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
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
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
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
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
Some pictures of a 2008 Ferrari F430 we’ll be testing in the next few weeks.
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
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
Autocar tried to put together the race everyone’s been waiting for, a HyperCar hybrid drag race between the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari at an airstrip, but with the Ferrari LaFerrari being a no show, they substituted in a Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The results were pretty much as expected and amazing to watch from the starting line as well as from a Drone as the Porsche 918 with it’s 875HP and AWD drive catapults ahead of the McLaren and Ducati. Shortly after the launch at around 130MPH the McLaren P1 with it’s superior power to weight ratio Read More
We has some time at The Collection in Coral Gables for an exclusive look at the all new 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale. Enjoy the pictures of the ultimate Ferrari track monster weighing in at 2,800 pounds with 600 plus horsepower.