Ferrari F450 prototype widened and scooped

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by nick11, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Awesome, I'd drive it just as it is with all the scoops and tape and shit hanging off
     
  2. Ferrari's best mule was the Enzo one built underneath a 348
     
  3. they have to drive it in the snow to keep the passion from catching fire
     
  4. agreed that the 355 is one of the best looking ferraris ever
     
  5. for serious. I love how it sold at auction for a fraction of the price of an enzo. the drivetrain alone was probably worth more!
     
  6. You will probably get both
     
  7. Still have doubts about the weight part, seeing as Ferrari hasn't been paying much attention to that in the last few years.
     
  8. I think an F430 is lighter than a F355.
     
  9. I think the F430 is about 15 lbs heavier
     
  10. Ha! That's awesome. Someone doesn't want to be seen.
     
  11. What are you talking about?!?!? It is Ferraris main focuse area!

    360 is bigger and more powerfull than the 355 yet the weight remains the same. The same goes for the 430 vs the 360 even though the 430 is stuffed with high tech ....

    What abot the 599? It is bigger and way more powerfull than the 550/575 yet still the weight is a little bit lower.

    And then there is the Milli Chili project...
     
  12. I thought the 430 was about 80kg heavier than the 360?

    And the Calafornia isn't exacly light either.
     
  13. Only 50 kg but it´s got a way bigger engine and more technology.

    Look up the weights of the Californias competitors: DB9 Volante, SL AMG etc. and you´ll find out that the Cali is a lightweight....
     
  14. Only 50 kg but it´s got a way bigger engine and more technology.

    Look up the weights of the Californias competitors: DB9 Volante, SL AMG etc. and you´ll find out that the Cali is a lightweight....
     
  15. "Look up the weights of the Californias competitors: DB9 Volante, SL AMG etc. and you´ll find out that the Cali is a lightweight...."

    Got fanboy ?
     
  16. Check out the hummer! you'll see the california is truely a feather in ballerina shoes.
     
  17. Are you going to compare it to an Elise ? No. To appeal to that market the Cali had to have folding roof, GPS , and all that bullshit that desperate housewives need and still be somewhat affordable.
     
  18. I weighs about the same as a Cadillac XLR-V, also a folding hard-top convertible with GPS. It also does not need a fancy aluminum chassis or ceramic brakes.
     
  19. #44 ajzahn, Mar 17, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    New Ferrari F450: first pictures

    17 March 2009

    Here are the first pictures of the replacement for the Ferrari F430, which will go on sale next year badged as an F450.

    Although this car uses a F430 body, underneath are the mechanicals for the F450. The car has a wider track and a different wheelbase to the 430, evident from the extended wheelarches and the way the front wheels don?t fit the wheelarch properly.

    At the rear there?s a mix of 430 and 430 Scuderia panels. The 430?s quad tailpipes have been replaced by the Scuderia?s higher-mounted twin pipes, but there is also a single centrally mounted pipe ? this is probably the real tailpipe. The filler cap has also moved from the left to the right.

    There are also new intakes on either side of the rear screen to provide the new engine with air. This is thought to be a development of the 430?s V8, enlarged to 4.5-litres and potentially with up to 500bhp.

    The transmission will be a version of the California?s seven-speed double clutch unit, but expect it to be retuned to suit the mid-engined car?s harder, sportier feel.

    The gappy, poorly fitting 430 panels are providing a temporary covering for the new car?s aluminium frame. Developed by aluminium specialists Alcoa, which builds the 430?s frame, it will help to cut the 450?s weight, which will in turn increase the car?s performance and economy.

    The 450 could also use a version of Ferrari?s kinetic energy recovery system developed for F1 use. The firm wants to introduce the technology to one of its road cars within two years.

    >>> www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGallery.aspx?AR=238790&EL=-1
     
  20. is that a larger central exhaust i see
    i wonder if that will make it to the production car, somehting tells me it wont seeing how ferrari never does anything crazy like that with there exhaust pipes, and lambo has vary similar pipes on the lp 640...
     

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