Monday, July 31, 2017

Special Cars at Barrett Jackson

In 1971 the US muscle car wars had peaked. The apex is the HEMI 'Cuda convertible. Only 11 were produced. The most desirable muscle car in the world, the car features the 426 HEMI V8 engine with two four barrel carburetors, 727 automatic transmission, Super Track Pak package with DANA 60 rear end and 4.11 ratio gears, power convertible top, center console and more. This vehicle was built for Canadian export of which only two were built. $1,320,000
One of 58 HEMI-powered, 4-speed Superbirds. Power comes from a 426 HEMI channeled through a 4-speed manual transmission. Finished in its original color of Alpine White with factory black bucket seat interior. A meticulous, no-expense-spared, rotisserie nut and bolt restoration was performed to above and beyond showroom condition. $324,500
20 1967 L88s were produced, the most desirable Corvettes ever built. The L88 boasted 12.5:1 compression, hi-lift cam, 4 barrel carburetor and aluminum heads and delivered 560hp. This vehicle is the only known 1967 red/red L88 produced. $3,850,000
One of 343 Heritage Editions produced to commemorate the original Gulf Oil-sponsored GT40 that won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1968 and 1969. Car has less than 5 actual miles on the odometer and remains in its factory original delivery state. Factory transport stickers are still intact; shrink wrap, steering wheel wrap and seat plastic are all still in place. It has a supercharged 5.4-liter aluminum DOHC V8 with 550hp mated to a Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission. $467,500
Only offered for two years, 1969 (859 built) and 1970 (499 built), the Mustang BOSS 429 represents the extreme lengths Ford would go to to remain competitive in NASCAR stock car competition. The 820S engine has magnesium rocker covers, larger valves and big NASCAR connecting rods with 1/2" rod bolts, all of which are present in this example. One of the finest Boss Nines in existence. $550,000

Ferrari Planning An SUV; Hell Officially Freezing Over

Ferrari head honcho Sergio Marchionne may have all but sworn on a crucifix in the middle of the Vatican that Ferrari would never, ever, build anything that remotely resembles a sport-utility vehicle, but published reports now suggest otherwise. According to some the Prancing Horse badge might yet find its way onto an all-terrain vehicle with room for four by 2021.

So it's a FUV, nada SUV. Simple.

Lambo Urus
The F16X crossover will eschew the V12 power available in the GTC4 Lusso, instead offering a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with all-wheel-drive standard. A gas-electric hybrid version is also said to be in the works.
How much will the Ferrari SUV cost? In excess of €300,000, according to insiders.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ferrari driver wrecks F430 Scuderia an hour after he bought it

Ever purchase something, say a nice shiny pencil—and then go on to lose it later that day? Agh, that’s the worst. Ever drop $288,000 on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and then go demolish it less than an hour later?

Cops had this to say ... "the vehicle had left the carriageway and burst in to flames. Road conditions were wet at the time and as officers arrived on scene it became clear there was a vehicle well alight and colleagues from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were in attendance squirting water all over some kind of sporty model".
This charred and twisted blob of hi-teck is all that’s left of the lightweight exotic after it flew off the road in wet conditions and went airborne on the M1 in South Yorkshire.

After its unscheduled flight, the F430 careered down a bank for 50 metres before coming to a halt in a field and proceeding to burst into flames. The unnamed driver escaped with only minor cuts and bruises.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

There's an eight generation Phantom. Rolls-Royce unveiled the Phantom VIII this week. Rolls-Royce is expected to commence customer deliveries in early 2018. The standard Phantom starts at around $450,000. However, Phantom VIII customers are adding around $150,000 in options to their cars for an average order price of $600,000.
Unlike most cars, Rolls-Royce customers are more likely to spend their time in the back of the car. As a result, Rolls has created an environment designed to deliver unparalleled luxury and isolation from the outside world. In others words, it's what the company calls the "magic carpet ride."
Although the new body shell is both lighter and stiffer than the previous car’s, the official curb weight of 5862 pounds is higher. That is due to more standard equipment and also a huge amount of sound-deadening material to help deliver on the company’s ambition to make the Phantom the undisputed quietest car in the world, at least as measured in the cabin. The curb weight includes no less than 287 pounds of acoustic insulation and triple-layer 0.2-inch-thick glass in all windows.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

North Wales Police nail Koenigsegg One:1

The Swedish-made Koenigsegg One:1 was stopped on the A55 on Anglesey by North Wales Police. There are seven models of the car in the world, including one prototype. This example's offence was not having a licence plate. The supercar has a top speed of 439 km/h (273 mph) and costs at least $ 2.8m.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2018 Mclaren 570S Spider

The McLaren 570S Spider is the third body type in McLaren’s Sport series lineup, which includes the 570S Coupe and the 570GT. The 570S Spider made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in the UK June 29th–July 2nd.

The 570S Spider is motivated by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 punting out 562bhp and 443lb ft.
The first 400 units of the 570S Spider will be “launch edition models” and will be priced at an 'attainable' $208,000. That’s almost $200,000 less than the 675LT Spider and $120,000 less than the 650S Spider.

