Rabu, 10 Oktober 2012

Massa has also spent time on Ferrari's racing simulator

Ferrari just announced that injured driver Felipe Massa could be back in the saddle as early as Monday. Massa hasn't been in an F1 car since July's Hungarian Grand Prix, when a spring from another car flew up and hit him above his eye, fracturing his skull.

The first time he has even been back on track was last week when he took the wheel of a kart. Because of testing bans in place this season in F1, Massa can't drive the current car he was running until Hungary. As he gets back up to speed, the FIA has granted him permission to drive a 2007-spec car fitted with GP2 tires.

Massa has also spent time on Ferrari's racing simulator. Word has it he's already mastered Barcelona and is working hard at beating the Interlagos circuit now. Before taking the wheel of the 2007 car, he still needs to pass an examination, but once he's cleared, he could be on track in Italy by Monday. This will be testing only as the driver isn't expected to compete for Ferrari any more this season.

Kamis, 12 Mei 2011

Ferrari 458 Italia

Project Zeus, as the Vancouver-based tuner calls it, involves adding a Novitec aerodynamic kit to the 458 which includes front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear skirts, rear lip spoiler and a gloss-black roof.

Also contributed from a European tuner is an Akropovic sport exhaust system which likely adds a horsepower or two to the 458 Italia, although SR Project doesn't say.

The tuner fits Forgiato Aguzzo (sharp forged) wheels to the 458 with 21-inchers at the front and 22-inch rims at the back.

Novitec also supplies the lowering springs for the suspension tuning.

But we can call this a Canadian creation, can't we, eh?

Kamis, 28 April 2011

Ferrari Genuine Maintenance

The program is only available to Ferrari 458, California and FF customers, and it can be handed over to second-hand buyers.
The program started off in Europe as of March, but the company has said it will become available in other international markets later this year. CarAdvice contacted Edward Rowe of ATECO and European Automotive Imports, Ferrari importers for Australia, about the program, he said,
“At the moment it [the program] is for European customers only. It will be rolled out on a market by market basis over the next 12 months.”
Mr Rowe said that Australian market introduction depends on various legal and market requirements. He did say that if he was to predict when the program would become available, if at all, it would likely be early in 2012, at around the time of the local launch of the Ferrari FF.
For all those living outside Australia, the program is available now and covers all scheduled maintenance items including fluids and spare parts. The company has also said there is no limit on kilometres either and the program can be transferred to a second owner. Ferrari recently said about the program that it is,
“Designed to anticipate one annual service each year during the seven years, but, as there is no mileage restriction, clients who reach the service intervals by mileage (every 20,000km) will be able to have their car serviced more than once per year.”

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

Ferrari 458

For years, Ferrari 458 ownership has been about compromise. A Ferrari is purposeful, racing-bred technology made to work well on the street, but it comes at a price, both literally and figuratively.Ferrari 458 are expensive to own and maintain, and for that reason, many people only use them selectively to carve canyons on weekends and at racetracks.Even worse, many owners simply drive them to the mall and back, stopping at Starbucks to show off real excess to people who think $4 coffee is a luxury. Besides the obvious expense of owning and operating such a machine, there are a few other drawbacks.
PAST FERRARIS SEEM CRUDE BY COMPARISON. Yes, the paddle-shifted F1 Gearbox can shift in 100 milliseconds, but we’ve seen smoother clutch operation from drunk 16 year-olds who’ve stolen their fathers Corvette. The radio, sourced from Blaupunkt, is completely indecipherable and sounds like it was assembled at Best Buy. The so-called Navigation system, optional with the 430 Scuderia, is completely useless. Ferrari 458 The air conditioning doesn’t blow cold when it’s hot outside, but works great in the dead of winter. As for Spider models, the top is slow to operate, prone to breaking, and expensive to fix. And often, so many Ferraris simply won’t start when asked.

Rabu, 05 Januari 2011

599XX: An Extreme Track Car

Particular attention was also paid to cutting the weight of the engine unit components. This was achieved both by optimizing forms - as in the new crankshaft - and adopting exclusive materials, as in the carbon-fiber used for the intake plenums. A new gearbox shift strategy cuts overall gearchange times to 60 ms.

The Ferrari 599XX is characterized by an innovative electronic concept called the "High Performance Dynamic Concept" which has been designed to get the maximum performance from the car by managing the combination of the car's mechanical limits with the potential of its electronic controls. The mechanical and electronic systems work together to get the maximum performance from the car under extreme high performance driving, for consistent lap times. The sporty handling has been improved thanks to the adoption of second generation SCM suspension system. Track usage is also made easier thanks to the new "virtual car engineer", a screen in the car that provides a real-time indication of the vehicle's efficiency.

Ferrari 599XX Race Car

While based on the 599 GTB Fiorano with the same transaxle layout and engine type, the Ferrari 599XX is an extreme track car. Ferrari's engineers have carried out extensive work on the engine's combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust tracts. These modifications, combined with the fact that internal attrition has been reduced and the maximum revs have been boosted to 9,000 rpm, helped achieve the target power output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm.

Kamis, 14 Oktober 2010

Nissan GT-R first disc 3.8 V6

style changes include a wider front grille

What is this?

The new Nissan GT-R has been shown to us at the end of 2007. At the time of his chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno has clearly indicated that there would be another three years perfecting the concept would be to a point where the real GT-R unveiled. And this, apparently it is.

Does not look much different, right? But it is not. The major changes in style, but some daytime running lights, larger grille and new rear diffuser, carbon running, but the car has been extensively updated mechanics.

See photos of the first drive Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6
How is it?

Tantalisingly enough, Mizuno remaining cautious in the numbers, but we will know more lift and valve timing convoluted production has increased at least 478bhp to 523bhp.

In addition, there is now a carbon mast brace on the engine room dampers modified relating to tires, brakes front construction and design changes, larger (up to 10 mm 390 mm), an increase of 10 per cent of production and we believe to improved economy and emissions of CO2.

What is this? Nissan does not say, at least for now. However, it is safe to assume that one-tenth or two of them claimed 3.6sec 0-60mph time and top speed can be made are now closer to 200 mph miles 190 hours.

As for the lap of the Nurburgring, Nissan is therefore the focus has been his team go on a tear the day I drove the car, but the weather prevented the process.

Instead, I slipped on the Nordschleife, and found the final booster shot be less important than the apparent widening of the band of torque. Of course, there are no data for this, but the GT-R felt better gear than before seems natural.

But I would say that the main change concerns the suspension, which seemed incredibly stable, though very interested in his nose up close, that have been absurd to push the slippery track conditions.
Should I buy?

Now it seems that the great shock that Nissan will be charged. A version should be sold in the United Kingdom at a cost of over £ 70,000, which could easily lead to an increase of 10 Grand Prix.

were and, while the GT-R will be improved and comprehensive, perhaps even more than is expected for this type of bonus would be.
Andrew Frankel

Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6

Price: € 70,000 (EST) Maximum speed: 196 km / h 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds (EST) Economy: 23.5mpg (combined) CO2: 279g/km; notch weight: na Engine: 3799cc V6, twin turbo, petrol, power: 523bhp at 6400rpm (EST) £ 442 Nm at 3200rpm (EST) Transmission: automatic dual-clutch 6-SPD

Design by infinityskins.blogspot.com 2007-2008