If only we could get invited to these exclusive track meets, then we’d be the ones getting videotaped with our fancy Ferraris instead of being the ones watching it from our sofas all while imagining the day when we could get our hands on a Prancing Horse.
That being said, there’s no shame in watching these videos because, well, this is probably as good as it can get for us.
This track video comes courtesy of Marchettino who somehow found himself at
Monza riding with a bunch of Ferrari owners for a nice day of leg stretching around the Italian race track. Watch the video and you’ll notice some of Maranello’s best running around Monza, including a black Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ferrari 599, and what looks to be a Ferrari 575M. Oh and there’s some Ferrari 430s and 360s scattered in the area as well.
If that’s not enough, we get a close-up look of an F430 Scuderia going full blast at 170 mph while producing that unmistakable engine roar to the delight of our speakers.
Not to sound like a jealous man, but…I want one of those!
Admit it, people. You’re all as envious as we are right now.
As with any other Ferrari model, the F430 sports car has received star treatment from worldwide Ferrari tuning firm, Novitec Rosso, but apparently Michiel van den Brink and ZR Auto thought the package needed just a few more tweaks before it was just right. In case anyone has already forgotten these Canadian tuners were the ones that created the 1200 HP Gallardo, and Michiel van den Brink is the designer of the famous Ferrari Vandenbrink GTO so we can only imagine that what they added to the F430 is sure to please!
Unfortunately, these creative minds have only provided us with a few images of their version of the F430 by Novitec, but we can only hope that since Michiel van den Brink was in charge of the exterior design, that ZR Auto was given the task of boosting power under the hood. Do we see a 1200hp F430 in our future? Maybe, maybe not, but we’ll get back with more details as soon as they are released.
Until then, just sit back and enjoy the red exterior paint along with those black stripes and ZR Auto. And when you look at the ZR Auto logo just remember that you might be feasting your eyes on a power hungry version of the Ferrari F430. Bon Appetit!
You know when people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Well this dude took it to a whole new level. See, he has a Toyota MR2, a nice sports car that has no chance when parked beside, say, a Ferrari F430 Spider.
Apparently, our MR2 owner found a way to make his MR2 a little more presentable: he dressed up his Toyota sports car to look like a Ferrari F430 Spider. We say “look like” because no matter how hard he tried, you still wouldn’t mistake one for the other.
The story becomes more ridiculous when the owner of the Fauxrarri decided to participate in a sports car meet somewhere in the Netherlands with his dressed up MR2. Upon arriving at the location of the meet, the owner parked his sports car in one spot, oblivious to the fact that another sports car, albeit a lot more powerful, was parked very close by.
Care to venture a guess at which sports car that was?
Yep. It was a Ferrari F430 Spider, and a real one at that.
Proving that Prancing Horses can still be given an upgrade or two, exhaust extraordinaire Capristo has come out with a new exhaust system for the Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
Not only does this system allow the car to lose about 24 kilos in weight, but more importantly, the added significance of the lost weight and the upgraded performance of the tuning house’s exhaust combines to give the 430 Scuderia, an already powerful Ferrari by any measure, an added 25 horsepower and 50 Nm of torque.
And to show the Ferrari-loving world just how much of a difference the new exhaust system makes on the 430 Scuderia, the boys at Capristo were kind enough to release a video of the supercar doing some tests before the exhaust was put in, the process of putting their system in the 430 Scuderia, and the resulting difference between the old exhaust and the new Capristo system.
Now this is as heartbreaking a story as you’ll ever come across. Not that we cried or anything, but we feel for the owner of this 2008 Ferrari F430 Novitech for the ordeal he had to go through. On the flip side, this is also a reminder to all of us that car insurance, while maddeningly expensive, can still be the best thing that ever happened to your car.
In any case, here are the details. That car, as we’ve mentioned, is – or was – a 2008 Ferrari F430 Novitech that caught fire on the German Autobahn recently while going at 80 mph around 5 in the morning after the owner’s eventful night of club-hopping. As soon as the fire began, the owner quickly pulled over at the side of the highway, got out of the car and made a quick getaway, avoiding any injuries in the process.
Unfortunately, his Ferrari wasn’t as lucky. As soon as the fire was stopped, the F430 Novitech was reduced to a twisted heap of hot metal. What’s worse, the car didn’t have any insurance on it, driving the owner, according to people who witnessed the fiery spectacle, to tears after seeing his precious supercar get engulfed in flames.
