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Rumors report 920-hp, 2500-pound Ferrari supercar on the way

rumored Ferrari Enzo Successor

It is rumored that Ferrari Enzo’s successor, codename F70, will have a 7.3-liter V-12, which will produce 800 hp according to Automobile. We hope that Ferrari sticks with this plan and doesn’t decide to downgrade to a turbocharged V-8 or something equivalent. We may even get to see this new beauty this upcoming fall.

There is an optional KERS package, which throws a 120-hp electric motor in the mix, resulting in a combined total of 920 hp. The best part of these rumors is that it is said that the F70’s weight will be close to the track-only FXX car, which weighs in at 2,546 pounds. This means that the next Ferrari supercar has the potential to be faster off the line than a Bugatti Veyron if these rumors are true, and we hope they are!

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Posted on: 2/21/2012 at 12:09 PM
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Now-viral video of Enzo-ocean crash

We can’t imagine what is worse: crashing your Edo Competition-modified $1.5-million Enzo into the Atlantic ocean off the Canadian coast or having the whole thing caught on camera for the world to watch, replay, and then replay again. We just hope we could keep half the composure that Driver Zahir Rana has in this video.

The accident occurred one week ago during the Targa Newfoundland Rally 2011. After taking a hard left turn, the FXX-lookalike hits a bump followed by a gravel patch, which causes the car to lose traction and spin out of control and into the water. Despite the obvious harm water can cause, the damages to the car are being reported as mild.

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Posted on: 9/22/2011 at 11:04 AM
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duPont REGISTRY's auto magazine to feature $9 million worth of exotics for sale from one collection

The next issue of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles will feature six ultra-exotics worth $9 million being offered from a single dealer. It’s not every day you can set your eyes on 4,500-plus horsepower and $9 million worth of cars huddled in a single room. Well, not unless you are creeping around the now-aging garage of the sultan of Brunei. The result of engineering triumphs from the world’s top minds, each car’s creation comes from a storied history and for a different purpose:

Racecar-derived

A street-legal version of a racecar of the same name, the 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Super Sport is powered by an AMG-derived 7.3-liter V-12 producing 720 hp. This is number 17 of the 25 CLK GTRs and one of five upgraded to Super Sports trim. The car is titled in Florida and only has 1,492 miles on the odometer.

Designed for the track

An off-shoot of the Enzo but developed only for the track, this particular FXX was upgraded to Evolution trim by Ferrari’s racing division for Ferrari owners, Corse Clienti, in the fall of 2010. Since its return, the track-ready 2003 model has sat unused as one of only 35 FXX cars and 17 Evolutions in the world.

After the title of world’s fastest production car

Powered by an 806-hp 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V-8, the 2008 Koenigsegg CCX offered is one of 34 ever built and is in pristine condition with only 277 miles under its belt. A similar Koenigsegg CCR claimed the world’s fastest production car title in February 2005 but it wasn’t long before it was superseded by another car in the collection.

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 uses 8.0-liter W-16 quad-turbocharged engine and standard four-wheel drive to propel it to 60 mph from a standstill in 2.4 seconds and to a top speed of 253 mph, making it the world’s fastest production car in April 2005. With only 1,699 miles, this is one of 71 Veyrons produced in 2008.

An expression of Formula 1 know-how in a road-legal vehicle

Ferrari introduced the Enzo in 2002 featuring the latest Formula 1 technology. This 2003 model is Ferrari Classiche certified, is in pristine condition, and has only 3,413 miles. It includes full books, luggage, and up-to-date service records.

Example of extreme exclusivity, encompassing the brand’s entire technical and dynamic competence

Lamborghini introduced the Reventon for 2008 as an extreme Murcielago reformed into a limited edition masterpiece. Twenty of 20, this Reventon is like new and has never been owner driven. The car was stored in a private collection upon purchase and features only 68 delivery miles.

