Insane Ferrari Enzo Dragster with Rolls-Royce Jet Engines, 650 km/h Top Speed


The cost of this? $90,000 Canadian (around US$69,000) to build. At one point money got so tight, the owner had to sell his Corvette. The price may seem steep but, compared to the million dollar Enzo, it’s a bargain. As for creature comforts you have to go without some of the more luxurious features in modern Ferraris, such as air conditioning, sat nav, cup holders and a door.

The power comes from two Rolls Royce jet engines, pushing the car to 295 km/h more than its road-going inspiration. It’s therefore fittingly named Insanity.

This car is the work of Ryan McQueen – a Canadian with absolutely no experience for the project at all.  After five years, this is the result. The car is now regularly shown at auto shows all around the States.

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Mercedes-Benz reverses onto Ferrari 458 Speciale

The driver of a Mercedes 380 SL has made a potentially costly mistake when she ended up reversing over the bonnet of a nearby $300,000 Ferrari while attempting a parallel park.

Footage of the accident in Great Falls, Virginia on Saturday, shows the red Mercedes wedged on top of the front of the luxury sports car.

When the driver tried to dislodge the Mercedes by accelerating forward, the car moved only slightly on the bonnet and seemed to further damage the Ferrari.

A passerby can be heard saying: “That’s a big, big problem over there.”

As a crowd of people started gathering around the accident, a man who appeared to be the owner of the Ferrari said: “Are you f#%^ing serious? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.”

The driver of the Mercedes, who was visibly shocked, got out of the car to talk to him, saying “Oh my god, I’m shaking”.

The incident took place during a weekly meet-up of car enthusiasts.

Photos from after the Mercedes was moved off from the Ferrari showed serious scratches across the Ferrari’s hood and bumper.

No one was hurt in the accident.

BMW M4 Crashes into Ferrari California in Lithuania


Photos of a bizarre crash in Lithuania involving a BMW M4 and a Ferrari California have surfaced on the internet. The incident took place in the center of Palanga last month, at the Kestutis Street. Details of the crash are vague but it appears the BMW t-boned the Ferrari from the right side before causing a scene in the small resort town.

The Ferrari is owned by local businessman Ugnius Kiguolis who at the time of the incident was having a casual Sunday afternoon drive on July 24. The Italian supercar sustained heavy damage on its right side where it was speared by the Sakhir Orange M4, the impact was so hard that it pushed the Ferrari over the alley and eventually hit the steel fence.


This collector is suing Ferrari because he can’t buy a LaFerrari Spider


Denial harmed his ‘reputation in the universe of Ferrari aficionados,’ which must be an interesting universe indeed

By the time we hear about the latest limited-production supercar, it is, as often as not, already sold out. A little disappointing, sure, but what are you going to do? Sue the company?

Yes, absolutely, you go right ahead and attempt to sue, at least if you’re Florida flea market emperor/noted Ferrari collector/onetime race driver Preston Henn.

Over the weekend, a Verified Complaint for Damages filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, appeared in our inbox. The document, which we’ve attached below, is a mini-drama in 20 parts; it outlines Henn’s history with the Ferrari brand stretching back to the Luigi Chinetti days and highlights his extensive Ferrari collection — including the 275GTB/C 6885 Speciale , which some (including, we’ll note, Mr. Henn) speculate may be the most valuable car in the world.

It details Henn’s desperate attempts to secure a LaFerrari Spider — including a $1,000,000 deposit check mailed directly to Sergio Marchionne, an interesting tactic to be sure — and Ferrari’s “demeaning” rejection.

You might think that being denied the opportunity to park a LaFerrari Spider next to the LaFerrari Coupe you already own would be reason enough to take Ferrari to court, but Henn boldly goes a step further: He’s hoping to pursue a defamation suit.

“The publication of the statement that Preston Henn is not qualified to purchase a LaFerrari Spider is an untrue statement which harms Henn’s reputation and holds him up to ridicule, disrespect and disrepute in his profession, trade, occupation, avocation, and among his friends and business and social associates,” the document continues. How much Henn is seeking from Ferrari remains unclear; all we know is that it is something “in excess of $75,000.”

But can any amount possibly right this wrong? Can it?!

We will note that, however all this shakes out, we wouldn’t have known about Henn’s failure to obtain a LaFerrari Spider (for whatever reason) without the existence of this suit, but now we do — with this in play, he has a sort of Streisand effect-like situation on his hands.

Mr. Henn has demanded a trial by jury regardless. Needless to say, we’ll be watching this one carefully — we’re not sure where, exactly, this suit is going, but punishing an automaker for exercising discretion in selling a highly sought, limited-edition product would be an odd precedent to set.


1 of 3 Nero DS Opaco Ferrari LaFerrari Bound for Mecum Auctions


A rather special Ferrari LaFerrari is headed for auction during this year’s Monterey Car Week. This one of 3 2014 Nero DS Opaco Ferrari LaFerrari has only 211 miles on the clock and could bring in an estimated $3.9 to $4.5 million dollars.

The 6.3-liter V12 powered LaFerrari with 949 hp has an all-black interior to match its original Nero DS Opaco paint job. As mentioned earlier, it’s one of three LaFerrari’s that are originally finished in type of matte black paint. Another feature that indicates this is not your ordinary Ferrari is the small emblem on the bottom of the steering wheel that reads ‘Cavallo Infernale’, which is Italian for the ‘infernal horse’ or ‘the horse from hell’.

