La Ferrari is fitted with a 789hp V12 and a HY KERS, Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System, battery powered electric motor that will deliver an additional 160hp for short periods, making La Ferrari the most powerful street legal Ferrari ever built.
Ferrari quoted performance figures include a rest to 62 mph time in under 3 seconds and top speed of 217 mph.
The price of La Ferrari is said to be more than GBP £1 million / USD $1.69 million.
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I can’t imagine the wealth required to even think about approaching Ferrari and Pinninfarina to comission a one off car but it must be well into the billions before one can afford a vehicle that is going to cost something north of seven figures like today’s anonymously commissioned Ferrari F12 TRS.
The T in the new 2+2 Ferrari California T, launched earlier this year, stands for neither the golf tee, nor Targa top but for turbocharged which further investigation leads to the fact that the California T is in fact powered by a twin turbocharged motor, a technology last used by Ferrari on the F40.
The new 552hp Califonia T biturbo motor has a smaller 3.9 litre / 235 cui motor that produces 70 hp more than the original normally aspirated California V8, is 15% more fuel efficient, but still in the Rolls Royce league, and produces 15% less emissions.
The convertible hard top has new subtlety more aggressive panels from Pinninfarina all round and some interior features derived from the F12berlinetta.
The California T is the first Ferrari to be fitted with the iOS 7.1 operating system compatible Apple CarPlay meaning ones Apple devices can be operated by Ferrari’s native control systems.
The 552hp twin turbo motor will push the California t from rest to 62.5mph in 3.6 seconds and on to a quoted top speed of 196 mph.
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The Ferrari 458 Speciale was launched 2013 Frankfurt Motorshow with the strap line “Extreme technology
FOR SPECIAL EMOTIONS”.
Aimed squarely at owners looking for an even more focused sports car offering extreme driving emotions the 458 Speciale bristles with innovations on the 458 Italia from nose to tail.
The bodywork developed with Pinninfarina is tweaked with innovations carried over from Ferrari’s racing programmes to look marginally, I would say tastefully, more aggressive from every angle than the standard 458 Italia from which the model is derived.
It is believed that today’s featured Maserati A6 G fitted with a replica Pinninfarina Berlinetta body, one of four with such bodies, may have been taken to the 1954 Paris Show.
Scuderia Centro Sud owned the car through the 1950’s up until 1970 and had it fitted with barchetta bodywork by Fiandri. While #2060 was being used by the Scuderia Centro Sud racing school the original Pinninfarina body was fitted to another A6 G.
In 1970 Count Hubertus von Dönhoff bought #2060 which was by now red and fitted with barchetta bodywork by Fantuzzi. Sometime between 1986 and 1996 #2060 was fitted with the replica Pinninfarina Berlinetta body after Count von Dönhoff had failed to secure an original.
At this years Goodwood Festival of Speed #2060 was awarded Best in the Cartier Style Et Lux Show held on the lawn in front of Goodwood House.
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