Let’s face it, there are far less supercars powered by naturally-aspirated engines than ever before, so it’s always refreshing to see somethinng like this Ferrari Aliante Barchetta concept by industrial designer Daniel Soriano drawing power from a Flat-12 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Design wise, this roadster is inspired by several Ferrari and Pininfarina designs through the 2000s – Enzo Ferrari, LaFerrari, etc. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Most already know that the 2020 GR Supra is a collaboration between Toyota and BMW and based on the latter’s Z4 model, but what if other car manufacturers teamed up to create their own versions? Budget Direct wanted to find out, so they created these whimsical mashup concepts, starting with the Ferrari GR Supra pictured above, which is inspired by the 812 Superfast, and its full-length side intakes. Read more for additional pictures.
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Unlike its predecessor, the LaFerrari, which is classified as a mild hybrid, the all-new Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid with nearly 1,000hp under the hood, enabling it to zip from 0-62mph in a mere 2.5-seconds. This supercar packs a smaller gas engine, plug-in charging capabilities, and all-wheel drive, all the while being able to travel 15.5 miles in zero-emissions electric power only. More specifically, it boasts a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 producing 769hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, paired with three lithium-ion powered electric motors that generate 217hp, for a combined power output of 986hp. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The Novitec N-Largo Ferrari 812 Superfast is designed to be a street-legal race car, starting with its carbon widebody kit on the exterior, which adds a 5.5-inches of width at the rear axle and 2.75 inches on the front axle for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The 6.5L V12 engine is now tuned to generate 829 hp at 8,750 rpm and 554 lb-ft at 7,300 rpm, enabling it to sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and top out at 214 mph. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The Ferrari F40 turned 25 years old in 2012, and to celebrate, there was a record gathering at the Silverstone Circuit in the UK. F40 owners from around the world descended upon the British circuit, with their cars in tow, or to be more specific, nearly 60 of these highly prized vehicles showed up. It may not be as technologically advanced as the supercars of today, but it was the world’s first 200 mph road car when it hit the scene in 1987. Unfortunately, the F40 was only in production for two years. Read more for a longer video of the gathering at the track and additional information.
Ferrari’s first and only P80/C is touted as “Hero Car” that was inspired by two greats from the automaker’s past: the 330 P3/P4 and the Dino 206 S. Commissioned in 2015, this one-off supercar is based on the 488 GT3 not just for its performance, but also the longer wheelbase, which enabled designers greater freedom, especially from the front, with the P80/C sporting a sharp, wedge-like design, complete with a mean front splitter. “At the client’s request, the car was designed with a dual soul: a racing set-up, which includes quite a showy carbon-fiber wing and 18-inch single-nut wheels, and an exhibition package complete with 21-inch wheels but devoid of aerodynamic appendages, to highlight the purity of its forms,” said Ferrari. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Successor of the 488 GTB, the F8 Tributo will make its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show next week, and it boasts the most powerful production V8 in Ferrari’s history. Its twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 generates 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 MPH in a mere 2.9 seconds, while topping out at 211 MPH. Inside, the vehicle features a new HMI (Human Machine Interface), complete with multi-function steering wheel and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The LaFerrari, also known as the Ferrari F70, is a limited production hybrid supercar that is powered by a longitudinally-mounted Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout Ferrari F140 direct injection 65° V12 engine producing 789 hp)at 9,000 rpm and 516 lb⋅ft of torque at 6,750 rpm, paired with a 161 hp KERS unit that provides short bursts of extra power. Unfortunately, this strange knockoff from Malaysia won’t be fooling anyone, but at the least its body was constructed entirely from sheet metal, rather than around another car, such as the Pontiac Fiero or Toyota MR2. Read more for additional pictures and information.
This race-winning Ferrari F40 LM prototype, one of nineteen built for racing by Ferrari’s GT racing partner Michelotto, has just sold for a whopping $5.4-million at the Paris Retromobile classic car event. In the LM spec, the engine churns out 700bhp – up from the standard 471bhp in the road-going version – and weighs a mere 2,314 lb. Other race upgrades include: a stiffer chassis, a gearbox built for the rigorous nature of endurance races, and lots of aerodynamic improvements. This particular example started out as a 1987 pre-production prototype for the F40 road car, and then eventually sold to a private party in the early ’90s before Michelotto converted it into LM specification. Read more for additional pictures and information.
This wrecked 1991 Ferrari F40 was fully restored and modified by Gas Monkey Garage, and since it was featured on Fast N’ Loud in 2013, it has gone through a few owners. Ferrari restoration expert Stuart Singer and Lamborghini / Ferrari technician M. Luongo guided the Gas Monkey Garage team as they disassembled the car, straightened and then strengthened the bent frame, before nearly every part was replaced with OEM or aftermarket parts. Performance wise, you’ll find upgraded turbochargers feeding the 2.9L V8, an aluminum flywheel, Kevlar clutch pack, Tubi competition exhaust, Penske Racing adjustable shocks, and HRE wheels. Read more for a video of the supercar revving and additional information.