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Any car lover would agree that when it comes to super cars, there are not many cars, which can create a flutter in one’s mind like a Ferrari does. Always admired for their superior engineering and speed, the Ferrari cars are hot and happening cars. They are sure to get many admiring looks when they take to the roads. While boys love to get behind the wheels of this super car to experience the thrill of speed and power, the girls too covet a ride in this beauty. Here is a quick look at some of the top models from the Italian maker, which are available in India. Also checkout Automatic Cars in India

There are four models offered by Ferrari in the luxury car segment in India. These are Ferrari California, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the Ferrari FF. Ferrari California is the cheapest of the lot, and the FF is the costliest of them. Let us examine these models more closely.

Ferrari California – Priced at INR 2.20 crore and above, the Ferrari California is the cheapest of the Ferrari cars available in India. It made its debut in India in 2009, at least two years before the Italian maker officially entered the Indian car market in 2011. This is a grand touring sports car originally unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. This two-seater super car is powered by a 4297 cc, 453 bhp, 500 Nm petrol engine with 7-speed, Automatic gearbox. It comes with RWD and power steering among others.

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Ferrari 458 Italia – Priced at 2.50 crore rupees and above, the 458 Italia is a mid-engined V8 sports car introduced in 2012. It is the first mid-engine sports car with a retractable hardtop from Ferrari. The 458 Italia is powered by a 4499 cc, 561 bhp, 540 Nm petrol engine with a 7-speed automatic gearbox and RWD. A two-seater car, the 458 Italia comes with all the advanced technologies of present day.

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – Available for a price of 3.37 crore rupees, this car is a beauty. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is a Coupe kind of car, which is propelled by a 5999 cc petrol engine. An automatic car, the GTB Fiorano can generate 612 bhp of power. This six-speed automatic with FWD feature is a two-seater car.

Ferrari FF – This car is priced at 3.40 crore rupees and it is the costliest car from Ferrari in India. it is a 6262 cc car with the ability to produce 651 bhp of power. This seven-speed automatic car is capable of carrying five people in all comfort.

Thus, it is evident that the Ferrari cars are quite powerful and speedy. However, only very few can own them. Others can watch these beauties to their mind’s fill.

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ferrari 458 speciale frankfurt Ferrari 458 Speciale is our Frankfurt fantasy w/video

This is the 430 Scuderia, the 458 Speciale is blessed with a 596-horsepower, 4.5-liter V8 and the ability to skip to 62 miles per hour in three seconds. It also comes with a not-so-subtle racing stripe, which we like.

Thanks to a scarcely believable curb weight of 2,844 pounds, special Michelin Pilot Sport cup 2 tires, and a few tweaks to the electronic diff, the Speciale is quite a dancer as well. Naturally, Comments


b3856d8e7btease.jpg Ferrari releases teaser video for 458 Speciale

As is the specs weren’t enough, Frankfurt Motor Show with a short teaser video. You won’t get much in the way of a full-body modeling session, naturally, but there are plenty of close-ups of its intakes, scoops, vanes, seriously racy bucket seats and lots and lots of carbon fiber.

And showing how omnipresent on-camera surveillance can sometimes be a good thing, the harder 458 Comments


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When the doors open at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few weeks, there’ll be loads of new cars and new versions of existing ones. And as far as the latter category goes at least, this will undoubtedly be what show-goers will look forward to most.

What we have here is the 458 Italia. It was expected to carry the name Monte Carlo, but then Ferrari has never been fond of letting the press dictate what it would call its cars. But forget the nameplate: what really matters is what it’s got to offer.

For starters, the award-winning, high-revving 4.5-liter V8 has been retuned to deliver 605 cv (596 hp by our standards), up from 562 hp in the standard 458, while torque remains the same at 398 lb-ft. But the other side of the power-to-weight ratio (quoted at 2.13 kg/cv) is the extra mass Ferrari has cut out of the equation: the 458 Speciale’s dry weight is quoted at 1,290 kg (2,844 lbs), representing a significant drop from the 458 Italia’s 1,485 kg (3,274 lb) curb weight.

The sum total is the quickest response time, highest lateral acceleration and slipperiest shape of any production road car Ferrari has ever made.

Adaptive aerodynamics – which Ferrari plans on integrating into all future road cars – further help the 458 Speciale run to 62 mph in 3 seconds flat and to 124 mph in 9.1 seconds. It’s also said to lap Fiorano in 1:23.5, half a tick behind the twelve-cylinder F12 Berlinetta. The engineers in Maranello have also cooked up a new Side Slip Angle Control system that interfaces with the electronic differential to help it handle on the limit, with specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber to help the Speciale grip at 1.33 g in lateral acceleration.

