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Today Ferrari showroom as crowded as NTUC! Outside carpark got Rolls, Macca, Lambo, Porky and Ferrari!

 

Jin fappening! :grin:

 

Tankie, want go there and hip xiong?

 

People taking turns to rape the red 488 gtb. Song menz!

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When hubwee is there, they will ask all the other customers to go out to give him more comfort. :grin:

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Paging hubwee lol

 

Ermmm... Already done that at the factory last April lei ...

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no wonder my side like ghost town LOL !!

Got delivery meh for the horse prancing horse

Support leh...yellow orange, see yellow se orange LOL !!

 

Terence Terence Nine 362 three 352

 

 

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Ermmm... Already done that at the factory last April lei ...

Bro, given that 488 is turbo-charged, how do u compare this against your 458?

 

Did you manage to go flat out on a test track in the 488?

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Bro, given that 488 is turbo-charged, how do u compare this against your 458?

 

Did you manage to go flat out on a test track in the 488?

 

its in town now for test drive  [sly]

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its in town now for test drive  [sly]

 

Yep I saw yesterday brave men taking turns to lape the sexy red vixen.

 

The showroom was like NTUC!

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FERRARI 488 GTO WILL BE FASTER THAN A LAFERRARI

http://www.motortrend.com/news/upcoming-ferrari-488-gto-will-reportedly-faster-laferrari/

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The Ferrari 488 GTB is a very good driver’s car. In fact, we recently declared it the Best Driver’s Car. But just because it’s already fantastic doesn’t mean it can’t improve. And if the latest alleged leak is to be believed, Ferrari has an updated version in the works that will take everything we love about the 488 GTB and make it even better. It’s even rumored to be faster than the LaFerrari hypercar.

The fan site Ferrari Photo Page claims it was recently contacted by an anonymous insider who attended a private preview of the car Ferrari called the “Sport Special Series.” Even better, this tipster was able to capture photos of the slide show that reveal quite a few details of the upcoming even-more-hardcore 488, most likely called the 488 GTO.

You can head to the page for a closer look at the images, but according to the presentation, this new car will get the most powerful V-8 ever put into a production Ferrari. No specific figures were given, but a previous report suggests it will make more than 700 hp. The engine will be derived from the one found in the 488 Challenge race car and 10 percent lighter than the one in the regular 488. It will also offer a “unique track-like sound” that we can’t wait to hear.

Expect the Sport Special Series coupe to be lighter, too, not simply more powerful. The presentation claims the glovebox has been removed, the floor will be made of aluminum, and the wheels will be 40 percent lighter than standard alloy rims. The hood, both bumpers, and the spoiler will all be carbon fiber. To further reduce weight, carbon fiber will be used extensively throughout the cabin, giving this car more carbon fiber than Ferrari has ever used on a full-production vehicle.

To continue Ferrari’s quest to make sure this car offers a “race-like experience even to non-professional drivers,” it will get a GTE-inspired diffuser, an active spoiler, racing-oriented transmission programming, an “extremely direct steering ratio,” and Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires. Overall, the 488 GTO is said to be 20 percent more aerodynamic than the 488 GTB.

Put it all together, and Ferrari Photo Page‘s source says the new 488 will be faster than the LaFerrari. For any version of the 488 to be able to compete with Ferrari’s hybrid hypercar in any way is definitely impressive, but it still isn’t clear what “faster” means in this context. Will the 488 GTO be able to beat the LaFerrari’s 220-mph top speed? Will it be able to lap a specific track with a faster time than the LaFerrari? Did the source mix up the terms “faster” and “quicker,” meaning the new GTO can out-accelerate the LaFerrari over a certain distance?

Hopefully, Ferrari will answer those questions for us when the 488 GTO is officially revealed, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Get ready for the 711bhp Ferrari 488 Pista

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/geneva-motor-show/get-ready-711bhp-ferrari-488-pista

 

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New 911 GT3 RS not quite your cup of tea? Fear not, as Ferrari’s upped the hardcore supercar ante with its new 488 Pista, its latest track-focused special.

It’s the latest in a very, very talented line of cars – the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale before it aren’t just three of the best Ferraris, but three of the best supercars. Full stop.

Ferrari says the 488 Pista makes a ‘significant step forward’ from all of them, with lots of motorsport-derived technology leading to its name. Pista is Italian for track, if you’re wondering.

