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Porsche’s net profit on each vehicle went up 9% in 2016 to $17,250 but Ferrari earns almost $90,000

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

Upcoming biopic stars Hugh Jackman as Enzo Ferrari

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

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne says clients who missed the order list became Lamborghini customers

If the outspoken chairman and chief executive of Italian sports maker Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne, is to be believed, some of its customers only became Lamborghini’s clients because they couldn’t get their own Maranello-built car.

Speaking before a media forum at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Marchionne made those remarks while answering a number of questions, as thrown to him by the press. He noted during the media forum that the waiting list of some of Ferrari’s car is long, and many failed to make the cut.

Marchionne said that while he has lot of respect for Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali – who once served as principle for Ferrari’s F1 team – he believes those who missed to make the cut for Ferrari cars and were turned away ended up buying Lamborghini vehicles. We wonder how Domenicali would respond to Lamborghini connoted as a second choice to Ferrari cars.

Read the entire article Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne says clients who missed the order list became Lamborghini customers

2017 Geneva: Ferrari 812 Superfast reveals massive power at 800 cv

Ferrari has long been known to develop and release excellent models with each being better than the last. As such, creating a new model was not only a challenge for the brand but was a difficult one as well. Making it even more demanding is the fact that Ferrari would also need to come up with a new 12-cylinder engine, the same engine type that started its story back in 1947.

To make this a reality, Ferrari built on its engineering knowledge that was derived mainly from racing with the hopes of building a model that would set new standards in terms of performance while being able to provide one of the best driving experiences. The brand also wanted it to offer comfort especially on long trips.

The result of all this is the 812 Superfast, which is safe to say, has been creating new standards when it comes to mid-front-engined sports cars. As expected, its most defining characteristic is the 12-cylinder unit.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Ferrari 812 Superfast reveals massive power at 800 cv

If there is one thing we can count on Mansory to do right every time, it is in how it does extreme makeover. With many years of practice, it has become a household name when it comes to auto tuning. One reason is because its designs are always a step ahead of competing brands.

Once again, get ready for a treat as the German auto tuner is bringing the house down with its very own 4XX Siracusa Spider. Mansory has redesigned the Ferrari 488 GTB as inspired by the Siracusa coupe that has taken over Switzerland in 2016. For this year however, the German tuning company presents an open-top 488 GTB with extremely designed body work plus an over-the-top performance package that boasts up to 790hp.

After showcasing a range of Mansory-tuned vehicles earlier this week, all eyes are now on the new Mansory Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider. The redesigned exterior dons a newly upgraded front fascia with new diffuser, air inlets and a revised front lip. Masonry has also replaced the side skirts on the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider with a new pair of carbon fiber mirror casings and daytime running lights in LED.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Mansory delivers the goods with a stunning Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider

Ferrari’s world is being rocked because of a lawsuit filed against Ferrari of Palm Beach alleging wrongful termination. This particular case was brought to the court by a certain Robert “Bud” Root who worked as a salesman at this local dealership.

While it initially appears to be one of the usual cases many companies face, what makes this one interesting in that Root is also alleging that the Palm Beach dealership was involved in a highly illegal practice that is odometer fraud. This is a scheme wherein the odometers of vehicles are rolled in order to give the impression that they have less mileage that they actually do. In the same suit, Root claims that since the diagnostic tool that was utilized in order to make the roll back possible was connected to the central system as part of the authorization, the brand is guilty by association.

The Daily Mail however appears to be not satisfied with that and dug deeper into the story. It appears that in January 2016, Root was fired and replaced at once by Noelle Miskulin. Miskulin was said to have later married Jay Youmans, the General Manager of the dealership. According to the report from the Daily Mail, the reason Root was fired was because he helped facilitate the scheme and thus violated business ethics. However in Root’s complaint, he did include the idea of age discrimination.

Read the entire article Ferrari gets a lawsuit for odometer rollback

Are you a big fan of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion? Or are you a big fan of the iconic Ferrari F50? Either way, you will be glad to learn that a Ferrari F50 used to be owned by Tyson is being placed on the auction block next month.

