqueness that hearkens to the Dino. Ferrari has had somewhat of a renaissance over the last decade, and the 458 Italia continues that trend.

Bringing in the modern tech, the headlight casings have stacked LEDs above a high-intensity projector. The 458 Italia uses technology Ferrari developed for its F1 racing efforts, a tradition with the company. Winglets around the grille are designed to deform as speed increases, covering portions of the grille to reduce drag. The car gets a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the F1 type Ferrari developed for racing and has been offering in the F430 and 612 Scaglietti. Other race technology appears in the form of the electronic rear differential, which gets integrated with Ferrari's traction control system, resulting in a claimed 32 percent better speed out of corners.

Ferrari says the 458 Italia uses "a new kind of steering wheel and dashboard that is the direct result of racing practice." Ferrari has incorporated a lot of controls on the steering wheel, along with the Manettino, the dial used to select driving style. As with previous Ferraris, the tachometer takes center stage on the instrument cluster, and a new color LCD on the left shows vehicle operating information.

The car's model designation, 458, indicates its engine, a 4.5-liter V-8. This is a new engine developed by Ferrari that uses direct injection, increasing power and fuel economy over the smaller 4.3-liter V-8 in the F430. The new engine puts out 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, expected to drive the 458 Italia to 62 mph in less than 3.4 seconds. Ferraris have never been about fuel economy, but concern over climate change has Ferrari attempting to cut its carbon dioxide emissions, and the 458 Italia should get a little better than 17 mpg.

Ferrari 458 Italia to Replace F430

Ferrari 458 Italia The Ferrari 458 Italia.

Ferrari, which just added the California convertible to its lineup this summer, has announced a new sports coupe: the 458 Italia.

The 458 Italia, a two-seater in the tradition of the company’s berlinetta models, will make a completely different statement from Ferrari about design, power and economy when it is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Designed by Pininfarina, the 458 Italia clearly takes some styling cues from Ferrari’s racing-inspired $1 million Enzo (now out of production). The name, 458 Italia, comes from its new 4.5-liter V-8 engine, which will be mounted behind the cockpit in a midrear layout. The engine features direct fuel injection and the best horsepower-per-cylinder output of any Ferrari; it makes a total of 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, yet offers improved fuel consumption and lower emissions than the F430’s 4.3-liter, 483-horsepower V-8.

Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari says the 458 Italia will go from zero to 60 in under 3.4 seconds.

The 458 Italia will also have a relatively light curb weight of around 3,200 pounds.

Ferrari said the 458 Italia would go from zero to 60 miles an hour in “under 3.4 seconds,” which is at least a couple of tenths quicker than the rather heavy California. Top speed will exceed 200 miles an hour. Yet, Ferrari said the 458 Italia will be tractable enough, with its seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, to be an everyday driver “like all Ferrari’s recent models” (which really includes only the California).

Ferrari said its retired Formula One ace Michael Schumacher had helped design a cockpit layout in which all the key controls were mounted on the steering wheel. See (and hear) here:

The 458 Italia will arrive next year as a 2010 model. No word yet on pricing, but it will replace the F430, which has a base price of around $188,000.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Two New Ferrari 599s

Great news to all Ferrari fans! The Ferrari 599 GTB can now be modified with the brand new Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione package. The new system boosts the suspension set up with the addition of new springs, readjusted shock absorbers, and antiroll bars. The height has been lowered and the famous Ferrari-exclusive 20-inch matte silver wheels are protected by tires that are more forceful.

Minor adjustments to improve the throttle response have been done to the speed demon’s V12’s software with its 611 horsepower. The retuned F1 transmission is now capable for even faster shifts.

To elevate the new kick-ass 599s with its GTE package, the modified 599s bear new grilles, special wheels, and a matte black rear diffuser. Of course, even the interior has been improved with its two-tone seats and carbon fiber trims.

The Handling GTE Package is expected to add $25,000 to the 599’s base price.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Ferrari 599XX Spied At The Track

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FERRARI’S ROLLING “technological laboratory”, the 599XX, has been spotted lapping the supercar maker’s Fiorano test circuit in Italy.

Although based upon the flagship 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX won’t be available to your averaged cashed-up buyer. Instead, only a select few will be invited by Ferrari to purchase one of the high-tech supercars, which can only be driven on a circuit at Ferrari-sanctioned track events.

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Ferrari says the 599XX is no mere millionaire’s plaything. The car has been extensively modified from the road-going 599 GTB and features a hefty dollop of race-derived technology.

Aerodynamic undertrays, carbonfibre parts, lighter engine components and F1-inspired brake covers all combine to reduce weight, increase power and lower drag, the result being a supercar that’s as scintillatingly fast as it is exclusive.

