Would You Pay Six-Figures For A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE With A Chevrolet LT1 Engine?
When launched back in 1962, the 250 GTE was powered by a 3.0-liter V-12 engine that delivered a total of 237 horsepower and 193 pound-feet of torque. At launch, the car was priced at $12,600, and right now, at auction, you can find them selling for as much as $400,000.
But what happens when you swap the V-12 engine, and go for a Chevrolet LT1 V-8 engine? A 250 GTE powered by a V-8 engine is now listed on Bring a Trailer and the current bid is $125,000 - that’s what.
The Greatest Luxury Performance Sedans We Never Got
Performance luxury sedans are the perfect middle ground for those seeking comfort, practicality and performance in a single package. And while we have gotten plenty of great examples like the BMW M5, Mercedes AMG GT63, Porsche Panamera, and others, there are those that came to us as concepts, but never delivered in the real world. Here are the most prominent culprits.
2021 Ferrari Roma By Novitec
Ferrari Roma is a front-engined, 2+2 grand tourer that came to attack on cars like Aston Martin DB11. For a Ferrari priced a little over $220k it had enough power and looks to actually put competition in real trouble. As it was to be expected, the car caught Novitec’s attention who decided there is room for more power under the hood.
Drag Race: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso vs Bentley Continental GT Convertible
While drag races aim to showcase the straight line capabilities of comparable cars, sometimes they just happen for the fun of it. This is exactly the case with this Carwow drag race, as we see a Bentley Continental GT V-8 Convertible and a Ferrari GTC4 going at each other. The simple truth is, our UK colleagues just happened to have the two cars on sight and decided to make the best of it, despite both vehicles being very different.
Special Treatment? Italy Seeks Exemption From EU Engine Ban for Ferrari and Lamborghini
The European Union’s comprehensive ban on combustion engines is set to go into force in 2035, but the Italian government is hoping for an exception for supercar makers. Italy is trying to negotiate with the European Union and is seeking to protect supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of combustion engine vehicles altogether. According to a Bloomberg post, Italy wants to shield Ferrari and Lamborghini from this potential European Union ban on gas-powered engines.
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).
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.”
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?
Everything You Need To Know About the Ferrari Purosangue
With an estimated maximum output of 1,000 horsepower and a price tag that screams -FU Money- this is everything you need to know about the upcoming, 2022 Ferrari Purosangue, the Italian brand’s first-ever SUV and possibly the most hated, yet to be seen car of all time. So keep reading find out why Ferrari making an SUV isn’t such a crazy idea as you might think, and how it could cement the brand’s stability for decades to come.
The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time
Picking the ten best Ferraris of all time is not an easy exercise, but somebody had to do it. Sports cars don’t come finer than those with a Prancing Horse badge, and in the 70 years that it has been around, Ferrari has built some of the finest and most desirable performance cars in the history of the industry. A lot of Ferrari models have climbed the ladder to iconic status, and even some of today’s models are on their way there, too. It took a lot of work — and arguments — but we managed to narrow down our choices for the ten best Ferraris of all time.
2020 Ferrari Roma
The 2020 Ferrari Roma is a front-engined, 2+2 grand tourer based on the Portofino. Powered by a 3.9-liter V-8 engine, the 2020 Roma slots under the 812 Superfast and it’s the company most affordable vehicle as of 2021. Its exterior design is inspired by Ferrari 250 models from the 1960s and focused on understated elegance rather than aggressiveness. The 2020 Roma is aimed at Aston Martin and Porsche buyers and the Italian firm estimates that 70 percent of clients will be first-time Ferrari customers. Is the 2020 Roma a solid competitor for the likes of the Aston Martin DB11? Let’s find out in the review below.
Novitec’s Exhaust System Makes The Ferrari 812 GTS Sound Obtrusively Mean
The Ferrari 812 Superfast, introduced in 2017 as a replacement for the F12berlinetta, is without doubt one of the sexiest grand tourers on the market today. And while most competitors pack turbocharged engines, Ferrari remained loyal to the mighty, naturally aspirated V-12. Some say that the 812 Superfast is the perfect modern grand tourer as far as links to iconic models like the 250 GTO go, but YouTube’s Mr JWW seems to think that the Italian GT can be improved. How? By pairing the open-top layout of the GTS with a Novitec exhaust system.
The Purosangue Will Be Just The Start of Ferrari’s EV Onslaught
Ferrari is one of last supercar manufacturers to jump on the SUV bandwagon, but a hauler is finally underway, with most reports pointing toward a 2022 unveiling. However, it seems that the Purosangue won’t be Ferrari’s only SUV. A new report claims that Ferrari’s assault on the electric vehicle market will be lead by not one but two crossovers. Maranello’s all-electric haulers are rumored to arrive in 2024 and 2026.
Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri resigns
Ferrari CEO Camilleri has resigned from his position at the Italian supercar manufacturer. Recently hospitalized for COVID-19, Camilleri previously resigned from his position as chairman of tobacco giant Philip Morris. Camilleri also resigned from Ferrari’s board of directors. The Maranello-based company said he retired due to personal reasons, while Camilleri himself did not comment beyond the usual resignation speech.
The Ferrari Breadvan Hommage Is Almost Ready And It’s Gorgeous
The Ferrari 250 GT ’Breadvan’ is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating Ferraris ever and the thing that makes us love it isn’t even that it’s one-of-a-kind, it’s simply that Enzo Ferrari himself hated the fact that it got built.
Now, nearly 60 years later, famed Dutch designer Niels Van Roij, the same guy that brought us the Tesla Model S Shooting Brake, decided to pay tribute to the ’Breadvan’ by creating a modern version of Count Volpi’s most prized possession. The fact that he used a Ferrari 550 Maranello as the base for this mad throw-back creation only makes it that much more awesome.
Amazing Car for Sale: 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC
Ferrari has numerous models from the mid-20th century that are worth dying for. One of them is the Ferrari 330 series that the automaker produced from 1963 to 1968. First came the 330 America, then the 330 GT 2+2 that replaced it within a year and 50 examples later, and finally came with 330 GTC and 330 GTS models in 1966. The body style of the 330 GTC was designed by Pininfarina and it looked more like its predecessor, the 275 GTB, than the 330 GT 2+2.
This tasteful model is one of the approximately 600 built examples, and it recently arrived at the Bring-a-Trailer auctions. The auction is live for one more week, and at the time of writing this article, it already has a bid of half-a-million dollars.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake Is The Most Practical Prancing Horse Ever
Ferrari’s current lineup is largely made up of poised mid-engined supercars although, if you’re a lover of the grand tourer, there’s always the 812 Superfast and also the GTC4Lusso for those needing a GT that can actually seat four adults.
With the Purosangue SUV coming as both Ferrari’s first four-door offering and the first high-riding model to feature the Prancing Horse on its bodywork, Ferrari will soon have the issue of practicality covered in its entirety. Until then, however, have a look at this $244,000 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake. It’s unique and it’s cheaper than a GTC4Lusso, making us sad Ferrari has never braved the waters to mass-produce a 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake model.
2021 Ferrari Portofino M
The 2021 Ferrari Portofino M is an updated version of the Portofino grand tourer. Unveiled in 2020, three years after the Portofino arrived to replace the California T, the 2021 Portofino M features mild upgrades inside and out, but it also comes with a more powerful V-8 engine and a brand-new transmission.
The 2021 Portofino M also marks the return of the "M" badge. Short for Modificata, which indicates extensive updates, this badge has been used on a few Ferraris in the 1990s and 2000s. Notable examples include the 575M Maranello from 2002 and the F512 M, the third iteration of the Testarossa, in 1994. Let’s find out more about the 2021 Portofino M in the review below.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso Is Officially Dead
We know that you saw the reports that the Ferrari Purosangue would remain in production beyond the five years it’s been on the market. As the most user-friendly and, arguably family friendly Ferrari on the road, it seemed like a wise move to keep it around for a while, but now Ferrari has confirmed that, despite contradicting reports, the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T have been sent to car heaven.
Someone is Selling a 2003 Ferrari 360 Limo And We Can Almost Smell the Lawsuit
Are you interested in a Ferrari 360 Moderna that’s not really a Ferrari 360 Modena anymore? If you are, then you might find this particular ride interesting…or perplexing, depending on what kind of mood you’re in as you’re reading this. This is a Ferrari 360 Modena limousine. There are no typos in that previous sentence. It really is a limousine, though it didn’t start as one. But that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is that it’s for sale in Australia, and you have the opportunity to buy it provided you’re willing to spend on it. But before you do, there is one caveat. Ferrari doesn’t take too kindly to its cars getting bastardized to this extent. The Italian automaker has been known to be litigious in circumstances like this, so before you plop down your hard-earned money for the 360 Modena limousine, you might want to make sure that everything about the car is on the up-and-up.
For Once, Ferrari Didn’t Get Its Way, And It’s About Damn time
Ferrari has a horrible reputation for being overprotective of its name and brand image, easily to the point that it comes off as arrogant. Less than a year ago, the company even threatened to sue an Instagram user over posting a picture of his matching shoes on top of his very own Ferrari 812 Superfast – that’s how overly protective the company is. More recently, Ferrari has been in a dispute with Ares Design over the design of the Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the rarest and most sought after Ferraris ever made. Naturally, Ferrari (who probably spends millions each year in legal fees at the very least) did everything it could to protect its trademark, but this time it just didn’t work.