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Apr 13, 2009


After the last spoof post about a Ferrari 599, it's time for something much more exciting... How many Ferrari supercars do we have in Mauritius? :D

Ferrari F355


Probably the first Ferrari in Mauritius & the most popular one in its time as a record 11,273 units were produced. A 1994 model, which even Jeremy Clarkson described as:

The Ferrari 355 is like a quail’s egg dipped in celery salt and served in Julia Roberts’ belly button.

The 355 is very probably the best Ferrari of all time… & of course, if it’s the best Ferrari of all time, it’s just got to be the greatest car… in the world.. ever!

& I've got one at home... I mean a reduced-size model. ;)

Engine: 3.5L V8 - 380HP
0-100km/h: 4.7s
Top speed: 295km/h
Colour: Red
No. in Mauritius: 1

[Wiki Link]


Ferrari F430


The current top-selling sportscar from Ferrari. Launched in 2005, it’s a typical performance car - short, nimble & very fast. A comparison would be with the Lamborghini Gallardo. Also exists in Spyder version & the lightweight stripped-down 430 Scuderia.

Ferrari F430 is "just about the best car I've ever driven" – Jeremy Clarkson
Engine: 4.3L V8 - 483HP
0-100km/h: 3.8s
Top speed: 317km/h
Power Lap Time: 1:22.9
Colour: Red
No. in Mauritius: 2

[Wiki Link]


Ferrari 612 Scaglietti


The family car… xD Yeah, the only 2-door Ferrari coupé with 2 back seats large enough for someone to actually sit on them. Not exactly a stunner, but it’s probably one of the most tame Ferrari. Production started in 2004.

… the most "astonishing" car made that year (2005) – Jeremy Clarkson
Engine: 5.7L V12 - 533HP
0-100km/h: 4.3s
Top speed: 315km/h
Colour: Red
No. in Mauritius: 1

[Wiki Link]


Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 


Supercar of the Year 2006 by Top Gear Magazine. The 599 is not only a sheer piece of beauty (you can spend the whole day drooling at it) but is the most powerful beast let out by Ferrari as a mass production car. As expected, Jeremy Clarkson describes it best…

Because, as a piece of automotive engineering, the 599 is biblically, stratospherically, crushingly brilliant. Even at normal speeds on normal roads you know that you’re in a thoroughbred. You can feel it straining. You can hear it working. You know that if by some miracle you are presented with a piece of road which is wide and open and free from Rovers and speed cameras, it would deliver a hammer blow big enough to knock down the doors of Fort Knox.

It accelerates with a savagery known only to silly mid-engined supercars or plastic bathtubs from Caterham. It rides on its tall tyres with a composure that’s almost diplomatic in its smoothness. And believe me on this: it looks a trillion times better in the flesh than it does in the pictures. It’s not pretty but it has the brooding presence of a mafia hitman.
Read the rest on JC’s 599 Review. :P


This is by far the BEST SUPERCAR in Mauritius. Well, not anymore (check below)...  

Engine: 6.0L V12 - 612HP
0-100km/h: 3.7s
Top speed: 330km/h
Power Lap Time: 1:21.2
Colour: Black
No. in Mauritius: 1 0 (it crashed!)

[Wiki Link]

So we have practically all current Ferrari models in Mauritius (Ferrari California isn't for sale yet & the Enzo is well…). Add the Porsches, the Aston Martins, the Audi R8 & the 2 Godzillas (Nissan GT-Rs), we have a impressive lineup of supercars in Mauritius. The only one missing is a Lamborghini... (See below)

You can check live pics of the supercars on Forum. :)

Caught on camera from forum!!!! xD
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – link
Ferrari F430 – link1, link2
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti – link1
Ferrari F355 – link1, link2

Nissan GT-R R35 – link1, link2
Aston Martin – link1, link2, link3

Update - 15.01.2011

You know what this is... Yup. A LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO. In Mauritius. :D
Looks like a 2nd hand base model... Photo credits to whoever took the photos.
More here.

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Yashvin said...

[continuing from fb status]
No, it wasnt!

They are real ones!

Saajid said...

Wow, I didn't know about the 599 GTB =) The cars are really great!!
I actually thought I would see another Dewan Motors commercial :P

Muzzammil said...

there are at least 2 f430s.

Web Design Bureau of Mauritius said...

The guys of Valenciennes football club hang at a bar not far from my flat. You usually see the following around there:
Audi R8 (black)
Ferrari Fiorano
Porsche GT2
Saw a Maserati yesterday (can't remember the model)
I should hang round there and take some photos sometime.

carrotmadman6 said...

@Yashvin @sjdvda

Yea, thanks for the confirmation. :)

Wow!!!! :D

Muzzammil said...

;-) ur welcmd.

Anonymous said...

very nice cars...and very very expensive as well :)

Bruno said...

For me, cars are all the same, whether Ferrari, BMW, Toyota, Peugeot, Vauxhall ... Mini, Tata ... as long as they work ... The best car would be the most fuel efficient one and which would not break down often.

carrotmadman6 said...

