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The Age of an Electric Ferrari is Upon us

Iconic Italian design house Pininfarina SpA, known for designing decades of sleek Ferraris, is finally putting its name on the hood of a bespoke range of electric vehicles as Automobili Pininfarina.

The design house has been acquired by Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra a few years ago and is headquartered in Europe. Pininfarina has showcased several concept electric vehicles at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, spiking much interest and anticipation.

Now, Automobili Pininfarina is finally releasing its own luxury electric cars, with Pininfarina’s years of experience in designing cars as well as Mahindra’s expertise from its role in the Formula E championship, The Italian design firm will be designing, engineering and manufacturing its first electric hypercar production.

Codenamed PF-Zero, it willfeature Level 3 autonomy capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standing start in less than two seconds, while 186 mph (300 km/h) will be achieved in 12 seconds on the way to a top speed exceeding 248 mph (400 km/h). According to Autocar, the all-electric hypercar will use modular underpinnings co-developed by Rimac and Mahindra’s Formula E Team.

“The Mahindra Group has bet big on electric vehicles.” Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra says. “They are the future, and when power, beauty and high-end EV technology come together in one car – that will be the perfect luxury vehicle, that will give car lovers the freedom to roam without impacting the planet adversely.”

The hypercar is set to arrive in 2020, priced close to $2.5 million.

1975 Classic Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

1975 Classic Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

After the legendary 365 GT4 BB Ferrari was introduced in 1973, the 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB became the next successor that was seen as a potential rival of Lamborghini’s Miura and then newly released Countach.

Inspired by Miura, the marque equipped the supercar with a mid-engine 12-cylinder, which is widely used in the supercars of the new century. The newly configured engine allows the sportscar to traverse at a top speed of 302km/h and produce 380 brake-horse-power.

According to history, this Ferrari 365 GT4 BB was delivered new to the owner in Sydney, Australia after it rolled out of the production facility. It was acquired by Ron Hodgson in Parramatta in October 1975.

Just one of the 387 units built and only 88 examples were factory configured, this supercar is even more desirable to own; the 4.9-litre flat-12 is rear-mid mounted, all mated to the smooth 5-speed manual, thus resulting in a more balanced and high-performance driving experience than its predecessor.

What’s unmistakable is “the sound of the carburettored flat-12 from this example, providing a raw and connected feel. Its power and dynamic handling has led led this car to be one of the most desirable Ferraris on the market today,” claimed the private car seller.

Fast forward to today, the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB model is said to be in impeccable condition;  its Rosso Chiaro paint complements the black-accented Crema interior, the paintwork is meticulously maintained and kept in its original condition, a tell-tale sign of a well looked-after example.

The matching numbers of the vehicle is verified by the factory warranty card and browsing through the images of the example, the engine bay and undercarriage seem to be as clean as the exterior. Buyer of this Ferrari will receive the original owner’s manual, log books, tool kit and various receipts to verify its mileage and ownership.

Price: USD 505,000

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Reside in a stunning Ferrari designed tower

The trend of luxury brands launching residences is catching up. Luxury car brand Pininfarina reveals a residential project in São Paulo, Brazil – a modern beauty to behold.

Known for their dreamy designs for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, Italian design house Pininfarina has been boldly using its creativity beyond automobiles. The first venture in urban architecture is a residential tower located at Rua Fiandeiras, a short distance from an upscale commercial area in São Paulo.

Built by Brazilian construction firm Cyrela, the tower looks modern and futuristic, standing at 23 stories. It houses 92 apartments ranging from 540 to 1,080 sq ft in size, with common areas and facilities such as pools and gym.

Outlined by curves and shapes inspired by movement, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group claims that the architecture “translate the dynamism coming from our car design heritage into architecture” that fuses “sportiness and elegance”.

With exterior features intricately designed to present an illusion of symmetry, the tower presents an artistic façade with playful corners. The use of metallic elements and curved concrete creates a visual sensation, as though the building is artfully sculpted by wind.

“The combination of a strong character coupled with the ability to be harmoniously inserted within the ‘Paulistano’ lifestyle, representing the genuine Pininfarina style” Paolo Trevisan explains, the Head of Design of Pininfarina of America. Efraim Horn, co-president of Cyrela also assures that utmost care has been given to every decision, from the “selection of raw materials to the leisure options and services”.

