Official: 1248 Ferrari 458’s recalled in service

It happens to big houses too: Italy’s Ferrari is forced to recall 1,200 cars in service due to an adhesive that can cause a fire and burn the car.

Ferrari officially confirmed today that it will initiate a recall campaign for 1248 copies of the 458 model in Italy Italian company sold worldwide. Recall site is intended to replace the heat shield that isolates the engine interior, Italian engineering analysis showing that five of the fires were involved as many cars lately that were caused by adhesive attachment shield melted at high temperatures.

Recall’s is the largest producer of Italian history and comes after the international press published repeatedly in recent weeks in some cases copies Ferrari 458 Italy suddenly caught fire while being driven on the road. The five cases reported from July to cars sold today are in the center of customers in the U.S., France, Switzerland and China.

Fires were caused by extreme use of the machine, which has given rise to very high temperatures in the engine compartment. Some cars – not all – were mounted with an adhesive heat shield that could flow on exhaust pipes, causing a fire. All models have bonded shield will be changed so that it can be caught with metal keys, shown in the official press release.

Italy is the latest Ferrari 458 supercar developed and launched by the Italian company. The model was officially introduced just a year ago, the Frankfurt Motor Show, and has a 4.5 liter V8 engine that develops 578 hp. Model costs 202 300 euros in Romania.

Future 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari first model with hybrid system

At the next years Geneva Motor Show we could see the first series hybrid Ferrari. The new Generation 612 Scaglietti is the main candidate for environmental technology exposure.

Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari president, said in an interview granted this year, that hybrid technology developed in laboratories of the Italian manufacturer will be ready for mass production in 2014.

According to latest information, however, contradicts the official Ferrari first public meeting with hybrid propulsion train to be held next spring. Then, stall Cabral will present at the Geneva Motor Show Scaglietti and the new generation with this model and alternative propulsion system.

Rumour circulated by the German magazine Auobild announces Scaglietti as a pioneer of hybrid technology series, proprietary Ferrari being able to use the resources of a unit composed of a V12 engine and an electric one. According to self publication, the previous focus will be a 12-cylinder engine and 550 horses, while the rear axle will host a power unit, designed to deliver 100 horsepower.

Checked resources will help the Italian model to show off much better performance, while providing a fuel economy of about 35%, similar to that predicted by Hy-599 KERS concept in Geneva.

Successor model with four seats, made in Maranello, the international market is expected in mid 2011, its price will be estimated at around 300,000 euros. Hybrid Engine will be but one version.

The Ferrari 458 Italia will be an Autobot in Transformers 3

Any little note informative and entertaining. So if you vibrate to the Ferrari 458 Italia, if you appreciate the talents of director Michael Bay, if you followed the first episodes of the Transformers saga (and incidentally, if you find a certain charm to Megan Fox), then there a little information to read the rest of this note. Finally everything is summarized in the title …

Yeah, so the Ferrari 458 Italia will be a good Autobot Opus 3 in the Transformers saga. So much for a ticket importance.

It only remains to hope for a better fate berlinetta Italian to be booked when we remember the previous episode of the mishap came to the Audi R8 … By the release of these new adventures on the big screen one could learn more: the premiere of Transformers III is scheduled for 1 July 2011.

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Ferrari 599 hybrid Hy-Kers: Video

Last week I was dazzled hearing about the Hybrid Ferrari 599, and wrote a post about it, and about the new Hy-Kers technology that is behind the new “green” thinking at Ferrari. Actually they offer a video that pretty much explains the whole thing.
Just a reminder about the technology, Ferrari claims that the CO2 emissions drop by 35% by applying this solution. See the video below, to get a detailed look at the concept.
Click here to see the Ferrari 599 Hybrid Photos.

The New Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – Ferrari goes green?

Ferrari starts thinking green: a 599 GTB Fiorano with a KERS system will consume 35 percent less. They presented it at the Geneva Motor Show.

Ferrari has a problem: the super sports car that the Italians build are not only fast and beautiful, but they also burn plenty of fuel. And this is no longer socially acceptable these days, when everyone discusses about less CO2 emissions and less fuel consumption. But for the Geneva Motor Show 2010 (March 4 to 14) Ferrari presents two solutions. Number one: a 599 GTB Fiorano HY-KERS “vettura laboratorio” (experimental support). We know about this KERS system(Kinetic Energy Recovery System) from Formula 1. It collects the braking energy and converts it into a generator into electrical energy that is stored in batteries. In the racing series, this energy is available to have more power when overtaking. The 599 GTB Fiorano HY-KERS “vettura laboratorio” uses the system especially to save fuel, up to 35 percent in combined cycle. The Fiorano with V12 power and 620 hp normally “eats up” about 21 liters per 100 kilometers, but using HY-KERS, it could be 14 liters.

This adds to the Ferrari an approximately 40 kilos of heavy electric motor behind the adapted from Formula 1 double-clutch gearbox. The batteries are sitting in the bottom, so the balance of the car does not suffer. Cockpit and the trunk are unaffected. In urban environment HY KERS will help to drastically reduce the consumption. According to Ferrari, the system could be installed in all future models, regardless of whether there is an eight-or twelve-cylinder engine model.

Solution number two is already ready for production: The Ferrari California gets a start-stop automatic and is already in Geneva with this system. Six percent less fuel consumption and CO2 to emit the California way, instead of 307 it then blows 280 grams per kilometer in the air.

UPDATE:
Ferrari also offers a video that pretty much ilustrates how the Hy-Kers technology works. See it here.

Check out the image gallery of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano