2013 Novitec Rosso Ferrari F12berlinette N-Largo Photo Gallery

October 10, 2013 by  
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That is the name of a spectacular widebody version for the Ferrari F12berlinetta presented by NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading global refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello.

The body conversion kit is manufactured from ultra-light yet ultra-strong carbon fiber, and represents a winning combination of exciting design and aerodynamic efficiency. Also part of the conversion are tailor-made three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF5 NL forged wheels combining 21-inch rims in the front and 22-inch rims on the rear axle. Further features are a revised suspension with front lift function, and a power upgrade to 574 kW / 781 hp, which propels the two-seater to a top speed of about 350 km/h.

Upon customer request NOVITEC ROSSO also customizes the cockpit to the N-LARGO’s owner’s personal preferences down to the last detail.

205 centimeters: with this impressive width the NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO widebody version surpasses its original by exactly eleven centimeters on the rear axle. To this end the designers developed strikingly styled fender flares that are seamlessly joined to the production body. The larger wheel arches, for which precise-fit liners were developed, then offer space for the NF5 NL wheels, which were custom-developed for the NOVITEC ROSSO N-LARGO. The three-piece wheels are manufactured using high-tech forging technology. But that’s not all: the widebody version also made it possible to design the wheels with an extremely concave wheel spider and five delicate double spokes. The size 12Jx22 rims are shod with Pirelli P ZERO high-performance tires in size 335/25 ZR 22.

The N-LARGO front fenders create a striking hour-glass-shape effect. They replace the production components in their entirety and add six centimeters to the width of the F12 on the front axle. To create a decidedly wedge-shaped appearance, front wheels in size 9.5Jx21 with an equally concave centerpiece were custom designed for this sports car. Tires in size 255/30 ZR 21 were selected as the perfect option.

The development of the front and rear fender flares not only focused on fascinating looks. A lengthwise slot is integrated into the back of each front fender flare to assist in venting the air heated by the ceramic brakes from the wheel wells as quickly as possible. The rear flares feature large integrated brake cooling ducts that route the relative wind to the deceleration components.

Strikingly styled rocker panels, available with a matte or high-gloss clear-coated carbon-fiber finish or painted in body or contrasting color, ensure a smooth airflow between the N-LARGO fenders on the front and rear axle.

Key factors in the aerodynamic properties and the appearance are of course the fascia and spoilers of the NOVITEC ROSSO special model. The front and rear fascia, which replace the production bumpers, were not only restyled to match the fender flares.

The shape of front fascia and the central front blade, optionally available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish, lend the two-seater a decidedly aggressive glance. Their styling, which was optimized in the wind tunnel, reduces negative lift and further improves handling stability.

The new carbon-fiber front grille is the perfect complement. The hood receives some added striking highlights with the N-LARGO air scoops on the left- and right-hand side as well as with the central air deflection insert. Carbon-fiber covers for the exterior mirrors provide the finishing touches.

In the rear the combination of five-piece diffuser on the N-LARGO fascia and the large rear airfoil create additional aerodynamic downforce at high speeds. The subtle separation edge on the roof, which like the other aerodynamic-enhancement components is available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish, lends the sports car a full-blooded racing look.

The molding for the central rear fog lamp and the black tinted NOVITEC ROSSO taillights also demonstrate the great love of detail.

To round out the striking appearance of the N-LARGO and to further enhance dynamic handling, NOVITEC ROSSO lowers the ride height of the car by up to 40 millimeters with the help of special sport springs. Steep ramps such as can be found in a parking garage or speed humps can be navigated more easily with the optional front lift system. At the push of a button the hydraulic height adjustment raises the front axle by about 40 millimeters. At a second push of the button or automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h the ride height reverts to its original position.

To match the spectacular appearance, the NOVITEC ROSSO experts upgrade the 6.3-liter 12-cylinder four-valve engine. New mapping for the engine management system was developed in extensive test series on the test rigs and on the road. On the exhaust side a NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance quad exhaust, available with or without controlled butterfly valve, ensures exhaust emissions with low back pressure.

With 574 kW / 781 hp of power at 8,600 rpm and a peak torque increased to 722 Nm at 6,400 rpm the N-LARGO reaches a top speed of about 350 km/h.

