• News/ Videos

    LaFerrari, Ferrari Enzo, F50 and F40 on track (VIDEO)

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    Ferrari celebrates its legendary test driver Dario Benuzzi by tossing him the keys to some of the brand’s most exciting supercars. 

    This is one of the few times where you’ll see all of Ferrari’s greatest ever hypercars on track at the same time. We’re talking the new boy LaFerrari, legendary Enzo, the amazing F50 and the breathtaking F40 all sharing the Fiorano test track. These are Ferrari’s rarest, most extreme cars ever. They’re poster cars that defined their generations.

    The reason Ferrari has decided to crack open the vault and get these four incredible machines is to celebrate its long-serving test driver Dario Benuzzi. Benuzzi has been at Ferrari since 1971 and he’s driven everything from the 288 GTO to the utterly insane FXXK LaFerrari race car. He’s played a crucial role in defining how every Ferrari of the modern era drives, and you’d have to say he’s done a pretty damn good job.

    As a thank you to the cool Italian driver, Ferrari let him drive the LaFerrari, Enzo, F50 and F40 on track. Naturally, all cars are finished in Rosso Corsa red. To get those four cars on track at the same time is a proper bucket-list sort of thing and an awesome way to say thank you.

    Check out the awesome Ferrari video below.

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  • Humor/ Videos

    Homeless guy drives a Ferrari prank (VIDEO)

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    Another Youtube prankster has released a rich versus poor viral video, showing how restaurant workers react to a homeless guy in a Ferrari. 

    You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Just because someone dresses a certain way, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re poor or homeless. The viral video below shows what happens when a poor person attempts to dine at a fancy restaurant. Despite having the cash to pay for the meal, the supposedly homeless person isn’t allowed inside and is told to leave the premises. An hour later the same ‘homeless person’ returns in nice clothes and most importantly a new Ferrari 458 supercar. The reactions of the restaurant workers is priceless.

    Check out the viral video below

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  • Celebrity Cars/ News

    Justin Bieber buys million dollar Ferrari LaFerrari

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    Justin Bieber has bought himself a million dollar 960hp Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid supercar, one of the fastest cars in the world. 

    Singer Justin Bieber has reportedly bought one of the most exclusive and expensive Ferrari supercars in the world – the limited edition million dollar LaFerrari hybrid.

    In an interview with USA Today, Bieber confirmed that he had purchased the 960hp monster.

    “I’m still driving my Ferrari. It’s a 458 Italia, and I just got the LaFerrari, it should be coming soon,” he said.

    Only 499 LaFerraris will ever be built, but with Bieber’s history of street racing, reckless driving and DUIs, that number could soon be reduced to 498.

    The LaFerrari is the fastest and most advanced road car ever to come from Maranello, featuring a 6.3-litre V12 engine and electric motors to give a combined output of around 960hp. The LaFerrari can hit 62mph in under three seconds, 186mph in under 15 seconds. Most ordinary fast cars can’t even reach 186mph.

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  • Reviews/ Videos

    2015 Geneva motor show highlights with Chris Harris (VIDEO)

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    Internet star, professional hoon and tyre wrecker Chris Harris walks us round the supercar packed 2015 Geneva motor show.

    The Geneva motor show is the biggest motoring event on the calendar, it’s where all the hottest and most exciting new cars are revealed for the first time and usually they’re fast cars. This motor show is basically an ideal place for manufacturers to show off their most technologically advanced performance models and compete for the spotlight. You can usually tell who’s ‘winning’ the Geneva motor show by how many journalists turn up to each manufacturer’s press announcements. When ever a new Ferrari is unveiled people tend to pay attention – reveal a new Ssangyong cross over and well, you get the idea.

    Before Chris Harris walks us round the Geneva motor show and makes lots of hilariously rude jokes, I’ll give you some of my own highlights from the show. I’m a huge fan of the Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, and their two Geneva show cars were serious stand-outs. The Regera hybrid is an 1800hp rear-wheel drive monster which packs a 1080hp twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors which give a total of 700hp. A Bugatti Veyron takes around a minute to reach 248mph (400km/h), this car takes less than 20 seconds. It’s completely nuts. Less extreme is Koenigsegg’s Agera RS, a lightweight track version of the standard 1080hp Agera. Other highlights include the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4, Audi R8 and its GT3 race car R8 LMS cousin, and curiously, the new Skoda Superb.

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  • News/ Super Cars

    Classic Icons v Modern Contemporaries showing just how far we’ve come.

    The evolution of the car has been a fast-flowing advancement of efficiency, safety and performance, with some of the more exciting vehicles of the modern era showing just how far we’ve come.

    Such examples as the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 are hard evidence of what can be achieved in the motoring world; even comparing such marques’ tamer cars against their predecessors really highlight the difference between what was once thought to be the pinnacle of motoring and the majesty of possibilities we have today.

    With the help of the enthusiasts at Stoneacre Specialist, see how the icons of old compare against their modern contemporaries.

    Aston Martin: DB5 v Vanquish

    One of, if not the most famous car on the planet, the Aston Martin DB5 has made its way into the hearts of many ever since its mainstream introduction via Goldfinger, with one James Bond enjoying his gadget-laden version of what was to be a star in the making.

    Fast-forward out of the early ‘60s to 2013 and Aston Martin had created a new flagship grand tourer, one with a raging V12 capable of producing over 550bhp and surpassing 200mph.

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    Ferrari: 250 GTO v F12

    To show just how special the Ferrari 250 GTO was to Enzo Ferrari in 1962, the Old Man himself felt the need to handpick the car’s 39 original customers. The 250 GTO was produced built for racing homologation, with those three letters themselves standing for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ – Italian for Grand Touring Homologated.

    Replacing the 599, the Ferrari F12 moved the game forward massively in 2012 with its huge V12 up front and incredible driving dynamics for what remains a grand tourer at heart. The F12 has it all over its predecessors, with a lap time around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track a second quicker than the 599 GTO and two faster than the Enzo and the 458 Italia.

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    Jaguar: E-type v F-type

    Another car of the ‘60s, the Jaguar E-type is often referred to as the most beautiful car in the world, a proclamation many would find hard to argue against; even the New York Museum of Modern Art recognised its aesthetics enough to add an example to its permanent collection.

    For decades after the E-type’s retirement, many were calling out for a replacement, and in 2013 Jaguar gave us the F-type, a car widely regarded as the E-type’s spiritual successor. Although a more compact package and without the endless bonnet, the F-type does indeed resemble its ancestor, not just in aesthetics but also in spirit.

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    Lamborghini: Miura SV v Aventador

    A car that set the trend of the two-seat mid-engined sports car, the Lamborghini Miura was a pin-up special the world over in 1966, thanks to its stunning looks and enthralling engine. Perhaps most famous of all Miuras was the SV, the last of the breed and widely thought of as the most complete version of what was effectively the first supercar.

    Evolving through the years into the Countach, Diablo and Murcielago, the Miura eventually became the Aventador and is the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s innovation so far. Carbon fibre has been used extensively to create the Aventador, with the car’s monocoque completely made from the ultra-lightweight material to give it massive agility for such a large vehicle of its type.

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    Porsche: Carrera RS v 911 GT3

    Standing for Rennsport (Race Sport), the Porsche Carrera RS carries with it iconic status of the highest order, especially amongst the most hardened enthusiasts of the Stuttgart brand. The RS was another car created to go racing, like many of Porsche’s most famous names, and was handed a revised suspension set-up to the standard 911, as well as that infamous ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler.