The tower was inaugurated by Paolo Pininfarina, manager of Pininfarina, on Monday.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

The 1972 Daytona designed by Pininfarina is the 15th of only 158 examples finished in Argento Auteuil (silvergrey) colour. Originally supplied by Maranello to H.W. Motors of Walton-Upon-Thames, bearing the chassis number 15835, the car was delivered brand-new to a classic car enthusiast and historic racer. The Daytona featured the optional extra of air conditioning, original number plate “MPB 125K,” with 35,900 miles remaining on the car today.

Easily recognised by its unmistakable bodywork by Pininfarina, underneath the hood is a 4.4 litre, quad-cam V12 engine that develops an astonishing 352 bhp and boasts a top speed of 174 mph. Also, this example has a low-mileage and is said to be a highly collectible 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, it has changed through several hands of some significant collectors in the past.

However, “It’s in incredible condition thanks to the very careful ownership of its previous guardians, and I’m sure it will be of serious interest to car collectors worldwide,” commented Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Adam Rutter.

This year marks the 50th anniversary since the great launch of the 1972 Daytona at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. Noted for being the quickest and most expensive on-the-road model Ferrari had ever built up to that point, the Daytona represents a very special collector’s piece from the auction house’s inventory as it is the first-ever “Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owners’ Club GB” at the world-famous Silverstone circuit on May 18, 2018.

Estimate to auction off between USD 700,000 and USD 806,000 at the inaugural Silverstone Auctions.

Classic Elegance: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Classic Collector’s Car: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC LHD

The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC in red finish is certainly a collector’s choice. But this model listed for sale in Japan is available in left-hand drive. During the 60s, the launch of any Ferrari by Pininfarina was quite well-received in the market and even stirred curiosity amongst the classic car collectors and car aficionados for its intriguing profile and elegant exterior styling.

Onlookers would catch a glimpse of it, and for that matter of fact, in this 21st century, one could easily pull out a camera phone, take a snap-shot alongside the stunning Ferrari sports car and post “insta-worthy spots” pictures. For those who could afford a Ferrari would join like-minded club members in the fun and had the pleasures of taking the race car to the competitive circuit to test the fullness of its powerful speed and engine.

This luxurious 330 GTC is a two-seater sports car, that is said to be a lovely driver and Gran Turismo, equipped with a Tipo209/66, V12 single cam unit that is capable of producing 300 horsepower and nudging the car up to a maximum speed of 242km/h, and that is considered great enough in today’s context.

The Gran Turismo is accompanied by the seldom seen optional equipment, such as the egg crate grill framed in a circle, the classic appearance of the steel bumper and the elegant outlet in order to escape the engine heat, in which these factory options are hard to find nowadays, is what that adds to the value and uniqueness of this 330 GTC.

Well-regarded for its sporty exterior and perfect balance, the GTC330 is also fitted with air conditioning and power windows that were not common at that time, and when a Ferrari “could be enjoyed with a radio for the first time,” and also when great efforts were put in to reduce the overall noise ratio, to make drivers feel more comfortable especially during a long distant drive.

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina

The luxury Italian sports car manufacturer, Ferrari unleashed the black edition of the Ferrari 275 GTS, which was seen by many as one of the most unique models ever constructed in the 1960s, an ideal car for a successful businessman and gentleman racer. The GTS, however, was described by Bruno Alfieri, an author, as being one of “the direct descendants – as always in the Ferrari tradition and spirit – of competition cars, and that made them unique, fascinating, and extremely enjoyable to drive.”

Only 200 beautiful examples of this GTS examples were constructed in 1965, and managed by the 3-litre, V12 engine, capable of producing 260bph, and nudging a top speed of 147 Mph and 0 to 60 acceleration in 6.6 seconds.

Built with a left-hand drive, this model car features an elegant and sophisticated exterior styling, accentuated with the beige interior, all to glorify the perfect proportion with the bodywork designed by Pininfarina. The Ferrari 275 GTS was originally delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York, who in turn sold it to the first owner, Mr Mac Ham. By 1977, the GTS had found its way to Florida and it received a meticulous ground-up restoration.