NOVITEC ROSSO also offers custom exclusivity for the interior. The cockpit can be designed in leather and Alcantara in any desired color.

Source: Novitec Press Release

FERRARI RACING DAYS ARRIVES IN GERMANY

August 30, 2013 by  
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The Festival of Ferrari that is the Ferrari Racing Days has arrived in Europe for the event at Hockenheim Circuit. Crowds can expect three days of stunning Ferrari action with races for Ferrari Challenge Europe, test sessions for the XX program and for the F1 Clienti cars. There will also be the F1 show.

Ferrari Challenge will take part in the fifth race of an exciting season in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell categories. The man to watch in Coppa Shell is current points leader and local man Dirk Adamski, after a disappointing last round in Portugal he leads the championship by just 5 points. David Gostner will be determined not to let him use his home advantage as he aims to take home valuable championship points to boost his second position in the championship.

In Trofeo Pirelli, it is fast charging Ukrainian Sergey Chukanov who leads the charge with 107 points over Italy’s Daniel Mancinelli on 85 points after missing out on vital championship points after a qualifying crash ruled him out of the Le Mans event.

Joining the Ferrari Challenge on the circuit for test sessions will be eleven 599xx and three FXX cars. The crowds can also expect an exciting show from the six F1 cars taking part in the F1 Clienti program – the cars range from 1998 to 2008.

The Ferrari Racing Days starts on track at 9am on today (August 30th) with a test session for Ferrari Challenge and the action continues throughout the weekend.

Source: Ferrari Press Release

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2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale Photo Gallery

August 29, 2013 by  
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The 458 Speciale is the latest product of Ferrari’s core philosophy of extreme technological innovation and research which, in this instance, has yielded powertrain, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics advances that transform the already exceptional 458 Italia into a car genuinely worthy of the “Speciale” moniker. The result is a completely new, uncompromising, streamlined sports car concept.

Many of the sophisticated solutions being applied for the very first time to an in-range car in the 458 Speciale, including its advanced active aerodynamics, will become a standard feature of all new Ferraris in the future.

Flanked in the Maranello marque’s range by the multi-award-winning 458 Italia and 458 Spider, the new mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta was designed to boost both performance and driving emotion to unprecedented levels, yet simultaneously guarantee smooth, effortless control in all kinds of situations.

Having lavished meticulous attention on the power unit that was named “Best Performance Engine” at the International Engine of the Year Awards for two consecutive years, Ferrari has now built its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv) with an extraordinary specific power output of 135 cv/l , the highest ever achieved by a road-going naturally aspirated engine.

Thanks to an equally exceptional weight/power ratio of just 2.13 kg/cv, the 458 Speciale can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.0” (0-200 km/h in 9.1”) and also clocked a lap time of just 1’23”5 at the Fiorano Circuit.

Aerodynamic requirements guided the work of the Ferrari Styling Centre, which led the project in cooperation with Pininfarina, to sculpt the car’s forms to ensure they were more performance-oriented than ever. The most notable features in this sense are the front and rear movable aerodynamics which balance downforce and cut drag, thus helping make the 458 Speciale the most aerodynamically efficient range production car in Ferrari history (E Index of 1.5)

The technology used in the vehicle dynamics subsystems which gives the driver instant confidence and control at high speeds, natural power oversteer management and precise response to commands are further advances in an area in which Ferrari is already a well-established leader.

One of the most innovative content of the 458 Speciale is the Side Slip angle Control system (SSC) which makes it easier to achieve car control on the limit, thereby greatly improving driving emotions. Thanks to the development of an accurate new algorithm SSC performs instant-to-instant analysis of the car’s side slip, comparing it with the target value and then optimising both torque management (via integration with F1-Trac traction control) and torque distribution between the two wheels (via integration with the E-Diff electronic differential).

Part and parcel of the car’s development included Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres which were specifically honed for it in an intensive collaboration programme involving, amongst other factors, numerous track test and simulator sessions. Conceived for the 458 Speciale, they boost performance over a single lap in the dry as well as improving performance consistency in subsequent laps. They also allow the car to avail of maximum available grip in the wet.

