Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Paris Motor Show

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Paris Motor Show

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Paris Motor Show

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The 2018 Paris Motor Show is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, joining Geneva and Frankfurt on the continent’s automotive calendar.

It happens at the  Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from Thursday 4 October to 14 Sunday , with 2 press preview days on the 2nd and 3rd.

Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 are 2 Limited Edition 1 and 2-seaters that allude to the 750 and 860 Monza sports racers of the 1950’s. The Supercars launch Ferrari’s Icona series.

Both models come with a tuned version of the V12 used in the 812 Superfast, and are expected to reach 60mph in under 3 secs. Ferrari will sell 500 of these Supercars to its “eligible customers”.

Lamborghini is giving Paris a pass this year, which leaves Ferrari all of the Italian Supercar limelight.

Porsche has confirmed that the 911 Speedster will go into production next year, joining the new, track-only 935 as a final farewell to the current ‘991’ 911.

 

A 2nd iteration of the Speedster Concept has just been revealed at the Paris Motor Show. The original was initially presented at Porsche’s 70th anni celebrations in Zuffenhausen on 8 June, 70 years to the day since the very first Porsche 356 was produced.

he Paris concept differs somewhat from the Heritage version shown previously, although it’s not without its own unique nods to the past. The most obvious difference is the Guards Red paintwork, intended as an homage to the G-Model 911 Speedster of 1988 1st revealed in the same color.

The day-running LEDs in the headlights are highlighted in red, presumably for the show car only. Flashes of red also adorn what is quite a spartan interior. The infotainment screen is gone and the Speedster has a manual gearbox only.

Also new are the cross-spoke alloy wheels, inspired by those fitted to the GT3 R and 911 RSR racing cars. 

Underneath, the Speedster has a GT3 chassis fused with a Carrera 4 Cabriolet body, plus bespoke Speedster modifications. That includes extensive use of carbon fibre for the bodywork, shortened window frames, lower top panels, smaller side windows and, of course, the iconic ‘double bubble’ deck panel.

 

Bugatti is showing its newest HyperSuper car at the Show.

The Bugatti Divo is the most exclusive car Bugatti has ever made, only 40 are being manufactured.

The Divo is not quite as fast as the Chiron but it’s been designed to be more agile. It’s 35 kilos lighter and can do 0-60mph in 2.4 secs. It also has 90 kilos more down-force than the Chiron, meaning it will handle better around corners.

The focus of the Divo is on aerodynamics, and a range of air intakes, spoilers, and wings give it high mano-euvrability. Due to the pressure of the down-force on the tires, the maximum speed is limited to 236 mph.

Stay tuned…

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