When it was first released in 1995, the Ferrari F50 instantly gained fame and adoration due to the fact that it was based on the Formula One car – the Ferrari 641. And this had managed to log a second place finish for Ferrari both in the Drivers’ and Constructor championships in 1990. Essentially, it was likened to an F1 car that could be driven legally on the road.

As designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari F50 was powered by a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine that was directly derived from the powerplant lying underneath the bonnet of the Ferrari 641 F1 car. This 198-kg high-revving (up to 10,000 rpm) V12 engine is able to provide 520 PS (382 kW or 513 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 347 lb.-ft. (470 Nm) of peak torque available at 6,500 rpm.

Read the entire article Mike Tyson’s former 1995 Ferrari F50 car to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s

Could this be a special version of Ferrari’s much acclaimed LaFerrari? No matter how we look at it, the patent images for this sports car from Ferrari indicate its striking resemblance to the LaFerrari coupe.

Actually, the Italian sports car maker filed in August 2016 to register or patent the design of a sports car with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). While it has been around six months since the application was filed, the images were only recently published on the Web site of the EUIPO. This design was patented by Ferrari S.p.A. and was penned by no other than the carmaker’s chief of design, Flavio Manzoni – the same man responsible for the stunning automotive artwork called the LaFerrari.

While this patented design very much looks like the LaFerrari, there is an array of differences that point out how distinct it is from the actual vehicle. For instance, the bonnet of this sports car is much cleaner and neater -- marked by a recess on the center potion going to the windshield -- than that of the La Ferrari. Likewise, while the bonnet of the LaFerrari is seemingly pointed to the front, the hood of the patented sports car isn’t. In addition, the patented sports car features massive front air vents in carbon fiber as well as a prominent front splitter.

Read the entire article Design patent reveals possible special edition Ferrari model based on LaFerrari

It has been just days after the Maranello, Italy-based sports car maker Ferrari unveiled its latest creation – the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. Dubbed by the Italian company as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in its history, the new 812 Superfast shook the automotive world not only with its design but also with its dynamics.

But while the Ferrari 812 Superfast is still among the hottest topics, an automotive visual artist known as X-Tomi has taken the liberty of transforming this new supercar into a shooting brake (wagon) and the resulting work is simply an amazing sight to behold. One of the many things that X-Tomi had to do was to raise roofline of the Ferrari 812 Superfast to make more space for more headroom for the rear passengers. X-Tomi also moved the C pillar rearward, lining it up with the peak of the rear wheelarches. This also extended the roofline to the rear, resulting to a Ferrari 812 Superfast in a shooting brake form.

Admittedly, X-Tomi is nonetheless a good interpretation of how the Ferrari 812 Superfast would look like if it was intended as a shooting brake instead of as a berlinetta. It also proves that Ferrari’s art and design as redefined in the 812 Superfast wouldn’t only look good in berlinetta form but also in shooting body style. Perhaps we could call this version of the Ferrari 812 Superfast as the Ferrari 812 Supertourer, as powered by the same powerplant that is found on the newly revealed 12-cylinder berlinetta. Its core would be Ferrari’s new 6.5-liter V12 engine that could deliver up to 800 hp of output and up to 530 lb.-ft. of torque – all sent to the rear wheels. While the new 812 Superfast could sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds, its shooting brake version should be slower, no thanks to a difference in body style and possible weight additions. Moreover, the shooting version should be a four-wheel drive unit, just like the Ferrari FF and the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.

Read the entire article X-Tomi renders new Ferrari 812 Superfast in shooting brake body style

True supercar enthusiasts know there is only one or two street-legal Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione in the entire world. For those who have everything but couldn’t get enough of just about anything, this is quite an opportunity they wouldn’t want to miss. The only roadworthy Ferrari Enzo FXX is up for sale for £9,999,999 or a little over $12 million at Amari Supercars.

Based on the listing, the FXX Evoluzione was initially registered in the UK in 2015. For a street car, it has a significantly low mileage considering it’s been driven for only 1300 miles after it was bought for the first time in 2008. The dealer’s website has dubbed it as the world’s only street legal FXX. Apparently, another road legal FXX Enzo also exists in Germany. As we searched for more details about this offer, we found out that Edo Competition has its own Enzo “street car turned legal” and calls it the ZXX.