The comprehensive options list shows a black leather and alcantara interior, black leather seats with red piping and stitching, a red stitched Ferrari horse in the seatbacks, red seat belts, black 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels shod with Pirelli P-Zero tires, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, F1 electronic traction control system and active aerodynamic features such as the adjustable spoiler and movable diffusor flaps. Is this the ultimate black prancing horse?

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How to own a special edition Ferrari


Somewhere in Britain, there’s a very happy and very proud car nut. This person, who wishes to remain anonymous, is the owner of the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale , a model built to his or her own vision by Maranello’s One-Off programme.

Based around the 458 Speciale’s underpinnings, this one-of-a-kind car, recently seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, has gone down a storm since it was first unveiled. Even Maranello is impressed with its own handiwork. “We think this is one of the best one-offs so far,” says Enrico Galliera, Ferrari’s commercial director. “The client came with a clear idea of what they wanted. That was one of the keys to the success of the project.”

Ferrari One-Off began a few years ago when Japanese Ferrari collector Junichiro Hiramatsu asked for something special to celebrate his history with the company. The result was the SP1, based on the F430, and the positive response convinced Ferrari that there was a market for such cars.

So how does one go about commissioning a bespoke Ferrari? Well, you don’t simply knock on Maranello’s door and brandish a blank cheque…


Be a devout Ferrari owner and enthusiast

No one can buy an invitation to participate in the One-Off programme and Ferrari doesn’t promote it. Instead, the company gauges the suitability of owners at events such as the Festival of Speed and its own special gatherings. A passion for all things Maranello is a given.

“It is something that develops from one-to-one contact,” says Galliera. “When we have in front of us a client who loves our special cars or is looking for something different, we might propose it. The selection of the clients is very important. We try to pick those who live and breathe Ferrari and appreciate how special a one-off car is.”

Be prepared to invest your time

Creating your own Ferrari can take between 18 and 24 months and includes regular consultations with the engineers and designers at Maranello. “It is like developing a house,” says Galliera. “If you change your mind several times, then it takes longer than expected. It also depends on how different the car is and how specific you are with your requests.

“The client has to come to Maranello to sit with our team quite frequently. It is a big investment in terms of time. They become like an employee of the company. They sit together with the designer and with the technical team. We receive input from the client if they have any ideas – so, for example, if they want to have a car inspired by an historical Ferrari, or by a racing car.

“We decide what kind of chassis they want to choose – 458, eight-cylinder, 12-cylinder, whatever – and then we come up with some design thoughts and show them some direction. From there is a series of meetings that take place, during which our design team is working with the client to take the direction they want to take.”

Don’t ask for pink…

Core mechanical components such as the engine and chassis remain standard, but everything around them can be changed. The 458 MM Speciale, for example, featured radically altered aerodynamics.

However, there are some things Ferrari won’t do, no matter how big a cheque is being offered. Galliera says: “It has to be consistent with our brand. So if someone asks us for a pink Ferrari, the answer is no. If they ask to have a hardcore racing GTC4 Lusso, the answer is no. If there is a specific request that we think is not fitting with the positioning of the car, it is not a matter of money; the answer is no. “This is first and foremost a Ferrari, which means that the performance cannot be compromised by the design.”

Be very patient

The One-Off programme will produce a maximum of three cars per year. Galliera says: “We have a big problem, which is that we are sold out until 2021. It has to remain something extremely limited. So even though we have a long list of clients, we are trying to cap it. And that’s the problem that we have so far: that we still have a lot of requests that we cannot satisfy. Raid your piggy bank

Galliera says: “The price depends on which chassis you are using and what kind of project you want, but the price can be around three million euros.”

Be prepared to drive it

Ferrari wants even the rarest of its cars to be used and enjoyed on the road. “Of course, we believe that our cars can live in a nice museum or a private collection, but we prefer every single car to be on the road,” says Galliera. “So whether we talk about the standard road cars or the One-Off projects, we tend to push our clients to bring their cars to life. It is really important.”

However, owners aren’t obliged to show off their cars at events like the Festival of Speed if they prefer greater privacy instead. “The visibility of the car very much depends on the client,” says Galliera. “We respect their wish. The only thing we ask is that they drive and enjoy the car.”


LaFerrari drops its top and looks better than ever


The Ferrari LaFerrari is officially topless and sold out. That’s right, the “limited-edition special series” open top LaFerrari is real, but there isn’t a chance in the world you could buy one of the 150 being built.

It’s a shame, too, because we think this version of the car looks decidedly handsomer than its coupe conterpart. Where the original LaFerrari was stunning in a sort of extreme and outlandish way, this car feels tidier, and dare we say elegant. For some reason, losing the roof of the LaFerrari has made all the difference.

This car is still without a name (though we’ve got good money on it being the LaFerrari Spider) or any in-depth technical specifications, but that information will be announced at the Paris International Motor Show. What Ferrari did say is that it will produce the same 950 hp that the coupe makes from the combination of its 6.3-liter V12 and electric motor.


Owners will have the option of a removable carbon fiber hard top, or a more traditional soft top. Ferrari has beefed up the chassis to try and retain the same torsional rigidity as the coupe. Just by looking at it, you can tell the aerodynamic profile has been changed. Ferrari claims that it produces the same coefficient of drag with the roof on or off.