Separately, they stand as rolling pieces of technological art. Amassed, these special creations form a fantasy garage. The most common car was limited to 400 units, making a collection like this for sale in one place exponentially rarer than the cars alone. You can learn more about this exclusive set of vehicles in the pages of our magazine

duPont REGISTRY $9 million exotics Sept 2011

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Purchase a Ferrari FXX upgraded to Evolution trim for $2,195,000

A 2006 Ferrari FXX upgraded in 2007 to full Evolution trim is up for sale for a cool $2,195,000. One of only 38 FXX cars built, the car is still with the original owner and has been entered into every single Clienti Corsa (a racing division started by Ferrari for Ferrari owners) event to date. Finished in Rosso Scuderia with a black Alcantara interior and white racing stripe, the car has been meticulously serviced.

As the description states:

“With the introduction of the Enzo at the Paris Auto Show in 2002, Ferrari saw the need and market potential for a limited series of Enzo-based race cars which would be track supported by Ferrari’s Clienti Corsa. As an evolution of the Enzo, the FXX shares most major components, but displacement increased from 5,988 cc to 6,262 cc and power jumped from 686 hp to an impressive 789 hp at 8,500 rpm. The gearbox was updated, with input from Ferrari’s F1 program, to an ultra-quick shift time of under 100 ms while braking is through Carbon Fiber composite discs and massive calipers. Wheels and tires are 19 inch slicks with full suspension data-monitoring and telemetry that allow the owner to improve his on-track performance while providing Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the FXX and future road-going Ferraris.

In late 2007 FXX s/n 146359 was updated to full FXX Evo specs at a cost of $300,000. Power was upped to 860hp at 9,500 and shift time reduced to a mere 60 ms while downforce was increased by 25%. Fitted with two seats to give your passenger the ride of their life.

The Clienti Corsa FXX program gives Ferrari’s top customers exclusive access to its most up-to-date technology and to utilize their input in personal driver development. As part of the purchase the buyer is instantly eligible for all Clienti Corsa supported FXX events. The next available FXX event is at Infineon raceway in May and the current owner will fly in, meet with the new owner and treat the new owner to an introduction to serious high speed track time in their new FXX."

Ferrari FXX Evoltuion for Sale

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Posted on: 3/23/2011 at 6:10 AM
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A look back at duPont REGISTRY's Top 100 Cars of the Century

In 1999, the duPont REGISTRY held a survey where it asked its subscribers and the visitors to its web site to pick the 10 best cars of the century. Using those opinions, along with the picks from a number of notable persons like Mario Andretti, Don Panoz, Carroll Shelby, and Reggie Jackson, it compiled a list of the Top 100 Cars of the Century and dedicated a special book to its cause (in a way it was the precursor to our annual editorial-based Exotic Car Buyers Guide). The book hit newsstands before the turn of the century and was a great success. Today we are going to take a look back at that list and reminisce on what cars were picked and why and compare it to how those cars would probably rank exactly 10 years later.

Taking the number one spot on our top 100 list was the Lamborghini Diablo. Unveiled in production trim in Monte Carlo in January 1990, the Diablo was in its ninth year and still being produced at the time the book was written. We praised the “devil” for its “staggering 530 bhp from the…5.7-liter V-12,” and “0-60 mph acceleration under 4 seconds.” In the review we wrote “Lamborghini is rumored to be working on the next generation supercar. Though it’s hard to believe, they will create an automobile that will surpass our number one car in speed, power, and aerodynamic style.” Of course none of us knew the Lamborghini Murciélago was going to be so fast and so powerful and garnish as much admiration from the motoring public with its stout 580-hp 6.2-liter V-12 engine as it did. However, looking back, we can’t help but think that if a Lamborghini were to make the top ten list, shouldn’t it be the Lamborghini Countach? A model that has influenced the styling of all the company’s cars for the past 40 years.

Continue our look back at the top 100 cars of the last 100 years.

Lamborghini Diablo Number One

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Ferrari talks about model lineup, wait times

Ferrari told Motor Trend that it plans to introduce a new model every year—a move that follows what Lamborghini announced a year and a half ago—but still retain a lineup of four models, which equates to each model having a four-year model cycle. To accomplish this goal without introducing an all-new vehicle every four years, Ferrari wants to offer refreshed or “Modificato” facelifts (like the California M scheduled for 2013) along with its normal array of Spyders and track cars.

