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A number of tuning companies are making money out of clients who are more than willing to pay just to make their rides capture their taste and preferences. Now, a tuning company from Tel Aviv, Israel that goes by the name of Component LTD has transformed a Ferrari 488 Spider into something that definitely mirrors the wishes of its owner.
Wrapped in a white finish, this ride seems to be an ordinary Ferrari 488 Spider at first look. However, a closer inspection reveals that this Ferrari 488 Spider is fitted with a number of additional components or aftermarket parts. These parts were thoroughly and neatly integrated into this Ferrari 488 Spider that it would be difficult for an untrained eye to distinguish them. In fact, you may even think that these aftermarket parts were originally installed into the Ferrari 488 Spider.
A number of aerodynamic aftermarket parts were sourced from Novitec Rosso. These elements include the front lip, side air intakes and side skirts, as well as rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler. Interestingly, all these parts for the Ferrari 488 Spider were created from carbon fiber. Novitec Rosso was also responsible for the engine bonnet and the multi-piece wheels that were derived from the NF7 series.Read the entire article Component LTD creates white Ferrari 488 Spider fitted with Novitec Rosso parts
This weekend at the Finali Mondiali event at the Mugello Circuit in Italy, Ferrari finally took the covers off the FXX K Evo, after making an announcement earlier this week. Similar with the FXX Evo and the 599 XX Evo, the Maranello-based machine will be compatible with the 40 cars of the standard FXX K that currently exist. But this will not just be available as a package, but will also be offered as an “extremely limited-run model”. Even after the reveal, the automaker does not say how many examples will be made.
The track-only FXX K Evo’s main features are the upgraded aerodynamic body and the fact that this helps with the car’s weight loss. The package includes a fixed twin-profile rear wing complemented by two side fins and a central fin. Everything that has been done on the outside to boost aero was made possible by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations that took place for over a year. This was done to help the FXX K Evo produce more downforce like that of cars that race in GT3 and GTE championships.
To be more specific, the FXX K Evo now has 23 percent more downforce compared to the standard model. That is equivalent to 75 percent more than the road-going LaFerrari, which it is based on. It generates as much as 640 kilograms of downforce when running at 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), and as much as 830 kilos of downforce at maximum speed.Read the entire article Ferrari reveals extremely limited FXX K Evo at Mugello Circuit
This is definitely one of the hotter versions of the so-called hot rod. Using the chassis and body of a 1930s vehicle from Ford, the creator of this hot rod installed a semi-modern eight-cylinder engine from Ferrari boosted by a pair of turbochargers. Throw in a number of complementing parts and a satin red finish, and the result is a classic hot rod with a 950-hp Ferrari engine.
Essentially, this hot rod from the 1930s already boasts of a power level already beyond the supercar of the present times. It features the chassis, box and stainless inserts of a 1932 Ford. Aside from these parts, all are outsourced or modified, especially its engine. This hot rod also comes with a 1932 Ford three-window fiberglass body finished in Vintage Flatz satin red. Also provided are power windows as well as pop up doors.
Gone is the original engine of this 1932 Ford, but in its stead, a powerful 1989 Ferrari V8 engine with a capacity of 3.0 liters has been transplanted. Featuring a compression ratio of 9.1 to 1, this V8 unit is believed to be sourced from a Ferrari 308 and is similar to the mill found inside the engine bay of the Lancia Thema 8.32. For this particular hot rod, this Ferrari 3.0-liter V8 engine was even made more powerful thanks to the installation of the Twin Turbonetics Turbochargers as well as its one-off stainless steel high-flow headers courtesy of Alan Lee as complemented by pre-bend tubing from Cone Engineering.Read the entire article Red 1932 Ford Hot Rod burns with 950-hp V8 bi-turbo engine from Ferrari
Aston Martin may be known for building many of the stylish Bond cars we see on the big screen but nobody really knew how it can get super aggressive when it comes to undermining the competition. Until now.
Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO recently discussed with Autoblog and shared more details about its plans for a mid-engine supercar. Like he said, the 488 GTB is the best car in its segment and that they are hell-bent on competing against it.
