Introducing the Ferrari SP38

A Ferrari SP38 was unveiled a few days ago and spawns from the Ferrari One-Off programme. The unique project was commissioned by one of the Italian automaker’s most devoted customers. Who, aside from the apparent exquisite taste, remains a mystery. The Ferrari SP38 makes use of underpinnings (chassis and running gear) from the 488 GTB. It was designed by the Ferrari Design Centre with a purpose to create a car for the road and track because the client has a “deep passion for racing”. As a result, the client worked with Ferrari on the car from conception. Together they combined [...]

By |2018-05-30T21:41:53+00:00May 29th, 2018|ICE Cars, News, Sports Cars|

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teased

Ford released teaser photos of a few new models at an event yesterday at headquarters in Michigan. This came after an announcement of plans to revamp the bulk of its lineup by 2020. The American automaker continues to focus on trucks, high-performance cars and SUVs as it’s where the company remains strong. It’s these higher-margin vehicles that bring in the cash. With this, Ford can invest and develop new mobility technologies that include electric and autonomous vehicles. Ford has reallocated $7 billion in capital from cars to SUVs. This also comes with the consumer shift and preference to SUV-type vehicles. [...]

By |2018-03-25T21:04:44+00:00March 16th, 2018|Sports Cars|

McLaren Senna: What you need to know

What is being called the ultimate road-legal track car is the New Ultimate Series and the Senna is the most extreme McLaren road car yet. McLaren surprised the world over by releasing a new model in the Ultimate Series line-up. It may look a little unusual which definitely adds to its uniqueness and hardcore genes. Here are some quick facts about the McLaren Senna: The Name The British stunner bears the name of the legendary Formula 1 racing driver, Ayrton Senna da Silva. The Brazilian racer was also a three-time champion. Senna’s reputation is notorious for his exceptional powers of [...]

By |2018-01-28T22:58:08+00:00January 25th, 2018|Sports Cars|

Lamborghini URUS: World’s first super luxury SUV makes appearance

The Lamborghini Urus concept car was first unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April 2012. This week, the Italian automaker has released a production version of the Lamborghini Urus super-SUV. It is an outrageously fast off-roading four-door sport utility vehicle. However, this is not the first SUV from Lamborghini. The first one, the LM002, was produced in the 80s and was Countach-powered. The segment has grown significantly over the years, from a niche market to now being a highly popular one. From the 90s, manufacturers began heading for the consumers in this segment while Lamborghini headed for an [...]

By |2017-12-12T06:41:40+00:00December 11th, 2017|Sports Cars|

10 Facts about Lamborghini you probably didn’t know

Lamborghini surely doesn’t need an introduction; neither do the cars they produce. It's widely known how exotic their vehicles are. But I’ve gathered some facts that you may not have known about this company. Lamborghini - Prisoner of War The founder of Lamborghini, Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini, was enlisted in the Italian Royal Air Forces during the World War 2. He was stationed on Rhodes island as a mechanical supervisor of the vehicle maintenance unit. Because of his sharp engineering skills under pressure, he became known as the finest mechanic in the war. Lamborghini was then taken as a prisoner [...]

By |2017-12-12T06:35:14+00:00November 27th, 2017|Sports Cars|

Ferrari’s CEO still skeptical of electric cars

“The full environmental impact of electric cars needs to be analyzed more thoroughly before we can determine them to be more innocuous than internal combustion engines. I think that if you don't do the full analysis of what the origin of the electrical power is, where it comes from, how you get batteries into these cars, what the cost is in terms of CO2 and the environment, I think the analysis that we are going to save the planet with electric cars is nonsense." This came from chairman and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and chairman of Maserati, Sergio [...]

By |2017-11-14T16:32:49+00:00October 13th, 2017|News, Sports Cars|

Koenigsegg Agera RS Beats Bugatti Chiron in 0-400-0 km/h

Just a few weeks ago Bugatti set a record for the fastest 0-400-0 km/h time. This week Bugatti had to pass its crown to the Koenigsegg Agera RS. One may have thought that the Regera hypercar didn’t need any improvements. But Koenigsegg felt otherwise and released the Aero Package on the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Prior to the debut of the new aerodynamic package for the Regera at Pebble Beach in August, the Swedish manufacturer has been relatively quiet. However, Koenigsegg re-appeared in style: On October 2nd the company posted this to Instagram: “Agera RS pre-delivery shake run. Beautiful autumn day... Long [...]

By |2017-10-09T12:51:09+00:00October 9th, 2017|Sports Cars|

0-400-0 km/h in under 42s for Bugatti Chiron

Making the record books for the “fastest in the world” is not anything new to Bugatti. In the last week Bugatti Chiron made news for going from 0 km/h to 400 km/h and then back to 0 km/h in record time. Before I get into the record made by the Chiron, let’s just take a minute to process some numbers. Believe me, you’re going to need it. So here’s what $2.7 million (R35,7 mil) can get you: a W16 6-cylinder engine with four turbochargers spurting out +1000 hp and 1600 Nm of torque, all cocooned into a hand-built ultra-luxurious shell. [...]

By |2017-09-27T14:03:15+00:00September 25th, 2017|News, Sports Cars|

Ferrari wins International Engine of the Year – Again!

The Ferrari engine scoops the International Engine of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The winning engine was the Ferrari 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that powers the 488 Spider, and 488 GTB. This engine is also used in the California T and GTC4Lusso T, but with a slightly smaller displacement. Ferrari also took awards for the Performance Engine class and the 3- to 4-litre displacement category. Ferrari's 3.9-litre fought against Porsche’s 3.0-litre flat-six from the 911 range. Audi’s 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder, found in the RS3 and TT RS, was also in the category. Other competitors included the Porsche 2.0-litre [...]

By |2017-09-12T22:43:18+00:00June 28th, 2017|News, Sports Cars|

LaFerrari seized after trying to be smuggled into SA

If you ever thought of smuggling a supercar, perhaps a LaFerrari, into the country, you might want to rethink that idea… An unnamed Ferrari owner brought a Ferrari LaFerrari into the country back in 2014. He, however, failed to follow the correct import procedures and pay the costs involved with the customs duty and VAT. The car was then put into a bonded warehouse by SARS and been there since. The 708 kW hybrid hypercar has been waiting three years for its owner to pay up and take it home. Last month, the SA tax officials caught a R13.8 million Ferrari [...]

By |2017-09-12T22:03:41+00:00March 31st, 2017|Hybrids, Sports Cars|