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Street-legal Ferrari FXX K Evo is digitally imagined

Today, what is considered to be the best track-only Ferrari model is probably the FXX K Evo that is based on the LaFerrari. Before that model came out, the most hardcore model was the FXX K. But no matter how cool you would be to own any of these two, both of them are not road legal.

It would be the fulfilment of every car enthusiast’s wish to see the FXX K or Evo going through modifications to become road legal just like models such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Aston Martin Vulcan.

We have yet to see Ferrari confirm such a plan but an artist has already done this virtually. From Aksyonov Nikita of Behance comes a rendering of a street legal FXX K Evo. It looks very similar to the track only version. The minor differences are mostly found on the front fascia. Imagine yourself taking this Ferrari out on the road.

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Ferrari reveals extremely limited FXX K Evo at Mugello Circuit

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.

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Zoki Nanco shows off rendering of Ferrari 288 GTO R

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.

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Ferrari unleashes turbocharged 488 Challenge

The recently held Finali Mondiali weekend event has uncovered the Ferrari 488 Challenge. The 488 Challenge now boasts a new level of performance as a result of its newly enhanced chassis, aerodynamics and engine. Powered by a 3.9 litre V8 that won this year’s International Engine of the Year Award, the car is also said to replace the track-ready Ferrari 458 EVO. The new 488 is the 6th model to take part in the Ferrari Challenge in time for its 25th anniversary this 2017.

Ferrari’s weekend long event held at the Daytona International Speedway was organized to provide drivers an opportunity to take part and win in International GT and prototype championship races. If you have been following their forums and social media fan page, then the Ferrari Finali Mondiali is no stranger to you. Not only are these events used as stepping stones, it also serves as exposure to help drivers go through much greater challenges in the future.

As a matter of fact, some have gone all the way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA and the Grand-AM Road Racing through their participation in the Ferrari Challenge series. But the main goal of this challenge is perhaps to show-off what Ferrari has up on its sleeve, don’t you think?

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Acquiring an automobile that has been driven by big-name drivers like Juan Manuel Fangio is a source of pride for any serious collector. Fangio, who won the Formula One World Championship five times, has driven a number of brands, including Ferrari.

Now, those who are looking for a car that links Fangio and the automobile maker can head over to RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” sale event which will take place on December 10 in New York City. There, they can find a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM.

Bearing the chassis number 0626, the Ferrari 290 MM will be auctioned to the public during the event. If you’re particular about a car’s history, you’ll be delighted to know that the model was once driven to races by several of Ferrari’s F1 drivers including Fangio himself.

Read the entire article RM Sotheby to auction ex-Works 1956 Ferrari 290 MM driven by Fangio, 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial

At this year’s Festival of Speed, Ferrari is unveiling its most recent mid-rear-engined V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, and the FXX-K to UK audiences. These two cars will be participating in the 1.6 mile Goodwood Hill Climb together with a full supporting lineup of Ferrari cars. The 488 GTB would be the first mid-engined twin-turbo V8 from Ferrari ever since the legendary 288 GTO and F40.

It boasts 650CV and has a one-of-a-kind engine management system that produces torque in a controlled and sustained manner with zero turbo lag and response times similar to that of a naturally-aspirated V8 engine. It comes as no surprise that the vehicle is powered by a new 3902 cc V8 turbo engine that produces an outstanding 670 hp at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of torque in the seventh gear.

This is different from the 3855 cc unit that is used on the California T. The rear wheels get power through a modified seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox taken from the 458 Italia. Ferrari said that the gearbox is equipped with a new Variable Torque management system that can smoothly release the torque right across the rev range.

Read the entire article Ferrari to show off 488 GTB and FXX-K at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Earlier this week, we told you that our Ferrari insider confirmed the launch of the LaFerrari XX at Abu Dhabi. Today, the vehicle was officially unveiled: this is the Ferrari FXX K. According to Ferrari, the K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system, which means that the exclusive clients who will get behind the wheel will get an unprecedented driving experience.

Just as we told you, the Ferrari FXX K offers a total output of 1050 hp, 860 hp delivered by the 6.2-liter V12 petrol engine and 190 hp by the electric motor, while the maximum torque is in excess of 900 Nm. Ferrari says That the engine features new camshafts and a modified valve train with mechanical tappets.

Moreover, the intake manifolds were redesigned and received a special type of polishing treatment, while the exhaust system was modified as its silencers were eliminated.

Read the entire article Ferrari FXX K is the LaFerrari XX we’ve been waiting for

Finali Mondiali 2014 a.k.a. the world’s biggest Ferrari event will be hosted for the first time in history away from European soil and brought to Abu Dhabi. The event will showcase over 250 exotic as well as limited series Ferraris and we will have a chance to see them from 3 to 6 December at the Yas Marina Circuit.

The Finali Mondiali weekend will conclude Ferrari’s racing year with the final races of the three Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Series (Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific) as well as the grand finale on Saturday. What not many of you folks don’t know is that the LaFerrari XX will also make its debut in Abu Dhabi and our source confirmed the fact that the vehicle will be shown to special customers who are heading there.

We already know that the vehicle will arrive with 1050 hp, which makes it more powerful than the road-going version and also more powerful than the McLaren P1 GTR. Although some reports suggested that the LaFerrari XX will get a turbocharged V6 engine, the track-focused vehicle will arrive with the same powertrain as the road car, which means a V12 engine and an electric motor.

Read the entire article Exclusive: LaFerrari XX debut confirmed for Abu Dhabi later this week

Although it is not official yet, reports from Spain said that Ferrari could return to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Still, this rumor was enough to push Daniel Pelligra and draw the first sketches of as possible LMP1 racing prototype from Ferrari.

The result was incredible and even Kimi Raikkonen shared one of the sketches on his Facebook account. We just can’t stop imagine seeing this beauty on the Circuit de la Sarthe.

And what if this racing prototype would carry the same technology seen on the LaFerrari, a 6.3-liter V12 engine delivering 800 hp and 700 Nm of torque as well as an electric motor with 163 hp (120 kW)?

Read the entire article Rendered Speculation: Ferrari LMP1 Prototype is pure madness

Today we found a strange photo in our email inbox and we were surprised to see the XX version of the LaFerrari. Although it was not a secret as Ferrari confirmed the new track-focused sports car, this is the first photo of the upcoming LaFerrari XX. As you can see from the photo, the vehicle features new wheels but also new lexan windows, just like any other race car.

Unfortunately, there are no details regarding the specs of the LaFerrariXX. Some sources said that Ferrari is preparing a twin-turbo V6 engine for the new vehicle, while other sources said that it will offer the same hybrid system, delivering over 1,000 hp.

Ferrari will offer more than 1,000 hp in order to take on McLaren’s P1 GTR that gets a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor that generate a total output of 1,000 hp. No matter what engine it will receive, the LaFerrariXX is expected to be more powerful than the standard version.

Read the entire article Are you the LaFerrari XX?

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has turned over a special edition Ferrari 599 XX Evo to Benjamin Sloss, an executive at Google, in Monza, Italy. The turnover, which entailed handing over of the keys to Sloss, was the result of a recent charity auction to raise funds for families affected by the earthquake that shook the Emilia Romagna region in May 2012.

The 599 XX Evo was the star item of the auction that also featured other Ferrari vehicles. Sloss eventually won the auction for the 599 XX Evo after bidding EUR1.4 million, all of which will go to charity. Tagging along the ceremonial turnover were Sloss’ wife Christine and Ferrari Scuderia drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

In addition to the Ferrari 599 XX Evo, Sloss also received an additional souvenir in form of a photo taken outside the team motorhome, alongside the Ferrari men. According to Sloss, he is thrilled with the event and is extremely happy to have contributed to the cause. Sloss remarked that he decided to participate in the charity event after hearing of the disaster that shook Italy, with hopes of helping with the reconstruction plans.

