This impressive Ferrari Hydroplane set an unrivalled world record in 1953 and is now set to fetch around $1.5 million at RM Auctions’ Monaco Sale.
Developed in 1952 by wealthy Italian industrialist Achille Castoldi and Ferrari Grand Prix racers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi, the speedy craft, propelled by a 4500cc V12, handily won the world speed record the following year.
The boat piloted by Castoldi averaged speeds well over 150 mph in 1953. It broke the 24 nautical miles record in the 800 kg category as the Arno XI averaged 102 mph.
Ferrari has confirmed the revised 2012 California convertible will get more power, a lower body weight and a new optional handling package.
The model will be about 30kg lighter and will deliver an additional 30 HP. Both the exterior and interior will also be improved.
The changes in weight and power have cut the car’s zero-to-62 mph (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration time to 3.8 seconds.
An extremely rare Ferrari 250 GTO which had a £6,000 price tag when it was manufactured in 1963 has been sold for more than £20m ($31m).
This 1963 model – number 5095 – is believed to have been sold by British businessman Jon Hunt, who bought it in 2008 for a then world record £15.7million.
This makes the Ferrari classic sportscar, second most expensive car in the world today, and definitely the most expensive in Great Britain.
Vertu has unveiled the Constellation Quest Ferrari, a luxury smartphone inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italia sports car.
The most striking feature of the product is the iconic Cavallino Rampante, intrinsically crafted from polished stainless steel and embedded in the titanium battery cover. The Ferrari logo is embossed in the leather on the front of the handset.
The luxury handset is meticulously crafted from the most luxurious of materials such as polished sapphire crystal, Ferrari calf leather and polished black ceramic.
Tod’s has teamed up with Italian automaker Ferrari to create the Tod’s for Ferrari lineup which includes this red iPad 2 case.
The Ferrari iPad case is embellished with a discreet and iconic Prancing Horse stamped on the front cover.
Ferrari has teamed up with Logic3, the long-time PC accessory and speaker manufacturer, to produce an exclusive collection of audio products.
The Ferrari by Logic3 collection comprises a range of earphones, headphones and speakerdocks that celebrate Ferrari’s excellence, flair, performance and design.
Two collections were created between Ferrari and Logic3, the Cavallino Collection and the Scuderia Ferrari Collection.
This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people.
There is one large flat screen on-board plus several smaller screens set into the head rests. It also has a state of the art sound system and fibre optic disco lighting.
Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000), this is the fastest limousine in the world – it can hit a top speed of 166 mph.
French artisan Philippe Pasqua has unveiled his latest work of art: a Ferrari F430 that’s been covered in skin-colored leather and exquisitely tattooed.
For all car enthusiasts, this one-off creation shall be on display at the Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris around the middle of January 2012.
A fleet of luxury sportscars has been involved in one of the most expensive accidents in history after an astonishing multi-car pile-up in Japan.
The wreck included several Ferrari 355s, Ferrari F430s, Ferrari F360, Ferrari F512, Lamborghini Diablo and three Mercedes models as well as a Nissan Skyline.
The Ferrari driver reportedly lost control round a wet curve of China Road in Yamaguchi Prefecture when he hit a median creating a catastrophic chain reaction.
The special edition of the Ferrari FF showcased in the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, was sold within fifty minutes on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Despite a price tag of $395,000 (or $95k more than a dealer-purchased Ferrari FF), the 10 available cars sold out in less than an hour!
The Neiman Marcus FF will come in an elegant Grigio Caldo exterior color and with a matching luggage set to compliment the Ferrari’s treated leather interior. Continue reading
Swiss luxury watchmaking brand Hublot announced at the Guangzhou International Auto Show that the brand has become the watchmaking partner of Ferrari.
Hublot took this occasion to unveil the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari; the first Hublot timepiece made with its partner.
There will only be 20 of the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari timepieces available, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the automaker’s presence in China.
Ferrari plans to create one of the world’s most exclusive collector car clubs, according to reports.
The brand is looking to create a new group of its most elite customers who will be offered the best opportunities to get their hands on limited-edition models.
Ferrari plans to open it only to people who possess at least five of the eye-wateringly expensive Italian supercars. That amounts to around 300 people around the world.
This is a coffee table containing the compacted remains of a Ferrari inside constructed by designer Charly Molinelli.
He came up with the idea after a customer asked him to design something “a bit special” for their front room.
He then sourced a wreck and built a wooden cabinet on wheels to present to his client – although the price of the swanky piece is unknown.
Porsche and Ford have become the latest brands to offer customers the chance to pick their dream cars via online configurators.
Brands are increasingly tapping the internet to let customers design their perfect model without even leaving the house.
The trend was originally started by Bentley, which has allowed customers to design their own hand-built luxury models for some time now at bentleyconfigurator.com.
Ferrari officially released today the first images, together with all the details and a video of the new open-top, Ferrari 458 Spider.
The top is made from aluminium, achieving a 25 kilogram weight reduction over the previous system, and Ferrari says it can be raised or lowered in 14 seconds.
Power is supplied by the same 4.5 liter V8 unit from the 458 Italia coupe which delivers 570 PS (425 kW / 563 bhp) and 540 Nm of torque (398 lb-ft).
Ferrari launched its first dealership in India on Thursday, seven years after it entered China but with the same aim of satisfying demand for flashy cars from the growing class of Asia’s super-rich.
The full range of sports cars from the Italian manufacturer will be on sale, with the cheapest model, the California, priced at 22 million rupees (485,000 US dollars) after punitive import tariffs of more than 100 percent are applied.
“We decided that after 2010 India was ready for Ferrari,” group chief executive Amedeo Felisa told reporters at the launch of the dealership in central New Delhi.
Fans of the prancing horse who prefer two wheels have traditionally been rather hard done by, but a new Ferrari helmet means that need no longer be the case.
The new motorcycle helmet, made by NewMax under license from Ferrari, costs €249 and is available from the Italian luxury marque’s online store, the latest addition to a licensing empire which spans clothes, mugs, wallets and even a €1,208 chess set.
The helmet is finished in a high gloss cover lined with satin-finished aluminium, but afficioniados will be most pleased with the leather trim and embossed Ferrari logo.
Fiat is considering a listing of sportscar maker Ferrari before getting a majority stake in U.S. maker Chrysler.
Fiat owns 20 percent of Chrysler and is planning to increase its holding to 35 percent once it meets restructuring goals.
Fiat SpA CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he has a price in mind if bankers are interested in pursuing his company’s flagship brand of Ferrari: 5 billion euros.
Both the Ferrari Four and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 have already been sold out for the next year’s worth of production.
This information is revealed just after the official public release of both sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show last week and even before the cars are heading to dealerships around the world.
All 800 Ferrari FFs planned to be produced in 2011 are sold, according to Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. The car will be priced at $ 359,000.
According to an official press release issued by Ferrari, the FF will make its world premiere today, February 23rd 2011, at 6:00pm CET on Ferrari.com.
Clients and enthusiasts can experience this exceptional event in eight different languages by simply connecting to the website.
The world premiere in Maranello will be presented by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa.