Sotheby’s RM has become the favorite playground for all those wealthy car lovers. The house is conducting auctions almost continuously and in each of them appear true jewels. For what will be celebrated at the beginning of 2018, many lots have already been announced, but one of the highlights will be this one of the images, a Ferrari F12tdf. It turns out that the Italian model presents a surname that certainly no other example of the sport would embody so well: Tour de France (TdF), a denomination that draws attention, because it has a flag of France that crosses the body in a longitudinal way, this body which has a finish in the color ‘Azurro La Plata’, has the shields of the mark painted by hand after the front arches and completing the set, a set of wheels painted in a golden tone appears.
It seems that the original owner did not spare the time to customize it to his taste through the program Tailor Made offered by the brand: was spent over $ 110,000 in extras. A large part of them invested in the exclusive exterior combination and another 39,000 in all the carbon fiber that appears in the passenger compartment, which shares the prominence with the Alcantara upholstery in the seats, roof, doors and panel. This additional exclusivity is further enhanced by the fact that Ferrari has only manufactured 799 units, and it should also be added that the car has run only 200 miles (320 km), so it is practically new. All this means that the auction house estimates that the winning bid is between 1.2 and 1.4 million dollars. Recalling that the Ferrari F12tdf has a 6.2 V12 engine with 780 hp and 705 Nm of maximum torque, DCT transmission, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and is capable of generating an aerodynamic load from 230 kg to 200 km / h.
2017 – FERRARI F488 CHALLENGE
Ferrari took advantage of the ‘FinaliMondiali’ in Daytona, in the United States, to reveal the replacement of the F458: the F488 Challenge. The competition model of the Italian brand is very different from its predecessor F458 Challenge EVO thanks to its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine – derived from the 488 GTB series – capable of developing about 670 horsepower. The new Ferrari sports a 19.7 kilos lighter and receives a new aerodynamics in addition to a regulation of various components from the chassis to the transmission, standing out also the huge rear aerofólio. According to the Italian brand, the F488 Challenge needs just 1:15:50 seconds to complete a lap on the Fiorano circuit – a second faster than the F458 Challenge EVO.
2017 – FERRARI F488 GTB BY MISHA DESIGNS
Misha Designs, a US-based Los Angeles-based trainer specializing in body kits for the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche models, presented their latest project, this time involving the Ferrari F488 GTB. After presenting his work with the Ferrari F458, the trainer’s experts decided to ‘stick their hand’ in his successor. And the result is not indifferent: a front inspired by the splitters used in the Formula 1 models and a rear very similar to the FXX-K. The basic kit includes the front bumper, hood, side skirts, indoor car covers, rear bumper and spoiler, while the limited edition kit – which will be manufactured only 20 units – includes a more exposed rear diffuser and a larger rear airfoil. All made of carbon fiber. The first deliveries of the Ferrari F488 GTB prepared by Misha Design are expected to be delivered from the month of May.
2017 – FERRARI F488 GTS TRIPLE SEVEN BY WHEELSANDMORE
Some preparations, like the ones that appear in the pictures, are able to really draw much attention. This model based on the Ferrari F488 Spider, reveals a well-finished aesthetic, with taste and whim, and a new power. It is so interesting the new personality of this preparation that could put in serious trouble the spectacular McLaren 720S, the new weapon of the British brand. Wheelsandmore named the model as the Ferrari F488 GTS Triple Seven. The appearance of this Ferrari Spider changes subtly with some details that the German preparer installed in the body. No doubt the most striking are the wheels, which combine in an excellent way with the body of the Italian convertible. They are 21 inches on both the front and rear axles, and sidewalks come with tires that measure 255/30 in the front and 325/30 in the rear. The Ferrari F488 GTS Triple Seven by Wheelsandmore features an important upgrade to the V8 engine that comes standard with the model of the Maranello house. In terms of numbers, we’re talking about a power of 770 hp and a torque of 895 Nm. So it’s a real monster with McLaren’s hunger, because one of its most important models, the new McLaren 720S, would be small alongside this preparation. The preparer ensures that the starting price of this preparation will be very interesting, and that optionally may be included an exhaust valve control system that will turn the sound of the Ferrari F488 GTS Triple Seven with just a touch of a button.