Not a petrolhead, I see. :)

priscus said...

wished i had such a car

Joyshan said...

saw 1 on Thursday, but did n`t thought it to be a Ferrari however just seen an Aston Martin rather cool car but my F*&^ing Camera had a low battery and i missed it :-(

curiousEngine said...

I would like to drive one Ferrari at least once in a lifetime! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm going to buy a Lambo and bring it to mauritius.

carrotmadman6 said...

If you are looking for a small, nimble, fast, well-cornering & relatively cheap supercar, buy the Gallardo LP560-4.

But if you want to buy the most powerful Lamborghini ever made, a true hypercar - the Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce.

Anonymous said...

the ferrari 458 is the best car no the f430.n the 458 is even better looking

Keiichi Tsuchiya said...

There is at least one 599 GTB in Mauritius. It's owned by Michael Leal as mentioned above.

Yellow ferrari you are referring to is actually a 1995 Toyota MR2 with a Ferrari styled bodykit
I know at least two Ferrari F430, one owned by Mr. Ramdenee from tiremaster, second one I won't mention his name. There's actually a Red Ferrari Enzo owned by a frenchman in the country. At least one Nissan GTR running on our roads; plus there's another GTR in customs, it's red; but don't know if it's for the locals. There are at least two Lamborghini Gallardos, one grey owned by Mr. Joonas in Floreal, second one is yellow, but I don't know the owner. There are 4 Rolls Royce in the country, the most recent one being a phantom and owned by Palm beach Hotel. Moreover, There's at least two Ferrari 612 Scaglietti on our roads, one being Dark Blue or black. There's at least 1 Mercedes SLS AMG at leal (I've seen the car running).


my cousin and i saw the lamborgini at curepipe and tried to follow it with a TOYOTA EE 100 with GLANZA ENGINE AT 220 KM/H BUT HELAS THE LAMBORGINI WAS GOING TOO FAST


Anonymous said...

Well 1 renseignment ek going to england next envi import 1 Ford shelby gt500 super snake....zte kve explik mw kuma pa douane pou bez mo kass lor la??

Anonymous said...

La douane*....zte pou laisse mw roule sa lor la route morice?? :-)

Keiichi Tsuchiya said...

UUUUUGAj, tell your cousin to try follow it with a WRX :P

will be a lot easier :D
Gallardo is no monster. a stock evo can kill in in straights or corners.

Anonymous said...

2 audi R8, 1 ford focus RS, 1 maserati gran turismo, approx. 6 aston martins..n another 599 GTB dark blue, porsche 911 turbo, BMW X6m hamann

Deathangel1412 said...

easiest way to buy one is only though education so let study now lolzzzz  

Vkranchod said...

hi how will a 2013 ferari spyder look on mauritius roads plz comments

Skyywalker said...

well this is true that we got supercars in mauritius..

Porsche, Lamborghini..Ferrarii, GTR R-35 and R-34 skyline, but still we got many cars that is not imported to mauritius!
WHo knows about the new BMW M models..the new M5 and M3?
so good that prohibited to sell only in Europe! 
Its the total package, performance + luxury and safety as BMW is known for his toughnest!
GTR is world famous..but although if i had millions, i would never buy a GTR..i would buy a M3 or M5!
We got the class, i can't just ride a car because it is very fast(GTR), it must also be luxury!
But a Cayman S will surely be perfect! :P

Yusef Mamoojee said...

Being both a fan and a driver I'd hoped against all odds to have seen one whilst on vacation here...

Tsuchiya said...

Hi Skyywalker, we have no GTR R34 in Mauritius.

We do have one R35 though. (The only GTR on the island)
The New M5, you mean F10? There are already 4 on the island. Two blacks, 1 dark blue and one white.
F30 M3, well, not yet been released :P
E92 M3 around 5 in mauritius.
E60M5 around 5 in mauritius
E39 M5 only 1 in MauritiusE36 M3, around 2-3 in MauritiusX6M 1 or 2 in Mauritius
Aston Martin too many nowadays :PMercs AMG Personally, I've seen a few till date, W202 C43 AMG, W204 C63 AMG, 4 SLS AMG and a few others...
1 Gallardo and 1 murcielago
3 Maserati Grand Turismo S
4 Jaguar XJ

Asad9273 said...

if any one interested in importing cars from japan email me at asad9273@@sbtjapan:disqus .com
always sent me the name,phone and the car you are looking for!

Quickdiamond said...

well mr keiichii how do u get those information abouts the cars brands, models and number in mauritian road.

Keiichi Tsuchiya said...

Hey Quickdiamond,

It would be difficult to explain, but I'm a petrol head. I talk about cars and engines all day :)I have actually spotted them on the roads plus confirmed the info with friends. I would be difficult to explain how I got the info though.. if I told you, I'd have to kill you :PJoking :PI have good car knowledge actually :)


Nick said...

Did you even read what you wrote? That's the most stupid comment of the century

Kavish Koomar said...

Are you sure there's only one E39 M5 in Mauritius?? If so, I drove that beast... It was just the best experience ever!!!

Christophe Maury said...

i saw a 599 gtb black at Apollo hospital

tico said...

When will they open a ferrari dealership

KeshavR said...

How can I contact these Ferrari or Lambo owners in Mauritius? Anyone help please!

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