Finally, after a very long wait, Ferrari has unveiled its all new Ferrari P80/C, a track-only marque, using the Ferrari 488 GT3 race car as a base, but with major trims made to it. By not adhering to any sporting regulations, the P80/C boasts of a huge front splitter along with an aggressive rear diffuser and a wrap-around windscreen.Continue reading “Ferrari P80/C One-off Track Car Unveiled | Indian Drives”
The new Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has been revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. The 488 Pista is the convertible variant of the Ferrari 488 and is set to rival the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.
A road legal one off custom version based on the 488 GTB has been unveiled. Named SP38, the car borrows design cues from the Ferrari F40 and 308 GTB. When it comes to design, the Ferrari SP38 sees drastic changes made to its front and rear. To make the car look more aggressive, new slim headlights have been fitted.
Ferrari has launched its Ferrari 812 Superfast in India starting at Rs.5.2 crore. Cost of customization is not included in the price. The 812 Superfast is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 petrol mill churning out a whopping 800HP. This means, this is the most powerful engine in Ferrari’s history. With all this power, the 812 Superfast can go to 100kmph from standstill in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 340kmph.
A more powerful and lightweight variant of the 488GTB has been unveiled by Ferrari. The car has been named Ferrari 488 Pista. How powerful the 488 Pista is? Well it can go from zero to 100kmph in just 2.85 seconds. Now that’s quick. The model uses the most powerful V8 in Ferrari’s history and is described as an “extreme evolution” of the turbo unit and it produces peak power of 721HP and a peak torque of 770Nm. The car has a top speed of 321kmph.
The car you are looking at in the video is the last naturally aspirated Ferrari and it’s called the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Ferrari plans to reveal the 812 Superfast at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show, but it has revealed some of the car’s specs a little early. Under that long, vented hood is a 6.5L V12 engine that makes 788hp and a peak torque of 718Nm. This makes the 812 Superfast, well super fast.
Just as we had reported earlier, Italian sports carmaker Ferrari has officially re-entered Indian market with the launch of its California T at Rs.3.45 crore. The California T was launched around the world last year and it is a worthy successor to the Ferrari California coupe. It is also the first Ferrari car in 20 years to have a turbocharged engine.
The 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine that powers the California T produces a whopping 552bhp of peak power and 755Nm of peak torque. With all this power, the California T can go from zero to 100kmph in just 3.6 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 314kmph. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
On the inside, the California T gets a 2+2 seating arrangement similar to the previous California coupe. The retractable hard top of the California T can be folded up or down in just 14 seconds. The entire cabin of the California T has been covered in semi-aniline leather. Apart from that the car comes with 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as 12-speaker JBL entertainment system.
The California T has also received certain technologies from Ferrari’s F1 vehicles, such as a F1-spec traction control system, a variable boost management system and magnetic damping.
The California T along with other Ferrari cars would be sold exclusively through two new showrooms in Mumbai and Delhi.
Ferrari is all set to return to India and it would officially begin its Indian journey from tomorrow with the launch of the California T convertible. At Rs.3.3 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai), the California T would the cheapest Ferrari offering here in India.
Powered by a 3.9-liter bi-turbo V12 552bhp engine, the California T delivers varying torque at different gear levels – higher the gear higher the torque figure. What it does is it gives a continuous sense of acceleration and reduces turbo lag to a great deal.
Apart from the California T, Ferrari will put up its entire lineup for sale in India. Cars that would be on the showroom shelves will include the likes of 488 GTB, F-12 Berlinetta, 458 Speciale, 458 Spider and the Ferrari FF. Bookings for these cars have already opened. Initially these cars would be sold through two Ferrari dealerships that are currently being built in Mumbai and Delhi.
But here is one bad news if you want to lay your hands on one of these Ferrari gems right away. The company is currently accepting bookings for 2016 as its quota for this year has already been sold out.
Below are the prices of cars that Ferrari would offer its Indian customers.
Model Price (All prices are ex-showroom Mumbai)
Ferrari California T Rs.3.33 crore
Ferrari 488 GTB Rs.3.84 crore
Ferrari 458 Speciale Rs.4.25 crore
Ferrari 458 Spider Rs.4.07 crore
Ferrari F-12 Berlinetta Rs.4.72 crore
Ferrari FF Rs.4.57 crore
Cars getting spied on while testing is nothing new. But this time a car has been spied fully undisguised while it was being tested. We are talking about the upcoming Ferrari F12 Speciale and the car was posted undergoing tests without any cover of sorts at the company’s facility at Maranello, Italy. It is expected to make it global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
From the spy images it is clear that the F12 have hit the treadmill hard and was able to shed somewhere around 200kgs. Some serious weight reduction measures seem to have been taken by Ferrari to achieve this near impossible feat. The secret, we think, lies in the extensive use of carbon-fiber on the car. The front fenders as well as the side skirts have been made fully from carbon-fiber composites. The car also has a fully redesigned rear bumper.
As far as the powertrain of the F12 Speciale is concerned, the car will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine capable of doling out a max power of 760bhp. Overall the F12 Speciale’s engine would be giving out 30HP more than what F12 Berlinetta’s engine gave.
Power to weight ratio of the Speciale is also going to much higher compared to the Berlinetta and that is primarily because of the reduction in weight of the car. It is also expected to get a new suspension to improve its driving dynamics even further.
For the past three years Ferrari hadn’t turned to F12 Berlinetta since launch, but suddenly out of nowhere we came across the spy-shots depicting its update. The spotted mule is seen for the first time, and was covered in camouflages at the rear. That raised suspicion claimed something fishy is cooking under the nose of this Prancing Horse.
However, no confirmation is given for the update of F12 Berlinetta by officials, but as far the speculation goes it may receive the new name badge of ‘F12 M’. Except for some changes at rear, the reason it is covered in camouflages, design remained prominent to the present-gen model. There are suspicions of rear spoiler and rear fascia going under the knife for a resurrection in major ratio.
Thus, no more details splurged from the source except that it will use a 6.3-litre V12 engine (tuned) to produce the max power output of 739bhp; with launch expected to happen at Geneva Motor show 2016.
Hence, that was all to say as of now. Stay tuned to us for more details.
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