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Ferrari F40 & Porsche 959 Rekindle Rivalry On The Auction Block 22
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Concorso d'Eleganza, Ferrari, Ferrari F40, porsche, Porsche 959 on 04 22nd, 2017


Few rivalries are quite as legendary as Ferrari and Porsche. Most of the two companies' models don't actually compete that directly on the marketplace today – top-of-the-line 911s barely reaching 488 GTB territory – but their flagship supercars have been at each other's throats for decades.
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Here Are 5 Supercar Pickups That Will Never Happen 28
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, mclaren, McLaren P1, mercedes, Mercedes SLR McLaren, nissan, nissan gt-r, Renderings on 02 28th, 2017


For most automakers, diversifying their product lineup means tackling new car segments, but how would you feel if Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and others would decide go bat-crazy and enter the pickup truck market?
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Bliss Or Blasphemy: What’s Your Take On This Ferrari F40 Pickup? 14
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Renderings on 02 14th, 2017


We can't help but chuckle whenever we see a rendering of some car or another virtually transformed into a pickup. So we end up chuckling a lot around the Carscoops bullpen. We're not quite sure how to react to this one, though.
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Bliss Or Blasphemy: What’s Your Take On This Ferrari F40 Pickup? 14
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Renderings on 02 14th, 2017


We can't help but chuckle whenever we see a rendering of some car or another virtually transformed into a pickup. So we end up chuckling a lot around the Carscoops bullpen. We're not quite sure how to react to this one, though.
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Eric Clapton’s Ferrari F40 Could Be Yours For $1 Million 22
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in celebrities, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari F40, used cars on 01 22nd, 2017


With apologies to the F50, Enzo, and LaFerrari, the Ferrari F40 is still considered by many to be the ultimate Ferrari supercar. And with 1,311 made, there's always one coming up for grabs. But this one is more special than most.
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Would You Pay $13,000 For This Pontiac Fiero-Based Ferrari F40 Replica? 5
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Galleries, Pontiac, Pontiac Fiero, Replica, used cars on 01 5th, 2017


A Ferrari F40 replica is not exactly automotive royalty, but then again, it's not supposed to be.
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Ferrari F40 Hits The Auction Block Without Reserve 25
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari F40, used cars on 11 25th, 2016


The last Ferrari produced while its founder was still alive, the Ferrari F40 was the first production vehicle to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier, and it became a landmark for the Maranello-based company.
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Ferrari F40 Hits The Auction Block Without Reserve 25
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in auction, Classics, Ferrari, Ferrari F40, used cars on 11 25th, 2016


The last Ferrari produced while its founder was still alive, the Ferrari F40 was the first production vehicle to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier, and it became a landmark for the Maranello-based company.
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Jay Leno Drives The Iconic Ferrari F40 With David Lee 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Ferrari-Videos, Jay Leno, video on 11 19th, 2016


Throughout its 70 year history, Ferrari has produced some of the world's finest cars and while it's impossible to pinpoint one as the very best, the F40 is surely among the greatest.
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Ferrari’s International Cavalcade Brings Together Around 70 Supercars To Japan 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ferrari, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari F40, Ferrari LaFerrari, japan on 11 12th, 2016


Ferrari will host their 2016 International Cavalcade, a supercar gathering and 'rally', in Japan.
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Ferrari’s Fab Five Brought To The Racetrack By Jay Leno 7
Nov
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Ferrari, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ferrari-Videos, video on 11 7th, 2016


The last time we saw Ferrari's "specials" was great, if not for the fact that the latest model was missing. Not that we were complaining, but it would be nice to have the LaFerrari along, too.
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Ferrari F40 Strikes A Pose With HRE Wheels 25
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Galleries, HRE, tuning, Wheels on 10 25th, 2016


There are few cars held in as high regard as the Ferrari F40, one of the finest to ever wear the Prancing Horse.
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Ferrari P@rn: 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo Driven Back-To-Back 19
Oct
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Ferrari, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, Ferrari-Videos, video on 10 19th, 2016


One poor soul drove this quartet Maranello when he was about to take delivery of his new LaFerrari; another had the chance to get behind the wheels of each and every one of them on the same day. We envy both.
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Five Turbocharged V8 Ferraris That Preceeded The GTC4 Lusso T 3
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ferrari, Ferrari 488, Ferrari California T, Ferrari F40, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Spotlight on 10 3rd, 2016


Ferrari rolled out the GTC4 Lusso T just a few days ago, packing a smaller engine and two fewer driven wheels than the range topping shooting brake. But it’s not the first turbocharged Prancing Horse. Not by a long shot.

The House That Enzo Built introduced its first turbocharged engine back in 1981 for Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi to drive in the Formula 1 World Championship, winning two races before taking back-to-back titles, and in the three and a half decades since, it has developed a succession of turbo V8 road cars available to customers.

