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2018 Range Rover Sport SVR beats Ferrari’s record at Tianmen Road

It’s a given that Sports Utility Vehicle could never take on a supercar. A Mercedes G-Class for instance, or even a Mitsubishi Outlander, would find it hard to outperform a supercar like the Ferrari. All that is about to change with the Range Rover Sport SVR from Land Rover.

Driven by Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung, this performance SUV set a new unofficial record at Tianmen Road. Located in the Hunan Province in China, the Tianmen Mountain Road is well-known for its 99 turns, making it one of the best ways to test man and machine.

The record for completing this 11.3-kilometers (7-mile) ascent was in 2016 by a Ferrari 458 Italia clocking in 10 minutes and 31 seconds. Taking an average speed of 68.8 km/h (42.8 mph), the new Range Rover Sport SVR managed to traverse the same in 9 minutes and 51 seconds.

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Wheelsandmore Ferrari 812 Superforte contains upgraded wheel design, exhaust, suspension

To get your hands on a Ferrari 812 Superfast is pretty cool so to think that its performance isn’t good enough is quite unimaginable. Nevertheless, German tuner Wheelsandmore is offering to give your Superfast new upgrades and will transform the vehicle into the 812 Superforte.

No matter how good the Ferrari 812 Superfast is already, that does not stop the crew of Wheelsandmore to tune the vehicle. In fact, this is probably Maranello’s most powerful 12 cylinder engine with 800 horsepower and 718 Newton metres, making it really quick but still easy to handle.

The very first thing the tuner will work on would be the exhaust system, as this will be upgraded to either a stainless steel or a lightweight nickel chromium-based super alloy called Inconel. This includes sport catalytic converters and a valve inside to tweak the sound.

Read the entire article Wheelsandmore Ferrari 812 Superforte contains upgraded wheel design, exhaust, suspension

Ferrari 488 Pista offers massive 711 hp, 700 Nm to hit 0-100 km/h sprint in 2.85 seconds

Ferrari's latest 488 Pista is one car that could outdo even the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. And after all the major leaks, the said vehicle is finally here. In fact, the press release included all the figures that you would like to know, proving that the 488 GTB you are looking at now is a much more powerful and substantially lighter version of the 488 GTB.

The 488 Pista (Italian for “track”) was brought to Maranello, and it has lost a lot of weight since then – a significant 90 kilograms (198 pounds). It now has a dry weight of only 1,280 kilograms (2,822 pounds), when the car is fitted with all the available optional lightweight goodies.

So after all the weight this car has lost, the automaker decided to give it an additional 50 horsepower for an overall output of 711 horsepower (530 kilowatts), which the automaker says is the largest increase in engine power for a special series car.

Read the entire article Ferrari 488 Pista offers massive 711 hp, 700 Nm to hit 0-100 km/h sprint in 2.85 seconds

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta with 57 miles on odo is on sale for 3X its original price

The richest of the rich is not just like any rich people you know, as these guys can multiply their money in a very short amount of period. You are probably wondering how they do this because you want to do it for yourself, but it isn’t that easy because you really have to be loaded. What they do is they invest their money in a super rare supercar, like the Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. After some, they’re able to sell it for double or even triple its MSRP.

The Speciale, similar to the 360 Stradale and F430 Scuderia, was meant to become an even more hardcore version of Maranello’s mid-engine supercar. Surely, it’s an excellent piece of work with its naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 that carried out no less than 605 PS (597 horsepower) and 540 Nm (398 pound-feet) of torque, plus the number of modifications it has got.

With this engine, it is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3 seconds flat, before continuing to its maximum speed of 325 kilometers per hour (202 miles per hour). The car is very easy to handle and has a really sexy roar.

Read the entire article 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta with 57 miles on odo is on sale for 3X its original price

The name Lapo Elkann may be familiar to you. Yes, this is the Italian Fiat heir who faked his own kidnapping. He is making some noise again, but this time, it is for something we applaud him for. He plans to treat car enthusiasts to projects made by a company he owns, Garage Italia Customs.

