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Ferrari Daytona

The Ferrari Daytona is one of the most renounced Ferraris that has ever been put in production. The official name is the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, but the unofficial name Daytona is speculated to have been give to the car after its stellar performance in the February 41967 24 Hours of Daytonea with a 330 p3/4, a 330 p4 and a 412, of which it finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Finnish. The car was first shown and introduced in 1968 at the Paris Auto Salon, shortly after it went into production of which the production line lasted until 1973 when the mid-engined 365GT Berlinetta Boxer replaced the car.
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The Ferrari Daytona’s engine was front-engined, rear-drive car, which was unlike other GT cars during this time, most were mid-engine. The engine was known as the Tipo 251 and was based off of the Colombo V12. The design produced an acceleration for 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. The car has a manual five-speed transmission.

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There’s and excepted number for the amount of Daytonas made which is 1,406, for all models. There were two main models, the spyders and berlinettas, there was also a Pininfarina prototype. Now some of the berlinettas have been converted into spyders due to the price boost it gives it.

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This Ferrari Daytona is so iconic that its almost impossible to explain. Miami Vice featured a replica built on a Corvette chassis, which later was destroyed on screen due to a law suit Ferrari filed against the company which produced the replica kit. The was was voted to be the top sports car of the 1970s by Sports Car International Magazine and Motor Trend Magazine put it as the number two greatest Ferrari of all time. The car now goes for millions at auction, and has found a place in automotive history which is unshakable.

FERRARI 488

The Test drives for the new Ferrari 488 have started and the reviews are pouring in. Just about every review on this car has been extremely positive minus one thing. They stack it up to the 458, which has been considered to be everything that is Ferrari. And as would expected everyone is saying that its not the same car, or that it does not surpass the 458, but I would go so as to speculate that this is to be expected and by the numbers this car seems to have merits of its own worth that separate it from the 458 herd of models. One would suspect that once the spider and other such models start getting released we will without a doubt see more of a deviation from the 458 and thus have less reasons to compare the 488 to the 458 and more reasons to appreciate it for its own value.

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The Ferrari 488 is a mid-engine Ferrari 154 family v8, which takes its visual inspiration and chassis from the 458. It produces 660hp, it goes 0-60 in 3.0 sec, and its top speed is over 205 m/h. The car has 50 percent more downforce that the 458. And although the inside is very similar to the 458, the transmission system, and slip differential are cutting edge as Ferrari has claimed are designed from what they’ve learned from making F1 cars and the FXX.

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This car is nothing short of impressive, and expectations will be satisfied once the separation between the 458 and 488 occurs.
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Ferrari California

The Ferrari California is one of those very odd cars in that its literally almost not even a Ferrari. It was released in 2008 and shown in the Paris Motor Show, but before this the car was rumored to originally be for Maserati, but the design was too expensive, so Ferrari picked it up because they could justify the cost, the company denies this of course, but the consist is that its true, in that it looks very much like what a Maserati is.
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The car was produced until 2013. There was really no variations made except one, the Ferrari California T. But the difference was not great. It was updated with new sheetmetal, a new interior, and revised chassis and a new turbocharger powertrain. Itwas also one of the First cars with Apple play.
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The base design of the car was a front end V8 with a 7 speed dual-clutch transmission, a folding metal roof, a mulit-link rear suspension, and direct petrol injection. This yields a 338 kw engine with 7,750 rpms, with a max torque of 485 N.M at 5,000 rpm. The top speed is 193MPH, 0-60 in 62 mph. In 2012 there was an update were Ferrari made the car lighter and more powerful. After the changed the car was rereleased at the Geneva Motor Show.

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FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a fascinating vehicle. It is beautiful, elegant, powerful, and full of class. This sleek exotic was released in 2012, and was said to be the super car of the year for 2012 by Top Gear. Ferrari did something far from disappointing their fans when it was released at the Geneva Motor Show. It was designed to replace the 599 ground tourers.

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The F12 Berlinetta is a naturally aspirated 6.3 litre Ferrari V12 engine which is the same that’s in the ff, but the F140 FC version installed in the F1 makes it the most powerful Ferrari road car ever to be built next to the La Ferrari, at 8250 rpm and 690-N.M (509 lb . ft) of torque at 6000 rpm. The F12 was designed to be more efficient and more powerful than that of the 599, of which they succeeded beautifully.

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Unlike most Ferraris, there are very few variations for the F12 numbering four in total. The F12 TRS, The Ferrari SP America, and the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso, and finally there’s the Ferrari F60 America. The F60 is a derivative of the F12 and was built to celebrate the 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It comes as an open top and in a blue. Only 10 of these cars were built. The most interesting part of the design is an American Flag in the backrests of both front seats.

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FXX

The Ferrari FXX is a very rare and exclusive race car that was put into production by Ferrari in 2005. It was based very much off the Enzo, and brings the Enzo’s design to a whole different level. The FXX is much different than other Ferraris in that owners do not own the car, but yet the right to drive the car on Ferrari approved track days. There are two reasons for this. For one Ferrari has used some of their F1 tech in the car and they want it to remain a secret, and two, the FXX is not really all that street legal.

