[ad#Google Adsense]Do you remember me mentioning the Ferrari 250 GT being auctioned off last month? Most experts felt the movie car would bring in around $65,000, but boy were they wrong. The Ferrari 250 GT ended up selling for $122,000!
The dollar amount it fetched is truly impressive, considering flights were limited due to the volcanic ash. Therefore there were less bidders than was expected, yet enough were on tap to allow the 250 GT to soar to prices far above expectations. The winning bidder was an American, although I wonder if it will be brought back to the US or he was living in Europe at the time.
Wherever home is, time to hurry back to the garage, prop up the rear tires, throw it in reverse, and rollll that odometer back. Maybe next auction it would go for a higher price because of fewer miles and no one will notice a thing. 😉
Although not a true blue Ferrari 250 GT, it is the replica used on the set of the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The car will be going up for auction in Britain next month and expect to bring in close to $65,000 USD. Had the car been an actual Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California that amount would have been much higher, so the price point is being set only because the replica was used in a popular 80’s film.
Consider the fact that Ferrari only made 100 250 GT’s between 1958 and 1963. The Ferrari 250 series cars were also credited with inspiring Lamborghini to start making sports cars, originally a tractor manufacturer. The story goes that Ferrucio Lamborghini owned 3 Ferrari 250 series cars, but was unhappy with frequent clutch problems. So he complained to Enzo Ferrari, which in turn simply insulted Ferrucio. Ferrucio Lamborghini pledge to build a better GT car than Ferrari and thus the legends were born.
Is the world ready for another legendary Ferrari GTO? Doesn’t matter, your dreams are about to be overwhelmed with the vision of a 700 horsepower Ferrari monster, which goes by the name 599 GtO.
The 599 GTO is supposed to be the first real predecessor to the Ferrari 288 GTO made over 25 years ago. According to Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa, the 599 can now get it’s proper extreme treatment like only Ferrari can deliver. Originally the 599 was slated to be released as a GT car, but now expect nothing less than a road legal race car.
Power comes via an evo inspired 6 liter V12, capable of revving to 9000 rpm. With a freshly tweaked transmission the Ferrari 599 GTO is expected to do 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. My face just melted typing that last bit.
Now, go hang your panties on the furnace vent and enjoy the pics below.
The Ferrari California has met industry experts with mixed reviews, but one thing stands clear, it’s one beautiful piece of art work. Not to mention, it should be, at least with the cool price tag of $217,000.
Some argue that the new Ferrari California is a bit to feminine, it’s a dolled up version of the legendary Magnum PI brand Ferrari, the 308 GTS. Some truth to that, consider that the Ferrari California seats 4, is a hard top convertible, and even has enough room in the back for a baby seat. Granted it’s still a Ferrari, so a V8 under the hood and impeccable suspension means that it’s the sexiest chick car I’d drive.
I don’t know any females that are capable of handling a 460 horsepower V8 capable of 0-60 in 4 seconds? Do you? And even if said female could handle the power of the Ferrari California, would you want her steering $217,000 down the highway? Maybe for the target market, price is no object, so it makes a great gift for say one of Tiger Woods mistresses.
Ferrari California Pics
Is it possible for the renown super car maker Ferrari to produce a potent vehicle worthy to wear the Ferrari badge and get decent fuel mileage? According to Ferrari engineers they will be producing the 458 Italia, complete with a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and will do so at 17 mpg.
Take this announcement with a grain of salt, especially considering actual specs have yet to be released. Furthermore, the harder you stomp the right pedal the faster the fuel gauge drops, no matter the technology. I would think it would be pretty difficult to keep the foot off the go fast pedal in something as sleek and sexy as a Ferrari.
The Ferrari 458 Italia fuel efficient super car can be seen below. Image courtesy of Ferrari.
17 MPG Super Car