Geared up and ready to show off.  The Ferrari 458 Spider is scheduled to unveil itself at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September!  Even better- it’ll be hitting the U.S. early 2012.  http://bit.ly/pLnY36

Ferrari 458 Spider Set for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Debut - autoevolution

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Check Out How The New Ferrari FF Drivetrain Works

Discover the technological innovations of the new Ferrari FF Thanks to the high-definition digital animations you are enabled to discover the innovative content of the new 12-cylinder, such as the 4RM system (4-wheel-drive) patented by Ferrari.

The latest exotic machine from Maranello is the 2012 FF. The unusual Ferrari is a four-passenger shooting-brake with a 651-horsepower, 6.3-liter V12 under the hood. All of that go-go-energy is sent to the wheels via Ferrari’s new 4RM part-time all-wheel-drive system.

The new Ferrari FF system metes out torque to each wheel individually, which is no easy task, since the twelve-cylinder mill churns out 504 pound-feet of the stuff. 

 

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Three Reasons to Buy Ferrari

Why wouldn’t a person want to consider a new or used Ferrari as their next vehicle?  It’s sleek, it’s stylish, and it is, absolutely, the epitome of luxurious ride.  Yet, still, with many different varieties in the luxury field today, it can be a difficult decision to choose just one.  So, many are asking the question ‘What sets Ferrari apart from the rest?’  This article sets out to provide three solid reasons to take a closer look at the available models of this Italian show piece.

Get Away

If you are going to invest thousands upon thousands of dollars into a vehicle, you want to know, among other things, that the car is going to get your from point A to point B.  What’s better is if it will do so in the shortest amount of time possible.  After all, speed is sexy and, as demonstrated by the base model of the new Ferrari 458 Italia, the Ferrari knows all about sensuality.  Even in its barest form this car can blow away the competition, reaching maximum speeds of just over two hundred miles per hour thanks to its powerful 4.5 litre V8 engine, featuring a approximate 570 horsepower.  But, it’s not enough to go fast if it takes forever to get there.  There are no concerns on that front when driving one of these beauties.  The 458 can go from zero to sixty mph in less than three and half seconds and a mere look at the profile shows exactly why the car is able to perform so well even at the greatest speeds.  It is almost triangular in appearance.  One can easily see how aerodynamic the design truly is.

Get Noticed

Of course, it isn’t the speed that is going to be the first thing that one sees when walking up to a Ferrari.  It is the design and that is also what is going to ensure that your new purchase receives the ‘oohs and ahhs’ that your investment deserves.  From the chrome ‘prancing horse’ at the front to the boxy, yet rounded rear end, the SA Aperta, for instance, doesn’t have to make a sound to be noticed.  Whether is a glossy cherry red or a flashy, stylish black, this vehicle is anything but conforming.  And once inside, you are sure to be equally as pleased.  With racing car inspired seats with splashes of the exterior color palette built in and a glossy black finish on the dash; no detail was overlooked by the Ferrari design engineers.

Get a Return

Unlike its competition, Ferrari has maintained the ability to build cars that look great now and continue to drive beautifully far into the future, which is why this is one of the few cars on the market that can truly be looked at as an investment.  The newest models have shown, year after year, their ability to retain value.  The cars depreciate very little, even as they rack up miles. 

Further proof of this brand’s likelihood to act as a sound investment is the fact that classic models are now pulling in millions at auction houses around the world.  Though an extreme case due to its rare existence, the 1957 Ferrari 250 GTO could sell for as much as twenty million dollars.  Even those models that are not nearly as rare are establishing a reputation of appreciating assets. So not only will this purchase gain you desirable attention and the ability to outrun all others, it could also bring you a reasonable return at some point in the future.  

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Warm Weather Locations Are Best For A Ferrari

Ferrari is one of the most celebrated vehicles in the world and it’s easy to understand why. The design and feel of a Ferrari is timeless and the power of the engine is superior to that of other luxury cars. Most luxury car aficionados don’t need a reason to buy a Ferrari. If the opportunity presented itself, they would buy one without a second thought. But others may hesitate because they are waiting for the right reason to come along. In case you weren’t aware, there are plenty of good reasons to buy a Ferrari (especially if you can afford one).  

First and foremost is location. If you live in a warm weather state, then you have the perfect seasonal weather for a Ferrari. Those individuals who live in cold weather states have limited time to take their Ferrari out on the road. Ferrari’s perform best in warm weather, and they are not ideal for ice and snow. So if you live in a cold weather state, you will only be able to drive your Ferrari during the summer (which usually averages to about three months per year). If you spend a great deal of money on a new Ferrari, it’s hardly worth it. Even if you bought a used Ferrari, you want to be able to drive it as much as you can. That is why warm weather locations are the best for Ferrari’s.  

