Friday, 30 March 2012

710hp Ferrari 599 GTO by Romeo Ferraris

If you have a Ferrari 599 GTO and think that 670hp is not enough for you, now you can make a visit to Romeo Ferraris in Italy. The famous tuner of Milan has developed a series of mods for the GTO with very good results. As you know, the 6.2L V12 produces 670hp and you can increase the power and performance with the choice of 2 Steps.

The first " light " step includes a sport air filter and a new exhaust giving to the car 15hp and 13nm of torque.

The second step is really gritty and includes a sport air filter, full exhaust system (new manifolds, central tube and muffler) that is linked to a new ECU reflash, increasing the power up to 710hp and 668nm of torque (+40hp and +48nm)!

The tuning package includes also aestethics modifications which provide the use of carbon fibre on the extractor, side mirrors and the wing. Check out the official video of the dyno run in Romeo Ferraris' workshop and the official pics below:

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Tamara Ecclestone and her Ferrari 599 GTO

For her 27th birthday, the beautiful Tamara Ecclestone asked to his dad Bernie (president and CEO of F1) an expensive present. She has grown in the motorsport and sure she loves supercars, so she asked for a 320.000€ brand new Ferrari 599 GTO, grey with beige interior.

This is a picture taken while she was unwrapping the gift straight from the truck and yes, she's wearing a pajama in the middle of the road.

Then she decided to make a videoshoot with her new Ferrari and she poses for it, enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Abarth 500 Venom Concept

A new sporty and mad version of the Abarth 500 is on the plan to arrive in the USA. It's called " Venom ", it's a very good name for a black scorpion full of carbon fibre. The 1.4 turbo engine of this little monster comes out the factory with 160hp, but this one is tuned up around 190/200hp and with a great use of carbon fibre. This car is the result of a collaboration with Mopar and Magneti Marelli. Just listen to the glorious exhaust note while sexy model Catrinel Menghia is revving it up!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Onboard lap with Fernano Alonso

F1 enthusiasts, just a reminder, tomorrow be sure not to miss the 2012 Malaysian Gran Prix! The race will start at 16:00pm (Malaysian time), or 10am (Italian time). Let's take a look at a full lap onboard with Fernando Alonso's F2012 F1. No music, no commentary, just the pure engine sound!

It's not a good start for Ferrari, let's see here the starting grid of tomorrow:

1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mclaren-Mercedes)
2 - Jenson Button (Mclaren-Mercedes)
3 - Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)
4 - Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing-Renault)
5 - Kimi Räikkönen (Lotus-Renault)
6 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing-Renault)
7 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault)
8 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
9 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
10 - Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari)
11 - Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault)
12 - Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
13 - Bruno Senna (Williams-Renault)
14 - Paul di Resta (Force India-Mercedes)
15 - Daniel Ricciardo (SRT-Ferrari)
16 - Niko Hulkenberg (Force India-Mercedes)
17 - Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari)
18 - Jean-Erc Vergne (SRT-Ferrari)
19 - Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham-Renault)
20 - Vitaly Petrov (Caterham-Renault)
21 - Timo Glock (Marussia-Cosworth)
22 - Charles Pic (Marussia-Cosworth)
23 - Pedro de la Rosa (HRT-Cosworth)
24 - Narain Karthikeyan (HRT-Cosworth)

Racecars on public streets!

You know, Maranello, home of Ferrari, is a sort of mecca for the petrolheads. Here it's like another world, you can really see something you can't see anywhere else. If you're lucky enough you can manage to see Ferrari racecars driving from Fiorano racetrack to the Ferrari factory. Spotting a racecar on public streets is something unbelievable!

Just take a look at a few videos below!

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Official: the Ferrari V12 Boxer Tribute

It's kinda rare to let Ferrari to make exclusively for you a special one-off. In the years they've made just five unique creations.. in 2006 the P4/5 based on the Ferrari Enzo, the 2008 Ferrari SP1 based on the F430, the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta in 2009, the Ferrari Superamerica 45 in 2011 and this is it, the Ferrari V12 Boxer Tribute, another special Ferrari made for the famous singer Eric Clapton! Looks like the official name is SP12 EC (Eric Clapton).

