The most powerful Ferrari car ever references Scuderia Ferrari
The new chapter in Ferrari’s history was launched on 29th May 2019 with the introduction of the SF90 Stradale PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle).
The new model delivers 1000cv from a new mixed power source and a weight to power of 1.57 kg/cv. This now top of the range model produces 390 kg downforce at 250 km/h and places a V8 at the top of the range for the first time.
The new car references the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari and achieves a strong link between race and road car production.
The car is powered by a 4 litre 90° V8 twin turbo producing 780cv and a max engine rpm of 8000, with the extra 220cv delivered by 3 electric motors. The third motor known as the MGUK (Motor Generator Unit, Kinetic) is placed between the engine and the gearbox
The other two motors are fitted to the front axle and make this the first Ferrari sportscar to be fitted with 4WD
All this power is electronically controlled using 4 modes through an 8 speed gearbox and producing a 0-100km/h of 2.5 sec and 0-200km/h of 6.7 seconds.
The car controls are fully digital and almost all aspects of the car can be controlled by just using your thumbs on haptic buttons on the steering wheel.
The internal combustion engine and electric motors work in synergy to generate an incredible 1,000 cv, which puts the SF90 Stradale at the very top of the range in performance terms. The control logic optimally manages the power flows either with the emphasis on efficiency or performance depending on the user profile selected by the driver.
Thanks to an additional steering wheel-mounted selector, dubbed the eManettino (analogous to the Manettino which is used to set the electronic vehicle dynamics modes), the driver can choose from four different power unit management modes:
eDrive: the internal combustion engine remains off and traction is entrusted entirely to the electric front axle. Starting with a fully charged battery, the car can cover up to 25 km in this mode. This mode is ideal for city centre driving or any other situation in which the driver wishes to eliminate the sound of the Ferrari V8.
Hybrid: this is the default setting when the car is turned on, in which the power flows are managed to optimise the overall efficiency of the system. The control logic autonomously decides whether to keep the internal combustion engine running or turn it off. If it is on, the internal combustion engine can run at maximum power thus guaranteeing powerful performance whenever the driver requires.
Performance: unlike ‘Hybrid’, this mode keeps the ICE running because the priority is more on charging the battery than on efficiency. This guarantees that power is instantly and fully available when required. This mode is best suited to situations in which driving pleasure and fun behind the wheel are the main focus.
Qualify: this mode allows the system to achieve maximum power output by allowing the electric motors to work at their maximum potential (162kW). The control logic prioritises performance over battery charging.
See the Ferrari website for more details.
2020 JEEP GLADIATOR UPGRADED WITH 1000 HP HELLCAT SUPERCHARGED V8
Race Red love reporting on Hennessey and their power machines
Hennessey Performance has created the ultimate Jeep Gladiator: MAXIMUS 1000. The Texas tuning powerhouse has taken the new Jeep Gladiator truck and installed the 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine and turned the power up to 11. “We wanted to create the ultimate Jeep Gladiator,” said company founder and chief horsepower evangelist, John Hennessey. “MAXIMUS 1000 – the name says exactly what it is: Badassery on 4-wheels.”
THE 2020 HENNESSEY MAXIMUS 1000 INCLUDES:
Production is very exclusive and limited to just 24 units. The complete cost for the MAXIMUS 1000 is $200,000 US Dollars which includes the base Jeep Gladiator truck. Production will begin in July and build time for each vehicle will be approximately four months. The company plans to build two units per month.
“Our clients want exclusive, extreme vehicles that deliver a fun and exciting driving experience both on and off-road,” said Hennessey. “Win the crowd and you’ll win your freedom was the advice that the elder gladiator gave to Russell Crow in the Gladiator movie. We could not agree more!”
The Lister Motor Company Launches Knobbly Continuation film.
The Lister Motor Company, manufacturers of the LFT-666, LFP, LFT-C and a range of continuation models, has produced a film showing the road-legal Lister Knobbly continuation being constructed, and driven, at the Lister factory in Cambridgeshire.
All Knobbly continuation models are built to the very same specification as the original 1958 Knobbly racers, using the late Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigs, but the car featured in this film has a very interesting story behind it.
The Lister Motor Company was acquired by the Whittaker family in 2013, a purchase that came about thanks to Andrew Whittaker buying the Lister Knobbly you see in the film, registration number 324 JTD.
The Whittaker family has a passion for cars, and it was long an ambition of Andrew to own an original Lister Knobbly. When a suitable car was offered for sale in 2011 a deal was struck, but the Knobbly he purchased was far from complete, in fact what Whittaker now owned was barely more than a Knobbly body and a few boxes of parts.