 

It’s the first in the series to be turbocharged, using the regular 488’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 but with lots of lightweight components and a power hike, from 661 to 711bhp, a hefty 50bhp rise when the whole car has dropped 90kg. It’s now 1,280kg before fluids.

 

It’ll be flipping fast, then. Ferrari says 0-62mph in 2.85sec, 0-124mph in 7.6sec and a top speed of ‘more than’ 211mph. But anyone who’s driven a Stradale, Scuderia or Speciale – heck, even been within the same postcode as one – will know speed is only half the story. These cars are about noise and interaction.

A new Inconel exhaust should take care of the former; it’s the same material used in the exhaust system of the really quite loud Jag F-Type SVR, so this Pista should be a corker. Then there are all the tweaks to make the 488 handle even better.

There are aerodynamic influences from the Ferrari 488 GTE racecar; its front and rear diffuser designs are borrowed to hike downforce up by 20 per cent, without the need for an oversized rear wing (we’re looking at you, GT3 RS). The hero-making Side-Slip Angle Control system also enters its sixth generation, adding fine control of the brake calipers into its suite of tech that brings big, lurid skids to the masses (as well as the Massas).

The Pista’s styling evolution over a standard 488 is very similar to the Speciale’s over a standard 458, with squared-off angles, subtle aggression and optional stripes. We think it looks spectacular. It’s the first Ferrari to offer optional 20in carbon wheels too, if you’re so inclined. Inside it’s just like a Speciale, too, with four-point seatbelts, no carpets and a general air of focus. You can make it all posh again if you wish, but it’d be rather missing the point.

A battle royale is brewing between the 488 Pista and the 911 GT3 RS, and both will be on display at next month’s Geneva motor show. If you could take either on a trackday, which would it be? And where?

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A battle royale is brewing between the 488 Pista and the 911 GT3 RS, and both will be on display at next month’s Geneva motor show. If you could take either on a trackday, which would it be? And where?


Of cos the Porsche la. Can still drive home. Fellali piang liao. 

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Surprise! The Ferrari SP38 is Maranello's latest one-off

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/supercars/surprise-ferrari-sp38-maranellos-latest-one

 

Welcome to the latest one-off Ferrari. The SP38 – which uses the chassis and running-gear from a 488 GTB – was built for “one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers” who has a “deep passion for racing”.

The project’s “general direction” was therefore influenced by another twin-turbocharged Ferrari, the F40 – whose influence Ferrari says can be seen in the rear wing and engine cover. The former “creates a suggestive frame surrounding the tail volume”, and the latter is a clamshell-type arrangement in carbon-fibre. The slimline front bumper, meanwhile, harks back to the 308 GTB, and we’re promised the “strongly tapered nose” and “muscular wheelarches” give the SP38 “potency and agility”. We quite like it.

We don’t know whether the new bodywork has had any effect on performance. But seeing as a regular 488 does 0-62mph in three seconds flat and runs on to 205mph thanks to its 3.9-litre, twin-turbo, 661bhp V8 and seven-speed DCT, the SP38 ought not to be slow.

See it in the metal for the first time at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy.

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Ferrari 3.9 litre V8 wins International Engine of the Year Award.

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https://www.motor1.com/news/244084/ferrari-v8-wins-engine-award/

 

Ferrari also won an award for its 6.5-liter V12 in the 812 Superfast.

There’s little doubt Ferrari knows how to build powerful engines. The automaker built its reputation on its engineering expertise and performance prowess. The Italian supercar maker can combine raw brute force with an exhaust note that is otherworldly. Does Ferrari need a shelf full of awards stroking its ego? No, not necessarily. That doesn’t mean the automaker won’t proudly display them in its corporate waiting room. However, what the automaker will have to do is make some room – the company’s biturbocharged 3.9-liter V8 just won the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.

 

“In the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight-cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the IEOTY Awards. “But redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better. Without doubt, we’re looking at an engineering masterclass from Ferrari. No turbo lag, beautiful delivery, raw emotion, a furious growl and so much power – this Ferrari V8 is a work of art.”

That’s some high praise for an engine that produces 711 horsepower (530 kilowatts) and 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. That’s an increase of 50 and 7 (10), respectively over the 488 GTB. Ferrari says this is the most powerful V8 engine in its history. A sprint from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) takes just 2.85 seconds. Hitting 124 mph (200 kph) in the Pista takes 7.6 seconds when the supercar is on its way to a top speed of more than 211 mph (340 kph). 

