Hey, Ferrari SP12 EPC , you’re not the only special one-off Ferrari to be rolled off the production line this year! The Italian sports car gurus in Maranello have put together another unique ride for a man with an extremely healthy piggy bank, and this one may just put Eric Clapton’s Ferrari to shame.
Cheerag Arya, a 32-year-old Indian born businessman known as CA, enlisted the help of Ferrari Special Projects to come up with his perfect Italian baby. His new SP Arya is based on the 599 GTO and was originally sent over to CA in a spread of 12 designs. CA proceeded to pick each design apart and put together an image of the car he had in mind. His "wish list" of features turned into a supercar with striking body details and an improved exhaust and suspension setup. Unfortunately, there were no power boosts, so the SP Arya will still be equipped with a V12 engine with an impressive output of 670 HP. Then again, who can complain when they have power like that?
The Ferrari Sp Arya will sit in CA’s garage along with a host of other Ferrari models, including an F40 , a 599XX , an SA Aperta , and the legendary Daytona.
Thrustmaster has a new racing game accessory and wouldn’t you know it, it’s as cool as the other side of the pillow.
Aptly named the Thrustmaster Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition, the racing peripheral is an 11" replica of the Ferrari 458 Italia ’s wheel, providing gamers a unique interactive driving experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. The genuine leather steering wheel has been replaced with a rubber-coated wheel, but everything else remains the same - albeit replaced with buttons instead of the usual controls - including the Engine Start button and the turn signals. Even the sequential paddle shifters are also present and finished in brushed metal.
The accessory is also adaptable to riders of all sizes because it’s extendable, has an adjustable height, and an adjustable steering column. Heck, it’s also portable and foldable, allowing gamers to stow and move the peripheral anytime.
Finally, Thrustmaster also announced that the Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition comes with what it’s calling the Global Vibration System, a program that simulates the actual vibrations that come from driving an actual race car.
The Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition is compatible with the XBox and PC, and is scheduled to hit stores in October with a retail price of $299. Sure makes for a nice little early Christmas present, right?
The Ferrari Daytona is one of the most sought after cars in automotive history and certainly the most sought after Ferrari. There were only 1,406 models built in its six model years, making it a very exclusive car. The spyder model, which is officially dubbed the Ferrari 365 GTS/4 is ultimately the rarest of the group, seeing only 122 models from 1971 through 1973.
We are not certain how many of the 122 spyder models are still in existence today, but that number may be taken down by one after a horrible meeting between a GTS/4 and a German tree. As expected of such a meeting, the tree won, leaving the once-worth-$600,000 GTS/4 with some serious damage.
According to reports, the driver claimed that his brakes failed, causing him to slam into the tree. Fortunately, the driver was not injured and his passenger was only treated for minor injuries. More than likely, the GTS/4 will be rebuilt, but judging from the damage, it will no longer be a $600K car. Hopefully the driver had some pretty stout insurance coverage on this puppy...
When an exotic animal somehow ends up on the streets, people run away from it. But when that exotic is a car in the form of the Ferrari F70 , you can’t get your eyes off of it.
The official successor to the iconic Ferrari Enzo was recently spotted prowling the public roads in camouflage guise. Something about this car just renders people speechless. This two-minute-and-something video shows the F70 undergoing a series of test runs and while nothing has been finalized by Ferrari regarding the super-duper car, we’re no less excited to see the car grow from being just a rumor a few years ago to seeing something tangible getting a road shake-down.
The most recent rumors of the F70 has it being powered by a bi-turbo engine with the HY-KERS system and a four-wheel drive system, one that could produce an estimated 1,000 horsepower!
In terms of design, CarAndDriver recently reported that the F70 will be designed based on a "three arc" philosophy that involves the front arc being the tightest in diameter; the middle one being the largest; and the rear arc being larger than that in the front and extending rearward until it ends abruptly.
Jay Leno has admitted to not being a "Ferrari guy," or at least a "modern Ferrari guy," but as far as classic Ferraris go, the comedian still has a soft spot for them. So when fellow comedian Adam Carolla brought his classic Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 to show Leno, the two car nuts proceeded to talk car chops about the iconic Ferrari model.
Built from 1964 to 1967, the 330 GT 2+2 holds a special appeal in the eyes of Ferrari collectors. Carolla’s model, in particular, looks especially fresh given the years it already has out on the road. It doesn’t command the same drool as the Ferrari 250 , but it’s no less a collector’s piece.
As soon as their two-man discussion finished, Carolla gave Leno the keys to the 330 GT 2+2 for a nice test drive. That’s when things turned to pure comedy as the 330 GT 2+2 first runs out of gas before developing a vibration that ended up getting caused by an improperly lubricated speedomenter cable that eventually led to the actual needle to fall off.