If you are already live in a warm weather location and you’re a fan of luxury vehicles, what are you waiting for? Driving a Ferrari is once-in-a-life time experience. And if you can afford to get a new Ferrari, why not get one? Warm weather, lots of sunshine and open roads are the best three reasons to buy a Ferrari. Ferraris are also more affordable these days, because if you don’t have enough money to buy a new Ferrari you can buy a used Ferrari instead. Ferrari USA carries a full line of new and used vehicles, and they offer great payment and financing plans. If you are able to drive the Ferrari all year long, then it is a great investment. Ferraris perform best in warm weather conditions, and a sunny day is just another excuse to put the top down.  

Ferrari is a luxury car company that has a great deal of history. It’s been around for a very long time. Based in Italy, Ferrari has been producing racing cards for Formula One since the beginning of racing. They have also expanded to motorcycles and hybrid cars. But a classic Ferrari is still one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world.  Whenever you drive a Ferrari down the road, you are bound to turn heads. So if you are still waiting for the right reason or the right time to buy a Ferrari, don’t wait any longer. You’ll miss out on owning on of the most celebrated vehicles in automobile history. And there’s no good reason for that.  

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Ferrari FF Wagon From the Geneva Motor Show 2011

What do you think? Can a wagon really be good-looking?

If it’s the Pininfarina-designed new Ferrari FF it can. Replacing the 612 Scaglietti in Ferrari’s stable, the FF is the first all-wheel-drive Ferrari. FF stands for Ferrari Four, which refers to the car’s four seats and 4-wheel drive. Its design features a nose inspired by the 458 Italia, with the long hood and short deck that have been trademarks of sports cars since their inception.

What is the Ferrari FF?

Ferrari’s bold, 4-seat, 4-wheel-drive, family-hauling supercar.

What makes it hot?

We’ve had 4-seat Ferraris before, of course — but with 4-wheel drive? Any fears that Ferrari was about to “do a Cayenne” and deliver a brand-stretching sport-utility vehicle are unfounded, though. The FF is much, much bolder than that. At nearly 16.4 feet long, the radical-looking, shooting-brake-style coupe-estate crossover promises luxurious accommodation for all four passengers. It also promises all the fire-breathing excitement you’d expect of a Ferrari. Under that long hood lurks a 6.2-liter V12 engine with 660 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque. Driving through a transaxle-mounted dual-clutch automated gearbox, the FF will gallop from zero to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. It will do it whatever the conditions under tire, too, thanks to that 4-wheel-drive traction. Top speed is a suitably excessive 208 mph.

What causes concern?

Spectacular, yes, but who is going to buy it? Styling is admirably bold, too, and this is a conservative sector. The question is, has Ferrari gone too far?

How much and when?

TBA.

Ther verdict?

Ferrari had to pull something special out of the bag, and it succeeded with one of the most spectacular cars at the show.

Source of text & photo: MSN Autos

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2010 Was Record Year for Ferrari

Ferrari said 2010 was “an exceptional year” with a record number of vehicles sold thanks to a boom in Asia and the recovery of the US market.

Last year, the company sold 6,573 new Ferrari sports cars, an increase of 5.4 percent on the year before and “Ferrari’s highest sales figure ever,” according to a statement.

Net revenues for the year reached 1,919 million euros, a rise of 7.9 percent, while the year’s trading profit topped 302,7 million euros, an increase of 26.9 percent.

The Italian carmaker said the “excellent results” were for the most part due to “the extraordinary growth seen on emerging markets, especially in Asia, and the return of the United States market to record levels.”

Sales in China grew by 43.6 per cent with nearly 300 cars sold, setting a new record. North America as a region (including the United States and Canada) remained the main market for Ferrari, accounting for 26 percent of sales. The European markets remained substantially stable.

Ferrari confirmed it is set to move into the Indian market, with the first official dealership to open in New Delhi this spring and a second in Mumbai by the end of the year.

The Fiat group, which controls Ferrari, announced at the end of January it returned to profit in 2010 with a net profit of 600 million euros ($820 million) last year, reversing a loss of 848 million euros in 2009.

Source: Yahoo news

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The Car Dreams Are Made of: Ferrari California GT

The new Ferrari California GT is a phenomenal vehicle. This is a terrific look into one of the most gorgeous convertibles on the road – it’s a hard top and convertible in one plus one of the most aerodynamic machines ever produced by Ferrari. From 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds, this car will get you where you want to go in serious style! 

The new Ferrari California offers exclusivity and versatility with unbelievable good looks.

 

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