...A $3,700 gas-guzzler tax is due upon purchase. The rear-wheel-drive car comes with a six-speed manual transmission with a gate shifter and twin-plate clutch in the base coupe, and a Formula 1-style six-speed automated manual in the F1A. The F1-SuperFast gearbox can be controlled with steering-wheel shift paddles. Ferrari claims gearshift times as low as 100 milliseconds, with the fastest shifts occurring during sportier driving, depending on accelerator position and engine rpm. Although Ferrari offers a launch-control feature overseas, it's not offered in North America. A limited-slip...
...It’s governed by the manettino (little manager) knob on the steering wheel, which changes the settings for the dynamic control system – suspension, traction control and gearbox alike. Simply, it modulates power delivery to the wheels for optimal traction, and Ferrari claims a 20% increase in acceleration out of turns. Choose between “Normal,” “Sport” and “Race” modes, offering increasingly insane levels of performance with regard to rev holding, shift times and suspension settings. Or there's the only-for-immortals option of turning F1-Trac off, which has led to a crash for at...
Ferrari’s Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is no longer in production, replaced by the all-new F12 Berlinetta which is about to start deliveries in the coming months. However... read more August 10, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The 2012 Detroit Auto Show is approaching, and the carmakers are showing their wares ahead of time. The latest to join the show is the 2013 Dodge Dart, born of Alfa Romeo... read more December 6, 2011 by Nelson Ireson
Seeing reports of a Ferrari on fire is starting to become a regular thing. Just weeks after we reported about a 599 GTB Fiorano that burned to the ground in Arizona comes yet... read more December 6, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
On July 14 of this year Ferrari celebrated the 60th anniversary of its first ever Formula 1 victory, the day when Froilan Gonzalez driving the 375 F1 was the first to pass... read more December 6, 2011 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 1
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has been around since 2006, which means that Ferrari’s flagship grand touring car is getting up in years. In addition to the regular 599... read more November 4, 2011 by Kurt Ernst