The car had a new coat of paint with interior detailing, and it remained in Arizona until 2013 before being acquired by a prominent restoration company in the UK. The GTS had been part of Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Party display and was featured on the stand of Beverly Hills Motoring during the 11th Annual Quail Lodge gathering.

The upcoming Fort Lauderdale premier collector car auction will take place from April 6-7, 2018. Visit here for more details or shop for classic cars on Luxify.  

Bonhams Auction: You can Own Paul McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe

Bonhams Auction is your chance to own Paul McCartney's 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe

Bonhams Auction is your chance to own Paul McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe

Together since 1958 and playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg since 1960, the trio including Paul McCartney, never knew just how popular they would become; that was until the unique combination of 1950s rock and roll, skiffle and experimental musical styles from cultural influences created a signature Beatles sound which snowballed into an avalanche popularity of “Beatlemania” in 1963. Eventually, it was time to enjoy the fruits of labour with Paul McCartney’s own 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe.

Bonhams Auction is your chance to own Paul McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe

Originally the property of Sir Paul McCartney, the 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe auctioned by Bonhams today was delivered during the peak of Beatlemania. Registered ‘SLF 406F’ on 16th February 1968, Paul McCartney’s ownership of the 1967 Lamborghini 400GT coupe was often mentioned in key Lamborghini tomes like Andrew Moreland’s Lamborghini Supreme Amongst Exotics and  ‘Lamborghini The Legend’ by David Hodges.

The 4.0L V12, Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 was consequently recognised among the ranks of the world’s best Grand Tourers, whether it was because of popular knowledge that such a sporty vehicle seated every member of the Fab Four (arguable) or the specs of the vintage supercar, the car remained in McCartney’s possession until 1979.

Provenance of the 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 coupe according to Bonhams

Lamborghini’s first production car, the Touring-styled 350GT, debuted at the 1963 Turin Motor Show. The work of two of Italy’s most illustrious automobile designers, the Lamborghini 350GT featured a glorious 3.5-litre, four-cam V12 designed by Giotto Bizzarrini, housed in a chassis penned by engineer Gianpaolo Dallara, formerly with Ferrari and Maserati. This state-of-the-art engine produced 270 horsepower with a top speed in excess of 150mph.

The 350GT’s four camshafts and all-independent suspension meant that it upstaged the best that Ferrari offered at the time, but to compete with his Maranello rival, Lamborghini needed a larger model, a four-seater. To that end, Lamborghini conceived the 400GT 2+2 coupe and it was launched in 1966. Technically based on the 350GT, the 1967 Lamborghini coupe used an enlarged – to 3,929cc – V12. This 4.0-litre unit had first appeared in 1965, finding its way into a handful of late 350GTs, this interim model being known as the 400GT.

The 400GT 2+2 retained the overall, and highly acclaimed, looks of the 350GT while contriving to be slightly taller in the interests of increased rear-passenger headroom. Bodies were now steel (the 350GT’s had been aluminium) and the 400GT 2+2 had the twin headlights that had already been adopted in place of the oval originals, largely to meet the legal requirements in the United States. This 1967 Lamborghini 400GT with 4 seats featured 320 horsepower, a gain of 50 horses over its 2 seat predecessor, an impressive technical feat at the time.

Compared to Ferrari, Lamborghini’s relative youth in the automobile industry was soon a non issue when Autocar magazine voted the 400GT 2+2 coupe as ‘better than all the equivalent exotic and home-bred machinery in this glamorous corner of the fast-car market’, inducting this 1967 Lamborghini coupe into the annals of the world’s best Grand Tourers.

The relaxed manner of its long-legged performance was reckoned the finest quality of the Lamborghini, its V12 engine being judged to have the broadest range of smooth torque the testers had experienced.