In order to make the Enzo FXX street legal, the first owner of the Enzo FXX Evoluzione asked Ferrari to adjust the ride height a little bit higher off the ground. During the process, the supercar has also been equipped with a new set of headlights, handbrake, signal lights, brake lights, a front axle lifter and a softer suspension.

Read the entire article Ferrari Enzo FXX Evoluzione on sale for 12.5 million USD

During the past several days, speculations have come out on the F12berlinetta’s successor. Spy shots with clothed-covered Ferrari have sprouted everywhere including rumors about its specs. Majority of the sources have arrived in the assumption that it will be an 800hp V12 powered Ferrari 12M.

We know that fans have been waiting too long for Ferrari to bring out the F12 Berlinetta’s successor into view. And we’re here to say one thing---the long wait is finally over. Earlier this week, Ferrari took the wraps off the mysterious supercar that has been in and out of its Maranello headquarters.

The supposed 800-hp Ferrari F12 M we thought we knew about now has an official name. It’s called the Ferrari 812 Superfast and it will be coming to Geneva in the next few weeks. Dubbed as the fastest and most powerful Ferrari in history, the new F12 will be powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine without any turbo or hybrid system in use.

Read the entire article Make way for the new Ferrari 812 Superfast

Perhaps many would agree that the Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the Italian carmaker’s most beautiful sports cars. A few may even argue that it is its absolute finest vehicle by far. Notwithstanding the power that sits underneath the hood of this fusion of engineering and art, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a sight to behold thanks to its elegance, sophistication and sporty style.

Essentially, the Ferrari 458 Italia is defined by a mastery of dynamic flowing lines, powerful curves, a sleek profile and an aerodynamic body. Nevertheless, this exotic Italian beauty still has the potential to become more sportily beautiful. This was recently proven by Creative Bespoke of Scottsdale, Arizona, a premier auto brokerage firm that provides custom exotic and luxury vehicles. Creative Bespoke came up with this customized Ferrari 458 Italia finished in bright yellow color and wrapped in PD458 Widebody Aerodynamic Kit from tuning firm Prior-Design.

In particular, the PD458 Widebody Aero Kit is comprised of several aerodynamic add-on features for the body of the Ferrari F458 Italia. These features include front installations like the PD458 Bonnet, PD458 Vented Engine Covers, PD458 Widebody Front Bumper, PD458 Widebody Front Add-On Lip Spoiler and PD458 Widebody Front Widenings. On the sides, installed are PD458 Sideskirts and PD458 Sideskirts Add-On Spoiler.

Read the entire article This yellow Prior-Design Ferrari 458 Italia by Creative Bespoke is an aggressive beauty

The European Union is dead serious about having auto companies operating in its jurisdiction comply with its carbon dioxide emission goals. In fact, two carmakers in the persona of Ferrari SpA and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., will be penalized monetarily after falling short of the specific emission target set by the European Economic Area (EEA).

Aston Martin and Ferrari were given specific emission targets of 310 grams and 295 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, respectively for 2015. However, these carmakers failed to achieve such targets, exceeding them instead of going below. For 2015, the average carbon dioxide emission for Aston Martin is 312.204 g/km, and for Ferrari is 299.448 g/km. Because of this failure, the two carmakers will be made to pay fines, calculated according to a formula that accounts for excess emissions and the number of registered cars. Using such a formula, Aston Martin and Ferrari will have to pay €36,370 ($37,928) and €410,760 ($428,383), respectively.

In 2009, the European Parliament and the Council adopted regulations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the land transportation sector. The regulation sets the average CO2 specific emissions at 130 g/km by 2015 for new passenger cars, with an ultimate target of 95 g/km by 2021. According to the EEA Report number 27/2016, majority of carmakers were able to meet their CO2 specific emission targets in 2015. It noted that while some carmakers would have exceeded the target of 130 g/km, they were deemed as compliant because they are part of pools or because of derogations.

Read the entire article EU to fine Ferrari and Aston Martin for failing to meet carbon dioxide emission targets in 2015

There was quite some fuzz when suddenly a yellow Ferrari with a number of similarities with the Ferrari F12berlinetta showed up during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali event at the Daytona International Speedway. There were speculations it was a one-off special order derived from the F12berlinetta, but back then, there were no confirmed information from Ferrari. But now, Ferrari has spoken up about its latest one-off creation – the SP 275 RW Competizione.

According to Ferrari, the one-off SP 275 RW Competizione is underpinned by the chassis that underpins the F12berlinetta, which is considered as one of the most beautiful Ferrari sports cars of all time. Taking care of the design of the SP 275 RW Competizione is none other than Ferrari’s own Styling Centre, with the cooperation of Italian car design firm Pininfarina SpA.

As implied by its moniker, the Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione takes inspiration from the Ferrari 275 GTB, which is considered as one of the most iconic V12 berlinettas in the 1960s. In fact, the SP 275 RW Competizione could be considered as a modern take on the 275 GTB, but with some personal flavors from the person who ordered it – a certain dentist from Florida named Rick Workman, hence the rw initials. In fact, Workman had initials on the one-off Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione.

Read the entire article Ferrari confirms SP 275 RW Competizione is based on F12berlinetta and inspired by 275 GTB

Thanks to several spy images, Italian sports car maker Ferrari is thought to be developing an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta. There have been reports speculating the possible specs as well as the moniker of this new F12, but so far, Ferrari has yet to confirm or deny the existence of this new sports car.

However, a member of the Ferrari Chat forums claimed that there is indeed an updated F12, and it was recently shown to a private group of people at the Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. Two versions of the updated F12, as claimed, were shown during the presentation: a model and a fully functional revised F12. This member also claimed that he was present during the presentation, in which the carmaker unveiled quite a number of details about the updated F12.

While Ferrari has been quiet about the name of this updated F12, the forum member disclosed the carmaker referred to the model as the F152M and V12 Sport. In addition, the updated F12 will have a new engine as its core – a V12 powerplant with a displacement of around 6.5 liters. The forum member went on to specify that this engine would be a naturally aspirated unit that is able to deliver up to 800 hp (597 kW) of output and up to 530 lb.-ft. (718 Nm) of torque.

Read the entire article Ferrari F12M will get 800 hp, hit 62 mph in under 3 seconds

Something is brewing in the Middle East. BMW Abu Dhabi welcomes the brand new year with a bang by flaunting its own version of BMW M3. Known for its brightly colored BMW i8 models, BMW Abu Dhabi stays ahead of the game for giving its customers what they want. Just a few months ago, they created the most interesting plug-in hybrid sports cars decked in Lava Yellow, Lava Orange, Twilight Purple, Lava Green, Austin Yellow and Lava Red paint colors.

Though pricing details are still unknown, we bet the new M3 would also cost a fortune. Dressed in Ferrari Red and Competition Package, we can’t deny that it looks hot for the season ---- and it’s probably the priciest and fully loaded M3 performance sedan you could find right at this very minute.

What the dealer from the UAE had on its showroom is definitely a far cry from the M3s we’ve seen last year. Other than the red body paint, the most notable of all the upgrades is the 450hp, 3.0 litre twin turbo engine under the hood. Sure, it didn’t come all the way from Maranello Italy, but it has Ferrari’s spirit of performance at the very least. Paired with 7-speed dual clutch transmission, it can run from 0-62mph in about 4 seconds with a top speed of 163mph.

Read the entire article BMW M3 stuns UAE with Competition Package and gorgeous Ferrari Red paint

The previous year has brought us a lot of good things to rave about --- even when they’re next to impossible to get a hold of. We’re talking about those custom cars that took a lot of time and effort to create.

Since it’s the start of the year, we’ve gathered the five most amazing custom cars from 2016. Proud owners of these very unique vehicles will surely be glad knowing all their hard work has paid off.