The convertible comes in three colors: “Sicilian Yellow”, “Vega Blue” and "Curaçao Blue."
A carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis is at the heart of all Sports Series cars. The roof can be opened or closed in 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds up to 40km/h (25mph).
The combination of lightweight carbon fibre construction and potent 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8, means that the 570S Spider is more powerful and lighter than comparable convertibles, with a power-to-weight ratio of 419PS-per-tonne. McLaren's M838TE engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Electro-hydraulically assisted power steering, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tires are standard.

0-62mph is 3.2 seconds, 0-124mph in 9.6 and a quarter in 11.0 flat. Maximum speed is 204mph roof up, you’ll have to do with a paltry 196mph if you want to keep the roof open.

Monday, July 24, 2017

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S

Lamborghini officially debuted the Aventador S in March. Tipping the scales at just 3,472 pounds, the new Aventador S is 20 percent lighter than the outgoing Aventador. Lamborghini grows its Aventador range by one in 2017, with the addition of a more powerful Aventador S 6.5-liter V-12 that now creates 740 horsepower—50 horsepower more than the Aventador, though its torque figures remain the same at 509 lb-ft.
The Aventador was introduced in 2011 and a facelifted model was overdue. The Aventador S ushers this new look in. At a rock bottom starting price of $424,845 the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S isn't for everybody.

2017 Ford GT Deliveries Delayed

Those select few buyers that finally received the opportunity to purchase the long-awaited 2017 Ford GT will be waiting a little longer before they can take delivery. Ford delayed delivery of GTs following supplier constraints and homologation testing matters as part of a lengthy production ramp-up. Ford sent a letter to Ford GT prospect owners saying: “The craftsmanship required to build these vehicles for global markets has required that we adjust our original timing projections.”
So far Ford has not given an exact indication of how long it may take for the GTs to finally get delivered. The letter did say that customers waiting for their GT will be provided with an updated 'projected delivery window'. Ford started production of the $450,000 supercar in December 2016 at its Markham plant in Ontario. So far the automaker has delivered around 50 GTs and plans to limit production to 250 examples per year before ceasing production in the 2020 model year.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport

The Ferrari 335 S is a sports racing car produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari in 1957-8. Four cars were produced in total.

It had a V12 engine with a 4,023.32 cc (245.518 cu in) displacement and featured twin overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder and six Weber 44 DCN carburettors giving a maximum power of 390 horsepower at 7400 rpm. Top speed was around 300 kmh (190 mph)
The 335 S has a dark history. When it raced at the 1957 Mille Miglia, a blown tire caused one of the cars to careen off the road and into a crowd of spectators. The driver, co-driver and 10 spectators were killed in the crash.
Grizzly association or not, the 335 S is one of the most valuable cars in the world. In 2016, a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti sold for €32.1 million. Valued between $30 to $34 million, the 335 S sold for $35,711,359, narrowly missing the record $38 million a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta brought.

Man writes off Aston Martin after breaking into factory and stealing supercar

Jason Boon
A man who was stranded in the middle of the night, with no way of getting home, found his way to the Aston Martin works – and drove off in a £200,000 supercar. By a bizarre coincidence, that night there was a problem with the car manufacturer’s electronic security system which allowed Jason Boon to walk into the premises and drive out.

The damage he caused to the Aston Martin DB11 has led to it being written off.

Boon was surprised when a gate opened on it's own accord and he was able to drive out – so he did so and drove home.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ferrari 275 GTB/C up for grabs - Est $ 12m to $ 16m

Number six of twelve built, and one of eight with left-hand drive, this 1966 275 GTB/C Competizione is one of the finest Ferrari Berlinettas in existence. The marquee will cross the block at the Gooding Pebble Beach Auction in August.

In 1953, Ferrari introduced the 250 series competition cars, which culminated in the car every man and boy wants, the 250 GTO.
Ferrari’s type 275 GTB/C is the last single cam competition Berlinetta. These cars were specifically built for the 1966 racing season. The 12 examples were equipped with a unique lightweight chassis, special 250 LM-type engine, transaxle and paper-thin Scaglietti bodywork. Chassis 09051 participated in more than 20 races, winning its class numerous times.
The 3.3-liter V-12 engine had high-lift camshafts, 250 LM-type valves, special pistons, a redesigned crankshaft, and Weber 40 DFI/3 carburetors.
In 2013, 09051 had re-restoration of the bodywork, and a thorough mechanical rebuild. The car comes with an extensive history file.

Friday, July 21, 2017

2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge racer

Ferrari’s 488 GTB was launched in 2015, but the 488 Challenge racer didn't hit the track until the 2017 season. A variety of enhancements include a giant rear wing, an aggressive canard-clad front bumper and a new hood with vents to eject hot air from the radiators in the airflow over the car.

The V8’s 661bhp output is unchanged from the road-going 488 GTB's, but a remap, shorter gear ratios and weight-saving measures throughout should make it feel quicker.
The Side Slip Control software that made its debut in the road car has also been carried over to the racing car, working with the stability control system and electronic differential to fine-tune the car as it slides. There are two traction control dials on the steering wheel.
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