Ferrari At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Ferrari Superamerica

Ferrari 612

  • First UK drive for Ferrari Superamerica
  • Ferrari F430 and 612 Scaglietti to climb up Goodwood Hill
  • Ferrari F1 test driver Marc Gené driving at Goodwood

Ferrari tifosi at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will gather to admire the current masterpieces from Maranello when a Ferrari Superamerica, an F430 in Fiorano Ferrari livery and a 612 Scaglietti will be driven up Goodwood Hill by professional racing drivers and members of the UK media.

The latest addition to the Ferrari stable, the limited-edition 12-cylinder convertible Superamerica will take part in the Supercar run. Just 559 examples of the Superamerica will be built featuring the Revocromico roof, with variable transparency and which can fold back in less than 10 seconds.

The Superamerica punches out 540 hp and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds. It will be driven up the Hill on all three days.

The F430 is the latest addition to the new generation of Ferrari V8-engined sports cars. It boasts the electronic differential (E-Diff) initially developed by Ferrari for its F1 single-seaters and the handily placed ‘manettino’ a steering wheel-mounted rotary switch which directly controls the integrated systems governing vehicle dynamics.

The F430 appears at Goodwood in Fiorano Ferrari livery, the exclusive driving programme open only to Ferrari clients. With 490 hp available it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 4 seconds flat and reaches a top speed in excess of 196 mph.

The all-aluminium 612 Scaglietti with its outstandingly luxurious cabin can accommodate four adults in complete comfort. Served by a beautiful V12 engine providing 540 hp, it has a top speed of 199 mph and computerised electronic stability and traction control (CST).

Published 23 June 2005 Melanie Carter

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