There have been rumors for over a year about a special Ferrari 458 Italia with the Ferrari 599 V12 engine ordered by Eric Clapton, and this is the final result of his request. We've always heard that he wanted a 458 Italia with a V12 engine, but this one has still the same V8 of the 458. The base is taken from the 458 Italia but with a different style, just like the name says, it's a tribute of many different Ferraris of the past. For example, the headlights are taken from the Enzo, the front grille reminds of the 512bb, the back is reminds the 288 GTO and 308. I have always loved the one-off Ferraris, what do you think about?

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ferrari Arno XI on sale!

Did you know that Ferrari is fast not only on the road but even on the water? Yes, because Ferrari in its history made a competition boat, called Arno XI. It's the only Ferrari boat ever made, and ofcourse it's incredibly fast. The boat is powered by a Ferrari V12 engine that produces more than 600hp. It was made in 1952 and developed by manufacturer Achille Castoldi with the help of Ferrari's official racing drivers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi. The Arno XI was fast enough to win in 1953 the speed record (241,7 km/h) of its cathegory in the lake d'Iseo, this record is still unbeaten!! The car will go on auction to the RM Auctions in Monte Carlo the 11th of May, the boat worth over 2 milion €.

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Lotus Exige S Hard Crash

The Nurburgring Nordschleife, or most commonly known as the Green Hell, is one of the most difficult racetracks in the world. Every year many people have an accident on this track, there have been even fatal crashes. The following video shows a white Lotus Exige S crashing at a very high speed, luckily the driver comes out the car without any injuries, he said that he lost the control of his car due to the coolant that a Porsche left on that part of the track.

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Ford Mustang crashes

The fail video of today shows a crash that involves a Ford Mustang and an unaware Peugeot 107 somewhere in Russia. The Mustang comes out the corner with a drift but with a pendulum effect it crashes in the other side of the road, hitting the 107.

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Video: Ferrari 599XX EVO in Action

Back in December, 2011, Ferrari showed to the world in the Bologna Motor Show an improvement package for the extreme Ferrari 599XX. The package is called " Evoluzione " and includes many important modifications. Now it's even more powerful with a total of 750hp / 700NM and a 35kg weight reduction.

The Ferrari 599XX on detail during its world debut.

The package includes also many important aerodinamic modifications and a new huge rear wing which is actuated automatically according to specific parameters which are integrated with the car's other control functions (ESP, ABS, SCM and F1-Trac). The position of the exhaust has been moved on both the sides of the car with an increase of 20hp.

Finally there's a video where it's possible to see the 599XX EVO in action on track, more precisely at the japanese Suzuka racetrack, during a private session of the Ferrari Race Days.

The Ferrari 599XX on track.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

The story of the Pagani Huayra

Stop to do what you're doing, it's time to watch something very interesting and epic. It's about the story of the Pagani Huayra. In this 14 minutes documentary you'll see how this hypercar was born and how it's made in every component, it's astonishing to see how is complicated to make every little detail that overall makes this car simply special and unique, thanks to the cleverness and experience of Mr.Horacio Pagani and his team.

Just relax and enjoy in full screen this fantastic video!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Lamborghini Unica - Coming to Geneva Motor Show

3 days before the media opening to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini teases us with a video showing a misterious Lamborghini! We get to hear the noise of the car, not so much about the design of the car, we only certainly know it's called Unica. So, what could it be? Unica is an italian word that means " unique ".. a new concept car? A one-off? We just have to wait the 6th of March, at 9.00am will take place the conference at the Lamborghini stand in Geneva. Ofcourse I'll be there to take a proper video!

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Damaged Ferrari FF

What's missing?

A picture by Alex Penfold Photography on Flickr.

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