Ferrari Showcases Some of Its Flagship Models at Geneva
|   Friday, March 22, 2013
Ferrari has organized a new exhibition at its Maranello museum known as Ferrari Supercar Technology. The exhibition is organized by Luca DI Montezemolo, Ferrari Chairman and will showcase the recently unveiled Ferrari La Ferrari. Limited edition models are also expected to be showcased at the event along with the Classic 250 GTO, F40, Enzo, F50 and the 288 GTO. Track cars such as the F1 FXX, F40 Competizione, and 599XX along with the GTO Evoluzione will also be present at the event.


A large part of the event will be focused on the LaFerrari that was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The exhibition will be open till the 30th of February and tickets can be bought online. The 250 GTO is powered by a 3.0 liter V12 petrol engine displacing 296 BHP and is mated to a five speed transmission system. The car weighs 880 kg and is capable of both road and track tests.

The 250 GT won the GT Manufacturer's International Championship three times in a row within 1962 – 64 however just 36 units were manufactured out of which all survive till date. The expected price of the 250 GT is close to £13.4 Million today. The Ferrari 288 GTO was Ferrari's attempt at the Group B segment. The vehicle was based on the 308 GTB and is powered by a 2.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine displacing 400 BHP. During 1984, the 288 GTO was capable of reaching a top speed of 191 MPH and just 272 units of this vehicle were manufactured.

One of the most iconic supercars from Ferrari – the F40 will also be showcased at the event and the F40 has been one of the most sought after vehicle designed by Ferrari. Since its launch in 1987, the F40 has undergone many modifications such as reduction in overall weight, technological innovations etc. The F40 draws power from a 2.9 liter engine displacing 478 BHP while Ferrari manufactured just 400 units of the vehicle.

Following the F40s success in the market, Ferrari designed the F50 and this vehicle is powered by a 512 BHP displacing 4.7 liter V12 engine. The engine displaces 512 BHP along with 347 ft lbs of torque while Ferrari claims that the vehicle is capable of reaching 60 MPH from 0 in just under 3.8 seconds. The F50 reaches a top speed of 202 MPH while 349 units of the vehicle were manufactured. Today, the F50 costs more than that of the original F40.
The Ferrari Enzo can safely be called the first true hyper car of this century.

This vehicle was designed by Ferrari, using technology unknown to the world at the time. The flagship model from Ferrari is powered by a six liter V8 engine displacing 650 BHP along with 484 ft lbs of torque. The Enzo weighs 1255 kg while 0 – 60 MPH is attained in a blazingly fast 3.6 seconds. Ferrari claims that the Enzo is capable of reaching a top speed of 217 MPH and was the best Ferrari on road at the time of launch.
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