When asked how the company is going to take on the Ferrari 488 GTB, Palmer admittedly said that they need to recruit some of Ferrari’s key people particularly the head of engineering and the head of powertrains. In fact, he also admitted that there are three of them who are now already working for him.Read the entire article 3 of Ferrari’s top guys are now with Aston Martin, first task is to build 488 GTB competitor
It was not so long ago when Ferrari said that they will never build an SUV. But Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in his speech at the New York Stock Exchange on October 9 that Ferrari is “dead serious” about their plans for a utility vehicle, which he refers to as the “FUV”. But after saying that, he also mentioned that it will take about 30 months for the automaker to decide on the production volume.
The 65-year-old CEO added that they’ll need to learn to master the relationship between scarcity and exclusivity before they can balance the desire to grow and widen their product portfolio. However, it is likely that production volume will be kept low so that the vehicle remains exclusive.
Many of us are surprised to hear that there will soon be a Ferrari SUV, considering the fact that they have been denying rumours of such a vehicle many times in the past. Though back in August, they did say that an SUV will probably happen. The reason why the automaker decided on this is probably because they know that the super SUV segment will expand significantly in the next few years. And one of their main competitors would be models like the upcoming Lamborghini Urus.Read the entire article Marchionne confirms Ferrari SUV production
Oh, can you say that again? There’s a “used” Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta with 0 km mileage and with a listed price of $7,349,400. Okay, so let’s just round that off to 7.35 million USD or 27 million dirhams to be exact. Too much or just right? You be the judge. While Ferrari hadn’t officially revealed the Aperta’s unit price, it’s believed each came with a $3.9 million price tag. The only problem if you’re a true fan and are loaded is that all examples were sold out even before it was officially launched. If you were one of those who didn’t make the cut, you have to bear the higher price margin set by certain dealers or former owners.
James Edition, the world’s luxury marketplace, has recently posted this LaFerrari Aperta in Rossa Corsa body pain offered by a premium seller based in Dubai. For those who missed out on obtaining the fastest open-top Ferrari ever built, you should know that the dealership in UAE is under the name of GTR Motors and is located in Al Aweer New Auto Market Block 2, Showroom Number 18.
Spec details show a 2017 year model LaFerrari Aperta with 8 cylinder engine, automatic gearbox and an all-wheel drive drivetrain. The left-hand drive cabriolet is also featuring Ferrari’s iconic red paint job with black interior. While the description said it is “used” and the odometer shows otherwise, it could only mean that its first owner had bought it for “investment” purposes.Read the entire article $7.35 million LaFerrari Aperta is looking for new owner in Dubai
We have already reached a generation wherein automakers are making the switch from gasoline engine cars to hybrid and all electric vehicles. So far, the trend is for automakers to gradually transition their range to accommodate electric vehicles. That’s why it is significant news when automakers say that they’re not looking into electrifying their models.
While Porsche and Bentley are joining the norm by developing sports cars, it seems like Ferrari and Lamborghini have no plans of doing so, and they have just confirmed it, according to Automotive News. Both Italian automakers do not believe that electrification is the future of supercars, but they do believe that hybrid options are.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Michael Leiters, Chief Technology Officer of Ferrari, said in an interview with Automotive News that it will take a lot more time, effort and innovation to get the same performance, and more importantly the driving pleasure of what we have today with the non-electrified models. It will not be that easy to replicate the performance and ease that we have now.Read the entire article Ferrari and Lamborghini still not keen on producing electric sports cars
We’d like to believe that this Ferrari GTC4 Lusso SUV is not a fragment of another designer’s imagination. But in reality, it is. Since many of us love cars but only a few get the chance to actually design one, Spdesignsest on Instagram has digitally rendered this Ferrari into a sport utility vehicle despite the constraints in the grand tourer’s actual product design, which obviously isn’t suitable for treading the rockiest terrains on earth. To that end, the rendering artist has digitally equipped the GTC4 Lusso with highly durable plastic cladding and higher suspension.
While the likes of Bugatti, Pagani Koenigsegg and McLaren aren’t entertaining such thoughts for now, only time will tell if the idea of an off-road SUV will actually prevail. Besides, a number of luxury car manufacturers have lately jumped into the growing SUV trend. There is Aston Marin’s DBX, Rolls Royce’s Cullinan and Lamborghini’s Urus just to name a few.