Power output is estimated to be 522kW at a stratospheric 9000rpm. The new aero package that reportedly generates over half a tonne of downforce above 300km/h will thus likely be called into play. Ferrari says it will lap the Fiorano circuit in a blistering 1 minute, 17 seconds.

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While the 599XX is not built to conform to any racing codes, and owners won’t be able to use their cars competitively, they will be afforded the opportunity to drive them as fast as possible on select racetracks in order to gather data for Ferrari’s technicians.

This data will then be used by Ferrari to develop its next generation of high-end sportscars.

Ferrari customers with a long history of Ferrari ownership will be invited to buy the 599XX, and production will be extremely limited. Most people will never get the opportunity to see the 599XX in the metal. We’ll have to content ourselves with the images following.

Hardcore Ferrari 599XX spied

Ferrari 599 XX

The hardcore track-focused version of Ferrari's 599 Fiorano, the 599XX, has been spied testing at the Fiorano test track.

The 599XX gets a retuned version of the 599's V12 engine, with its rev limit boosted to 9000rpm and its weight reduced by the adoption of a new crankshaft and more extensive use of carbonfibre in ancillary pa

Although confirmed details are scarce, Ferrari says it "achieved its goal" of just under 700bhp at 9000rpm.

The power is transmitted through a new version of Ferrari's robotised manual gearbox that features shift times of just 60ms. Ferrari claims that the 599XX can lap its Fiorano test track in 1m 17sec, less than a second off the time of the Enzo-based FXX that it will replace.

The most obvious external alterations to the regular 599 are a variety of carbonfibre additions, including a small roof spoiler, carbonfibre brake disc covers and a enormous carbonfibre undertray and rear diffuser.

Inside, the cabin has been stripped out to race specification, with a bare dashboard and carbonfibre cladding. It does feature a display screen, however; it's used by Ferrari's 'virtual car engineer', which provides instantaneous data on the vehicle's efficiency.

The 599XX replaces the FXX as the customer-owned testbed for Ferrari's engineers. Buyers drawn from Ferrari's most valued customer base will only be able to drive the car at Ferrari-nominated track days in 2010 and 2011.

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Spyshots: Ferrari 599 XX Testing on Fiorano Test Track

Ferrari 599 XX on Fiorano

The Ferrari 599 XX is getting closer to its official production status and a place on the public roads. WorldCarFans photographers spotted the supercar on the Italian car maker’s own Fiorano test track and stated Ferrari is planning to release a street-legal version. Differences are hardly noticeable, but the concept version unveiled at the 2009 Geneva auto show had different air inlets and outlets as well as the rear wing.

The ‘normal’ 599 laps Fiorano in 1 minute and 26 seconds, the 599 XX does it in 1 minute and 17 seconds. The 9 seconds is quite a difference and achieved using F1 derived technologies such as a High Performance Dynamic Concept and highly advanced aerodynamics. Ferrari implemented Actiflow providing down force on the 599 XX at the rate of 280kg at 200km/h and 630kg at 300km/h. The maximum horsepower coming out of the engine is 700hp, the top-revs are 9000 rpm.

We hope to see a production version soon. The 599 XX will then be one of the top performers inside the Ferrari family.

Spy Shots: Ferrari 599 XX Spotted Uncovered at Fiorano

Captured while rounding Ferrari’s own Fiorano test track, this unclad beauty seems to be the production-ready version of the 599 XX concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show.

Intakes and outlets have been revised from the concept version, so has the rear wing, but overall the car seems very true to the original. What hasn’t changed, one bit, is the perception that this will be a very fast race day special. Ferrari is expected to run a standalone race series for the 599 XX, as it did for the spectacular Enzo FXX. Our spy shooter tells us that this 599 is rumored to be even a bit faster round Fiorano than that legendary Enzo variant. High praise indeed, if true.

An 599 XX showing up in FIA GT series racing, or at Le Mans isn’t out of the question, either.

Scroll down to read the shooter’s own report and click through our gallery above to take a better look at the car.

The guys over at Ferrari are on the go with the racetrack only joy machine 599 XX. First showed as a concept car in Geneva, Ferrari has confirmed that they will bring the 599 XX to the people. Well, not to ordinary people like you and me, but to those who earn as much as we do in a year in just 1 hour.

These photos were taken on Ferraris own test track Fiorano, and if we compare this prototype with the concept car from Geneva we can see some smaller changes especially at some of the air inlets and outlets. But also the rear wing seems slightly different.

The 599 XX is an extreme track day car and like the Enzo FXX there will be an own race series for the 599 XX. Rumors are even saying that the 599 XX is faster than the Enzo FXX.

