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It's hard to believe this Ferrari F40 once looked like this

Ferrari F40 Crash

Ferrari F40 Crash

It is hard to believe the car pictured above is now this:

Ferrari F40 Rebuild front

Ferrari F40 Rebuild rear

The story goes that a former Microsoft employee named Darryl Savage owned this particular Ferrari F40. He crashed the car out of turn nine at the Seattle International Raceway and the car quickly went up in flames. A private collector purchased the car’s remains and resurrected it in the spirit of a Ferrari F40 LeMans. This rebuilt and modified Ferrari F40 is for sale for $325,000; less than and half of what it would cost to own a real used Ferrari F40.

[via FerrariChat]

Ferrari F40 Rebuild

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 2/24/2011 at 7:11 AM
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Ferrari F40 brings donuts to the golf course

Are you tired of the same boring golf cart when playing a few holes? Next time you decide to swing the clubs with your friends, bring the Ferrari along for a few donuts! Caught on video at an exotic car meet, a pristine Ferrari F40 added a little flavor to the boring Bermuda. It’s simply stunning that, even when doing something as grotesque as a donut, the Ferrari still pulls it off with timeless class. A few rips on the throttle and this elite social event turned into a scene of chaos from Caddyshack. Even the bad-boy Lamborghinis could do nothing but get out of the way of the elite Ferrari. Surprisingly enough, the grass was resilient against the spinning tires of the renowned Italian exotic. Hit the jump to see and read more about the Ferrari that strikes fear in all greenskeepers.

Ferrari F40 donuts

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Posted by: Michael Berenis
Posted on: 2/9/2011 at 6:50 AM
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Part of Rothstein's exotic car collection to go to auction

Scott Rothstein was able to use his position as a lawyer to coax millions of dollars out of people that trusted him. The man known for wearing and driving in only the best, Rothstein is now awaiting sentencing in what has turned out to be a $1.4-billion Ponzi scheme. Rothstein’s sentencing is June 9, 2010, where he faces up to 100 years in prison. In the meantime, ten of Rothstein’s cars, only a small part of his exotic car collection, will be going up for auction on June 3, 2010, to give back some of the money to those he swindled.

Among the cars to go up for auction that day are a 2008 Bugatti Veyron, two red Ferrari 430 Spiders (a 2006 and a 2008), a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV, a white 2009 Bentley Continental GTC, a red and black 1967 Corvette, a yellow 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Roadster, 2008 Cadillac Escalade, a blue 2009 Maserati GranTurismo, and a 2007 Ford Expedition limo.

If now of these vehicles perk your interest, we are still awaiting a 1990 Ferrari F40, a silver 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S65, and a couple boats to go up for auction.

[via Sun Sentinel and Rick Levin Auctions]

Rothstein Exotic Car Auction

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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 by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 12/21/2009 at 4:16 AM
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Scott Rothstein's ponzi scheme affords him huge exotic-car collection

Scott Rothstein, the man behind a huge ponzi scheme, had his assests seized and his collection of exotic cars, including a Bugatti Veyron, towed away by FBI agents this past week. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resident was well known for traveling in style. A local paper has compiled a list of his vehicles, if they are registered to Rothstein or one of his companies, and their approximate values:

$1,600,000.00 - 2008 Bugatti Veyron - WAWW 10

$1,600,000.00 - 2004 Bugatti Veyron - Scott Rothstein

$495,000.00 – 2008 Mercedes SLR – Scott Rothstein

$483,833.00 – 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Scott Rothstein

$483,833.00 – 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom -WAWW2

$443,713.00 – 1990 Ferrari F40 – Scott Rothstein

$354,000.00 – 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago – Scott Rothstein

$354,000.00 – 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago – Scott Rothstein

$335,000.00 – 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago - WAWW7

$326,981.00 – 2007 Ferrari 599 – Scott Rothstein

$279,000.00 – 2008 Ferrari F430 - WAWW2

$249,000.00 – 2006 Ferrari F430 - WAWW6

$189,000.00 – 2007 Spyker – Scott Rothstein

$179,950.00 – 1974 Ferrari GTS coupe – Scott Rothstein

$174,100.00 – 2009 Bentley Continental – Scott Rothstein

$106,485.00 – 2006 Hummer H1 - WAWW7

$58,950.00 – 2005 Porsche 911 – Scott Rothstein

$54,900.00 – 2008 Cadillac Escalade - WAWW 15

$54,900.00 – 2008 Cadillac Escalade - WAWW2

$47,000.00 – 2007 Cadillac Escalade - WAWW2

$40,525.00 – 2008 Chevrolet Corvette - WAWW2

$28,000.00 – 2007 Ford Expedition – Scott Rothstein

$21,500.00 - 2008 Chevrolet Express - Bova Prime and WAWW16

$13,825.00 – 2008 Pontiac G6 - WAWW 13

$11,650.00 – 2007 Pontiac G6 - WAWW 5

[via Sun-Sentinel]

Scott Rothstein's Rolls-Royce Phantom

Scott Rothstein's Bentley Continental GTC

Scott Rothstein's Bugatti Veyron

High-speed chases in exotics nabs some, loses others

What normally happens in the movies:

We have seen it on television and the Need for Speed video game built a franchise on it, but running from the law in a $200,000+ sports car at triple-digit speeds is not something that really happens, right? Well, one Canadian did it and even came pretty close to getting away. 

A police officer in Port Moody, British Columbia, crashed his cruiser Wednesday afternoon after chasing a Ferrari on the Barnet Highway. The officer noticed the red Ferrari driving erratically and dangerously fast. After taking chase and while trying to close the distance between him and the Ferrari, the officer lost control of his cruiser and sideswiped a van.  No one was hurt in the crash.  

Although the Ferrari was able to get away, the driver has since been identified and the investigation is continuing.

Police car crashes during Ferrari chase

What normally happens in real life: 

An Oregon trooper pulled over six exotic sports cars driving well over the speed limit on Thursday. The best part is he was able to pull them all over at the same time. The cars included a Gallardo, F430, NSX, 599 GTB, F40, and another not-pictured Ferrari. Senior Trooper David Peterson cited all the drivers for Speed Racing. (Take notice of the personalized plates)

[via AutoEvolution and Salem News]

Police nab exotics

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 4/24/2009 at 7:58 AM
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Categories: Acura | Ferrari | Lamborghini
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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 by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 3/16/2009 at 4:08 AM
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