The world is surely not lacking of petrolheads with boatloads of cash to spare. First, we read about the Jaguar XKSS continuation model flying off the showroom without it actually hitting the showroom floor, and now the same has happened to Ferrari‘s droptop version of its hybrid performance car, LaFerrari. The first images was first unveiled on the July 5th, but the book has already closed after Ferrari did a special client preview. The al fresco LaFerrari is all sold. Well, what can we say? That’s one of the perks of being obnoxiously rich, isn’t it? Not just the bad guys get all the good stuff in the movies, but richie rich in real world gets all the good stuff too. Continue reading First Images Of Droptop LaFerrari Revealed And They Are All Sold
Ferrari’s chairman Sergio Marchionne was quoted saying that Ferrari will not build a SUV. He said and I quote “you have to shoot me first.” But that might change now that it is a publicly traded company and perhaps with the introduction of a Ferrari hatchback, or more gloriously refer to as ‘shooting brake’, the Ferrari FF and now, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso Grand Tourer, it is a start of a shift? We are not going to pass any judgement on the Italian marque’s plan. They do what they need do to keep their pockets filled and keep their stakeholders smile, while we will continue to admire the stallions they roll out. Back to the oddly named GTC4Lusso. Continue reading GTC4Lusso Is The First Ferrari With All-Wheel Drive And Rear-wheel Steering
Before you go gaga over this Ferrari F80 Supercar Concept, you ought to know that this isn’t a concept product from the Maranello sports car maker and it has nothing to do with the recent Frankfurt Motor Show either. This is in fact, a product of the imagination of Italian designer Adriano Raeli. No, wait. Raeli did not just dream it on a CAD program; he actually sculpted a scale model of his design and we think Ferrari should seriously considering picking his concept up. Man, this thing is an absolute beauty and being a graduate of Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Raeli sure knows what he is dabbling in. Continue reading Ferrari F80 Supercar: a Stunningly Beautiful Concept That’s Not a Product of Ferrari Design Studio
Fiat range topping Fiat 500 Abarth growling 160 horsepower may rein supreme among the 500s, but not for long cos’ Italian design studio, Lazzarini Design, is apparently working to transplant a 4.5L Ferrari V8 engine, as found on the 458, into a Fiat 500, which will be humbly known as Fiat 550 Italia. You heard it right, a super compact with possibly 500+ horsepower and nearly 400 lb-ft behind it, which sounds like awesome and pretty crazy at the same time. Given the lightweight nature of the 500, we are going assume this 550 Italia should be able to rocket from zero to 60 in less than 3.3 seconds. Logically, it could be faster since we read that it (the 550 Italia) will have a carbon fiber body, which should see it shedding some serious pounds. Continue reading Lazzarini Design Wants to Stuff a Ferrari V8 Engine into a Fiat 500
The Ferrari Sergio is not for everyone. Firstly, it is not a mass produced luxury sports car and secondly, the design kind of detracts from Prancing Horse’s norm. If you think its ugly, then be thankful that there are, or should say, were only six made, all of which have been spoken for. The first of the six was delivered to SBH Royal Auto Gallery at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. For the uninitiated, Yas is where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari was staged and also home to the Ferrari World theme park. From its moniker, it is obvious who penned this two-tone luxury beast. That’s right, it is Pininfarina. In case you’re still clueless about the link, the car is so named as a homage to the late Sergio Pininfarina and it is a ride that marks the 60th year of collaboration between the Cambiano-based car design firm and coachbuilder and Ferrari. Continue reading First Ferrari Sergio Lands in UAE, Looks Pretty Ostentatious
Based on the Prancing Horse’s first hybrid supercar, the Ferrari FXX K is set to debut next weekend at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi and will subsequently grace the world’s tracks starting next year. The K in its moniker refers to the “KERS” or kinetic energy recovery system, a feature that comes standard with this lusty hybrid. Though it looks very much ready to hit the track (and as mentioned, it will), it is never destined for competition, instead it will be available to an exclusive group of client-test drivers in a test program rolling out in coming two years. If the name of the car is any indication, this car is very much an experimental vehicle, or more correctly put, a laboratory-car and though not explicitly said, the knowledge and technology gained will most certainly serves as the basis of development for the Maranello automaker’s future rides. Continue reading 1,035HP Ferrari FXX K is Made for the Tracks, But Not for Competition
