This is your first look at the successor to the Ferrari Enzo, which has the codename F150. The supercar will use a new carbon fiber chassis that uses four different types of carbon fiber, which are both hand-rolled and and produced in an autoclave. Ferrari reportedly used its experience in Formula 1 to create the new model. It's expected that the Enzo successor will be powered by a V12 engine, which should put out around 800 horsepower
Its been 20 years since the first Ferrari, a 348 TS, was ordered in Beijing. To celebrate this historical milestone, Ferrari will inaugurate its first ever permanent brand exhibition outside of Maranello at the Italia Center of Shanghai World Expo Park. Covering 900 square metres the Ferrari Exhibition will last for three years and will feature some of the best collections from the Maranello Museum divided into five topics, including Ferrari in China, Green Technology, Product, Design and Racing.
In addition, another part of the 20th anniversary celebration is the introduction of the 458 Italia special edition, in which only 20 cars will be dedicated exclusively to the Chinese market. The special edition 458 Italia's livery features unique Chinese elements and is finished in a brand new color called Marco Polo Red. The inspiration behind the livery came from the longma theme which is an old Chinese idiom which means "the vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse." The special Ferrari also features a golden dragon on the hood, which is offset by gold and black livery stripes symbolizing a racing track. It also rides on gold rims and the interior gets gold embroidery on the car's head rests. The engine start button is also inscribed with the simplified Chinese characters for 'start', and a '20th Anniversary Special Edition' plaque is set into the dash.
Ferrari has not announced the pricing for the special 458 Italia.
Ferrari has officially unveiled the most powerful and fastest supercar to ever wear a Ferrari badge, the F12 Berlinetta. The F12 Berlinetta, which is the successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano, is powered by a new 6.3L V12 that packs 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft. of torque. 80 percent of the F12 Berlinetta's torque is available at only 2,500 rpm, while the V12 can rev all the way up to 8,700 rpm.
The 6.3L V12 is mated to an F1 seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission that sends its power to the rear wheels. Ferrari claims that the F12 Berlinetta will reach 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.5 seconds and it has a top speed over 211 mph. The F12 Berlinetta also finishes a lap of the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, which is faster than any other Ferrari road car.
Overall the F12 Berlinetta's weight comes in at 3,362 pounds thanks to a new aluminum spaceframe and bodyshell that is made of 12 different kinds of alloys. The F12 Berlinetta weighs 154 lbs less than the old 599 although the structural rigidity has increased 20 percent. The F12 Berlinetta's weight distribution is 46:54.
The F12 Berlinetta will officially debut next week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show before it goes on sale in early 2013.
Ferrari has announced that the successor to the Ferrari 599 will officially debut on February 29th. Obviously Ferrari is excited about the successor, which will also hold the title of the "Most Powerful Ferrari Ever." Ferrari has released a teaser video of the new supercar that will be powered by a new 12-cylinder engine with up to 700 horsepower.
Ferrari is giving the Ferrari California a small facelift for the 2013 model year. To get us ready for its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, next month, Ferrari has released a couple photos and some specs.
There aren't really any changes to the outside, but under the hood the 2013 California is getting a power upgrade. The 4.3L V8 now puts out 490 horsepower and 373 lb-ft. of torque, an increase of 30 horsepower and 26 lb-ft. thanks to new exhaust manifolds and a tweaked ECU. Ferrari also managed to put the California on a diet. The 2013 California is now 66 pounds lighter. The additional power and lighter weight means that the California is now 0.2 seconds faster than the last model with a 0-62 mph time of only 3.8 seconds.
Ferrari has also put together a new optional Handling Speciale package, which includes modifications to the suspension to reduce body roll. The steering ratio is also 10 percent quicker.
Come back for more info from the show next month.
Over the weekend a total eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes were involved in a pileup in Japan. According to reports the accident was caused when one of the drivers lost control of his Ferrari while trying to change lanes. His supercar lost control and collided with the other cars. The accident occurred on the rain-soaked Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island of Honshu.
Fortunately no one out of the 14 cars involved was seriously hurt, although 10 were taken to the hospital. Sadly as you can tell from this video most of the cars involved are beyond repair. According to Bloomberg, the 60-year old man suspected of causing the accident could face up to three months in jail.
Check out the video after the jump...
The special-edition Ferrari FF came in an exclusive "Grigio Caldo" color and received a numbered interior plaque. The interior also featured semi-aniline leather and a matching custom luggage set.
Even though the special-edition Ferrari cost $400k, the 10 units that were for sale sold out in just 50 minutes.
Christmas is only two months away and if you're still trying to figure out what to ask for this year, Neiman Marcus has released its annual Christmas Book that is full of amazing and really expensive gifts.
This year the Christmas Book features a very special version of the 2012 Ferrari FF, which lists for $395,000. The standard Ferrari FF will cost you only around $300,000, but the Neiman Marcus edition is more special since only 10 units are going to be produced.
What do you get for almost $400k? Each Ferrari FF will come in a unique Grigio Caldo exterior color and the interior features a unique leather interior with matching luggage. The car also comes with a numbered plaque.
Last year Neiman Marcus offered the Chevy Camaro convertible, which reportedly sold out in three minutes.
Ferrari has announced that the pricing for the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider will start at $257,000. Compared to the coupe version, the pricing for the Spider costs about 15 percent more. Sales will kick off in Europe next month, with sales in the U.S. starting in January 2012.
The Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by a 562 horsepower 5.2L V8 that is mated to a dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift gearbox. The hardtop is made of aluminum and retracts in 14 seconds.