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The FXX Evoluzione is the name of a program which upgraded the FXX along the duration of its production. The program, over the years it was employed, created more power, quicker gear changes less drag, and better traction contral, for the FXX. Resulting in, statistically speaking, the fastest Ferrari ever produced.
In total only 30 of these cars were built. Each costing £2 million to buy. The last one to be produced, #30, was given to Michael Schumacher as a present for all of his years in the F1 Ferrari racing team.

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Funny enough, Micheal Shumacher raced his car around the BBC Top Gear track and took first place as the fastest car around that track as of 2009, but the producers of Top Gear took his time off the board and disqualified the standing because the tires and the FXX were not street legal.

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Not many people get to drive a Ferrari during their life time, and even fewer have ever gotten to drive the FXX. This car is so impressive in so many ways, but what makes it stand out the most is its tech, and the ability of the Ferrari team to push this car to its limits.

Ferrari f430

The Ferrari F430 was revealed at the Paris motor show in 2004. Shortly after its reception at the show, it went into full production, and later on in 2004 Ferrari started to ship its F430 world wide.

Probably the most interesting thing about this car is that the design points were somewhat of a walk through Ferrari’s history. For on the Mirrors were very reminiscent of the Testarossa, and Rear had the Enzo designed Tail lights. It even has the 156’s sharknose. Its clean angels and sturdy appearance makes this Ferrari something to behold. It truly feels like a Ferrari should.
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There, like all Ferraris, are several different versions of this car to choose from. There’s the F430 Spider, the F430 Challenge, The 430 Scuderia, The Scuderia Spider 16M, the F430 Spider Bio Fuel, and the SP1. There are also a hand full of racing variants.

The spider is exactly what one would think the F430 Spider is. A convertible version of the car with not too much more alteration.
The F430 Challenge on the other had has quite a bit of things altered to it. Its a track version and is designed for speed. They left the engine untouched by they did lighten up the car.

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The 430 Scuderia is is the successor the for the Challenger, and in this case thy made enough changes to the engine to increase performance significantly. They made a special Scuderia – The Scuderia Spider 16 M. They made it to Celebrate their Championship win in 2008 in Formula 1.

The F430 Spider Bio Fuel is exactly what you would expect. A F430 that runs off Bio Fuel… it was a 4.3 v8 and has 500 horse power.

The SP1 is probably the most interesting F430 project. The Special Project Number 1 was the car commissioned by Junichiro Hiramatsu, a Japanese Businessman, to be designed by Leonardo Fioravant.

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The F430 began the way for the Ferrari 458 – one of the most popular Ferraris to date.

Ferrari f430

The Ferrari F430 was revealed at the Paris motor show in 2004. Shortly after its reception at the show, it went into full production, and later on in 2004 Ferrari started to ship its F430 world wide.

Probably the most interesting thing about this car is that the design points were somewhat of a walk through Ferrari’s history. For on the Mirrors were very reminiscent of the Testarossa, and Rear had the Enzo designed Tail lights. It even has the 156’s sharknose. Its clean angels and sturdy appearance makes this Ferrari something to behold. It truly feels like a Ferrari should.
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There, like all Ferraris, are several different versions of this car to choose from. There’s the F430 Spider, the F430 Challenge, The 430 Scuderia, The Scuderia Spider 16M, the F430 Spider Bio Fuel, and the SP1. There are also a hand full of racing variants.

The spider is exactly what one would think the F430 Spider is. A convertible version of the car with not too much more alteration.
The F430 Challenge on the other had has quite a bit of things altered to it. Its a track version and is designed for speed. They left the engine untouched by they did lighten up the car.

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The 430 Scuderia is is the successor the for the Challenger, and in this case thy made enough changes to the engine to increase performance significantly. They made a special Scuderia – The Scuderia Spider 16 M. They made it to Celebrate their Championship win in 2008 in Formula 1.

The F430 Spider Bio Fuel is exactly what you would expect. A F430 that runs off Bio Fuel… it was a 4.3 v8 and has 500 horse power.

The SP1 is probably the most interesting F430 project. The Special Project Number 1 was the car commissioned by Junichiro Hiramatsu, a Japanese Businessman, to be designed by Leonardo Fioravant.

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The F430 began the way for the Ferrari 458 – one of the most popular Ferraris to date.

the ferrari mondial

The Ferrari Mondial was designed to replace the Ferrari 208/308 GT4. The Ferrari Mondial was produced from 1980 to 1993. The name Modial comes from Ferrari’s own history; that is the 500 Mondial race car Ferrari made in the early 1950’s. The Ferrari Mondial was on of Ferrari’s most successful creations and sold around 6,100 Mondials over the course of the three year production duration. Interestingly enough the car got really poor reviews after its release by many magazines in 1981. With in two years Ferrari increased the performance of the Mondial and orders for the car skyrocketed.

