Now girls, don’t you get worried or anything, because the young Cristano Ronaldo had no serious injuries. His car though… it’s a wreck now.The reigning European Footballer of the Year, Ronaldo was driving alone in his supercar – a Ferrari 599 GTB that has a 6.0-litre V12 engine under the hood which outputs 612hp and tops at 330 km/h, when the incident happened. We can’t say if he’s too young for such a vehicle or there are other problems involved, but that certainly looks like a red card to me. As for the car, don’t worry, he’ll score a few goals for Manchaster United and buy another one in a week. [via thesun]
Though we’d like Ferrari to keep focusing on building amazing cars, we can’t take a look and not say anything about that incredible concept bike. Dubbed V4 Superbike, packing a modified engine from a Ferrari Enzo, F-16 fighter jet hand controls and buttons like those from a F1 race car, this must be the most amazing bike I’ve seen in my whole life. Badass enough?
To celebrate the 16th driver’s championship in Formula 1, Ferrari decided to reveal all the details on their newest F430 16M Scuderia Spider model. With a hardtop roof, California‘s 4.3-liter V8 engine that sports 510 hp, a smart super-efficient, dual-clutch 7-speed transmission the new F430 sure looks like a winner. So if you’re one of those rich sheiks in the Gulf then you’d better prepare some cash because Ferrari is only going to build 499 units of the F430 16M Scuderia Spider. You don’t wanna miss on that one …. right? – via Teamspeed.com
Those jerks guys at FIA are trying to push a new regulation starting with the 2010 F1 championship and that is standard engines for all teams. I’m not going to ramble on why I think that’s a very very very bad decision because you probably feel the same. However, I plan on telling you that hearing rumors that such a major rule might be in place from next year, Ferrari and Toyota already made up their minds. They’re going to pull out unless those brainless guys that rule F1 change their minds. I’m hoping for an alternative solution to spiraling costs associated with engine development, because standard engines is not yet a viable one. – via F1-live
Do you remember Ferrari California? Do you remember the way it looks? it doesn’t matter if you said yes or no, the most important thing is … can you afford one because we know how much it will sell for (at least in the UK). The Brits already know price for the new Ferrari California and it’s £143,000. What you get for the money? Great looks that cover a 4.3-litre V8 beast that does 460 bhp at 7500rpm, weighs 1735kg, features a 7-speed double-clutch transmission and does 0 to 100km/h in under 4 seconds. Amazing? You betcha!
The Paris Motor Show this year, has a lot (A LOT) of hot stuff going on. For example, Ferrari’s new baby, the California has been unveiled (officially) and boy that thing looks neat. I can see it designed for the lovely sunny beaches in California, it has an aluminum hardtop – keeping weight down – that only takes 14 seconds to open or close.
With a cute “little” 4.3-litre V8 engine inside that develops nothing less than 460 hp the new Ferrari California goes to 100km/h in less than 4 seconds and tops at 310km/h. But the engine seems to be very well optimized … It will take 13.1-l of fuel for every 100km you drive, but … will emit 305.6 g\km in harmful CO2 (that I don’t like). If you can afford it, then you should know it comes with various suspension settings, a new 7-speed double-clutch gearbox, satellite navigation and some other goodies for large pockets.
Igor Krasnov is a Russian designer on cardesign.ru, with great skills. What you see above is his view on Ferrari’s Four-Door Coupe. It’s a supercar gone wild with a great long body, small but sharp headlamps, a red interior and some James Bond styled wheels to make the whole image complete. We’re not sure if Ferrari reads it or if they’re going to use any shapes from this rendered speculation, but we do know that it’s gorgeous and that the sheiks are selling oil at high prices to buy it if the Italians will build it.
How would you improve it. What is it that you love and what is it that you’d change ? – via WCF
The official pics of the California GT have been released and soon enough it will be launched at the Paris Motor Show in October. This mid-sized roadster will only be built as a convertible with Ferrari‘s first folding hardtop.
Ferrari always being renowned for its power and performance does not disappoint with the California GT with its 4,3 litre direct injection V8 engine producing 460bhp, mounted in the mid-front. This prancing horse can reach 0-100km/h in less than 4 seconds.
Its gearshifts are via a seven speed dual clutch transmission with F1-Trac traction control. It also houses Brembo carbon ceramic brakes which should help to bring this speedy horse to a sudden stop. Also in keeping with the rest of the new generation Ferrari’s, it will be built on an aluminium chassis as well as aluminium body panels.
More details about this car is expected to be releases prior to the Paris Motor Show. In the meantime join in on the Ferrari California GT countdown at www.ferraricalifornia.com