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Ferrari Puts Brakes On Production

Move designed to ensure the aura of exclusivity.

by on May.09, 2013

Ferrari is cutting back on production this year to maintain the brand's exclusivity.

Nothing turns heads quite like the sight of a Ferrari roaring down the road. The excitement and awe stems from the fact there aren’t many around. To ensure that continues, Ferrari plans to cut sales to fewer than 7,000 vehicles this year to maintain that aura of exclusivity around the storied brand.

“The decision we have made to sell fewer cars this year despite stronger sales is due to protect brand’s exclusivity,” Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo told reporters during a session at the company’s fabled factory in Maranello, Italy.

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Ferrari produced 7,318 cars last year, he said.

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Ferrari Goes Hybrid for Fastest Car Ever

New LaFerrari a nearly 1,000-hp replacement for old Enzo.

by on Mar.05, 2013

The new LaFerrari borrows heavily from the maker's successful Formula One race program.

If your idea of a hybrid looks something like the Toyota Prius, something that’s more fuel-efficient than fun-to-drive, you may need an attitude readjustment after getting a look at the new LaFerrari, the long-awaited replacement for the Italian automaker’s former flagship, the Enzo.

This is definitely not your typical gas-electric drivetrain, though the maker insists it will substantially reduce emissions and fuel consumption compared to a conventional drivetrain. Of course, there aren’t many out there that can churn out to nearly 1,000 horsepower.

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During a presentation at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemelo described the new model as the “maximum expression of what defines our company….all the capabilities of our know-how,” adding that the LaFerrari “represents the future” for one of the world’s most respected sports car manufacturers.

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Ferrari Teases Enzo Replacement

Geneva unveiling planned for fastest, most powerful 2-seater ever to wear the prancing pony.

by on Feb.28, 2013

A striking back end teaser image hints at the Ferrari Enzo successor coming to Geneva.

With the Geneva Motor Show fast approaching, our e-mailbox is getting stuffed with lots of previews and teasers, but when we spotted the one marked “Ferrari,” we had to open it immediately. And, indeed, it confirmed what rumors have long suggested, a major announcement planned for the upcoming show of a “new limited edition special series car.”

Translation: the eagerly awaited replacement for the legendary Ferrari Enzo.  The exact name for the new model remains to be seen, various reports suggesting the project has a codename of either the F150 or F70.

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To get the adrenaline flowing Ferrari has begun to release some teaser images, but specifics, starting with the actual name, are under tight wraps. Nonetheless, good sources have begun to provide enough hard details to begin pulling the picture together.

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McLaren P1 Performance Numbers Likely to Leave You Breathless

0 to 60 in “less than three seconds,” ultracar tops out at 218.

by on Feb.28, 2013

McLaren hopes to one-up Ferrari when it launches the P1 ultra-car at the Geneva Motor Show.

If supercars and other high-priced exotics are your game you’ll likely want to keep a close eye on the Geneva Motor Show next month with everyone from Bentley to Ferrari weighing in with new entries – and upstart McLaren intending to clamber to the top of the heap.

The maker has finally released production numbers for the P1, the track-ready supercar it previewed in Paris last year.  And the word, “breathless” quickly comes to mind, the 2-seater promised to deliver 0 to 100 kmh (0 to 62.5 mph) times of “less than three seconds,” with a rated top speed of 218 mph.

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Supercars have a lot in common with baseball, where the game is as much as anything about statistics. And for the number crunchers here are some equally impressive figures. The McLaren P1 will dash from 0 to 200 kmh (0 to 125 mph) in under seven seconds, with the launch to 300 kmh rated at 17 seconds.

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Ferrari Readying its “Most Powerful” Model Ever

Enzo replacement to be revealed in Geneva.

by on Feb.11, 2013

Ferrari is keeping a lot under the hood of the Enzo successor, for now, including its name.

The conclave that will begin in Rome next month to select a new pope isn’t the only news out of Italy generating intense speculation.  In automotive circles, at least, the real question is what’s in store from Ferrari when it finally unveiled long-awaited replacement for the legendary Enzo supercar.

The good news for the Ferraristi is that they won’t have to wait much longer.  What the maker is promising to be its most powerful sports car ever will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. And while there likely won’t be much white smoke from the exhaust considering the new model is promised to reduce emissions by 40%, we’re expecting plenty of tire smoke once the “HyperFerrari” is fired up.