The Ferrari Mondial underwent many alterations resulting in variations of models. There was the Ferrari Mondial 8, the Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole, the 3.2 Mondial, and the Mondial t. Each were modified for different releases of the model.
The Ferrari Mondial 8 was the first, it was released in 1980 and its production lasted until 1982. This was the one that caught criticism from the US magazines. It was a 2+2 coupe with a 3.0L V8. It used a modified engine of the 308GTi yet under preformed in comparison. Despite all this, its considered to be a practical Ferrari with relatively low maintenance costs in comparison with most Ferraris.
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The Ferrari Mondial Qualtrovalvole was produced from 1982-1985, and was the revamped and revised Mondial regarding “performance issues.” They did this by altering the valve heads and making it a four valve system as opposed to the two vale system in the Mondial 8. In 1983 a Cabriolet style was added into production. Only 629 units were produced which makes this the rarest of all Mondials.

In 1985 the Ferrari 3.2 Mondial was realized. It has a bigger engine hence the name; a 3.2 L engine, and thus produced more horse power. It also boasted a more ergonomic layout for the interior. And had ABS brakes.

The Ferrari Mondial T was the last variation of the series. It was called the “spear head of a new generation of V8 Ferraris.” This  variation was the most different one from the others. It under went many cosmetic and mechanical changes. But out of all the changes the engine/transmission layout was the biggest and most significant to Ferrari as the “T” shaped layout would be used for many years after going into the late 90’s.

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the ferrari mondial

The Ferrari Mondial was designed to replace the Ferrari 208/308 GT4. The Ferrari Mondial was produced from 1980 to 1993. The name Modial comes from Ferrari’s own history; that is the 500 Mondial race car Ferrari made in the early 1950’s. The Ferrari Mondial was on of Ferrari’s most successful creations and sold around 6,100 Mondials over the course of the three year production duration. Interestingly enough the car got really poor reviews after its release by many magazines in 1981. With in two years Ferrari increased the performance of the Mondial and orders for the car skyrocketed.

The Ferrari Mondial underwent many alterations resulting in variations of models. There was the Ferrari Mondial 8, the Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole, the 3.2 Mondial, and the Mondial t. Each were modified for different releases of the model.
The Ferrari Mondial 8 was the first, it was released in 1980 and its production lasted until 1982. This was the one that caught criticism from the US magazines. It was a 2+2 coupe with a 3.0L V8. It used a modified engine of the 308GTi yet under preformed in comparison. Despite all this, its considered to be a practical Ferrari with relatively low maintenance costs in comparison with most Ferraris.
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The Ferrari Mondial Qualtrovalvole was produced from 1982-1985, and was the revamped and revised Mondial regarding “performance issues.” They did this by altering the valve heads and making it a four valve system as opposed to the two vale system in the Mondial 8. In 1983 a Cabriolet style was added into production. Only 629 units were produced which makes this the rarest of all Mondials.

In 1985 the Ferrari 3.2 Mondial was realized. It has a bigger engine hence the name; a 3.2 L engine, and thus produced more horse power. It also boasted a more ergonomic layout for the interior. And had ABS brakes.

The Ferrari Mondial T was the last variation of the series. It was called the “spear head of a new generation of V8 Ferraris.” This  variation was the most different one from the others. It under went many cosmetic and mechanical changes. But out of all the changes the engine/transmission layout was the biggest and most significant to Ferrari as the “T” shaped layout would be used for many years after going into the late 90’s.

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the ferrari mondial

The Ferrari Mondial was designed to replace the Ferrari 208/308 GT4. The Ferrari Mondial was produced from 1980 to 1993. The name Modial comes from Ferrari’s own history; that is the 500 Mondial race car Ferrari made in the early 1950’s. The Ferrari Mondial was on of Ferrari’s most successful creations and sold around 6,100 Mondials over the course of the three year production duration. Interestingly enough the car got really poor reviews after its release by many magazines in 1981. With in two years Ferrari increased the performance of the Mondial and orders for the car skyrocketed.

The Ferrari Mondial underwent many alterations resulting in variations of models. There was the Ferrari Mondial 8, the Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole, the 3.2 Mondial, and the Mondial t. Each were modified for different releases of the model.
The Ferrari Mondial 8 was the first, it was released in 1980 and its production lasted until 1982. This was the one that caught criticism from the US magazines. It was a 2+2 coupe with a 3.0L V8. It used a modified engine of the 308GTi yet under preformed in comparison. Despite all this, its considered to be a practical Ferrari with relatively low maintenance costs in comparison with most Ferraris.
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The Ferrari Mondial Qualtrovalvole was produced from 1982-1985, and was the revamped and revised Mondial regarding “performance issues.” They did this by altering the valve heads and making it a four valve system as opposed to the two vale system in the Mondial 8. In 1983 a Cabriolet style was added into production. Only 629 units were produced which makes this the rarest of all Mondials.

In 1985 the Ferrari 3.2 Mondial was realized. It has a bigger engine hence the name; a 3.2 L engine, and thus produced more horse power. It also boasted a more ergonomic layout for the interior. And had ABS brakes.

The Ferrari Mondial T was the last variation of the series. It was called the “spear head of a new generation of V8 Ferraris.” This  variation was the most different one from the others. It under went many cosmetic and mechanical changes. But out of all the changes the engine/transmission layout was the biggest and most significant to Ferrari as the “T” shaped layout would be used for many years after going into the late 90’s.

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