We’ve all had one of those mornings. you wake up, stumble out of bed and realize you need bread, milk, or something of the sort. At that point, we just hop into the old grocery getter and hightail it to the local market to get what we need. According to this video, Chris Harris isn’t immune to this issue, but his grocery getter is a little unorthodox... to say the least.
Yeah, he heads into town — driving on one of the most awesome roads on the planet — in a 1992 Ferrari 512 TR , with the "TR" standing for Testarossa, of course.
It’s not too often that Harris limits himself to just four words in one of his videos, but that’s exactly how many words he speaks through the five-plus-minute-long video. He does however, have a quick wardrobe change on the side of the road, putting him in more "appropriate" attire for the "Red Head" Ferrari ...
This lack of speech doesn’t mean that the video is less fun to watch. The sound of the 12-cylinder pumping away is all the sound we really need. Enjoy...
Last year, a Ferrari 250 sold for $32 million . This price certainly sounds like a bargain, when compared to the price paid for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racecar . Numerous reports indicate that an unknown man paid $52 million to get the car. There is no official confirmation on this, but according to Bloomberg, the price was confirmed by three specialist traders.
If this sale price is accurate, this easily trumps the $34,711,200 sale of a Ferrari 250 GTO that was once driven by Stirling Moss.
The car was once owned by the Greenwich, Connecticut-based collector, Paul Pappalardo, then by a Spanish collector. Pappalardo bought the car in 1974, paid a handsome fee to restore it and after that, it saw use in many historic races, including the 2002 Le Mans Classic. After that the car was sold.
When asked about this subject, Pappalardo said he has no comment, but it’s pretty clear that the Ferrari 250 is becoming a great collection.
Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 250 GTO.
The folks at Motor Trend get their hands on some of the most amazing cars on the market. In the latest episode of "Ignition," Carlos Lago got the chance to review the most powerful road legal Ferrari — until the LaFerrari hits the market, of course — the 2014 F12berlinetta . This is actually the second time Ignition had the chance to test the car — first time in Italy last year — but this time "Ignition" took it to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. With this amazing power under the hood, the supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.
Check out the video to see how fast the F12berlinetta can get in the hands of the pro racing driver Randy Pobst.
Initially, the three cars were taken to Laguna Seca and had their lap times tested. The best lap time came from the F12berlinetta, as expected, with a lap time of 1:38.04. After that, all the three cars were put to the quarter-mile test, much to the delight of our senses.
The most powerful car tested was the F12berlinetta, with it 6.3-liter, 731-horsepower, V-12 engine. As no surprise, the Italian beast delivers an amazing driving experience and the two guys seemed to have all the fun in the world testing it. Who wouldn’t after all. Oh, and the engine sounds beyond awesome!
The Stingray is also a pretty good car to drive, thanks to its 6.2-liter, V-8 engine hat kicks out 460 horsepower.
Pulling up the rear in the power department is the Carrera 4S, which puts down only 400 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque from its 3.8-liter, flat-six engine.
Keep in mind, the "Best Driver’s Car" is not always the one with the most power... Enjoy the video!
While is not completely correct to call these "spy shots," we always get pretty excited when we have the chance to bring you some new details on the recently announced Ferrari LaFerrari .
Its true the car made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , but customers will still have to wait a while before getting the chance to actually drive it. So, Ferrari is taking this time to put the car through some testing sessions, and the latest took place on the Nurburgring.
Our spy photographers happened to be at the `Ring and had the chance to snap a few shots of the new LaFerrari . It may look like the supercar is still wearing camouflage, but this is actually just protective foil.
According to the our photographers. the sounds coming from the engine was music to their ears, and it’s too bad that this wonderful noise doesn’t come through in still images.
Click past the jump to read more about the new LaFerrari.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent contract extension with Real Madrid essentially turned the soccer superstar into one of the most handsomely paid athletes in the world (he’s reportedly set to earn 17 million euros a year, which is around $23 million based on current exchange rates). So, with all that money at his disposal, nobody was surprised to find out that Ronaldo is spending his money wisely.
