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bd3ed991b6geneva.jpg Pininfarina Sergio Concept ditches windshield for crash helmets w/video

To give you an idea of the ethos behind this concept, consider this fact: The Pininfarina Sergio comes with its own custom helmets for the driver and passenger. And yes, they match the sensuous red and black scheme so artfully applied to the car itself. Form and function, rolled into one machine.

It is, quite fittingly, based upon the guts of a 458 in particular, as the Italian design house is most commonly thought of as the styling center for the Italian supercar manufacturer. Performance specs are as follows: 0-62 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 199 miles per hour, courtesy of Ferrari’s 570-horsepower 4.5-liter V8 engine.

According to Fabio Filippini, design director at Pininfarina, “We were motivated by the spirit of Pininfarina’s best sports cars, Ferraris of the ’60s and ’70s designed under the leadership of Sergio Pininfarina. In particular, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale of 1965, the Ferrari 250 LM, the P5, the Modulo, and the Mythos.”

We’ll leave the subjective points of the car’s styling to you, but we will say that the overall wedge shape, lack of windshield and forward-canted roll hoop are nothing if not memorable. If you like what you see, you’ll be pleased to know that Pininfarina says it is “a real car that can easily be produced in limited series of a few units.” In other words, get out your checkbook.

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dd6737515ariving.jpg LaFerrari, meet YouTube. YouTube, LaFerrari

If, for some reason, you feel like we’ve left anything out of our coverage of the exciting new original launch video we already showed you this morning.

The six new videos discuss a broad spectrum of topics, such as LaFerrari’s overall architecture, carbon fiber chassis and body, driving dynamics and the 160-horsepower Enzo.

In total, there is almost 30 minutes of video goodness to bring you just about all the information there is to know about LaFerrari, and all seven videos are posted Comments

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254b605a31geneva.jpg Ferrari LaFerrari is so nice, we say it twice w/poll

Forget about the F70, the F150 and the F150th Italia – this is the Ferrari LaFerrari. Geneva Motor Show floor.

There is nothing about this car that isn’t impressive – from its 949-horsepower hybrid powertrain returning breakneck acceleration to the aggressively curvaceous body creating a new evolution of design for the storied automaker. The best part of the LaFerrari’s design is that there is no single focal point, but one of the more interesting elements of the car is its canopy-like cover protecting the occupants. Every detail of the car has been perfectly sculpted into the carbon fiber body creating an appearance that is probably only outdone by the car’s overall performance, which Ferrari promises will include a top speed more than 217 miles per hour and a 0-62 mph time of under three seconds. Ferrari says the LaFerrari will be its fastest street car ever.

While it’s hard to make criticisms about of the LaFerrari, there will undoubtedly be many regarding the car’s name, but with a design and performance numbers like this, we’re sure this car could’ve been called the Ferrari LaBradoodle and all 499 examples of the hybrid supercar would’ve been snatched up just the same. After checking out the details posted in a press release F50 and Enzo.

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28fe1d9464errari.jpg Ferrari LaFerrari is beautifully redundant w/video

The successor the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, calling the machine the “maximum expression” of what defines the automaker. In this case, that includes a 6.3-liter V12 engine with 789 horsepower married to a 160-hp electric motor. The combination is good for a full 949 hp and 663 pound-feet of torque, and Ferrari says the LaFerrari can punch to 62 miles per hour in under three seconds. Keep your foot planted and 124 mph will click by in a scant seven seconds, while top speed sits at a lofty 205 mph.

Engineers turned to a total of four different types of hand-laminatated Comments

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56f643ff5fer 628.jpg Ferrari begins releasing official teasers for new supercar

Regardless of what it will be called, the successor to the Ferrari will apparently be giving us a slow strip tease of the all-new hybrid supercar.

We’ve already seen a couple shadowy images of the car’s Ferrari Facebook page – are starting to show us some detail.

The only problem is that we don’t exactly know what details we’re looking at. In the shot above, that curvy, red real estate could belong to any number of body panels, while the second new teaser shows the Ferrari prancing horse logo with no indication of where on the car it’jk, s located.

Fortunately, there are just four days left until this new supercar makes its global debut, and Ferrari has promised more “hints” of the car on its website and official Facebook page.

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9df4921a03er 628.jpg Ferrari F150 Enzo successor is Geneva bound

Formula One car thanks in part to the fact that the road-going machine will feature as much downforce as an F1 competitor. From what we’ve heard so far, the Enzo replacement will boast over 800 horsepower from the combination of a V12 engine and a HY-KERS system.

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9df4921a03er 628.jpg Ferrari F150 Enzo successor is Geneva bound UPDATE

Formula One car thanks in part to the fact that the road-going machine will feature as much downforce as an F1 competitor. From what we’ve heard so far, the Enzo replacement will boast over 800 horsepower from the combination of a V12 engine and a HY-KERS system.

We’ve already heard some interesting tidbits about the new machine, including the fact that each model will come with a driver’s seat tailor made for the buyer. Ferrari says we can also expect to see a quicker 0-120 mph sprint than the old Enzo with 40 percent fewer emissions. Stay tuned for live photos from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

UPDATE: After some looking into it, Ferrari does not appear to have an official Instagram account, or at least doesn’t list one alongside its other official social accounts. We’re of the mind now that what appeared on this Instragram is not officially from the Horse’s mouth.

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3e89887697geneva.jpg 2013 Ferrari California loses weight and gains power to command more respect

Sending a message that reinforces Ferrari’s commitment that all of its vehicles will kick serious butt, the Italian automaker has treated its under-appreciated California model to an exceptional mid-cycle refresh.

Up front, the hardtop convertible’s naturally aspirated 4.3-liter V8 has been bumped up to 490 horsepower, thanks to a tweaked ECU and a new exhaust manifold. The new power goes hand-in-hand with an updated aluminum-intensive chassis which is nearly 70 pounds lighter than last year’s model thanks to “cutting-edge aluminium fabrication techniques and construction technologies.” According to the automaker, the 0-60 sprint has dropped to just 3.8 seconds.

Other enhancements include a new optional Handling Speciale package with lightning-fast Magnetorheological dampers, stiffer springs and a quicker steering ratio. Lastly, Ferrari is offering owners a more extensive choice of colors, including two-tone finishes like the one seen here, to increase exclusive personalization (yeah, because that’s why we were all holding off on our purchases!). Be sure to check out our live gallery from the Geneva Motor Show floor, a detailed press release after the jump and a couple official images from the automaker below.

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