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Ferrari 599 Roadster Confirmed for August

Ferrari’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.
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A luxury Android phone for Ferrari fans

Acer‘s latest entry in the smartphone category is a special edition fiery red Android-powered Ferrari-branded device.

The 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen is encased with Ferrari’s distinctive crimson red and branded with the distinctive “Scuderia Ferrari” shield.

Specifications are the same as Acer’s Liquid E device: a 768 MHz Snapdragon Processor, Android 2.1, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi, and GPS.

The handset will be available in August but no pricing information has been released.

Ferrari World’s F430 Spider-inspired rollercoaster

As you probably know the Italian supercar maker has entered the entertainment business by building the Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi.

Among the twenty or so rides and attractions featured at the park will be the GT roller coaster and this here is the first photograph of the car.

Each coaster vehicle in this particular ride is a replica of a Ferrari F430 Spider that can seat up to four people.
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Ferrari 599 GTO sold out

The Ferrari 599 GTO, the company’s fastest ever road-going car and is reported to have already sold out.

The 12-cylinder Berlinetta, made its first public outing last night at the Ducal Palace military academy in nearby Modena.

There it was unveiled to a crowd of 500 customers by the company’s top brass, including chairman Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa.

But according to a press release that accompanied the exclusive event for the existing Ferrari customers, the full run is already sold out !
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Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 5-12

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 5-12.

1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels

Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval Blanc.

2 РHerm̬s Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

Hermès has now made a striking entry into the world of fine jewelry with an exclusive collection designed by famous accessories designer Pierre Hardy.

3 – Ferrari takes wraps off new 599 GTO

According to Ferrari, the new 599 GTO, which will be introduced to the world at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, is the fastest Ferrari street car ever.

4 – Cartier And America Exhibition

The Cartier and America exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Cartier, has been extended until May 9.

5 – Hullett House celebrates Hong Kong’s heritage

Surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s swankiest shops, Hullett House is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotels.

6 – Rare blue diamond auctioned in Hong Kong for $6.4 mn

A rare and flawless blue 5.16 carat diamond has been sold for $6.4m at an auction in Hong Kong.

7 – New York City’s Trump SoHo Hotel to open April 2010

When Trump SoHo New York opens in February of 2010, the 46-story glass tower will lend a new perspective on luxury hotels in downtown Manhattan and SoHo.

8 – Atreides Luxury Yacht With Retractable Pool

The Atreides Luxury Yacht, designed by Serbian designer Vuk Dragovic, has a retractable pool to safely enjoy water sports while boating.

9 – Montblanc Releases Bespoke Anti-Signature Fraud Ink

Earlier this week, Montblanc launched the groundbreaking personal code ink, which features a botanical ingredient that prevents the falsification of signatures.

10 – Karl Lagerfeld dresses the Coca-Cola Light bottle

Coca-Cola Light has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to design a limited edition box set.

Ferrari 599 GTO Configurator Launched

Ferrari has launched an online configurator for the 599 GTO, ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Beijing Motor Show.

Ferrari has prepared a very comprehensive list of options. Take colors, for instance: the carmaker is offering no less than 26 colors, including metallic, non-metallic and 1950s-1960s colors.

The wide choice of colors can be paired with four different livery options: standard, racing, historical racing and bicolor.
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Ferrari Unveils the New 599 GTO

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Ferrari have released the Ferrari 599 GTO their fastest road car ever based on the 599 GTB Fiorano.

The 599 GTO takes its name from the legendary 250 GTO made in the early 1960’s and the GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato.

The car is powered by the same six liter V12 engine as the 599 GTB but output has been increased to six hundred and sixty one horsepower.

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Ferrari F360 Challenge Carbon Fiber Chair

Originally created for the Ferrari F360 Challenge car by OMP, the luxury chair has been officially crafted to a custom-made carbon fiber office chair frame.

All seats feature smooth black Connolly leather with dark grey stitching and have fully adjustable arm rests, seat height, and tilt.

What is more, you also have the choice of choosing the base color for this seat according to your desire.
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Rare Luxury Ferrari 250 GTO For Sale

An extremely rare example of Ferrari’s legendary 250 GTO from 1963 is being offered for private treaty sale by RM Auctions.

The car, chassis no. 4675 GT, is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork.

“The Ferrari GTO is unquestionably one of the most iconic and coveted cars in the world,” notes Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe.
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Ferrari 599 Hybrid Concept to Appear in Geneva

Ferrari is expected to reveal a hybrid version of the 599 GTB during the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show in March.

The car should use a system based on lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, both of which are respectively placed on either side of the rear transaxle.

Overall a reduction of about 35% in fuel consumption (equivalent to about 17 litres per 100km) will be achieved.

Carbon Fiber Ferrari Guitar

This Blackbird Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar is the brainchild of Joe Luttwak, a designer who spent some time working for Ferrari in Maranello.

Based on Blackbird Guitars’ high-performance Rider travel guitar, it is the first instrument fit for the Ferrari namesake.

The Ferrari version of the carbon fiber guitar sports a red A string, a Maranello Red interior, and is finished off with a Scuderia emblem on the head.
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Ferrari 599 China Edition Auctioned in Beijing

A one-off Ferrari on which we reported last month has been auctioned off for $1.77 million, including taxes.

The Ferrari 599 China was snapped up by an anonymous, silent auction participant based in Shanghai.

The one-off Fiorano was hand painted by Chinese artist Lu Hao with a pattern reminiscent of the sought-after Ge Liln porcelain of the Song Dynasty.
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

If you happened to watch this weekend’s Formula 1 race set in Abu Dhabi, you may have seen a giant red structure with a huge Ferrari emblem on the roof.

It’s called Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and as you can guess, is an engineering and architectural masterpiece dedicated to the wondrous world of all things Ferrari.

Ferrari World is set to be the world’s largest indoor theme park and the first ever Ferrari theme park in the world when it opens in 2010.
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Novitec Rosso Ferrari 430 Scuderia 747HP Edizione

To pay homage to the Ferrari F430, German tuners Novitec Rosso took a 430 Scuderia and made it into quite a beast.

With the help of Bi-compressor power output is increased to an impressive 747 horsepower (hence the name).

A special two-tone matte paint job, a host of interior modifications and new rolling stock mounted to an upgraded suspension round out the package.
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“458 Italia” Official movie

Ferrari has launched a new video about 485 Italia model, now at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ferrari 458 Italia is a stunning car, the result of an uncompromising design approach that integrates styling and aerodynamic requirements.

The design features compact, aerodynamic lines, underscoring the concepts of performance-oriented efficiency that inspired the project.
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The Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari”

The Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” makes its world debut at Frankfurt.

This new performance version of the Abarth 500 confirms the link between Abarth and Ferrari based on shared values that include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.

Abarth and Ferrari are two great names that have contributed, with conviction and dedication, to the legend of Italian racing that is known around the world.
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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Camouflage

Every year the French city of Cannes attracts supercars from all over Europe and the Middle East.

This time a camouflage wrapped Ferrari 599 GTB cheers up the famous Croisette boulevard in the mondaine seaside town.

According to the dictionary, camouflaging something means to cover or paint it in order to make it blend in with its surroundings…
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