Ferraris always have a special place at an Italian car show. In many ways they are the corner stone of such events. Sure, seeing more obscure cars is always great, but the presence of numerous Ferraris, however generic they may be, serves as a sort of foundation on which the day can be judged. Going to car shows as much as I do, you kind of get used to seeing 360s, F430s, 458s, etc, but they are always brilliant in their own right. That is what this gallery is about, the majesty of the Prancing Horse. Enjoy.
That is a silly title, I know, but it does beg the question as to why I would put those three specific cars together at all? The answer lies in how they all have a similar reason for their existence, to be a number. Each was meant to achieve some specific measure of performance that would define the car to the world. While all three have been successful in achieving their tangible goals they have all wound up becoming relics of a more regimented and boring existence. They all cater to an increasingly soulless and superficial world where people judge everything from a bunch of numbers on sheet of paper or a computer screen, and not so much from actual experiences. Read the rest of this entry »
Spotted in Newtown, PA by my parents when they were out shopping. Lots of nice cars in the Newtown area.
Spotted by- Bill and Nancy
Underground Racing’s twin turbo Ferrari Italia up against a stock Lamborghini Aventador. This is a good showing of the difference between wheel horsepower (whp) and brake horsepower (bhp). The Italia is making 700whp, whereas the Aventador’s V12 puts out 700hp before the power makes it’s way through the drivetrain. The difference is pretty evident during the highway pulls they do. You gotta love a company like UR, who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty with the most expensive cars out there. Enjoy!
Underground Racing is an absolute beast of a company, consistently turning out the best forced induction kits for some of the worlds most exotic cars.
Ferrari is back in the Rolex Grand Am Series, and just in time for the 50th running of the 24 Hours of Daytona! Ferrari has competed in 47 of the 49 day long classics, and has 15 class victories, 5 of which were overall victories around the 3.56 mile course that runs through part of the NASCAR super speedway and then down in the infield for the road course section of circuit.
Evo magazine brings us a solid drag race to test out the new Mclaren against its stiffest competition. Watch to see what happens.
As most of you know, Nick and I were at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance at the end of the first week of June. The theme this year was “mid-century hybrids.” Now, most of us consider hybrids to be stuff for those who care more about the environment than their wallets. However, back in the 1950s and 1960s, this wasn’t the case. Read the rest of this entry »