2015 Ferrari 488 GTB

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The much anticipated evolution of the 458 Italia, the 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB, will, for the first time, bring turbocharging to a mid-engined V8 Ferrari fast car. The Ferrari 488 GTB will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. Pricing has not yet been disclosed ahead of Geneva, however the current 458 Italia starts at about $230,000.

The Ferrari 488 GTB’s new 3902 cc V8 turbo delivers immense power output, torque and response times. The engine produces 670 cv at 8,000 rpm along with 760 Nm of maximum torque in seventh gear and a response time to the accelerator of just 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm. The gearbox features Variable Torque Management which Ferrari says “unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range, while specific gear ratios deliver incredibly progressive acceleration when the driver floors the throttle.” The Ferrari 488 GTB accelerates from 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds and to 124 mph in 8.3 seconds. The super car’s top speed will be 205mph-plus.

GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, Italian for a grand tourer with coupe styling. The 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB features very sculptural flanks. Its large signature air intake scallop is divided into two sections by a splitter. Restyled headlights can be found at the front alongside enlarged air intakes and a new bonnet with large air extractors. The wide front spoiler features a double profile to improve the thermal efficiency of the radiators positioned at the sides. At the centre two pylons are combined with a deflector which directs air toward the flat underbody. The broad, low tail includes a blown spoiler which generates downforce without increasing drag. This works in conjunction with a ramp angle for the diffuser which features active flaps. The greater height required for the diffuser was achieved by repositioning the exhaust tailpipes. The circular LED tail lights have also been redesigned.

Due to its new design, the 2015 Ferrari 458 is more fuel efficient than the Ferrari 458. The combined fuel economy for the Ferrari 458 is rated at 24.8mpg. The previous generation Ferrari 458 was rated at 21. The 2015 Ferrari 458 also features a second-generation version of Ferrari’s Side Slip Angle Control system, which now interacts with the active dampers as well as the E-Diff and the F1-Trak traction control system to keep the car flatter which will improve the view out of the side windows.

2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

A sleek and stylish coupe, the 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is every sports car lovers dream. At a base price of $270,484 USD, this hot roadster can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 205mph.

A 2 passenger, 2 door coupe, the 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is equipped with a 620 horsepower 6.0L V12 front engine and a six-speed manual transmission mounted at the rear of the car. Ferrari’s advanced technology has resulted in the F1 gearbox, which shifts in only 100 milliseconds. The brakes are four-wheel vented and cross-drilled discs with the larger brakes composed of carbon-ceramic material. The F1-Trac traction and stability control provides outstanding grip for tight corners. The magnetorheological (MR) fluid suspension allows for outstanding body control. The fuel economy range of the Fiorano is 11mpg city and 15mpg highway.

The 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano retains its classic long-hood/short-deck feature, but is enhanced by lustrous curves and creases. The body consists of aluminum spaceframe construction.

The internal features of The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano convey luxury and comfort. The spacious cockpit is constructed of leather, aluminum and carbon fiber. Automatic power features include: windows, mirrors, door locks, and tilt/telescope steering wheel. Other highlighted features include: automatic climate control, heated mirrors, keyless entry, voice activating system includes radio settings, includes phone and voice memo/notepad, peripheral interior monitoring anti-lift anti-theft protection, courtesy lights, driver and passenger front airbag with multi-stage deployment, low tire pressure indicator, remote fuel filler door release, remote control remote trunk/hatch release, headlight control with dusk sensor and auto off with ignition automatic, ventilation system with micro filter, Becker RDS audio system with AM/FM and CD player CD player reads MP3 and digital media card, remote power locks speed sensing, vehicle speed proportional power steering, automatic drive indicator on dashboard, external temperature, and computer with average speed.

“Ferrari is on a roll of late and the 599 is in many ways the complete representation of what Ferrari knows how to do. Stylish, fast, and sensuous, it is a real driver’s car.” NextAutos.com

2008 Ferrari F430 Spider

Inspired by the race-car, the 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider is a prestigious and stunning high performance convertible. At a price ranging from MSRP: $217,310 – $228,447, the F430 Coupe is powered by a V8 engine that can take the car from 0 to 60 mph in about 4 seconds.

With a fuel economy range that is 11mpg city and 16mpg highway, the Ferrari F430 Spider has a lightweight 4.3-liter V8 engine delivering close to 500 horsepower which enables the F430 Spider to reach with a top speed of almost 200 mph. The engine is located under a transparent cover behind the passenger compartment. It has a six-speed manual transmission which Ferrari claims cuts shifting times down to 150 milliseconds. A six-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shift capability is optional. A high-performance braking system brings the Spider to a commanding stop.

The F430 Spider has a lightweight aluminum frame with a spectacular aerodynamic design. At the push of a button, a power-operated fabric roof can be raised and lowered. Standard features include: Adaptive suspension, Power driver seat, Radio data system, Weather band radio, Driver front impact airbag, integrated roll-over protection, and Electronic stability. High-tech features include a steering wheel-mounted interface that is used to adjust various integrated systems such as suspension settings, traction control and transmission speed. As with low-ground, two-seat sports cars, the Ferrari F430 Spider can be a secure fit.

“From inside to out and from top to bottom, the 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider is a super car of unsurpassed excellence. It is everything a Ferrari aspires to be, and everything a Ferrari owner expects it to be. Aspirations and expectations often are found wanting in this imperfect world. For a handful of fortunate Ferrari-philes, they’re just a button push away from perfection any time they want it.” Andrew McCredie, Canadian Auto Press.

2008 Ferrari F430 Spider
2008 Ferrari F430 Spider