Posts Tagged ‘italian sports cars’

Oct
07/12
2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport: Disciplined Advantages
Last Updated on Sunday, 7 October 2012 05:56
Written by ARtvKimatni
Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The statuesque GranTurismo Sport by Maserati in Blu Sofisticato speaks elegance and dominance simultaneously. Behind the leather and Alcantara steering wheel with attached carbon fiber Trofeo shift paddles one is able to understand the messaging of Maserati’s new GT. Its mission is not fixated on all-out acceleration, yet hones the ability to propel itself intelligently from the venerable 4.7-liter V8. Once inside the cockpit of the Italian purist there is no sense of urgency. Supple leathers, refined veneers and contrast stitching offer titleholders a key advantage to disciplined beauty and admirable performance.

Feb
29/12
Ferrari F12berlinetta: The Fastest Prancing Horse Ever!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:33
Written by ARtvKimatni
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The F12berlinetta, in fact, is the most powerful and high-performance Ferrari road car ever launched thanks to its incredibly efficient 12-cylinder engine. The wheelbase has been shortened and the engine, dashboard and seats have been lowered in the chassis, while the new layout of the rear suspension and gearbox enabled Ferrari’s engineers to make the rear volume of the car smaller.

 

Its maximum power output is 740 horsepower and 690 lb/ft of torque, which 80% is available at 2,500 rpm. The engine is mated to Ferrari’s F1 dual-clutch transmission, which has closer gear ratios developed specifically for this car’s performance. Active Brake Cooling, a system that opens guide vanes to the brake cooling ducts only at high operating temperatures, reduces drag. The result is that the new Prancing Horse 12-cylinder accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.1 seconds! Good morning.

Feb
16/12
2012 Ferrari California
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 07:47
Written by ARtvKimatni
Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The Geneva Motor Show will see the official debut of the new version of the Ferrari California which is lighter and more powerful. Its GDI V8 now delivers 490 horsepower and 505 ft/lb of torque at 5,000 rpm thanks to new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping.

Cutting-edge aluminum fabrication techniques and construction technologies used by the Scaglietti Center of Excellence in the engineering of the California’s chassis, have led to an overall weight reduction without impinging on its structural rigidity and performance. These enhancements have also improved the vehicle’s performance, reducing its 0 to 60 mph acceleration time to 3.8 seconds. This heightens its sporty feel without detracting from the mission and character of a car that has won universal acclaim for its performance and exceptional versatility resulting from its retractable hard top and 2+ seating.

Nov
16/10
Usain Bolt Catches up with Ferrari
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:13
Written by ARtvKimatni
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Usain Bolt -- 100 & 200 meter world-record holder

If you travel wide, as the greatest musician of all time, Bob “Nesta” Marley suggested then Jamaica continuously pops up on your places to visit list. I frequent the inspirational island four to six times a year. Between the music, the food and the heritage I just can’t seem to get enough, just as Jamaicans can’t seem to get enough of cars and bikes. Especially, the race type. No wonder  the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, is so emphatic about Ferrari and its 458 Italia and 599 GTB Fiorano which he drove on the circuit of the Prancing Horse. (more…)

Jun
08/10
2010 Ferrari California: Triple Crown in the Making
Last Updated on Sunday, 7 November 2010 11:34
Written by ARtvKimatni
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The Ferrari California is the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and joins the Prancing Horse’s 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance. It also flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the prestige sporty Grand Tourer segment. The new model will be available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminum, in line with the rest of the current range. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the mid-front position; a Ferrari first.

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