Heritage of McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT coupe

Following Paul McCartney,  a well known motoring connoisseur and collector took ownership and quite unfortunately, changed the 400GT coupe’s livery to its present wine red which has remained unchanged since. During this period of ownership it was always taxed and registered, thus, one can surmise based on the usage, the Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 once owned by Paul McCartney always remained properly maintained. According to the documentation, the gearbox was completely rebuilt in 1988 and the rear suspension in 1994, while Four new Borrani wheels were fitted in the 1980s. Such was the affection of the owner that when he sold the 400GT in 1989, he soon reacquired in 1996 after much bargaining. It eventually passed into present ownership in 2011 where the vintage Lamborghini 2+2 coupe has been stored in a climate-controlled environment within the Lamborghini dealership in Hong Kong since.

Interiors are dressed in beige pigskin upholstery which remains exceptional condition as its exterior. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills, period sales brochures, copy parts catalogue, an old-style logbook, and a copy of the old UK V5 registration document will accompany this Bonhams auction. It should be noted that should you wish to retain Paul McCartney’s old UK registration number, ‘SLF 406F’ will need to be re-applied if the buyer keeps the vintage Lamborghini coupe in the United Kingdom.

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Ferrari 488 Pista: Bringing Back Impeccable Performance On-The-Track

Ferrari 488 Pista: Bringing back impeccable performance on-the-track

The three latest Ferrari Special Series: the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale that are V8-powered have received critical acclaims since they were launched. In particular, the evolution of the turbo units that have been incorporated into the Special Series have received global interests after having bagged home the overall international engine of the year award in both 2016 and 2017.

With the release of a new edition – Ferrari 488 Pista – Ferrari fans and prospective buyers can catch a glimpse of the amazing race car model that is ready to make a debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Compared to the 488 GTB, the new model is powered by a twin-turbo-charged V8 engine, with 710 horsepower and a torque of 770Nm at 3,000 rpm in 7th gear. In terms of performance, the new 488 Pista can travel at a top speed of 340 km/h and sprints from 0-100km/h in 2.85 secs and 0-200km/h in 7.6 secs.

The 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions

The engine of the 488 Pista is designed to be lightweight (weighing an impressive 90kg less), thanks to the carry-over parts such as the exhaust, crankshaft and flywheel, including the vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments all derived from Ferrari’s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge.

With all the changes to the new model, the 488 Pista is able to generate 20 per cent more downforce as compared to the 488 GTB for better handling on-track.

Paying homage to the brand’s unrivalled heritage in motor sports, the newly developed 488 Pista, according to Ferrari, have evolved directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

To-date, the brand has won five Manufacturers’ titles in the GTE class in the six years since the series’ inception, taking 29 out of 50 races – and 25 years’ experience in running the Ferrari Challenge one-make series. These achievements will mark a significant step forward for the brand in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing.

Visit www.ferrari.com for more details on the new launch.

The 1953 Ferrari 212 inter coupe by Vignale

Considered to be one of Pinin Farina’s most elegant design, the 1953 Ferrari 212 inter coupe by Vignale ($2,000,000-$2,400,000) was designed to be a more luxurious on-the-road version of the 166 sports coupe, the Inter. About 82 examples were built, illustrating the period’s most interesting coachwork designs.

Currently in its most beautiful state of presentation, the Ferrari 212 introduces a high waist-line that combines with a low roofline to imbue a chop-top appearance, while delicate rear tail-fins extend from muscular rear shoulder haunches to visually extend the profile of the sloped fastback tail. In addition, the car is Classiche certified with original matching-numbers engine.

Formerly owned by Robert Wilke and Pierre-Paul Jalbert, the 212 Inter had been bought and sold several times before ending up in restoration by Italian car expert and onetime Lamborghini development driver Bob Wallace. As shown above, after restoration, the interior featured a two-tone colour and swathed in period-correct Arbo Tan hides sourced through Dualoy leather in New York.

Under the bonnet, the 212 is powered by 170 bhp, V12 engine, with three Weber 36 DCF3 carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, including the front upper and lower wishbone independent suspension with shock absorbers and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2013, the vehicle was restored to its original specifications and subsequently made appearance at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance followed by the 2014 Salon Prive in London. The historically important Ferrari 212 was the subject cover in two British magazines in 2014 (Auto Italia and Classic & Sports Car).

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1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spider

1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spider

The fifth of 13 166 MMs built by Ferrari in early 1953, it has a chassis number 0272 M. The body is said to have been designed by Aurelio Lampredi and is believed to have been built by automaker Ferrari.