Ferrari, like Porsche, is not quite out-of-reach for the elite capitalists, but if you wish to stand out from your elite peers, or just to look good the next time you happen to appear in Upscale Living magazine, then the Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari has just the ride for you and that limited edition ride is called Ferrari 458 Speciale A spider, the open-top variety to the Speciale coupe and the ‘A’ here stands for “Aperta”, which is Italian for “open”. premiered in a unique three-layer yellow paintwork with a blue and white racing strip running centrally across the length of the convertible, the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will be making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Mondial De L’Automobile aka Paris Motor Show, happening between October 4 and 19, 2014. Continue reading This is Ferrari 458 Speciale A, the Most Powerful Ferrari Spider Yet and Only 499 Will Be Made
Sony Outs AS20 Action Cam With SteadyShot For $200
yet another action cam from Sony to ride the POV wave. it boasts 16.8MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, ZEISS Tessar lens with 170-deg FOV, built-in stereo microphone, SteadyShot electronic image stabilization, built-in WiFi, up to 28Mbps recording, and will auto inverts image if it’s being shot upside down. $200. BUY.
Samsung 78-inch Bendable UHD TV Costs 35 Million Won
curve or no curve? well, the Samsung 78-inch UN78S9B bendable TV is the UHD TV for the undecided, but for now, it is reserved for the well-off in South Korea. it is expected to carry a sticker of 35 million Won or about US$34,000. no word on international availability though. LEARN MORE [KR]. [via]
SteelSeries Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset
WoW fans, contain your excitement cos’ SteelSeries has just announced the Siberia Elite World of Warcraft Edition Headset, boasting illuminated runes with loads of color options with lighting effects, Dolby technologies, virtual 7.1 surround sound, overhead suspension headband and a lightweight construction. $209.99. BUY.
One Of The 39 62′ Ferrari 250 GTO Set To Go Under The Hammer
developed by Giotto Bizzarrini and styled by Sergio Scaglietti, only 39 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO were ever built and one of them is headed to the auction block with an asking price of (a whopping) 40 million Euro. powered by a 300 hp 3L engine, it has only 15,000 km on the odometer. LEARN MORE [GR]. [via]
Super Rare 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti Heads To Monterey
another super rare ride for the super rich auto enthusiasts. set to go under the gavel at the Monterey sale event, the 64′ Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti is one of the only three in existence. it has 320 hp 3.2L V12 block, paired to a 5-speed stick shifter, plus all-round disc brakes. LEARN MORE.
Ferrari, like McLaren, will probably never venture into the SUV segment, let alone designing and build pickup trucks, which is a good enough reason for London Motor Group to chop up one Ferrari 412 and turn it into a pickup truck, and boy, the result is nothing less than stunning. billed as the world’s first Ferrari 412 pickup conversion, this particular example is based on a 1989 Ferrari 412 which has one-quarter of its back chopped to make way for a beautiful 3-foot teak wood pickup bed. as you can imagined, the amount of works gone into it is no walk in the park. everything that used to be in this part of car has to be relocated or we suspect, gave up altogether if its of no functionality. the amazing feat here is probably how the end result looks so factory-like and so surreal. Continue reading This Is Our Dream Truck: The Ferrari 412 Pickup Truck
dropping the top, doesn’t mean three is a crowd. with the Ferrari California T, it can drop its top while still have a 2+ configuration, well… the back might be a little overly cozy, but they are still seats, aren’t they? and it surely beats having none. in just 14 seconds, the retractable hard top (also known as RHT) can be stowed away turning it from a coupe into a sophisticated spider. the new California T now boast a zero turbo lag 3.9-liter 8-cylinder turbocharged engine, letting lose all 560 ponies and 557 lb-ft (755 Nm) of torque like it should and achieving a 0-100 sprint in mere 3.6 seconds. despite having more power and torque, the introduction of turbo also sees a drop in fuel consumption by around 15 percent, while emissions are slashed to 250 g/km in combined cycle. Continue reading Ferrari California T