At the special event that took place at the National Art Centre in Tokyo with the aim of marking the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari demonstrated an innovative strictly restricted lineup of customized autos, the Ferrari J50.
The Ferrari J50 presents a mid-rear-engined roadster with two seats featuring a body type named targa recalling some popular Ferrari road autos manufactured in 1970s and 1980s. Produced by the department of special projects belonging to Ferrari and developed by the Ferrari Styling Centre employees in Maranello, only 10 units of J50 model will be constructed and every auto will be customized according to the needs of clients.
Developed on the basis of the 488 Spider, the Ferrari J50 is equipped with a special 690 cv variant of the V8 with a capacity of 3.9 litres that was awarded in 2016 as the most efficient engine of the year.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta (2017)
The exceptional key values of Ferrari including technological superiority, capacity, stylishness and uniqueness are ideally demonstrated by the auto created with the aim of marking the 70th anniversary of the companyís establishing. The LaFerrari Aperta intended for the most committed amateurs of Ferrari presents the innovative series in a limited quantity, an open-top variant of the acknowledged LaFerrari super auto.
Fitted with a carbon-fibre hard top (additional) and soft top, the LaFerrari Aperta possesses technical characteristics which are identical to the LaFerrari. Besides, it is distinguished by the combination of outstanding performance and the exceptional enjoyment from open-top driving. Its hybrid power unit is identical to the coupe and complemented with a 120 kW electric motor providing total output capacity of a 963 cv. The software for controlling powertrain has been modified by developers of Maranello with the aim of raising its total fuel economy but they havenít modified the dynamic controlling systems which became an integral part of the aerodynamics package.
The most complicated task in developing the LaFerrari Aperta presented creating a convertible automobile capable of pushing to the extreme limits identical to the coupe. The efforts of the Styling Centre were focused on keeping the previous aesthetic characteristics of the initial LaFerrari model as far as possible. The smooth line accurately dividing the cockpit from the vehicle body remained unmodified. The designers have changed only details placed higher the level of the waistline.
Ferrari 458 MM Speciale (2016)
Ferrari 212 Export Coupe Vignale (1951)
Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione (1966)
Ferrari 288 GTO (1984)
The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door coupé sports car produced by Ferrari from 1987 to 1992 as the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO. From 1987 to 1989 it held the title as the world's fastest street-legal production car, and during its years of production, was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car. It was intended that there were to be 400 Ferrari F40 made, all painted red, but a total 1,315 F40s were produced.
The Ferrari F40 was, in the most literal sense, designed as the successor to the company's GTO supercar, but the project's meaning ran deeper. At ninety years old, Enzo Ferrari was keenly aware that his life was coming to an end, and was somewhat disappointed that Ferrari's dominance in international motorsport had faded somewhat over the years. As a result, Enzo wanted a new pet project put into the pipelines, something that could remind the world of the company's capabilities as a manufacturer as well as provide both a competitor to the Porsche 959 and come to be his masterpiece; the company's impending 40th anniversary provided just the right occasion for the car to debut. The plan was simple: create a vehicle that combined the company's best technologies into a no-frills sports car that would come as close as possible to being a full fledged race vehicle while still retaining the necessary equipment to be a street-legal product. It was the last car to be commissioned by Enzo himself before his death.
The Ferrari F40 was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and is very much a creation of its time. For speed the car relied more on its shape than its power. Frontal area was reduced, and airflow greatly smoothed, but stability rather than terminal velocity was a primary concern. So too was cooling as the forced induction engine generated a great deal of heat. In consequence, the car was somewhat like an open-wheel racing car with a body. It had a partial undertray to smooth airflow beneath the radiator, front section, and the cabin, and a second one with diffusers behind the motor, but the engine bay was not sealed. Nonetheless, the Ferrari F40 had an impressively low Cd of 0.34 with lift controlled by its spoilers and wing.
Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina
All Ferraris are limited edition pieces, some more so than others. With only 448 produced, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is a very special car indeed. It is a salute to the 70th anniversary of the house that has styled more Ferraris than any other, the 50th anniversary of the two company's first joint endeavor, and a celebration of the Scuderia Ferrari's 2000 and 2001 World Championships for Formula 1 Constructors. With a shape and a name that harkens to the sports racers and legendary sports spiders of the 1960s, and all the technology of a modern Ferrari GT car, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is perhaps the ultimate expression of a sun-lover's Italian automobile.
From every angle the Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina is exciting, and with the tasteful addition of Carrozzeria Scaglietti equipment as standard, it elegantly stands out from the crowd. The most striking aspect of the Barchetta is its open top. Its structure having been specially modified to maintain strength and rigidity on par with the Ferrari 550 Maranello, the Barchetta is designed for al fresco motoring; the removable roof panel is an occasional solution for leisurely driving in inclement weather. A Barchetta Pininfarina's fortunate owner will revel in the glorious sound of the 485bhp Ferrari V12, the stupendous dynamic sensations provided by driving, and the sheer joy of communing with nature from the road or track.
Ferrari 550 Maranello
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is Ferrari's interpretation of a 21st Century 12-cylinder front-engined sports berlinetta.
Technicians were given a particularly demanding brief: design and build a car able to meet the needs of Ferrari customers seeking sensual driving and exciting performance without foregoing driveability or comfort. Ferrari customers are attracted by state-of-the-art technical solutions from a company which has always treated design as an aesthetic response to the demand for performance, and has always built its cars with sophisticated craftsmanship.
The Ferrari 550 Maranello provides superb response to every dynamic requirement, exceptional quality of life on board, and styling efficiency that combines an extremely modern concept with the best of Ferrari tradition. In short, it is the finest two-person GT car available today.
Pininfarina designed the Ferrari 550 Maranello with features that announce this return to the classic front-engined berlinetta as a great sports car. By adopting sober, functional cues consistent with current tastes and requirements, Pinifarina's bold understatement respects Ferrari's styling traditions.
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is styled to be fast and sinuous, its dihedrons stretching the soft surfaces of the sheet metal, creating strong impressions from every angle. The lines are clean and functional, not smoothed or tapered: the car's physical presence underlines its performance.
Ferrari 456M GT Scaglietti (2002)