    Although not for much longer, the current lightweight, b-road-blasting Porsche is the 991 generation of the seminal GT3. Purists were disappointed to see the car go auto-only and adopt electronic power steering, but the latest GT3 remains among the best driver’s cars on both the road and the track.

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  • Videos/ Viral

    Sebastian Vettel drives Ferrari FXX K supercar (VIDEO)

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    Four-time Formula 1 world champion and Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel, hits the track in Ferrari’s new track-only LaFerrari based FXX K racer. 

    One of the perks of being a Ferrari Formula 1 driver is the company car you get to drive around in. While driving for Infiniti Redbull racing between 2010 and 2014 where Vettel secured four world championship titles, he had a choice of Infiniti vehicles and flavoured energy drinks to take home of an evening, now though at Ferrari, the German driver can pick from a selection of the world’s best supercars.

    The promotional work isn’t too bad either. At is old team Vettel had to give a smile while sipping from a can of Redbull that probably isn’t ideal for an F1 ace’s diet, and he was also Infiniti’s ‘director of performance’ – whatever that means. This year, however, the Ferrari execs have much simpler public relations plans for Vettel – hop in our fastest and most powerful track-day weapon and spank it around our Fiorano test track for a few laps, and smile for the camera if you wouldn’t mind…

    The video below shows the four-time world champ getting stuck in behind the wheel of Ferrari’s ferocious 1036hp LaFerrari-based hybrid rocket ship. It’s a super-exclusive track-only machine that Ferrari won’t actually even let you bring home. It’s kept at Ferrari’s HQ, probably in a maximum security shed somewhere, and will be delivered to your desired racing circuit whenever you feel the urge to wreck some slick tyres and burn a few gallons of race fuel. This is Ferrari’s most mental creation to date.

    Check out the video.

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  • News/ Tech

    Red Bull Racing launches 2015 F1 racecar with camo livery

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    Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren were stood up at this week’s pre-season Jerez Formula 1 test as Red Bull unveiled a striking new test livery for their car.

    It’s not often that Red Bull Racing let their hair down and do something a bit outlandish. Their livery has barely changed since the old Jaguar F1 team was taken over by the cashed-up energy drink company and is a strictly business affair with the typical Red Bull logos and a few others. However, at this week’s pre-season Formula 1 test in Jerez, the Red Bull RB11 racer rocked a dark black and white camouflage livery, which has since become the talk of the pit lane.

    Originally intended to hide the car’s aerodynamic secrets from rival teams like Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari, the livery has wowed F1 fans with some calling for Red Bull to keep the wrap for the rest of the 2015 F1 season. However, that seems pretty unlikely given that you have to squint to recognise the sponsor logos.

    Red Bull’s driver lineup for 2015 includes Aussie young gun Daniel Ricciardo, who was the only non-Mercedes driver to win races last year while his then teammate and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled. Vettel will drive a Ferrari this year, marking his first season away from Red Bull. Red Bull’s second driver is another young lad, Danny Kvyat from Russia.

    Power issues plagued Red Bull last season as the Renault turbo V6 engine didn’t have the outright grunt of the Mercedes engines, however things should be different this season. Red Bull is now Renault’s soul engine customer, and this has allowed the car and engine designers to work more closely for better integration of chassis and power unit.

    Reigning world champions Mercedes are tipped to be a dominant force once again this year, while McLaren and Ferrari have four world champion drivers in total and should be strong. More will be revealed once the lights go out in Melbourne next month, marking the start of the 2015 F1 season.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos/ Viral

    LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race (VIDEO)

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    New hybrid hypercar Ferrari LaFerrari faces off against the mighty Bugatti Veyron in a viral video LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race. 

    If it’s to be believed that these new-age hybrid supercars are really better than the old-fashioned gas guzzlers that preceded them, they have to at least be faster. While the Bugatti Veyron still holds the record for the fastest production car in the world, it takes the old girl a long time and a lot of space to reach that mind-boggling 267mph velocity.

    The Veyron in this particular video isn’t the world record spec car, it’s the lesser 1001hp variant that originally set the 252mph record. Still, that should be enough to see off a pesky Ferrari that uses Prius technology and is only rated at 350km/h, right? Well, it’s not that simple, while the Veyron produces more than the Ferrari’s 963hp from it’s monster 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, it’s significantly heavier and hence shouldn’t be as accelerative. The LaFerrari only takes around 15 seconds to reach 186mph, while the Veyron should take around 20 seconds.

    Enough theory, check out the video to see which car wins.

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  • Green Driving/ News

    Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari 458 drag race (VIDEO)

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    Extreme new 691hp Tesla Model S P85D takes on the Ferrari 458 supercar in a drag race.

    We know what the new all-paw Tesla Model S P85D can do to a Ferrari 575 when its accelerator pedal is mashed into the carpet, but how about the newer and more powerful mid-engine 458?

    The Ferrari 458 is powered by a 570hp 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine with rear-wheel drive while the Tesla features four electric motors to deliver a whopping 691hp. Which will win? Watch the video below.

    Yes, the Italian petrol-guzzler won but the Tesla didn’t do too poorly at all. The electric all-wheel drive super sedan leaped ahead of the Ferrari instantly and stayed several car lengths ahead until the two cars were well into triple digit speeds. So unless you’re on a race track or a road without speed limits, the Tesla is the faster car.

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  • Humor/ Videos

    Old guy wants a Lamborghini supercar with cat badges (VIDEO)

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    Old guy tries to get a good deal on a Lamborghini supercar by taking off all the unnecessary equipment in hilarious prank video.

    You’re old, retired and looking for a new toy to cruise the streets in. Only problem is, modern supercars like Lamborghinis, Ferraris and McLarens all come with lots of stuff a pensioner doesn’t really need. Like a big powerful engine, special paint, chrome exhaust pipes and airbags…. If you got the dealer to remove all these useless items then the car would be more affordable, right?

    Another problem with supercars is that they’ve all got showy badges that shout ‘midlife crisis’. And why would you want a badge with a prancing horse or raging bull on it, when the animal you really like is cats?

    This prank video sees a guy acting as an old bloke – that’s maybe losing his marbles slightly – try to get a good deal on a Ferrari and Lamborghini supercar in the most unusual of ways….

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  • Green Driving/ Super Cars/ Videos

    Tesla Model S destroys Ferrari in street race (VIDEO)

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    691hp Tesla Model S P85D embarrasses a V12 Ferrari 575 in a street race.

    What ever happened to the phrase ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’? Well, the techno-wizards from Tesla completely rewrote the rulebook with the 416hp BMW M5-rivalling Model S P85 electric car. That game-changer is rear-drive only, but now Tesla has launched an all-wheel drive version with a thumping 691hp – the same as a Lamborghini Aventador.

    The Tesla Model S P85D will sprint to 62mph in a scarcely believable 3-ish seconds and can absolutely haul arse. And it doesn’t emit any nasty atmosphere-polluting chemicals or make any real noise. It’s also incredibly luxurious with an interior that the Back to the Future movie directors couldn’t even have imagined. It really does it all. Relentlessly quick, environmentally friendly with unbelievable tech and design from such a young company.

    The best thing though, is that it’ll worry most supercars and make mince-meat out of a 508hp V12 Ferrari 575. Here’s video evidence of that.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Ferrari FXX K on track in Abu Dhabi (VIDEO)

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    Limited edition 1035hp LaFerrari based Ferrari FXX K race car laps Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.

