Tuner Has a Go at Ferrari’s 488 Pista, Doesn’t Ruin It
When carmakers such as Ferrari decide to build a car and eventually complete the process, there’s not much one could add to that concoction without trashing its ethos like a silk cloth under muddy military boots. Luckily, Novitec doesn’t share that opinion and we are emphasizing the luckily bit because their creations bring just enough to subtly spice up a supercar’s traits rather than send them crashing into the pit of the grotesque. Add the customary bump in oomph and we dare say that Novitec’s work comes straight from the tuning industry’s top shelves. It’s also an example that other tuners, which shall remain unnamed for the time being, should try to follow. When it’s not fiddling with Teslas, Novitec focuses on tuning programs for Ferraris, which are more or less its bread and butter.
Is This eBay Listing for an $800,000 Ferrari LaFerrari Engine Legit?
Oh my God! A LaFerrari V-12 engine for just $800,000? Let me buy it off this eBay auction right away! Said no one ever. The dude who posted this ad thought he could actually make some quick buck – actually a lot of bucks – from a vague description with poor grammar? This is what the posting read: “2017 FERRARI LA FERRARI ENGINE with 20 miles ... very important.. [sic] Ferrari will not build no more [sic] Laferrari engine for stock ... so get it while you can." Really?
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Ferrari P80/C
Like you, we love supercars. But, you know what we love even more? One-Off supercars like the 2019 Ferrari P80/C. It’s based on the race-spec Ferrari 488 GT3, but it was designed by the same folks that created the SP12 EPC, F12 TRS, J50, and the Monda ZP1 and SP2. Even better yet, this baby draws inspiration from none other than the 1966 Dino 206S. Looking at the P80/C’s crazy design, it’s not hard to tell that it was literally years in development – Ferrari started cooking this turkey back in 2015 – but we’re sure it was well worth it to the anonymous owner. The P90/C is powered by the same engine found under the hood of the 488 GT3, a 3.9-liter V-8 that delivers more than 700 horsepower, all of which is channeled through a dual-clutch transmission. The end result means that it’s probably more powerful than the 488 Pista, and it’s definitely faster with the sprint to 62 mph taking 2.7 seconds or less and to 124 mph taking just 7.5 seconds. Either way, we think this work of art deserves to be honored as our wallpaper of the day. So, we’ve posted our favorite below and, as usual, we’ve placed a gallery at the bottom for you to pick through if you’d like.
Car for Sale: Ultra Rare 2006 Ferrari FXX
The 2006 Ferrari FXX is not only one of the rarest Ferraris in the world, but it’s also one of the most difficult ones to own. Only 30 units were built, and even if you had the money to buy one then, you could only do so if you get an invitation from Ferrari to buy it. It’s safe to say, then, that if a Ferrari FXX did go on sale, you’re going to have quite the bidding war for the prized track-only, hardcore version of the Enzo. Well, buckle up, because that bidding war could occur at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California this coming August. The auction will host the “Ming Collection,” a collection of seven near-flawless Ferraris that includes a rarely used Ferrari FXX. This isn’t a drill, folks. A close-to-mint 2006 Ferrari FXX is going up for auction at RM Sotheby’s in August. The doody, as they say, is about to hit the fan.
Ferrari Should Hire the Person That Designed This 2019 Ferrari Aliante Barchetta
There are plenty of people with a set of tools and a backyard that consider themselves mechanics and, likewise, there are lots of people with mediocre photoshop skills that consider themselves car designers. Every now and then, however, you come across someone that actually has genuine, down-to-earth talent and, today, that person is Daniel Soriano – a Spanish professional car designer that just proved to the world that Ferrari needs someone else on their design team. The renderings that you see here were designed by him and pay homage to the supercars of days past. I’m not talking days past in the sense of last year. No; I’m talking about a time when cars had meaning, soul, and design qualities that cast a huge shadow over the performance credentials that lie beneath the skin. I’m talking about a time when you walked up to a car and was simply mesmerized by it, and just didn’t care what it was capable of. I present to you the 2019 Ferrari Aliante Barchette, designed by Daniel Soriano.
How Much will the 2021 Ferrari SF90 Cost?
Ferrari undoubtedly stole all of the headlines in the automotive world this week when it released the first official images of its next hypercar, the SF90 Stradale. Immediately, people started touting it as the "replacement for the LaFerrari," but this isn’t the case. No, the SF90 Stradale is just Ferrari’s first PHEV and just the most powerful Ferrari road car ever made with a combined output of 986 horsepower, 37 more than the LaFerrari. What this means is that it will be expensive but not as expensive as you think it’ll be and it also won’t be as rare as you think it’ll be since Ferrari won’t make it in limited quantities like in the case of the LaFerrari or the Enzo.
Now, before I jump into hiding to dodge any rocks that may be heading my way, let me tell you that, upon seeing the SF90 Stradale, I thought it looks a bit uninspiring for it to be the next Ferrari halo car. Not that it’s ugly as such, it just doesn’t stand out the way a LaFerrari, an Enzo or an F40 all do in their own very specific ways. Of course, the SF90 Stradale does stand out when you look at the numbers: 986 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8 working together with three electric motors, 590 pound-feet of twist just from the V-8, a dry weight of just 3,461 pounds in its track-oriented guise, 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.7 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 211 mph. Oh, and it’s also quicker around Fiorano than the LaFerrari.
