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Top Gear is back at it again, and this time, they give us an up-close look at the new Ferrari Roma. They point out the similarities between the Roma’s nose, and the front of the Monza SP1 / SP2, mainly their prominent splitters. Another feature they share is the bar that separates each headlight into two sections. For those wondering, the Roma does have ultra cramped rear seats. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Ferrari Roma has been officially unveiled, and this two-seat coupe is as stylish as they come with a minimalist design that pays homage to life in the capital of Italy during the 1950s and ’60s. You could even see a few design cues snagged from the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso and 250 GT 2+2 upon closer inspection. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 that generates 612 horsepower and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) in this application, paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid supercar was recently spied at the automaker’s Fiorano test track recently, and it’s looking more impressive than ever, even in full camouflage. It’s powered by a turbocharged 4.0L V8 generating 769 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with three lithium-ion powered electric motors (one located on the rear axle, and two located up front) producing an additional 217 hp, for a combined power output of 986 hp. Read more for the video and additional information.
Ferrari first introduced the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and this convertible variant of the 458 Italia boasted an aluminum retractable hardtop that actually weighs 55-pounds less than a soft roof (Ferrari F430 Spider), and required just 14-seconds for operation. Despite these revisions, it kept the same 0-62 mph acceleration time as the coupé model, but has a lower top speed of 199 mph due to the added weight. Read more for additional pictures of the ash pile and a link to the lot.
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In its history as a luxury car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in various motorsport categories, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sports / touring races, and even rallies. They have competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, with their first racing car making its debut in 1913, three years after the foundation of A.L.F.A., powered by a 6 liter straight-4 engine producing a 40-60 hp. Read more to see what a futuristic Alfa Romeo hypercar could look like.
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Star Wars fans know that landspeeders are anti-gravity craft used through the series in both civilian and military capacities, using a “repulsorlift” that allows them to travel above a world’s surface. If Formula 1 were to adopt similar technologies and created a racing series, this is what one of the first vehicles might look like, or according to designer Olcay Tuncay Karabulut. Read more for another picture.
Ferrari only built six Pininfarina Sergio vehicles starting in 2015 and sold it to handpicked customers for a whopping $3-million. Unlike the concept car, the production version has a windshield as well as a removable hard top and the headrests are no longer incorporated into the roll bar. However, they did keep the interior, taillights, indicators and the side view mirrors. Read more for a driving video, additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Ferrari F8 Spider has been officially unveiled, and it’s powered by the same twin-turbocharged V8 generating 711 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque from the 488 Pista, mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-60 in a mere 2.9 seconds, while topping out at 211 mph. This supercar is 44 pounds lighter than the 488 and just 44 pounds heavier than the 488 Pista, despite having a top that can retract in just 14 seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Based on the 812 Superfast, the Ferrari 812 GTS is now the most powerful production convertible in the world. Powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 gasoline engine generating 789 horsepower and 529 pound-feet of torque, it can sprint from 0-62 mph in under 3-seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.3-seconds, and top out at over 211 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ferrari may be synonymous with cars, but did you know they also built a hydroplane inspired by Achille Castoldi in the early 1950s? That’s right, Castoldi persuaded then Ferrari racing drivers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi to influence Enzo Ferrari to supply him with a 4.5-litre, V12 Ferrari engine. That engine was then installed in a Timossi three-point racing hydroplane hull. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.