The 166 MM is easily recognised by its unique coachwork, the only 166 MM built in this style and made its first race at the 1953 Giro di Sicilia, followed by the Mille Miglia wearing race #514. Lovely continued to race at the 1954 Mille Miglia by Emmanuel de Graffenried and G. Parravicini, bearing #556.

Moreover, after being featured exclusively in the MGM film The Racers with Kirk Douglas as stuntmen at the wheel, the 166 frequent races for a period in Italy and on the U.S. West Coast, in addition to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1961, the numerous concours events, such as Le Belle Macchine d’Italia in Pennsylvania in 2011, winning Best of Show, as well as the Amelia Island and Greenwich Concours in 2017.

Thus, making it an ideal entrant for concours events or vintage racing.

As confirmed by marque historian Marcel Massini, the 166 MM “retains all of its original mechanical components, including the frame, engine, gearbox, rear axle, steering box and all carburettors, all accounted for on copies of the factory build sheets.”

However, the car has also received modification such as “a complete engine rebuild, in terms of additional electronic ignition, upgraded alternator and auxiliary electric cooling fan, and the five-speed gearbox has been updated to be fully synchronised.”

All of these changes are said to be “reversible” and can be converted back to its original specification.

Honoured for making a fascinating history not only at the Mille Miglia, but also the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the 166 MM has been described as reliable, smooth and with plenty of horsepower on tap channelled through its mighty V-12 and five-speed gearbox, making it truly a joy to drive as well.

RM Sotheby’s will kickstart its 2018 auction at the historic Place Vauban in the city’s centre in Paris, on Feb 7, for its fifth annual sale during the world-famous Rétromobile show week. The auction sale will present the finest sports, racing, and touring cars from both pre- and post-war periods.

Offered between €3,700,000 – €4,500,000 (S$6 million-S$7.3million), visit the official website for more details on how you can buy.

You Can Buy This Ferrari Supercar F12 Berlinetta For USD190,000

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Meet this 15- year old teen from Dubai, who has recently made headlines after he listed his customised Ferrari F12 Berlinetta for sale on Deals on Wheels for an estimated value of USD 190,000, with warranty valid until November 24, 2018. Money Kicks has posted a video on the YouTube Channel, also detailing the teen in the car store waiting for his F12 Berlinetta to get a fashionable wrap.

As seen adorned from head-to-toe with designer gears from Louis Vuitton X Supreme, and standing next to his Ferrari supercar F12 Berlinetta cladded in Supreme X Louis Vuitton monogram finish.

His name is Rashed Belhasa, son of Tycoon Ahmed Saif Belhasa, who owns a construction firm in Dubai that’s said to be worth at least $2.1 billion. Call it blessed, when you have an empire lying around with wealth at your disposal, taking your Ferrari supercar F12 Berlinetta out for a spin is easy and can be quite a real joy to have.

In terms of performance, this car should be good for 741 PS and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque, leading up to a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

The design came about when two labels Supreme and Louis Vuitton collaborated for the first time to create a capsule collection. Inspired by New York street style and the Louis Vuitton’s French savoir-faire, the collab between Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones and Supreme exclusively offered a selection of the Autumn-Winter 2017 Men’s collection.

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New Ferrari 488 Will Run Faster Than The LaFerrari

All-New Ferrari 488 GTB

Whenever a new sports vehicle is released on the market, those who have a penchant for sports cars will often find their way to the very automaker or even read up intensively on the automotive news reports even before the vehicle is built. And that’s how it is for Ferrari fans who hanker after the brand, renowned for its unique and desirable qualities. New models are often unveiled at “private events only” and are sold without notice.

Most recently, Ferrari dealers and VIP customers were invited to view the staggering new Ferrari 488 and the new version had been been designed to bring back greater performance on the race track, with the most powerful V8 model the company has ever produced in its vehicle line-up, even faster than LaFerrari. Yes, things always get better, isn’t it?

In the new V8 sport special series, the Ferrari race car runs on a higher power engine offered from the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 and that is an increase of 700 hp from the current version, boasting of 660 hp and 561 lb.-ft. of torque.