Let’s hope the 599XX will also show up in Le Mans or at some FIA GT racing would be nice to see how it handles compared to other racecars.

Spied: Ferrari 599XX Testing at Maranello

Since debuting the 599XX concept at the Geneva auto show, Ferrari has spent the last four months carefully readying the ultimate playboy pleasure toy for limited consumption. Our photographers caught it testing at Maranello, and, compared against the Geneva concept car, this 599XX carries some small exterior changes, including a reshaped rear wing, and air intakes and outlets.

The second iteration of the "XX" program, wherein Ferrari selects customers to buy a car and then allows them to drive it every once and a while, the Ferrari 599XX is a thoroughbred racing machine, boasting technology straight from the company's Formula 1 efforts. Take the carbon fiber doughnut shields on the brakes, or the winglets on the C-pillar; they're part of the "Actiflow" active-aerodynamic package, which generates 440-lbs of downforce at 124 mph.



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Oh, and there's the 700-hp V-12, too. It boasts a stratospheric 9000 rpm redline. And despite a 100-hp deficit between it and the FXX, word from Europe puts the 599XX in front of its predecessor on a racetrack.

But, like the FXX, you can expect a production run countable with your fingers and toes.

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Thursday, 23 July 2009

Inden Design does delicate work on Ferrari F430

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It's can't be an easy task trying to improve upon a Ferrari. There are a few aftermarket tuners (Edo Competition, Novitec Rosso) that manage to pull it off, usually. Now German tuning house Inden Design is aiming to be one of the elite few with its own modified Ferrari F430 Spider. Inden Design has played it safe and kept the modifications tasteful, instead of going extreme.

Under the bonnet, Inden Design has been subtle only reworking the ECU and fitting a new stainless exhaust system – drawing out a 35-horsepower increase to bring total output up to 525 horses. Sport springs have been fitted behind multi-spoke 20-inch wheel and a lip spoiler, side skirts and carbon diffuser round out the aerodynamics upgrades.

The interior has undergone some treatment with extra leather applied to areas that didn't have enough. If not ruining the vehicle is a sign of a good Ferrari tuner then Inden Design's F430 Spider is a success.

Ferrari Offers Free Roadside Assistance for Out-of-Warranty Models in Europe


Owners of older and classic Ferrari models are a brave lot. With service costs that can be conservatively described as "higher than average," even well-maintained cars can quickly run multi-thousand dollar charges when it comes time for routine servicing. Fortunately, Ferrari is helping to soften the blow of its authorized service center labor costs just a bit by introducing a free roadside assistance program for owners of out-of-warranty vehicles.

The new "With You" roadside assistance program will offer 12 months of coverage that will include reimbursement for towing charges to the nearest authorized service center as well as hotel other expenses to cover either returning home or continuing with the interrupted journey. The program is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be activated free of charge by calling the Ferrari Client Service center.


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Every Ferrari model built since the automaker was established in 1947 is eligible for the protection program, so long as it is not currently under a factory warranty - in which case, free roadside assistance coverage is already offered. Ferrari's current standard warranty with a new car purchase is four years, with extended warranties available up to 10 years. The program will start in Italy, later expanding to other areas in Europe. There is no word on whether the "With You" program offer will be extended to Ferrari owners in the U.S.

£1m House With Ferrari Thrown In

The offer of a free Ferrari to the buyer of a 1m house has failed to draw any interested bidders.

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Not even a Ferrari F430 like this could draw in the crowds

Property developer Duncan Jones, 28, put his house on the market in Bristol and offered to throw in the Ferrari F430 - worth £100,000 - as an added extra.

But his offer was not enough to entice a purchaser for six-bedroom property Tall Pines, even though the house's asking price has already been dropped by £300,000.

Some buyers had wanted to take up the offer for the three-storey mock-Georgian house, Mr Jones revealed.

But they had been unable to get mortgages without putting up large deposits because of the tightening credit market.

"We had three people interested in buying but they had to drop out because they couldn't get the finance," he said.

"Instead of asking people for a £100,000 or £150,000 deposit, the mortgage lenders were asking for £300,000 or £400,000."

Now the property developer says he is going to turn the house into offices and has put in a planning application to Bristol City council.

He says the unoccupied mansion is costing his business thousands of pounds each week and an eight-week wait for a decision from planners has forced him to make nine of his staff redundant.

Mr Jones had also planned to move his 15 staff from his local offices - which he would then rent out - to Tall Pines.

"I can't afford to have a million-pound house sitting there doing nothing," he said.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Matt black Hamann Ferrari 599 for sale

Matt black Hamann Ferrari 599 for sale - News image

A very rare matt black Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is for sale on Auto Trader.

