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Do you remember the Performance Data Recorder Chevrolet unveiled for the 2015 Corvette Stingray earlier this year? Now Ferrari announced a similar system called "Telemetry" and draws its inspiration from the company’s Formula 1 experience.

Ferrari ’s "Telemetry" is a real-time telemetry system and will be available on the F12berlinetta , 458 Speciale and LaFerrari . This system will allow the driver to monitor the car’s position and analyze its performance, by recording driving sessions and displaying the main data on the instrument binnacle.

This system will offer performance details like braking points or speed out of corners. In order to offer these details, the system uses the slew of signals coming from the car, like the accelerator and brake pedal angle, gear shifts, rpms and more.

The same system is currently used by Scuderia Ferrari technicians working with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen during test sessions and Formula 1 grands prix.

The Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale is one bad mutha, and that’s putting it in a PG-13 light.

It’s everything you want in a Ferrari this side of the LaFerrari . It’s powerful, limited, and downright awesome to look at, the 458 Speciale is as it’s name implies: special.

So when you have a car that looks and performs like a rock star, aftermarket companies are going to be lining up to get a piece of this mighty Ferrari, including Novitec Rosso .

In some ways, it’s not surprising that Novitec Rosso would be one of the first tuners to get its hands on a 458 Speciale. And we know what happens when it has a Ferrari on its hands. Aftermarket awesomeness!

In this particular case, Novitec’s work on the 458 Speciale is limited to a Stage 1 kit, which pretty much means a simple engine tune and a new set of wheels. With 600 horsepower on tap from the factory, Novitec was able to bump it up to 622 horsepower. Sure, it’s not a massive increase, but it appears to be a small sample of bigger things to come. There’s also a set of custom Novitec NF4 forged wheels that are finished in black with bright yellow rims, and blacked out taillights.

That’s the extent of Novitec Rosso’s Stage 1 kit for the 458 Speciale. More importantly, though, the program suggests that there could be a Stage 2 or possibly Stage 3 kit. That’s what we’re definitely looking forward to.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale

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What’s the best way to start a new year? There are limitless answers to this question of course, but YouTube user Marchettino had the best experience yet in our opinion, as he got to drive his friend’s Ferrari F12berlinetta through the hills of the French Coast! He also said that in the past he had the chance to have the same experience behind the wheel of a Ferrari Enzo !

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a sports exhaust system with a dual end pipes that create a the magical note you can hear in this video.

It’s not only the exhaust note that makes this video so cool, but also those winding roads and the incredible scenery that the F12 flies through. We’re sure you’re gonna love this one.

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At the beginning of 2013, Novitec Rosso unveiled its N-Largo package for the Ferrari F12berlinetta , but up to this point, we haven’t had the chance to see the car in action nor have we heard its V-12 engine roar.

Today, however, Christian Gebhardt revealed a video of the new F12 N-Largo revving its engine and of it in action on the track. The test drive was made by the folks over at VOS - Vison of Speed.

As a reminder, Ferrari F12 N-Largo by Novitec Rosso was equipped with specially calibrated mapping for the fuel injection and ignition systems, allowing the V-12 engine will deliver a total of 763 horsepower — an increase of 23 horsepower over the F12berlinetta’s standard 740 horsepower. Top speed was also increased from 211 to 214 mph.

The tuner also included an aerodynamic kit made completely from carbon fiber, an updated interior and new set of wheels.

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Back in July, we heard the first rumors of a possible return to Le Mans competition for Ferrari . We heard the first semi-official confirmation of this return in December when Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo , decided to comment on those rumors.

The firestorm is now growing, as a very strange Ferrari prototype was caught testing on the Mugello race track, which may be the ultimate confirmation that the Italian company could indeed return to Le Mans .

A while ago, we came across a video that revealed a LaFerrari testing something other than its usual hybrid powertrain. Now, new rumors suggest that the engine tested was not a turbocharged V-6 engine, but likely a supercharged V-8 engine or a hybrid powertrain that are more suitable for endurance racing.

Along with the new engine, the Le Mans LaFerrari will also be equipped with lots of aerodynamic modifications and a huge rear wing to produce the downforce needed for racing, according to the above image.

Click past the jump for a full list of Ferrari victories at Le Mans and to read more about the regular LaFerrari.

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It seems like we are off to a good start with news from Ferrari this new year. Recently, we brought you stories of highly cherished, classic Ferraris that will hit the auction block in 2014 and a brand new LaFerrari popping up at a used car dealership . The asking price is three times that of a brand new La Ferrari .

If $3.2 million for a used LaFerrari seems rather steep, then you’ll likely be outraged by the roughly $3 million asking price of this used Ferrari Enzo . Yes, the F60 that preceded the LaFerrari.

