Saturday October 15th, 2011 10:56 Ferrari Prepare New GT for Geneva Motor Show Debut

 

The latest news coming from Maranello is that Ferrari will unveil its latest GT supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next March. Lighter and more powerful than ever before, the replacement for the 599 GTB Fiorano is expected to be one of the fastest models in Ferrari’s stable.

The two-seater supercar’s power will come from an updated version of the 6.3-litre V12 direct-injection engine that was used in the FF. With an immense 700bhp, the new GT will have 88bhp more than the current 599 GTB Fiorano and 50bhp more than the FF, making it the most powerful car in the range.

This power will help to propel the new GT to a projected top speed of 215mph and will allow the car to go from 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds. This time puts it in a similar speed bracket as Lamborghini’s Aventador.

The new GT will also feature the FF’s seven-speed twin-clutch transmission, although unlike the FF, it will not feature four-wheel drive. Other improvements made to the car are the inclusion of adaptive dampers and a shorter wheelbase for its chassis.

Visually, the new Ferrari takes inspiration from the FF and the 458. There is a strip of LED running lights at the front, as well as a diffuser at the rear of the car. The rear window of the car has dramatic buttresses at either side.

It’s expected that the new Ferrari GT will go on sale in late 2012, and will cost buyers somewhere in the region of £225,000. Start saving those pennies, Ferrari enthusiasts.

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Sunday July 17th, 2011 13:52 Renault Reveals the Price of the Wind Gordini

 

After being unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Renault‘s limited edition Wind Gordini made it to UK showrooms this week. Limited to just 200 vehicles, the Wind Gordini comes with a choice of two petrol engines, the entry level 1.2-litre engine and a 1.6-litre engine. While the 1.2-litre version is capable of producing 100bhp, the 1.5-litre engine can produce 133bhp.

Although the limited edition Wind Gordini is virtually identical to the standard version of the car, there are a few cosmetic changes that set it apart. Along with 17-inch silver alloy wheels and Gordini badging on the car’s side pillars, customers have the choice of three paint colours – blue, black or white – to go along with the distinctive stripes that adorn the car’s exterior.

The car’s interior features two-tone leather seats embossed with Gordini badges, blue and white door straps and a sport steering wheel. The car’s gear stick is also adorned with the Gordini badge. Drivers are also given a reminder of the exclusivity of their car, as the Wind Gordini’s interior also features a numbered plaque.

The limited edition model also comes with Bluetooth, climate control and USB connectivity as standard. On top of these features, a Thatcham alarm is also included.

Prices for the limited-edition Renault Wind Gordini stand at £15,195 for the 1.2-litre version and £16,095 for the 1.6-litre version. Both are available to order now.

As the prices for the Wind Gordini were announced, Renault also revealed a reduction in the price of the standard version of the car. The 1.2-litre Dynamique model will now cost customers £12,995.

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