Ferrari has offically announced the 458 Italia today, ending months of speculation as to the look of the new sports car. The new car does not stray too far from the styling of the f430, the car it is slated to replace, but has many new design cues that simply raise the bar, but tastefully (I am looking at you, Lamborghini). There isn’t much in the way of revolutionary news about the new prancing horse otherwise. It is powered by a direct injection v8 creating 560 hp, which should be enough to plant any owner firmly in the 200mph club, but comes as no surprise to those who have been following the rumours surrounding this car. This new car is good in a couple ways, in that it is Ferrari’s most fuel concious model to date, and will be priced similar to the outgoing f430. Here is to hoping Ferrari can move this beauty in this terrible economy.
NextAutos.com claims to have spy shots showing a Ferrari F430 that allegedly contains the drivetrain for the Enzo succesor. In the pictures, you can see the mule is wearing much larger wheels than a stock F430, and has front and rear fender flares to contain the excess rubber. Rumor has it that the new F70 will be powered by either a twin turbo V8 or a twin turbo V12. Here is to hoping its the later.
A lot of speculation is going on as to what the new halo supercar for the marquee will look like. Some speculate that the front air ducts seen on the F50 and Enzo will be retained, while others speculate the car may not look anything at all like its brethren. Only time will tell..
Ferrari SpA released official pictures and specs today on their site dedicated to the new “California” GT model. Recently here on MyComputerNinja we had spy pictures available , and it is good to see that the rear end looks nothing like the heavily camouflaged rear of the test car. It is interesting to note that this is the first use of a direct injection fuel system by Ferrari, and a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission also marks a first for the marquee. Rumour has it, the new GT will cost in the ballpark of the outgoing F430, which might strike some as a bit high comparitively. Check out the Official Press Release for more details.