We understand, classic Ferrari models don’t come cheap. And even though we don’t plan to buy one anytime soon, we do keep browsing through online classifieds once in a while, but that still doesn’t mean that we can afford one. Today, we happened to stumble upon this rare and pristine example of a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO . These classic scarlet red Ferraris are hard to miss and rather valuable.
Ferrari of New England is among the premier Ferrari dealerships in the country and this certified GTO is now on sale for a mind-boggling $1.8 million. That’s a lot of money, only until you realize that Ferrari made only 272 examples of it. In 2009, the previous owners spent $35,000 on maintenance for this 288 GTO and now has 17,352 km (10,782 miles) on the odometer. The regular maintenance work included new brake pads, gaskets, timing belts and other pertinent items.
So, if you happen to be in the market for a nearly $2 million classic Ferrari, this mint-condition model may be up your alley.
Click past the jump for more information on the Ferrari 288 GTO
Speculations have been running wild as of late in regards to the sixth-generation Mustang , and one of the biggest unknowns that has been speculated upon is its reveal date. Well, speculate no longer TopSpeed faithful, as Ford has backhandedly announced the 2015 Mustang ’s reveal date: December 5th, 2014.
That’s right, the above video, which you can find on the Mustang YouTube channel, doesn’t reveal too much, but the video’s description sure does clear up the date issue. The first line reads "On December 5th, Ford will take the cover off the all-new Mustang..." Mark the date, ladies and gentlemen, because this is the date that we find out if Ford will repeat the Mustang II remake or if it will be the model’s savior, like the Fox Body generation.
For you drama kings and queens that just can’t get enough speculation on the new Mustang, you can rest easy because Ford released no information on the new Stang, nor did it announce where it will unveil the sixth-gen Mustang. This gives us plenty to speculate on for the next 17 days...
Click past the jump to read more on the 2015 Mustang.
Only few hours ago, Nissan unveiled the official details on the new GT-R Nismo , which happens to be the most powerful GT-R ever, and now it’s time to see it in action at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. On the famed German circuit is where it managed to score a time of just 7:8.679. making it the world’s fastest volume-production car around the "Green Hell."
The lap time was recorded by Michael Krumm, a Nissan test-driver, who was impressed by the capacities of the new GT-R Nismo .
The model that established this amazing time was equipped with the track options package that includes aerodynamics tuning, weight reduction, and suspension tuning. Under the hood, there is the newly updated engine GT-R engine: a 3.8-liter, twin-boosted V-6 engine that delivers a total of 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.
Check out the video to see what Krumm thinks on the new car and hear his commentary as he laps the track. there’s also plenty of sweet in-car sounds to enjoy.
There’s a lot of hype building around the upcoming release of the Need for Speed movie and for good reason, the racing game franchise has become one of the most iconic in the history of video games and a move towards the big screen is usually a sign of a healthy financial standing.
The first trailer was released a few months ago and while it did little to spark our interest in the movie, we did see that the whole thing is filled with lots and lots of supercars . That and Aaron Paul, our dude from Breaking Bad, will play the starring role in it.
Following up on that teaser trailer, the full length trailer for Need for Speed has finally been released, giving us a better indication on what we can expect when the movie is released in March 2014. It might be hard for Need for Speed to compete with the Fast & Furious franchise, but if the movie plays it smartly and develops an identity of its own, it probably won’t need to.
The many fans of the video game franchise will make sure of that.
Click past the jump to watch an on-the-set preview for Need for Speed: The Movie
The 2013 LA Auto Show is upon us. Starting today, manufacturers will be rolling out new products and designs for the upcoming year. There’s plenty to cover from each automaker and this show preview gives a shallow glimpse into what we already know to be coming out.
We know Ford , Subaru , Acura , and Chevrolet will be unveiling never-before-seen vehicles for the first time, along with announcing smaller updates to current models. As the next few days roll on, we will bring you coverage vehicle by vehicle as the information becomes available with new cars literally being announced by the hour.
Scroll on down for our rundown on what details we already know, what vehicles will be seen in person for the first time, and even which ones have never seen the light of day.
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Here at TopSpeed, we give you the rundown on some pretty expensive equipment. Whether it is a Ferrari , Maserati , Ford or Fiat , all these things cost money. We know caring for that new rig can be nerve-racking with all the rogue shopping carts and distracted drivers looming inches away – not to mention the jealous thieves who’d love to help themselves to your new 911 .