Anderson Germany is really into tuning Ferrari models. Last month they revealed a tuning package for the California and today they have revealed details on a new tuning package for the F430 Scuderia. And, as usual, the tuner worked on both the exterior and the interior, as well as boosting the engine’s performances.
The exterior package includes an exclusive stealth look coating - à la jet plane - tinted windows, taillights and blinkers, exterior mirrors, a tail diffuser, and several engine compartment coverings all made in carbon fiber. The interior not only gets fine leather applications in alcantara leather and matte carbon look, but it also gets a new high-end sound system which is extremely convenient considering the standard Scuderia doesn’t have a stereo.
As for the engine upgrade, the tuner added a weight reduced valve commanded stainless steel exhaust system and a sports air filter. The result is an impressive 575 HP (up from a standard of 510 HP). The whole package is finished by 20" light alloy black rims combined with 235/30-20 front and 325/25-20 rear high performance tires.
So, do you have an extra $650,000 to spare? If you do, then you might fancy this piece of carbon fiber goodness.
This, dear friends, is a carbon fiber 2009 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M and for the aforementioned price tag, you can drive home with it and be the envy of just about everybody who sees you behind the wheel of this car. It’s completely one-of-a-kind. It’s got Tubi-sourced titanium exhaust tips, redesigned alcantara and leather interior, full-screen navigation system, front and rear view cameras, and factory designed carbon fiber wheels. Best of all, the car only has a grand total of 126 miles on its odometer.
And did we forget to mention the carbon fiber body, which was commissioned by the car’s last owner from no less than Maranello’s premier bodywork specialist Carrozzeria Zanasi? Yeah, the car comes with that, too.
In the unlikely event that you’re reading this and you own an island somewhere in the Pacific, then you can probably drop by the Ferrari dealership in Beverly Hills, fork over the $650,000 and be on your way.
Not that we’re jealous of you, except that, well, we are.
If you’re one of those lucky few that calls themselves a Ferrari owner, the past few months have been marked with a number of horrific crashes and unceremonious fires to a number of Ferrari models, most notably that of the fire crisis the 458 Italia has found itself in.
Unfortunately, the total number of Ferrari crashes continues to increase, with the most recent one occurring in Zagreb, Croatia over the weekend. From what we’ve gathered, the accident occurred sometime Sunday evening after the driver of this Ferrari 430 lost control of his car before driving it straight into a tree. As you can see by the photos, the crash left very little of the 430’s hood intact, prompting us to wonder whether this car can still be salvageable.
The only good news to come out of this crash was that the driver of the car escaped the accident without any injuries. And given the extent of damage sustained by his car, that dude should be counting his blessings.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera weighs in at around 154 pounds less than the Gallardo LP 560-4. The 5.2 liter V10 engine delivers an incredible 570 hp. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in only 10.2 seconds later, and a top speed that goes up to 202 mph. That’s more than impressive, right?
But wait! Its opponent, the Ferrari F430 is even more impressive. With the addition of a turbo system with modified engine it delivers an impressive 750 HP on standard fuel and 1000 HP on race fuel. So, who do you think will win the competition?
Since time immemorial – or at least since the automobile was invented – man has found countless ways to push the envelope when it comes to super cars. Yet despite their dissimilarities, supercars generally hold a couple of things in common, chief among them are their awe-inducing power and their gaudy price tags.
That being said, it’s hard to mistake a Ferrari for a Lamborghini and vice versa, thanks in large part to the distinct features both Italian supercar makers have from each other. But as is the case with the bold and the ingenious, Japanese tuners Auto Veloce have found a way to infuse design elements found in the Lamborghini and put them into a Ferrari F430.
Not exactly the holiest of collaborations, but the whole Ferrari-Lamborghini look by Auto Veloce works wonders on both the untrained eye of a regular Joe and the steely and scrutinizing mind of a gear head. Notice that this particular F430 now comes with Lamborghini’s distinct front air dam, quarter panel intakes, and rear wing that look suspiciously inspired by a Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce. We don’t know if that was the look Auto Veloce was hoping for, but judging by the Lambo-Ferrari mash-up, we pretty much figured what kind of look the tuning house was aiming for.