Without further ado, let’s make way for Ferrari SP275 RW, the 458 MM Speciale, the Jeep Wrangler Trailcat, the 1UZ V8-powered Toyota FJ and Ryan Tuerck’s Toyota GT4586. Read on.

Read the entire article Year-end recap: Top five custom cars of 2016

Ferrari Testarossa is considered by many to be a hero car. This is mostly because of the appearance of Ferrari sports car in one of the most iconic TV shows in the 1980s -- Miami Vice. Successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa rose to fame thanks to it being the hero car of the American TV crime drama series, driven by main protagonist James “Sonny” Crockett. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there are still many people looking to own a Ferrari Testarossa.

Now, here is their big chance. A 1986 Ferrari Testarossa was sold at an auction being organized by Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona with lot number 1426. The auction was scheduled to begin on January 14 and ended on January 22, 2017. But be informed that this is not just a Ferrari Testarossa that looks just like the Miami Vice car. Actually, it is one of two Ferrari Testarossa examples that had been used in the Miami Vice series and had been sold for $151,800.

There were some hullabaloos before the Testarossa became Crockett’s personal ride. In the first two seasons of the drama series, Crockett’s hero car was a black 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4. However, this was only a replica kit -- produced by McBurnie Coachcraft -- built on the chassis of the Chevrolet Corvette C3. Ferrari filed a case against McBurnie and the producers of the crime drama show but a settlement was reached later on. Part of the settlement was to blow up the Ferrari Daytona replica in the premiere episode of the third season of Miami.

Read the entire article Miami Vice’s 1986 Ferrari Testarossa hero car sold for $151,800

Who knew after more than twenty-five years, the F40 would still be one of the best Ferraris of all time. Out of all the 1,300+ examples built around 1987 to 1991, one of them belongs to the great guitarist/musician/performer.

Legendary singer and songwriter Eric Clapton once bought a Ferrari F40 and it is now on sale at GVE London. For the record, Clapton sold his Ferrari F40 in 2003, which means he’s no longer the current owner of the said vehicle now on sale. Nevertheless, the supercar can be bought for a fairly reasonable price of just £925,000 (more or less 1.1 million USD). We think this is a great buy given the fact that the 1991 Ferrari F40 already has about 6,800 total mileage.

According to the listing, the current owner carries a complete record of services including its MOT history. In Great Britain, the MOT test is conducted yearly to ensure the car is safe, road worthy and has passed the emission testing requirements. As a matter of fact, it was also stated there that the vehicle had undergone a fuel system refresh in 2008. That means, Eric Clapton’s former Ferrari F40 is still in tip top shape after all these years.

Read the entire article Eric Clapton’s 1991 Ferrari F40 could be yours for $1.1 million

Toyota designed the GT86 as a well-balanced machine capable of executing even the most aggressive drifts. In fact, the Toyota GT86 – a.k.a. the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S – has been a favorite choice in street drifting and even in drifting championships. Drifting a Toyota GT86 is a lovely sight, but it isn’t that rare nowadays. But how about a GT86 powered by a 570-hp engine derived from the Ferrari 458 Italia? That would be mesmerizing to watch.

Well, we were recently enthralled by the drifting stunts executed using a very special GT86. Yes, this GT86 has a 4.5-liter V8 that also powers the Ferrari 458 Italia. Christened as the GT4586 (458 Italia plus GT86), this wonderfully powered drift machine is a project by professional drifter Ryan Tuerck, who collaborated with Gumout and Donut Media to swap the engine of the Toyota GT86 with that of the Ferrari 458 Italia.

The Toyota GT86 is not a new machine to Tuerck. As a matter of fact, Tuerck drives a Scion FR-S in his drift races. A standard Toyota GT86 is powered a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that is rated to deliver 200 hp (149 kW, 203 PS) of max output at 7,000 rpm and up to 151 lb. ft. (205 Nm) of peak torque available at 6,000 rpm. Now, when compared to the Ferrari 4.5-liter V8 engine, this four-cylinder engine doesn’t quite come up to scratch.

Read the entire article Video: Ryan Tuerck tests 570hp Ferrari-powered Toyota GT4586 at drift show in California
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