That’s why our eyes popped wide when we saw the latest product from Globalstar, Inc.: the SPOT Trace. It’s a GPS-based tracking device wrapped in a small but tough box designed to be hidden within anything valuable, like a car, ATV, motorcycle or boat.
The SPOT Trace uses GPS signals to monitor any movement, even down to vibrations, of whatever the device is secured to. Any movement can be automatically sent to a cell phone, via email or text message, to alert of possible theft. The SPOT Trace also has a dock mode for monitoring boats moored in harbor.
Users can set their preferences to receive updates in 2.5, 5, 10, 30, or 60-minute intervals. They can also view their asset’s location 24/7 in real time on Google Maps. Even if the thief tries to flee internationally, the GPS tracker will follow the SPOT Trace almost anywhere in the world. And with an 18-month battery life, the thief’s chances of keeping his loot are dramatically slim.
Perhaps the SPOT Trace’s best feature is its affordability. The unit itself only runs $99 and the yearly GPS subscription costs the same. A hundred bucks seems like a real bargain for some peace of mind knowing that your $100,000 Porsche or $1.5 million yacht is right where you parked it.
Click past the jump to read the press release about the SPOT Trace GPS tracker
Passion for cars and passion for racing games go hand in hand, so we’re certain that you’ve spent lots of time playing at least one of the famous car games out there, like Need For Speed, Gran Turismo or Forza.
As you probable know, huge leaps forward in game content and graphics a new game require a new consoles that are powerful enough to run these advanced games. This is where things have evolved at light speed over the last few decades.
From the Magnavox Odyssey released back in 1972, things went at high speed and now the world is preparing for the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One consoles, which will once again revolutionize digital racing, thanks to enhanced graphics, processing speeds and the ability to store their games in the "cloud," so they can pick up right where they left off, even in the middle of a highly competitive race.
What the launch of this two new consoles means for racing game players? Only good things of course.
So, you’ve got a supercar but no place flex its muscles... With the Nurburgring sale nearly completed , then you may be interested in this upcoming auction. Mid America Motorplex, which is located just outside of Omaha, Nebraska, will go under the hammer next week. The complete facility along with all the assets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The 2.23-mile-long racetrack, which also includes an 1/8-mile drag strip, paddock building, and other racetrack necessities, has been put up for auction on Auction Solutions Inc. The sale is scheduled to take place on November 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The little-known Mid America Motorplex is situated in the small town of Pacific Junction, Iowa, not far from Omaha, and covers a total area of 205 acres.
Pre-bidding has already kicked-off on Auction Solutions’ website. The last bid registered is $380,000 with 5 days remaining. Sure, it’s no Nurburgring, but it would be a steal if it comes in under $500k.
Read more about the Mid America Motorplex after the jump
Hot Wheels may market itself as a toy company that makes die-cast cars for kids, but somewhere along the way, the lines of what constitutes a "kid" gets lost in the mix.
That’s exactly what happened during Hot Wheels’ latest publicity stunt, which turned out to be more of a impromptu competition among dads. The elaborate setup included the creation of one of the craziest race tracks Hot Wheels has ever built. From there, the company invited kids for a casting call, except that the real targets were actually the little ones’ dads.
Proving that even adults still are kids at heart, Hot Wheels took the dads on an impromptu competition to see if any of them can complete the unfinished racetrack before the cars cross the finish line. One dad was able to do it, but others were deemed "too slow."
But in the end, it was probably worth seeing the reactions from these dads, who probably believe now more than ever that it’s never too late to relive their childhoods, even if its in front of their kids.
Click past the jump to take a tour inside the Hot Wheel factory
On of our favorite YouTube users, Marchettino, managed to shoot another incredible video. If we are not mistaken, this video shows the first non-red LaFerrari out there and more importantly, it shows it in action at Ferrari ’s famous Mugello circuit.
Marchettino caught the car driving around the circuit during the Finali Ferrari Challenge event, and the company’s test driver Dario Benuzzi, was at the helm.
This video offers up plenty of close-up images and tons of exhaust notes, ranging from its mean idle up to a full-throat sprint. We are pretty sure you will want to watch it again and again, while dreaming of dropping a massive sum of cash to pick up the LaFerrari.
A quick reminder, the LaFerrari features a hybrid powertrain that combines a 6,262 cc (6.3-liter) V-12 engine with two electric motors — one motor powers the driven wheels and the second drives the ancillaries. This system delivers a total of 963 horsepower — 800 delivered by the V-12 engine and 163 by the electric motors — and a peak torque in excess of 663 pound-feet. With this amount of power, the LaFerrari will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.