In the International Engine of the Year Award category, Ferrari’s 3.9-liter engine crushed the competition, earning 486 points from 68 international judges. Second place went to the turbocharged 3.0-liter engine from Porsche with 198 points. Another Ferrari engine­ – the 6.5-liter V12 from the 812 Superfast – took third with 158 points. Other notable engines include the Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo (RS3, TT RS) with 110 points in seventh place, Tesla’s full-electric powertrain (Model SX3) in fourth place with 149 points, and Porsche’s 2.0-liter turbo engine (718 Boxster718 Cayman) in ninth place with 68 points. 

This is the third year Ferrari’s 3.9-liter engine won the award, bringing home an additional five awards this year. Since the award started 20 years ago, Ferrari has won a total of 27 trophies. That shelf is getting crowded. 

 

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Hi everyone. I know this might be the wrong thread but i am unable to start a thread or find the relevant thread so here goes.

 

Am a foreigner and wish to buy a brand new ferrai in malaysia, preferably the 488GTB. The price list quoted on the website is 1.03 million rm. but weird thing is i am seeing 2nd hand ones costing 1.8mil rm. anyone can advise what am i missing out on please? Thank u

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Ferrari will unveil V-8 hybrid supercar this year

https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/ferrari-will-unveil-v-8-hybrid-supercar-year

 

MILAN -- Ferrari plans to unveil a mid-engine supercar this year that is expected to have a hybrid drivetrain.

CEO Louis Camilleri confirmed the car’s 2019 debut on an earnings call on Jan. 31 but gave no further details.

A source familiar with the project said the car will have a V-8 gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor.

It will sit at the top of Ferrari’s sport cars range and will offer more horsepower than the 488 Pista,  Michael Leiters, Ferrari’s chief technology officer, said at the company’s capital markets day last September.

Giving the car a hybrid drivetrain will help boost its performance while making it fuel efficient and so lowering CO2 emissions.

 

The car will not be unveiled at the Geneva auto show next month but it will make its debut later this year at a specific event, the source said.

First deliveries are scheduled for early 2020, Camilleri told analysts on Jan. 31. He said the car will not be a limited-edition model but will have a "regular lifecycle.”

Its profit margin will be much higher than the 12-cylinder 812 Superfast, Camilleri said. His comments on its profitability came because financial analysts say Ferrari needs to improve its product mix and have expressed concern that V-8 cars are less profitable than V-12 models.

The midengine V-8 car will be Ferrari’s second-generation hybrid. Previously the company developed a kinetic energy recovery system  called KERS for Formula One racing that was also used on a road car in the V-12 LaFerrari in 2013.

Camilleri confirmed to analysts that 60 percent of Ferrari’s product portfolio will have hybrid variants by 2022.

He confirmed that Ferrari will launch a full-electric car after 2022. Camilleri said first reaction to Ferrari’s upcoming Purosangue SUV, announced last September, have been very positive. "It is a segment that's clearly is growing, he said.  "A lot of our customers would love to have a Purosangue to use on a daily basis."

10,000 sales

Ferrari shipments rose 10 percent to 9,251 last year.

Camilleri said the automaker "may cross" the 10,000 annual sales number this year but indicated that going forward, the company will focus on revenues and margins rather than higher volumes.

“I wouldn't anticipate that the volume growth would continue at that sort of pace," he said.

Raising sales without compromising profit margins was an ambition of Ferrari’s former CEO, the late Sergio Marchionne. He clashed with his predecessor Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who wanted to limit volumes to 7,000 cars a year to safeguard Ferrari’s exclusivity.

Ferrari said on Jan. 31 that fourth-quarter earnings rose 6 percent to 274 million euros ($314 million). While shipments rose 10 percent in 2018, revenue was flat at 845 million euros, highlighting the need for the automaker to launch higher margin models.

Camilleri said Ferrari projects a positive mix for 2019 as the new launches hit the market. These will include the "highly profitable" Monza SP1 and SP2 supercars, whose first shipments will reach customers in the fourth quarter, he said.

Ferrari will build 500 units of the two Monza models that retail for 1.6 million euros in Italy, where an 812 Superfast starts at 300,800 euros.

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