Having said that, one of the newest models his aftermarket company has done would be this Ferrari GTC4Lusso, and guess who it was made for specially? It’s for no less than the company’s creative director, founder and chairman, Elkann. He made this model extra special by transforming it into a one off example by giving it different hues of blue all around the body - inside and out. He explains on a post on Instagram that these colours are symbols of the infinite, which are associated to both the sky and the sea.

Starting off on its exterior, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is finished in Scottish Blue (Blu Scozia) that combines it with another shade of blue that is the Azzurro Lapo. The latter is painted on the bonnet, roof, trunk, and side gills and acts as a contrast to the other shade of blue. To match the body, of course, Garage Italia Customs will be giving it blue brake calipers too.

Read the entire article This one-off Ferrari GTC4Lusso by Lapo Elkann is a vision in blue

After the Pantera reboot made its debut on January 31st, Ares Design announced plans to give another modern supercar a classic makeover. The revival of De Tomaso’s legendary model is based on the Lamborghini Huracan, while the Project Pony will be using the same underpinnings as that of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. As for its bodywork, it will remind you of Maranello’s models from years before.

For Ares Design’s projects lined up for 2018, they will take inspiration from a trio of boxy grand tourers offered by Ferrari from 1972 up until 1989. These models include the 365 GT4 2+2, 400i, as well as the 412. Soon, Ferrari will bring these guys back to life in the Project Pony teased here in an official sketch. And by looking at the sketches, it seems like these models will be built with the full carbon fiber coach built body.

The Ferrari 412, the 400i, and the 365 GT4 were never the prettiest of Ferraris. And because not that many were sold, these models are now considered very rare, especially with their boxy design. In fact, they are now sought after by many car collectors.

Read the entire article Ares Design Project Pony may remind you of an old-school Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Today, what is considered to be the best track-only Ferrari model is probably the FXX K Evo that is based on the LaFerrari. Before that model came out, the most hardcore model was the FXX K. But no matter how cool you would be to own any of these two, both of them are not road legal.

It would be the fulfilment of every car enthusiast’s wish to see the FXX K or Evo going through modifications to become road legal just like models such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Aston Martin Vulcan.

We have yet to see Ferrari confirm such a plan but an artist has already done this virtually. From Aksyonov Nikita of Behance comes a rendering of a street legal FXX K Evo. It looks very similar to the track only version. The minor differences are mostly found on the front fascia. Imagine yourself taking this Ferrari out on the road.

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A couple of months ago, some kid from Dubai called Rashed Belhasa, the son of a billionaire construction tycoon, got himself an expensive Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. He then decided he would have it wrapped in his favourite design - a Louis Vuitton x Supreme pattern. It seems like he has lost interest in his car already, and he now decided to put the Italian supercar up for sale.

The fifteen year old, who goes by the handle “Money Kicks” on YouTube, earned millions of followers on social media for it. Under its hood is a twelve cylinder engine.

Last summer, he actually made the headlines on most auto blogs when he showed off this model, coated in a red wrap to match his Louis Vuitton x Supreme shoes (and bags). This definitely is a head turner especially with all the hype this collaboration is getting. As he is still not at the right age to drive, he hired himself a chauffeur to drive him around.

Read the entire article For Sale: Louis Vuitton Supreme-wrapped Ferrari F12 owned by the son of an Emirati billionaire

Check out this Ferrari S2 Concept that none of us can get our hands on. Why, you ask? Well, because it only exists in the virtual world. It was designed with aggressive lines, together with huge wheels, and bulky fenders. Now, doesn’t that make you wish it could come to life? Just imagine how quick this car could be when doing laps.

It was designer Sachin Zakarde from Mumbai, India, who created this so called S2’s design on his Behance page, and as you can see, it has a lot of carbon fiber components - from the side skirts, the wheels and even the roof. Speaking of the design, its nose will remind you of a Formula One car, with it being a little suspended, as well as the half rear wing it has got. As for the rear wing, we don’t know the real purpose of it but it does not really take anything away from the concept’s overall aggressiveness.

What’s odd is that the design of this car may have been considered too futuristic a few years back, but in fact, this S2 Concept actually looks wilder than the LaFerrari. Wild in a good way though.

