Check out this awesome clip from the movie Grand Prix of the 1966 Monaco GP. Can’t wait to watch the race tomorrow morning.
Hot off the presses, thanks to my buddy Doug for sending this along.
From The New York Times:
Its shooting brake body style, distinguished by a slightly squared-off rear end, casts the FF’s rear quarters in closer stylistic company with cars like the Alfa Romeo Brera hatchback or the BMW Z3 Coupe than with other members of Ferrari’s model range. Though its profile would suggest otherwise, the car carries only 53 percent of its weight on the rear wheels — due in no small measure to the 12-cylinder counterweight up front.
Under the FF’s hood sits a recalibrated long-stroke version of the 6-liter V-12 in Ferrari’s 599 GTB Fiorano, here displacing 6.3 liters and producing 651 horsepower at 8,000 r.p.m. (to the 599’s slightly lower 620 horsepower at 7,600 r.p.m.). Despite the clear familial link, said Matteo Sardi, a Ferrari spokesman, the FF’s V-12 should not be read as the spawn of the 599’s engine.
What is undisputed is the FF’s all-wheel-drive system, a Ferrari first. The system, called 4RM, is said to be 50 percent lighter than similar systems, and was honed in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, at Italy’s Nardo racetrack and in the more northerly latitudes of Sweden and Finland.
Original Article Here
As you can tell I am obsessed with this work of art. The exhaust note is perfect.
2011 Ferrari 599XX “Gentleman’s Racer”
If I were to ever come in to Bruce Wayne amounts of money, this would be my first purchase.
If a 599 GTB fell in love and consummated with a 599XX, this would be the by product. Ferrari’s fastest road going production car.
Pictures courtesy of Top Gear.
599 GTO technical specifications:
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length: 4710 mm (185.4 in)
Width: 1962 mm (77.2 in)
Height: 1326 mm (52.2 in)
Wheelbase: 2750 mm (108.3 in)
Front track: 1701 mm (67.0 in)
Rear track: 1618 mm (63.7 in)
Dry weight*: 1495 kg (3296 lbs)
Kerb weight*: 1605 kg (3538 lbs)
Weight distribution: 47% front – 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity: 105 litres (27.7 US gal/23.1 UK/gal)
Boot volume: 320 litres (11.3 cu ft)
Type: V12 – 65°
Bore & stroke : 92 x 75.2 mm (3.62 x 2.96 in)
Unitary displacement: 499.9 cc (30.51 cu in)
Total displacement: 5999 cc (366.08 cu in)
Compression ratio: 11.2:1
Maximum power: 500 kW (670 CV) at 8250 rpm
Maximum torque : 620 Nm (457 lbs/ft) at 6500 rpm
F1 6–speed + reverse
SCM2 – Magnetorheological Supension Control
Front: 285/30 ZR20”
Rear: 315/35 ZR20”
Front: 398 x 38 mm (15.7 x 1.5 in)
Rear: 360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.3 in)
CST with F1-Trac: Traction and stability control
TPTMS: Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system
Maximum speed: over 335 km/h (over 208 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) : 3.35 sec
Combined cycle (ECE)*: 17.5 l/100 km
Combined cycle (ECE)*: 411 g/km
Specs courtesy of Autoblog
Courtesy of wreckedexotics.com
If you can’t tell by now, I’m a big fan of Ferrari. I’m also a pretty big fan of turbochargers. Underground Racing just released a badass video highlighting their new F430 Twin Turbo package. Check it out.
I love everything about carbon fiber, and I love everything about the 16M. This car is absolutely ridiculous, and getting finished up in the Ferrari factory right now.
With the Formula 1 season underway I couldn’t help but reminisce about my trip to Silverstone Circuit over my spring break trip last year.
While there I was lucky enough to take a tour during a test day for the Kingfish F1 auto. Normally the public isn’t allowed to tour the facilities while there is testing going on, but my uncle who I went with talked his way in for us.
While touring the facility you see loads and loads of small engine F1 stylized carts, Ferrari 360s and Lotus elise and exiges around. These are the cars that are available to the public to rent and run around the track.
The tour was definitely amazing and I would love to go back and run around the track in a rental ha.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the classic Ferrari Red, but this Blu Abu Dhabi 16M (1 of 3 in Europe) is absolutely stunning. Enjoy.