• Jan 14, 2008

click above to view more images of the Ferrari 430 Spider Bio Fuel


Ferrari's press conference here in Detroit was rather short and to the point. They reminded us that Kimi is World Champion and that the team is busy readying his defense. They also pointed out that the F430 GT is doing a bang-up job in GT2. And then they talked about the street cars. Besides telling us that Ferrari had a record year, with sales up 8 natural ethanol and 15 over the standard gas-only V8. So that means that the sweet-sounding 4.3-liter plant is now good for a true 500 HP.

The bio fuel car on display in Detroit is still labeled a concept, but the company says that it'd like to put it into production as part of its efforts to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions 40% by 2012. As we mentioned yesterday, the regions where ethanol is readily available – like the Midwest states, Brazil and Sweden – are not major markets for the sportscar maker. But ethanol is already being used in the ALMS and elsewhere, so Ferrari already has some experience with it. We already put in our request to have one in the AB Garage. We'll let you know how that goes.

[Source: Ferrari]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      (Playing mr read headlines and make a comment guy)

      Ferrari uses SPIDERS for their Bio Fuel? No Thanks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How does the Ferrari get better mileage with E85? E85 has, like, 27 percent less energy per gallon than "G100." This seems like it would drop the F430's EPA fuel economy (11 city / 16 hwy) below 10 in the city and 15 on the highway. Of course, when the ZR1 was introduced, it was decried by many who said GM just whizzed on the environment with a 620-hp/200-mph car -- but it will likely have an EPA hwy number in the low- to mid-20s. Betcha no one will publicly decry the Ferrari. Luxury stuff gets a pass on the green thing, it seems.

      • 7 Years Ago
      but will it have the Ferrari sound?