The 2007 Ferrari was sent to German tuning outfit Hamann last year where it underwent a host of modifications.

Cosmetically, Hamann has fitted the 599 with a carbon front and rear spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels. And of course the stunning matt black paint job.

It’s also got a Hamann suspension and rear muffler which gives the 599’s exhaust a louder sound.

Gallery: Hamann Ferrari 599 for sale

Under the bonnet is the standard 6-litre V12 engine which develops 612bhp and 448lb/ft of pulling power.

Married to a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox, the 599 will accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 205mph.

Famous Ferrari 599 owners have included Chris Evans, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Owen and Rod Stewart, the latter having owned pretty much every Prancing Horse from the last 25 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo has had two, although his first one came to a painful end in a Manchester tunnel earlier this year.

None of these stars have modified versions but here’s your chance.

The model is for sale for £199,950 with luxury London dealer Mayfair Prestige with company owner Amir Jabir speccing the car personally.

This isn’t the first modified supercar Mayfair Prestige has advertised on Auto Trader. Last year we featured their chrome Lamborghini Murcielago which was snapped up immediately.

First Drive: 2010 Ferrari 599GTB HGTE

 2010 Ferrari 599GTB HGTE
Ferraris aren't cars. They're rolling, metal-and-glass celebrities, photographed and obsessed over by millions of fans around the world. Any mortal who learns that you've just driven one--including the customs officer I encountered when I returned home from Italy--gets the vapors. Indeed, when Ferraristi spot any activity whatsoever through the hallowed gates of Ferrari's Fiorano test track near Maranello, Italy, they jump around as if an espresso had just been spilled in their laps.

So, stop the presses: the Ferrari 599GTB Fiorano receives an optional sport package called the HGTE, or Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione, for the 2010 model year. You might think that ordering a Ferrari with a $30,000 sport pack is the equivalent of ordering a Frigidaire with a cold package. But remember, this is a Ferrari--every little detail counts. Ferrari engineers have found some room for improvement in the three years since the V-12-powered coupe's debut, which couldn't have been an easy task - dynamically, there was nothing wrong with the original car. The HGTE package isn't as comprehensive as the Scuderia treatment that the mid-engine F430 gets - it includes no additional horsepower and no weight reductions. Instead, the goal was simply to better achieve the basic 599's target - to combine the handling of a mid-engine sports car with the passenger comfort of a front-engine grand tourer.

The HGTE is distinguished, visually, by redesigned exhaust outlets framing a matte black (instead of gray) diffuser, new twenty-inch wheels, and the choice of two grilles - one similar to the regular 599's, but with wider slats, or an optional black mesh grille. Inside, the HGTE comes standard with full carbon-fiber treatment, and the seats--the same supportive thrones as in the normal 599--have Alcantara inserts and are embroidered with a "Handling GTE" logo. The tachometer face is white rather than yellow, and the exterior color of our test car was a new, as-yet-unnamed, deep red that will be available, at least initially, only on the HGTE.

Most of the HGTE's changes are under the skin. This 599 sits 0.4 inch lower and rides on stiffer springs. The front wheels grow in width by half an inch, and the rear antiroll bar is marginally thicker. When the manettino is in one of the high-performance modes, recalibrated dampers give a slightly firmer ride. The changes seem subtle on paper, but Ferrari claims a 36 percent reduction in dynamic roll and similarly dramatic decreases in static roll stiffness and pitch resilience. Say what? Uh, suffice it to say that the HGTE provides better body control and more lateral grip with far less understeer.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Ferrari F430 GT3


Originally based on the Ferrari F430 Challenge, the Ferrari F430 GT3 is a specialized racing car designed for the FIA GT3 European Championship, but also used in other national GT championships. It is mechanically similar to the Ferrari F430 Challenge, yet has some better developed aerodynamics, including large air exhaust vents in the hood.
Having a full 4.3 L engine the car is more powerful than the Ferrari F430 GT2 counterpart, however the Ferrari F430 GT3 rules require that the car has a weight/power ratio of about 2.6 kg/hp, hence the car has a minimum weight above 1200 kg (2646 lb) in race trim (driver and fuel excluded).[citation needed] Considering the less developed aerodynamics, and about 10% of extra weight, the car is clearly slower than the Ferrari F430 GT2 version; for example in the 2007 Spa 24h race, in which both models were entered, the Ferrari F430 GT3 spec vehicle was about 8 seconds slower in its best qualification lap times than the Ferrari F430 GT2 spec vehicle.