    Before Ferrari officially announced its race-car version of the LaFerrari hybrid hyper car, rumours speculated that the model would ditch the V12 engine for a modified version of Ferrari’s 1.6-litre turbo V6 Formula One motor.

    Were glad those rumours turned out to be false and a naturally aspirated V12 remained at the heart of the FXX K, because not even the latest F1 cars can match the aural lunacy pouring from the exhaust pipes of the latest V12 racer from Maranello.

    Combined power output from the musical V12 with electrical assistance is 1035hp – 72hp more than the LaFerrari -, weight is down thanks to a bare-bones interior, and those odd-looking dual rear wings help the FXX K produce 50 per cent more downforce than the car it’s based on.

    Now, listen to it turn petrol into rather loud noises – it’s FxxKing fantastic (yes, we went there).

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  • Super Cars

    Nissan trolls Ferrari by offering Deadmau5 a replacement to the “Purrari”

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    DJ superstar Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) is becoming a controversial figure in the past week.

    You must have seen the infamous Purrari by now, right? It’s a Ferrari 458 Italia convertible designed as a tribute to the internet meme, the Nyan cat, in the most over the top car wrap EVER.

    However, it seems Ferrari aren’t too happy with the DJ as a “cease and desist” letter by Ferrari of North America in an attempt to restore the 458 to its original white coloured wrap. Basically get rid of the Nyan Car design forever.

    Despite going through a legal battle with Disney at the moment over his Deadmau logo (similar to Mickey Mouse), Zimmerman wasted no time letting his feeling known on Twitter.

     

    We’re sad to see the Nyan cat go but good guys Nissan quickly came to the rescue and them this sick Nyan Cat Nissan GT-R below.

    — deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 4, 2014

    Now, that is Nissan trolling Ferrari on social media to the max.

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    Which wrap would you go for? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • News

    A Ferrari 250 GTO Just Sold for a World Record Auction Price

    The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that went up for auction yesterday during the Bonhams sale at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering finally sold for $38,115,000, setting a new record for the highest price paid for a car at auction. The previous record was $29,650,000, paid last year for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula One car raced by Juan Manual Fangio.

    The classic Ferrari, bearing chassis #3851 GT, failed to meet predictions that it could become the most expensive car in the world, a title held by a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO thattraded hands last year for a staggering $52 million in a private sale.

    The Ferrari 250 GTO is currently the Holy Grail of collector cars, with only 39 ever made, some with impressive pedigrees. What also makes the 250 GTO special is that it was both a road car and race car, making it the pinnacle in Ferrari design and engineering at its launch.

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    Four of the core group of 35 cars, those with 1962-63 style bodywork, were later converted into lower, flatter, longer-nosed ‘64 body form. So 31 of the original series have survived, of which only 28 cars have the 3.0-liter V-12 engine as true ‘250’ GTOs, and three with 4-liter V-12 engines as ‘330’ GTOs.

    This particular car was the 19th 250 GTO to be built, and it’s been in the one family’s care for no fewer than 49 years from 1965 until now. It left Ferrari’s factory in September of 1962 and was delivered to its first owner, French racing driver Jo Schlesser, to be co-driven by himself and French ski Champion Henri Oreiller in the 1962 Tour de France. The pair challenged for victory and finished an honorable second overall.

    The car was then crashed during a race at Montlhery Autodrome, just south of Paris, but was repaired and sold to gentleman driver Paolo Colombo the next year. It was then sold two more times, ending up in 1965 with Fabrizio Violati who said he saved the car from the scrapheap. Violati drove it right into the 2000s after which he chose to leave it in the hands of the Maranello Rosso Museum.

    If you missed out on this 250 GTO and are itching to unload some serious money on a car, another 250 GTO is currently up for sale in Germany. It has an asking price of 47.6 million euros (approximately $62.7 million), including Germany’s 19 percent Value Added Tax, which, if someone buys it, will make it the most expensive car in the world.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Videos

    Ferraris Attract Other Men…Not Women (VIDEO)

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    There have been a lot of Youtube videos of men picking up women in Ferrari’s to expose Gold Diggers. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth as this guy points out in the following video. If you want to pick up men (not women) go out in an exotic car and prepare to be hit on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNWiS16mgCw

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  • Super Cars

    Meet North America’s First LaFerrari (VIDEO)

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    Ferrari’s LaFerrari supercar has finally made its way to North America, with the car’s local launch taking place in Mont-Tremblant in Canada. The launch took place during the Ferrari Racing Days event held at the Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant late last month, where the LaFerrari was able to stretch its legs alongside a number of Ferrari’s retired race cars and XX experimental cars.

    MUST SEE: Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Destroyed By Hotel Valet: Gallery

    Ferrari hasn’t mentioned who the owner is, but the automaker did upload a brief clip of the car to its Instagram account (see below). YouTube user 3370985 also uploaded a video showing the car performing some high-speed fly-bys.

    Now that the LaFerrari has started delivery in North America, we’re likely to see a handful more show up soon. The U.S. is Ferrari’s single biggest market, after all, so we would expect a few LaFerraris to make it over.

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    In case you’ve forgotten, the LaFerrari is powered by an advanced hybrid system pairing a big, naturally-aspirated V-12 engine with electric drive and regenerative systems. The engine displaces 6.3 liters and musters up a staggering 789 horsepower on its own. An electric motor helps boost that output to 950 horsepower, which is the LaFerrari’s stated peak power.

    DON’T MISS: Did A Ferrari LaFerrari Just Catch Fire?

    Not many people can claim to have driven the LaFerrari, and only a handful of journalists have got behind its wheel. Most that have been lucky enough to drive it describe it as having seemingly infinite power, impeccable handling and an insane engine note.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Official Details On The $4.2 Million Ferrari F12 TRS (VIDEO)

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    Ferrari has chosen to limit the number of cars it builds each year to just 7,000 units but to increase revenues the company is offering more personalization options, ranging from unique trim elements in the cabin right up to unique, coachbuilt cars. The latter option is offered through the ultra-exclusive Special Projects program, aimed at Ferrari’s most loyal customers, and the results of the program are stunning one-offs like this latest Ferrari F12 TRS. It made its debut last week during the annual Ferrari Cavalcade driving tour, which this year took place in Sicily.

    Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the car was developed at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. One of the initial inspirations for the project was the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. In fact, the F12 TRS is Ferrari design chief Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Center team’s modern, innovative take on that legendary car’s spirit and pays homage to it in the “TRS” part of its title.

    Though previously thought to feature a KERS-style hybrid system, Ferrari has confirmed that the F12 TRS features the same powertrain and performance specs as the stock F12 Berlinetta on which it’s based. This means power still comes from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine tuned to deliver 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. This ensures 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 211 mph.

    ALSO SEE: Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Revealed, Likely Hints At R36 GT-R

    As for the design, from the leading edge of the typically sharp Ferrari nose, aggressively sculpted forms flow back over the hood, while a low, wraparound windscreen forms a long dark band of glass in contrast to the car’s body. The engine’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the hood, while the aerobridge that normally sits above the rear fender on the F12 Berlinetta is now gone, allowing for the open-top design of the car.

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    At the rear, designers have added an evolved version of Ferrari’s T-shaped graphic that characterizes the F12 Berlinetta’s standard tail. A smooth ramp runs from the central tunnel too, linking interior and exterior and creating a longitudinal aerodynamic channel to deliver an innovative Venturi effect completed by a vent under the spoiler.

