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Ferrari dropped jaws when it announced its F8 Tributo supercar back in late February. Now, that mid-engine beast has dropped its top, and it’s arguably even more attractive than its fixed roof sibling. The F8 Spider let you enjoy the open road even more thanks to its power retracting hardtop, which sits above the engine when stowed. The Italian exotic car manufacturer has ramped up its use of lightweight material in the F8 Tributo, so it actually weighs 20 pounds less than its predecessor, the 488 Spider. Ferrari also says that aerodynamics on the new car are also 10 percent improved. As you might expect, the F8 Spider uses the same twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine found... Read more...
Ferrari has just unleashed its latest supercar hypercar; yet another vehicle that will be unfortunately likely be garaged for the rest of its life by its future owner, only seen the sunlight on the rare appearance at a car show. But the realities of hypercar ownership don't distract from the sheer awesomeness that is the new SF90 Stradale. At its heart is a slightly enlarged 4.0-liter version of the twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the 488 Tributo. Thanks to some internal modifications and an improved fuel delivery system, this new engine now pumps out a healthy 769 horsepower on its own. For comparison, the 488 Tributo "only" generated 710 horsepower from its 3.9-liter mill. But Ferrari... Read more...
If the Ferrari 488 GTB is getting a bit too long in the tooth for your tastes, rest assured that the Italian sports car maker has heard your cries for help. This morning, Ferrari pulled the wraps off the magnificent F8 Tributo. If you have to squint to find the differences between the two cars, we won't admonish you. The F8 Tributo is still based on the same mid-engine chassis that debuted with the 458 Italia back in 2009 and was carried over to the 488 GTB in 2015. The greenhouse and doors are instantly familiar, but Ferrari has spiced things up a bit with the front and rear fascias. The subtle design tweaks make the F8 Tributo 10 percent more aerodynamically efficient than its predecessor.... Read more...
If the Ferrari 812 Superfast isn't enough for well-heeled buyers, we present to you the Monza SP1. Ferrari's latest limited production roadster was leaked earlier this morning and combines retro-centric styling with a lightweight chassis and a badass V12 engine. The Monza SP1 is strictly a one-seat roadster, with the driver positioned on the left-hand side of the vehicle. According to Automotive News, the Monza SP1 was inspired by previous Ferrari models including the 166 MM Barchetta and the 750 Monza. But while the styling may be vaguely familiar, the technology and powertrain in this beast is decidedly modern. It features an aluminum frame that is draped with gorgeous... Read more...
Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance there are new supercars debuted during the high-end show in front of the well-heeled attendees. This year, Ferrari rolled out one of the best-looking convertible cars it has ever produced called the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider. This is the drop-top version of the 488 Pista coupe that Ferrari unveiled in February. Despite having a removable top, which is a hard top and not a soft canvas or fabric top as you might expect in a convertible car, this is a track-focused beast. Ferrari packed the most powerful eight-cylinder engine it has ever produced under the hood of the car. The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 720hp at 8,000 rpm and 567... Read more...
This is going to be an explosive summer with new product launches based on next generation technologies. It's not all about NVIDIA and its upcoming GeForce products, though. On the CPU side, AMD is apparently teaming up with Ferrari to host some sort of second generation Threadripper event at Maranello, a town in Northern Italy. That also happens to be the place where the LaFerrari was designed. The latest chatter lines up with an announcement AMD made in April when the company said it was sponsoring the Scuderia Ferrari F1 as part of a multi-year partnership. As part of that partnership, AMD's logo is plastered on the nose of the SF71H F1, as well as on the arm of the pit crew and official trucks.... Read more...
Unless you're surrounding by Ferraris on a daily basis, it's kind of hard not to do a double take when one passes in front of your eyes. Now Ferrari has a new supercar to take your breath away, although your chances of actually seeing it in person are pretty slim. Witness the Ferrari SP38, which is a bespoke model that is based on the outright insane 488 GTB. It's kind of hard to see any of the 488 GTB in this one-off creation, but believe us, the chassis, suspension and engine are carried over. It's hard to say if this is a styling improvement over the 488 GTB, but it is a fetching design with throwback louvers over the mid-mounted engine.   Ferrari says that the SP38 is meant to recall... Read more...
