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Surely, you guys are all familiar with the scene when a local store goes out of business: usually, a big “CLEARANCE SALE” shows up, waving you inside, urging you to make a last-minute shopping before it closes up for good and you miss all the good stuff you could’ve bought back when it was still in business. Well, this may be some kind of business strategy for some in the hopes of increasing their sales before that “closing date”.
This scenario is actually very similar with how Ferrari goes on with its business – not that we’re saying this automotive tycoon is going out of business because we don’t think it ever will. The point is, Ferrari likes making these “last chance” vibe every now and then, especially with their hypercars, making you feel sorry for not being able to purchase one when you had the chance. But of course, this “last chance” strategy works really well (apparently for those who can afford these hypercars) and only means that there’s something better in store – the latest example is the Ferrari LaFerrari.
According to Ferrari Chief Technology Officer Michael Leiters, a better replacement (read: faster and stronger) of the Ferrari LaFerrari is in the works, and may be available three to five years from now. From reports, this new hypercar will come with more innovative technologies but will also be practical for road use. Looks like we’ll have to make another countdown, eh?Read the entire article Successor of Ferrari LaFerrari in the works – coming three to five years from now
The Ferrari 250 GTO is a classic indeed. This model was produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 to be used in the Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. The 250 indicates the displacement in cubic centimeters of each cylinder, while GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologato” (or Grand Touring - Homologated in English).
Within two years, only 39 units of the specific model were manufactured. Most of them, 33 to be specific were built within the first year, and were given the title Series I. In 1964, three units of the Series II were built with a bodywork like that of the Ferrari 250 LM, and the last three were built with a larger engine, and were called “330 GTO”.
Ferrari 250 GTO was built with front-engine V12s to dominate the 24-hour race. It is definitely a challenge to try and live up to one of the best cars in history.Read the entire article This rendering of modern Ferrari 250 GTO has gotten everyone excited
WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.
As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.
Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).Read the entire article WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven
What is it like to drive the most powerful Ferrari? I mean a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The extremely expensive F12 Berlinetta comes with a 6.3 liter V12 engine, yielding 729 horsepower and 508 pound feet of toque. Pushing the F12Berlinetta to 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of a little over 211 miles per hour. This car definitely provides a unique driving experience for the driver with its sounds and sights.
But its not all about the engine, because looks are important too. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has dramatic lines around its long and low body. It was built with an aggressive face that represents the car’s personality. A perfect mix of aesthetics and aerodynamics.
Well, if all that isn’t enough, then this might interest you. A limited edition, custom body kit for the F12 Berlinetta, exclusively made by DMC. The extremely special body kit will only be limited to 10 units. So how does that sound to you?Read the entire article DMC offers a limited edition body kit for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari is cooking up something interesting for us. The last time they released the 488 GTB was two years ago, followed by a 488 Spider and several versions of it. And now, it seems like they are preparing for the release of the 458 Speciale’s successor, the 488 GTO.
So, whats there to be excited about? The Ferrari 488 GTO is meant to rival Porsche’s 911 GT2. Therefore, the race-inspired flagship model will have a 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, capable of producing 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts). That is a huge power difference from its predecessor, and the Spider’s 493-kilowatt (660 hp) engine. It is expected for the 760 Newton-metre torque to increase as well due to the increased boost from the turbochargers.
The track-focused 488 GTO will follow a “more power, less weight” principle - just like the 360 Challenge Stradale and the 430 Scuderia. The company aims to bring the weight just under 1400 kilograms. And to cut down some of its weight, the 488 GTO will be built with a stripped out cockpit, thinner glass, and perhaps a more aggressive aerodynamic kit.Read the entire article Ferrari 488 GTO will soon be revealed to us
Ferrari surprised everyone at the 2016 Paris Motor Show last month by unveiling five special liveries. There was plenty of excitement when they heard that these liveries will be up for grabs to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary in 2017. This excitement surged further when they learned that not only five, but 65 more liveries will be made available for a total of 70 special liveries.
