Ferrari has been keeping itself rather busy this year. Between launching the one-off Omologata and Portofino M while working on a V6 hybrid supercar and a LaFerrari successor, the Prancing Horse shows no signs of slowing down. It’s also working on the Purosangue as the company’s first-ever SUV while putting the finishing touches on a meaner 812 Superfast. In the meantime, the wraps are coming off the SF90 Spider. As the name implies, it’s an open-roof version of the SF90 Stradale coupe introduced at the end of May in 2019. As we previously mentioned, the Spider has an electrically retractable hardtop designed to allow the convertible to remain extremely faithful to the coupe’s styling. Originally introduced in 2011 on the California, Ferrari’s RHT has evolved throughout the years and has been slimmed down to occupy only 100 liters of space. The peeps from Maranello are saying an extensive use of aluminum has made the retractable hardtop approximately 40 kilograms (88 pounds) lighter than a traditional RHT. It goes up or down in just 14 seconds and can be operated without having to come to a full stop. The SF90 Spider comes equipped with an electrically retractable rear window to increase comfort while the roof is stowed. Should one-percenters be worried about the added weight commanded by the roof’s increased complexity, there’s an optional Assetto Fiorano package. It shaves off 21 kg (46 lbs) of weight through the use of carbon fiber and titanium, bringing the SF90 Spider’s dry weight down [More]
The Black Series has been synonymous with a very special type of car since 2006: uncompromisingly sporty, with an expressive design and the most consistent technology transfer from motorsport to series production. Black Series models are exclusive automotive rarities. They have not been developed to gather dust in collectors’ garages, but for high-speed use on racetracks, despite being approved for roads. The AMG GT Black Series represents a new highlight in this tradition: It is the most powerful Mercedes-AMG with a V8 series engine. The new AMG GT Black Series engine may be based on the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, but it has been given the new internal code M178 LS2 due to the numerous modifications. It achieves 730 horsepower (537 kW) at 6700-6900 rpm and delivers a maximum torque of 800 Nm at 2000-6000 rpm. New camshafts and exhaust manifolds are adapted to the new firing order and further improve the gas cycle. Both twin scroll exhaust turbochargers are mounted in anti-friction bearings, as in the top-of-the-range four-door AMG GT Coupé, which optimises their throttle response even further. However, in the Black Series, the turbochargers have been given a larger compressor wheel, meaning that both can deliver a total of 1100 kg air per hour. By way of comparison: The figure is 900 kg/h for the AMG GT R. 7000 rpm is not critical as a continuous speed, the speed is limited at 7200 rpm. And the larger intercoolers guarantee that they always keep the [More]
As BUGATTI could not introduce the CHIRON PUR SPORT to you through our planned live transmission from Geneva International Motor Show, BUGATTI President Stephan Winkelmann has decided to provide you with some insights while a lot of you have to stay at home due to the current Coronavirus situation. He did so together with his colleagues Christophe Piochon, Board Member for Production and Logistics, Stephan Ellrott, Board Member for Research and Development and Deputy Design Director Frank Heyl directly from the Molsheim Atelier. Enjoy the program and stay safe!
© 2018 BUGATTI AUTOMOBILES S.A.S. The Bugatti Divo is powered by Bugatti’s iconic 8-litre W16 engine with a power output of 1,500 horsepower. The aerodynamics of the model have been intensively fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified. As a result, the Bugatti Divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has 90 kilograms (198 lbs) more downforce than the standard Chiron. The lateral acceleration of the Bugatti Divo has been boosted to 1.6 g. Its maximum speed is limited to 380 km/h (236 mph). The Bugatti Divo can lap the Nardò handling circuit in southern Italy 8 seconds faster than the Chiron. The series will only consist of 40 vehicles. Upon the start of presentations to selected customers, the strictly limited small series, with a net unit price of €5 million, sold out immediately. Discover ALL new cars before anyone else! Subscribe now to YOUCAR the world famous car channel 👉 ⚠ Don’t miss next videos: Press the little bell ((🔔)) to get notifications #bugatti #divo #hypercar