I really like using the words ‘entry-level’ and ‘Ferrari’ in the same headline. They sound weird together, but it’s genuinely a thing that exists, like “wheat-free bread” or “sexy Dalek.” Ferrari’s newest bottom-of-the-line car replaces the California, and is a very handsome 598 horsepower V8 2+2 called the Portofino.
Congratulations, fans of mumbling weirdo in Formula One: Kimi Räikkönen is staying at Ferrari, reports Racer. Ferrari announced hat they would be keeping the 2007 F1 world champion today, and while they didn’t expressly say that they would be keeping his teammate Sebastian Vettel, it’s a good hint that Vettel’s…
Driving a 1978 Ferrari 308 with zero engine noise was weird. Using a regular three-pedal five-speed manual gearbox connected to an electric motor was even odder. But Electric GT’s EV-swapped Ferrari has a distinctive driving experience that, once you wrap your brain around it, is uniquely satisfying.
There’s no greater joy than taking a race car out on normal roads. Your car has the power to instantly make someone’s day—well, except the person who calls the cops because it’s too loud. But hey, it’s street legal, right? Pro drifter Ryan Tuerck went out for the day in his hood-less Ferrari 458 V8-powered Toyota GT86…
The 550 Maranello was Ferrari’s answer to the insanity that was the Diablo over at Lamborghini. Where the Diablo zigged, Ferrari zagged, developing a front-engine, clean looking sports car with a beautiful new V12. So what the hell happened to it?
Ferrari is apparently still arguing with itself over bringing back the Dino as a new entry level sports car, but there’s hesitation over brand image. They don’t want to start to look cheap, you know, like Porsche.
Ferrari has reportedly lost the rights to use the Testarossa name after a German court ruled in favor of a toy company that wants to use it for bicycles and shavers. I’m not sure what the “red head” translation of the name has anything to do with bikes, but I could see the argument for trimmers.
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Manor Formula One racing team recently sold off a bunch of its crap in an auction, and YouTuber Peter Bjorck managed to snag a bit of advanced Ferrari engine tech: namely an intercooler he planned to install into his Lamborghini. Here’s a look at the innards of that liquid-to-air Masterpiece Of A Heat Exchanger.
Italy. A country of great food, great culture, and great driving. Well okay, two out of three isn’t so bad. In the five days I spent in Tuscany I fell in love with the country that gave us gelato, bolognese sauce, and of course, some of the best dream cars ever made.
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Sebastian Vettel just set the fastest recorded lap ever at the Hungaroring during qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ever purchase something above-par—say, a nice pen—and then go on to lose it later that day? Agh, that’s the worst. Ever drop $288,000 on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and then go on to crash it an hour later? No? That’s what happened on Thursday in the United Kingdom, and, man, I cannot imagine how the driver feels today.
Of all of the automakers for the ultra rich, Ferrari has to be the weirdest. Not only do potential customers have to win the company’s favor before they even buy a new car—and they’re then “ranked” by Ferrari to decide who can buy what—but the manufacturer usually won’t sell cars to its own employees.
Formula One has been testing out different ideas for shielding drivers’ exposed heads for a few years now. Today, F1 announced it’s going with a halo and not a windshield, as NBC Sports reports, coming next season.
Ferrari swore it would never build an SUV, but in the automotive market, that’s a ridiculous problem to make for itself. So Ferrari’s solution is to make an SUV anyway and just not call it one—like any rational, mature automaker would do.
I climbed into the 1980 Ferrari 308’s tight-slipper cockpit with no expectations. Ferrari or not, this car came out at the end of the Malaise Era. Automakers were trying to leave the ’70s behind, but some results were half-baked at best. But nearly 40 years later, the 308 has managed to hang on to some magic, even if…
If you ever come across an ultra rare, beautifully insane Ferrari FXX K, you might come away finding the experience electrifying. If you’re not paying attention and go to touch the car, the experience might actually be electrifying.
Every so often there comes a rumor that Ferrari is building some sort of crossover/SUV thing, and the inevitable response is something about Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne’s dead body. It’s another day on Planet Earth.
The Ferrari 488 has been in production for two years now, and if this spy video is to be believed, a hybrid version on its way. A Ferrari 488 spotted on the Nürburgring may be one such car, with larger bodywork both front and back.