Now, Ferrari has finally unveiled the remaining 65 special liveries – each one of them paying a tribute to all of the Italian carmaker’s most important models. In addition to these special liveries, Ferrari has created an anniversary logo that will be used on a limited number of its new models like the LaFerrari Aperta (209 examples only).
Furthermore, Ferrari will be holding a world tour that will cover more than 60 countries in 2017. The carmaker will also organize a number of events throughout the year in Italy, showing off both classic and modern cars. Finally, Ferrari will wrap up its 70th anniversary celebrations with an “exclusive event” at its home town in Maranello, Italy.Read the entire article Ferrari unveils all 70 special liveries for 70th anniversary celebrations in 2017
Amalgam Collection, started in 1985 is known for creating perfect scale replicas of modern cars. Owned by England’s leading architects, the company works with the manufacturer and their design team while using original CAD data to perfect the work of the exterior and interior details of the replicas.
Amalgam Collection could easily be compared with the makers of fine watches like Richard Mille, as they put passion into car modelling more than everybody else - and we can see this through the precision and the accuracy of each replica they make. This is the reason why we put an emphasis on the word “perfect”.
The company based in Bristol, England, announced that they have something special for the upcoming 70th anniversary of Ferrari. To be more precise, they don’t have one, but 350 “something specials” instead. So what are these surprises you ask? These limited edition mini-Ferraris with 70 colour combinations and designs from Ferrari’s history are simply to die for. The five modern models that will be replicated are: the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T, F12 Berlinetta, and the GTC4 Lusso.Read the entire article Amalgam creates 350 limited edition 1:18 scale models for Ferrari’s 70th anniversary
There are people who are blessed with so much talent that you question yourself how it could be contained in one person. There are automotive enthusiasts with talent coursing through their blood, showcasing these gifts through hobbies and sometimes, they even make a living off it. There are those who have a special skill for tinkering things like radio control cars. It’s possible that this person would soon be who everyone in the local car scene goes to when they’re in dire need for detailing tips or sick vinyl graphics. Then of course, there are those who enjoy doodling car designs – who doesn’t love doodling, right?
There’s this guy from Barcelona, Spain named Slimane Toubal who’s obviously got mad doodling talents. Well, we couldn’t really call his works “doodles” since it’s far more advanced and intricate than that. There’s not much that we know about this guy but he’s sure got quite an eye for art especially when it comes to photography and automotive design. This extremely talented guy released his latest personal project which revolves around Ferraris. Yes, you read that right. Toubal has created one of the most majestic renditions of this sports car legend. And we’re hoping he isn’t in this field just for fun because we’re in desperate need for his genius.
Toubal draws inspiration from past Ferrari models, creating three stunning future Ferrari concepts that will leave you slack-jawed. We must say, his creation does look crazy but in a good way. No, scratch that, we mean it looks CRAZY GOOD. His works represent three different interpretations of a Ferrari 250 – the hardtop California, the spider Malibu, and true to its Ferrari roots, he created this no-nonsense track edition and competition variant that is the Daytona. His works are found in his website.Read the entire article Ferrari 250 takes on a Neo Retro Design under the direction of Spain-based artist
Theme parks exist because adrenaline junkies and adventurous “YOLO” people exist. And the same goes for Ferrari. The Italian automaker exists because there are people out there who crave speed, adventure and fun -- all rolled into beautifully crafted vehicles. But what happens when you combine ridiculous theme park rides and Ferrari? Well, we’d say it’s one heck of a roller coaster ride.
Introducing Ferrari Land. Yes, you read it right. And if you’re thinking La La Land, then you’re getting it wrong – there’s no dancing and singing in this place, just plain screams of thrill and excitement. Ferrari Land. The name itself sends chills of excitement all over your body and elicits goosebumps down your arms. Yes, this adrenaline-inducing place exists, so get ready to be blown away as we take you deeper, through the gigantic red and silver arch adorned with the iconic Ferrari Logo.
