It's only one race into the 2014 Formula One season
, and if you're interested in knowing more about this world of specialized racing cars, there was a roundup of documentaries on Reddit last year
. While the links are all dead, it's a handy guide to films you can find online. For your viewing pleasure... [more inside]
"If your $257,000 Ferrari
is parked in the valet zone of The Mercer Hotel in SoHo and a cop starts writing your ass a ticket
for being parked in the valet zone, you should just take the ticket, drive your car to a $75-a-day parking garage (and that's probably the cheapest parking garage in that neighborhood)" ... [more inside]
In March, a young, male driver crashed a Ferrari in snowy conditions, killing himself and wounding the two female passengers. The Beijing Evening News posted a short story, complete with a picture of the wrecked car, but deleted it a short time later
. A new story was put up a short time later, apparently without the picture of the wrecked car, but terms related to the crash were blocked from the micro-blogging site Sina Weibo
(blocking on Weibo, previously
). The news of the crash, and the subsequent (partial) cover-up were further marks against the Rich2G, the second generation of China’s moneyed class
. More recently, Ferrari held an event to celebrate twenty years of the luxury car maker in China, spending $12,670 to rent a section (and drive a special edition "Marco Polo Red" 458 Italia)
on top of the City Wall of Nanjing
. The driver was caught on film driving tight circles on the ancient wall
, leaving tire marks and further souring the public against Ferrari in specific, and the wealthy at large
. [more inside]
"Flashy sports cars valued at as much as $4 million became a mangled mess in a matter of minutes on Sunday when a Ferrari leading a pack of exotic sports cars on a trip from Japan’s southern island of Kyushu to Hiroshima skidded as it tried to change lanes.
In honour of Chinese jade hitting $3,000
an ounce, a quick context of what one ounce buys...
What do you do if you like the sound of a Ferrari, but you can't afford to buy one?
Pierre Scerri of Avignon, France loved the sound of the Ferrari 312PB
, but he couldn't afford to purchase one. Pierre did what all of us would do, he started to build it, from scratch, from raw materials...
Fifteen years and 20,000 hours later, he had this.
If I was short, really, really short, I would want this car!
Hey, you got your 2CV in my F355! Oh, yeah? You got your F355 in my 2CV
"While we are generally horrified by monstrosities in the case of human beings, we love them in fruit" - Giovanni Battista Ferrari
" of the blood orange and the cure for scurvy
in Ferrari's book Hesperides sive de Malorum Aureorum cultura
(1646) are based on close collaboration with Cassiano dal Pozzo and his Paper Museum, called one man's project to "commission drawings of all known antiquities
, and to attempt to systematically categorize this vast repertory of visual images." [more inside]
Tip-Tip-Top of the Line
It's pretty sad when $255,000 and 3.7 seconds for 0 to 62 is the bottom of the heap. That's the Ferrari Fiorano
, joined in its exclusive club by such beauties as the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
($319K, 3.4 sec). The group is led by the amazing Bugatti Beyron
, which clocks the 0 to 62 in an astonishing 2.5 seconds and hits 188 mph in only 17 seconds; the damage: only $1.4 million. Here are more pix and models
, just in case you haven't drooled enough.
Fast cars, elderly terrorists, the swedish mafia, and video games.
Remember the Gizmondo
? So, let's just say that the swedish mafia decided to scam a bunch of investors by creating a largely imaginary game device. Pretty good plan, eh? Well, it is until you crash your rare, $1million Ferrari
into the side of the road. But, don't worry, the anti-terrorist branch of your local elderly transport service will save
you! Confused? Here's the flow chart.
Students shape Ferrari's future
- The 4 winners of the Ferrari design competition have been announced. If these designs are anything to go by, there are exciting times ahead.
Now if I could only win the lottery so I could afford one of these...
"On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive him at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. [...] Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground until a DVD release a few years ago."
Coral cache quicktime here
"The beauty of an exotic is felt most when they are spotted on the streets, side-by-side with regular cars. . .Unfortunately, spotting an exotic is a rare occurrence. That's why this site brings together hundreds of exotic sightings from all over the world."
[via mediareport posting on metachat]
The pinacle of automobile racing now provides technology for your feet. Pininfarina
designed Scuderia Ferrari replica shoe
based on their Formula One cars, made by Fila is here. "The 3 Action system provides superior cushioning and the Speed Tech shank offers maximum responsiveness, stability and torsion control. And, so that you may choose your path, the racing tire-inspired outsole provides maximum traction on every surface."
Ferrari has the title back in Maranello after 21 years.
Michael Schumacher wins Suzuka and his third driver's championship. (More Here