Friday, June 29, 2018

Long lost 250 GTO #4105GT found in parts

Coys Auction House has found a complete set of parts for a Series 1 Ferrari 250 GTO, following the discovery 4 weeks ago of container-loads of Ferrari parts. The parts include the chassis frame of 1962 Ferrari 250 s/n 4105GT, original Ferrari Tipo 128S V12 engine, a tubular GTO steel frame, bodywork sections, wheels, cooling, suspension and braking components, plus dials and gauges.

This Ferrari treasure was found at the same location as the supercar parts trove, though in a different container. They belonged to a well-known Ferrari collector who passed away several years ago.
See ----->Amazing ‘container find’ in England

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Cabriolet is the fastest, plushest yachtlike four-seater drop-top you can get for the money. That would be a rock bottom $179,500.

The 4,817-pound convertible can do 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. AMG's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 spits out 603 hp through an AMG-tuned 4MATIC AWD system.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cool Convertibles for Summer

2018 Ferrari 488 Spider. 0-60 in about 2.9 seconds. 3.9 litre, DOHC 32-valve twin-turbo V-8 engine making 661 horsepower @8000 RPM, 561 lb-ft @3000 RPM, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Base is $ 285k but best figure $ 400k.
2018 Rolls Royce Dawn. Expensive at $416,100, but that's part of its hotness. Also heavy at 5,776 pounds and it's fast, acheiving 0-60 in 4.3 seconds via a Twin-turbo DOHC aluminum 6.6 liter V-12 engine with direct injection and an eight-speed ZF automatic shift.
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata. It ain't exactly a Ferrari but you could buy 11 or so MX-5s for what you pay for one Ferrari 488 Spider, so the MX-5 has moxy. It starts at around $26,000.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Chinese Woman totals rental Ferrari 458

Footage - reportedly recorded by the driver inside the car - captured her saying how "amazing" the vehicle was. The woman was behind the wheel, waiting at traffic lights, when she pointed the camera at the Ferrari's dashboard.

She said: "First time driving a Ferrari. This truly is the most amazing feeling." That feeling was fleeting as she proceeded to write the supercar off.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti at RM Sotheby's

36 examples of the 250 GTO were produced, all of which have survived. Widely considered the most beautiful Ferrari design, the model was one of the most successful road/racing cars that the marque ever built, claiming overall victory or 1st in class in nearly 300 races worldwide. Decades later, the Ferrari 250 GTO has become the car collector’s “holy grail".
Chassis 3413GT, is the third of the 36 examples built, and began its life as a Series I car.

Italian gentleman racer Lualdi-Gabardi entered the GTO in 10 races in 1962, winning 9 and placing second once. He won the Italian National GT championship that year and his track success with the early GTO contributed significantly in cementing what would become the GTO legend.

A rare feat for any race car, it retains its original engine, gearbox, and rear axle, as well as its factory Series II body.

Maintained in highly original condition, this GTO is the most valuable motor car ever offered for public sale.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LEGO releases Bugatti Chiron model

Fans of the Bugatti Chiron can have their own – it’ll just take putting together 3,600 LEGO pieces.

The 1:8 scale car is packed full of intricate details including aerodynamic bodywork and its accurate w16 engine. It also features spoked rims with low-profile tires and a detailed cockpit with movable paddle 8-speed gearshift. There’s even a tiny bugatti overnight bag inside a storage compartment hidden under the hood.
The model costs $349 USD, a much better number than the Bugatti Chiron’s $2.5 million base price tag.

Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Nissan GT-R Premium

At $125,600 the 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium could be considered a bargain when you look at the 540-hp Porsche 911 Turbo and 535-hp Audi R8 5.2 V10, which start at $184,200 and $185,000 respectively.
The AWD punches out 565 hp @ 6800 rpm, and 467 lb-ft of torque @ 3300 rpm through a six-speed rear-mounted twin-clutch transaxle. Four-wheel Brembo composite disc brakes provide stopping power.

Toyota TS050

The Toyota TS050 Hybrid is a racing car developed for the 2016 Le Mans Prototype rules in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The engine is a biturbo 2.4L V6.

The car features an 8 megajoule hybrid system, which uses lithium ion batteries.
In 2018 Toyota became only the second Japanese car manufacturer to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans after Mazda in 1991.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

FAI names most beautiful supercar etc

The 33rd Festival Automobile International was held in Paris. The Most Beautiful Supercar of the Year was awarded by a jury of 17, and was open to new models over €60,000. The McLaren 720S was voted the winner ahead of three other finalists: Aston Martin's V8 Vantage, Ferrari's Portofino and the Porsche Panamera.

Winner: Mazda Concept Vision Coupe
The Most Beautiful Concept Car was also awarded by jury, with 10 models nominated: the Audi Aicon, BMW i Vision Dynamics, Kia Proceed Concept, Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, Mazda Concept Vision Coupe, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Concept, Mercedes-AMG Project One, Vision Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet, Nissan Vmotion and Peugeot Instinct. The jury finally narrowed it down to four finalists: Kia Concept Proceed, Lamborghini Terzo Mellennio Concept, Mazda Concept Vision Coupe and Mercedes AMG Project One.
Most Beautiful Advertising film went to Kia Niro Hero's Journey with Melissa McCarthy. Agency: David & Goliath
Our favorite and finalist is Mercedes AMG GT Roadster Born to be Wild | Agency: Joel & Ethan Coen

Friday, June 15, 2018

RM Sotheby's New York - Icons

1995 Porsche 911 GT2. $1.1m
RM Sotheby's hosted the culmination of all collector car auctions in 2017. Celebrating automotive design, RM Sotheby's presented an expertly curated roster of iconic automobiles from the world's most admired marques in late 2017.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina. $ 1.3m

2000 BMW Z8. $329k

1973 De Tomaso Pantera L by Ghia. $145k

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti. $500k - $ 600k

1952 Jaguar C-Type. $4.8m

2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder. $ 1.6m

2016 Ferrari F12TDF. $ 1.1m - $ 1.4m

1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet by Saoutchik. $850k

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. $ 1.2

1952 Chrysler D'Elegance by Ghia. $900k

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing $1.4m

2018 Bugatti Chiron. $ 3.4m

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. $2.4m

2014 Pagani Huayra $1.8m

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. $2.7m

Thursday, June 14, 2018

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $ 70m

A 1963 example has been sold to an American collector for a rumoured $70 million and breaks the record for a fee paid for a classic car. Why such a premium for this particular Ferrari?

Serial number 4135GT is largely original. It’s also had an illustrious career in motorsport.
In its heyday it chauked up a fourth-place finish at Le Mans in 1963, and won the ten-day Tour de France road rally the following year. It’s raced all over Europe and Africa, before being the prized jewel in several private collections before its latest, record-breaking sale.

See ----->Ferrari 250 GTO

The world's most expensive car - Ferrari 250 GTO

In 2014 a Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a world record price at auction of $38.1 million, though there have been rumors of private sales well above that number. Each time one of the world's most desirable cars comes to auction, it tends to break the price record because the market is rising relentlessly.
In 2016 it was reported there were 2 private sellers asking $57 million for their 250 GTOs. The price for a third being sold by Talacrest is $55.8 million according to the Robb Report. 33 GTOs were made in 1962 and 1963, and in 1964 a "Series II" was introduced. Three such cars were made, and four older "Series I" were given the "Series II" body and three "330 GTO" specials with a larger engine were also made. It brought the total of GTOs produced to 39.

The Ferrari 250 GTO won the World title both seasons in succession.