This Rare 550 Barchetta Is The Last Front-Engined V-12 Ferrari!
It goes without saying that we are spoiled for choice when it comes to future classic cars. This is especially true nowadays when the main priorities in the automotive industry are cutting costs and producing more eco-friendly vehicles. Because of this, most modern cars will not appreciate nor become desirable collector’s items. Because of this cars like this rare Ferrari 550 Barchetta are bound to appreciate even more. Luckily, you can still pick them up relatively affordable (for a rare exotic car).
Can this Tesla-powered Ferrari 308 beat the iconic Testarossa?
A drag race between two Ferraris is always a treat, especially when they are both classic. Although CarWow mainly deals in the latest car manufacturers have to offer, they do occasionally do things purely for the fun of it. Such is the case with this video, in which a Ferrari 308 GTS and a Ferrari Testarossa throw down on the track. Essentially, this race is “Magnum PI” versus “Miami Vice,” and normally this race would be an easy win for the Testarossa, but one of these cars is hiding a dirty (also clean) secret.
10 Things the Ferrari Purosangue Needs to Take on the Competition
Ferrari will build an SUV. I am not joking, the company made an announcement. It will be called the Ferrari Purosangue. That’s the official name of the Ferrari SUV. Ok, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri implicitly said that he does not want to hear “that word” in the same sentence with the word Ferrari. “That word” being SUV. Ok, Camilleri, I will not do it. Ever. The new Ferrari... truck… will be the most amazing piece of technology ever attempted with the “that word” layout. Luckily, we do know a thing or two about the new Purosangue.
Digression: Is the word crossover any better? Maybe, but I feel it sounds too soft for the status of a Ferrari. The Honda CR-V is a crossover for crying out loud.
The new Purosangue may take a layout similar to what we have been accustomed to with the onslaught of performance SUVs, yet the Italians promised to make it a proper thoroughbred. Incidentally (not really), Purosangue translated from Italian actually means thoroughbred. Is it just me, or the name Ferrari Thoroughbred (in English) wouldn’t sound bad at all? We have a Superfast and we like it, don’t we? Enough with the strange ideas. Purosangue it is.
Christopher Smith of Motor1 explained how to pronounce it:
“PUR-o-SAN-gue. There are four syllables, with emphasis on PUR and SAN. Phonetically speaking, start with PUR, as in a cat purring. From there just say a soft O as in oh, then SAN with a long A sound like saahn, and finish with GUE, which sounds like way but starting with a g – gway. PURR - oh - SAAHN - gway. See? It’s totally easy.”
2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale by Wheelsandmore
The Ferrari SF90 is an amazing machine and has served as a couple of different firsts for the company. The SF90 was Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid, and it was the most powerful Ferrari to ever leave the factory. To be more specific, the 4.0-liter (3,990cc) V-8 delivers a cool 769 horsepower while three electric motors supplement that with an extra 217 ponies for a total system output of 986 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph takes just 2.5 seconds while top speed is well into the 200-mph range. If you thought these specs were good enough, then you should think again because Wheels and More has turned the SF90 into an entirely different animal.
These Spy Shots Prove That Ferrari’s V-6 Hybrid Supercar Is About to Debut!
Ferrari is adamant about keeping the V-12 alive for as long as possible. However, that doesn’t mean hybridization is off the table. We already have cars like the LaFerrari and SF90, both of which are hybrids. But while those have a V-12 and a V-8, respectively, what’s coming next might surprise you. we recently got spy shots of the upcoming mid-engine Ferrari. The project is dubbed F-171, and its hybrid powertrain is centered around the brand’s new twin-turbo V-6 unit.
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.
This is the Ferrari Simoom - The SUV Ferrari Should Build Instead of the Purosangue
By now, we know that Ferrari is planning to join the performance SUV club, as it is a well-known fact that Ferrari is developing the
the first Ferrari SUV ever. It is believed that the design will be heavily influenced by the Ferrari Roma. However, Dejan Hristov – an avid graphic designer and evident car enthusiast – has shared his take on what a Ferrari SUV should look like. Meet the Ferrari Simoom, named after one of the most famous desert winds.
Learn Everything About the Ferrari SF90 From The Man In Charge of Its Design
Ferrari Is Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks and Pushing The Limits of Engineering
It was May 5th, 2021 when Ferrari revealed the 812 Competizione – an extra-light, 830-horsepower, limited run version of the812 Superfast. Limited production, design, and the ability of the engine to rev to 9,500 RPM aside, the primary reason this car was special is because that high-revving 6.5-liter V-12 sending power to the rear wheels is the most powerful V-12 Ferrari has ever put in a vehicle. That, however, is about to change, because Ferrari can teach that old dog a few new tricks.
