Incredible Bespoke 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO ‘Tailor Made’ to be Auctioned at RM Sotheby’s in Monaco
Ferrari first introduced the 599 for the 2007 model year as a replacement for the 575M Maranello. Sporting elegant curves and high-powered, front mid-engine motivation, this grand tourer checks all the right boxes for a modern Berlinetta from the Prancing Horse. Now, there’s an utterly bespoke version heading to the auction block in Monaco this May.
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Pogea Racing’s FPlus Corsa Program for the Ferrari 488 GTB is The Balled-Up Fist You Never Saw Coming
Pogea Racing has a long history of churning out impressive tuning programs. It’s worked on a handful of models through the years, including the “Seven Sins” Audi A7, the “Centurion 1Plus” Alfa Romeo 4C, and the “Ares” Fiat Abarth 500, to name a few. This time, the Italian tuner is setting its sights on the Ferrari 488 GTB with a program that promises mind-numbing power and performance capabilities. Given its reputation, Pogea Racing should have no problems turning some heads again.
Ferrari Will Take on the Lamborghini Urus with a Hybrid SUV
This news may not appeal to the purists but will surely grab attention. Earlier this year, Ferrari confirmed an SUV is in works and will be arriving in 2019 or 2020. Now it is being reported it will use a hybrid system. Are we ready for a silent SUV from a company known for its engine notes? Read on for more details.
Caving Under Pressure: The Detroit Auto Show May, In Fact, Move to October
The Detroit Auto Show is on the cusp of a long-overdue decision that will effectively move the show out of the winter doldrums of January into a later month with a far more inviting climate. Nothing is official yet, but there’s growing momentum that America’s most esteemed auto show will be moved from January to October beginning in 2020. A decision is expected to be made in the coming weeks as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association is scheduled to vote on uprooting the show from its winter roots and moving it to the fall.
The successor to Ferrari’s much acclaimed, V-8-engined special series, which includes the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, and the 458 Speciale, the 488 Pista is yet another homage to Ferrari’s outstanding heritage in motorsport. Much like its predecessors, the Pista was also developed using knowledge from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship, in which it has won five manufacturers’ titles. Both the race-spec 488 GTE and 488 Challenge served as inspiration for the Pista, also "donating" some of their dynamics and aerodynamic developments. The 488 Pista is described as Ferrari’s most powerful and most advanced special series model so far. Check it out without camo below.
Prepare To Sell Your Kidneys If You Want Options On Your Ferrari Portofino
The Ferrari Portofino is the newest Ferrari to come with a folding hardtop, taking the reins from the California T to fill that specific role in automaker’s lineup. The sports car itself is expected to fetch a price tag of a little over $300,000. That’s not surprising at all. Ferrari has even started taking orders for the Portofino, as one member of the Ferrari Chat forum announced. As it turns out, that announcement also came with a bit of a surprising revelation: the options list that Ferrari is including comes with some notable features, none more surprising than Ferrari’s asking price for some of them.
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Ferrari to Deliver Hybrid V-8 in 2019 - Will it be Used to Fight the Lamborghini Urus SUV?
There’s no turning back for Ferrari now. The Italian automaker is now fully invested in the world of hybrid powertrains as company CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that a Ferrari V-8 hybrid is coming in 2019. Marchionne didn’t elaborate on the details just yet, but he did admit that test mules of the car are “around now.” If the hybrid powertrain finds its way into a production model as many expect it would, it would become the first series-production hybrid model Maranello has on the road since the Ferrari LaFerrari.
Someone Took a Ferrari F40 Camping in 2014 and We’re Still Talking About It!
We talk about Ferrari all of the time. We’re TopSpeed, We’re car guys, and that’s what we do. But, there is one Ferrari that has really stuck in our minds – the Ferrari F40. We’re not talking about just any Ferrari F40, but the specific example you see here, one that was taken camping and but through all of the motions that come along with making a temporary home in the wild. Check out these photos and video posted by legendary Ferrari owner Carguy back in 2014…
Pops’ Rants: Yup, Ferrari Can No Longer Be Trusted
Like many business relationships, that between carmakers and customers should be one of trust and respect. Automakers should make sure that they deliver a solid product as they cash the check, while customers should use the cars accordingly. Unfortunately, recent events prove that car companies can’t be trusted. Volkswagen was caught cheating on their emission tests for diesel cars, while many other brands have admitted to lying about MPG figures for some vehicles. Mercedes and BMW have been accused of testing dirty diesel engines on monkies, and some reports claim that they used human volunteers as well. Now, it turns out that Ferrari can’t be trusted either. Ferrari! An automaker that asks between hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars for its cars and has strict rules for potential customers.