The abovementioned technical content has improved the 458 Speciale’s single lap time and also delivers repeatability of that performance on subsequent laps that is absolutely unprecedented for a car not designed exclusively for track use. The result is that the 458 Speciale has the fastest response time (0.060 s) and highest lateral acceleration (1.33 g) ever achieved by a car in the Prancing Horse range.

The 458 Speciale will receive its public world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

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Source: Ferrari Press Release

 

NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Photo Gallery

August 16, 2013 by  
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An athletic design in combination with outstanding aerodynamic efficiency, high-tech forged wheels and a power increase to 569 kW / 774 hp with a top speed in excess of 345 km/h: NOVITEC ROSSO, the leading refinement specialist for the sports cars from Maranello, expands its extensive customization program for the Ferrari F12berlinetta.

Painted or clear-coated carbon fibers with a matt finish like in Formula One or with a high-sheen surface sealer: the NOVITEC ROSSO designers lend the current top-of-the-line model in the Ferrari product range an even more sporty appearance. Its development not only focused on the car’s looks: all bodywork components received their finishing touches in the wind tunnel and consequently optimize the sports car’s handling stability.

To further minimize negative lift on the front axle, NOVITEC ROSSO offers a three-piece aerodynamics upgrade, which consists of a front spoiler lip with attached air ducts and a central front blade. The upgrade increases downforce in the front at high speeds. But that’s not all: the spoilers in conjunction with the new surrounds for the brake air scoops, the hood insert and the front grille lend the F12 an even more striking nose.

The new rocker panels calm the airstream between the front and rear wheel arches and add some more visual muscle to the sports car’s appearance. The carbon-fiber covers for the exterior mirrors and the black side markers stylishly round out the view from the side.

The NOVITEC ROSSO designers’ marks are also clearly in evidence in the rear: despite its discrete appearance the rear separation edge is a factor in the optimal aerodynamic balance of the F12berlinetta as is the rear diffuser. The latter attaches to the production rear fascia and can be further enhanced visually with optional diffuser fins and a fascia cover made from clear-coated carbon fibers. The great love of detail is also evident in the carbon-fiber surrounds for the rear fog lamps and the tail lights, which in the spirit of the best NOVITEC ROSSO traditions are available in black.

A crucial role in the thrilling appearance of the Ferrari refined by NOVITEC ROSSO is of course played by the wheels that were custom-developed for this car. To further emphasize the wedge shape of the F12, NOVITEC ROSSO developed two tire/wheel combinations with staggered wheels, 21-inch wheels on the front axle and 22-inch rims in back.

In addition to the appearance, the performance specifications for the product engineers also demanded even more precise handling. The NOVITEC ROSSO NF4 high-tech forged wheels, which are available in any desired color, are among the lightest of their kind in the world. Their design features five delicate double spokes and thanks to their low weight they reduce unsprung mass, a crucial factor in the even more agile handling. The NOVITEC ROSSO NF4 9.5Jx21 wheels in front are fitted with Pirelli high-performance tires in size 255/30 ZR 21. Size 12Jx22 rear wheels with 335/25 ZR 22 tires ensure maximum traction.

Three-piece NOVITEC ROSSO NF3 alloys are available as an alternative for the F12berlinetta. They are mounted in size 9.5Jx21 on the front axle and in size 12Jx22 in the rear and feature the same size tires as the forged wheels. There rims also have an impressive design that features five double spokes and polished rim flanges. Like for all wheels NOVITEC ROSSO offers individual color schemes including outer flanges with a carbon-fiber finish.

The NOVITEC ROSSO sports springs lower the ride height of the Ferrari by up to 40 millimeters. The lower center of gravity further adds to handling agility. To make it possible to navigate past speed humps or parking garage ramps without problems, NOVITEC ROSSO offers a hydraulic lift system for the front axle. At the push of a button in the cockpit the front of cars can be raised, and returned to its original level by pressing the button a second time. The car also reverts to its normal ride height automatically upon reaching a speed of 80 km/h.

Another NOVITEC ROSSO domain is the creation of powerful performance kits for Ferrari sports cars. After the power therapy the 6.3-liter V12 of the F12berlinetta produces an extra 25 kW / 34 hp. The extra horses come courtesy of an upgrade to the engine management system with newly calibrated mapping for injection and ignition. In addition, a NOVITEC ROSSO high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts, available with or without controlled butterfly valve, is installed.

