Posts tagged FERRARI
Ferrari Debuts SP38 Supercar Made for One Customer Only

Crafted for “one of Ferrari‘s most dedicated customers,” the SP38 is in a class all its own. Crafted from the chassis and running gear of a 488 GTB, the SP38 sports design details influenced by the F40, including rear spoiler and engine cover construction influenced by the heritage car. Boasting ultra-thin headlights and a carbon fiber flip-up assembly, the SP38 was designed with speed in mind, as its owner reportedly maintains a “deep passion for racing.” According to Top Gear, stats may include a 0-62 time of approximately three seconds with a top speed of 205, if the SP38 is comparable to a standard 488 GTB. The unique car is one of Ferrari’s one-off models, never to be repeated again.

Check out the car in all its glory, and visit Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 26 to see the vehicle on display for a limited time.


The New Maserati Levante Trofeo Hides a Ferrari-Built Engine

After a few teasers, Maserati recently unveiled the Levante Trofeo, which will debut at this week’s New York Auto Show.

Looking to combat Porsche‘s Cayenne Turbo, the Levante Trofeo features a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine built by Ferrari which cranks out 538 lb-ft of torque and 590 horsepower. The powerful engine enables the road monster to go from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach speeds in excess of 300 km/h.

To match the monstrous engine is an aggressive exterior led by Full Matrix LED headlights, vertical grid grill, honeycomb mesh air intakes, ventilated hood and carbon fiber accents. While the four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and a body-color diffuser continue the aggressive look found at the front of the car.

The luxury sports aesthetic continues in the interior of the car with sculpted sports seats, matte carbon fiber trim and a unique instrument cluster with V8 badging. Set to enter production this summer, Maserati’s Levante Trofeo is set to receive an exclusive North American launch edition sometime next year.

For more automotive news, Pagani is now recalling every Huayra BC and Roadster sold in America.



Ferrari Debuts Its First Four-Seater With a V8 Engine, the GTC4Lusso T

At the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Italian car manufacturer Ferrari is set to unveil the GTC4Lusso T — its latest grand tourer. This vehicle will be the first four-seat Ferrari that features a turbocharged V8 engine, making it an ideal sporty daily car. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.9 liter V8, the car is capable of 600 horsepower and 560 pound-feet torque. Additionally, the latest iteration abandons the all-wheel-drive of its predecessor, instead opting for a Slip Slide Control four-wheel steering rear-wheel-drive setup. The GTC4Lusso T will be marketed as an complementary vehicle, rather than a replacement with its comfort and performance-focused design. Head over to Ferrari for more information.

Ferrari Says Farewell to the FF and Hello to the GTC4 Lusso

Ferrari’s short lived FF — an abbreviation for the “Ferrari Four” because of it’s four-wheel-drive feature — has officially come to an end. While some argue that it was one of the most aesthetically “interesting” Ferrari super cars, apparently the Italian automakers aren’t completely done with the “shooting brake” design, as they now unveil the GTC4 Lusso. The new vehicle showcases subtle body re-design cues found at the front bumper and the air intakes. A roof-mounted spoiler cleans up the rear end while a rear under-mounted diffuser set against the quad exhaust tips solidifies an aggressive stance. Performance-wise, the GTC4 Lusso holds a 6.2-liter V12 engine that outputs both 680 horsepower and 515 pound-feet of torque — 0-60 is now at a ridiculous 3.4 seconds. In addition to the engine, a unique rear-wheel steering (the rear wheels turn against the direction of the front wheels for sharper cornering) works alongside the Slip Side Control system attached to the electronic differential for unrivaled handling.

The first guests to witness the GTC4 Lusso in person will be the attendants of the 86th Annual Geneva Motor Show in March.

The McLaren 650S

Unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show before being tuned for the racetrack, McLaren‘s 650S is the latest addition to the British supercar manufacturer’s stable. An enhanced version of the MP4-12C, the 650S–highlighted here in Spider form–shares its predecessor’s carbon fiber composite chassis and features advanced aerodynamics and uber-lightweight construction for its gorgeous exterior. Under the hood sits a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8–capable of 641 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque–that sees its power transferred to the wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. All of this means the updated MP4-12C can hit a top speed of 207 mph while accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in just three seconds. Both the Spider and Coupe editions of the McLaren 650S are now available starting at $320,000 USD.

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Ferrari 250 1962 GTO to Hit €40 Million Euros

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of only 39 ever built, is set to hit the auction block with an asking price of €40 million EUR (approximately $54 million USD). The stunning auto was developed by Giotto Bizzarrini with styling by Sergio Scaglietti and was originally produced to compete in the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category.

When new, the car cost $18,000 USD in the states but prospective buyers had to be personally approved by Ferrari Enzo and his U.S. distributor, Luigi Chinetti. One of the most prized Ferrari models in existence, we’ve no doubt that, despite its formidable asking price, the car will have a new home when the auction ends.

source: hypebeast

Ferrari 458 Speciale by NOVITEC ROSSO

Carbon fiber, power, sound and high-tech forged rims: these are the four hallmarks of German tuner NOVITEC ROSSO’s “refinement” program for Ferrari‘s high-powered 458 Speciale. Featuring an exterior of tailor-made genuine carbon fiber body components, the vehicle sees its original specs boosted to 636 horsepower and a top speed in excess of 200 mph as a weight-saving INCONEL exhaust system–borrowed from Formula 1 racing–optimizes both power output and sound and is coupled with the carbon fiber construction. Additional upgrades include everything from custom 21″ forged wheels and a modified suspension to exclusive options for the leather–and Alcantara-covered interior, extended carbon fiber shift paddles, and a brand new rear wing/diffusor combo–developed to optimize aerodynamics and reduce the negative lift on the rear axle.

source: hypebeast