Ferrari Land is nothing close to the likes of a 19th century traveling circus with weird ushers riding miniature Ladas, leading customers to the Prius roller coaster that would quietly take them through a Starbucks drive-through. But then, a Lada or a Prius roller coaster could probably draw us inside. The Spain-based theme park is actually a haven for adrenaline junkies, theme-park enthusiasts and of course, Ferrari fans. Ferrari Land covers more than 750,000 square feet of space at the PortAventura World resort in Salou, located on Spain’s Costa Dairada along the majestic Mediterranean Sea.Read the entire article Head off to Spain's Ferrari Land
Can’t afford yet to buy yourself a Ferrari? Have you ever wondered how it feels to be behind those wheels? Now, you don’t need to own a Ferrari sports car as you can enjoy nearly the same pleasure of owning one with this unique office chair.
The automaker recently teamed up with a famous Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau. And guess what this partnership came up with first? An office chair they call the Cockpit. It’s a hybrid of a car seat and a furniture design and the first ever office chair designed by the Ferrari Design Centre. This chair is perfect for those with a passion for racing. Imagine being in your office, but still sitting on your race car chair while in a meeting or responding to emails.
There are currently two versions of the Cockpit: The President features a high-back rest inspired by the ergonomics of competitive racing seats. The design of this chair literally looks like it has been taken out of the car. The Executive, on the other hand, is a subtler version of the President. This one adapts more to the office environment, then comes with a low and narrow backrest for more freedom of movement. The stylish design shies away from the automotive inspiration. Both versions have a reclining base and seat.Read the entire article Feel like you own a Ferrari with this sports car inspired office chair
Ever since the Prancing Horse’s 812 Superfast configurator took off last week, folks who are enamored by Ferrari’s latest grand tourer have been tinkering endlessly online.
Running on a 6.5-liter V12 engine, the monster that hides underneath the new Ferrari 812 Superfast yields as much as 789hp (588kW) and 530lb-ft (718Nm) of powerful torque. All it takes is merely 2.9 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour (100 km) before reaching a top speed of 211 mph (340 kilometers per hour).
Of course, Ferrari has since come out with numerous videos highlighting the Superfast’s extraordinary road prowess. The online configurator is just the latest treat you can splurge all your time with. Or, let’s just say it’s the easiest way to configure your dream car without burning a hole in your wallet.Read the entire article Ferrari 812 Superfast configurator is now available online
In a recent auction in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Trump’s 2007 Ferrari F430 fetched lower than expectations at only $240,000. Fortunately, after a few moments or just when the car was set to leave the auction floor, the buyer and the seller (2nd owner of Trump’s Ferrari F430) agreed to a price of $270,000.
That means that it still didn’t come out as expected. For one, Auctions America, (the auction house where it was sold) is expecting this vehicle to sell between $250,000-$350,000. The US President first bought the Ferrari F430 F1 back in 2007 and had it for about four years. At the time, the car has only covered around 2,400 miles. Nevertheless, the car still comes with its original manuals, service records and tool kit.
Painted in Rossa Corsa red, the Ferrari F430 has since accumulated 6,000 miles after it’s been acquired by the second owner. Some of its notable features include a set of Daytona racing inspired seats, a CD changer with radio, a carbon fiber trimmed dashboard along with Scuderia Ferrari’s crest at the fenders and dials in signature Giallo yellow. The cabin meanwhile features both beige and light brown colors.Read the entire article Donald Trump’s Ferrari F430 F1 almost failed to sell at the auction
To those who are planning to commit a crime Milan and are relying on a getaway car, better think twice. The Milan Police now have a Ferrari 458 Spider in their garage. With its estimated 320 kmh top speed, escape would be a remote possibility. That’s how we want it to go in our imaginations but actually, this car will be used for educating the public.
The police in Milan are happy folks now -- a confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider was seized from a mobster in an organized crime pursuit in September of 2016, and recently reassigned to Milan's ghisa (a local term for police) by a court responsible for allocating seized goods for public use. The local police force and national brigade can request to keep the seized goods taken from the mafia.