The engine is reported “to be an evolution of the unit in the Challenge race car, which is ten percent lighter than the production model.” Evoking a muscular sporty allure, the 488 Spider is designed by the Ferrari Design Centre, which features more use of carbon fiber than any previous Ferrari. The lightweight materials are also extended to the hood, bumpers, rear spoiler, dashboard, centre tunnel, and even the 20-inch wheels to keep the weight down.

At the cockpit of the 488 Spider, boasts a new Sports infotainment system displayed in the driver’s line of sight, following the cockpit’s philosophy of ergonomic and aesthetic integration with the various functionalities at arms length. Another unique function features keyless “Start/Stop Engine” button on the steering wheel, contributing to exceptional response times.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale

At the recent 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions held by Gooding & Company, the auction house has sold about 12 most impressive cars. Several other valuable cars from its private collection have brought about smashing record prices such as the 1963 Iso Grifo A3/L Prototype, which was sold for $1.8 million, and other highlights from the  top ten sales included the 2015 McLaren P1 (sold for $1.7 million) and 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (sold for $1.1 million), which also hit over the one million dollar benchmark.

Originally owned by Battista Pininfarina, the one-of-a-kind 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale fetched a world-record price of $8,085,000 during auction. Made in Pininfarina in Torino, instead of Scagelietta in Modena, the Ferrari 275 GTB in blue-green finish carries a chassis number 06437, was arguably one of the most influential show car of all time.

The Speciale presented Pininfarina’s design in original short-nose body style, with many bespoke features to this car, such as the front indicators, a social grille, smaller front bumpers, unique lamp head covers with individual brackets rather than chrome as well as the alloy wheels were specified instead of Borrani wire wheels to match the clean lines of the 275 GTB.

To make the 275 GTB stand out further, the myriad bespoke details extended to the large oval bulge in the centre with custom-built window frames, rain gutters, and even door handles were fitted to create a dramatic finish. Specified by Battista Pininfarina, he took the driver’s-side vent window off the design concept to keep the car in its purest form possible.

The interior showed seats trimmed in exotic China red leather upholstery, electric windows, a set of  Heuer Rally-Master stopwatches, including the dashboard, finished in polished wood veneer, as well as a Pininfarina badge emblazoned on the glove box door.

As documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, “the certificate of origin for 06437 was not issued until March 2, 1965, and the following day, the 275 GTB Speciale was officially sold to Carrozzeria Pininfarina S.p.A. and registered in Torino as ‘TO 685458.”

The personalised 275 GTB, 06437 became an automotive icon after it made appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, followed by the Paris Motor Show in October and the Torino Motor Show in November and also served its duty as a signature display during the Brussels Motor Show.

The car was so well-liked that it didn’t escape the eyes of the media; beautiful images of the Speciale were captured and used further for promotional purposes and eventually published in contemporary magazines, and other several books on Ferrari and Pininfarina.

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Ferrari considering electric supercar and SUVs the fastest on the market

At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Sergio Marchionne, who helms both Ferrari and FCA, told reporters that Ferrari has confirmed that it will soon be producing its first-ever SUV by late 2019 or 2020, and that it will be “the fastest on the market.”

Already producers of super-fast sports cars and roadsters, it comes as no surprise that similar major luxury automakers are considering to pursue an expansion of its lineup to include SUVs or even the electrification supercars to grow its sales, gain a better foothold in the electric car market to stay in line with serious rivals and also offer car aficionados who are looking for more driving range.

Following Ferrari’s confirmation that the brand will have their own SUV as well as an all-electric supercar to challenge Tesla’s lead in that part of the industry. Marchionne also said, “If there is an electric supercar to be built, then Ferrari will be the first. People are amazed at what Tesla did with a supercar. I’m not trying to minimise what Elon did but I think it’s doable by all of us.”

Tesla’s Model S

Tesla’s Model S and the Tesla Roadster have defined the luxury electric vehicle market thus far since its launch. About two years ago, the company’s CEO said that a Ferrari without an internal combustion engine would be what he described as, “an almost obscene concept.” Thus, a battery-powered Ferrari would most probably make a turnaround to challenge Tesla’s supremacy in that part of the market.

