Saturday, December 30, 2017

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB-4

The Ferrari 275 is a series of two-seat front-engined V12-powered cars produced in GT, roadster, and spyder form by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first Ferrari to be equipped with a transaxle, the 275 is powered by a 3.3 L (3286 cc) Colombo 60° V12 engine that produces 280-300 hp.

Pininfarina designed the GT and roadster bodies, Scaglietti the very rare and valuable NART Spyder.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione
The 275 GTB was considered the last of the classic Ferraris. The long-nose examples are considered the ultimate derivative of the 275 GTB with one of the most stunning designs ever penned by Pininfarina and crafted by Scaglietti.

The car is an icon of Italian design and craftsmanship.
Approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples were made.

In early 2015 a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti sold for $2,750,000

Friday, December 29, 2017

McLaren 720S

McLaren revealed the $285,000+ 720S Supercar at the Geneva Motor Show. The two-seat mid-engine sports car is based on an all carbon-fiber tub and the new 4-liter twin turbo V8.

All 400 of the 720S Launch Edition models were sold pre-production.
The McLaren 720S features McLaren's new M840T engine. Its a 4.0-litre (3994 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 producing 710 bhp @ 7000 rpm, and 568 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm. The McLaren 720S goes from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds onto a top speed of 212 mph. (341 km/h)
A Drift mode is offered in addition to Comfort, Sport, and Track settings. A touchscreen infotainment system is standard, as is a digital gauge cluster that hides away in the dashboard when in Track mode.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster

Mercedes-Benz 540K (type W24) is a car built by the German firm Mercedes-Benz from 1935 to 1940. Available as a two-seater cabriolet, four seater coupé or seven seater limousine with armoured sides and armoured glass, it was one of the largest cars of it's time. The straight-8 cylinder engine was 5,401 cubic centimetres (329.6 cu in).
The engine was fed by twin pressurized updraft carburetors, developing 115 hp. A Roots supercharger, which could either be engaged manually for short periods, or automatically when the accelerator was pushed fully to the floor.
Power was sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed or optional five speed manual gearbox that featured synchromesh on the top three gears. Mercedes-Benz built only 419 cars: 32 examples were roadsters. 25 Roadsters survived to this day
The world record price for a 540K Spezial Roadster is $11,770,000, by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2012 for the Spezial Roadster of Baroness Gisela von Krieger of Prussia.
Four 540K Spezial Roadsters pictured are all in the top 100 most expensive cars ever sold at auction.

From top left clockwise, the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster which fetched US$9,680,000, the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which fetched US$7,480,000, the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster which fetched US$4,620,000 and the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which fetched US$8,106,150.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

1964 Ferrari 275P - World's most expensive car?

February 2018 will see a Ferrari 275 Prototype cross the auction block with record-breaking potential. It could become the most expensive car in history. The Ferrari 275P emerged from the Bardinon Collection.
Branded with chassis number 0816, the car collected the highest honour in the world of endurance racing in 1964, clocking an average speed of 122mph over 2918 miles.
The iconic 1964 Ferrari 275P is the last official ‘works’ Ferrari to race and win at Le Mans. It will be sold at Artcurial’s Motorcars auction in Paris, potentially beating the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for US$38.1 million in 2014 and setting the record for the world’s most valuable Ferrari.
The 275P is the eighth one entered in the Le Mans endurance race by Ferrari’s factory team and went on to win overall victory between 1949 and 1964. Once the car won Le Mans in 1964, it raced three times at the Road America 500, followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1965.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

The Ferrari TR, or 250 Testa Rossa, is a race car built by Ferrari in the 1950s and 1960s. They were introduced at the end of the 1957 season in preparation for Le Mans and World Sports Car Championship races from 1958. The cars dominated their competition, with variations winning 10 World Sports Car Championship races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961.
In all, thirty-four 250 Testa Rossas were built, from 1956 through 1961. The phrase "Testa Rossa" means "red head", a reference to the red-painted valve covers.
The original 250 TR had unorthodox bodywork by Scaglietti. This model is often called the "Pontoon" TR.

More orthodox bodywork came in 1958. The 250 TR lines of 1960 and 1961 were dominant racers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo

The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is a very proper race car. It's the Lamborghini specifically built for ‘gentleman drivers’ — those with enough money to be racing Lamborghinis on some of the world’s most iconic tracks as a very pricey hobby.

Despite its swagger, the Super Trofeo EVO is heavily based on the Huracán road car, sharing over 70 percent of its parts, including engine and suspension.
The car is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 sending 612 horsepower through a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox to the rear wheels. The price starts at $295,000 before delivery.

The car makes its official track debut in the spring of 2018.

Monday, December 18, 2017

George Barris’s custom Ferrari 308 GTS going up for auction

George Barris, the legendary car customizer who passed away in 2015, was famous for his creations including the original TV Batmobile and Monkeemobile.
Most creations were for others but the 308 GTS was all his. The car goes up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson 2018 Scottsdale auction next month. The car has just 8,000 miles on the clock.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

McLaren BP23 Hyper-GT

McLaren is already plotting the P1’s successor to complete the next hypercar holy trinity. Codenamed the BP23 Hyper-GT, the automaker says its next hybrid hypercar will be “the fastest ever McLaren.” the BP23 Hyper-GT is being developed by McLaren’s Special Operations division using a 720S test mule. This is no ordinary 720S. It’s been converted into a three-seater like the McLaren F1.