    Inside, a minimalist look was adopted. Even some of the controls for the likes of the air conditioning, for instance, have been cut back, while the glove box, central air vents, mats, audio system, window controls have all been removed. Trim materials include carbon fiber with a matte finish, leather and Alcantara.

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    The cost of the F12 TRS is believed to be close to $4.2 million. While the price may seem exorbitant, especially considering it’s about triple the asking price of Ferrari’s LaFerrari flagship, it is in line with what previous Special Project cars have cost. Interestingly, another Special Projects car was revealed just weeks ago. Also based on the F12 Berlinetta, the car is called the Ferrari SP America and is thought to feature a removable targa-style roof.

    The Ferrari Cavalcade where the F12 TRS made its debut is a driving event for Ferrari owners from around the world. The first event was held in Emilia Romagna in 2012 and last year participants enjoyed a tour of the most spectacular parts of Tuscany.

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  • Super Cars

    Is The LaFerrari The Greatest Ferrari Ever? (VIDEO)

    LaFerrari Is the Greatest Ferrari Ever?

    Finally. It’s here at last. The 949hp LaFerrari attempts to earn the title as the ultimate Ferrari, combining a immensely powerful V12 with electric to make the world’s most exciting hybrid.

    Watch EVO compare the LaFerrari compare it to it’s hypercar rivals, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1.

    You’ll have to agree after watching this that the LaFerrari is more incredible than anyone ever imagined.

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari’s 458 Replacement To Be Turbocharged

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    Ferrari has started work on the replacement for the 458 Italia, with the hardcore Speciale unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show thought to be the final version of the 458 and possibly the last of the automaker’s cars to be powered by a naturally aspirated V-8.
    Yes, Ferrari’s 458 replacement is expected to adopt a twin-turbocharged engine,possibly with a V-6 configuration. The move is in response to tougher fuel economy and emissions regulations, but also due to competition from McLaren’s latest 650S and previous 12C, which have proven to be more formidable on the track than Ferrari’s 458 Italia and 458 Speciale (the McLarens’ twin-turbo V-8 mills are notorious for producing prodigious amounts of low-end torque).DON’T MISS: Teen Drives Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Into Texas Pool: Video

    A test mule for Ferrari’s 458 replacement was spotted in northern Europe recently, but this was still in the very early stages of development. It is likely being used to calibrate traction and stability systems; the mule was first spotted driving on a frozen lake.

    Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The new car it will eventually spawn won’t be a direct replacement for the 458 but rather a substantial update, meaning a common chassis. Ferrari did the same with the California’s transformation into the California T, and we saw something similar with the 458 Italia’s predecessor, the F430, which shared its chassis with its own predecessor, the 360 Modena.

    With the 458 first hitting the scene in 2009, it’s likely we’ll see its replacement late next year.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Weekly Car Porn Black and White Style By Web2Carz (PHOTOS)

    Weekly Car Porn Black and White Style By Web2Carz (PHOTOS)

    For Web2Carz’  fourth week of Car Porn, they have ten black-and-white beauties. Because for every yin, there is a smokin’ hot yang out there too! So look at these cars for hours on end — you’re only helping yourself find an inner balance.

    Let’s start with a matte black Rolls-Royce Phantom.

    Phantom

    The definition of “all black, everything.” (Source)

    A street car named Porsche

    street porsche

    Bonus points if you can name the city it’s in. (Use the comments below!) (Source)

    This vintage Lamborgini looks very naughty.

    vintage lamborghini

    White doesn’t always mean purity (Source)

    An ebony El Camino

    El Camino

    The Way, indeed. (Source)

    McLaren MP4-12C in white? Yes please.

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    Really, I’d take it in any color. (Source)

    These Ferarris are both black and white at the same time!

    two is better

    That means they are grey. And soooo pretty. (Source)

    An Aston Martin

    aston martin

    Shining bright like a diamond (Source)

    Our favorite pony cars off to a black-tie event

    muscle cars

    They are dressed to impress, no? (Source)

    White Mercedes, red interior

    Mercedes

    A LITTLE RED IS FINE BY ME! (Source)

    Ebony AND ivory …

    Challenger

    live together in perfect harmony … (Source)

    via: Sarah Shaw – Web2Carz

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  • Super Cars

    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

    Italian car giants revealed the new and improved Ferrari California with the Ferrari California T model at the Geneva Motor Show. With 49% more torque and reduced emmissions…Check it out the video and photos…

     

    The second major update for the convertible Ferrari California model, introduces a new twin-turbocharged V8engine to the range, as well as a significantly re-styled front and rear end. Making its debut at the Geneva motor show, the new California is the first turbocharged Ferrari since the F40.

    Ferrari is claiming that the new engine, a 3855cc direct injection V8, has ‘virtually no turbo lag’ thanks to a new Variable Boost Management system, and that it has ‘the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded’. Torque rises by 49 per cent over the outgoing model, with fuel consumption down by around 15 per cent. Performance is also improved, with 0-62mph coming up in 3.6 seconds (down from 3.8), with a top speed of 196mph (up from 193mph).

    Ferrari will build the new engine in the same factory as the twin-turbo Maserati V8, but the company is quick to point out that it’s far from the same engine. Although it undoubtedly has commonality, the engine is slightly larger in capacity, and features a flat-plane crankshaft for optimum performance. Peak power and torque comes much later in the powerband too, with 552bhp at 7500rpm and 557lb ft at 4750rpm. Full engine details will be released at the Geneva motor show.

    Read Full Article at Evo.co.uk

    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
    Up Close With The Ferrari California T At Geneva 2014 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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  • News

    Ferrari To Build Amazing Theme Park In PortAventura Resort Spain

    Ferrari To Build Amazing Theme Park In PortAventura Resort Spain

    Ferrari has announced plans to build a new theme park inside the PortAventura resort located near Barcelona, Spain.

    Set to open its doors sometime in 2016, the new Ferrari Land theme park will cover no less than 75,000 square meters and will include the fastest-accelerating and highest vertical roller-coaster on the old continent. In addition, the world’s first Ferrari-themed five-star hotel will be constructed within the PortAventura resort and will have 250 rooms, restaurants as well as a driving simulator.

    Ferrari chose this location because PortAventura attracts approximately four million visitors every year, with half of them coming from outside Spain. The entire project will require an overall investment of 100 million euros and will be a follow-up to the Ferrari World theme park in UAE which was inaugurated back in 2010.

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  • Super Cars

    Your Weekly Fix Of Car Porn (PHOTOS)

    Bugatti Veyron Car Porn

    For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Web2Carz will now be bringing you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! Happy hump day, if you know what we mean! For our inaugural week, we have the ten hottest super cars we could find.  

    AventadorThis Aventador of a mocha cappacino. Cars + coffee = love. (Source)

     

    FerarriRed means go in this Ferarri (Source)

     

    Jaguar
    Modeling comes very naturally to the Jaguar XJ220. (Source)

     

    McLaren P1
    Does this P1 look like it’s smiling? How can it NOT be a happy car? (Source)

     

    McLaren P1 And here is a view of an M1’s rear … for good measure. (Source)

     

    Pagani Huayra interior
    Pagani Huayra interior … insides are pretty.