I’m not saying that Ferrari should stick to the rules more than any other automaker out there, but it’s massively ironic that Maranello cheated its clients. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, it has been revealed that Ferrari allowed its dealers to roll back odometers on used cars in the U.S., a move that inflates prices for used models artificially.
Ferrari Allowed Dealers to Roll Back Odometers on Used Cars
"Dieselgate" is arguably the largest scandal that hit the automotive industry since the engine-powered car was invented, but it’s not the only one. Recently, Suzuki and Mitsubishi admitted that they cheated on fuel economy ratings, while a report uncovered that German automakers Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz tested diesel engines on monkeys caged in gas chambers. Now, a higher profile automaker joined the list of companies that cheated their customers: Ferrari. Specifically, the Maranello-based brand allowed its dealers to roll back odometers on used cars, a scandal uncovered by a lawsuit from a longtime Ferrari salesperson.
The lawsuit was filed in Palm Beach, Florida last year by Robert "Bud" Root, and accused Ferrari of authorizing the use of a diagnostic tool to roll back customer’s odometers so that they can sell their cars for higher prices. Root, who claims that Ferrari fired him for both age discrimination reasons and for unveiling the odometer rollbacks, said that the rollback scheme was systematic, as the use of Ferrari’s DEIS Tester required online authorization from the Italian company. The lawsuit also included references to a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari owned by Stephen McMillian, which had its odometer rolled back to zero in 2015.
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London Police Seize a Ferrari 458 Aperta Over Lack of Insurance
There’s nothing fun about seeing a supercar getting loaded onto a tow truck. It’s even less fun when the said supercar is yours. A man in the U.K. found that out the hard way when his Ferrari 458 Special Aperta was seized and towed away in London because the car wasn’t insured. The incident predictably caused a commotion as stunned onlookers captured video of the limited edition Ferrari getting whisked away to God-knows-where.
2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
Ferrari has developed a fairly predictable pattern when it comes to releasing mid-engine V-8 models. First, we get the "regular" one, and then the lighter, faster, more powerful road-racer variant follows. In 2015, Ferrari replaced the iconic 458 Italia with the turbocharged, 488 GTB. Three years later and the successor to the 458 Speciale is here with more power, less weight, and improved aerodynamics. It’s called the 488 Pista, and it’s set to make its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The successor to Ferrari’s much acclaimed, V-8-engined special series, which includes the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, and the 458 Speciale, the 488 Pista is yet another homage to Ferrari’s outstanding heritage in motorsport. Much like its predecessors, the Pista was also developed using knowledge from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship, in which it has won five manufacturers’ titles. Both the race-spec 488 GTE and 488 Challenge served as inspiration for the Pista, also "donating" some of their dynamics and aerodynamic developments.
The 488 Pista is described as Ferrari’s most powerful and most advanced special series model so far. Let’s find out if it’s true in the review below.
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The Ferrari 488 Pista Just Leaked, And It Looks Ready To Battle The Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The Ferrari 488 is one helluva supercar, but now, it looks like there’s a go-faster competition variant just about to officially break cover. It’s called the Pista, which is Italian for track, and the specs were just leaked ahead of the full reveal. Read on for the info.
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Celebrity Special – Celebrate The Life Of Enzo Ferrari With These Awesome Prancing Horses
On February 18th, 1898, Enzo Ferrari was born in Modena, Italy, the youngest of two children. From an early age, Enzo was exposed to the mechanical side of life, as his father, Alfredo Ferrari, worked as a metal parts fabricator out of a workshop he started in the Ferrari family home. At the age of 10, Enzo watched Felice Nazzaro take a win at the 1908 Circuito di Bologna event, inspiring him to become a racing driver.
However, before he could follow his dream, Enzo served in the Italian Army during World War I. In 1918, Enzo became deathly ill following a widespread Italian flu epidemic, and was subsequently discharged from service. His father and older brother died from the disease a few years prior.
