Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RM Sotheby’s Auction: Monterey 2017

2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta. $2,400,000
RM Sotheby’s is the global leader in the collector car industry. They offer the world's finest cars to the most discerning collectors. The sale was 18-19 August 2017.
1969 Ferrari 365 GTS by Pininfarina $2,722,500

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet $572,000

1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider by Scaglietti $5,700,000

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti $3,025,000

1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype $6,765,000

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 $22,550,000

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster $253,000

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,485,000

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster $330,000

1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton $ 407,000

1930 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six Sportsman’s Saloon by Corsica $3,410,000

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari $3,410,000

2006 Aston Martin DBR9 $616,000

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 $418,000

1935 Aston Martin Ulster Competition Sports $2,172,500

Top Cars at Monterey Car Week 2017

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export "Uovo" by Fontana - $4,510,000.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet - $4,840,000
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupe - $5,335,000

1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider by Scaglietti - $5,720,000
1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT Prototype - $6,765,000

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti - $8,305,000
1970 Porsche 917K - $14,080,000

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C - $14,520,000
1995 McLaren F1 - $15,620,000

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 - $22,550,000

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tesla Model X smokes a Lamborghini

Video posted to YouTube by DragTimes proves it. A 5,4000 pound Tesla Model X P100D crossover SUV is pitted against a $530,000 Lamborghini Aventador. The Aventador is a good 1,200 pounds lighter, but the Tesla not only beats the Lambo like a drum, it sets a world record for the quickest SUV with a quarter mile time clocking of 11.418 seconds at nearly 118 miles-per-hour.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Supercars burning spontaneously - Common Risk

Supercars spontaneously catch on fire. It's simply what they do. The engine of any supercar gets hot, and the consequences of that can be a challenge to control. Several years ago there was a global epidemic of Ferrari 458 Italias suddenly catching fire. A major league PR issue for Ferrari, the problem was eventually traced to a faulty adhesive used in the rear wheel arch assembly that overheated.

Most recently there has been a long string of Lamborghini fires. Lamborghini said it first discovered a fuel-system defect in 2015. Finally in late February Lamborghini announced a recall due to a defective evaporative-emission system that can let gasoline soak through its charcoal filter. Excess fuel vapors came into contact with hot exhaust gas and ignited.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Super Barn Finds

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible. Dry stored from 1979 and with only 60,000 miles, it was sold at auction in 2011 for £310,000.

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atlante. Dr Harold Carr parked the car in his garage in 1960 - where it remained until his death in 2007. The contents of the garage were left to his family, who had no idea the car even existed. One of 17 built it made £3m

1955 300SL Alloy Gullwing. One of only 29 built. The transmission gave up in 1971 and the car was parked. More than 40 years later it sold for $2.5m.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. For 14 years the car sat in an Ohio field. Children used it as a slide. The GTO was eventually sold in 1986. It was restored by a Swiss collector, with whom it remains to this day, now worth tens of milions.

1949 Ferrari 166MM. A US serviceman found this 166MM - one of 25 built - at a used car dealership in Switzerland. He parked it in his Arizona garden, and that’s where it stayed until his death. A collector bought it in 2007 for a cheap “over $1m". The car once raced at Le Mans, Silverstone and in the Targa Florio.

1964 Shelby Daytona. For decades it was thought that only five of the six built Daytonas had survived - the sixth, the original prototype, lost. In a storage unit for 30 years, its now fully restored and worth well over $4m.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bad day for Lambos in London

One car owner, reportedly from Saudi Arabia, was left red-faced outside Harrods when his elaborately painted Lamborghini broke down – forcing the AA to come and pick it up.
Another Lamborghini was towed after parking on a single yellow line in a busy London street. Apparently that didn't stop the owner from parking on double red lines the next day. They ban stopping at any time, unless you're a licensed taxi or permit holder.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Supercar Blondie: Poor Girl drives Supercars for a living

For those of us who drag ourselves to work every day, the work of Alex Hirschi (Supercar Blondie) seems like something from a too pleasant dream.
“I’ve driven Ferrari 488 GTB, the 488 Spider, the Mclaren 570s and 540c, the Bentley GT3R, GT Speed and V8s, Mercedes AMG GTs, Lamborghini Huracan, and many others.” Grrrrrr says one who gets excited about the latest 'Lego' built ferrari, it being the closest thing to the real deal we can get our hands on.

Hats off to Ms. Hirschi she worked for it. “I have used the opportunity of living in Dubai to create an account like this [Supercar Blondie]. It is amazing to live in a city where supercars are seen on a daily basis."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017 Ferrari F12TDF

Another rare Ferrari Gem being auctioned by Mecum at Monterey is a 2017 Ferrari F12TDF with 84 miles on the odometer.
The Ferrari F12 TDF – short for Tour de France, sports a naturally-aspirated 6.3-litre V12 that throbs 769bhp with maximum power arriving at 8,500rpm before an 8,900rpm redline. The monster will do 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, reaching 124mph in five seconds on the way to a top speed, for the truly brave, of 211mph.

The car debuts what Ferrari calls its Virtual Short Wheelbase, a four-wheel steering system the company says compensates for oversteer while allowing faster cornering. Ferrari says rear-axle steering automatically adjusts the rear wheels for the best steering angle based on steering-wheel angle, steering inputs and speed.
A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission delivers faster shifts and with ratios six percent shorter. The track is wider, the wheels larger, and the one-piece brakes are lifted out of the LaFerrari.
799 examples were built. Price, if you're needing to ask, has gone up slightly from the roughly $490,000 when sold. Mecum has an estimate of $1,350,000 - $1,500,000

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ferrari LaFerrari

When the Ferrari LaFerrari debuted in 2014, they were impossible to get, even if you had the $1.4 million burning a hole in your pocket. Within days of its announcement over 1,000 people applied to buy one of the 499 cars slated for production.

In order to even be considered for the waiting list, you had to own five other Ferraris already, and be considered a too valuable customer by the iconic marque to piss off.
The 950hp hybrid rocket is the most powerful street-legal Ferrari has ever built and can do 0–62 mph in less than 3 seconds onto a blistering top speed of 217 mph.

Most are locked up in collectors' vaults climbing in value whilst sitting still. Only a handful have been offered for sale and forget all about that ridiculously unrealistic $ 1.4m.
Bonhams sold a classic red version with only 230 miles on the clock for $3,685,000 last year, while Mecum sold a rare Nero DS Opaco (matte black) paint with 211 miles for $4,700,000.

See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2016/07/2017-ferrari-laferrari-spider.html