Marchionne admitted, “You’re going to go real fast but how long do you last? We have seen that in Formula E, you have to change your car in the race. We need a lot more work to be done before we can make that a legitimate answer, motorised sports cars.”

Every manufacturer faces the same challenges when it comes to the range. But fellow luxury supercar makers such as McLaren is already testing electric-only prototypes and Lamborghini has already unveiled its supercar SUV, the Urus.

While the world awaits the first-ever SUV, the supercar will imbue the brand’s unrivalled performance and characteristics.

1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Pinin Farina

Made from 1951 to 1953, just 78 examples of the 212 Inter were manufactured; 26 of the final 29 cars received the EU chassis designation as Europas. The 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe offered (estimated cost of $1.3 million to $1.6 million) here was the third of 11 such coupes built by Pinin Farina and the 15th from final car built on the 212 platform.

This Ferrari 212 Europa was completed in late 1952 and was used by the company for exhibition, including the Turin Motor Show in 1953. The 212 was reportedly the first Ferrari to have scored 100 points at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and had been the recipient of numerous FCA awards, made multiple appearances at the Cavallino Classic and featured in Prancing Horse, Cavallino as well as Forza.

1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Pinin Farina

Following its display, the car was sold and had come into the possession of a private owner, Paris resident Pierre Guilherme. Under the hood, the fully restored 212 includes a 170 bhp, SOHC V12 engine with five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and parallel trailing arms, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes and wheelbase of 102.4-inch.

*Internet bidding is not available for this lot. Interested parties that are unable to attend the sale may register to bid by telephone or place a commission bid online at rmsothebys.com.

Silverstone Auctions: Ferrari Sale 2018

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi sold by Silverstone Auctions in 2017

Silverstone Auctions to host the Ferrari-only sale in 2018

The specialist auction house, Silverstone Auctions will host a Ferrari-only event at the famous Silverstone circuit on May 18, ahead of its May Sale the following day that Silverstone Auctions holds every year.

While the Ferrari-only sale is a brand new auction for the 2018 calendar, Nick Whale, the managing director of Silverstone Auctions mentioned that they are certain that the event will be “very well received by both vendors and collectors alike.”

Silverstone Auctions will be partnering the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain, one of the most expert and respected international car clubs in the world to offer esteemed guests “the very finest and collectible Ferraris” in the Silverstone Auctions car collection.

Ferrari 550 Maranello “World Speed Record” edition sold by Silverstone Auctions in 2017

The first of the auction house’s sales for 2018 will be held at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park in UK. A limited number of best of breed cars will go on sale during the classic and sports car sale event on February 23-25.

Following, the auction house will be hosting a dedicated competition car-only sale on July 19, just ahead of a two-day classic and sports car sale to be conducted on July 21 and 22.

For Porsche fans, look forward to the Silverstone Auctions which will be hosting a dedicated Porsche sale in September in conjunction with the Porsche Club GB, at the prestigious Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire in the UK.

This Lux Super Car Has Won the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award

 

The Ferrari J50 Received Red Dot Distinction

This year, the two-seater Ferrari J50 designed by the Ferrari Design team under the direction of Flavio Manzoni, has won the Red Dot: Best of the Best award in the prestigious annual Product Design competition.

The Italian sports car manufacturer was highly-commended by the Red Dot jurors for their unique heritage and design quality coupled with ground-breaking innovation. The bespoke Ferrari J50 featured a mid-rear-engine roadster based on the 488 Spider and encapsulated a futuristic design language.

Strictly built to just 10 examples, and in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition, the GTC4Lusso, the LaFerrari Aperta and the 458 MM Speciale were also among the limited car series built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan.

The three models cars mentioned had also been honoured the Top Red Dot Design Award by the international jury of design experts during the award ceremony held in July 2017, at the Aalto Theater in Essen.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso

A flagship GT production car, GTC4Lusso, is available in a four-seater concept, features a 12-cylinder engine allowing it to deliver smooth, consistent power and punches out 690 cv at 8,000 rpm at full throttle. Both its 2.6 kg/cv power-to-weight ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category. Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80 per cent already available at just 1,750 rpm.

