Ferrari restores Steve McQueen’s classic model

We love iconic sports cars, particularly those from the 1960s.

Ferrari recently restored the 1967 275 GTB/4 that had been owned by iconic actor Steve McQueen. Ferrari will restore old models for a price, and the car’s current owner paid over $200,000 for the restoration.

ACB: Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Italia Vintage HRE wheels from eGarage on Vimeo.

Once again, HRE’s vintage wheels have made it onto Afternoon Car Break. This time though, we see the wheels in motion on a stunning Ferrari 458. Make sure to crank the volume at the end of the video (hint, hint). And for the full rundown on the wheels of the car, check the original post here.

New Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Debuts

When a new Ferrari debuts, it’s an event. When a truly breathtaking one debuts, it’s world changing. No other car company creates the same response as a new Ferrari, and that continues with the new F12 Berlinetta’s launch. First, there are the stunningly gorgeous looks. Even their new grille design that seems so awkward on the FF, blends seamlessly on the new F12. In a world gone retro looking for new design ideas, Ferrari manages to combine the natural beauty of the past, with modern design cues.

And of course, a conversation about Ferrari’s always includes how fast it will go. In this case, power will be coming from a 740hp, naturally-aspirated V-12. No Turbos that go whoosh, or superchargers that whine, this power is all natural. In fact, this is the fastest Ferrari around Ferrari’s test track. Faster than an Enzo, faster than the new 458, and in a car that is not meant for all out speed but for long distance trips. With both devastating speed and cross country comfort, the new F12 is the automotive equivalent of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

Knee-weakening looks, and devastating performance nearly wipes memories of the F12′s predecessor the 599 nearly off the map. I thought the 599 would be the last time we saw a grand touring Ferrari that was both classically beautiful, traditionally powered Ferrari Grand Tourer. Thankfully, I was very, very wrong. Long live the new F12 Berlinetta.

Video of Ferrari 458 Spider with Retractable Hard Top

Here’s a video of the new Ferrari from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ferrari purchase can also make you money!

Money.co.uk.com writes…

Investing in Ferraris can prove genuinely profitable. Well-chosen models increase in value faster than any other car, and demand for them greatly outstrips supply at international classic car auctions.

Classic cars are exempt from capital gains tax when they are inherited or sold on. As their lifespan is generally considered to be fifty years or less, they count as “wasting assets”; the same applies to guns and antiques, but you’ll need a certificate to own a gun and a grandfather clock is boring.

Ferraris are the polar opposite of boring, so the team at money.co.uk had fun examining the ten best models based on their ROI…

Check out the full article.

Ferrari FF ‘Fast Four’ New Photos, More AWD Winter Testing Shots

You know the world is becoming a better place when Ferarri’s new flagship will sport AWD!

From AutoGuide.com:

Ferrari has once again released a smattering of photos of its new flagship, known tentatively as the FF or Fast Four. The name of course is a reference to the fact that this is the Prancing Horse’s first-ever AWD-equipped car.

The successor to the 612 Scagliettei, the FF maintains seating for four and even offers genuine cargo room thanks to the almost wagon-like design.

But enough about practicality, the FF also gets a direct-injection 6.3-liter V12 engine with 651-hp and 504 ft lbs of torque, enabling a 0-62 mph time of just 3.7 seconds.

But that’s not all, with the FF promising improved fuel economy and reduced emissions thanks to the company’s HELE (High Emotion Low Emission) system that cut emissions by 23 percent in the California HELE Concept.

Ferrari will release additional information at the car’s world premiere at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March. Until then, check out the full gallery below and see AutoGuide’s 2011 Geneva Auto Show preview here.

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8 Sexy Bullz-Eye Girls with Hot Cars

It’s actually seven Bullz-Eye.com models, as we posted the beautiful Brittany Myers twice, but she had two incredible cars, including a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Reventon Roadster and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko S/C.

Along with Brittany and her supercar and muscle car, we have lots of models with various Ferraris, along with Jenny and a black 2000 Corvette. We also added some variety with Jessica and a hot rod and Jacqueline and a junk yard car. Enjoy the slideshow!

The Fiat Group showcases its luxury sports line at the 2011 NAIAS

At the 2011 NAIAS this year, the Fiat Group made a point of showcasing the luxury side of its brand offering. We got a look at the latest models from Ferrari and Maserati.

Make sure you check back over the next couple days for the latest from the 2011 NAIAS.

Check out more photos from the 2011 NAIAS!

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to open in October

Will we be racing sports car themed roller coasters soon? Looks like Ferrari is the first out of the gate with the opening of their very own amusement park in Dubai! The Ferrari roller coaster is being clocked at 149mph which makes it slower than your normal Ferrari but faster than any other roller coaster at this point in time.

From AutoGuide.com:

Ferrari is already a merchandising juggernaut, having opened a number of stand-alone boutiques as well as their vaunted showrooms, where mere mortals are unable to buy a new car without jumping through hoops. The next step in this global empire was a theme park, and where else to do it but in the United Arab Emirates, international playground for the fabulously wealthy. Situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi (which, unlike its neighbour Dubai, is financially solvent), the theme park is conveniently perched across from the Yas Marina F1 circuit, and features over 20 Ferrari themed attractions, including the worlds fastest roller coaster, capable of reaching speeds of up to 149 mph. Six Flags this ain’t.

Read the full article here.

Ferrari raises the ante

According to Car and Driver Ferrari has raised the ante for street car performance again! Ferrari has called the 2011 599GTO “the most extreme sports car” it has ever produced and Car and Driver is buying it after sometime behind the wheel. There are 671 horses under the hood and a sifting experience that is rivaled by no other street car.

It’s obvious that the looks are classic Ferrari and the company didn’t overlook much detail in making this 300k machine maybe the fastest on the road.

So you still think the hottest street-legal Ferrari of them all is the Enzo? Listen up; we have an update. There’s a new champ in Maranello—it’s not as outrageous as the Enzo, but more powerful, more sophisticated, more agile, and even faster. Ferrari calls it “the most extreme sports car” it has ever produced. At a company where fabulous is the starting point for pretty much every new project, that’s saying something.

Ferrari’s challenge (besides, you know, actually engineering the car) was in choosing a name for the beast, which is based on the 599GTB Fiorano. There isn’t much to set the new car apart visually from the GTB, just additional aero elements at the front, aggressive rear air diffusers, and other various airflow management touches that add up to double the high-speed downforce of the “regular” 599.

Read the full article here.

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