The NOVITEC ROSSO engine tuning not only offers a higher maximum power output of 569 kW / 774 hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque increased to 716 Nm at 6,300 rpm. Increasing the redline speed to 8,900 rpm also results in even shorter gear steps for the seven-speed F1 dual clutch transmission. Furthermore, top speed increases to more than 345 km/h.

It goes without saying that the NOVITEC ROSSO sport exhaust systems are also available separately without the performance kit. The versions with controlled butterfly valve give drivers of the F12berlinetta the option of manually switching the exhaust note with the manettino button of the steering wheel between discrete and markedly sporty.

NOVITEC ROSSO also offers exclusive refinement of the interior. The product portfolio ranges from carbon-fiber shift paddles to a designer interior crafted from leather and Alcantara in any desired color and upholstery style.

Source: NOVITEC ROSSO Press Release

DMC Ferrari F12 “SPIA” Middle East Special Edition Photo Gallery

August 12, 2013 by  
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DMC  launches a special version of the package, called the DMC F12 “SPIA” Middle East Edition: The standard Berlinetta comes with 740 PS, more than any street-legal Ferrari has had before, but that’s just too kind for the tuners from Duesseldorf. DMC have developed a performance package that pushes the Stallion from Modena to the 766 PS mark, slightly more than the regular F12 “SPIA”, a strength which enables the car to reach nearly 354 Km/H.

This newly gained power is in largely achieved thanks to the new Titanium Exhaust, which also holds another gimmick in petto, a martial brutal sound. An ECU refinement added the additional power for this special Edition.

 

All this is supported by a new set of forged 22″ Rims and Sport Springs. Designed as an upgrade to the OEM 20″ wheels, DMC decided to develop for a combination of 21″ at the front and 22″ at the rear. This does not only further add to the picture of a Lion waiting for its prey, but also improves the overall handling. And even though they are larger than their OEM siblings, they are some of the lightest found, because of their forged alloy nature.  The sport springs finalize the new appearance by supporting the new weight-ratio and handling.

The front is built in 9,5 x 21″ , using Pirelli Sport Tires in dimensions of 255/30, and the rear has the 12×22 dimension in dimensions 335/25. It is crucial to mention that DMC is using the highest-grade 3 piece wheels made of forged alloy, which can be ordered in Virgin Gold, Brushed Alloy / Black as seen here, or any other finish that the exclusive clientele sees fit.

Following DMC tradition, the car features a carbon fiber body kit with a whole new, aggressive new look and improved aerodynamics:

The front diffuser is exchanged with a prominent new lip splitter, which not only extends the car, but also features its own centric sword, overall improving the road stability. The front hood is completely replaced with a carbon fiber version, but the outer parts are due to be painted if clients choose to follow DMC’s design direction. The optional roof scoop which is yet another significant and bold item of DMC’s F12: The kit is gaining more prominence and sits in alliance with the hood which is exposed in the centre only. The extended side skirts not only add to better road stability by using a pair of diffuser plates, but also stand out with flaps that match the ones that are also found on the front diffuser.

The trunk receives a 599XX esque spoiler wing, which goes well along with the newly designed rear diffuser.

As all components of this kit, the diffuser is made of 100% carbon fiber, and it showcases giant fins that add further to the aggressive appearance. This is further underlined with the center black strip, and the matte paint color (not a wrap!), which DMC will only showcase on the Middle East Edition.

DMC also manufactures rear light replacements that have a tinted appearance, which looks especially good on red, blue, or really any body color. It’s worthwhile to mention that DMC guarantees again no visible damage by using their components, the car can be, at any time, be returned to the OEM look, which can be useful.

The package is finalized with exclusive interior refinements using Italian fine leathers and carbon finer. Plenty of buttons and trims are available as a small package, a redesigned steering wheel adds on to complete a medium package or the whole interior can be redone for the VIP package. Small and Medium Projects can be done remotely, but the car needs to be shipped to Germany if a whole interior make-over is requested.
About DMC:
Located in the beautiful German city of Duesseldorf, DMC Exotic Car Tuning is currently leading the race for high-tech quality carbon fiber production on an industrial level. The company’s founders have been actively involved in tuning Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s for many years before deciding to start DMC. Nowadays, the company’s focus is on the refinement of luxury automobiles by creating dynamically enhanced body kits & car interiors. A strong focus on carbon fiber and special leathers like Ostrich define the German tuner’s design character.

