Waiting for glittering new car models to come to market is not something engine heads are ever likely to do with any level of ease, but it’s something we have to do nonetheless. With 2015 firmly underway and new models like the Ford Mustang RTR and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 already on the horizon, we’re at least being satiated. But it’s not really enough. Continue reading
The unfavorable day for Ferrari: Italian carmaker is recalling 458 Italia and California models around the world due to a problem with the crankshaft.
The problem, which affects 206 sportcars in total of 13,000 built, is caused by an incorrect finish to the crankshafts in question. The problem causes unwanted vibrations which can damage the engine if it is not changed.
Here are videos from special event in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello in Italy to present its latest hot car to the press. Its a video of a selection of 458 Italia Spiders finished in various colors including the traditional red, yellow, black and what looks like a dark plum finish.
The roofless version of the mid-engine 458 utilizes a lightweight, aluminium retractable hardtop with Ferrari claiming that it offers a number of gains over the traditional folding soft-top, including a reduction of 25kg in weight and a deployment time of just 14 seconds.
Today we catch a fresh spy photo of upcoming Ferarri 599. Ferrari unveiled the 599XX concept at the last Geneva Auto Show in March. As you see, the car did not have the big spoilers and wings like the 599XX concept but we can see the modified exhaust pipes positioned similarly to the 599XX concept.
The Ferarri’s 599XX concept was created as a high-performance track car. It weighs less than the stock car and its aerodynamics have been improved to create plenty of downforce for better handling.
Improvements were also made to the engine by revamping combustion chambers, air flow systems and using lightweight components. In the end the 599XX attained a power figure of 700hp (515kW).
Do you know that Italian carmaker works on Ferrari’s F430 replacement? The F450 test mule was spied being rolled onto the back of a truck somewhere in Italy. These are the first photos of the Ferrari’s new entry-level model – the F450.
The new model looks very different to the current sport car with a pair of sweeping side air vents, which have been enlarged to cool the improved engine and brakes.
The Ferrari 599 has been spied out testing without ane camo. Only easy distinguish by its mock hard top, which doesn’t quite match the colour of the main bodywork.
The production top could well be a folding metal item, much like the coupe-cabriolet California due next year. The front engine layout of the 599 would certainly allow space for a trick mechanism at the rear, although the weight could blunt performance. Continue reading
What do you see on the spy shot above? I think its a Ferrari F430 with removable hardtop. The hardtop on a F430 is quite funny, it doesn’t match with the car. A F430 is a car you drive on sunny days, just like any other Ferrari. And when it’s bad weather you can always count on your softtop. So a hardtop isn’t really necessary.
It could be a mule for the successor of the F430, but the shape and lines are all the same. This could mean that the successor could have the same size. The F430 has already been on the market for a while and with the introduction of the Gallardo LP560-4 Ferrari has less power than the Lambo. So this could be a mule. But we don’t think it is because why would they drive in a F430 with a hardtop? That will attract a lot of attention.
Ferrari released the first official photos of its all-new California GT. Styled by Pininfarina, the California is the Italian firm’s entry-level Grand Tourer, slotting into the range below the 599 Barchetta.
The California is powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine that features direct fuel injection and a ‘flat’ crankshaft, generating 460 Hp at 7,500 rpm. The V8 which is mounted for the first time in the marque’s history in the mid-front position supplies power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission. Ferrari says that the California starts from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds.
Under its aluminum body, the California hides a new multilink rear suspension system while it is also equipped with the marque’s F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano along with Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material discs.
Ferrari’s newest GT model will be officially unveiled at the Paris International Auto Show. Expect the first examples in showrooms in 2009 priced at around $250,000.
Agents of the Italian financial police have found out in Rome fake Ferrari F355 GTS. The sport car was made so skilfully, what even experts not at once have defined a fake. The body, marks of the engine, internal furniture and all labels did not differ from the original. However it has been established, that this F355 GTS never assembled at a Ferrari’s Maranello factory. Only detailed analysis has revealed a fake. In opinion of experts, the car has been created at factory Pontiac. Now inspectors investigate how this Ferrari “was born”.
Such fakes are used to conjure cheap travel deals. Having such beautiful rental cars can make your vacations even more memorable. The national car rental sticks to buiks and old models. This fake ferrari is offered by hertz car rental though.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! First look at the 2008 Ferrari F430 Scudera. Ben Barry is a first journalist which drive the latest Ferrari on the roads around the Italian Maranello office.