Ferrari had their new F12 Berlinetta on display at the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance. This was my first encounter with an F12 in person, and I must say it is gorgeous. The V12 grand tourers have always been my favorite Ferraris, yes even more than the hypercars. The F12 certainly did not disappoint with its first impression. Enjoy.
Today is a special sort of day. It’s Leap Day, a day which comes around once every four years–February 29th. And Ferrari got it into their heads to pick today to show off their third new car in 4 years, the replacement for the highly-regarded flagship GT car, the 599 GTB. That car has gone through various variations (the 599 HGTE, 599XX, GTO, and SA Aperta, among others), and now Ferrari has the new replacement, the F12 Berlinetta. In so many words, this new Ferrari is going to blow the roof off the place. Hit the jump for more. Read the rest of this entry »
Jaguar has been known for building luxurious cars with plenty of grunt and scads of English class for decades, but the XKR-S represents somewhat uncharted territory for them at this point. The XKR is already a very good luxury sports car, but the boys at Coventry spared no expense in making this hardcore version a delightful, yet still very scary, piece of machinery. If the XJ I drove before I left for Pebble Beach was similar to Dr. Jekyll, this new XKR-S was Mr. Hyde–wide, scary, and aching to cause me personal injury. So, I gladly grabbed the keys and hopped in. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a shame that pole positions and laps led do not count for championship then maybe the #10 Suntrust Dallara driven by Max Angelilli and Ricky Taylor would be closer in the points race for the Daytona Prototypes with the #01 Telmex BMW – Riley of Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett. As it stands now, such is not the case; and with nearly a .500 winning percentage, Pruett and Rojas have a considerable lead in the champions points standings over the second place Suntrust car. On Sunday, July 24th, the history seemed to repeat itself. Ricky Taylor put the Chevy powered Suntrust Dallara on the pole and somehow Pruett managed to put his Telmex BMW Riley on the top step of the podium. Read the rest of this entry »