Ferrari has released the first official pictures of their new GT2 racer, the 458 GTC.
The GT2 racing variant of Ferrari’s 458 Italia has been caught testing at the company’s Fiorano test track.
It’s finally official: Ferrari is recalling the 458 Italia due to a fire risk.
Two commenters on the FerrariChat forums claim that they have received word that Ferrari has recalled the 458 Italia, and an announcement should be coming by tomorrow morning.
Ferrari is reportedly recalling the 458 Italia due to a fire risk.
Time has come to announce our winner for the Supercar of the Year trophy from 2009. This and the upcoming Car of the Year award are the most prestigious ones we’ve done so far. We had plenty of nominees in this category as 2009 was a brilliant year for supercars and it really was tough to choose the winner.
However, we’ve argued and argued until we found a worthy winner. And that winner, our 2009 Supercar of the Year is:
Well, about time we say because it’s been quite a large gap between the Enzo and this. Of course, that may be explained by the fact that they did the 458 as well, or that they haven’t been going bonkers in such a long time.
It will presumably be called the F70 (the Enzo was actually called the F60 but in order to celebrate Ferrari’s 60 years anniversary, it received the founder’s name). You might remember my last article about the rumours of Ferrari developing turbocharging and it seems I guessed right, the new limited edition model might just receive a twin-turbo V8, or a natural aspirated V10, or anything in fact. We don’t know, it’s all a guess at best.
As Ferrari usually do, they take their last edition limited edition model (Enzo here), and make a mad, ready for the track version of it (FXX here) and then they make better what they could make better, throw in a bit of F1 technology and there you are – the new model arrives. So normally the new F70 should get FXX bits and F1 technology and the new turbo system perhaps.
But what Ferrari are trying to do now is keep the weight down, they don’t want to have a million horsepower engine with 2 tons of car. The new engine is expected to produce as much power as the Enzo but with a new body weighing only 1000kg. That means a power to weight ratio of more than 600hp/tonne. That’s more than a Bugatti Veyron. Another reason for concentration on reducing weight is CO2, as the Italian car company wants to reduce the CO2 output on its vehicles.
Now that is great news, so climb out of your Priuses eco-mentalists and get the new limited edition rampaging stallion. Well, probably not, as they will only make 399 and you can’t just go to the factory and say “I want one”, you have to be invited by Ferrari.