Villa Gaeta, Lago di Como, Italy.
Mr. White’s house in 007 Casinò Totale, 2006.
” People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend. ”
― Jordan Belfort
” Absolute 64 ”
STYLE – SPORTMANSHIP – GLAMOUR
Total length (m): 20,40
Total length (ft): 66 11
Beam (m): 5,15
Beam (ft): 16 11
2×IPS1200 CV VOLVO PENTA
(Knots) 26 aprox.
This expression of the unmistakable Absolute style comes from an innovative project, having great impact both in terms of aesthetic values and practical solutions on board.
The hull’s slender lines immediately reveal distinctive style and elegance, typical of the Absolute style. Only when getting on board, its uniqueness is then unveiled.
Light, space, style and luxury; these concepts are melted in the main deck, creating a union of refinement and relax on board.
A comfortable C-shaped sofa, a big teak table and the sunbathing area are all located aft in the cockpit. The sunbathing area is equipped with a “ wet bar ” with barbecue , fridge and a sink and, on request, with an ice maker and a pull-out TV screen.
The cockpit retractable roof, made up of transparent panels, slightly protects the sofa, allowing sun lovers to sunbathe on the wide sunbathing cushion. Just underneath a wide garage can house a 3.25 meter tender.
The cockpit and the saloon were developed on a big single surface, showing a smart and absolutely harmonic style and overcoming the difficulties created by the traditional “open space”; thanks to a big glazed sliding door, it is then possible to create one big environment, allowing to separate the two spaces, when needed, granting privacy and comfort in the air-conditioned hall.
The living zone stuns immediately for the dressy and extensive design. A large C-shaped sofa lies in front of the pull-out 40’’ LCD TV screen. When walking to the bow, a wide and comfortable double helm position is located on the right side. The advanced technology is expressed here by two big soft-touch screens and a domotic system, controlling the facilities on board.
The designers of the Absolute Research & Development Lab focused mainly to guarantee the maximum available living space for the bow, where a second comfortable dinette is laying very close to the windscreen, including a teak table and sunbathing cushions with adjustable back and lower peaks.
The feeling of “endless” light continues in the lower deck with the four star equipped kitchen, where light gets in both from the big portholes and from the windscreen, and still goes on into the sleeping area, including 3 cabins and 3 bathrooms.
The owner cabin is a charming full-beam suite, equipped with all comforts and top-end finishings. Moreover, it is extremely bright, thanks to the open–view windows on both side walls, and it is also provided with an elegance bathroom with a separated shower cabin.
The guests on board can comfortably sleep in a double bed bow cabin or in a two single-bed cabin, both with private bathrooms. Finally, an aft cabin with dedicated access direct from the cockpit is assigned to the crew.
After recording the high-level performance of the four engines installed on the Absolute 70, the Shipyard confirmed the multiple motorization (four IPS Volvo Penta engines) on this boat, too. The yacht is then extremely easy to handle in harbors or narrow places, guarantees noiseless operations, limited consumptions and high performance.
” The Italian style “
226’800€ ( Italy – OTR )
Longitudinal mid-rear V8
Bore/stroke: 94 x 81 mm
Displacement: 4499 cc
Maximum power: 570 Hp @ 9000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Maximum revs: 9000 rpm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Specific power: 127 CV (125 hp) per litre
Weight/power ratio: 2.51 kg/CV
0-100 km/h: 3.4 s
0-200 km/h: 10.8 s
100-0 km/h: 32.8 m
Top speed: 320 km/h
The new Ferrari 458 Spider joins the 458 Italia, widening the range of Ferrari’s mid-rear engined V8s and offering the same uncompromising technological solutions, handling and performance in a refined open-top configuration. It is equipped with a Ferrari patented, fully retractable hard top, a world first for a sports car with this lay-out.
The Ferrari 458 Spider is powered by Ferrari’s 570 CV 4,499 cc V8 which was named International Engine of the Year 2011. The power is transferred to the road by Ferrari’s class-leading dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission through the sophisticated E-Diff, itself integrated with the F1-Trac traction control and high-performance ABS for maximum handling dynamics. The car delivers 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h.
Certain features, such as its accelerator pedal mapping and the damping of the multilink suspension, have been calibrated to guarantee maximum sportiness and absolute driving pleasure with the top down, in line with Maranello’s exclusive spider tradition. Even the engine soundtrack has been honed to ensure that the car’s occupants are completely captivated by the drop-top driving experience.
Entirely in aluminium, the hard-top solution adopted for the Ferrari 458 Spider offers a number of advantages over the traditional folding soft-top, including a reduction of 25 kg in weight compared to Ferrari F430 Spider and a deployment time of just 14 seconds. Fully integrated into the styling of the car, the hard-top was engineered to fit neatly ahead of the engine bay without compromising aerodynamics or the performance of the car. The small space needed to house the roof enables the designers to include a generous rear bench for luggage behind the seats.
The rear of the car is characterised by innovative forms with the buttresses designed to optimise the flow of air to the engine intakes and the clutch and gearbox oil radiators. For maximum comfort whilst driving top down the Ferrari 458 Spider features a generously-sized adjustable electric wind stop. The design was perfected to slow and diffuse the air in the cockpit, enabling normal conversation to be held even at speeds over 200 km/h.
New technical solutions adopted for the chassis guarantee identical levels of structural rigidity with the roof up or down. The result is a car that is truly exciting to drive, blending extreme performance with the responsiveness that has always characterised Ferrari’s open-top berlinettas.
Its category-topping performance aside, the new car also boasts class-leading fuel consumption and emissions levels. Thanks to the HELE (High Emotion Low Emission) system, in fact, fuel consumption on the combined urban cycle stands at 11.8 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 275 g/km.