Ferrari built just 400 examples of the Enzo, which makes it even rarer than the LaFerrari , which will see a 499 unit production run. This very example of the 2003 Ferrari Enzo is up for sale at Fusion Luxury Motors in Los Angeles with just 354 miles on its ticker.

It is the last of the V-12 Ferraris with fewer computers and electric motors. The Ferrari Enzo is widely regarded as one of the most awesome Ferrari models ever manufactured .

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari Enzo

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Ferrari unveiled the first details on the 458 Challenge Evoluzione at the end of 2013, but all we got then were some images of the car. Now, YouTube user NM2255 managed to spot the car in action on the Monza race track. You will not only see the car cruising around the track, but you will also be able to enjoy its beautiful exhaust note!

For the 2014 model year, the 458 Challenge Evoluzione was improved with a more aggressive aerodynamic kit that includes a new rear wing for increased downforce and a new front splitter. Ferrari also focused on making the car lighter to help it accelerate more quickly and handle better.

The only thing that remained untouched from the base 458 Italia was the 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers the same 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.

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Here we are with some more Ferrari news; this time it is about a Ferrari F40 .

The F40 was and still is an extremely potent track car that hails from the motorsport specialists at Ferrari . The F40 was built it to commemorate the prancing horse’s 40th anniversary, and it went on to win the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. However, it is not a car you take for granted because it can turn around and bite you, if you lose focus behind the wheel.

That’s exactly what happened with a F40 owner sometime back. Sadly, he ended up crashing it to such an extent that he decided to sell it off. A bunch wise fellas from Gas Monkey Garage then bought it for $400,000 and set on the journey of rebuilding this awesome supercar .

What they came up with is even more breathtaking; a Ferrari F40 for the 21st century. A complete rebuild later, they now plan to auction it off at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction. The restoration work was aired on the popular TV series "Fast N’ Loud" Given the long hours put in by the team, the car could fetch more than $1 million. So, a $600,000 margin may be good enough.

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction will be held from January 12th through 19th in Scottsdale, AZ.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

The Japanese really do know how to make an impression, especially when it comes to modifications to Italian supercars . Such is the case with LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 . If you don’t like your stock 458 and you have the finances to afford the program, LB Performance is one of those companies you should have on speed dial.

In this particular case, the Liberty Walk subsidiary decided on doing a carefully crafted upgrade on the 458 Spyder, complete with new components that not only give the exotic an enhanced look, but also give it added performance capabilities.

The kit features a load of hot new items, highlighted by a custom front and rear spoilers and custom side skirts to go with wider wheel arches and rivets you don’t normally see on the the standard 458.

It’s a unique kit that’s different from what LB Performance’s European counterparts have built in the past years, which is precisely why it’s an attention-grabber in its own damn right.

For the privilege of having it fitted into your Ferrari 458, customers will have to shell out around €18,000 — about $24,700 based on current exchange rates. That’s a premium price to pay, but a custom-looking 458 never comes cheap.

Click past the jump to read more about LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 Italia

Source: Liberty Walk
Michael Schumacher ends comeback attempt in a Ferrari F1 car

With F1 legend, Michael Schumacher , still in a medically-induced coma stemming from his skiing accident last week, the world has been waiting with baited breath to hear about any sort of positive developments for the man many regard as the finest race car driver in history.

But today is an especially difficult day for the Schumacher family, as Michael should’ve been celebrating his 45th birthday instead of being in a hospital fighting for his life. But like some men who have as devoted a following as Schumi, his fans and former colleagues are rallying behind him in the kind of way that just speaks volumes on the influence he had on them.

For its part, Ferrari has announced plans to pay tribute to its iconic F1 driver by holding a "silent and respectful event" at the Grenoble University Hospital where Schumi is recovering from that unfathomable accident.

The Italian automaker made its plans known on its Facebook page, calling for Ferrari owners to show up with their cars to celebrate Schumacher’s 45th birthday. It’s not the most ideal of circumstances to be holding such a celebration, but the thought and motive behind it are undoubtedly admirable. After all, it’s Schumacher who is largely responsible for Ferrari’s dominant run in Formula One in the last decade no driver, we argue, means more to its team than the man the tifosi call the Maestro.

The event is being scheduled by the Scuderia Ferrari Club and interested owners can contact their local club for additional information in the event they want to attend. It’s a hastily planned tribute, but nothing about this situation has been planned.

On our end, we continue to wish Michael Schumacher a full recovery from this accident. We’re rooting for you, sir, and sincerely hope you win this one last race for your family, friends, and loyal fans.

Click past the jump to read about Michael Schumacher


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