The origin of naming the car “VF-16” goes back to the first CNC machine manufactured by Haas Automation, the VF-1, launched in 1988. The “V” stands for vertical, which is an industry standard designation for a vertical mill. Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, added “F1” to the name to unofficially designate it as the company’s “Very First One”.
The dark gray, light gray and red-toned livery of the VF-16 was derived from the scheme of Haas Automation’s complete line of vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers and rotary tables and indexers. Approximately 1,300 employees encompass Haas Automation, with the Oxnard, California-based company exporting its machines to more than 60 countries. The VF-16 showcases Haas Automation’s commitment to technology and innovation to a passionate, global audience.
Ferrari 061, a turbocharged 1.6 liter V-6 capable of 15,000 rpm
Carbon-fiber and honeycomb composite structure
Front and Rear Suspension
Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Ferrari servo-controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential with semi-automatic sequential and electronically-controlled gearbox, quick shift (eight gears, plus reverse)
Brembo carbon-fiber disc brakes, Brembo pads and Brembo six-piston calipers
Carbon-fiber construction, molded to driver’s contours
Pirelli P ZERO
Fuel and Lubricants Provider
702 kg (including driver)