Read the entire article This Ferrari S2 design study looks perfect for the tracks

There are so many stories circulating about whether Ferrari will be building an SUV or a fully electric model that people seem to be forgetting about Ferrari’s soon to be rockstar - the hardcore 488 GTB that will bring back the “GTO” moniker, which will also likely be the most desirable car to carry the prancing horse logo. In a leaked document by California Air Resources Board, there was a “488 Special Series Coupe” that was listed, so we definitely know that it is on its way.

We are expecting the 488 Special Series Coupe to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. In a recent closed door dealer meeting where the 488 was the main topic, someone seemed to have sneakily took photos of the slideshow that contained juicy information about the said model, which he then shares with a website with content that is mostly focused on Ferrari.

So, what can we expect from the 488 GTO? Here are some things we know. It will likely be equipped with Ferrari’s most powerful V8 engine ever made, giving out the highest power increase compared to a donor car for a V8 special series.

Read the entire article Leaked photos: Ferrari 488 GTO is lighter but more powerful than GTB model

The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is one of the few models out there that only the extremely privileged could acquire. In fact, you would have to be a highly regarded customer in Maranello to get one of the 210 examples to sit in your garage. But even with how expensive this car is, each example has already been accounted for. So if you did not get a chance to buy one the first time it came out and have regretted it ever since, today may be your lucky day.

That is because there is one Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta that is currently being sold at the Seven Car Lounge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The open-top version of the LaFerrari currently has 62 miles on its odometer, which means that it is good as new - probably the closest one you could get to a factory fresh model.

Though this example has an open-top, it still is based on the fixed-roof hypercar. Under its hood, it comes with the same 6.2 liter hybrid V12 powertrain that produces 950 horsepower, paired with a seven speed dual clutch transmission that gives that much power to the rear wheel drive. The Aperta is the first version in the series since the mid-1990s to be built with an open cockpit. The last one like it was the F50.

Read the entire article Very rare white open-roof Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is for sale in Saudi Arabia

A number of tuning companies are making money out of clients who are more than willing to pay just to make their rides capture their taste and preferences. Now, a tuning company from Tel Aviv, Israel that goes by the name of Component LTD has transformed a Ferrari 488 Spider into something that definitely mirrors the wishes of its owner.

Wrapped in a white finish, this ride seems to be an ordinary Ferrari 488 Spider at first look. However, a closer inspection reveals that this Ferrari 488 Spider is fitted with a number of additional components or aftermarket parts. These parts were thoroughly and neatly integrated into this Ferrari 488 Spider that it would be difficult for an untrained eye to distinguish them. In fact, you may even think that these aftermarket parts were originally installed into the Ferrari 488 Spider.

A number of aerodynamic aftermarket parts were sourced from Novitec Rosso. These elements include the front lip, side air intakes and side skirts, as well as rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler. Interestingly, all these parts for the Ferrari 488 Spider were created from carbon fiber. Novitec Rosso was also responsible for the engine bonnet and the multi-piece wheels that were derived from the NF7 series.

Read the entire article Component LTD creates white Ferrari 488 Spider fitted with Novitec Rosso parts

This weekend at the Finali Mondiali event at the Mugello Circuit in Italy, Ferrari finally took the covers off the FXX K Evo, after making an announcement earlier this week. Similar with the FXX Evo and the 599 XX Evo, the Maranello-based machine will be compatible with the 40 cars of the standard FXX K that currently exist. But this will not just be available as a package, but will also be offered as an “extremely limited-run model”. Even after the reveal, the automaker does not say how many examples will be made.

The track-only FXX K Evo’s main features are the upgraded aerodynamic body and the fact that this helps with the car’s weight loss. The package includes a fixed twin-profile rear wing complemented by two side fins and a central fin. Everything that has been done on the outside to boost aero was made possible by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations that took place for over a year. This was done to help the FXX K Evo produce more downforce like that of cars that race in GT3 and GTE championships.

To be more specific, the FXX K Evo now has 23 percent more downforce compared to the standard model. That is equivalent to 75 percent more than the road-going LaFerrari, which it is based on. It generates as much as 640 kilograms of downforce when running at 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), and as much as 830 kilos of downforce at maximum speed.