After the army, Enzo landed a job as a test driver with a local car manufacturer in Milan. However, rather than pushing the limits in a high-strung performance machine, Enzo was instead stuck behind the wheel of boring passenger cars made from rebuilt truck bodies. Luckily, Enzo was later promoted to the position of racing driver, and he quickly made his competition debut at the 1919 Parma-Poggio di Berceto hillclimb, where he managed to finish fourth in a 2.3-liter C.M.N. Later that year, he ran in the infamous Targa Florio, but was forced to retire due to a leaky fuel tank.
By the 1920’s, Enzo was racing for Alfa Romeo, taking a win at the 1924 Coppa Acerbo at Pescara. Although encouraged in his competition efforts, Enzo was disheartened by the death of famous racing driver Antonio Ascari in 1925, and following the birth of his son in 1932, Enzo decided to hang up his helmet, focusing on team management and car development instead.
Enzo eventually went on to create Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947 after the end of World War II. With his passion for racing as strong as ever, Enzo’s team racked up wins in a variety of motorsport events, successfully competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, and the recently formed Formula 1 series. To help finance these efforts, Ferrari began selling sports cars to the public in the early ’50s.
A proud and occasionally contentious man, Enzo Ferrari’s brand was a reflection of his personality. The street cars were based on racing machines, and offered superlative performance above all else. He was once quoted as saying, “I don’t care if the door gaps are straight. When the driver steps on the gas I want him to shit his pants.” That pretty much sums it up.
Enzo Ferrari passed away in 1988 at the age of 90. These days, it’s impossible to deny that Ferrari S.p.A. is changing, with upcoming model lines including an SUV and an all-electric on the horizon, plus the hybrid LaFerrari already on the market. However, while the technology might be changing, the spirit of Ferrari remains the same – beauty, speed, and pants-shitting levels of power.
Ferrari Looks To Double Earnings By 2022 By Jumping On The SUV And EV Bandwagons
Ferrari is looking pretty good at the moment, posting solid numbers across the board. However, the brand hopes to pull down substantially higher earnings in the next four years, and will look to previously taboo segments to do so.
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Ares Coachbuilder to Design Ferrari 412-Inspired GTC4Lusso Conversion
Ares has yet to finish its Lamborghini Huracan-based Project Panther. But that isn’t stopping the Italian coachbuilder from signing up for a new project car. This one is called Project Pony, and as the name suggests, it’s going to be based on a Ferrari, specifically the GTC4Lusso. According to reports, Ares was contacted by an individual who wanted to create a modern-day version of the Ferrari 412, the boxy Prancing Horse sports car that burst onto the Italian performance car scene back in 1985.
Valet Gives Ferrari Keys to the Wrong Person but Does That Diminish the Car’s Value?
Just when you thought your Ferrari 458 Italia Spider would be safe in the hands of a valet, guess again. An owner of the luxury Ferrari found that out the hard way when a valet at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club gave the keys to his prized supercar to another person last summer. Now, the real owner of the car, 73-year-old James “Skip” Fowler, is suing the resort and its parking operator, 717 Parking Enterprises. Given the tale of this unusual caper, we don’t blame Fowler for the lawsuit.
Ferrari SUV Coming in 2019; Aims to be Fastest SUV
The tea leaves have spoken, and we can now read it, clear as day. Ferrari is building an SUV. We got confirmation — yet again — from FCA boss Sergio Marchionne, only this time, Marchionne confirmed that the SUV is arriving by 2019 and that it’s going to be the fastest of its kind in the world. Did you read that, Lamborghini? The Prancing Horse has its eyes set on the Urus, and it’s galloping to take the proverbial bull’s mantle.
Leaked Specs Say the Ferrari 488 GTO Will Carry the Most Powerful V-8 Engine in Ferrari History
In case you’ve been inundated with news about Ferrari’s planned SUV and all-electric supercar, there is one other Ferrari model that you also need to pay attention to. I’m talking about the Ferrari 488 GTO, the same “Special Series” version of the 488 that’s rumored to be debuting at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. There have been a lot of rumors being thrown out about the go-faster 488, including whispers that it’s going to pack in excess of 700 horsepower. Well, leaked photos from a recent dealership meeting have revealed a few more details about the upcoming monster, and one of these details point to the car getting “the most powerful V-8 engine in Ferrari history.”