Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ferrari making the sexiest super cars since 1929

Ferrari has dominated motor-sports over the years, it has created beautiful red beasts known for both their speed and beauty but lately you hardly ever see them creating a road car to compete in terms of speed with the likes of the Bugatti Veyron’s of this world in the hyper-car division. They create beautiful fast cars but it seems design is more important to Ferrari then having the title of world’s fastest car. If they create a world’s fastest car I am sure it would be one of the sexiest hyper cars deserving the title, world’s sexiest fastest car.

Ferrari’s legendary and fastest road cars

Now don’t get me wrong, even though I have said that they care more about the design and looks of the car than chasing after speed records, Ferrari have made some pretty fast super cars in their time. Let me take you back to the  1980’s, when Ferrari produced their best super car ever at the time, it was their most powerful, fastest car and also most expensive car that was sold to the public by Ferrari. Yes if you love your cars, you know I am talking about the Ferrari F40 which was produced between 1987 and 1992 (1335 of these were produced).

The legendary F40 is one of the most loved super-cars ever, it was the first road car to cross the 200mph (320km/h) speed, and it held the record for being the world’s fastest production car from 1987 -1989 with a top speed of 201.4mph (324km/h). It had the ability of going from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds on the road.

image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_F40

Most recently its most promising sexy beast was the Ferrari 599 GTO; this beauty became their fastest road car ever in 2010 powered by a V12 engine, 493kW Power @ 8250rpm and 620N.m of torque @ 6500rpm. Ferrari claims this car has a top speed of 208mph (335km/h) and can go from 0-100km/h in 3.35 seconds.
599 GTO

In 2012 the Ferrari 599 series has now been replaced by the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as Ferrari’s top car. The F12 is now Ferrari’s most powerful car with a V12 engine producing 690N.m of torque @ 6000rpm and 730hp @ 8500rpm. The F12 Berlinetta can go from 0-100km/h  (62mph) in 3.1 seconds, and has a top speed of  over 210mph (340km/h).
Ferrari's newest top dog

Ferrari still has a long way to go

Ferrari is really improving its supercars in terms of power while still keeping the excellent design they are famous for, but they still have a long way to go if they are to compete with the Bugatti Veyron SS’s  and Ultimate Aero’s  of this world which have top speeds of well over 400km/h.

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