Ferrari F40 - A Car With Heritage And a Few Secrets
If you’ve landed here, and are somewhere between your late 20s and early 40s, then there’s a good chance that you or someone you know had a Ferrari F40 poster hanging on the bedroom wall. The F40 was introduced in 1987 and celebrated Ferrari’s 40th-anniversary while, at the same time, ultimately serving as the last vehicle to be launched by Mr. Enzo Ferrari himself. So, what made the Ferrari F40 so special? Well, there’s a lot more to it than you ever realized.
This Weird Test Mule Could Be the Ferrari V-6 Hybrid Nobody is Talking About
In the case of automobiles, there are two approaches to ‘save the environment’ currently. One is to adopt electrification and the other is to downsize the engine before eventually switching to electrification. Ferrari is working on both parallelly, or so it seems. The company is working on a V-6 hybrid engine, but not a lot is known about it.
A video, however, has now surfaced on the internet. It was uploaded by Instagram user Anna Maria Catalano and it shows a camouflage-wrapped hybrid supercar that sounds a lot tamer than you would expect a Ferrari to be. But, isn’t completely silent either, so it seems to be the V-6 hybrid undercover… literally.
This Straight-Piped Ferrari F50 Sounds Better On The Streets Of London Than It Does The Track
There are certain places in the world where seeing supercars roaming around the streets is nothing out of the ordinary. The city of London is certainly one of those places. “TheTFJJ” is an enthusiast YouTube channel and a self-proclaimed stalker of exotic cars. The channel has some amazing footage and, occasionally, we get some inboard shots as well. This time, we have the pleasure of watching a silver Ferrari F-50 in action. That said, this Ferrari has an interesting modification, which may or may not enhance its presence, depending on different opinions.
2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo by Novitec
Just as customers are now receiving their Ferrari F8 Tributos, a new aftermarket program is already available for Maranello’s successor to the 488 GTB. As most have likely guessed correctly, this program comes to us by way of Novitec, the Italian tuner that’s best known for its work on some of Italia’s finest supercars. This new program for the F8 Tributo is a chop off the old block for the German tuner. It’s tricked out with an impressive engine upgrade, a new set of wheels, and improvements to the suspension that should make the F8 more potent on the road and track. The package also comes with an aerodynamic body kit, but as it is with early bird tuning kits, the aforementioned aero kit remains in the oven and will be launched at a later time. Still, it’s hard not to like what Novitec already has on the table for the F8 Tributo. After all, it’s not easy to turn a 700-horsepower supercar into a bonafide spitfire.
The Ferrari Portofino M – Taking On The Heavy Hitters With Italian Attitude
Despite very similar looks, the same engine, and similar pricing, Ferrari is cutthroat serious that the Portofino (and the new Portofino M) is not just a convertible version of the Roma. We could probably argue this point all day long, but we’re not here to argue today. Instead, we’re here to talk about why the Ferrari Portofino exists, and if you’re thinking that it’s to bring back customers of the Ferrari California and California T, then you’re only half right. So, what’s the Portofino M’s primary purpose then?
Affordable Ferraris That Could Make Great Future Investments
Whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it’s common knowledge that owning a Ferrari signifies certain success in life. Of course, owning a Ferrari comes at a great financial cost (and sometimes more, if your wife does not approve), so it’s better to make sure you can afford one in the first place, before taking the leap. That said, even Ferraris aren’t safe from depreciation, unless they are highly exclusive, and these few models, listed below, are a perfect example.
Maintenance costs can still be sinfully expensive, but on the plus side, some of these cars have already bottomed out in terms of price, which means they could be a good investment in the long run.
Ferrari Testarossa Explained - How it Was an Amazing 23-Year-Long Mistake
The Testarossa is one of the most beloved Ferrari models and that’s because of the way it looks. The increasingly wider rear fenders, the big strakes on the doors, and the cleanly cut front fascia gave it a unique look among the wedge-shaped cars of the era.
Its appearance in the Miami Vice TV series also contributed to its fame. However, the Testarossa wasn’t the car most enthusiasts thought it was. It was more of an experimental vehicle born out of customer complaints about its predecessor. It was a mistake that Ferrari promptly corrected by returning to front-engined V-12 cars in the 1990s, but it was an amazing car. The latest video from ISSIMI explains just that.
Here’s Why the Ferrari F50 Is Better Than the F40
The F50 is one of the greatest Ferraris ever built. Loved by purists for its naturally aspirated V-12 engine and F1-inspired technology, the F50 is already a full-fledged classic, despite being only 25 years old as of 2020. But the F50 has also been overshadowed by the F40, its spiritual predecessor. Tiff Needell thinks that is unfair and took a red F50 for a spin on the Scottish highlands to prove his point.