     

    Porsche 911
    This Porsche 911 is our Black Beauty. (Source)

     

    Spyder
    Green accessories? Hell yeah. This Sypder can do whatever the hell it wants. (Source)

     

    Rolls-Royce An all-white Rolls Royce interior. Think of it as a modern-day carriage to roll up to the ball in.

     

    Veyron
    We leave you with this Bugatti Veyron. *No words* (Source)


    By Sarah Shaw – Web2Carz

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari California T Looks Sublime (VIDEO)

    The official unveiling of the Ferrari California T shows some very sexy shapes.

    Described as “the perfect synthesis of sportiness, elegance and technology”, there’s no doubt the new model has a lot of potential.

    The new 8-cylinder turbo engine Ferrari is something many of us will be excited to see more from at the Geneva Car Show.

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    Get teased by the video below

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  • Super Cars

    ‘Ferrari’ is a banned search term in China, but why?

    The Internet has been a boon for car enthusiasts; after all, information about any car ever made is available at a few taps of the keyboard, whenever you’d like. Unfortunately, some Chinese motor heads are not quite as lucky because state censors have been intermittently banning searches for Ferrari on the country’s micro-blogging sites, according to Time.

    The problem has nothing to do with Maranello’s supercars; it’s what they represent. The Prancing Horse has become the symbol for so-called “princelings,” wealthy young Chinese who use their parents’ privileges in the Communist elite to afford luxuries.

    The first bout of censorship came in 2011 when the son of then-high-ranking politician Bo Xilai was spotted cruising around Beijing in a red Ferrari, a vehicle much more expensive than he should have been able to afford. It started trending on Chinese social media, and censors began blocking searches for Ferrari in the car’s red color. The Italian brand was censored again briefly in 2012 when a Chinese investor crashed his Prancing Horse into two other cars in Singapore.

    It happened again in 2012 when the son of a top Communist party official was killed when he crashed his black Ferrari in Beijing. The crash was barely covered in state media but became such a hot topic on social networks for Ferrari to be banned again.

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  • Super Cars

    Turbo Power: Meet The New Turbocharged Ferrari California T (VIDEO)

    Ferrari has revealed its new, turbocharged California, the California T, which debuts next month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and sees the Prancing Horse return to turbocharged power for the first time since the legendary F40 supercar of the 1980s. Yes, 2014 marks a new era for Ferrari, both on and off the track, and that era is one focused on efficiency as well as performance.

    Ferrari has dropped hints about a return to turbocharged power for its road cars for several years now, explaining in the past that such a move was inevitable in a world of stricter emissions and fuel consumption regulations. And as we’ve seen with the LaFerrari hybrid, Ferrari has ruled out nothing in terms of technology as it works to keep high-performance a priority while reducing fuel consumption simultaneously.

    DON’T MISS: Satan Starts Car Collection With 8 Corvettes As Sinkhole Collapses Under Museum

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    Ferrari hasn’t released full details on its new California T but the automaker has confirmed the car’s engine delivers 552 horsepower and a massive 556 pound-feet of torque. Better still, Ferrari says the engine has a torque curve that increases constantly across the rev range and delivers a soundtrack of an intensity never before achieved by a turbocharged mill.

    The engine is an upgraded version of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 used in the Maserati Quattroporte, which is actually built at Ferrari’s engine plant in Maranello. Compared to the former California’s naturally-aspirated 4.3-liter V-8, the engine in the California T is delivering 49 percent more torque but is using around 15 percent less fuel. EPA fuel economy will be released closer to the sales launch later this year.

    ALSO SEE: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Sells For $39.55 Million

    Owners can expect 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.6 seconds and a top speed in excess of 195 mph. Stopping power comes from carbon ceramic brakes while aiding the handling are new springs and dampers. The car is still rather heavy, unfortunately, with the dry weight coming in at more than 3,500 pounds.

    ferrari-california_t

    Rather than being a completely new model, the California T is an update of the current California, or “modificato” as they say in Italy. The retractable hard-top roof remains but the styling has been refined for the front and rear sections of the car, incorporating a mix of classic and modern touches.

    The headlights are clearly influenced by the units on other contemporary Ferraris while the side, for example, gets the legendary 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling. Thankfully, the ugly exhaust tips and plastic decoration of the former California are now gone, replaced by a much more elegant solution. The cabin has also been modernized, with the key feature being a new infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display. The 2+2 seating configuration has been retained, though.

    Stay tuned for the full reveal of the Ferrari California T at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show on March 4.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Top 10s

    Finalist Announced For World Car Of The Year! Who Gets your Vote? (PHOTOS)

    World Car of the Year finalists announced

    The upcoming New York International Auto Show will see the awards giving out for the world car of the year. The finalist in a range of categories have been announced. Here are the 11 finalists for the 2014 World Car of The Year in the ‘Performance’ category. Which model get’s your vote?

    Volkswagen Golf GTI
    World Car of the Year finalists announced

    Porsche 911 Turbo World Car of the Year finalists announcedDont Miss >> Supercar Showdown: Porsche 911 Turbo VS McLaren 12C (VIDEO)

    Porsche 911 GT3 World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Watch the New Porsche 911 GT3 Video Review | (VIDEO)

    Mercedes-Benz A/CLA45 AMG World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Mercedes-Benz Unveil The GLA45 AMG ‘Concept’ in L.A.

    Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Which Lamborghini Aventador Is the Best? The Coupe vs The Roadster? Who You Got? (VIDEO)

    Ford Fiesta ST World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Watch the Making of The Real Life ‘Ford Fiesta’ Transformer In Epic Time Lapse Video

    Ferrari 458 Speciale
    World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Behold: The Ferrari 458 Speciale

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Meet the New 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 Live At The Detroit Auto Show (LIVESTREAM)

    BMW M6 Gran Coupe World Car of the Year finalists announced>> Watch the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe New TV Commercial

    Audi RS 6 Avant World Car of the Year finalists announced

    Alfa Romeo 4C World Car of the Year finalists announced>> See The New Alfa Romeo 4C Images Revealed

    Who has your vote?

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  • Celebrity Cars

    He’s Gone And Done It: Deadmau5 Wraps His Ferrari In Nyan Cat Wrap! (PHOTOS)

    Deadmau5's Nyan Cat Ferrari

    We previously reported that artist Deadmau5 was planning to wrap his Ferrari 458 Spider in a nyan cat wrap. Well he was not kidding as you can see in the attached images. Have to say this is definitely the most unique wrap we have ever seen on a Ferrari or is there a wrap which you know of which beats this?

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    He is also confirmed for this year’s Gumball for which he is planning to take a BAC Mono. But we’d imagine this would be one of his alternatives. So what do you guys think of the nyan cat wrap? A yes or a no?

    1Deadmau5's Nyan Cat Ferrari

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari 250 TR sells for $40m (PHOTOS)

    Ferrari 250 TR sells for £24m (PHOTOS)

    Ferrari 250 TR sells for £24m (PHOTOS)

    Here’s an opportunity to gloss over the nightmares you’ve no doubt been having about those 2014 Formula One nosecones and their assorted ‘appendages’*. It’s a chance to look at a very pretty Ferrari that’s just sold for a record £24 million ($40million). Ching, and indeed, ching.

    It’s 1961 Formula One world champion Phil Hill’s old racer; the car he raced along with Peter Collins to win the 1958 12hrs of Sebring, and therefore comes with proper racing pedigree.

    It’s also ruinously, sucker-punch, crazy expensive, topping the £20.2 million paid in 2012 for a Ferrari 250 GTO. It’s the most expensive ever car sold in Britain, no less.

