2009 Ferrari F60 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 January 2009 , 13:01:55 byVeronica

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Ferrari F60

Italian carmaker Ferrari unveiled its 2009 challenger to the media. The model has been dubbed the F60. The car, initially dubbed the 660 during the design process, conforms to the 2009 regulations and it has a lot of new, interesting elements. This is the 60th championship of the F1 and this is also the 60th time that Ferrari participates in the Formula One. The modifications the specialists made refer to aerodynamics. The front wing, which has neutral profile common to all, is developed mainly on its side elements and is much wider than in the past. The rear wing is higher and narrower and the diffuser has been moved at the rear. The apertures have been reduced in size and moved rearwards while the upper and rear elements are larger to aid the exit of the air. The suspension and the whole layout of the car have been redesigned in light of the new rules and to achieve a balanced weight distribution. In terms of design, the carmaker took into account two significant changes namely the option to use Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems and the re0introduction of slick tires to the past. The KERS is centrally mounted on the engine under the rear part of the chassis. The slick tire rules is also down to the work of the OWG, as is the introduction of a flap on the front wing that can be adjusted by the driver when the car is in motion. The software for managing this stool, as well as KERS, was designed in Maranello. The transmission has been redesigned to optimize the aerodynamic efficiency of the car and the casing is again carbon fiber and it is still positioned longitudinally. Modifications have been made to the inlet trumpets, the position of the injectors and the configuration of the exhaust.