On August 27, 2012, U.K. banks are closed for a holiday and supercars are set to run wild in celebration of this holiday. At the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the Supercar Showdown will take place and we will all get a good glimpse and listen to what these cars have to offer.
The guest list also includes a laundry list of car clubs that are sure to bring numerous hot cars to the National Motor Museum. This year, there will be a course set up in the museum’s parking lot, so you can watch these supercars do what they do best, navigate a road course, though we doubt it will be a timed race, but rather a friendly drive.
You also can get involved in the show, as you can vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best supercar at the show. The winner of this award receives a 60th anniversary Beaulieu trophy and tons of bragging rights.
To get into the show, all you need to do is purchase a general Beaulieu attraction admission ticket and you’re good to go. You can get tickets online at the rate of ₤18 for adults, ₤16.65 for those 60 years and older, ₤10.80 for those 13 to 17 years old, and ₤8,95 for those 5 to 12 years old. Alternatively, you can pick up family admission tickets, which are good for two adults and up to three children for just ₤47.25. This ticket also gives you admission to the museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and Garden.
Flame-throwing supercars are grabbing more and more attention these days so it doesn’t really surprise us that another one was captured on video putting on a flame-spewing show.
This time, it’s a Ferrari F50 romping through a California highway and in the middle of its cruising, begins spewing flames as soon as the owner pushes the pedal to the medal. It’s always a treat for us to watch how some owners use their supercars and make them do something our cars can never do – unless of course we set them on fire.
If you haven’t seen a car spew flames from the exhaust before, here’s your chance. It’s not as elaborate as a the one you see in the Batmobile, but its close enough.
If you’re one of the few that actually do have $800,000 that you can part with without any second thoughts, then this 1995 Ferrari F50, which is being sold by its owner for around $788,888, is one item that you could actually buy. Sure, it might be 15 years old, but how many Ferrari F50s do you actually see romping around the streets these days? We’re thinking not a lot. And it’s not like this one has been used and abused by the owner. On the contrary, it’s got some pretty new and nifty modifications on it including an iPod stereo-system and subwoofers.
On top of that, it’s got some suave Alcantara leather seats, a set of black rims, calipers with red logos, an Italian flag striping on the wing and a Tubi exhaust system. Best of all, for a car that’s been around the block quite a few times; it’s got a surprisingly low mileage of just a shade under 7,500 miles.
So there you have it folks. A 1995 Ferrari F50 for three-quarters of a million. Any takers?
Apparently even an entity as powerful as the Federal Burrow of Investigation can’t handle the awesome potential of the Ferrari F50. This beautiful red 500 V2 powered Italian super car was being transported to a storage facility after being seized in a recent drug raid by an FBI agent. The driver claims to have been traveling at 40 MPH when the vehicle suffered a sudden blowout, causing the agent to lose control of the vehicle and smash the $550,000 super car into a tree. Although the FBI guy walked away unharmed, the F50 suffered significant damage.
Personally, I find the whole tire exploding at 40 MPH thing to be a little far fetched. So U.S. government, next time you want to take away someone’s 500 HP Italian super car, give me a call, and I will be more than happy to make sure it ends up where it needs to be safely.
The Ferrari F50 doesn’t get a whole lot of respect in the super exotic Ferrari circles. It was rumored to be no faster than the F40 it replaced, and its replacement, the Enzo, may already have its replacement on the way. So what better way to get this car a little cred than show is got some drift chops?
We are always sorry to report about a crashed supercar. And this time more than ever: we are talking about a 1995 Ferrari F50 owned by a museum in Frank Hoek, South Africa.
The son of the owner of the museum decided to take the F50 to a ride. And the result... well it needs no comment the picture say it all. South African media said the car is a total loss, but the owner of the museum denies this. According to him, the F50 cand still be repaired and return to old state.
Hard to believe considering almost all the essential components are shielded: body, the left rear suspension and the right front suspension, the oil coolers and radiator, three rims and tires must be replaced.
But there is always hope. We have to say that the carbon fiber body will have a high cost, because carbon fiber is extremely expensive and thus restore too.
The accident was not caused by the owner or it reckless driving or excessive speed, but it was described as a ’normal’ accident. I wonder what does this mean?
In its early days, over 50 years ago, Ferrari built cars which could be used, with only a few minor alterations, for Formula 1 or Sportscar events or everyday on the street. However, as Formula 1 cars evolved, it became impossible for someone who was not a team driver or a collector capable of passing a series of private tests on the track, to take the wheel of a racing Ferrari. Ferrari decided to again give all its clients the chance for this experience. The F50 was the response to this technological challenge. Thanks to the research made possible by Ferrari’s vast experience in this field, producing over 45 racing models and over 120 GT and Sports models, the F50 was built to the same tolerances and with the same integrity as a Formula 1 car. The carbonfiber monocoque that enclosed the aeronautical rubber fuel tank, the V12 engine that acted as a load-bearing structure for the transaxle-rear suspension assembly, the pushrod suspension, and separate hand-braking system are formed on the basic principles of a racing car projected into the dimension of normal, safe use in all situations. The result was a car with a specific power output of 109 HP/litre and an extraordinary chassis that combined unbeatable performance with exact handling and ultimate safety even in unexpected or extraordinary circumstances.
The GT racing class was first created in the mid 1950s and was subsequently dominated by Ferrari for the first decade of its existence. With the carefully constructed and prepared 250 GTs Ferrrari supplied their customers with instant winners. Ferrari built the last GT-car in 1965, after which customers had to modify Ferrari road cars to race. The most successful of these were the Daytona Competizione and F40 GT, which both had some backdoor support from the works.