Source: DMC Luxury Press Release

Updated Photo Gallery for the 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari

August 1, 2013 by  
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The wraps are finally off the LaFerrari. The Prancing Horse’s eagerly-anticipated limited-series special, of which just 499 will be built, made its world debut today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

“We chose to call this model LaFerrari,” declared Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, “because it is the maximum expression of what defines our company – excellence. Excellence in terms of technological innovation, performance, visionary styling and the sheer thrill of driving. Aimed at our collectors, this is a truly extraordinary car which encompasses advanced solutions that, in the future, will find their way onto the rest of the range, and it represents the benchmark for the entire automotive industry. LaFerrari is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula 1.”

For Ferrari the development of a limited-series special like the LaFerrari represents an opportunity to experiment with all the technological solutions that will later filter down onto the production cars. Of particular significance in this context is the introduction of the hybrid system which, making full use of the Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 KERS know-how, has resulted in a solution that exalts Ferrari’s fundamental values – performance and driving thrills. The hybrid technology used, known as HY-KERS, represents the perfect combination of maximum performance and lower emissions. LaFerrari in fact emits just 330 g/km of CO2 but without resorting to electric-only drive which would not fit the mission of this model. The HY-KERS system is, however, designed so that in future applications a car can be driven using exclusively electric power for a few kilometres and, during development testing, a full-electric version of LaFerrari achieved just 220 g/km of C02 emissions on the combined cycle.

The LaFerrari is equipped with dynamic controls that are integrated for the first time ever on a Ferrari road car with active aerodynamics and the HY-KERS system. Thanks to Ferrari’s proprietary logic which govern all the systems, the car can achieve absolute levels of performance, aerodynamic efficiency and handling without any form of compromise in any area. A very advanced and uncompromising approach was also taken with the interior design which features an HMI inspired by F1 single-seaters.

Architecture

The LaFerrari’s architecture posed the first challenge for the Prancing Horse team at the planning stage of the design. The aim was to achieve ideal weight distribution (59% at the rear) and a compact wheelbase despite the extra bulk of the hybrid system. The result is that all of the masses are situated between the car’s two axles and as close as possible to the floor to lower its centre of gravity (by 35 millimetres) and thereby guarantee dynamic handling and compact dimensions.

The layout of the cabin made a significant contribution in this regard. The seat is fixed and tailored to the driver while both the pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. The driving position is similar to that of a single-seater and was designed after consultation with the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who played an active role throughout the entire development process.

The LaFerrari’s chassis features no less than four different types of carbon-fibre, all hand-laminated and autoclave-cured in the racing department using the same design and production methods as the Formula 1 car. This helped optimise the design: various functions were integrated (e.g. seats and battery compartment) into the chassis to improve torsional rigidity (+27%) and beam stiffness (+22%) whilst cutting weight.

Powertrain

The LaFerrari is the first car in Ferrari history to be powered by the HY-KERS system. The ICE represents the pinnacle of engine development and research, with a 6262 cc V12 that punches out 800 CV and revs to a maximum of 9,250 rpm, a record for an engine of this displacement. It also features a very high 13.5:1 compression ratio and a high specific output equal to 128 CV per litre. The engine is coupled with a 120 Kw (163 CV) electric motor, giving it a combined power output of 963 CV.

The high torque levels available at low revs from the electric motor allowed the engineers to optimise the internal combustion engine’s performance at higher revs, thus providing a constant supply of exceptional power throughout the rev range. Total torque generated is in excess of 900 Nm. The hybrid system is composed of two electric motors developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli – one powering the driven wheels and the second the ancillaries – and a battery pack attached to the floor of the chassis consisting of cells that are assembled in the Scuderia Ferrari department where the KERS for the F138 is also made. The Scuderia’s expertise allowed considerable savings in weight and size of the individual components and the batteries weigh just 60 kg while providing the highest energy density possible for this kind of application.