    Derbyshire dealer Tom Hartley Jnr bought the car from a businessman named Eric Heerema, and sold it on to an anonymous buyer, achieving that eye-watering price tag thanks to its ‘unmolested’, totally original condition. Underneath sits a 3.0-litre V12 engine with 300bhp – the same as an Opel Astra OPC Cup car, if you want a surprising comparison – that’s good for a 0-60mph sprint of around six seconds and top speed of 167mph.

    In fact, its so good, noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini describes this exact model – chassis 0704 – to be one of the top five Ferraris on the planet. “It is so valuable because it is totally unmolested and not restored, genuine and very original. It also comes with a fantastic history which is most important.”

    Ah yes, history. This 250 TR raced at the 1957 Le Mans race, running as high as 2nd place but failed to finish. Under Hill and Collins’s stewardship the following year however, the car picked up two wins – the 1,000km Buenos Aires and 12hrs of Sebring – to help the factory cars win four of the six races to secure Ferrari’s third consecutive World Sportscar Championship constructor’s title.

    It was then sold to an American customer who drove it to 16 race victories across the pond, before it was donated to the Ford Dearborn Museum in 1967, where it stayed for 30 years.

    “I believe the Ferrari market will continue to go up as more and more wealthy people need to reinvest their cash, but there are not many top quality cars available” says Massini. Where will it end?

    *shudders

    Ferrari 250 TR sells for £24m (PHOTOS)

    Ferrari 250 TR sells for £24m (PHOTOS)

    Pics via SWNS.com

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari 458 Speciale On-Board Drive Will Cure You of Tinnitus (VIDEO)

    Ferrari 458 Speciale

    Or at least it will make you forget about it for the three minutes that the video posted below lasts for. The clip features Ferrari’s latest and greatest non-hybrid driver’s car that is said to not only be an improvement over the standard 458, but more of a new car in its own right: the cleverly dubbed Speciale. Read more »

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  • Super Cars

    McLaren’s 12C-Based Response to Ferrari 458 Speciale will Arrive this Year with 650HP

    McLaren is preparing a souped-up version of its 12C coupe that will launch this year targeting the Ferrari 458 Speciale. According to preliminary information, the new car will be sold as a stand-alone model and will be positioned above the 12C in McLaren’s lineup.

    A report from Autocar says the new model will deliver on-road performance that will exceed that of the Ferrari 458 Speciale. According to an unnamed source, the car will be based on the same carbon fiber Monocell as the 12C and will be powered by an uprated version of the same 3.8-liter V8 engine delivering around 650hp.The hot McLaren is expected to feature a very different style from the 12C and to be influenced from the P1 hypercar, particularly at the front end. Styling changes will focus mainly on aerodynamics. “The 12C is already incredible, but the P1 was designed as the ultimate car aerodynamically, and those lessons can help every car in the range,” the source mentioned.

    The interior will also be upgraded compared to the MP4-12C and the car should be equipped with standard carbon-ceramic brakes and other performance-enhancing modifications.

    The Ferrari 458 Speciale is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine producing 597hp (605PS) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The car sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds, from zero to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.1 seconds, while top speed is 325 km/h (202 mph).

    By Dan Mihalascu

    Note: McLaren 12C GT Sprint race car pictured

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  • News

    Rusty Old Ferrari Could Fetch Over $2 million At Auction

    Ferrari 330 GTS barn find © Courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mike Maez.

    There are two things that strike us about so-called ‘barn finds’. One – how do you actually ‘lose’ a car, only to discover it a number of years later? And two – how come we never stumble across an old motor when touring the countryside?

    Clearly we’re looking in the wrong barns.

    What is a ‘barn find’?

    That said, the term ‘barn find’ tends to cover many bases these days. In the past, a genuine ‘barn find’ would either be covered in weeds, a thick layer of dust or literally having a tree growing through the chassis.

    Today, a ‘barn find’ can include anything from a car that’s been stored in a back garden for a few years, to a restoration project that simply never got started.

    Ferrari 330 GTS barn find © Courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mike Maez.

    Which brings us neatly on to this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. It’s second owner clearly had good intentions, but the fact that it has remained untouched for 40 years means that the current owners never made good on their promise.

    This wonderfully aged Ferrari 330 GTS was sold by its original owner after a small fire broke out in the engine bay. It was sold with a view to it being restored…

    That was 40 years ago…

    What is a Ferrari 330 GTS?

    The Ferrari 330 GTS is a rare thing. The ‘spider’ version of the 330 GTC Coupe replaced the 275 GTS in the range and was unveiled in 1966, just prior to the 1966 Paris Salon.

    The Pininfarina-designed 330 GTC/GTS is arguably one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever created, with a grille that was clearly inspired by the 500 Superfast from a few years earlier. The open-top GTS lost none of the GTC Coupe’s charm.

    Power came from a 4.0-litre V12 engine, producing 300hp and capable of propelling the elegant open sports car to a top speed of 150mph. Production continued until 1968, when it was replaced by the 4.4-litre Ferrari 365 GTS.

    What is the appeal of this Ferrari 330 GTS?

    Only 99 examples were built, making this discovery truly remarkable. Even more so when you consider it was number five off the production line and has only completed 23,000 miles during its 47-year existence.

    Ferrari 330 GTS barn find © Courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mike Maez.

    But following the fire and years of neglect, the Ferrari is presented in a rather tired condition. The auctioneers, Gooding & Company, are listing the vehicle as “an exciting candidate for a concours-quality restoration”, which we have to say leaves us feeling slightly uncomfortable.

    Surely the major appeal of this ‘barn find’ is that it’s presented in its original condition. For sure, bringing it up to concours condition would create a beautiful example of a low-mileage 330 GTS, but wouldn’t that destroy its wonderful patina?

    How much is the Ferrari 330 GTS expected to fetch at auction?

    That said, there might not be too much room for a profit on this particular 330 GTS. It’s expected to fetch in the region of $2,000,000 (£1,220,000) when it goes to auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    And given that a beautifully restored 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS fetched $1,900,000 (£1,160,000) at auction in Texas last April, this unrestored example is likely to be purchased by a serious collector with deep pockets.

    Ferrari 330 GTS barn find © Courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mike Maez.

    It’s a rare and beautiful thing and it might just set the tone for another year of crazy auction prices.

    In the meantime, we’re off to take a look inside some old, derelict barns…
    via MSNcars

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  • Super Cars/ Tech

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts

    These iPhone Speakers Are Made From Supercar Exhausts
    When it comes to sound docks, it’s all about quality. After that, it’s about how it looks. Sound docks, in my opinion, serve as not only essential gadgets but pieces of furniture.

    The only thing better than a stylish sound dock is this Ferrari exhaust pipe that doubles as one. iXoost, an Italy-based company, is responsible for the unique design behind the Ferrari exhaust pipe sound dock.

    “iXoost also offers its own music playing app, designed to complement the speaker system. With Coordinated graphics and technical HQs, the app matches the custom design of each recycled exhaust.” – Car Buzz

    The pipes are taken from original classics such as F1 racing classics like  the 1978 Cosworth DFV, 2006 Renault RS26, 2007 Ferrari 056 and more. The docking stations are being offered in either eight speakers, 10 speakers or 12 speakers.

    Looking to add a new piece of furniture to you entertainment system setup? Prepare to put down about $6,900 for iXoost’s latest creation.

