Ferrari officially released today the first images, together with all the details and a video of the new open-top, Ferrari 458 Spider.
The top is made from aluminium, achieving a 25 kilogram weight reduction over the previous system, and Ferrari says it can be raised or lowered in 14 seconds.
Power is supplied by the same 4.5 liter V8 unit from the 458 Italia coupe which delivers 570 PS (425 kW / 563 bhp) and 540 Nm of torque (398 lb-ft).
Ferrari launched its first dealership in India on Thursday, seven years after it entered China but with the same aim of satisfying demand for flashy cars from the growing class of Asia’s super-rich.
The full range of sports cars from the Italian manufacturer will be on sale, with the cheapest model, the California, priced at 22 million rupees (485,000 US dollars) after punitive import tariffs of more than 100 percent are applied.
“We decided that after 2010 India was ready for Ferrari,” group chief executive Amedeo Felisa told reporters at the launch of the dealership in central New Delhi.
Fans of the prancing horse who prefer two wheels have traditionally been rather hard done by, but a new Ferrari helmet means that need no longer be the case.
The new motorcycle helmet, made by NewMax under license from Ferrari, costs €249 and is available from the Italian luxury marque’s online store, the latest addition to a licensing empire which spans clothes, mugs, wallets and even a €1,208 chess set.
The helmet is finished in a high gloss cover lined with satin-finished aluminium, but afficioniados will be most pleased with the leather trim and embossed Ferrari logo.
Fiat is considering a listing of sportscar maker Ferrari before getting a majority stake in U.S. maker Chrysler.
Fiat owns 20 percent of Chrysler and is planning to increase its holding to 35 percent once it meets restructuring goals.
Fiat SpA CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he has a price in mind if bankers are interested in pursuing his company’s flagship brand of Ferrari: 5 billion euros.
Both the Ferrari Four and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 have already been sold out for the next year’s worth of production.
This information is revealed just after the official public release of both sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show last week and even before the cars are heading to dealerships around the world.
All 800 Ferrari FFs planned to be produced in 2011 are sold, according to Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. The car will be priced at $ 359,000.
According to an official press release issued by Ferrari, the FF will make its world premiere today, February 23rd 2011, at 6:00pm CET on Ferrari.com.
Clients and enthusiasts can experience this exceptional event in eight different languages by simply connecting to the website.
The world premiere in Maranello will be presented by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa.
Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has just released initial details and images of the 612’s successor, the FF.
Set to make its world public debut at the forthcoming auto show in Geneva this March, the all-new Ferrari FF was designed by Pininfarina, showing an entirely new GT sports car concept.
The FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four, which means it is the company’s most powerful four-seat ever, as well as its first ever four-wheel drive car.
The British cell phone manufacturer Vertu has once again partnered with Ferrari to release the Ascent Ferrari GT handset.
Inspired by the equally high-end Italian cars, the Vertu Ascent Ferrari GT has a body made made forged titanium with a matte black PVD finish.
The black and red hand-sewn leather ornaments use the exact same leather as the Ferrari interiors.
Graf Weckerle Imperialwagen, a luxury car customizer from Germany, has released the details and images their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano program called the Comte Noir.
While a standard 599 GTB is powered by a six-liter V12 engine with 620 HP, the Comte Noir edition delivers an impressive 835 HP.
Although the 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed of the car have not been announced, they’re probably quite higher than the ones of the standard car.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO at its 2012 event.
The Foundation has been working on the anniversary celebration for more than two years and expects that it will be one of the most important milestones in the hobby.
The Ferrari 250 GTO was built between 1962 and 1964, and is universally considered the most coveted of all Ferraris built.
Vanity Fair gets an inside look at designer Ralph Lauren’s private garage / museum housing his incredible car collection in its new issue.
Lauren recently renovated a former car dealership’s storage facility near his lavish Westchester, NY estate to house the amazing automotive assemblage, which contains examples of the world’s most valuable cars.
Shown above is his Ferrari room, dominated by a rare 1958 Testa Rossa. The eye-popping collection of 60-plus vehicles, arranged like a high-end art gallery, are all kept registered and ready to drive anytime the designer feels like going for a spin.
Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park and the first with a Ferrari theme, opened on Thursday in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The theme park, located near the emirate’s Yas Marina racing circuit, is spread over 86,000 square metres (925,696 square feet).
Its massive red roof covers 200,000 square metres (2.15 million square feet), and features the world’s largest Ferrari prancing horse shield.
Ferrari fans around the world have been forced to wait a little longer for the official arrival of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
The park announced via its Facebook page that the soft opening date set for this week had been postponed out of respect to Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Abu Dhabi‘s neighboring emirate Ras Al Khaimah.
Although the official page of the nearby Yas Marina Circuit has said that the park’s opening will now take place on Thursday, November 4, Ferrari World’s call center confirmed that the final opening date was still under discussion.
Hasselblad has unveiled a limited-edition Hasselblad H4D produced in cooperation with Ferrari.
This brand new model is dedicated to the new generation of photographers looking for the ultimate image quality, and will be produced in 499 units.
The Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Edition is finished in Ferrari’s unique color â€œrosso fuocoâ€, and bears the legendary Racing Shield.
Ferrari announced Wednesday it had recalled all versions of its model 458 Italia sports car produced before July 2010 after four of them caught fire.
“Our dealers are going to call clients and tell them to bring back their cars so that the necessary modifications can be carried out,” a spokesman told AFP. The recall involves 1,248 vehicles worldwide, the official said.
Ferrari last week opened an enquiry after four of its vehicles caught fire spontaneously in California, China, France and Switzerland.
Gurcharn Sahota, a 30-year-old accountancy graduate, is offering the world’s most expensive car wash service in the UK â€“ charging up to Â£7,200 per vehicle.
Mr Sahota, who lives with his parents in Derbyshire, has converted their double garage into a hi-tech workshop.
He has lined the walls and floor of the double unit with specialist tiles imported from Italy which help reflect flecks of dirt on the cars.
Each vehicle takes up to 250 hours to clean, and his premier service includes polishing and buffing every inch of the car inside and out five times.
The Ferrari Store of New York has officially opened its doors, unveiling a retail space offering an array of branded apparel and lifestyle products.
The 200 square metres space is dedicated to the Ferrari Store, sitting next to the Ferrari Showroom.
The New York store is the 37th store worldwide to open. It is situated on the corner of Park Avenue and 55th Street, with windows on Park Avenue.
Sasha Selipanov from Berlin, Germany, aka the Angry Car Designer, has unveiled some renderings of what could be the Ferrari 612 GTO Concept.
The car boasts an aggressive appearance that borrows styling elements from the 458 Italia, 250 GTO, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, and Aston Martin One-77.
Over 600 Ferraris converged on Japanâ€™s Fuji Speedway in the shadow of the famed mountain recently for the 2010 Ferrari Festival of Japan.
The event was organized by the Japanese branch of the famed auto marque in conjunction with the Corse Clienti department from Italian HQ.
Many of the owners took their vehicles to the track, including rare racers like the famed F399 single-seater from 1999, four 599XXs and six FXXs.
Ferrariâ€™s next new model will be a 599 roadster, Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo told journalists in London last night.
“A lot of our clients are saying they want an open, 12-cylinder car with very sporty performance. At Pebble Beach, we will present this car,” he said.
The Ferrari 599 Roadster will be the first open top V12 from Maranello since the 575 Superamerica five years ago.