Lucky guys. According to the local agency, they have confiscated around 29 other cars and 3 motorcycles from mobsters located in the city. But local police force commander Antonio Barbato cleared the issues surrounding the acquisition of the supercar and remarked that the public won’t see the Ferrari shred the roads accelerating straight to 200 kmh in less than 10.8 seconds in Corso Buenos Aires.Read the entire article Confiscated Ferrari 458 Spider is transformed into police car in Milan
Some people really can’t be honest. A few even get worse and commit fraud. A young man from the United Kingdom thought he could get away with an insurance scam involving a fake Ferrari, a rented Audi and an intentional accident.
This young man in question is a certain Adam Islam, of Southwold Drive, Barking, Essex. He owns a fake Ferrari, which is basically a Toyota MR2 dressed up as a Ferrari F430. Islam and his friend Mohammed Abu Khayer – who had an Audi A1 rental car – went for a drive with their respective rides on September 12, 2014. But their enjoyable drive was interrupted by a crash, as both drivers were driving recklessly that day. But instead of honestly reporting the accident, Islam and Khayer connived to implement a plan that would make them earn tens of thousands of pounds by claiming insurance money.
Under their plan, instead of reporting what really happened, Islam claimed that his dressed up Toyota MR2 stalled on a bend and then it was hit by another car. He also claimed not knowing the driver of the supposedly at-fault vehicle. By doing so, Islam managed to collect around £29,000 from his insurer LV. Since the Audi A1 – the vehicle found to be at fault – was insured by the rental company, Abu incurred no personal cost by accepting that he was to be blamed for the accident.Read the entire article Car insurance fraudster sent to prison for claiming fake crash of his fake Ferrari
To those urban Japanese clients searching for a more economical supercar to cater to their daily driving needs, say no more. Italian sports car manufacturing giant Ferrari has an answer in the form of the new GTC4Lusso T.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T, the T of which stands for a twin turbo-charged V8 in the nose based on the power unit of the California T, was introduced in the Japan market in a uniquely built marquee located in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Ferrari indicated that the grand tourer is specially built for customers between 30-40 years old in the country known as the Land of the Rising Sun.
Lusso T was unveiled a year ago in Paris, France. Ferrari reported that these new clients want something other than what is conventional in its class yet not demanding an upfront 4-wheel drive. They use their automobile daily in different situations, mostly urban. Moreover, they may take their vehicles from the workplace, to an exercise in the shoreline, head back to the city to pick their children up from school and on to a romantic night cruise with their significant others.Read the entire article Ferrari’s ad campaign for supercar GTC4 Lusso T is targeting young Japanese
It’s a pretty common sight for Ferrari cars to be painted in many different colours, apart from classic red. And you might think you have seen it all - from red, to blue, to yellow, white, black, and to silver. Well, the Ferrari LaFerrari hasn’t gone through the entire whole colour wheel just yet. In fact, when a matte bronze LaFerrari coupe made its way through the roads of Monaco, many jaws dropped.
LaFerrari, which literally means “The Ferrari”, is a 2-door hybrid sports car that was built by Ferrari. The 2013 model is only limited to 499 units, while there are only 200 units of the 2016 LaFerrari Aperta. This car is actually dubbed “the most valuable 21st century automobile” because on December 3, 2016 – a limited edition model was sold at an auction for $7 million. That is equivalent to £5,743,500.
Several images have surfaced on social media showing a colour on a LaFerrari that we have never seen before -- bronze paint with a matte finish, dubbed Bronze Opaco. According to GTspirit, this specific shade was specially curated by Ferrari’s Tailor Made department for the LaFerrari.Read the entire article Matte bronze Ferrari LaFerrari coupe gets plenty of attention in Monaco
Football fan, check! Ferrari fan, check! Well, I’ve got some news you might be interested in. Former Manchester United star and current United Nations ambassador David Beckham isn’t just known for his good looks and his skills on the field - he is also known for collecting luxury cars. In fact, the star had been spotted taking out a number of sweet vehicles from a Cadillac Escalade, a Jeep Wrangler, to a Rolls-Royce Ghost - plus many others! And guess what? He is putting one of his luxurious rides up on an auction later this week.
