Livio De Marchi, a master craftsman from Italy, decided to make his own Ferrari F50 out of wood. He spent 5-months replicating everything from the mirrors to logo, and now, it shares the historic Venetian waterways with gondolas and water taxis. This watercraft weighs in at around 2,000-pounds, which is only slightly less than the real steel / aluminum F50. Since it's designed for water, this F50 is powered by a Yamaha boat engine rather than a V12. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 3D-printed Stargate that actually dials.
Ferrari / BMW design house Pininfarina has just released new images of Zetor, a sleek tractor with a glossy cherry red finish, blacked out windows and curved lines. While the fastest tractor (600+ horsepower) on the market today tops out at 30mph, there's no word yet on if this one will sport a turbocharged engine that gives sports cars a run for their money. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Doesn't look familiar? That's because the 1967 Ferrari Thomassima (translates to "The Max from Thomas") II is a custom vehicle created by Thomas Meade. It was inspired by the Ferrari 330 P4, is based on a Ferrari 250GT coupe with a hand-crafted aluminum body and powered by a 267-horsepower 3.0L V12 engine up front. Continue reading for more cool facts and the eBay page to where it's selling for a whopping $9-million.
Ever wonder what a Ferrari SUV would look like? If so, then look no further than Rain Prisk Designs' latest project. "Sure, this is only a rendering, but with some extra protection on the side of the body, such a Prancing Horse wouldn't even get damaged during a rugged terrain galloping episode. History has blessed us with more than one case of a privately-converted Ferrari rally car, but we'd love to see this story going official," said Autoevolution. Continue reading for a video, pictures and information on the all-new Ferrari F12tdf.
If Ferrari were to ever make an F1-inspired supercar, it'd probably look something like the Zoubin. This futuristic vehicle is powered by a turbocharged 800-horsepower V6 engine that's mounted just behind the cockpit. While it might look small for a modern Ferrari, or at least compared to the company's latest model, the 488 GTB, the car's low weight and diminutive size should more than make up for the modest power output. Continue reading for more pictures.
During the early 1970s, American property developer Bob Gittleman had deep pockets and an unusual taste in estate cars. After wandering into Luigi Chinetti's New York Ferrari dealership and asking for "something a bit different," a Rosso Dino red Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" coupe was shipped to Panther Westwinds in Surrey. It was converted into the world's only Daytona Shooting Brake. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Built to pay homage to the limited edition (3-units worldwide) 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico, the 340 Competizione is a one-off vehicle that began its life as a Ferrari 456 GT. It keeps the 470hp, 5.4L V12 and six-speed manual while gaining new aerodynamics bits, a revamped suspension, upgraded brakes, a beautiful interior that draws inspiration from the340 Mexico while retaining some modern niceties. Continue reading for more pictures.
Liam Murphy, a test engineer from Ireland in the UAE on business, discovered that a local taxi driver had never been to a theme park in his life, during a 2-hour ride to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. So, he bought him the $61 admission ticket, and as you're about to see, it was money well spent. "Every time he drops passengers off he stays in the car for the day. I decided to bring him along for the laugh. He was great entertainment. I bought him some pizza on the way home. His family are in India and he said he sends money home each month. I felt sorry for him," said Murphy. Continue reading for more pictures and another video of the attractions at Ferrari World.
This followup to the 488 GTB features Ferrari's patented retractable hard top, which folds away in 14-seconds flat. The body is made from 11 various aluminum alloys for torsional rigidity and beam stiffness. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 that generates 661-horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm, enabling it to hit 60mph in just 3-seconds, while hitting the 200 km/h mark in 8.7 seconds. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Before the LaFerrari, there was the F150 Concept. This model received no input from Pininfarina, making it the first Ferrari since the Bertone-styled 1973 Dino 308 GT4 not to have Pininfarina bodywork or other styling. This decision is a rare exception to the collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina that began in 1951. However, Ferrari has stated that two new models designed jointly with Pininfarina are yet to be unveiled and that there are no plans to end business relations with Pininfarina. Continue reading for more weird Ferrari concepts.