    Check out additional photos of the Ferrari exhaust pipe sound dock from iXoost below.

     





     

    Photos courtesy of iXoost,

    via: Elitedaily 

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Wishes He Could Fit In a Ferrari


    The downside to being one of the buffest guys in Hollywood? You can by the Ferrari’s but you can’t fit in them! Just ask Dwayne Johnson…

    The WWE legend and The Fast & Furious star posted this photo and caption on his Facebook page:

    “570 horse power of brilliant Italian engineering + 260lbs of Samoan Black Silverback = another fine ride I don’t fit in. #Ferrari458 Why I’m a pick up truck man”

    Dwayne Johnson Ferrari

     Poor Dwayne. Sure he can fit in plenty other awesome cars!
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  • Celebrity Cars/ Super Cars

    Ferrari Testarossa Driven By Michael Jackson Heads To Barrett-Jackson

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    There will be an excellent opportunity to get lost in the ’80s at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    A 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by Michael Jackson in the 1987 Pepsi commercial “The Chopper” will cross the block along with hundreds of other desirable cars.

    The black Testarossa was converted into a drop-top Spyder by the R. Straman Company of Costa Mesa, California for its television appearance. Behind the seats is a 4.9-liter flat-12 producing 390 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque and red valve covers–hence the name Testarossa, which means “red head” in Italian.

    Barrett-Jackson didn’t list mileage, but the car reportedly received a significant overhaul in February 2013.

    The Testarossa is a quintessentially ’80s car. With its wide, wedge shape and cheese grater-like side intakes, it still makes quite a statement. Whether that statement is positive or not is unclear.

    Built from 1984 to 1991, the Testarossa was probably best known as one of the stars of Miami Vice, It’s even pretty fast by modern standards: it can do 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, and reach a top speed of 180 mph. Granted, that’s not even enough to outrun that other Ferrari supercar of the Reagan era, the F40.

    The Michael Jackson Testarossa joins a horde of other celebrity cars at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, including Simon Cowell’s 2008 Bugatti Veyron, the Hudson Commodore from Driving Miss Daisy, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII driven by the late Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    The First Ever Made La Ferrari Is Put Up For Sale

    The First Ever Made LaFerrari Goes On Sale

    The First Ever Made LaFerrari Goes On Sale
    With only 499 La Ferrari hypercar’s made, you would have struggled to get your hands on a brand new model. But the first La Ferrari has been put up for sale in Germany this week and as it was the first ever made, it is a tad special… and expensive.

    The hybrid supercar has been put up for sale on auction website, SEMCO GmbH. It isn’t a surprise that it will cost a little more than the $1.4 million that the Italian automaker was asking, seen as though it is the first ever car to be produced.

    So if you want to get your hands on the coolest car of the year, you better start bidding, as it is priced at a whopping $3.2 million.

    La Ferrari for sale

    La Ferrari for sale, the first of 499

    La Ferrari for sale, the first of 499

    La Ferrari for sale, the first of 499

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Cop Car Crashes Into Ferrari 458 Spider (VIDEO)

    A policeman crashes into a bright yellow Ferrari 458 Spider in London. A crowd gathers and laughs. How embarrassing…

    Awkwarddd… Crashing your car is embarrassing enough, I for one can’t help but form the shape of an ‘L’ on my forehead whenever I drive past a car that’s clearly been in a bit of a bingle, signalling helpfully that the person who caused the accident is in fact a loser. I presume this is standard proceder. I even have a quiet chuckle to myself and wonder, ‘how hopeless must you be to become involved in this accident?’ Just the other day I saw a young lady drive the wrong way down a one way road, causing a head on collision. Fortunately the two cars were doing little more than 20mph when the accident occurred, so I could make fun of the driver knowing that she wasn’t seriously injured.

    Anyway, just imagine the embarrassment and the number of people making ‘L’ shapes on their foreheads when a policeman crashes his car. Then add a bright yellow, crunched Ferrari 458 Spider and lots of flashing lights into the picture. And a crowd of entertained onlookers. With camera phones. Yep, this cop has crashed the BMW 5 Series squad car into a Ferrari and a crowd has gathered. Surely it would be a good idea to turn the attention-grabbing flashing lights off…?

    Check out the video…

    We feel sorry for the chap who has to explain this to his boss…. Awkward.


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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Watch a 14 year old boy drive a Ferrari 458 Italia (VIDEO)

    When you’re a teen you can only dream of driving a Ferrari. Not for this lucky chap who gets to take the Ferrari 458 for a spin

    Woah, that’s illegal some of you will be crying (17 year old to drive UK) but fortunately for this teen the land is private and its his Dad’s 560bhp Ferrari 458 Italia.

    Jealous!? Of course! Some adults wait their whole life to drive a Ferrari and never get the opportunity and this kid can noon it to his heart’s content on his Dad’s private estate.

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    Watch him below drive the Italian beast with great control and maturity of an experienced adult driver:

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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Is This The Sound Of Ferrari’s 2014 V6 F1 Engine? (VIDEO)

    Is This The Sound Of Ferrari’s 2014 V6 F1 Engine? (VIDEO)

    LaFerrari test mule gets spied at Fiorano running Ferrari’s 2014 V6 turbo F1 engine. It sounds biblical.

    A Ferrari LaFerrari test mule has been spied roaming around Fiorano, and it’s got the neighbors kicking up a bit of a stink. Probably. Y’see, this is no ordinary V12 LaFerrari road car that has to meet strict noise pollution requirements. Oh no, this sweet concoction has what we can assume is Ferrari’s 2014 F1 engine at its heart.

    How can we tell? Well, it’s bloody loud, it definitely isn’t a V8, there are turbocharger whistles going off all over the place, and that roof scoop looks like the central air intake that all F1 cars have. Before you get too excited we should point out that this is probably a one-off car built purely to test the new engine. You won’t be seeing anything like this on the road. Ever.

    Of course, the F1 rules change next year. The naturally aspirated 2.4liter V8s used for the past few years will be replaced by more fuel efficient 1.6liter turbocharged V6 engines. We reckon this V6 motor sounds wicked cool, especially towards the end of the video where the driver gives it the full beans… Take a look.


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  • Celebrity Cars

    Harry Styles Incredible Sports Car Collection Will Make You Super Jealous | (PHOTOS)

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection

    Harry Styles' incredible car collection
    Pop star Harry Styles from One Direction seems to have a car obsession and at only 19 years old he already has an impressive collection!

    This week he was spotted driving another nice model – a vintage 1970’s classic white Ford Capri.
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    It’s not the first flash car he’s been caught driving. We’ve also seen him behind the wheel of more modern cars this year – the Audi R8 Coupe and a Range Rover. Check out the images of Style’s cars – which one is your favourite?
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    Classic Choice: Harry Styles in a vintage Jaguar E-Type
     
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    Audi R8 – living the dream! 
     
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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Behold: The Ferrari 458 Speciale

    It’s the latest track-honed mid engine V8 Ferrari, complete with stripes and 597hp to make it swearword fast! Carhoots have the details.

     

    This, is the latest in a line of lightweight, track-honed mid-engine Ferraris. A successor to the 348 GT Competizione, the 360 Challenge Stradale, and the F430 Scuderia – a group of amazing cars, with stunningly artful names… This car’s name is ‘Special’, and that makes it latest stupidly named supercar to come from Ferrari.