Beckham’s former ride, a 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider example is painted in a beautiful Nero black finish exterior, combined with a full Sabbia light brown leather-finished interior. The best part about this is that the car has only been driven 7,800 miles (12,552 kilometers) since it was bought. We can be sure it is still in almost brand-new condition.
This model is just one in 8,800 360 Modenas produced worldwide, and is one of just 7,565 Spiders. A rare find, indeed! It comes with a 3.6 liter V8 engine, a 395 horsepower (294 kilowatts) and 276 pound-feet (374 Newton-metres) of torque with the ability to run from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 4.7 seconds.Read the entire article Any takers on David Beckham’s Ferrari 360 Spider?
Ferrari has since been part of the elite circle of automakers producing the world’s best performing cars. One of its most well-known creations in the field of performance is the F12berlinetta. This grand tourer produces impressive records thanks to its powerful 6.3-liter V12 engine that can conjure power of up to 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 520 lb.-ft. of torque. It can even reach a maximum speed of 211 mph and sprint from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.1 seconds. All these, plus the half-a-million-dollar price tag and rarity, gives the F12berlinetta the rights to exude an aura of exclusivity.
But of course, all good things must come to an end, and the F12berlinetta’s reign as the leading grand tourer must be turned over to a younger successor. However, even though the F12berlinetta was overthrown by the Ferrari 812 Superfast, it remains to be one of the most impressive grand tourers of this generation; and to top it all off, one lucky F12berlinetta owner handed his prized possession to Carlex Design to make some modifications to enhance this already magnificent vehicle.
There is no reason to feel bad that the F12berlinetta had to be replaced by the 812 Superfast since the latter is a descendant of the former, specifically the limited-edition F12berlinetta F12tdf variant, yet taking on some “stronger cues” from the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The 812 Superfast is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine, producing 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts) and 530 lb.-ft. of torque (768 Nm) of torque; just a slight difference from the F12berlinetta’s. A sprint of 0 to 62 mph (or 100 kph) is achievable in only 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of over 211 mph (340 kph); a slight difference in acceleration time, but the same top speed as the F12berlinetta.Read the entire article Carlex Design refreshes the Ferrari F12berlinetta with an eye-catching touch of vibrance
Have you ever wondered how much luxury car companies profit from every vehicle they sell? And which companies profit more? Well, in 2016, Porsche sold over 238,000 vehicles. That is quite a huge number considering their cars are very pricey, but it doesn’t end there.
That number then translates to a total operating profit of €3.9 billion ($4.1 billion), which according to Bloomberg, is a fourteen percent increase since 2015, and a net profit of $17,250 per unit, with a nine percent increase as well. In other words, for every Porsche 911 sold, the profit amounts to the value of a new car by another brand.
Other companies such as Daimler AG and BMW, which both have roughly the same margins, have a net profit of about $5,000 per vehicle in 2016. But none of the above (Daimler, BMW, or Porsche) can compare with the amount this other company is earning.Read the entire article Porsche’s net profit on each vehicle went up 9% in 2016 to $17,250 but Ferrari earns almost $90,000
He is best known as Wolverine. And after almost two decades (17 years to be exact) and nine movies portraying a vicious, emotionless mutant, Hugh Jackman has announced that Logan will be his last movie in the Marvel series. Sad news for all the Marvel fans. But that doesn’t mean he’s ending his acting career.
So what’s in store for him next?
Well, there have been reports that the Australian actor will be playing a totally different character in an upcoming biopic, as he takes on the role of Enzo Ferrari - an Italian motor racing driver, and the founder of Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. I guess there won’t be any slashing of heads and gruesome scenes for Jackman this time.Read the entire article Upcoming biopic stars Hugh Jackman as Enzo Ferrari
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