Following a 22-year gap in Ferrari’s turbo development, forced induction is now back in Maranello. And downsized though the engines may be, it’s back in a big way. Scroll on down for a brief history of Ferrari’s turbocharged V8 supercars.

208 GTB Turbo


Following the rollout of the 126CK with its turbocharged V6 the previous year, Ferrari extended its new forced-induction technology to the road with the introduction of the 208 GTB and GTS Turbo in 1982. The 208 was based on the 308 launched in 1975, which in turn replaced the six-cylinder Dino 246, and kicked off a string of mid-engined, eight-cylinder models that continues today with the 488. When local taxes heavily penalized cars with engines displacing more than two liters, Ferrari introduced the 208 version in 1980 with a downsized V8 that came in below the cap, but only produced 153 horsepower. With a single turbocharger, the factory increased output to 217, exceeding the cavallino-count of all previous versions save for the final Quattrovalvole version that debuted the same year.

When the 308 range was replaced by the updated 328 (pictured) at the end of ’85, a new GTB Turbo and targa-topped GTS Turbo were offered, employing the same engine to produce 251 hp, coming within spitting distance of the naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V8 and its 270 hp.

288 GTO


More impressive (and more fondly remembered) was the 288 GTO. Widely regarded as the first of Ferrari’s flagship supercars, the 288 was also based on the 308, but this time it applied two turbochargers (not just one) and to the larger 2.9-liter V8 engine. This time output rose to a massive 400 hp, helping the GTO sprint to 60 in five seconds flat. A later Evoluzione version was said to produce as much as 600 hp – unheard of at the time. Maranello developed and homologated the 288 to compete under the FIA’s Group B regulations, but the class was unfortunately eliminated before the GTO ever got to compete.

F40


As disappointed as they must have been in Maranello at the Group B’s demise, Ferrari used the 288 program as a starting point for what could be described as the most iconic of Ferrari supercars of all time: the legendary F40. It wore fresh bodywork fashioned from carbon, Kevlar, and aluminum, punctured by myriad NACA ducts and capped by that signature handlebar rear wing. But underneath was the same basic engine as the GTO, kicking out 471 hp – more than twice what the 208 GTB Turbo offered. Embraced by even the most ardent advocates of analog performance in a digital age, the twin-turbocharged F40 was ultimately succeeded by the naturally aspirated, twelve-cylinder F50.

California T


It would take 22 years for Ferrari to come out with another turbocharged model after the discontinuation of the F40 in 1992 until the launch of the California T in 2014, taking the very different form of a cabriolet with a folding hardtop. Replacing the California and its 4.3-liter atmospheric V8, the California T packed a slightly smaller unit displacing 3.9 liters, but still (like the F40) with eight cylinders and a pair of turbochargers. As a result, output increased significantly from 453 hp to 552 and even more impressively from 358 lb-ft of torque to 557. The six-speed manual option disappeared in the process, offering only the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that debuted on the California four years prior.

488 GTB


Evidently admiring its own work on the California T, Ferrari flipped the engine around and placed it in a revised version of the 458 Italia that it dubbed the 488 GTB. While it was at it, the engineers in Maranello also increased output to 661 hp and 561 lb-ft, eclipsing the California T and the F40 that was the last mid-engined turbocharged Ferrari before it. (With the arrival of the Spider version, the 488 became the first turbo Ferrari to offer multiple bodystyles since the GTB/GTS Turbo.) The result was a Fiorano lap time of 1:23 flat, making this the fastest eight-cylinder Ferrari ever to lap the company’s on-site test track, coming in behind only the twelve-cylinder F12 Berlinetta, F12 TDF and LaFerrari.

GTC4 Lusso T


Where the California T and 488 replaced (relatively) larger V8s with smaller turbocharged ones, the GTC4 Lusso T has stripped away far more. In its latest form, Maranello’s largest model does away with the top version’s innovative all-wheel drive system, drops four cylinders and gives up 2.4 liters of displacement – enough to power a small family car – and seeks to replace them with a pair of turbochargers. That same award-winning 3.9-liter V8 here produces 602 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque, splitting the difference between the versions found in the California T and 488, giving up just 79 hp compared to the twelve-cylinder GTC4 Lusso, but gaining 47 lb-ft of torque to compensate.

As a result, it’s said to lose just 0.1 seconds off the V12 model’s 0-60 time, which is as solid a case for downsizing and turbocharging as we’ve ever seen. Those more enamored of unadultered V12 power, though, will take solace in knowing that the F12 and its successors are slated to stick with twelve naturally aspirated cylinders for as long as Ferrari can hold on.



Ferrari F40 Destroyed By Fire After Recent Restoration 29
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Ferrari, Ferrari F40, Offbeat News on 09 29th, 2016


A Ferrari F40 has been destroyed by fire in the United Kingdom just after a comprehensive restoration of the car was completed.
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