LaFerrari Aperta

A limited-edition special series, the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar comes in an open-top version, which represents the marque’s technical expertise in both GT and Formula 1 engineering. The design has made a debut during Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebrations at Maranello. This 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta was constructed to bring exceptional performance to the F1 race track and the sports car has been described by RM Sotheby’s as “the result of seven decades of ingenuity, perseverance, creativity, passion and success, the LaFerrari Aperta is a vehicle that embodies every aspect of the company and its founder, the late Enzo Ferrari.”

458 MM Speciale

The 458 MM Speciale is one of the latest creations from Ferrari’s special One-Off programme, tailored for clients who desire a truly unique car with innovative, individual styling. Based on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale, the windscreen and side windows meld into single, seamless glass surface and the lowered-roof line lends an aerodynamic sleekness to the full volume of the swept-back C-pillar. In addition, the all-new bodywork in aluminum are handcrafted, with composite carbon-fiber bumpers front and rear. The 458 MM Speciale also boasts a new side air scoop,which contributes to the overall aerodynamic package.

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Race through 70 years of passion with Ferrari at London’s Design Museum

    ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ now open at the Design Museum | Image courtesy of Luke Hayes

Visitors will also get a chance to view photographs from Miles Davis, Clint Eastwood, Peter Sellers, Sammy Davis Jr and Brigitte Bardot and get up close to Michael Sch, umacher’s Ferrari F1-2000and Sir Sterling Moss’s 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto, which had won him the 1960 Tourist Trophy. Among others will also be on display.

Said co-curator Andrew Nahum, “Ferrari uses the subtle and often unseen techniques of automobile design, but with the utmost care and precision. The exhibition provides an insight into the history and practice of the whole private world of automotive design.”

Incredibly Fun On-The-Road: The Ferrari Special and Limited Edition Race Car

The new limited edition Ferrari FXX-K EVO has an increased downforce of 23 per cent

The FXX-K that started out as a track-only version Ferrari LaFerrari, the Evo version is built upon its predecessor. With the overall weight reduced and the aerodynamics improved, the Ferrari FXX-K Evo race car is said to be lighter with even more aerodynamic elements.

To allow the supercar to traverse at a faster speed, FXX-K Evo has been launched with 23 per cent more downforce, which also means that the race car can improve its cornering speed “at the redline in its highest gear for magnet-on-steel levels of grip.”

The improved aerodynamics on race cars result from the “newly designed rear wing and the external fins that create a vortex of air, passing clean air over the spoiler and pushing away the hot air coming from the car’s front and powertrain components.”

The interior cabin of the new FXX-K Evo saw a vast improvement to its steering wheel featuring the KERS hybrid boost system controls. The information screen has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and the camera that previously served as a rear view mirror has also been improved.

Designed to be a truly epic race cars with amazing exhaust systems, the Ferrari car series are only made for on-the-track driving, despite producing other series of cars for racing. Taking a glance on the brand’s significant milestone back in 2005, when Ferrari introduced its XX development programme, it was part of the brand’s R&D effort to create the future generation of Prancing Horse supercars and hypercars based on the various best road-going models and built upon the “racing series with bespoke track-only cars.”

For Ferrari owners looking towards upgrading from the FXX-K version, the new Evo model is also available as a turn-key car. But the new limited “Evo” version is only available to clients who are part of the company’s XX development programme.

Ferrari To Build A New SUV

The GTC4Lusso which is not an SUV | Photo credit: Ferrari

What difficulties will the automobile makers most likely face today if, for some reason, they do not include a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in its existing portfolio?

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Ferrari Automobiles said in August that it could build a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Not until of late, Marchionne confirmed at the New York Stock Exchange that the SUV is actually happening.

“It’s an SUV. A Ferrari SUV. Own it.” – as told by CEO Sergio Marchionne to Bloomberg at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday

The major automaker will be looking at around 30 months “to decide on production, which will be limited to preserve exclusivity,” Marchionne told Bloomberg on Monday.

Prior to this, in February 2016, when he commented that you would have to “shoot [him] first” before Ferrari made one, according to the source.

Today, CEO Sergio Marchionne could not emphasise just how “serious” he is about the SUV. “We need to learn how to master this whole new relationship between exclusivity and scarcity of product, then we’re going to balance this desire to grow with a widening of the product portfolio,” he added.