More details leak out about new Ferrari F450

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by nick11, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. We know that Ferrari is working on turbochargers and all-wheel-drive hybrids, and the hybrid portion of that equation could show up as soon as this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. If so, Autocar supposes the car in question will be the new Ferrari F450. As Jaguar has reportedly planned with the XE, Ferrari could show off a hybrid F450 first in order to make an even bigger splash.

    Yet even if the production model doesn't show up on dealer floors with some alternative energy system, it is still expected to show off plenty of top tier technology. A "lightweight aluminum structure" will house a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, traction control and programming to eliminate understeer, and radiators forward of the front wheels.

    The KERS system employed by the Ferrari F1 team and being trialled on that ludicrous 599XX are also slated for the F450, but that will apparently come with the hybrid car and Ferrari thinks customers might not be ready for that yet. For now, the Prancing Horse is said to be working on direct-injection evolutions of its current engines, which it feels will meet Euro emissions standards until 2014.
     
  2. Sweet Jesus, that teaser pic has me worried.
     
  3. it looks like a Gallardo from that angle.
     
  4. it looks horrid
     
  5. It looks boring, and bland for a Ferrari sports car.
     
  6. I CAN TELL SO MUCH ABOUT HOW THIS CAR IS GOING TO LOOK JUST FROM THAT THUMBNAIL SIZED CARTOON DRAWING UP THERE ^^^^^^^^^.
     
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  8. It definitely won't look that way. Unless Ferrari wants to get murdered.
     
  9. That's what everyone says about every modern Ferrari and every one becomes a sales success.
     
  10. Fanboism
     
  11. Keep in mind this is from autocar.
     
  12. 4WD Ferraris in the futue?!

    NO THANKS
     
  13. Frankly, I really don't give a damn about Ferrari. I'm just saying: they don't have the guts to ruin their cars like that.
     
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  16. KERS is garbage ergo this model will be garbage.
     
  17. KERS?
     
  18. Kinetic Energy Recovery System. Something about transferring energy from the flywheel blah blah. I don't see why that is garbage.
     
  19. "The KERS system employed by the Ferrari F1 team and being trialled on that ludicrous 599XX are also slated for the F450, but that will apparently come with the hybrid car and Ferrari thinks customers might not be ready for that yet. For now, the Prancing Horse is said to be working on direct-injection evolutions of its current engines, which it feels will meet Euro emissions standards until 2014. "

    Read, you #$%#ing tard.
     
  20. Oh no it looks shit, i'm going to hate it.
     
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  23. HYBRID DISGUSTING

    NO PASSION

     
  24. Can't wait...this is going to be faster than the Scuderia....We'll see it at Frankfurt...
     

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