2017 – FERRARI F488 N-LENGTH BY NOVITEC ROSSO
Novitec Rosso, the division specializing in the Ferrari models of German trainer Novitec, presents the new Novitec Ferrari F488 N-Largo as the wildest F488 GTB ever created. A car that for that occasion received a full treatment that affects both its exterior appearance as the passenger compartment and the original 3.9 V8 biturbo engine. They have previously presented an aesthetic and power kit for the model (F488 Spider by Novitec Rosso), now launch the N-Largo aerodynamic package with which radically transform the aspect of Italian sports. Taking a look at the images that can be seen below, it is noticed that the Ferrari F488 GTB modified by Novitec has a broad body in the front and rear. In addition, there are numerous specific aerodynamic details, the front and rear bumpers have been modified, it also has more prominent side skirts, with a fixed rear airfoil and a large rear diffuser. All of these components are made entirely of carbon fiber.
To create a flashy visual effect, the Ferrari F488 N-Largo features a suspension kit that lowers its ground clearance by more than 2.5 cm and also features a hydraulic system that allows the nose to be raised so as not to damage the low on spines and unevenness. The external changes are completed with a set of 22-inch diameter NF6 NL forged wheels. In mechanical terms, the 3.9 V8 biturbo engine produces 780 hp from the original 670 hp and delivers 890 Nm from the factory 760 Nm. That way the Ferrari F488 N-Largo by Novitec Rosso offers the same power as the wild Ferrari F12tdf and is only 20 hp of the largest and heaviest Ferrari F812 Superfast. According to Novitec, this increase of 110 hp and 130 Nm allows the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds (3 seconds of series) and reaches 341 km / h of maximum speed (330 km / h from the factory).
2017 – FERRARI F488 SPIDER 4XX MANSORY
In addition to showcasing its program for the Maserati Levante, Mansory took advantage of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to present to the public at the event its aesthetic and mechanical improvements kit for the Ferrari F488 Spider. With a new aesthetic kit in its body, the Italian convertible now shows a much more aggressive attitude and appearance thanks to the changes made by the German preparer, who modified his front bumper with new lower and side spoilers, and a new hood with exit to improve aerodynamic flow.
Its side has also been modified and now adopts more prominent air intakes, as well as an aggressive side skirt of considerable dimensions that lead to its rear, where in addition to an airfoil divided in two, was installed a more aggressive bumper with two small lower spoilers. Its 20-inch alloy wheels have also been completely redesigned and are now also lighter compared to the sporty Italian standard equipment. The interior has been completely redesigned by Mansory, from the panel to the benches, which feature a specific design by the preparer with red stitching and detailing, as well as new buttons on its center console, giving an extra aesthetic of competition. In mechanical terms, the 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine goes from 670 to 790 horsepower, thanks to various adjustments in the intake, exhaust and electronics, achieving acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in spectacular 2.9 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 341 km / h. To improve the behavior of the car, the chassis was reinforced and the center of gravity of the vehicle was lowered with a 20 mm shorter suspension.
2017 – FERRARI F488 SPIDER N-LARGO BY NOVITEC ROSSO
Not many preparers dare to test their fitness with a Ferrari model. That’s because Maranello’s brand enthusiasts are as many and as loyal as either of two: either the work is perfect or they will shower criticism to ruin their fame. Novitec Rosso is one of those who is not afraid to get their hands on a Ferrari, so much so that it has extended its N-Largo line with the launch of the Ferrari F488 Spider, of course using its experience of already having customized the Ferrari F488 . As expected, the Ferrari F488 Spider N-Largo has many details that we have already seen in the hardtop version. The Germans at Novitec have added a front bumper that increases the aggressiveness of the front, while on the side highlight the alloy wheels painted black and red, the custom skirts and air vents in the front wheel arches. In the rear part comes a carbon fiberairfoil and a new bumper with a larger diffuser. It is clear that carbonfiber was the material most used by Novitec. As for the mechanical part, the Ferrari F488 Spider N-Largo inherits the improvements of its hard-roofed brother. Novitec worked on the original 3.9-liter V8 engine until it was able to improve output power by 102 hp. The result is 772 hp and 658 Nm of torque to compete against the brand’s new V12, the Ferrari F812 Superfast. The trainer ensures that the three seconds in the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h.
2017 – FERRARI LaFERRARI APERTA
Concerned customers already knew him, but now the Italian brand has made public the first official images of LaFerrari convertible, which for now has been called LaFerrariAperta, as its official name will be revealed in its official debut at the next Paris Motor Show. For now Ferrari has not disclosed any details about the new LaFerrari convertible, in addition to the three photographs. However, it is expected to use the same mechanical base as the current model, a 6.3-liter, 789-hp V12 engine combined with an electric motor with an additional 160 hp, which together gives it a combined power of 949 hp force. Nor do we know how many units will be produced, but taking into account that of the closed model were manufactured 499 copies, possibly in this version ‘Spider’ are even less. Of course, its price has not been revealed either, although all units must already be sold in advance.