Ferrari has unveiled the convertible version of the 458 Italia, the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider. The Ferrari 458 Spider now holds the title as the world's first mid-engined car with a retractable hardtop.
The 458 Spider is set to debut next month in Frankfurt. It's powered by a naturally-aspirated, direct-injection 4.5L V8 that packs 562 horsepower. The engine is mated to a dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission.
The retractable hardtop is made entirely of aluminum and takes only 14 seconds to retract. The hardtop fits ahead of the engine bay and still enables the 458 to have luggage space behind the seats.
The one-off Ferrari Superamerica 45 was commissioned by collector Peter Kalikow and unveiled at the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza.
The Ferrari Superamerica 45 is painted in an exclusive Blue Antille that was meant to match one of Peter Kalikow's other cars, the 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet. He commissioned the car to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari owner.
The car is simply beautiful and it's a shame that only one will be built. With the touch of a button the roof of the roadster flips back with ease. Check out the video after the jump.
At this year's Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza, Ferrari is going to unveil the Superamerica 45, a unique one-off model.
The Superamerica 45 was styled by Ferrari Design and engineered and built-in house. The car was comissioned by collector Peter Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client. The design is bespoke, featuring a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce.
The Superamerica 45 is painted in an exclusive Blu Antille, a color that matches another important car in the client's collection - a 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet. The wheels are body-colored with a contrasting diamond finish to the spokes. The roof and other carbon-fiber elements of the bodywork - front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser - are in a special contrasting darker blue, a theme that is carried over to the cockpit which features dark blue carbon-fibre dash trim and driver zone.
According to one insider, "If you look at where we went from the F430 to the 458, and from the 612 Scaglietti to the FF, it is not hard to see where we want the next 599 to be. We are not looking for a small step."
Another source claims that it's entirely possible for the next 599 to have 700 horsepower, since the motor in the FF puts out 651 horsepower, which is 120 more than the old 612 Scaglietti.
The next 599 will be powered by a version of the 6.3-liter V12 that is also currently used by the FF. The engine is based on the original 599/ Enzo engine and is capable of 850-hp in the FXX Evoluzione.
Although the FF has all-wheel-drive, the next 599 will stick with a rear-wheel-drive setup.
The Ferrari FF is Ferrari's first ever four-seat four-wheel-drive model. It's powered by a 651 horsepower 6.3L V12 and it reaches 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds. Although the FF wasn't officially launched until this week, Ferrari has been showing off the car at private events. Those private events are the reason that Ferrari has already received over 1,000 orders. That's great news, but unfortunately Ferrari only has the capacity to build about 800 FFs a year.
The FF officially replaces the 612 Scaglietti and is already selling better than the old model, which only sold 3,000 units in seven years.
Ferrari hasn't announced the pricing for the FF, but it's expected to be around $360,000.
The FF stands for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel-drive). Ferrari's new flagship features a shooting brake design with its elongated roof and hatchback rear. Under the hood the FF is powered by a 6.3L V12 that puts out 651 horsepower and 504 lb-ft. of torque. It reaches 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph. Ferrari is has dubbed the four-wheel-drive system, 4RM and it weighs 50 percent less than a conventional four-wheel-drive system and helps the FF maintain a weight distribution of 47:53.
The Ferrari FF will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
"As Enzo [Ferrari, company founder] would say, we will never do four doors," said Felisa. "And we will keep this tradition."
Ferrari also stated before that it would not make a hybrid or use start-stop technology on its cars, but Felisa had this response, "Hybrid was forced on us by regulation, there is no regulation forcing us to do four doors."
"Frankly speaking no-one is asking for a four-door Ferrari. If you want a four door Ferrari we have a Maserati."
Last week the first US-market Ferrari 458 Italia was auctioned off at a charity event for $530,000 in which the proceeds went to help relief efforts in Haiti. Transformers director Michael Bay was at the event where he acknowledged that the Ferrari 458 Italia would become the newest Autobot to join Transformers in the Transformers 3.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5L V8 that puts out 570-hp and 398 lb-ft. of torque. It's mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission and reaches 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.
In the concept the electric motor puts out more than 100 horsepower and is mated to the rear of the dual-clutch 7-speed transmission. It operates through one of the transmission's two clutches and engages one of the two gearbox primary shafts. Thus power is coupled seamlessly and instantaneously between the electric motor and the V12. The electric motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries that are flat and positioned below the floorplan of the car. This has resulted in an even lower center of gravity. The electric motor and batteries have also gotten rid of the traditional starter motor and battery.
According to ASI the new kit, which consists of a new nose, air intakes and vents in front of the front wheels matches the aerodynamic performance of the stock 458 Italia. Of course the new kit is lighter.
It's not known if there willbe any performance upgrades to the 570-hp 4.5L V8.
The 458 Italia will be officially unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September, but Ferrari has been nice enough to release some of the info early. The 458 is powered by a 4.5L V8 that pumps out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The power is put to the ground through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. 0-62 mph comes in a fast 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.
We've already seen countless photos of Ferrari's newest model, the California. But these newest photos were actually taken in California (note the pics of the car on the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge).
The Ferrari California is powered by a 460 horsepower 4.3L V8 that is mated to 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The car reaches 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
Oh also just in case you're actually one of the few not effected by the current economic crisis, the Ferrari California is supposedly sold out through 2010.
Although Ferrari has denied that the automaker is working on a new entry-level Dino model, spy photographers have caught photos of what looks like a test mule for the car. Although the car is wearing 599 bodywork, it is obvious that there is something different about the car. According to Brenda Priddy the main sign was that the engine did not have the same engine sound as the other Ferraris. Basically the smaller Ferrari lacked the same rasp of the current Ferraris.