Koenigsegg Agera Takes on All-Comers at VMAX200

May 11th, 2015

Take a gander at this Swedish supercar as it tows the line against a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and finally against a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The VMAX200 Hypermax, held on a private runway near London, England, is a top speed driving event geared towards the world’s most exotic automobiles. Over a billion dollars worth of rolling-stock regularly participates in this contest that tries the limitations of sports cars such as the McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg CCX, as well as various Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini models. The Koenigsegg Agera N, shown in this video, has been modified from stock. It features Read More

McLaren 650S Spanks Ferrari 458

May 4th, 2015

Watch as this blue McLaren 650S embarrasses a yellow Ferrari 458 during the Gran Turismo event in Slovakia. If you pay attention, you will notice the driver of the Ferrari trying to distract onlookers with his own version of the “gun show”. That doesn’t keep him from getting “rocked with a body-shot” as the 650S pulls farther and farther out in front. The recently introduced 650S is a more economical version of the iconic McLaren 12C. A 641-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, mated with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, is at the heart of this predatory beast. It can Read More

McLaren P1 and Ferrari 458 at Palm Beach International Raceway for Capristo Day

April 22nd, 2015

We were invited by Capristo Exhaust to attend an open track day at Palm Beach International Raceway where a great line up exotics attended and were lapping the road course all day long.   While it was great to see a great mix of South Florida exotics attending, including multiple Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens, there was one car that stood out from the rest. The surprise attendee was one of the 3 current HyperCars, a silver McLaren P1 with its 903HP hybrid drivetrain, 7 speed DCT and active aero systems . After putting the P1 into full race mode, the rear wing Read More

Ferrari 458 Spider vs. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale Roll Racing

April 20th, 2015

This is the automotive equivalent of an Italian civil war. Take a look at this rolling closed track race between a 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider and a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. The two supercars are nearly the exact same color. In short, they look alike, sound alike; they even have a similar power-to-weight-ratio. The Ferrari is equipped with a direct fuel injected and naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 that cranks out 596-horsepower at a whopping 9,000 RPMs. The Lambo uses a much larger 5.2-liter V10 to extrapolate 570-horsepower at 8,000 RPMs. Both cars are electronically relegated to a Read More

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Launch Control Demo and 1/4-Mile Drag Racing Run

April 10th, 2015

Take a gander at this Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as it puts down an 11.20-second run at 129 mph. I might mention that it also looks great doing so. It should, with a price tag of just under $325,000 U.S. dollars, it should almost come with its own drag strip. As you can tell, it would not take a lot of racing prowess to get this car down into the 10-second range; maybe even better. The motivating force for this Italian beauty is a 6.3-liter V12 engine that sends 730-horsepower through a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and to the rear-wheels. Although Read More

Ferrari LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

March 30th, 2015

An abandoned airstrip makes the perfect backdrop for this quarter-mile challenge between two of the most advanced sports cars in the world. The Ferrari reputation for performance and style is legendary and the Bugatti has laid claim to at least a portion of the world record for top speed from a production car. Watch as these two beauties, one Italian and the other French, slug it out on the tarmac. With a sticker price of nearly $1.5-million, the LaFerrari is custom made to fit its owner precisely. Add a 949-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 hybrid-engine configuration, an autoshift manual transmission with overdrive, Read More

Ferrari 458 Spider Remote Control Exhaust Valve Demonstration

March 12th, 2015

We recently had some time with a 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider and installed a system that allows us to open and close the exhaust valves using a remote control key fob.   The stock Ferrari 458 exhaust system is very quiet at idle and under light load,  only opening up after a certain RPM which really dulls down the Ferrari driving experience. Take a look at the video below demonstrating the sound with the exhaust system open and closed with some light engine revving as well.  This is just a first round of modifications to this Ferrari, we’ll be adding some racing headers Read More

Ferrari F430 Spider Gallery

March 8th, 2015

Some pictures of a 2008 Ferrari F430 we’ll be testing in the next few weeks.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs McLaren MP4-12C Drag and Roll Racing

March 5th, 2015

We’ve got some great drag and roll racing action from a private track rental setup by ADV.1 at Palm Beach International Raceway with an ultimate super car matchup between a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a McLaren MP4-12C. The Ferrari F12 is powered by a screaming 6.3L V12 with 730HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission.  The Ferrari was equipped with a Capristo exhaust system and a set of custom ADV.1 wheels with 22×13 in the rear with 335/25/22 Pirelli P-Zero Tires. The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo tuned by AMS Alpha Performance bumping up the power from 616 HP Read More

Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari F12 Drag Racing 1/4 Mile

March 5th, 2015

We attended a private track rental put on by ADV1 at Palm Beach International Raceway where we setup a race between the Tesla Model S P85D and their Ferrari F12.  Could the 691HP Tesla Model S P85D use it’s all wheel drive advantage to hold off the 730HP V12 powered, rear wheel drive Ferrari F12 down the 1/4 mile? While the Tesla pulled a great reaction time of .06,  continued on with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.1 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 11.6 @ 115 MPH, it wasn’t enough to fend off the Ferrari.  The Ferrari F12 came on very strong and won by .52 seconds Read More