The company plans to continue to offer two “versatile” models like the 612 Scaligetti and the California and two performance models like the 458 Italia and 599 GTB but may widen the difference between its models in the future. It also wants to introduce a new supercar in the same vein as the Ferrari Enzo, F50, et cetera every ten years or so.

Ferrari also mentioned that hybrids are in its future but won’t be ready for mass production for at least another five years and that Ferrari is only looking at the technology because government regulations are placing demands on the company to meet certain CO2 and fuel consumption guidelines.

Another item on Ferrari’s to-do list is to cut the wait time for its vehicles to less than one year. Currently people interested in owning a new Ferrari may have to wait up to two years to take delivery of their cars. In order to cut wait times Ferrari hopes to build its cars faster, but not necessarily build more of them.

[via Motor Trend and AutoCar.co.uk]

Ferrari 458 Italia

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Future Enzo details

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has hinted that the upcoming new Enzo will use a twin-turbo V-8 power plant and make liberal use of carbon fiber, despite the company shying away from the lightweight material in the rest of its lineup.

“The fact is that nobody today has a real understanding of what happens if you damage a carbon-fiber structure,” said Felisa, “After 20 or 30 years of use, who knows what state a carbon-fiber structure will be in?”

Felisa did talk about how Ferrari was looking to use smaller engines in the future but was unwilling to go as far as employing a V-6.

“There are no plans for a six-cylinder engine today,” said Felisa, “Ferrari will not build a six-cylinder engine until customer attitudes towards smaller engines change. The perception today is that the number of cylinders equates to the possibilities of the car. That is why we are developing hybrid technology that can be applied to our V-8 and V-10 cars. Hybrid means we can protect the V-12.”

Felisa also said that either the European Union or Italian environmental regulations could force the company to bring out its new hybrid technology early.

“The issue of emissions for Ferrari is more a political one than real one,” said Felisa, “Lowering emissions of every Ferrari will not save the planet, but it will cost us a lot of money.”

[via WorldCarFans via AutoCar]

Ferrari Enzo

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Posted on: 5/10/2010 at 3:43 AM
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New special edition Enzo for 2012

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced at the parent's investor meeting in Turin, Italy, today, that Ferrari will introduce a "new special series Enzo" in 2012. More details as they become available.

[via Motor Trend]

Special Edition Enzo due in 2012

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Posted on: 4/21/2010 at 5:42 AM
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Enzo Replacement to get turbo V-8

A Ferrari customer with inside information told CarsUK that the upcoming Ferrari Enzo-replacement codenamed the F70/FX70 will utilize a turbocharged V-8 for propulsion instead of a V-12 engine. In talking to Ferrari, the unnamed customer said that they told him that turbo lag “is no longer an issue.”

The F40, a car built to celebrate 40 years of Ferrari and the last Ferrari built under Enzo Ferrari’s supervision, was powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 making 478 hp and 425 lbs.-ft. of torque. It was replaced in 1995 by the Ferrari F50, which was powered by a 4.7-liter V-12 making 520 hp and 347 lbs.-ft. of torque.

CarUK is reporting that Ferrari built a V-12 engine making 800 hp and a V-8 engine making 700 hp while trying to decide which would be best for the future supercar. Although the V-12 was favored by the “heart” of Ferrari, the “head” of Ferrari decided to go with the V-8.

[via CarsUK]

Ferrari F40

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Posted on: 12/21/2009 at 4:16 AM
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Pack of Ferraris caught by Google Street View

Google Street View is at it again, this time catching a drove of prancing horses on the streets of Maranello Rome. Amongst the cars that made it out for this Ferrari meet include five F40s, three Enzos, one F50, and a host of F430 Scuderias and 360 Challenge Stradales. Luckily, for the welfare of all those on lookers' respiratory and auditory systems, it appears that all the cars were not running. See the pack of Ferraris on Google Street view here.

[via Auto News Report via Autoblog]

Google's Street View spies pack of Ferraris

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Posted on: 3/16/2009 at 4:08 AM
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