Oddly, Ferrari refuses to make use of the term SUV and would rather call it an FUV. Supposedly an off-road utility vehicle is on the cards, Ferrari would rather stick to its two-door setup even when the brand has come up with several limited edition four door wagons, sedans and even concept in the past. This includes the one-off Pinin concept sedan in 1980 which was built to commemorate Pininfarina’s 50th year anniversary. There were also Ferrari’s 456 Venice or the four door wagons and sedans commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei. The GTC4Lusso no doubt, being a four-wheel-drive four-seater vehicle is the most ideal candidate for off-road treatment from the house of Maranello.Read the entire article How does Ferrari’s Off-road GTC4 Lusso sound to you?
The very first fruit of the collaboration between the oldest bicycle maker in Italy (also in the world) and the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer has finally been introduced. Bianchi and Ferrari is presenting an all-new road bike – the SF01 – as the first of the Scuderia Ferrari branded high-performance bikes, as developed by taking inspiration from racing cars in the Formula One.
SF01 comes as the first-born of the “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project, with developments done in close collaboration between the R&D and Design departments of Bianchi and Ferrari. With a weight of only 780 grams, the SF01 is an ultra-light high-performance road bike. Made from carbon and benefiting from racing geometry, the SF01 is a really lightweight bike. In addition, the SF01 features a stiff carbon frame engineered with Countervail vibration cancelling technology. Employing a special fiber architecture and viscoelastic resin, this technology could cancel up 80 percent of vibrations, which means that power and control could be optimized further.
Moreover, the SF01 employs the Astute One saddle, which only weighs around 94 grams. This saddle is made of 3k carbon, the same materials used for the seats of Ferrari’s F1 race car. The handlebar of the SF01 is wrapped in Astute’s anti-vibration Luxury Black tape, which provides an iconic black-velvet effect. The new SF01 rides on Speed 40C Carbon wheels from Fulcrum. These wheels – featuring Scuderia Ferrari custom graphics and carbon hubs – weigh only 1,420 grams.Read the entire article $18,000 SF01 road bike is first product to come out of ‘Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari’ project
The Ferrari 812 Superfast may be one of the fastest cars you’ve seen or will ever see in the automotive industry. Given its 6.5 liter V12 engine, the Superfast can carry out as much as 800 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 530 pound feet of torque. It can also do the 0-100 kilometers per hour sprint in just 2.9 seconds before hitting its 211 miles per hour (340 kph) maximum speed. But the reason why it can perform that well, and fast is because of its sleek design.
Ignacio Albera was the man behind the 812 Superfast when it comes to the design. The model first made its debut earlier this year at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show as the successor of the F12Berlinetta. This example went through several and extensive aerodynamic testing that includes going through the wind tunnel, and now the company is putting this scale model up for auction as it heads to the RM Sotheby’s Leggenda E Passione sale.
The 812 Superfast scale model that is being offered to the public does not have the V12 engine. It also doesn’t have the drivetrain and the steering wheel. This scale model had been finished in hand-sculpted carbon fiber and some “prototype materials”. So why would history buffs and collectors want it? This half-scale model was used when the 812 Superfast car was being developed. That included testing of computational fluid dynamics results in the wind tunnel. Furthermore, it maintains its original modularity that was used to optimize the aerodynamic properties of the body.Read the entire article Ferrari 812 Superfast wind tunnel scale model will be auctioned off
Say goodbye to the Ferrari California T hardtop, the V8-powered grand touring sports car. But don’t be sad yet, as the Italian carmaker has already lined up a suitable replacement for the charming convertible – the new Ferrari Portofino.
Instead of retaining the already iconic moniker that is California, Ferrari has decided to give this new drop-top car a new name, one that reflects charm, elegance, luxury and sportiness.
Thus, Ferrari opted to name the California T successor as the Portofino, derived from a beautiful and charming town located in the northwestern section of Italy. In addition, the Italian sports car maker also named the launch color of this new V8 GT after the town – Rosso Portofino.Read the entire article 2018 Ferrari Portofino becomes official ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show
Back in the 1980s, Ferrari was not able to come up with a proper 288 GTO Group B racer that could go against the Audi Sport Quattro, as well as the BMW M1 and Porsche 959. This is why the racing series has been discontinued after four years in 1986. Decades later, there are still those who dream of a Ferrari Group B racer, and here is a rendering based on the 288.
This artist calls his work a 288 GTO R. Zoki Nanco imagined a modern version of the racer, complete with wings, louvers, and diffusers - and it is looking quite solid. We are pretty sure that the “R” in its name stands for race. Looking at it, it comes with a bit more aggression compared to the standard 288 GTO Group B, but less than the 288 Evoluzione that we saw in 1987.
