So when you’re left with a dearth of choices, you opt for the next best thing: an Airbus A320.
We’ve seen supercars engage aircrafts in some friendly drag strip races over the past few years. This time, the F12berlinetta took a crack at an Air Malta Airbus 320 in a race for charity.
The actual race was actually held last December 9th at the Malta international Airport with the proceeds being sent to the Paqpali Ghall-Istrina charity. Circumstances were far from ideal as a little precipitation cast some dark clouds over the venue.
But in the end, the race went ahead as planned and while the F12berlinetta was clearly no match against the Air Malta Airbus 320, the event did succeed in raising an impressive €178,820 for the Paqpali Ghall-Istrina charity.
All in the name of a good cause; the race eventually played a secondary role with the money raised for charity. But that can’t stop us from watching how it unfolded, right?
A few days ago, we brought you a video showing the LaFerrari Concept Manta at the Ferrari Exhibition. Manta and the Tensostruttura concept (shown here) are the two development versions of the new LaFerrari supercar that have been produced in 1-to-1 scale. It’s not that we do not like the two concept cars, but we are very happy Ferrari decided to continue improving its design language until it finally evolved to the masterpiece called LaFerrari.
Overall, Ferrari developed a total of nine different concepts for the LaFerrari before arriving at the final product. It’s a truly a unique opportunity to see this car, since most automotive manufacturers never show the development processes of their vehicles.
Let us know in the comment section below which of the two concepts you like better: Manta or Tensostruttura? We think the second one gets a little bit closer to the final product.
Everyone knows that each model developed by Ferrari will also get a track-focused version at some point, especially when we are talking about one like the LaFerrari . We are pretty sure that Ferrari is going to unveil an EvoXX version in the near future, so we have created a rendering (above) that might help you get a better idea of what to expect the track-ready version of the LaFerrari could look like.
Few details are known on the future LaFerrari EvoXX up to this point, but we expect to see a treatment similar to what we saw with the 599XX Evolution . Translated, this mean we will see some aerodynamic improvements, some white racing strips plus a different rear wing with two flaps.
Next to the exterior changes, the EvoXX version will most likely deliver a few more horsepower and will be lighter than the standard version. Ferrari will also add an updated suspension and race-inspired brakes.
Expect the new LaFerrari EVOXX to arrive sometime in the upcoming months. We’ll keep you updated as the EvoXX becomes clearer.
Click past the jump to read more about the LaFerrari EvoXX and the history of the Ferrari XX models.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are arguably two of the best racecar drivers in the world right now. So you can imagine just at-home they’d feel behind the wheel of a supercar like the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Well, it turns out, they’re a lot more confident in that seat than they are riding shotgun.
This video released by Ferrari, a marketing vid if there ever was one, features the two Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racers each getting his turn driving a 458 Italia with the other in the front passenger seat.
The video was shot at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and if there’s a big takeaway we can get from seeing Alonso and Massa inside the Ferrari supercar, it’s that when you put them in a place where they’re most comfortable, you can see how genuinely human they can be. It’s a far cry from the serious nature of Formula One and to see both laugh, curse, and fear for their lives gives us a reminder that these two are all just like us.
The only difference is they get paid to do a job that most of us can only dream of.
A design masterpiece like the LaFerrari required lots of work and tons of concept versions that never made it to production. The work on the new supercar started years ago and it evolved with each year passing by. The Concept Manta revealed in this video shows how the LaFerrari looked almost two years ago. It has been displayed at the Ferrari Exhibition where YouTube user, Marchettino, already had the chance to be.
He learned that Ferrari has developed nine different concepts for the LaFerrari, but just two have been produced in 1-to-1 scale: this F150 Manta and the LaFerrari of course. We don’t know about you, but we find Manta a pretty interesting concept and LaFerrari would still have been a cool car if its design would have remained in this stage.
Enjoy the video, as this is a truly unique opportunity, since most automotive manufacturers never show the development processes of their vehicles.
Ferrari has described the LaFerrari hypercar as the "maximum expression of excellence" from the Prancing Horse, an assertion that we’re not disagreeing with by any means.
And while Ferrari was beyond successful in unveiling the LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, what preceded it was insane amounts of buzz, anticipation and overall anxiousness to see the hypercar live and in person.
It came with leaked photos and spy videos, things that aren’t uncommon in the industry but nonetheless drew frustration from the folks of Ferrari who tried extra hard to conceal the hypercar before its Geneva debut.
Well, the Italian automaker is making up for it with the release of a behind-the-scenes video of the LaFerrari, featuring the hypercar getting filmed for its Geneva debut. How very nice of them.
The video, which lasts for a little over a minute-and-a-half, gives us a look at what happens when an automaker makes all the preparations needed to ensure that such a hotly anticipated debut goes as well as planned. And as always, the car looks absolutely stunning, which everybody will definitely agree on.
For all who wondered throughout months regarding this hypercar, this video will more than make up for all those sleepless nights. Enjoy it the best you can, fellas.
Last year we heard the first rumors about a possible Ferrari 458 Monte Carlo sports car, and today, it has been announced that the Italian company has officially opened the ordering book for the new sports coupe. Ferrari also announced that the new model will be presented to selected clients in the second part of the summer, while a public debut will be made in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Deliveries will begin in early 2014.
The new 458 Monte Carlo will be built as a high-performance version of the 458 Italia and is rumored to deliver an extra 50 horsepower over the standard 458 Italia. Translated, this means we will see at least 620 horsepower under the hood, and when combined with a lighter car, improved suspensions and brakes you will definitely obtain a car ready to take on any race track out there.
Rumors suggest the new version will look a lot like the 458 Challenge race version and will feature a more aggressive exterior kit and a stripped-out interior. Other rumors suggest that the model will be in fact called Challenge Stradale, just like the old 360 model did.
Long Island resident Larry Roth won that auction, paying $1.125 million for the Italian supercar. It might have been way more than the $315,888 retail price of the F12berlinetta, but since it was for a good cause, we don’t think Roth had any problem opening up his checkbook.
After months of waiting, Roth’s generosity and patience has finally paid off after he took delivery of the first production F12berlinetta in the U.S. Good things come to those who wait and we assume that Roth is pretty thrilled to finally have the supercar in his hands.
He deserves it too after the tremendous bid he put up to win the auction. We just hope he takes real good care of it seeing as he paid quite a premium to own it.
It’s time to take a break from all the LaFerrari and F12berlinetta news and turn our attention to an "older" Ferrari model: the FF . The car was reviewed by the guys over Motor Trend in the latest episode of Ignition.
The review was made by Carlos Lago who tested the FF at the Ferrari winter driving school in Colorado. Apparently the Ferrari’s 651-horsepower, all-wheel drive production car does a pretty good job on the snow as he seemed to have lots of fun. Once he was done playing in winter conditions, the team hits the road to examine the finer points of the car’s unique personality.
As a reminder, the FF is powered by a V-12 engine that delivers a total of 651 horsepower and 503 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 208 mph.
Just a few days ago, we reported that the newLaFerrari supercar will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello as a part of the "Ferrari Supercar. Technology. Design. Myth" exhibition. Today, the exhibition officially opened its doors and will stay like this until September 30th.
Next to the new LaFerrari supercar, visitors will also be able to admire other great supercars offered by the Italian company, including the 250 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, GTO Evoluzione, F40 Competizione, 599XX, FXX and many more.
At the same exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the entire process from the car’s initial conception to the final approval, and they will have the opportunity to see two full-scale models showing the car in various stages of its development process.
Until you have the chance to arrive in Maranello, watch this video to get an idea of what the new Ferrari exhibition has to offer.