Ferrari F430 GT2


Built to replace the 360 GTC in 2006, the GT2 is a racing car designed to compete in international GT2 class competition, such as in the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, and FIA GT Championship. Ferrari F430 GT2s also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They are the fastest and most developed racing versions of the Ferrari F430.
In FIA GT2 championship, in order to render the car performances more uniform, the cars are forced to run with a specific minimal weight and with an engine restrictor that depends on the engine displacement. Hence the 4.3 L V8 engine in GT2 races is destroked to 4.0 L in order to compete in the 3.8–4.0 L class, which is allowed to race with a minimum weight of 1100 kg (2425 lb). Using the 4.3 L engine, the minimum weight of the Ferrari F430 would increase by 50 kg (110 lb). In this race configuration, the engine produces somewhat less power, but this is compensated by the lower car weight, which yields a better weight/power ratio.
The Ferrari F430 GT2s won their class championships in the ALMS and FIA GT, as well as scoring a class win at the 2007 12 Hours of Sebring

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M


To commemorate Ferrari's victory in the Formula 1 Constructor's World Championship 2008, Ferrari unveiled Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M at World Finals in Mugello. It is a convertible version of the 430 Scuderia.
Engine is rated 510 PS (503 hp/375 kW) at 8500 rpm and 470 N·m (347 lb·ft) torque at 5250 rpm. The car has 1,340 kg (2,954 lb) dry weight (80kg lighter than F430 Spider) and 1,440 kg (3,175 lb) kerb weight. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, with top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).
499 vehicles are to be released beginning early 2009.

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Specifications





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Displacement cu in (cc):263 (4308)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:510(380) / 8500
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Weight lb (kg):2755 (1250)
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The Ferrari 430 Scuderia will be Unveiled by Michael Schumacher

The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coupe and the F430 Spider. The 430 Scuderia is a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates how Ferrari's Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production cars.

The new model is a special series based on the F430 and is aimed specifically at Ferrari's most passionate and sports-driving oriented clients. Development focused on light weight, minimum trimmings and innovative technology. All this to exalt the car's extremely high-performance and ability to thrill the driver.

The new car can count on an extremely low weight-to-power ratio of just 2.45 kg per bhp thanks to a low dry weight of just 2755 lb - 220 lb less than the F430 - and to the naturally-aspirated 4308cc V8's 510 bhp at 8500 rpm.

Superb performance both on and off the track is assured by a series of cutting-edge solutions. There is the latest software - F1 Superfast - which reduces gearchange times to just 60 milliseconds, and new traction control which, for the first time, combines the E-Diff electronic differential and the F1-Trac traction and stability control in a single integrated system.

Vehicle dynamics, control and performance thus represent the zenith of Ferrari's achievements in terms of developing road-certified sports cars.

The 430 Scuderia will be officially unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2007.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia


Serving as the successor onto the Challenge Stradale, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. Aimed to compete with cars like the Porsche RS-models and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, meaning super light weight, it is lighter (by 100 kg/220 lb) and more powerful (515 PS (508 hp/379 kW) at 8500 rpm) than the standard Ferrari F430. Increased power comes from a revised intake, exhaust, and an ion-sensing knock-detection system that allows for a higher compression ratio. Thus the weight-to-power ratio is reduced from 2.96 kg/hp to 2.5 kg/hp. In addition to the weight saving measures, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia semi-automatic transmission gains improved "Superfast", known as "Superfast2", software for faster 60 millisecond shift-times. A new traction control system combines the F1-Trac traction and stability control with the E-Diff electronic differential. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia does 0–60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in 3.1 s and 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 198 miles per hour (319 km/h).
The cosmetic differences between the Ferrari 430 Scuderia and the Ferrari F430 upon which it is based include a re-styled front fascia, modified side-skirts, twin exhaust tips, a revised rear diffuser design, 19" wheels designed specifically for the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, carbon-fibre wing mirrors, carbon-fibre challenge grille, two racing stripes along the middle and the Ferrari 430 Scuderia badge.


This is a Ferrari Spider Scuderia 16M. A superior version of Ferrari's latest F430, track-ready converted to create the 16 names they celebrate winning this year as manufacturers. Why you always want to convert track car but I was more than sure, why not?
Ferrari F430 Scuderia version of the spider is 80 kilos lighter and 27 contain special ponies to you a little extra kick in the pants. Total 510HP 4.3-liter-V8 engine and sub -3, 000 £ curb weight to improve aerodynamics and you get blistering fast acceleration; 0-62 in 3.7 seconds with top speeds of 196 miles per hour. You can check the full gallery of images below or Scuderia can find what you want to sit in one of the captured 3D Tour .

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