Archive for the ‘Ferrari’ Category

You can buy an F1 car for under $1 million!

Fancy that, who knew you could buy a race winning Ferrari Formula 1 racecar for less than one million bucks?! This 1990 Ferrari 641/2 sold for US$990,000 at the recent Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale. Powered by a 3.5 litre normally aspirated V12 this car, chassis #120, was driven by Nigel Mansell for five […]

Instant torque’s gonna get you

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a pretty quick car, right. In a straight out drag race there’s not many cars that can beat it. Surely a miserly four-door Tesla Model S can’t do it? Well, off the line, yes, it can. And by some margin. This is thanks to the Tesla’s near-instant torque and all-wheel […]

Ferrari FXX K in video

The obscenely named Ferrari FXX K made its debut at the Finali Mondiali show at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi recently. After the break there’s a few videos of the FXX Ker in action. There’s only going to be 40 made and at €2.5 million a pop you’re going to have to love […]

VIDEO: Sebastian flies around Fiorano

Ferrari has released video of Sebastian Vettel completing a flying lap of the famed Fiorano test circuit, including full team radio. Without proper timing we can only estimate that Vettel’s lap time in the F2012 was around 1:03. That’s not too bad considering the conditions, although some way off Michael Schumacher 2004 lap record of […]

Ferrari FXX K revealed

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Ferrari has announced the extreme version of its LaFerrari, it’s called the FXX K. Designed for track use only and described by Ferrari as a “laboratory-car” the FXX K has limitations only placed by Ferrari, no competition or road standards apply here. The V12 hybrid produces 772kW (1050CV), a pleasant 64kW increase over the LaFerrari. […]

The baby in red

When Formula 1 has a 17-year-old driver in its midst it’s hard to refer to Sebastian Vettel as a baby, but due to being the youngest ever world champion and, at times, carrying on like a spoilt toddler Vettel has been considered the baby of F1. And now the four-time world champ is enduring those […]

Chris Harris drives the LaFerrari

Good news everyone, Chris Harris on Cars is back! A number of old YouTube clips have been uploaded and are now live and free of charge. Let’s start with the LaFerrari shall we. Do try and get some work done today.

Ferrari smokes Mattiacci for Arrivabene

After only seven months in the job Ferrari has moved Marco Mattiacci on from the position Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal. He will be replaced by Maurizio Arrivabene (above), who has made his name flogging smokes with Philip Morris. It’s okay, Arrivabene does have Formula 1 exposure through his F1 Commission role representing all sponsors. But, […]

Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari on 3-year deal

In the most unsurprsing Formula 1 news you’ll read this week Sebastian Vettel has been signed by Ferrari on a three-year deal. He’ll start with them next year, sharing a garage with 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. “The next stage of my Formula 1 career will be spent with Scuderia Ferrari and for me that […]

Alonso set to push Button out of McLaren

It’s hardly a surprise to learn that Fernando Alonso is getting closer to signing a deal with McLaren for the 2015 Formula 1 season. However, it’s now looking likely that it will be the 266-race veteran Jenson Button who will make way for Alonso. The expectation is that 22-year-old Kevin Magnussen has done enough in […]

A decent day out indeed

Steve Sutcliffe and his mates from Autocar recently spent the day at Castle Combe with half a million quids worth of track toys. Fighting for their attention was the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 650S and the Porsche 911 GT3. Which one do you think will be the fastest? And which one would you take […]