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.
Car for Sale: One-Owner, RHD, 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica HGTC
The Ferrari 550 Maranello is one of the most important modern cars by the Italian manufacturer, as it marked its return to a front-engine, RWD layout for its two-seater 12-cylinder model. The first such model in 23 years, the 550 Maranello was introduced in 1996 and updated in 2002.
The facelifted model was renamed the 575M Maranello and spawned a limited-edition Superamerica model. While the 575M Maranello was produced in a little over 2,000 examples, the Superamerica was capped at just 599 units. And one of these rare examples is now for sale in the U.K. by Bell Sport & Classic.
Here’s the Only Ferrari 812 Superfast Review You Need to Watch!
We don’t know about you, but we’re fixated on two Ferraris right now: one’s the stunning Roma and the other is the fastest and most powerful Prancing Horse to date, aka the 812 Superfast.
As it turns out, the 812 Superfast is not just, well, super fast, but also worthy of a 4K-quality 11-minute video hosted by Rory Reid. Exactly what your coffee break needed today.
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.
Watch Frank Stephenson Explain How He Designed the Ferrari F430!
This Factory Black Ferrari F50 With Straight Pipes Sounds Heavenly On the Near-Empty Streets of London
After eight years, during which it offered its range-topping supercars with turbocharged V-8 engines (the 288 GTO and F40 from 1984 to 1992), Ferrari returned to its V-12 roots and introduced the F50 in 1995. The company’s first V-12 flagship supercar in more than ten years, the F50 went on to become a prized collectible with just 349 units built. But some examples are rarer than others. While most cars were painted in the iconic Rosso Corsa, Ferrari also made some yellow, silver, and black models. Cars painted in Argento Nurburgring and Nero Daytona are the rarest with eight examples each, and one of the four black F50s just hit the almost empty streets of London to make some V-12 noise. This car is a bit more special thanks to a switchable straight-through exhaust, but it sounds menacing no matter the mode. Check it out in action below.
Ferrari Is The Latest Indy Hopeful
Ferrari, the most celebrated manufacturer in the history of the Formula 1 World Championship, a winner of 16 Constructors’ Championships and 15 Drivers’ Championships, hasn’t raced at the Brickyard since the ’50s but this may be about to change as the suits in Maranello are apparently considering to expand the team’s activity across the Atlantic and enter the NTT IndyCar Series sometime after the new rules come into effect in 2022.
No, This Isn’t a Kit Car, It’s a 1995 Ferrari 348 GTS
Pacific Coast Auto, a company which imports cars from the Japan to the U.S., just uploaded a strange-looking Ferrari on its YouTube channel. It features all sorts of modifications, some not quite tasteful, but it’s not a kit car, but an authentic Ferrari 348 GTS. Yes, it seems that the Japanese like to modify original Ferraris, too.
Ferrari is Still Planning 2 New Models for 2020, But They Have Been Delayed
In mid-April, we reported that Ferrari’s year of consolidation was likely to be more consolidating than expected with the two new models expected for 2020 potential delayed until 2021. This news was followed as the calendar switched to May with GMC delaying the new Hummer EV and Ford delaying delivers for the Mustang Mach-E. Fortunately, for Ferrari, the speculation about its consolidation wasn’t entirely true. A new report coming from Automotive News Europe says that the Italian automaker will, in fact, launch two new vehicles this year, but they will be delayed by three or four months.
New Video Shows Us What the Ferrari 812 Superfast Would Look Like as a Mid-Engined Supercar
Earlier this week we saw the McLaren 765LT being transformed into a front-engined car, basically a competitor for the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Now, someone did it the other way around and turned the Ferrari 812 Superfast into a mid-engined supercar. The transformation belongs to YouTube’s TheSketchMoney, known for his vlogs that include digital mods made to production cars, as well as discussing design features that are cool or not so inspired.
2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast Softkit By Mansory
We Might Not See a New Ferrari This Year After All
2019 kicked off a massive range expansion for the Ferrari brand with the introduction of the F8 Tributo, SF90 Stradale, and the Roma. Those represent just 3 of the 15 new models that Ferrari is planning to introduce between now and 2024, but with the COVID pandemic looming over everyone’s head, the expectation for Ferrari to unveil two new models this year on schedule has been up in the air. Now, we’ve learned that Ferrari has plans to amend its plans for the rest of the year in an investor’s presentation in May 2020, so the outlook isn’t exactly the best. Ferrari wanted 2020 to be a year of consolidation, and it could turn out to be more consolidating than anyone expected.
Does This Modern Ferrari F40 Deserve to Come to Life?
The Ferrari F40 was 30 years old in 2017. In 2027, it will celebrate its 40th birthday. So what better occasion for Ferrari to bring back the legendary nameplate with a limited-run supercar that hosts the F40’s old ethos inside modern clothing?
We’re dreaming, of course, but so was Naoto Kobayashi when he concocted a sleek-looking, low-slung Ferrari F40 concept that would abide by today’s design trends. Sure, these are just sketches at this point, but imagine what sort of Prancing Horse goodness they could spawn.
What Automakers Are Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak?
As the novel coronavirus - known as COVID-19 - continues to spread across the world, governments are taking extreme measures. Several countries have declared a state of emergency, companies are sending their employees to work from home, while some businesses are shutting down over the pandemic. The outbreak and the panic have also taken a toll on the auto industry, with at least seven major carmakers having decided to halt production in Europe.
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.