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Mama Mia! Vettel in the FXX K

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Mama Mia! Vettel in the FXX K

The German driver test-drives the new laboratory car at Fiorano One thing is certain: Sebastian Vettel had some serious fun behind the wheel of the FXX K at Fiorano. The look on his face and his delighted exclamations (“Mamma mia! It goes like a rocket!”) in this video say it all. Vettel took the wheel of the FXX K for a photo shoot for the next issue of The Official Ferrari Magazine. The four-times World Champion, of course, will be driving the SF15-T in the upcoming Formula 1 World Championship season. Having spoken with engineer Marco...

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Rétromobile Celebrates Its 40th Edition With Rare Ferraris!!!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Rétromobile Celebrates Its 40th Edition With Rare Ferraris!!!

For the occasion, from February 4 to 8, several presentations took place. The first one was devoted to the rare Spanish brand Pegaso, with a dozen cars on display. Also shown was part of the collection of the Italian Corrado Lopresto, a well-known Concours d’Elegance entrant, and owner of many one-offs. Several manufacturer were present too, like Renault, Citroën, Peugeot, Mercedes and Porsche… and there were many specialist dealers who proposed, as in each year, a sublime range of cars and, of course, Ferraris! Unique was the 312 B3...

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The 212 Coupe is Reborn

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The 212 Coupe is Reborn

The car will be at the Maranello Museum until the end of April The Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello has produced another masterpiece. It has sympathetically restored a Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale to its former splendour. The car has an unusual history. It was built in April 1951, then in May, it was sold to Antonio Mambretti Sozogni Juva and a month later it was sold to the company of the Duke Cesare d’Acquarone. In fact, it was the Duke of Acquarone, who at the end of 1951, opted for a radical change of bodywork. The car, which...

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Cavallino Classic Competition Posts Race Results

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Cavallino Classic, Featured, News | Comments Off

Cavallino Classic Competition Posts Race Results

The Cavallino Classic was pleased to present the 4th Annual Cavallino Classic Competition, for the greatest and most prestigious of vintage and classic racing cars. For 2015, the Classic continued with its successful format – a growing Pre-War race for Alfa Romeos, Bugattis, Delahayes, Talbot-Lagos, ERAs, Aston Martins, and more. Plus separate Post-War Drum and Disc Brake races, pitting those old rivals against each other – Ferrari and Maserati. These races have encouraged owners of these older competition cars to bring them out...

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Bathurst 12 Hours: From Last to Second

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Bathurst 12 Hours: From Last to Second

From last to second in the Am category: that was the stunning feat pulled off by Andrea Montermini, Benny Simonsen and Renato Loberto in the Bathurst 12 Hours. After a disastrous qualifying, the trio was peerless in their Vicious Rumour Racing car and managed to make it onto the podium behind the overall winners, the Athlete Global Team Nissan crewed by Florian Strauss, Katsumasa Chiyo and Wolfgang Reip. Third was the Hallmark-Network Clothing Audi of Cini-Eddy-Mies. The other two Ferraris in this category, the 27 car entered by TFM Ferrari...

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2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Paris was the scene of the presentation for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. In the presence of ACO President Pierre Fillon, it was revealed which teams and drivers will be taking part in the most famous endurance race in the world, due to take place at the La Sarthe circuit on 13 and 14 June. Also announced at the conference was the list of entries in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and ELMS. The 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours will feature no less than 53 cars, made up of prototypes and GT cars. There will be a strong Ferrari presence, with...

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World Record Auction Price for a California Spyder

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

World Record Auction Price for a California Spyder

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder by Artcurial just set a World Record auction price at $18.5 million dollars including commission. This stunning “barn find” was a part of the Baillon Collection and was featured here previously in two separate stories: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Barnfind A Forgotten Treasure Found in...

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Californias Still Thrill – A Gem in Cavallino 205

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Californias Still Thrill – A Gem in Cavallino 205

The California Spyders are still considered the ultimate open top sports car, with all the attributes for over the road traveling in style. Historian Alan Boe gives you a quick but detailed overview of how the Californias came to be, and then focuses on one particular turquoise, yes turquoise, example – s/n 3099 GT. From the exuberant Boe text: “If the opportunity to rub shoulders with a Ferrari 250 GT California spyder, long or short, presents itself, embrace the experience enthusiastically, preferably with the top down on a sunny...

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RM Auctions: 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

RM Auctions: 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

160 bhp, 2,562 cc Tipo 212 V-12 engine with three Weber 36 DCF carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with double wishbones and a transverse leaf spring, rear solid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,250 mm The last Touring-bodied 212 Export Targa Florio competitor in 1952 and 1953 Entrant in the 1956 Mille Miglia Proven capable in concours events and vintage rallies Matching-numbers example; a spectacular early racing Ferrari Ferrari Classiche certification...

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Ferrari 488 GTB

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferrari 488 GTB

The new V8 debuts at Geneva: track-level performance and responsiveness for the road Forty years on from the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure. The new berlinetta brilliantly...

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