You Have to Check Out This Ferrari Testarossa Restomod
Ferrari built around 10,000 examples of the Testarossa from 1984 to 1996 and that makes it one of the most popular mass-produced products from the Italian brand. The moniker paid homage to the 1957 World Sportscar Championship winner, the 250 Testa Rossa sports racing car. Also, ‘Testarossa’ in Italian translates to ‘red head’ and the car came with red-painted cam covers. The car might be many decades old, but there’s no denying it still looks charming.
So, to balance this out and create a perfect mix of new tech and timeless looks, a Swiss aftermarket company, Officine Fioravanti, is undertaking a restomod operation that gives the car a heavy performance boost.
Ferrari Isn’t Ready To Kill Off Its Naturally Aspirated V-12 Yet
Ferrari has been very busy through the first half of 2021, introducing – as of the time of this writing – two “new” models: The 812 Limited Edition V12 and the V-12 Targa that is the 812 Competizione. These cars are a big deal because it’s widely believed that, thanks to increasingly stringent emissions regulations and the forced transition to electrification, the days of larger naturally aspirated engines like the Ferrari V-12 are about to come to an end. This, however, may not be the case – at least not if Ferrari has anything to say about it.
The Ferrari 812 Competizione A is a V-12 Targa With 830 Horsepower
A couple of weeks back, Ferrari gave us a glimpse of the 812 limited-edition. Now, the company has taken the wraps off it. Christened the 812 Competizione, Ferrari has also unveiled its Targa-top twin called Competizione A. The Competiziones are the alter ego versions of the standard 812 Superfast and come with a lot of significant differences. The highlight, however, is its ability to rev to 9,500 rpm that makes it the highest-revving Ferrari road car to date!
2021 Ferrari 330 LMB Project Remastered by Bell Sport & Classic
Bell Sport & Classic may be a relatively new name on the automotive scene, but the idea behind it is as old as most car manufacturers. Peter Bell – the man behind the company - is an entrepreneur whose entrepreneurial spirit created a few successful businesses. With that being said, his latest one, which involves sports and classic car restoration, gave birth to arguably the most exquisite project we’ve seen this year – a Ferrari 330 LMB thoroughly remastered by the UK studio with tender love and care.
Watch The World’s Quickest Ferrari F8 Tributo Take on a McLaren 765LT
What is the Cheapest Ferrari
Before the Ferrari California T went out of production in 2017, it was the cheapest Ferrari that you could get your hands on. Today, the Cheapest Ferrari is the Portofino. The Ferrari Portofino starts out at $214,533 and is powered by a 3.9-liter V-8 that’s good for 592 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. While it might be fast – it can hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and tops out at 199 mph – it’s actually a car suitable for daily driving and even has an electric top that allows for unlimited headroom.
What is the Sportiest Ferrari?
Every single one of Ferrari’s current models are sporty, including the Purosangue SUV, but the sportiest today is considered by most to be the 488 GTB. It is a mid-engined successor to the Ferrari 458 and is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 that pumps out 659 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. It can hit 60 mph in an estimated three seconds and tops out above the 200-mph mark. The 488 GTB features a typical Ferrari price tag that starts out at around $256,000 and increases considerably after adding options.
What is the Most Popular Ferrari?
Since Ferrari doesn’t provide global sales figures by model and it limits global production to no more than 7,000 models per year to maintain exclusivity, it’s hard to nail down a solid model as the most popular. The Ferrari 458 was the brand’s most popular model prior to being succeeded by the 488 GTB, so logic dictates that the 488 is now the brand’s most popular model. The Pur0sangue is the brand’s first SUV and due to the growing popularity in this segment, the Pur0sangue is also a strong runner as the brand’s most popular model.
What is the Most Expensive Ferrari?
If you count out the one-offs and limited-edition models, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, the brand new SF90 Stradale is the brand’s most expensive model that you can still buy. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 and a pair and three electric motors that produce a combined output of 986 horsepower. It can sprint to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and tops out at 211 mph. It also has an all-electric range of 15 miles and has no reverse gear, relying only on the electric motors to facilitate reversing.
On that note, the model that is really crowned as the most expensive Ferrari is the 1963 Ferrari GTO that recently sold at action for a spleen-bursting $70,000,000 – yeah, Ferraris do get more expensive with age.
Are Ferraris Reliable?
There was a time when Ferrari wasn’t exactly considered a reliable automaker. They are, on the other hand, very high maintenance and that led to a lot of confusion toward brand reliability. That is common in exotic car segment, but Ferrari helps to counter this by offering 7 years of free maintenance on all of its new cars. Now, keep in mind that cost of ownership is still high beyond that seven years – not because of reliability but because of the overall cost of maintenance. We’re not talking about an oil change on a Chevy Cruze, here.