By looking at the photos, it’s obvious that it is meant to stand out, with its beautiful orange paint combined with a strutted front splitter, side skirts, and a massive diffuser. Altogether, they complement the 288’s overall look. The rear comes with a wing that adds aerodynamic properties when it is on the track. It comes equipped with a set of HRE wheels that are wearing Yokohama tires. We can tell that this would stick out if it has been added to the Group B lineup.Read the entire article Zoki Nanco shows off rendering of Ferrari 288 GTO R
According to James Edition, the seller based in Esloo Netherlands, the limited edition Ferrari’s current mileage is at 118 km (73mi) and it also features the Ferrari 458 Speciale’s 600PS (447kW) naturally aspirated V8 engine. Then why is it more special? Read on.
The limited edition Ferrari was initially developed into a concept car as a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina, a renowned designer from Turin, Italy, who passed away in 2012. A year after the prototype’s premiere, Ferrari has put the car into production with only six examples in total, which also falls in line with Pininfarina’s 85th anniversary. All six roadsters were completely sold out following its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 with a sticker price of $3 million each.
Fast forward, one of the six bespoke Ferrari Sergio roadsters is now up for sale in the Netherlands with a listed price of a cool €4.3 million. That’s about $5,043,900 after the current exchange rates or $2 million more expensive than it was a couple of years ago. Sergio Pininfarina after all was called the “godfather of automotive design” and has always been associated with Ferrari. He has also designed cars for Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and was a board member of Ferrari for a number of years.Read the entire article This rare Ferrari Sergio could be yours for $5.06 million
Back in March 2011, we witnessed the Ferrari FF concept designed by Pininfarina at the Geneva Motor Show. It was a four-seater grand tourer with a four-wheel drive setup, hence its name. However, it turned out to be more like a crossover. Ferrari decided they would go for the FF instead of the F151 that was styled by Giugiaro since the latter did not earn the approval of Ferrari’s bosses.
It has been a couple of years since the F151 was rejected. Perhaps the company was not ready for a family car back then and everybody knew that Ferrari has no plans of coming up with an SUV. However, we have been hearing a lot about the Ferrari Utility Vehicle (FUV) lately, and this might be the first family oriented car that the company will be producing. Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne recently said in a conference call that the FUV “will probably happen”, though this might only be offered to “the selected few” if it gets approved.
Marchionne also said that the utility vehicle will still carry the same style of the prancing horse, and will have the same standards as any other cars they have done in the past. Though he did make it clear that the suspended model cannot climb rocks or go off-road. But then, this won’t be a big deal since that is not what Ferrari customers look for anyway. Just like the high-powered Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley Bentayga, these SUVs are only driven on smooth roads.Read the entire article Marchionne says that the Ferrari SUV will probably happen
2017 is looking great for Ferrari as they have just announced a 24 percent profit increase in the second quarter of the year. Apart from that, they have also shipped 5.3 percent more cars within the period and recorded €920 million ($1 billion) of revenue. That is 13.5 percent more than last year's figures. The company would like to give thanks to the LaFerrari Aperta and the GTC4Lusso for breaking their own record.
In the second quarter alone, the company shipped a total of 2,322 cars - or 118 more cars from the year before. Another contributor to the profit increase would be the V12 based models, these cars took account for another 36 percent sales increase. Besides the LaFerrari Aperta and the GTC4Lusso, the F12berlinetta and the F12tdf were also some of the faster moving models. If you didn't know, these models have already been phased out as the new 812 Superfast makes its way to the market. Other models from the 488 family, the GTC4 Lusso T from 2016 and the California T, are still going strong.
The company feels that by the end of 2017, they will reach over €950 million ($1.13 billion) in profit, while CEO Sergio Marchionne suggests that it could reach about €1 billion ($1.18 billion). This is possible as the company continues its domination in the Unites States and Australia, as well as with the anticipated success of the new Hong Kong dealership. The US has already seen a 3 percent increase, and a 20.5 percent increase in Australia.Read the entire article Business is looking good for Ferrari in 2017, profits jumped 24% in second quarter
Aston Martin is indeed taking powertrain technology (including engines, transmissions and electrification projects) very seriously as the British carmaker has tapped a man very well suited to the job of leading the development of these systems. Aston Martin has named Joerg Ross to one of its top positions, as Powertrain Chief Engineer.