Ronaldo has long been known as a supercar aficionado, often riding around Madrid with the latest exotic to hit the market. His luck with those rides are a different discussion — he’s had problems with the Ferrari 599 GTB and the Lamborghini Aventador in the past — but nobody can deny his taste for exotics.
As one of the 499 customers on the waiting list for the limited-edition LaFerrari, Ronaldo is poised to score one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet. It’s going to cost him $1.3 million, but given that he can earn that amount by the end of the year, it sure won’t be a problem for the Galactico striker to shell out that much money without ruining his gelled-up hair.
The Ferrari F50 is by far the least popular of the firm’s first four generations of modern hypercars. All the world’s respect and awe for the F40 met the F50 at its debut, but the tide quickly turned for this $480,000 machine after reviewers and Ferrari customers alike revealed the F40 replacement’s familiar styling hid dynamics and a driver experience nowhere near the ferocity of the legendary original.
Instead of a peaky and violent Group B reject like the F40 , the F50 was a heavy, high-speed missile with limited tractability at low speeds from the V-12 versus the explosive F40’s twin turbochargers and short gearing.
Make no mistake, there is nothing wrong with the performance of the F50, which easily spanked [the hottest thing available from Lamborghini at the time, the Diablo VT in sprint pace, as well as maximum velocity. The construction is carbon-fiber with the rigidity of a fortified bunker, the rear wing is eye-catching, and the 1990s makeover of the F40 ’s simple nose was beautiful, at first.
The F50 largely included the F40 ’s exaggerated and exotic proportions and clamshell hoods front and back. Headlamps above the bumper and hood’s leading edge were possible via shrouded enclosures for the first time in three decades, and the unadorned intake wears only a simple and modest prancing horse.
The F50 is an enjoyable case study for armchair experts and everyone else forced to endure Ferrari ’s frequent grandstanding. It also shows a few nice things for all supercar fans, especially those who are, unfortunately, not debating which Ferrari to purchase (at least not any time soon)!
Click past the jump for the full debrief of the Ferrari F50: the Ferrari’s hypercar sophomore album that is now a study in what *not* to do when replacing a legend.
Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , the Ferrari 458 Speciale is powered by a naturally aspirated, 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 596 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 398 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. Thanks to the extra power, the new 458 Speciale features the most powerful naturally-aspirated V-8 engine in Ferrari ’s history.
You can easily imagine that such an engine delivers an amazing sound, and this video gives us the chance to see the 458 Speciale revving its V-8 engine at Fiorano circuit. A nice bonus is that on top of hearing the engine, we also get to see the supercar in a different color than the one revealed in Frankfurt: blue with sky blue racing stripes. The white film was placed to protect the paint and not to camouflage the car.
The new 458 Speciale can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 202 mph. We are still waiting to learn its lap time around Fiorano.
YouTube user, Marchettino, managed to shoot another incredible video: he was able to catch not one, but two Ferrari LaFerrari supercars lapping the Fiorano racetrack. In this video, you will see both supercars doing multiple accelerations and raucous downshifts, plus you get to see the rear spoiler in action too.
A hidden gem in the video is that there is one semi-camouflaged LaFerrari that, according to Marchettino, sounded louder than the other one — maybe due to an upgraded exhaust system — so we may be in for a tuned LaFerrari in the future.
As a reminder, the LaFerrari combines a 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, which sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.
The Ferrari 599 was already replaced by the new F12berlinetta , but the 599XX EVO variant still remains a car that grabs our attention. A bunch of 599XX EVO models were recently making their rounds at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France and a Youtube user, Tomedelic1, was lucky enough to be there. According to Tomedelic1, he had the "experience of a life time" while he was there, and fortunately, he was kind enough to share it with us.
He didn’t just get to see these cool cars lapping the circuit. Nope, he had the chance to ride along is this 750-horsepower, V-12 monster and experience the great sounds from the inside of the car.
As a refresher, 599XX EVO is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 750 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 516 pound-feet of torque. That plenty to get just about any one’s heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing.