Current Ferrari models and their characteristics
Posted On July 31, 2021
Ferrari 458 Italia
The Ferrari 458 Italia is an expression of the most advanced concept of sportsmanship, represents the ultimate eight-cylinder supercar and is the whole essence of what a Ferrari should be: power, extreme technology, pure driving pleasure. The 458 Italia affirms a new philosophy: lighter, faster and more environmentally friendly. Created to be even more extreme than the successful F430, the Italia does not sacrifice the pleasure of driving in traffic or at low speeds. The 458 Italia is built using the most advanced engine, chassis and aerodynamic technology ever developed by Ferrari, a feature that is due in part to working closely with the F1 team to combine exceptional performance with low fuel consumption and emissions. The new 4,499cc V8 engine is a real powerhouse, with an output of 570 hp. Equipped with the F1 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the 458 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.4 seconds reaching a top speed of over 202 mph. Ferrari Silicon Valley is currently accepting interest list requests for the 458 Italia.
The Ferrari California is a bold addition to the Ferrari range: an eight-cylinder model with a great touristic role. The Ferrari California is a model whose charm, exclusivity and performance can attract the interest of those who have not yet approached Ferrari and are interested in a type of “gran turismo” vehicle. It’s a very different type of Ferrari: a more sensual Gran Tourer with a folding hardtop that promises ease of use every day. The Ferrari California is powered by a new 4,300cc V8 engine, mounted for the first time in marquee history in the front center position, and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. Together with the 7-speed double clutch, the car’s performance offers a superior driving experience, improves driving comfort, and reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The F1-Trac traction control system in the Ferrari California made its debut in the 599 GTB Fiorano. Brembo brakes on carbon ceramic discs provide the Ferrari California with remarkably efficient braking performance.
New three-layer colors and two-color solutions for the exterior and new leathers and fabrics for the interiors are some of the latest customization options now available for the Ferrari California. In 2010 the HELE system was introduced in the Ferrari California. HELE stands for High Emotion Low Emissions and is a system designed to reduce C02 emissions without taking away the pleasure of driving a Ferrari.
Below are some of the most important technical measures of the HELE system that allow a 23 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. The start / stop function that can restart the car in as little as 230 milliseconds, an offset air conditioning technology electronically controls an intelligent engine fan, and an adaptive gear change and fuel pump control.
Ferrari 599 GTO:
The 599 GTO is a combination of some of Ferrari’s best technologies from Formula One and road cars and occupies a niche between the 599 GTB and the 599 XX. More menacing and less refined than a GTB, less strident than an XX. This car is the best expression of a sports car that Ferrari has ever made. A 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 670 horsepower at 8500 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 6500 rpm and is capable of reaching impressive acceleration numbers from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.35 seconds. The engine is paired with a six-speed F1 gearbox, which has the same 60 millisecond shift times as the 599XX. The car has a curb weight of just 3,538 pounds. Only 599 cars will be produced and there are several custom colors and two-tone paint finishes exclusively for this GTO model. Designed by Pininfarina, the front, side and rear are bolder and more aggressive than their father. Inside, a virtual race engineer allows the driver to monitor the car’s condition and performance. The extensive use of carbon fiber is evident, including in the cabin, where it is used both to reduce weight and as a design element. Ferrari’s dedication to the GTO model is legendary, with two previous models highly revered. The iconic three letters, which stand for Gran Turismo Omologato, evoke the spirit of the original 250 GTO from 1962, the 288 GTO that helped usher in the era of modern supercars, and the F40, the fastest street legal production car from 1987 to 1989 and the most expensive. model at the time. The 250 GTO won no less than three consecutive Sports Car World Championships and is today the most coveted collector’s car on the market.