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The first teaser image hit the Internet yesterday and now Ferrari has revealed the new 458 Challenge Evoluzione racecar, which made its world debut at the Mugello Circuit just one day after the Ferrari Challenge Finali Mondiali. The supercar builder will use the new model starting next year in the Ferrari one-make series, and it will hit the market in the upcoming weeks.

The 458 Challenge Evoluzione racer underwent its first public test on a windy and rainy day at the Tuscan raceway, which soiled some of the fun. Despite the rain spoiling the fun, these conditions helped prove that it is all to take on the competition on the tarmac.

For the 2014 model year, the 458 Challenge Evoluzione features an improved aerodynamic kit that includes a new rear wing for increased downforce, and up front it gets a new splitter and an updated floor. These changes improved its lap times and long-distance efficiency, making it a real threat to all comers. According to Ferrari, these changes will be mandatory on cars taking part in next year’s Challenge.

Ferrari has yet to release what’s going on under the new 458 racer’s skin, but we assume that it will carry the same 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that puts down 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. We do expect to see some lightening modifications to make it accelerate and handle better than the stock 458 Italia.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari 458 Italia.

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The Japanese tuner Liberty Walk Performance will display an awesome tuning kit based on the Ferrari 458 Italia at the 2013 SEMA Show . The kit includes some very aggressive exterior updates, plus new Armytrix titanium exhaust pipes that will completely transform the sound of the prancing horse’s V-8 engine.

The kit includes large front and rear bumpers, a new diffuse and a large rear wing for some extra downforce. All the new elements are made from carbon fiber, so they don’t add too much weight to the supercar .

There are no details just yet if the tuner will do any work under the hood, but the 570 horsepower delivered from factory are just enough for us, though we wouldn’t be against a few extra ponies.

Liberty Walk Performance will display the 458’s body kit will be displayed at the Toyo Tires booth next to a bad-ass Nissan GT-R prepared by the same tuner.

Click past the jump to see the Ferrari 458 by Liberty Walk Performance up close with pricing.

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In Formula 1 competitions, the success of a team depends a good bit on the speed of its pit crew and how fast the driver can exit the pit. The entire entry and exit of the pit requires excellent strategy and absolute precision by the entire team.

You can imagine that a pit stop would require a few minutes, given all of the work that the crew needs to get done (tires, fuel, etc.). Actually, anything in excess of just a few seconds would actually ruin the race for the entire team.

At the Japanese Grand Prix 2013, Ferrari managed to pull off the pit stop ever, as the team needed just 1.95 seconds to put Fernando Alonso back on the racetrack. Yes, you read that right: 1.95 seconds. Now this is what we call efficiency, don’t you think?

Check out the above video to see the record.

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Earlier this month, Ferrari filled some patent drawings revealing a new model that many people believed was the new Ferrari California . On the same day, Ferrari also filed a patent for the new "SP FFX" name and an accompanying logo. These two occurrences on the same day lead us to believe that those patent drawings were, in fact, of the SP FFX.

First things first; why is it unlikely that these drawings are of the new California? Mainly because the car showed in the images featured Ferrari FF door mirrors, headlights, taillights and general proportions. These make us believe that we were actually looking at a special FF Coupe.

The SP FFX name is a little unclear, but we do know that SP stands for Special Projects. As for the "FFX;" that part makes it pretty clear that a special edition FF is on its way.

If this is true, then we expect the SP FFX to be a one-off model that features a V-12 engine with more than 650 horsepower and a top speed of 200 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ferrari FF.

Source: Jalopnik
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In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris had the chance to test one of the greatest supercars currently available: the new Ferrari F12berlinetta . To make the entire review even juicier, Ferrari provided Harris with four sets of tires to wear out, so he didn’t send the F12 home on cords like he did the 458 Italia.

Chris started off by explaining the interior, detailing all of the random knobs and button strewn through the F12berlinetta ’s cabin.

After that, he gets behind the wheel, and all we heard from him was "astonishing", "mind blowing," "accurate" and "the fastest road car" he had ever driven. He even said that the Aventador has no chance against the F12berlinetta.

Enjoy as Chris Harris ran through all four sets of tires on one of the most gorgeous tracks that Europe has to offer.

All we can say is that, as usual, Harris had a great time behind the wheel and gave us one of the most entertaining F12berlinetta drives to date.


Very few automakers throw a celebration quite like Ferrari .

This year, the iconic Italian automaker celebrated its 30th anniversary in Hong Kong, and true to form, it organized quite an event to ring in the celebrations.

The pictures paint the story, fellas. Those are over 600 Ferraris, ranging from old-time classics to the latest releases, all converging at the Asia World Expo in Lantau island, to commemorate Ferrari’s 30th anniversary in the Chinese territory.

To add prestige to the event, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo was in attendance to lead the celebration that included some of the most iconic Ferraris in existence, including the Dino , the 195 Inter, and the 365 GTS . Modern Ferraris were also in attendance, including the 458 Challenge , 599XX and the FXX Evoluzione .

The event also gave Ferrari the opportunity to unveil its latest offering, the 458 Speciale , which was unveiled by F1 test driver Marc Gene.

Congratulations to Ferrari on its 30th anniversary in Hong Kong. Here’s to more years of success in the Chinese territory.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

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The Ferrari F12berlinetta and its predecessor, the 599 , are some of the baddest front-engine, V-12 supercars in the world. Poke each with a sharp stick, and they will easily hit 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and deliver lap times ahead of anything else with the engine out front.

But the Ferrari pricing and positioning strategy seems backwards to some outsiders. The 458 is the entry-level car, then the FF wagon , then the F12 and ultimately, the million-dollar LaFerrari .

As the flagship production car line, the F12 is absolutely one of the best cars ever made. Period. Its high-dollar clients like it so much that the previous 599XX program of special, owners-only racing events has become a major profit center for the Prancing Horse.

A bit like renting a car for about $50,000 a day for a few days a year, the Corsa Clienti and XX evolution programs have some rich history with Ferrari. Worth recalling that the 288 GTO Evoluzione both directly spawned the F40 and a whole generation of turbocharged sports cars from Japan.

So to really get buyers to open the checkbook wider than ever, the F12XX program must whet their appetite for the front-engine exotic, but also leave them wanting even more. A buyer of one car suddenly owns two red stallions. It does not take an accountant to know how lucrative this double-down selling strategy is.

Of course, spending time on Yas Marina circuit or Imola with hundreds of racing-overalls-wearing Ferrari engineers does bring a bit more street cred when wearing a red baseball hat back home in the standard F12 .

So what do these double-rich buyers want from the XX program of the latest F12 supercar? Will it be a lightness and stripped-out racing program, a test-bed for new tires and manettino settings?

Or just a fun way to set the brakes on fire while keeping the wide-eyed racing stare of F1 heroes?

This exclusive TopSpeed rendering shows a speculative preview of the next Ferrari F12, which we have dubbed the F12berlinetta XX - or just F12XX for short.

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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...

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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.

Source: Bloomberg
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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.


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