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Do you ever wonder what challenges automakers have in selling limited edition cars? It’s different for each company but it can get stressful if the demand is high instead of the other way around. For instance, Enrico Galliera, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer of Ferrari recently sent out 200 boxes each containing a key of the limited-edition LaFerrari Aperta to their preferred clients, and all 200 of them bought the new model without even knowing how it looks. It’s crazy particularly when you factor in that each vehicle has a $3.9 million price tag.
Obviously, the company has no problems when it comes to marketing its cars. In fact, it did not even have to market the car publicly and it didn’t even divulge its price. The open-roof Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is equipped with a naturally aspirated V12 gasoline-hybrid powertrain generating 950 horsepower.
In an interview with The Drive, Ferrari said that they always have a much higher demand than their supplies. So what they do is they try and identify which of their customers deserve the limited edition car. Galliera added that he considers the LaFerrari Aperta as a gift to their best customers - even if they have to pay millions for it.Read the entire article 2018 LaFerrari Aperta units have sold out, Ferrari is pressured to resolve long waiting lists
Haven’t you ever wondered how Ferrari’s names and numbers were actually derived? As it is Ferrari’s 70th year in the industry, we believe that it’s only fair that we shed light on this.
After all, the designated letters and numbers like the 275GTB/4 for example can be a tad confusing to some. To explain the meaning of its names, we have gathered a simple guideline as to how these names were made.Read the entire article The meaning behind some of Ferrari’s names and numbers
Many people wish to own at least one sports car sometime in their lives. But there are those lucky ones who don’t just have one of them. In fact, we know a couple of people who collect sports cars. But they usually don’t make these purchases sound like they’re getting candy from a store. Well, Floyd Mayweather had recently said that he bought not just one Ferrari LaFerrari. Rather, he got a pair.
There have been a lot of hype lately with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s upcoming fight. Both guys have been throwing a lot of trash talking toward each other, while traveling the world. In one of their face-to-face confrontations, they got the crowd cheering and chanting. After this confrontation, there was a video of Mayweather that was published by FightHype wherein he had a check worth $100 million. In the same video, he bragged that he had just purchased two LaFerraris, one in white while the other is red.
As mentioned earlier, Mayweather is one of the biggest car collectors out there, being the owner of a Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, and a few Rolls-Royces. So it should not be a surprise that he got himself a pair of LaFerraris. But what will he do with both?Read the entire article Mayweather brags about buying a pair of LaFerraris before McGregor fight
From the moment that Ferrari pulled the wraps off the LaFerrari, each of the 500 examples has been spoken for albeit the seven-digit price tag. As it is armed with a hybrid powertrain that delivers a combined 950hp and 664lb-ft of torque, not to mention its very superb design, it isn’t hard to realize why the hypercar nearly sold like hot pancakes.
Besides, it is unusual for an upcoming car (then Enzo’s successor) to have been built on so much hype. There were endless teasers, concept drawings and even wild speculations concerning the LaFerrari’s specs before its debut. At the end of it, the Italian hypercar boasts a high revving V12 engine with electric motor featuring HY-KERS (or Kinetic Energy Recovery System that is), which charges the batteries either by means of the engine or with the use of regenerative braking.
The 6.3-liter engine has a peak power of 800PS (789hp) at 9,000 rpm. To push the hypercar’s total power output by up to 963PS (950hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of powerful torque, the electric motor ekes out an additional 163PS (160hp). With both power plants working at the same time, the LaFerrari can sprint from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100km/h) in less than 3 seconds and 0-186mph (0-300km/h) in 15 seconds before reaching a top speed of 217mph (350km/h).Read the entire article Check out these renderings of Ferrari LaFerrari successor a.k.a. LaRossa
If the Ferrari 250 GTO has lived on to this, this is how it might have looked like, thanks to renderings by Ukrainian computer graphic artists Sergiy Dvornytskyy, as posted in the Behance Web site.
Definitely, there are cars or nameplates that managed to survive decades of competition by continuously evolving itself as technologies and car-making techniques make their advances. For instance, the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Fiat 500 – all still exist bearing modern technologies and design. However, these vehicles are remarkably identifiable with their predecessors, thanks to certain design cues that were able to pass the test of time.
Here comes the Ferrari 250 GTO. Unlike all the nameplates mentioned, the Ferrari failed to live to this day. In fact, the last example of the Ferrari 250 GTO was built in 1964 or after two years since its production started (1962). This means that its design and technologies never got the chance to undergo dramatic revolutions or evolutions. Ferrari only built 39 examples of the 250 GTOs between 1962 and 1964. These 39 examples include 33 cars with Series I (1962 to 1963) bodywork; three units with Series II (1964) bodywork similar to that of the Ferrari 250 LM; and three "330 GTO" versions powered by a larger engine.Read the entire article Ferrari 250 GTO is reborn in the modern world as the 612 GTO III
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
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