It can not be said that there is another manufacturer that has created as much passion and enthusiasm for a car as Ferrari. The story begins on February 18, 1898 in Modena, Italy, by Enzo Anselmo Ferrari, who, without knowing it, will become in some years the founder of one of the most important brands in the world, recognized and respected by all. times
Initially, Ferrari organized a new company that focused on design and acquisition. In any case, the competition division was reborn in 1940 when it was able to build two sports cars for the Brescia Grand Prix (a new version of Mille Miglia). Ferrari used components owned by FIAT and with the support of its protector, the Marquis Lotario Rangoni Machiavelli, two "815" (eight cylinders, one liter and a half of displacement) were built.
The list of New LPG factory fitted Models of Cars for sale in Europe is growing continuously, more and more brands offer versions of their cars incorporating LPG which is enhanced by the advantages:
A new LPG Model of vehicle usually maintains the same gasoline system as the traditional version incorporating the LPG / CNG equipment
the LPG Vehicle has a price slightly higher than the gasoline version but lower than the diesel version
Although it can be established that operating in LPG mode the vehicle consumes a little more than gasoline, the price of fuel has a saving of more than 30%
The refilling from the supplier is carried out in a time comparable to that necessary for refueling gasoline. The system is, likewise, very simple and comfortable.
Being a cleaner system, catalytic converters, filters, "adblues" are eliminated, which reduces the possibility of mechanical breakdowns. Thus, for example, the service life of the oil increases with what it means for motor care
The first cities begin to limit the access of diesel vehicles, in their restrictive regulations vehicles with LPG have access advantages
Today there is a wide range of car makers offering lpg versions for their cars in Europe , just for one simple reason:
There are more than 15 million of cars running on lpg on european streets not a small market for car producers
Italy has ceased to be the strength of the supercars. The crisis that threatens Europe and the persecution of the authorities against tax evasion have made keeping an exotic car in your garage much more expensive, if possible, and for many it is a crime. He even went so far as to carry out checks along the way in which agents and tax inspectors found that their profits corresponded to the maintenance required by a machine of this caliber. But in this particular case, I wanted to draw attention to another problem for Italians, that of keeping an exotic vehicle in their garage despite the exacerbated increase in traffic taxes based on the power of the car. And it is at the root of an image that I contemplated this week that first aroused skepticism, then I became indignant and the third made me light a small bulb in the head. This photo published by GTSpirit showed us a Ferrari F430 refueling LPG at a service station. P>
It is clear that to have a supercar in a garage, your economic situation must be sufficiently solvent to cover the additional costs of the annual taxes of the Italian road tax. Even with the high price they have to pay the owners of these exotic products (around 2,000 euros a year for Ferrari 458 Italia or 2,500 euros for a Lamborghini Aventador), it is still a smaller amount compared to the cost of insurance or minimum maintenance tasks required by a vehicle with these characteristics. But in any case, as we have seen in recent months, there is a real debacle in the sales of supercars in Italy, even for more traditional brands such as Ferrari or Lamborghini. Where Italy has a problem, the rest of Europe finds an opportunity. We have already talked recently about the important offers of exotic cars that came from Italy recently, we even put two examples, the Maserati Quattroporte and the Lamborghini Gallardo. P>
Therefore, the annual tax of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia would cost more than 1600 euros (in a region like Abruzzo, in southern Italy). But in this same region we find that the same vehicle adapted to LPG, would pay only 1 170 euros. The quota is still very high, but an economy - without leaving the garage or refueling - between 400 and 500 euros seems important enough to think about the amortization of an adaptation, even taking into account that the transformation will be costly for There is no specific kit for a specific Ferrari or Lamborghini model. Logically, beyond the tax advantage of adapting to LPG, the benefits of having a Ferrari running on liquefied gas are very few. Let's think that a Ferrari is not used every day. In addition to integrating the gas tank, we will have to give up the trunk, even installing a small tank of less than 30 liters. We will not talk about safety, because in theory the tank is sufficiently reinforced to withstand an accident (although it does not eliminate the concern of bringing a fuel tank to your side, in a car capable of exceeding 300 km). / h). p>