The batteries are charged in different ways: under braking (even hard braking with the ABS active) and every time the V12 produces more torque than required, such as in cornering. In the latter instance, rather than the being sent to the wheels, the excess torque is converted to energy and stored in the batteries.

The electric motor is coupled with the F1 dual-clutch gearbox to the benefit of optimal weight distribution, but also to boosting energy efficiency as torque is instantly available to the wheels and, vice versa, from the wheels to the electric motor in recharging.

Aerodynamics

Active aerodynamics play an essential role, as they allow a complete adjustability of the car’s configuration to attain LaFerrari’s exceptional performance.

The engineers’ aim was to deliver the highest degree of aerodynamic efficiency ever achieved with any road car, with a coefficient of nearly 3, thanks to technical solutions honed with CFD analysis and fine-tuned in the F1 Wind Tunnel.

To boost efficiency, the LaFerrari sports active aerodynamic devices front (diffusers and guide vane on the underbody) and rear (diffusers and rear spoiler) which generate downforce when needed without compromising the car’s overall drag coefficient. These devices deploy automatically on the basis of a number of different performance parameters which are monitored in real time by the car’s dynamic vehicle controls, thus guaranteeing the ideal configuration on the basis of the driving conditions.

Control systems

One further innovative aspect of the LaFerrari is the integration of its active aerodynamics and hybrid system with the other dynamic control systems aboard. This means the car responds intelligently to driver inputs, making for a seamless blend of unprecedented performance and unparalleled driving emotions.

Proprietary Ferrari algorithms deliver optimal integration of the electric motor and V12 for instantaneous response. In cornering, for instance, the HY-KERS keeps the V12’s revs high to guarantee better acceleration on exit.

The LaFerrari’s Brembo braking system is also integrated with the hybrid system, and incorporates several new features, including new lightweight callipers designed to guarantee correct cooling and carbon-ceramic material (CCM) discs featuring a new composition.

The car’s extreme performance potential called for a different tyre set-up, with 265/30 R 19 Pirelli P-Zeros on the front and 345/30 R 20s on the rear.

All in all the car guarantees maximum driving thrills in every situation and performance levels are top level: 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0-200 km/h in under 7 seconds, a lap time at Fiorano of under 1’20” – 5 seconds faster than the Enzo and over 3 seconds faster than the F12berlinetta. LaFerrari is thus the fastest road car in Maranello’s long history.

Styling The Ferrari design team led by Flavio Manzoni developed the LaFerrari’s styling working in close synergy with the engineers to emphasise the exacting link between form and function. The result is an extreme, innovative design which retains close links to the marque’s tradition. This is most evident in its side profile: the car has a sharp, downward-sloping nose and a very low bonnet which emphasises its muscular wheelarches, a clear nod to the gloriously exuberant forms of late-1960s Ferrari sports prototypes.

The LaFerrari’s body has been given a sculptural treatment heavily influenced by its clearly F1-inspired aerodynamics and a tail section that exudes uncompromising sportiness.

Inside there’s a newly-designed steering wheel sporting all the major commands, and the gear-shift paddles are now longer and more ergonomic. The signature bridge on which the F1 gearbox functions are clustered has taken on a sleek, suspended wing-like shape. The whole interior, in fact, has a fiercely track-inspired, pared-back allure.

The Ferrari range

Aside from the new limited-series special, the Ferrari stand also features the complete range which is the most wide-ranging and critically acclaimed in its entire history. The five models all share the same Ferrari DNA in terms of performance, driving pleasure and technology, yet each one has its own strongly unique identity, in line with the company’s philosophy of “different Ferraris for different Ferraristi”.

Ferrari’s 12-cylinder GT sports car prowess is represented at Geneva by the FF, the very first four-seater and four-wheel drive in Prancing Horse history. It will be sporting a Grigio Ingrid livery with an elegant glass roof and Iroko interior. The FF is also now seamlessly integrated with Apple technologies, thanks to direct access to the infotainment system via SIRI voice commands and the adoption of two iPad Minis as the entertainment system of choice for the rear seat passengers.

Blistering performance and sublime driving pleasure even at low speeds are assured behind the wheel of the multi-award-winning F12berlinetta, which is powered by a mid-front V12. Unique handling characteristics, extreme aerodynamics and an innovative yet classic design are its signatures. The car on show at Geneva has a Grigio Silverstone livery and a Sella di Cavallo interior.

Moving on to the 8-cylinders, the California 30, in sophisticated Nero Stellato with a Crema interior, is a convertible GT that uncompromisingly marries sportiness and versatility. The California’s already-massive popularity with both press and public alike grew still further after its V8’s output was upped by 30 hp to 490 hp, and 30 kg was slashed off its overall weight.

The blistering 458 Italia is a sublime, thoroughbred sports car. It and its drop-top sibling, the 458 Spider, are equipped with the same extraordinary mid-rear-mounted V8 engine which was named International Engine of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. These two models continue Ferrari’s glorious tradition with this particular layout. The coupé seen at Geneva sports an aggressive Bianco Avus livery and sleek black interior with carbon-fibre trim, while the Spider, which dominates the Tailor-Made extreme personalisation area, takes its inspiration from the legendary 1957 250 Testa Rossa that sold for a record 16 million dollars at auction at Pebble Beach in 2011. It has the same red and blue livery and a host of competition car details in its cabin, not least of which are suede-upholstered seats and Alutex trim.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

HY-KERS system
Total maximum power 963 CV
Total maximum torque >900 Nm
V12 maximum power* 800 CV @9000 rpm
Maximum revs 9250 rpm
V12 maximum torque 700 Nm @6750 rpm
Electric motor output 120 Kw (163 CV)
CO2 emissions** 330 g/km

Performance
Maximum speed over 350 km/h
0-100 km/h <3 sec
0-200 km/h <7 sec
0 – 300 km/h 15 sec

ICE
Type 65-deg. V12
Bore and stroke 94 x 752 mm
Total displacement 6262 cc
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Specific power 128 CV/l

Dimensions
Length 4702 mm
Width 1992 mm
Height 1116 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Weight distribution 41% fr, 59% r

Gearbox
7-speed DCT

Suspensions
Front double wishbones
Rear multi-link

Tyres(Pirelli P-Zero)
Front 265/30 – 19
Rear 345/30 – 20

Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)
Front 398 x 223 x 36 mm
Rear 380 x 253 x 34 mm

Electronic controls
ESC stability control
High performance ABS/EBD Performance anti blockage system/electronic brake balance
EF1-Trac F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid system
E-Diff 3 third generation electronic differential
SCM-E Frs magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (Al-Ni tube)

Aerodynamics
active

* with dynamic ram effect
**Undergoing homologation

Source: Ferrari Press Release

For Sale: 2005 Ford GT Coupe

Fort Lauderdale Collection is proud to present this 2005 Ford GT Coupe. Inspired by the iconic GT40 of the 1960′s, the limited-production GT has become famous in its own right.

Even by today’s standards, its performance specs are sublime, and very few vehicles on the road anywhere can even hope to keep up. Powered by a 550 hp 5.4 liter V8, this world-beater can do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 in 7.4 and the 1.4 mile in 11.2 seconds @126.2 mph. Top speed is 205 mph (and that’s electronically limited).

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Built for the 2005 and 2006 model years, only 4038 of these were ever made, And you won’t find one nicer than this. It has just 554 miles on it, and it is pristine inside and out. It has every available option: Racing Stripes, BBS Wheels, Red Calipers and the Mcintiosh audiophile sound system.

CNBC.com ranked this car #7 in an article entitled “The Most Collectible Cars of the Future” and money.cnn.com dubbed the GT ”America’s investment-grade car”. Whether you’re looking for an awesome drive or an investment for the future - or both - this outstanding Ford GT will fill the bill.

Please take a look at all of our gallery pictures, and feel free to call or email us if you have any questions at all.

Fort Lauderdale Collection is committed to offering only the finest vehicles we can find to our potential clients. We welcome you to come to our facilities, meet our sales associates, test-drive our precious vehicles and judge for yourself.

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For Sale: 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

Domani Motor Cars is absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of this show-winning 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta!  Finished in lovely Azurro California over Crema and Blu Medio two-tone, the 550 has ONLY 2,267 miles.  It is in excellent condition inside and out!