If you thought that the revised Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) was something special, Ferrari is here to remind you that it can still deliver the goods. Enter the 488 Pista, which is the track-ready version of the 488 GTB. Needless to say, this gorgeous machine is ready to take on all challengers. At the heart of the new 488 Pista is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine pumping out 710 horsepower and a healthy 568 lb-ft of torque (Ferrari's most powerful V8 ever) sending power to the rear wheels with a 7-speed dual-clutch. For comparison, the 488 GTB "only" produces 660 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. For those wondering, the 488 Pista’s figures are a direct match for the McLaren 720S. It appears... Read more...
It’s hard to think of “Ferrari” and “entry-level” in the same sentence, but you have to start somewhere when climbing up the ranks of the Italian marque’s riproarious supercars. The new Portofino — named after the coastal city of Portofino, Italy — replaces the unloved California/California T as the company’s least expensive model (well, relatively speaking, of course). The Portofino is still a 2+2 convertible — although the rear seats are best reserved for children or luggage — and retains the crowd-pleasing retractable hardtop mechanism. This transforms the attractive convertible into a menacing coupe with the press of a button. The gaudy and awkward lines of its predecessor have been placed... Read more...
There are few names in the automotive space that are as revered as Ferrari, and the Italian company definitely knows how to make an entrance. So, it should come as no surprise that the company is dropping jaws with the new 812 Superfast, which is an outgrowth of the F12 Berlinetta. Ferrari says that this its most powerful and fastest production car ever -- it isn't counting the limited-production LaFerrari. Once you get past the “Superfast” name, you’ll want to first take a look at what’s lurking under the long hood of the vehicle: a 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 with a staggering 789 horsepower (which is delivered at 8,500 RPM). Torque mongers aren’t left out, as the motor puts out 530 ft-lbs... Read more...
It's not as though the LaFerrari is need of added sex appeal, it's already a sweet looking Italian ride that any auto buff will instantly fall in lust with. Be that as it may, Ferrari found a way to make it even sexier by removing its top, turning this exotic beauty into a convertible for drivers who find exhilaration in drop-top driving.Ferrari plans to debut its limited edition topless supercar at the Paris International Motor Show in October. In the meantime, Ferrari shared a few photos of the new open-top LaFerrari, which will feature the same engine as the original LaFerrari—a 6.3-liter V12 paired with a 120 kW electric motor pulling 950 horses and 664 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed... Read more...
We all know that Ferrari is the magic sorcerer when it comes to developing gorgeous, magnificently athletic mid-engine supercars. However, Ferrari also has a storied history of producing pavement ripping front-engine exotics that can make a grown man weep. One such car is the C7 Corvette F12 Berlinetta with its front-mounted 6.3-liter V12 engine. You might think that 730hp and 509 ft-lbs of torque would be enough to satisfy the folks in Maranello, but you’d be wrong. That’s where the the new F12 TdF comes in to play; the TdF stands for the Tour de France race (not the bicycle race plagued by doping scandals), which was held annually from 1899 through 1986. The F12 TdF is truly HotHardware, boasting... Read more...
I’m not going to lie, a tiny tear welled up in the corner of my eye when I saw the first renders of Ferrari’s new 488 Spider. Don’t get me wrong, the “garden variety” 488 GTB coupe is a gorgeous vehicle with more than enough sexy curves to fill a Victoria’s Secret catalog; but the 488 Spider is on a completely different level of beauty (even in the non-flattering shade of blue). Make no mistake, the 488 Spider looks damn good with its top up, but it’s when the top is stowed that the it really cranks up the hotness factor. Like the model that preceded it, the 458 Spider, the 488 Spider features a retractable hardtop (RHT) instead of a “bad toupee” fabric soft-top. The top can be raised or lowered... Read more...
At the Detroit Auto Show last month, Ford and Acura both had the opportunity to take a few shots at the five-year-old Ferrari 458 Italia. Ford unveiled its breathtaking GT, which get its motivation from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that produces over 600hp. Acura countered with its next generation NSX, which uses complex hybrid wizardry to deliver all-wheel-drive and 550hp.  Ferrari was likely just sitting back in a leather chair, sipping on a nice Chianti, because it knew that it was about to drop a bomb on the automotive landscape. And today, the storied Italian sports car maker did just that with the introduction of the 488 GTB. The 488 GTB is the mid-cycle refresh of the 458 Italia, and boy... Read more...
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