Fiat’s luxury child; Ferrrari is a head turner. This Italian company has attracted the likes of various head honchos, plutocrats and big shots. Here is a look into your fantasy cars that are prominent wallpapers on your screens.
Ferrari California T:
The first Ferrari California was brought to India in 2009. The Luxury sports car officially made its presence in the Indian market in May 2011. The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car that was first launched at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
The California from Ferrari leads its inspiration from the 1957 250 California. The car has a sleek aerodynamic styling like the rest of the current Ferrari models while it comes with a host of signature Ferrari styling cues. The aerodynamically swept bonnet, the compact tail volume, the pulled-back cabin complete the silhouette of the car. The grille and slender air intake at the centre of the bonnet borrows traits from the 250 GT California. At the back, the muscular section gets single round LED taillights which are inset directly along the edge of the boot.
The car’s signature feature is its retractable hard top (RHT). It is made from aluminum panels and has a cast aluminum weight-bearing structure, which has reduced its overall weight enabling the entire opening or closing process in just 14 seconds.
Diamond-finish 19-inch five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels are offered as standard on the Ferrari California. However, prospective buyers can opt for diamond-finish 20-inch forged five-spoke alloy wheels that are 11kg lighter than the standard ones.
The Ferrari California’s design philosophy takes quite a lot of comfort and luxury in the car’s cabin. The interior of the Ferrari boasts the same sophisticated reflection with the sense of refined luxury, quality and comfort. . In between the front seats, the car gets a new aluminium-trimmed centre console. The car’s magnesium-framed seats are electrically adjustable. The instrument panel comes with analogue instruments like tachometer and rev counter and features a four-screen TFT Multi display. The new infotainment system with 6.5-inch touch screen also gets satellite navigation, USB connection, Bluetooth, hard disc, voice commands and IPOD connector.
A 4.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 483bhp and 500Nm of torque powers the Ferrari California. This mill comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. The car can do a top speed of 310 kmph and sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Ferrari has unleashed its newest convertible mid-engine super car named 488 GTB.
Designed to thrill, the Ferrari 488 GTB replaces the 458 Italia and is redesigned with plenty of styling. The car’s headlamp’s, overall shape of the fenders, bumpers and hood is inspired from the 458.
The front bumper if divided into three distinct sections with massive grilles at the sides. The car’s side view is inherited from the 458 and the side skirts, sculpted shoulders and beefy front fenders are amazing. The vehicle has gone through massive improvements such as double front spoiler, 308-inspired side intakes, active rear aerodynamics and the redesigned diffuser. It also has a highly sophisticated aerodynamic underbody with vortex generators with significant improvements.
Just like the 458, the 488 GTB’s interior is tailored around the driver, blending both luxury and the sportiness, with racing-inspired features. Overall, the dashboard is different and also includes control clusters, angled air vents and multifunction, three spoke steering wheel. The dashboard is more refined with mild update, especially in two-tone, black over-red, layout. The 488 GTB also has new graphics for the infotainment screen and a key designed to resemble car’s cylinder banks.
The 488 GTB gets its power from a 3.9 litre V8 twin turbo engine that makes 670 PS of power at a staggering 8000rpm and 760Nm of torque at 3000rpm. Ferrari claims that the 488 GTB takes only 8.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 124 mph. The top speed of the 488 has been increased from 199 to 205 mph.
It started from the 308, 328, 348, 255 and F 430 and of course the Ferrari 488. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto show, presenting the Ferrari 458.
In terms of looks, the Ferrari 458 ticks all the supercar boxes thanks to its gorgeously aerodynamically influenced body capable of turning heads at 1000 paces.
The 458 doesn’t disappoint behind the car’s wheel either. The Ferrari 458 has a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox shits in the blink of an eye. The 458 is a seriously good-looking car and it is definitely appealing. The 458 looks like everything a supercar should be. The cabin provides everything that you should expect from a modern day Ferrari.
Powered by a 4.5-litre V8 just behind your head, the 458 Italia stumps up 570bhp and 398lb ft of torque, leading to extreme speed: 0–62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed just over 200mph. I
Ferrari F12 BERLINETTA:
F 12 Berlinetta was announced in 2012 at the Geneva Motor show. This is the fastest road-going Ferrari ever made.
The Ferrari F 12 is a pioneer and throwback. The Ferrari F12 is lower, shorter, narrower, lighter and faster than others. It leads a path leading design that looks pretty amazing. The F12 is more than 200mm longer than the 275 GTB but its short overhangs visually reduce its mass, and its cabin-rear profile contributes to a classic sports car silhouette. This car is built by scaglietti, the mono coque underbody is made of 12 aluminum alloys.
The car is clothed in aluminium, too, its panels sculpted according to Ferrari’s unique ‘aerodynamics via subtraction’ philosophy. The arcing channels cut into the bonnet form the so-called Aero Bridge, diverting air from the base of the windscreen and using it to reduce drag around the wheel arches.
The Berlinetta has increased cabin space and has overall reduction in its size. Its appearance seems thin yet purposeful and makes long distances quite comfortable.
There is enough space behind the two seats for coats and shopping bags and there are storage nets for loose items. Further back, the boot is large by supercar standards: up to 500 litres in all.
The F12 has a right-handed LCD display screen in the instrument binnacle. Sat-nav comes as standard but it isn’t the easiest to use. It’s a dramatic improvement over previous units, however. The map appears in the right-hand screen in the binnacle and relays directional prompts as well. Programming is quite lengthy by the standards of the best premium brands, but Ferrari says there’s voice control for it.
Other standard equipment includes an anti-theft satellite system, a rear parking camera, an electrically adjustable steering wheel, climate control, cruise control and temperature monitoring.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta’s Power comes from a 6.3-litre V12 with normal aspiration and direct injection. It produces 731bhp and 509lb ft of torque, sent via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.