Great stuff, as always, from two of the funniest car nuts around.
Every car nut has daydreamed about building a car. Hell, we do on a daily basis, and building one in real life would cost more money than we could ever imagine having in our checking accounts. Let’s suspend reality for a tick here and imagine that someone handed you a blank check and asked for you to build the ultimate supercar.
Well, we are going to go over all of the supercars and lay out what pieces from which cars would come together to create the ultimate supercar Frankenstein. Now, there are some rules here. We have to make sure things are feasible. Things like slapping a W-16 Veyron engine into a Lotus Elise will not work, therefore it flat out can’t be done.
We’ll review our favorites in each of the three major categories — body and chassis, engine, and transmission — and end it all up by giving you our estimated specifications for our new vehicle.
When it comes to aesthetic and aerodynamic modifications, SR Auto Group is one of the premier aftermarket companies for the job. Time and again, these boys come out with something spectacular , and their latest project adds even more truth to what is becoming a growing sentiment in the industry.
The project is called Ice Blade and it’s a program for the mighty Italian supercar, the Ferrari 458 Italia . SR Auto Group describes it s a program that’s "vivid, adventurous, and simply brilliant."
With the help and use of a Novitec Rosso body kit, SR Auto Group was able to turn its evolutionary idea into reality. The creation of this bold and unique program begins with Novitec Rosso carbon fiber body kit, which includes new components like the front splitter, side skirts, door handles, mirrors, a rear spoiler, and a rear diffuser that flows effortlessly into the pure white exterior, creating a look that speaks to the car’s Ice Blade nickname.
From there, SR Auto Group fitted the 458 Italia with a new set of 21" and 22" PUR 4OUR DEPTH wheels that carry their own nickname: DaVinci Red.
For a car that really doesn’t need a nickname to give it even more swag, the Ferrari 458 Italia does look a whole lot better as the Ice Blade.
Par for the course for the people behind this stunning program.
The Stelvio Pass is believed to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Located in the Italian Alps, this curved road attracts thousands of motorists every year, including the guys over at Car And Driver who recently took a Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder . The car was driven by Jethro Bovingdon - Car and Driver’s European correspondent - who was able to drop the top of the Spyder and experience the thrill of the ride.
As a reminder, the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder is powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP. This setup gets the sports car from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 202 mph. The engine also delivers an outstanding power output of 127 HP/liter and 120 Nm/liter and only 307 g/km of CO2 with a fuel consumption of just 13.3 l/100 km.
Now that Ferrari has officially unveiled the F12 Berlinetta , the world has sort of forgotten about the 599 GTB Fiorano , but Kahn Design hasn’t. They created a very cool tuning package based on the "old" GTB.
Their Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 is painted in a nero daytona couture partnered with the a complete aerodynamic package. This package includes new front and rear sections, ceramic brakes, wing shields, an upgraded F1 gearbox, and yellow brake calipers. The tuner also added a new set of 9×21" front and 12×22" Monza forged wheels that can be finished in any color the customer chooses.
As usual, the interior is also highly customizable with a plethora of updates the tuner has at its disposal. They have also thrown in a new set of nero Daytona leather electric sports seats to tie in the exterior.
If you are interested, this Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1 can be yours for £88.875, about $140,000 at the current exchange rates.
Typically the words “eco-friendly” and “performance” don’t mix together well, but sometimes they pull it off. A great example of a successful attempt is the ACAT Global Ferrari 575 by JBR Motorsports. ACAT Global specializes in making less expensive and lighter catalytic converters, whereas JBR focuses on building bad-ass race cars; a match made in heaven. This modified Ferrari 575 is set to take on one of the largest challenges in the world, and that is to overtake the world land speed record – in the Grand Touring class, of course – at the Bonneville Speed Flats.
JRB and ACAT have been tight lipped about what this Ferrari 575 has behind the rear seats, but we are 100 percent certain that it is a little more than the standard 515-horsepower 5.8-liter V-12 that the stock 575 boasts. Granted, that engine is good, but certainly not enough to beat out the Ferrari record of 232 mph.
The exterior of the Ferrari 575 is draped in a coat of French Blue Ferrari Racing paint with graphics by custom-graphics-extraordinaire, Troy Lee, but the remainder of the exterior modifications are still unknown at this time. We are certain that the Ferrari will boast a lower ride height to help with aerodynamics and a series of diffusers on the rear to help reduce the drag on the rear of the Ferrari.
As we approach the August 11th debut of the Ferrari 575, given it passes its 3-day testing phase, we will learn more about this super-fast Ferrari. We will pass information along to you, as we receive it.
Click past the jump to read the press release regarding its record-setting attempt.