Spy Shot Alert: 2021 Ferrari Portofino Seen For the First Time!
Back in 2017, Ferrari replaced the California T, its retractable-top grand tourer, with the Portofino. A much-improved version with a redesigned exterior and a more powerful turbo V-8 engine, the Portofino is about to get a mid-cycle refresh. As these new spy photos show, Ferrari is testing a camouflaged Portofino near Maranello, meaning that the 2021 model year could bring a revised version of the grand tourer. But are there any significant changes to talk about?
Ferrari Could Be Preparing to Reveal Its One-Off, F40-Inspired Supercar
Ferrari’s Special Projects division is responsible for some of the most desirable Ferraris ever built. Even better, this new one-off is rumored to be based on one of the most iconic Ferraris of all time: the mighty F40.
Not much is known, but since it is a one of a kind, expect it to end up in the hands of someone with deep pockets that has a garage full of Ferraris.
Here’s What Made the Ferrari F50 So Intricate
Back in the early 1990s, Ferrari was facing a major crisis. The death of founder Enzo Ferrari in 1988 was still hanging heavy on the future of the brand and although successful and in high demand at first, the F40 was beginning to fade away. It was time for a new supercar to take its place and it came in 1995 as the Ferrari F50.
Need Reasons To Weep? Look At This Ferrari F40 That Someone Crashed
For many, the Ferrari F40 is still representative of Maranello’s finest hour, a 471-horsepower winged monster designed to squash its opposition at every corner while completely disregarding the needs of the driver and passenger.
Ferrari only wanted to make a handful of them to mark its 40th year in the business but the orders poured in and, in the end, over 1,300 cars were made. Looking at this F40 that ended up in a ditch somewhere in Australia that’s a good thing.
Is the Ferrari 812 Superfast A True GT? A Trip from The UK to France Holds The Answer
You’d think the Ferrari 812 Superfast has been turned over its every side by pretty much all the car journos that matter at the moment and you’d be right. However, Harry Metcalfe of Harry’s Garage wanted to see if the super-fast Superfast can be used as a good old grand tourer, as Ferrari claims. Hence this 35-minute experiment transposed into a YouTube video.
We Have A Looking Glass Into the Ferrari Portofino’s Future, and Something Big is Coming
A recent filing with the Environmental Protection Agency hints that Ferrari is planning a new model, which is right now only known as the “2021 Ferrari F164 BCB”. At a glance, this probably doesn’t tell you anything, but Ferrari fans and enthusiasts will tell you the F164 is the internal model code for the Portofino. With fuel economy figures for the 2021 Ferrari Portofino already submitted and a second submission for the “Ferrari F164 BCB”, we’re willing to bet there’s a new model on the way. This is what we know about it.
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.
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.
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.
How’s This For a Ferrari LaFerrari Successor?
With Geneva knocking at the door, we can’t help but look back at the 2013 edition of the word’s largest motor show, which say Ferrari introduced the game-changing LaFerrari. The thing is, though, the LaFerrari is a bit long in the tooth right now and in dire need of a worthy successor.
No, don’t jump for joy just yet, Ferrari hasn’t laid out any plans of launching such a hypercar, but there’s one designer that let his creative juices to flow freely and the result is what he calls the Ferrari Stallone.
Watch Nico Rosberg Tear Up the Fiorano Track in a Ferrari Monza SP1
In case you were wondering how is life treating former F1 champion Nico Rosberg, then lavishly would be the right word to describe it. After retiring from Formula 1 in 2016, the former Mercedes driver couldn’t stay away from cars and started his own YouTube channel that amassed over 660,000 subscribers at the time of writing.
It looks like the career shift has worked like a charm for Mr. Rosberg, who’s now privileged with getting behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive supercars. His latest experience involves the Ferrari Monza SP1 and the famed Fiorano test track.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Just Proved Itself Against the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Video
Ford did a lot of things right with the Mustang Shelby GT500. It updated the Voodoo 5.2-liter V-8 used by the Shelby GT350 with a 2.65-liter supercharger, ditched the innovative flat-plane crank design of the GT350, and went for a more traditional cross-plane crankshaft, all while considerably upping the power output.
Plus, we don’t have to tell you just how much weight the Shelby name holds in the automotive industry. Then again, so does Ferrari. Or Porsche. However, as you’re about to see, that wasn’t enough to throw off the Shelby GT500.