The sum total is what Ferrari claims as the highest specific output of any naturally-aspirated engine on the market and the quickest response time (whatever that refers to), highest lateral acceleration and slipperiest shape of any production road car it’s ever made. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but you can expect to pay a substantial premium over the Italia’s MSRP, if you can get your hands on one. Dive into the Comments


%name Hennessey twin turbo Ferrari 458 boasts 738 hp, 0 60 in 2.8 seconds

Hennessey Performance Engineering, hot off the heels of its 458 Italia with a twin-turbo upgrade that adds 168 horsepower to the already potent 4.5-liter V8. That’s 738 hp, which, paired with the extra 134 pound-feet of torque, for a total of 532 lb-ft, is good for a 2.8-second 0-60 run.

Low-inertia ball-bearing turbochargers are used to boost the power, and an air-to-water intercooler makes sure the air surging into the combustion chambers is as cool and dense as possible. Twin wastegates and blow-off valves relieve extra boost pressure and, in addition to a new stainless-steel exhaust system, add some new noises to the 458’s soundtrack. The V8 is boosted to a relatively mild 7 psi maximum and maintains 6 psi on its way up to redline. A reflash of the engine control unit brings the package together. HPE is confident enough about its wares that the $59,995 upgrade also comes with a one-year/12,000-mile warranty.

The HPE700 Twin Turbo 458 is set to be unveiled on Friday at the Concorso Italiano located at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, which is part of California’s Monterey Car Week festivities. It also can be viewed on Saturday in the paddock at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Monterey Historics Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion vintage car races. Check out the Comments


eff5bf353cllenge.jpg Ferrari 458 Scuderia to be unveiled in Frankfurt?

We’re heavy on the speculative side with this, but Auto Express is saying that “Rumours of 360 was the Challenge Stradale. Admittedly, the rumor of its existence is strong and there is plenty of precedent: Ferrari has introduced some model or variant of its mid-engined V8 sports car at the last three Frankfurt Motor Shows.

Car and Driver went into a great deal of indepth speculation about the coming, track-focused 458 in a piece back in May, and also predicted it would be shown first in Frankfurt. According to C/D we can expect “roughly 600” horsepower and 9,300-rpm redline – up 300 rpm from standard – a faster shifting seven-speed gearbox, a dry weight under 2,900 pounds thanks to “exotic compound materials” and a “slightly stripped interior,” less exhaust silencing, uprated carbon-ceramic brakes and active aerodynamics on the rear diffuser.

As far as rumors go this one sounds thoroughly lovely. We hope to see it in made metal in Frankfurt in two months, you can enjoy a Comments


93e3b6ab37sh 628.jpg Driver, track worker survive horrific Ferrari 458 crash at Suzuka

Two people are lucky to be alive after a brutal crash during a recent 458 immediately disintegrated, sending bits of carbon fiber bodywork, suspension components, wheels and tires scattering into the infield and across the race course. The passenger cell spun through the air before coming to a stop on its roof.

Miraculously, both Terajima and the corner worker survived the incident. While the driver was transported to a local hospital in serious condition, he’s expected to make a full recovery. The track worker, meanwhile, saw the incident coming and dove out of harm’s way at the last possible moment, saving him from the brunt of the impact. You can watch an observer’s frightening footage of the Ferrari crash by scrolling Comments


188102924aer 628.jpg Ferrari 458 Italia becomes most expensive prize ever on Price Is Right

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it is “Big Money Week” on the long-running Price Is Right televised game show. In a nutshell, it means that more than a million dollars in cash and prizes are up for grabs for those lucky enough to “come on down,” play some games and correctly guess product retail prices.

Moments after opening the show Thursday, host Drew Carey broke the unexpected news. “Today you are going to see the single-most-expensive prize in the history of the daytime Price is Right,” he boasted before the curtains were pulled back to review a brand-new Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.

To win the car, the contestant had to play “Three Strikes” – blindly pulling numbers out of a bag and putting them in the correct price sequence before grabbing three dreaded red strikes. As expected, your typical Price Is Right contestant is about as familiar with today’s retail below to watch the reveal.

Of course, we’ve got to ask… being a savvy Latest Ferrari News reader, do you think you would have won the Ferrari?