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A Ferrari Instagram posting offers a few hints of what’s in store, the maker suggesting that, “Geneva Motor Show I am coming to take your hearts away. The Most Powerful HyperFerrari on its way to take your breath away, a hypercar which can eclipse any competition. Formula1 technology direct inhereted into this masterpiece, a car which can turn into a cornor as quick as a Formula1 car, a car packed with downforce as a real Formula1 car. #destroythecompetition #forzaferrari”

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A 900 hp Hybrid? Think Ferrari

Italian maker's Enzo successor coming to Detroit Auto Show.

by on Oct.09, 2012

An image from Ferrari shows how the V-12 and HY-KERS hybrid system will fit inside the new supercar debuting in Detroit next January.

Mention hybrids and most folks will likely picture a slow and staid automobile whose primary advantage is fuel efficiency.  But a new Ferrari, codenamed F150, is likely to change that perception.

And, no, that’s not the Italian maker’s first-ever truck.  F150 is internal code for what is expected to be the successor to the legendary Ferrari Enzo.  What name it will use in the showroom remains a top secret but Italian media are speculating it could be the F70.

Based on an ultra-light carbon fiber chassis, the new model is expected to pack a 900-horsepower drivetrain into its engine bay, a powertrain pairing a V-12 gasoline engine and a lithium-ion-based hybrid system.

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To put things into comparison, that’s nine times more than the standard Toyota Prius and seven times more than the bigger Prius V. Measured another way, Ferrari has revealed the F150 will make about 0.61 horsepower per pound of weight, one of the best power-to-weight ratios ever seen, so 0 to 60 times could be at least four times faster than that of your everyday hybrid.

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Design Legend Sergio Pininfarina Dead at 85

"A man who gave Italy credibility and splendor."

by on Jul.03, 2012

Sergio Pininfarina was considered the master of Italian automotive design for over half a century.

Sergio Pinanfarina, a name long associated with some of the most beautiful and exotic cars ever designed, has died at age 85.

The Italian designer took a small family firm and transformed it into an iconic powerhouse that helped craft such classic products as the Ferrari Testarossa, Ferrari Enzo, Fiat Spider and the Maserati Quattroporte.  His death comes as the firm he led for nearly half a century was set to post its first profit in eight years, having squeaked through a period of financial crisis that brought down a number of other small design and manufacturing houses, such as Karmann and Italdesign.

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Sergio Pininfarina was, “An exceptional person who connected his name indissolubly with our history and our success,” said Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo. “Sergio was one of the most important advocates of ‘Made in Italy’ all over the world, a man, who gave Italy credibility and splendor.

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Ferrari Teases F620 GT

Most powerful prancing pony ever.

by on Feb.21, 2012

Ferrari offers a tease of the F620 GT, which it claims to be the most powerful model it has ever developed.

Ferrari is offering the briefest of teases giving us a blurry look at the new F620 GT – which the automaker promises will be its most powerful model ever.

The rear-drive, V-12-powered supercar will serve as the replacement for the outgoing 599.  Plans call for the official unveiling at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, but the maker now says it will stage an advance preview on February 29th.

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With its 6.3-liter engine making an estimated 740 horsepower, the Ferrari F620 GT should blow by just about anything the Modenese maker has ever produced before, save perhaps the Enzo in fact, one report claims the new model cut a full second off the Enzo’s lap time at the Fiorano race track.

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Ferrari Reportedly Readying Hybrid Enzo

Will base top-line supercar on Hy-kers concept from Geneva.

by on Sep.09, 2010

The Ferrari Hy-kers concept will serve as a foundation for the maker's first hybrid supercar.

Ferrari is going green(ish?), the Italian maker reportedly readying a kinetic energy-based hybrid system that will be used in the replacement for its top-line supercar, the Enzo.

The technology will be similar to the gas-electric system the maker’s Formula One team has been experimenting with, while the vehicle itself is expected to bear a strong similarity to the 599 Hy-kers concept car Ferrari brought to the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.

Like the rest of the industry, Ferrari is coming under increasing pressure to clean up its emissions, especially in Europe, where tough new CO2 standards are going into effect.  Most of its high-line competitors are exploring their electric options and some, like Mercedes-Benz, are openly embracing the potential advantages of battery power, which can yield enormous torque as soon as a vehicle’s motor starts spinning.  Mercedes is currently field testing a battery-powered version of its new SLS supercar, while rival Audi’s eTron would provide an electric alternative to the R8.

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At the Geneva show, senior Ferrari officials indicated the Hy-kers was more than just a pie-in-the-sky show car.  But Auto Week magazine is now quoting the maker’s CEO Luca di Montezemelo as confirming there will be a battery-electric successor to the Enzo, a limited-edition carbon fiber supercar, of which just 400 were produced between 2002 and 2004.

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