Now, after successfully bombarding you with all these numbers you’ve most likely read before, I’ll tell you why I think the SF90 Stradale really matters: it matters because it’s very much the future, a car that utilizes F1 tech to the point that Ferrari have named it after its current F1 contender and only added the ’Stradale’ designation, one that’s been dormant for some 15 years, to signal to everyone that, yes, indeed, you can take it out to shop for groceries and, in fact, it can go in all-electric mode for 16 miles, more than a Honda Accord PHEV. So, how much will you have to pay for a Ferrari that allows you to drive more than an Accord while holding hands with nature?
Ferrari Hybrid Showdown: SF90 Stradale vs LaFerrari
Ferrari just unleashed its latest range-topping hypercar, the SF90 Stradale. A spiritual successor to the LaFerrari based on its hybrid drivetrain. Surprisingly enough, the SF90 Stradale comes less than a year after production of the LaFerrari ended in August 2018. By contrast, the LaFerrari came into the spotlight a whopping nine years after its predecessor, the Enzo, went into the history book. The Enzo itself arrived five years after the F50. That’s probably because today’s fast-paced industry no longer allows Ferrari to take such long breaks between hypercars. With the SF90 unveiled and official, we’re obviously wondering how it compares to the LaFerrari. Let’s find out below.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Marks Progress and Breaks a Lot of In-House Records
The 2020 Ferrari SF90 isn’t the first Ferrari hybrid – that title is reserved for the Ferrari LaFerrari. It is, however, a huge stepping stone into Ferrari’s electrified future and it sets a bunch of in-house records in the process. What would you say if I told you that the new SF90 Stradale was actually the most powerful V-8 Ferrari ever made? What if I told you that the SF90 is also the most powerful road-legal Ferrari ever produced? What if I told you that it’s the only model outside of the GTC4Lusso to be driven by all four wheels? What if I told you that it Kicked the LaFerrari’s ass around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track? Okay, well, that one is a little exaggerated – it didn’t actually kick the LaFerrari’s ass, but it very well may have beat it by a few tenths of a second. You can see the pattern here, so let’s dive into the goods a little more.
The 2020 Ferrari Hybrid Hypercar Debuts May 29 - Here Are the Most Important Models That Came Before it
Ferrari recently confirmed that it will unveil a brand-new supercar on May 31. But it won’t be any the average supercar or grand tourer (if we can call a Ferrari average, that is). Ferrari will reveal its next range-topping hypercar, the successor to the mighty LaFerrari. Details are still slim, and the teaser doesn’t provide any solid hints, but we do know that this new hypercar will be a hybrid with around 1,000 horsepower at its disposal.
This is big news given that some rumors claimed Ferrari was working on an all-electric hypercar. It seems that Maranello isn’t willing to give up on gasoline power just yet, so it will combine a traditional powerplant with at least one electric motor. Whether the gas engine is a V-12 or a V-8 remains a mystery, but it’s pretty evident that it will pack more power than the LaFerrari. Actually, it will be more potent than any other Ferrari supercar up until now, so let’s have a look at the company’s long list of range-topping supercars.
The Ferrari FXX K may be based on the Ferrari LaFerrari, but its roots go all the way back to the late 1980s when Ferrari made a track-only beast out of the F40 LM. Then in 2005, the XX nomenclature came back with the Enzo-based FXX. Ferrari succeeded that model with the 599XX before the turn of 2010. It didn’t take long after the debut of the Ferrari LaFerrari for the rumors to begin swirling about a new track-only XX model and sure enough, Ferrari delivered with the FXX K, a V-12 powered track monster with 1050 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque on tap and a desire to decimate anything on any track anywhere. It offered a 60-mph sprint in less than three seconds and a top speed that approached 220 mph. To top it off, it was excessively exclusive, being offered to only the best and most loyal Ferrari customers in very limited numbers. It came with its own racing program and its own exclusive racing series too. With that in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that the estimated price tag was pegged at the $1.5 million mark, clearly before any extras or taxes.
Of course, one would consider themselves lucky even being in the presence of one let alone owning or driving one. Obviously, if you did own one, you wouldn’t be reading this – you’d probably be at the track. I know I would be, anyway. On the plus side, however, the digital world affords us some extra luxury, and that’s why we’ve hand-picked our favorite Ferrari FXX K wallpaper. And, if you don’t like our pick, there’s a small gallery at the bottom with more options. Go ahead; you deserve to place this beauty on your desktop.
Ferrari’s 1,000-Horsepower Hybrid is Coming - Here’s When it Will Debut
Mark your calendars. Save the date. Do whatever it takes to have an open schedule on May 31. That’s the day the entire auto industry stops completely and turns its attention towards Maranello to see Ferrari’s new hybrid hypercar for the first time. Not much is known about the machine at the moment, but Ferrari did confirm, though a digital save-the-date invitation, that the new hybrid hypercar will have almost 1,000 horsepower at its disposal. The new Ferrari hypercar is the second of five new models that the Italian automaker is unveiling this year. The first model, the 710-horsepower F8 Tributo, made its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Brace yourselves, people. Ferrari has a new showstopper in its hands.