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Driving Ferrari F40 in high heels? No problem! [Video]

February 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Ferrari F40 High Heels

It is quite rare to see a girl driving around in a supercar, let alone in high heels. Well… no more! A lady has been filmed leaving the parking lot at Casino de Monte-Carlo in a Ferrari F40. I have no experience behind the wheel of an F40, but I doubt that it is easy to drive, considering the fact that you need to operate a heavy clutch and there is no power steering that helps you move the massive front tires. Now imagine doing that in high heels. Hopefully she takes off the shoes, but anyway kudos to her for keeping it classy. I also like the fact that she matched her dress and shoes to the red colour of the Ferrari. To see the video, click here.

Stefano Domenicali to become Automobili Lamborghini’s new CEO

February 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

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Lamborghini announced yesterday that Stefano Domenicali will become the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 15, 2016. He started his professional carreer in finance at rival car company Ferrari. He later took positions at Scuderia Ferrari, starting 1993, and headed Direzioni Sportiva F1 (2004-2007). Then as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari 1, his team won the 2008 Constructors’ World Championship. From 2009 to 2014, Domenicali represented Ferrari in the F.I.A World Motor Sport Council. Currently he is president of the F.I.A. Single Seater Commission and he joined AUDI AG as Vice President New Business Initiatives in November 2014.

With Domenicali having such broad experience in motorsports, it seems that Lamborghini wants to change direction a bit and get more involved in motor racing, hopefully launching a bunch of radical race-inspired limited edition cars. Currently their initiatives include Blancpain Super Trofeo (single-make series) and involvement in the GT3 championship.

Here is what Domenicali had to say upon the news: “I am very excited to be taking on the challenges of this great legacy. It is now my duty to continue the successes that my predecessor Stephan Winkelmann achieved for Automobili Lamborghini.”

It won’t be all easy for Stefano, because he has high expectations to meet. His predecessor, Stephan Winkelmann, undoubtedly leaves a big mark in Lamborghini’s history as one of the most successful leaders. Winkelmann doubled Lamborghini’s revenue and tripled the turnover during his tenure, while also expanding the dealer network threefold to 135 dealers in 50 countries. During his leadership the company’s factory at Sant’Agata Bolognese was certified as C02-neutral thanks to efforts in sustainable development and putting ecology in mind. Lamborghini also received numerous awards such as the praised Top Employer Italia 2016 certification.

What’s next for Winkelmann? He becomes the CEO of sports Audi affiliate quattro GmbH.

Maserati reveals it’s first SUV, the Levante [Photos]

February 20, 2016 at 8:03 am
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2017 Maserati Levante

This is it! After a long round of speculations, we finally have official images of Maserati’s first ever SUV. It’s called the Levante and we will have our first look at it at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. There are no details or photos of the interior, but have no doubt – this is a luxury SUV and even its standard spec will please the future buyers. Maserati already started production of its brand new vehicle in the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy.

As to the technical details, this is what we know for a fact:

  • Electronic suspension with controlled damping and air springs
  • Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Petrol and diesel power units (Euro6-compliant)

The brand promises unmistakable Maserati feeling and performance on the road, coupled with unrivalled handling on low grip surfaces off-road. If you are eager to get your hands on one, you’d better be living in Europe as Maserati Levante will be launching here first. No details yet on when the Italian-styled SUV will appear on the other markets.

For more photos see our gallery below.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Reviewed by EVO Magazine [Video]

May 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Review by EVO

The Lamborghini Huracan is the highly anticipated replacement of the Gallardo. The outgoing car is the most successful Lamborghini model to date with exactly 14,022 vehicles rolling off the production line at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The Gallardo had multiple reiterations during its 10 years lifespan, ranging from hardcore track machines to the soft-top Spyder model. With that the expectations towards the Huracan, which was officially revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, are set rather high. Can it raise the game and beat its older brother? Find out in the video after the jump, where Jethro Bovingdon puts the Huracan through its paces.

Ferrari 458 Italia with Straight Pipes Says “Hi” to Beverly Hills [Video]

January 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Ferrari 458 Italia with Straight Pipes

No doubt that as stock the Ferrari 458 Italia is among the best sounding cars ever.  Anyway, the owner of this one took it to GMG Racing who installed a custom exhaust system. Now this Italian exotic sounds bonkers! Hear it sing its V8 symphony on the streets of Beverly Hills. Click here to see the video.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster to be equipped with a targa top

May 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

According to the Italian car magazine Quattroruote, the upcoming roof-less version of Lamborghini Aventador will feature a removable roof in targa body style.  It will be produced entirely of lightweight carbon-fiber and will consist of two parts, most likely made to fit under the front bonnet. This means that the rear end will stay virtually unchanged. More details are not available yet, but we know that the supercar will keep its 6.5-liter V12 powerplant producing 691 hp.

[Source: Quattroruote]

Natural Sounds: Lamborghini Coutach LP400S [Video]

May 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I have the feeling that it is quite rare to find a nice quality video footage of a supercar that just blasts by the camera, no music, no added sound effects. Just pure natural engine sounds. All of that and given that the car starring in the video is 1980’s Lamborghini Countach LP400S makes one hell of a good car video. A quick look at the specs:

  • Engine: naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V12
  • Horsepower: 350 bhp (261 kW) @ 7500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 292 km/h (181 mph)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.9 seconds (0-62 mph)
  • Weight: 1 200 kg (2 646 lb)
  • Drivetrain: Rear wheel drive, 5 speed manual

Click here to be redirected to watch the video.

Rental Ferrari 458 Italia became part of a global car smuggling ring [Video]

April 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Imagine being the owner of an exotic car rental company and you notice that your black 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia has been rented out but hasn’t moved for a few days. You would think something is wrong, wouldn’t you? Exactly this happened to Eric Blumberg, owner of Rent in Style. Using a GPS tracking system he found out that the 458 Italia, which rents at $2000 per day, was staying still for several days instead of being wildly enjoyed. After Mr. Blumberg notified the police they found out that the vehicle was loaded into a container bound for export to Hong Kong, probably about to be sold on the black market there. The Italian exotic left the port of Los Angeles as a cargo labeled “used fitness equipment”. After all, the 458 can serve as a nice machine to exercise the neck muscles.

Apparently the black 458 Italia was part of a car smuggling ring. After the police investigation took place, about 20 other luxury vehicles were returned to US shores awaiting their original owners. Sounds almost like the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”, starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie. Watch the video report by CBS This Morning for more details after the jump.

Ferrari Club of Spain celebrates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Ferrari F40 [Video]

April 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ferrari F40

Throughout the past weekend (20-22 April) Ferrari owners and club members of the Ferrari Club España gathered at the race circuit Montmeló close to Barcelona, Spain. Nearly 70 Ferrari cars from all different eras were at the track composing a unique and distinctive soundtrack in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a supercar icon, the F40. The seven Ferrari F40s attending the event were joined by an Enzo, 288 GTO, 2x F50 and a dozen of other equally fantastic cars proudly displaying the Prancing Horse such as 599 GTB Fiorano, 599 GTO, F430, 430 Scuderia, 458 Italia etc. Play the video attached after the jump to see the full line up of cars accelerating off the start line.