Read the entire article Ferrari reveals extremely limited FXX K Evo at Mugello Circuit

This is definitely one of the hotter versions of the so-called hot rod. Using the chassis and body of a 1930s vehicle from Ford, the creator of this hot rod installed a semi-modern eight-cylinder engine from Ferrari boosted by a pair of turbochargers. Throw in a number of complementing parts and a satin red finish, and the result is a classic hot rod with a 950-hp Ferrari engine.

Essentially, this hot rod from the 1930s already boasts of a power level already beyond the supercar of the present times. It features the chassis, box and stainless inserts of a 1932 Ford. Aside from these parts, all are outsourced or modified, especially its engine. This hot rod also comes with a 1932 Ford three-window fiberglass body finished in Vintage Flatz satin red. Also provided are power windows as well as pop up doors.

Gone is the original engine of this 1932 Ford, but in its stead, a powerful 1989 Ferrari V8 engine with a capacity of 3.0 liters has been transplanted. Featuring a compression ratio of 9.1 to 1, this V8 unit is believed to be sourced from a Ferrari 308 and is similar to the mill found inside the engine bay of the Lancia Thema 8.32. For this particular hot rod, this Ferrari 3.0-liter V8 engine was even made more powerful thanks to the installation of the Twin Turbonetics Turbochargers as well as its one-off stainless steel high-flow headers courtesy of Alan Lee as complemented by pre-bend tubing from Cone Engineering.

Read the entire article Red 1932 Ford Hot Rod burns with 950-hp V8 bi-turbo engine from Ferrari

Aston Martin may be known for building many of the stylish Bond cars we see on the big screen but nobody really knew how it can get super aggressive when it comes to undermining the competition. Until now.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO recently discussed with Autoblog and shared more details about its plans for a mid-engine supercar. Like he said, the 488 GTB is the best car in its segment and that they are hell-bent on competing against it.

When asked how the company is going to take on the Ferrari 488 GTB, Palmer admittedly said that they need to recruit some of Ferrari’s key people particularly the head of engineering and the head of powertrains. In fact, he also admitted that there are three of them who are now already working for him.

Read the entire article 3 of Ferrari’s top guys are now with Aston Martin, first task is to build 488 GTB competitor

It was not so long ago when Ferrari said that they will never build an SUV. But Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said in his speech at the New York Stock Exchange on October 9 that Ferrari is “dead serious” about their plans for a utility vehicle, which he refers to as the “FUV”. But after saying that, he also mentioned that it will take about 30 months for the automaker to decide on the production volume.

The 65-year-old CEO added that they’ll need to learn to master the relationship between scarcity and exclusivity before they can balance the desire to grow and widen their product portfolio. However, it is likely that production volume will be kept low so that the vehicle remains exclusive.

Many of us are surprised to hear that there will soon be a Ferrari SUV, considering the fact that they have been denying rumours of such a vehicle many times in the past. Though back in August, they did say that an SUV will probably happen. The reason why the automaker decided on this is probably because they know that the super SUV segment will expand significantly in the next few years. And one of their main competitors would be models like the upcoming Lamborghini Urus.

Read the entire article Marchionne confirms Ferrari SUV production

Oh, can you say that again? There’s a “used” Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta with 0 km mileage and with a listed price of $7,349,400. Okay, so let’s just round that off to 7.35 million USD or 27 million dirhams to be exact. Too much or just right? You be the judge. While Ferrari hadn’t officially revealed the Aperta’s unit price, it’s believed each came with a $3.9 million price tag. The only problem if you’re a true fan and are loaded is that all examples were sold out even before it was officially launched. If you were one of those who didn’t make the cut, you have to bear the higher price margin set by certain dealers or former owners.

James Edition, the world’s luxury marketplace, has recently posted this LaFerrari Aperta in Rossa Corsa body pain offered by a premium seller based in Dubai. For those who missed out on obtaining the fastest open-top Ferrari ever built, you should know that the dealership in UAE is under the name of GTR Motors and is located in Al Aweer New Auto Market Block 2, Showroom Number 18.

Spec details show a 2017 year model LaFerrari Aperta with 8 cylinder engine, automatic gearbox and an all-wheel drive drivetrain. The left-hand drive cabriolet is also featuring Ferrari’s iconic red paint job with black interior. While the description said it is “used” and the odometer shows otherwise, it could only mean that its first owner had bought it for “investment” purposes.