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The 550 Barchetta is the quintessential Ferrari grand touring machine: a front-engine V12 drop-top, covered with beautiful paint and draped in the finest leathers.  The Barchetta represents one of the rarest Ferraris on the road today.  Number 268 of only 448 produced, this Barchetta is specified with all the right options: Colored Upper Dashboard, Roll Bar Upholstery Color, Colored Steering Wheel, All Stitching in Color, and the highly coveted “Fiorano” Handling Package w/ Connolly Leather Covered Racing Seats!  The Fiorano Handling Package turns the already capable Barchetta into a genuine sports car, and adds performance oriented suspension and modular wheels.  Azurro California is another rarity among these cars and further vaults this Ferrari to collector status.  This is one of the most jaw-dropping motorcars we have ever seen!

This Barchetta has been shown at many world-renowned events such as the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic XVI, where at Mar-a-lago it brought home The Palm Beach Cup!  It was voted #1 for the People’s Choice!

The Ferrari is complete with ALL books, tools, keys, flashlight, window sticker, car cover, Becker Audio code card, and The Palm Beach Cup trophy.

If you are looking for a piece of Ferrari history that is destined to be a future classic, search NO MORE!  The Ferrari has been well-maintained and absolutely babied… all it needs is a new home.  This opportunity only comes along once in a blue moon!  Call us today!

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, we thank you for considering our vehicle and invite you to come in, call, or email our experts and experience the Domani Motors difference!

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1990 Ferrari F40 Offered at Mecum Monterey

On July 21, 1987, automotive journalists from around the world assembled at the civic center near Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters for an audience with the Old Man himself. The occasion: the unveiling of the Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, the result of Ferrari’s instruction to his engineers to build the best car in the world.

The F40 was indeed a technological tour de force, combining superbly executed engineering conventions with brilliant innovation. Its maximum speed of 201 MPH necessitated Pirelli’s all-new Z-rated P700 tires mounted on center-locking F-1 style aluminum wheels, behind which reside huge Group C-derived 13-inch Brembo brakes. The otherwise conventional all-independent A-arm/coilover suspension bore the added benefit of automatic ride height adjustment, a concession to the changing road conditions the F40 would face in the real world. The F40’s 3.0L twin turbo 4-cam V-8 made no such compromises, boasting 478 HP at 7,000 RPM while delivering its maximum 425 lb-ft of torque at just 4,000, making it docile at low speeds yet ready to instantly launch the car forward with overwhelming ferocity. Sculpted in carbon fiber for minimal weight and maximum downforce, the F40’s stunning Pininfarina bodywork has gained iconic status in the intervening years, more for its artful forms than its aerodynamic efficiency; so too its strictly functional cockpit with its highly bolstered seats, simple padded steering wheel, gated shifter and analog instruments.

Sold new by Ferrari of Los Gatos on June 21, 1991, this one-owner 1990 Ferrari F40 has been driven just 473 miles. Accompanied by its original window sticker the supercar received its first service on October 6, 1992 at 459 miles and was then placed in storage, where it remained until April 26, 2013. One of only 1,311 produced from 1988 to 1992, it is a superb, virtually untouched example of the last Ferrari commissioned by Enzo Ferrari before his passing on August 14, 1988, barely one year after he introduced the F40 as the world’s fastest production automobile.

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For Sale: 2013 Ferrari California 30

Rosso Corsa over Beige Interior with Black Carpets. Options include: Grigio Silverstone Brake Calipers, Carbon Fiber Driver Zone with LEDs, Carbon Fiber Rear Moulding, Cruise Control, Full Electric Seats, Heat Insulating Windscreen, Special Handling Package, Scuderia Shields, Diamond Stitched Front and Rear Seats, Full Electrochromic Mirrors+Homelink, Parking Camera, Seat Piping in Black, Aluminium, Drivers & Passengers Footrest, Center Door Panels in Diamond Stitched Leather, 20″ Diamond Finished Sport Wheels, White Rev Counter, Hi Power Hi-Fi System, Exterior Sport Grilles and Special Stitching in Black. This 2013 Ferrari is covered by a 3 year factory warranty with no mileage restriction and also features 7 year vehicle maintenance. Inquire today regarding Lease and Finance options through Ferrari Financial Services. Contact Sean at 801-521-0340.

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