Ross’ new role at Aston Martin makes him the man in charge of and responsible for the development of the carmaker engines, transmissions and electrification. Boasting more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Ross’ previous post was at Maserati, where he served as the Italian carmaker’s chief of advanced powertrain development. He also had held senior management roles at German engineering IAV, Scuderia Ferrari F1 and Ford.
Born in Remscheid, Germany, Ross has a degree and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He is fluent in a number of languages like German, English, and Italian. His appointment at Aston Martin follows the selection of Maximilian Szwaj, former chief of chassis and body engineering at Ferrari, as Chief Technical Officer and Vice President in December. Ross will be based at Aston Martin’s headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire.Read the entire article Aston Martin taps Maserati’s Joerg Ross as its powertrain chief engineer
Fans of Ferrari should prepare themselves for the eventuality that their favorite brand will be releasing in a few years an SUV, or at the very least a “utility vehicle.”
Development of this model is underway which the brand is calling, as of now, the F16X. Bloomberg reports that this new model is projected to make its official debut in 2021, given that it is expected to play a significant role in the plan to at least double company profits by the year 2022.
This will be part of a business plan spanning five years presented by CEO Sergio Marchionne. The overall goal is to increase the yearly deliveries to above 10,000 units, the current limit. Though the actual plan will still be officially fully disclosed by 2018, there is the expectation that given the stricter environmental guidelines, more hybrid models will likely be released. In the same report by Bloomberg, Ferrari believes it can attract new wealthy customers through hybrid models. Indeed, each model to be sold beginning 2019 will come with a hybrid version.Read the entire article Ferrari hopes to double profits by 2022 with release of its first SUV
Ferraris usually come in their most popular shade of red. This is because in the past, vintage race cars would be painted in the colour of their country, and red represented Italy.
Now, most people who get a Ferrari opt for the red exterior paint too. But then, there are so many other cool colours out there to make your Ferrari stand out even more. Check some of these out.Read the entire article Top 5 paint colors for a Ferrari sports car
One event that die-hard Ferrari fans should not miss is the Monterey Car Week that will run through the whole week of August 18. This is because the company will be bringing in a total of 70 iconic models, to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. All in all, these cars have a net value of half a billion dollars - or around $7.14 million dollars per car on average.
These models range from cars from the 1950s to the latest models out today. Along with the seventy cars that will be on display, there will be four special classes at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. These include: Ferrari Major Race Winners, Ferrari One-Off Spéciales, Ferrari Grand Touring, and Ferrari Competition. And before I forget to mention, there will also be a LaFerrari Aperta that will be showcased too.
To make the event even more exciting, Ferrari will auction some cars over Monterey Car Week. RM Sotheby’s plans to put 13 cars on the line, with an estimate price of $18 million. Meanwhile, Gooding and Company will be auctioning a 1966 275 GTB/C, expecting it to sell for $12 to $16 million, as well as a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet at $5 to $7 million, among other models.Read the entire article Ferrari marks 70th anniversary at 2017 Pebble Beach with 70-car display worth half a billion dollars
Ferrari has recently launched the New Power15 extended warranty program. The company developed this program in response to the notion that supercars are very expensive to maintain. Truth be told, it’s this impression that has dissuaded many car enthusiasts from taking the plunge into the uber-luxurious car club.
So with the new warranty program, the company’s coverage will include their new and old customers’ mechanical components up to 15 years. These major mechanical components include the engine, gearbox, suspension, power transfer unit, and steering. But the best thing about the New Power 15 is that this privilege can be transferred from the original owner to the new owners of the car, if it is a second-hand model. Furthermore, this applies to pre-owned Ferraris that go through “specific technical checks” and pass the test. So far, this is probably the best deal we’ve heard from any automaker. It’s also the longest warranty you could get from any brand out there.
That is not all. To make it clear, this sits on top of Ferrari’s existing four-year bumper-to-bumper warranty along with the seven-year maintenance-free program that new Ferrari customers get. Moreover, customers can purchase an additional year of full coverage, that can be added to the New Power that only begins on the sixth year. If you plan to keep your Ferrari maintained for more decades, you can extend this warranty yearly.Read the entire article Ferrari pampers its customers with 15-year warranty and transferable coverage
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