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    But, names probably don’t matter much when you’ve got a 4.5liter naturally aspirated V8 sitting behind your head screaming loudly and violently at 9000rpm. NINE THOUSAND. The Speciale uses a tweaked version of the standard 458’s engine which now produces 597hp (up from 562hp) inching the 458’s horsepower figure ever closer to the McLaren 12C’s thumping 612hp – produced by a V8 with two turbos.

    According to Ferrari its V8 now develops more horsepower per liter than any other normally aspirated road car engine…In The World.

     

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    As you’d imagine, when those power gains are combined with a substantial 90kg weight reduction the 458 becomes a bit more er, special (sorry) and quite quick. 0-62mph takes three seconds flat and 0-124mph is dealt with in just 9.1 seconds, it is swearword fast. Around Ferrari’s own Fiorano test track the Speciale recorded a scorching lap time of 1m23.5 seconds, putting it 1.5 seconds ahead of the standard 458 and just half a second behind the maniacal 730hp F12 Berlinetta.

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    Obviously, with more power and speed comes a higher likelihood of the 458 detaching itself from the ground and becoming an aircraft of sort, so the aerodynamics have been fiddled with, too. The front grille is completely new, as is the new sculptured bonnet which features more ventilation. At the rear you’ll find extra cooling vents, a pair of integrated tailpipes replacing the standard 458’s trademark triple system and a dirty great big racecar-like diffuser for added down force. There are lots of clever hidden active aero bits as well, all of which make the 458 Speciale Ferrari’s most aerodynamic road car yet.

    It all sounds jolly good, but there is however, a bit of a problem. It seems that the Ferrari boffins have been reading the Carhoots blog, because this special 458 employs something called ‘Side Slip Control’. It is essentially another acronym to help the car’s brain control slides more accurately by using the traction control and electronic differential to shuffle power across the back axle. And I invented the system. Sort of…

    Now, I’m not going to make a big deal out of this like an angry old woman at a supermarket, but if you’re reading this Ferrari executives – which you are, obviously -, this is my message to you: if you’ll allow me to spend a day oversteering your new 458 Speciale and destroying a set of its new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres, we can forget about this whole, slightly embarrassing, occurrence – you know how to contact me.

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    With that out of the way we can now discuss the 458 Speciale’s incredibly beautiful interior. Naturally, inside it’s much like the standard 458 but with more carbon fiber, more redness, more general coolness and less pointless carpet. It’s very racy.

    Dorky name aside, the 458 Speciale is a seriously cool car, and we want one. Quite badly.

     

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  • Celebrity Cars

    The 16 Hottest Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)

    The Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)

    The Cars of the Kardashians! | (PHOTOS)
    Whether you love or hate them, the Kardashians are one of the most entertaining families in the world. But while Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, Kris, Rob, Bruce and Scott (We think that’s everybody) might be better at entertaining us on our TV sets, they are also pretty good when it comes to choosing great cars!

    So, In honour of the Kardashians and them being the hottest family on the planet we bring you the best cars from the Kardashians…

    Kylie Jenner’s Matte Mercedes G Wagon

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    A couple weeks ago young Kylie Jenner took her Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon in for a restyle from metallic to matte and tweeted ‘Thank you @spinimaging for matting my G!! I can’t stop staring at it’. It is apparently worth $125,000 and guess what… Kylie isn’t legal to drive yet!!!

     

    Kim’s Ferrari 458 Italia

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    Now it would be fair to say that Kim Kardashian knows her stuff when it comes to cars! The soon to be mother of Kanye West’s child has had way too many incredible cars for us to show you. But here are a few…

    Kim in Kanye’s Mercedes SLR Mclaren

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    Kims Ferrari F430

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    Yep, another Ferrari for Kim. We told you she does it right!

    Kanye’s Lamborghini Aventador

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    Kanye might not to be married into the Kardashian klan yet but this Lamborghini was a gift from Kim which was later crashed into the gates of their home by a friend. You can check that out here.

    ‘Kimyes Rolls’

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    Khole Kardashians Rolls Royce

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    Not to be outdone by here big sister, Khloe has been spotted in this white Rolls Royce where she tweeted a photo with her little sister Kendall.

    Khloes Range Rover

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    Khloe loves designing her home but also loves cars too and has been seen in a bunch of Range Rovers whether it is white or black they’ve had them all.

    Kris Jenners Mercedes-Benz G Wagon

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    ‘Momager’ Kris Jenner like daugther Kendall also drivers a G Wagon! Hell, it might even be the same one, it is difficult to keep up with this family! At least they keep the paparazzi guessing!

    Kylie Jenner’s Chevy Camero

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    Kylie posted this styish photo to the blog she shares with sister Kendall. We aren’t sure if it is hers or not, but if it is, great choice Kylie and we are super jealous!

    The Kardashian Driveway!

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    Kendall Jenner only yesterday tweeted this photo from the Kardashian Driveway captioned ‘Do we have enough cars?’ Well Kendall… yeh!!! I think you do!

    Scott Disick’s Ferrari

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    Unlike younger sister Kim, Kourtney Kardashian keeps it low key with the car she drives, but boyfriend Scott Disick certainly makes up for it with his array of fine cars!

    Scott Disick’s Rolls Royce

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    Yet another Rolls Royce on the list of Kardashian cars. This custom white Rolls of Scott is super stylish, but like Kim, it is one of many!!

    Kourtney & Scotts Ferrari Italia

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    This is the only real picture we could find of Kourtney in an awesome car! No surprise that boyfriend Scott is  looking out no damage is done to one of his toys!

     

    Scott Disick’s Chrome Audi R8

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    One of the more eye catching cars on the list is Disick’s incredibly shiny Audi R8 with a chrome finish!

    Bruce Jenner’s Mercedes-Benz

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    Last but not least, In a family of characters and chaos Bruce Jenner keeps things low key on the screen and he does behind the wheel too with this modest Mercedes!

    So there you have it! Possibly the longest list of Kardashian Cars you will find! If you find a longer one, let us know, or if you would like to see some Kardashian cars added to the list, just get in touch with us! Something tells us that this won’t be the last we see of Kardashians driving around in fine cars!

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  • Super Cars

    Ferrari LaFerrari: Pictures and Video

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    It finally here! The car that has had everyone on tenterhooks for months, the fastest-ever supercar electric hybrid has finally been released today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Ferrari LaFerrari is in town! Carhoots have the latest stunning pictures and the official LaFerrari launch video.

    It’s the fastest and most advanced model the company has ever produced packing a massive 950bhp – getting that extra umph from it’s with a 161bhp electric motor.

    The headline performance figures speak for themself:

    -0-62mph time of ‘less than 3sec’

    -0-124mph time of ‘under 7sec’

    -It is faster than the iconic Ferrari Enzo and F12 Berlinetta

    To put those above stats into perspective, it can lap the it can lap Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in Italy in under 1 minute 20 secs- which 5 seconds faster than the Enzo.

    That is our quick run through of the stats, now we’ll finally let the pictures do the talking:

    Ferrari LaFerrari Pictures
    Taking centre stage at Geneva – taking the limelight away from the McLaren P1

    LaFerrari Supercar- carhoots
    What’s under that bonnet? Ferrari’s powerful 6.3-litre V-12 engine

    Ferrari LaFerrari Picture
    Closeup of its curves built from the unique new carbon fiber monocoque

    LaFerrari backend
    Active aerodynamics constantly at work – diffusers and rear spoiler

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