Read the entire article $7.35 million LaFerrari Aperta is looking for new owner in Dubai

We have already reached a generation wherein automakers are making the switch from gasoline engine cars to hybrid and all electric vehicles. So far, the trend is for automakers to gradually transition their range to accommodate electric vehicles. That’s why it is significant news when automakers say that they’re not looking into electrifying their models.

While Porsche and Bentley are joining the norm by developing sports cars, it seems like Ferrari and Lamborghini have no plans of doing so, and they have just confirmed it, according to Automotive News. Both Italian automakers do not believe that electrification is the future of supercars, but they do believe that hybrid options are.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Michael Leiters, Chief Technology Officer of Ferrari, said in an interview with Automotive News that it will take a lot more time, effort and innovation to get the same performance, and more importantly the driving pleasure of what we have today with the non-electrified models. It will not be that easy to replicate the performance and ease that we have now.

Read the entire article Ferrari and Lamborghini still not keen on producing electric sports cars

We’d like to believe that this Ferrari GTC4 Lusso SUV is not a fragment of another designer’s imagination. But in reality, it is. Since many of us love cars but only a few get the chance to actually design one, Spdesignsest on Instagram has digitally rendered this Ferrari into a sport utility vehicle despite the constraints in the grand tourer’s actual product design, which obviously isn’t suitable for treading the rockiest terrains on earth. To that end, the rendering artist has digitally equipped the GTC4 Lusso with highly durable plastic cladding and higher suspension.

While the likes of Bugatti, Pagani Koenigsegg and McLaren aren’t entertaining such thoughts for now, only time will tell if the idea of an off-road SUV will actually prevail. Besides, a number of luxury car manufacturers have lately jumped into the growing SUV trend. There is Aston Marin’s DBX, Rolls Royce’s Cullinan and Lamborghini’s Urus just to name a few.

Oddly, Ferrari refuses to make use of the term SUV and would rather call it an FUV. Supposedly an off-road utility vehicle is on the cards, Ferrari would rather stick to its two-door setup even when the brand has come up with several limited edition four door wagons, sedans and even concept in the past. This includes the one-off Pinin concept sedan in 1980 which was built to commemorate Pininfarina’s 50th year anniversary. There were also Ferrari’s 456 Venice or the four door wagons and sedans commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei. The GTC4Lusso no doubt, being a four-wheel-drive four-seater vehicle is the most ideal candidate for off-road treatment from the house of Maranello.

Read the entire article How does Ferrari’s Off-road GTC4 Lusso sound to you?

The very first fruit of the collaboration between the oldest bicycle maker in Italy (also in the world) and the legendary Italian sports car manufacturer has finally been introduced. Bianchi and Ferrari is presenting an all-new road bike – the SF01 – as the first of the Scuderia Ferrari branded high-performance bikes, as developed by taking inspiration from racing cars in the Formula One.

SF01 comes as the first-born of the “Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari” project, with developments done in close collaboration between the R&D and Design departments of Bianchi and Ferrari. With a weight of only 780 grams, the SF01 is an ultra-light high-performance road bike. Made from carbon and benefiting from racing geometry, the SF01 is a really lightweight bike. In addition, the SF01 features a stiff carbon frame engineered with Countervail vibration cancelling technology. Employing a special fiber architecture and viscoelastic resin, this technology could cancel up 80 percent of vibrations, which means that power and control could be optimized further.

Moreover, the SF01 employs the Astute One saddle, which only weighs around 94 grams. This saddle is made of 3k carbon, the same materials used for the seats of Ferrari’s F1 race car. The handlebar of the SF01 is wrapped in Astute’s anti-vibration Luxury Black tape, which provides an iconic black-velvet effect. The new SF01 rides on Speed 40C Carbon wheels from Fulcrum. These wheels – featuring Scuderia Ferrari custom graphics and carbon hubs – weigh only 1,420 grams.

Read the entire article $18,000 SF01 road bike is first product to come out of ‘Bianchi for Scuderia Ferrari’ project