On the hunt for the items needed to complete the car, a call was made to Brian Lister Engineering in Cambridgeshire to enquire if they could assist with some hard to find Knobbly mechanicals.
As result of that call, Andrew and Lawrence Whittaker received an invite to visit the factory to view a number of spare parts which resided in an old wooden container, untouched since Lister cars stopped being manufactured in Cambridge many years previously.
Not only did that container yield some much needed parts, it also contained some incredible Lister history, including technical drawings, blueprints, photos and styling bucks…in fact, all that was needed to create Lister Knobbly and Costin models. It was then that the Whittaker’s realised that Lister could be reborn.
Following that chance visit to Cambridge, and the arduous collection of meetings, exploration due diligence and negotiations that followed, in 2013 the Whittaker family finally became owners of five limited companies that now sit correctly under the group company, The Lister Motor Company Limited.
Long before the LFT-666 supercar was launched, the first Whittaker Lister was the Knobbly Continuation, built at the Cambridge factory by the same team who had built the Knobbly under Brian Lister, coaxed out of retirement by Andrew & Lawrence Whittaker, who helped a new, younger Lister team.
It was 324 JTD that was used to develop the continuation cars, providing a rolling chassis to ensure the drawings and blueprints were accurate and as a prototype to evaluate on the road. That car has long-since been completed, and features in the film launched today.
All Lister Knobbly Continuation cars can be built to FIA specification and still be road legal, making them one of a small number of new cars you can drive to the circuit, race and drive home again. Despite following an original design laid out more than 60 years ago, the reborn Knobbly can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 181mph.
A new Lister Knobbly Continuation can still be purchased today, priced at £315,000.
Lister Motor Company owner Lawrence Whittaker said: “Every Lister Knobbly is special, be it an original or a factory approved continuation, but 324 JTD will always be regarded as the car that reignited Lister. This car, and the subsequent search for parts, led to car building restarting in Cambridge, the launch of the LFT-666, LFP and LFT-C and the opening of a new £5m Lister Headquarters in Blackburn.”
“This film captures the evocative nature of the Knobbly and showcases the Cambridgeshire factory and the glorious surroundings in which it is based. It’s a special film, featuring a special car, and we hope you enjoy watching it.”
My first ever F2 race.
Not because I don’t like it, but because I need to balance my life between family and motorsport and other things.
I follow F1, so already know several of the drivers from their F1 testing and the young driver programmes they are attached to.
Monaco F2 Feature race, Thursday 24th May 2019.
This is the first of two races for this circuit, and is the one with tyre changes.
Qualifying produced this grid.
Unfortunately for 3rd place Ilott, his car lost power at the start and he ended his race in the pits.
This gave Schumacher a clear run down to the first corner, but he had a poor start and ended up in 4th. De Vries quickly took control of the race and increased his lead each lap.
At the bottom of the field, Raghunathan was upsetting everyone by how slow he was.
Aitken chose to pit first, but really got something wrong - coming out behind the very slow Raguhanathan and getting held up for several laps. Bad pit strategy caused this, not Raguhanathan.
Schumacher, following his pit stop, ended up behind Calderon, and in a bold move, if generated by Calderon’s wide swing into rascasse but never going anywhere, took out Calderon himself, and stopped the race. Red flag with the track completely blocked.
The initial thoughts were, most of the cars below 9th place had stopped for tyres and the rest still needed a pit stop. Rules allowed tyre changes while in the pits but these did not count for the compulsory pit stop. Everyone above 9thneeded to stop again. This looked like putting several of the back markers, including Schumacher into very good, if not podium positions.
The race was stopped for 30 minutes and all cars where pushed back to the pits where several changed tyres. The race restarted under safety car and then it all went crazy. Everyone below 9th were showing a lap down on the leaders, Schumacher was given a 5 second penalty for track limits, followed by a drive-through for causing an accident. These were not the only penalties during the race. Lap one track limits and gaining an advantage produced 10 second penalties each for Boschung, Aleisi, Calderon and Markelov.
Towards the very end, Raghunathan caused more outrage by taking out Aitken while being lapped. Correa crashed on the same lap and bought out the safety car again.
Championship leader Latifi came under fire several times for his poor driving, crashing into Schumacher and then taking out Gelael.
Announced just before the end of the race, ‘Race Suspension’ under investigation after the race.
These are the final results, posted by F2 one hour after the race. Check back later for any updates.
Deletraz managed to get pole for Sunday’s sprint race in the reverse order grid, despite Markelov dropping 3 places just before the end to try and secure this.
First F2 and it’s confusing and crazy.
Sunday 16th June 2019
This new event for 2019 looks to be an attractive and alternative date to put in your busy motoring diary.
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