Read the entire article Google exec wins Ferrari 599 XX Evo at charity auction for quake victims

A new Ferrari will be revealed at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show: this is the 599XX with the Evolution package. The new package of performance-enhancing technical features will be available to clients for the 2012-2013 seasons. According to Ferrari, the new 599XX comes with improved chassis dynamics thanks to an active aerodynamic package integrated with the vehicles’ electronic control systems as well as a new set of Pirelli tires. Moreover, the car is more powerful, as the V12 engine delivers 750 hp and it also weighs 35 kg less.

As expected, the key to the aero package is the active rear wing design, which represents a new aerodynamic concept called ‘opening gap’. This wing features two flaps, with profiles similar to those used in Formula and can be rotated electronically in order to adjust the downforce between the front and rear axles in relation to vehicle speed and the manoeuvre being effected.

Ferrari says that this active rear wing is actuated automatically according to specific parameters, which are integrated with the car’s other control functions (ESP, ABS, SCM and F1-Trac).

Read the entire article 2011 Bologna Motor Show Preview: Ferrari 599XX with Evolution Package

Ferrari has modified the 458 Italia to meet the rules for the American Grand Am race series. Ferrari actually based the Italia Grand Am on the Challenge version of Ferrari’s latest mid-engine product; however, it was tweaked so that it could go racing in the American series. When equipped with a restrictor plate, the 458 Italia Grand Am generates only 500hp from its 4.5-liter V-8 engine, a drop from its standard road car’s output of 562hp.

In comparison, the engine redlines at just 8000 rpm while that of the regular car has 9000 rpm. Grand Am rules require that the racer is not as aerodynamic as the road version. In addition, the Grand Am-spec 458 is equipped with Continental tires and a revised braking system but without ABS or traction control.

Drivers are protected from collisions by a new roll cage. Ferrari said that collisions more frequently take place in Grand Am racing compared to the European series.

Read the entire article 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am: details, photos and specs

Ferrari announced today that it ended a two day shakedown at Fiorano of the 458 GTC, the latest car from the Maranello-based manufacturer which will participate in the most important GT races at international level.

Jaime Melo, the Brazilian who competed in this year’s American Le Mans Series with the Risi Competizione team, was the man who helped Ferrari developing the new car.

Antonello Coletta, head of the Ferrari Corse Clienti Department had this to say about the initial testing of the 458 GTC: “We are pleased with the feedback we have had from the engineers and drivers about the car.”

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 GTC makes its debut on the Fiorano race track

At the Bologna Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled its new 458 Challenge race car, a lighter and faster version of its mid-engined supercar that will participate in the one-make race series from 2011. The 458 Challenge and the regular car share the same direct-injection, 4.5-litre V8 powerplant, which delivers 562bhp at 9000rpm.

As it is for track use, it features revised gear ratios and recalibration of the 458's F1 gearbox. To shave off some weight, Ferrari has reduced the thickness of the 458's body panels, and has increased its use of lightweight materials such as carbonfiber and Lexan. So far, Ferrari has yet to reveal this car’s weight.

The Challenge's chassis set-up comprises stiffer springs, single-rate dampers, 19in racing wheels, larger Pirelli slick tires and a lower ride height (down by 50mm).

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Challenge unveiled at the 2010 Bologna Motor Show

After Felipe Massa tested the ultra-exclusive Ferrari 599XX in Valencia, he commented that it is extremely powerful and has exceptional stability. He applauded the car especially since it has been planned for the track but is easy to drive. Ferrari 599X is a hardcore track-focused version of Ferrari's 599 Fiorano.

The 599XX replaced the FXX this year, and the program runs along similar lines. Customers gave feedback to Ferrari engineers that they intend to use in the development of future road cars.

The Ferrari 599XX gets a retuned version of the 599's V12 engine, with its rev limit boosted to 9000 rpm. By adopting a new crankshaft and using carbonfiber more extensively in ancillary parts, the weight was reduced.

Read the entire article Felipe Massa drives the ultra-exclusive Ferrari 599XX in Valencia

Finally, after few leaked photos, the new Ferrari 458 Challenge made its debut at the Annual Dealer Meeting in Maranello. Based on the 458 Italia, the new berlinetta from the Italian manufacturer will flank the F430 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in the 2011 season and will be the fifth model used by Ferrari in its one-make championship which, from next year, will extend in order to include a new Asia-Pacific series.

According to Ferrari, the 458 Challenge carries the same 4497 cc V8 engine capable to deliver 570 hp at 9,000 rpm.

Modifications were brought to the gear ratios and calibrations of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox. Further improvements include the E-Diff electronic differential, a first for Ferrari's track-only cars, but also a suspension set-up with solid aluminium bushings, stiffer springs, single-rate dampers, centre-nut 19-inch racing rims, larger dimension Pirelli slicks and a ride height lowered by 30mm all round.

Read the entire article Ferrari 458 Challenge: official details, photos and specs

In case you missed it, Ferrari is joining the world of crossovers. As SUV and crossovers continue to rule the demand in the automotive world, the Italian sports car maker saw that it is in its best interest to join the game with the new Ferrari Purosangue.

While this new crossover might officially arrive in a matter of years, this new Ferrari SUV might already be past the planning stage – if SupercarsNews is to be believed. SupercarsNews uploaded a video on its YouTube account with the description “Ferrari Purosangue spy spotted! The new SUV Ferrari mule on the road.” The video shows a camouflaged crossover entering the field of view of the camera. Then, the camouflaged vehicle comes to a full stop, but only for a second. Perhaps, its driver had no inkling that a spy photographer was waiting for an ambush. Then the camouflaged vehicle reverses to hide from the camera.

No thanks to the description, by SupercarsNews persons who would have seen the video would quickly believe that this test mule was an early prototype of the Ferrari Purosangue. However, the Ferrari vehicle on the video might not be a test mule for the Ferrari Purosangue crossover. Instead, it could be an elevated test mule for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. Since this test mule has a high ground clearance, it might have been mistaken for the Purosangue. As to why the test mule for the GTC4Lusso has a higher ground elevation, there is no clear reason yet.

Read the entire article Ferrari SUV will be named Purosangue

Just last month, Porsche unveiled the new 935 during the “Rennsport Reunion” motorsport event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. Featuring a body evoking the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 935 is definitely a race car you would want to drive in the track. Nonetheless, it isn't car you can just drive on the road from your garage to the track. After all, the 935 is a track-only race car and can’t be driven legally on the road.

The problem of getting a track-only race car from a garage to the circuit without circumventing any laws or local ordinances has already been solved a long time ago. To solve such a logistic issue, teams or carmakers have been using transporters, which can be large enough to accommodate more than one race car.

Such a situation is the main theme of one of the latest creative visual projects of Igor Shikitov, an automotive designer from Moscow, Russia. Posted at the Behance social creative site on October 3, 2018, Shikitov’s work was aptly titled “Volkswagen Renntransporter.” After all Porsche is now part of the Volkswagen Group.

Read the entire article Volkswagen Renntransporter is home on the wheels for your Porsche 935

They easily look like the modern reincarnationa of the 1948 Ferrari 166 MM, the Ferrari 750 Monza and the Ferrari 860 Monza. After all, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 that were recently introduced by Ferrari take inspirations from legendary Ferrari Sports cars of the past in terms of both design and engineering.

The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series dubbed as ‘Icona,’ as inspired by the carmaker’s iconic and legendary cars. The Monza SP1 and SP2 essentially blend the evocative design of Ferrari cars in the 1950s and the most advanced technology found in modern sports cars. The 1948 Ferrari 166 MM, the Ferrari 750 Monza and 860 Monza were credited for creating Ferrari’s legend in the 1950s through unprecedented wins in the World Sports Car Championship.

In terms of looks, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are essentially twins. However, the Monza SP1 is single-seat road car that can only accommodate the driver on the right side. On the other hand, the Monza SP2 is a two-seater that allows the driver to bring along a front passenger to the ride. In the Monza SP2, the tonneau cover has been removed, while a second protective screen and a second roll-bar are added. The front passenger sits in a cockpit that replicates that of the driver, sans the steering wheel and a number of controls.

Read the entire article Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are limited edition models inspired by iconic 1950s sports cars