2011 Ferrari California 2dr Conv on 2040-cars
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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-Glass rear window
-Pwr heated exterior mirrors
-Rain & speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
-Rear LED brakelights
-High-intensity projector beam headlights -inc: washers, delay-off, dusk sensor
-Pwr retractable aluminum hardtop
-Rear fog lamps
-Rear lip spoiler
-12V front pwr outlets
-Aluminum shift knob
-Front console w/storage
-Front reading lights
-Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, current gear & speed, TFT display, tire pressure warning, outside temp, trip computer
-Pwr windows -inc: one-touch up/down
-Remote anti-theft alarm system
-Retained accessory pwr
-Aluminum dashboard trim
-Dual-zone climate control w/driver & passenger controls
-Pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel
-Remote pwr door locks
-Steering wheel-mounted Manettino drive-mode selector -inc: comfort, sport and track modes
-4.3L DOHC DI 32-valve V8 engine
-Brembo ceramic disc brakes
-Front double-wishbone suspension
-Limited slip differential
-Rear wheel drive
-Variable timing for intake & exhaust
-Aluminum body & chassis
-Front & rear stabilizer bars
-Rear multi-link suspension
-Speed-sensitive pwr rack-&-pinion steering
-4-wheel anti-lock brakes
-Dual front airbags
-Emergency interior trunk release
-Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
-Child seat anchors
-Dual front side airbags
-F1-Trac traction & stability control system
-Pre-wired for phone
-Steering wheel audio controls
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Auto blogTue, 12 Aug 2014
Ferrari may not play the Nürburgring lap time game to the extent that Porsche, Nissan and Radical do, but it has been known to go for some lap times of its own. And now an F12 Berlinetta has been spotted lapping the Nordschleife in an apparent record attempt.
The F12 reportedly had the track all to itself for about an hour and a half, suggesting one of two possibilities: either Ferrari is testing an updated version, or it's going for a lap record with the existing version. While it's impossible to tell what may be going on under the sheetmetal, the communications equipment taped to the roof appear to be the only outward modifications, and would seem to indicate the latter more than the former.
In between warm-up and cool-down laps, the F12 reportedly lapped the circuit in 7 minutes and 48 seconds - which wouldn't be anything spectacular in and of itself, but that lap apparently included 40 seconds of cool-down between T13 and Hatzenbach, suggesting a possible 7:08 lap time. That's the time which Nissan recently recorded in the GT-R Nismo, indicating that Ferrari could be going for Godzilla's top time as the fastest front-engined, street-legal car ever to lap the 'Ring, ahead of the Dodge Viper ACR, Lexus LFA with the Nürburgring Package and Corvette ZR1 (but behind Ferrari's own track-bound 599XX, which clocked a 6:58 lap time four years ago).
You remember that batch of patent drawings we brought you a couple of weeks ago showing an unspecified Ferrari coupe? The interwebs were ablaze in speculation over what the car depicted could be, and we've been watching them all until we landed on the one that seems to make the most sense.
While some speculated that this could be a new California, updated to look more like the F12 and FF, our friends over at Jalopnik suggest, with sound reason, that what we're actually looking at is what we figured in the first place: that this is a one-off FF-based coupe being built for a private customer.
Perhaps the single biggest indicator doesn't lie in the drawings themselves, but the detail that everyone else seemed to have missed: at the same time as these drawings were submitted, Ferrari filed for another patent with the Italian government for the name SP FFX and the logo pictured above.
There are a lot of things you could call the Ferrari FF. Innovative, advanced, pioneering, ponderous... beautiful may not be one of them, though. Because while it does pack Ferrari's first all-wheel drive system, it doesn't pack it into a very pretty shape, alternately described as a chopped shooting brake or stretched hatchback. Word has it, though, that Ferrari is working on a solution.
That solution, according to Car and Driver, would be to chop it down into an FF coupe. Apparently separate from the SP FFX project that ultimately emerged as a one-off, this rebody could potentially solve the FF's stylistic shortcomings and attract more buyers, while retaining the 6.3-liter V12 engine that drives 651 prancing horses to all four wheels. But here's where it gets tricky: if Ferrari simply sloped the roofline and got rid of the rear seats, the finished product would end up precariously close to the F12 Berlinetta, albeit with an extra set of driven wheels.
We'd sooner guess that Maranello would lengthen the form slightly to keep the rear seats, add a trunk and give it a more graceful profile, though the elongated form of the preceding 612 Scaglietti strikes us as what Ferrari was trying to get away from with the FF in the first place. And guessing is as good as we've got at this point, as our attempts to get more from Ferrari PR resulted in a sad (if predictable) "no comment."