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Ferrari At 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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You already have enough reason to visit Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, but now Ferrari makes it an absolute must by announcing their lineup for the show. Obviously they are bringing along the new products, 458 Italia and the ultra-hot 599 GTO, but there’s much more to it. You will also see a special California with “bi-colore” roof and a personalised interior, and 2009 F1 car driven around by Marc Gene, plus a number of classic and concept Ferraris.

Additional fine examples of Ferrari’s illustrious racing heritage can also be seen in the Cathedral Paddock, with the following privately-owned cars entered in this year’s event:1953           Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta                     (La Carrera Panamerica)

1959           Ferrari 246 Dino                                  (Front-engined Grand Prix Cars)

1959           Ferrari 250 TR59/60                             (Classic Endurance Racers)

1964           Ferrari 158                                          (Pre-winged Grand Prix Cars)

1968           Ferrari 312/68                                     (Pre-winged Grand Prix Cars)

1970           Ferrari 512S                                       (Sportscar Legends)

1972           Ferrari 312 BB “Spazzanove”                (Be-winged Grand Prix Cars)

1972           Ferrari 312 PB                                    (Open Racing Prototypes)

1972           Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”                (Grand Touring Greats)

2010           Ferrari F430                                        (Modern Endurance Racers)

The Prancing Horse is also represented by a selection of iconic and beautiful designs and concepts in the Cartier Style et Luxe

1955           Ferrari 375 MM Sport Speziale             (The Riviera Set)

1962           Ferrari 400 Superamerica                     (La Dolce Vita)

1980           Ferrari Pinin                                        (Bella Berlina)

1993           Ferrari FZ 93                                       (Far-fetched Fantasies)

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The Ferrari 599 GTO recreates the evocative “GTO” moniker which previously appeared on two of the Prancing Horse’s most iconic supercars, the race-bred 250 GTO and the 288 GTO which defined the term “supercar”. The 599 GTO is an extreme V12 berlinetta which has been designed to fulfil a specific performance-oriented brief and is the company’s fastest ever road car. It is an exclusive limited edition special which is based on the 599XX, the advanced experimental track car, and is reserved for just 599 clients who seek the maximum expression of high-performance driving. The 599 GTO benefits directly from the technological transfer from racing and set a record lap time at Fiorano in 1’24”.

The Fiorano lap time provides just one indication of the potential of this car. Just as significant are the technical specifications – 670hp in a 1495kg car represents a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.23 kg/hp, and ensures a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.35” as well as a top speed of over 335 km/h.

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The Ferrari California is the Prancing Horse’s first front-engined V8 which has been classically styled to echo one of the greatest designs from Ferrari’s history, the 250 GT California. The new California, however, is packed with the latest technology and includes Ferrari’s first dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox, a direct injection 4.3 V8 engine with 460hp, the latest F1-Trac traction control system, a new multi-link rear suspension, and, of course, an innovative retractable folding hardtop that opens or closes in only 14 seconds. The California has already received the critical acclaim of the automotive press around the world, with Top Gear claiming it is a “proper God’s honest, marrow-deep Ferrari”, and Autocar describing it as “absolutely bloody marvellous!”

The particular Ferrari California on display at Goodwood features a “bi-colore” roof, with the car painted in Argento Nurburgring (metallic silver) and the roof and A-pillar in Nero (black) to echo the tradition of bi-colore berlinettas of the 1950s and 1960s. The car on display in the Supercar Paddock also features several items from the Genuine Ferrari Accessories range, such as forged 20” matt black wheels with titanium wheel bolts, as well a host of “extra-campionaro” factory-fit options from the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme such as diamond-stitching on the rear seats  and Cavallino stitching on headrests in Nero.

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