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  • Cops recover $2.2 million Ferrari stolen during test drive, release photo of suspect

    05/16/2019 5:25:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 35 replies ^ | May 15, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    Police in Germany have recovered a Ferrari worth millions that was stolen during a test drive on Monday and are on the lookout for the suspected thief. The man reportedly spent several weeks communicating with the classic car dealer in Dusseldorf before coming to the showroom to take the 1985 288 GTO for a spin. A salesman went with him, and when he got out of the car to take over the wheel in nearby Neuss the customer pulled away at a rapid pace. On Wednesday, police confirmed that the car had been recovered in a garage in the city...
  • Florida Man Says 'Jesus Told Me To" After Driving Ferrari Into Water

    03/22/2019 1:01:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | By RJ Johnson
    Palm Beach Police say a man who who drove a Ferrari into the Palm Beach Inlet last December did so because he claimed "Jesus told me to..." James Mucciaccio, 48, was removing items from his Ferrari while parked on a public dock Dec. 26 when an officer approached him, asking what he was doing. He told the officer that a friend of his told him to park on the dock so he could be picked up by boat. When the officer told him he couldn't park there, Mucciaccio apologized, and retreated to the vehicle to retrieve his driver's license. In...
  • Analysis: Why the evidence still puts Ferrari comfortably ahead of Mercedes.

    03/03/2019 1:04:47 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    ESPN F1 Corner ^ | 2/2/2019 | Laurence Edmunson, F1 Editor
    MONTMELO, Spain -- After 64 hours of track time spread over eight days at the Circuit de Catalunya, Ferrari and Mercedes were split by just 0.003 seconds on the final day of preseason testing. That is a remarkably small margin when you consider there has been a significant regulation change and a full winter of development since the two rivals last met on track, but look beyond the headline-grabbing times and the evidence suggests it is last year's runner up Ferrari that has moved ahead. EDITOR'S PICKS Lewis fears Ferrari's advantage over Mercedes is 0.5s a lap With just two...
  • Fantastico! 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Sells for $7.6 Million

    01/24/2019 8:14:06 PM PST · by zeestephen · 39 replies
    Automobile ^ | 23 January 2019 | Rory Jurnecka - Evan Klein
    Gooding & Company beat out rivals RM Sotheby's and Bonhams with a 2019 Scottsdale gross of $48.2 million, led by its six top-selling Ferraris....The top seller on the day was the much-heralded 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB at $7,595,000. The steel-bodied, dual-purpose street and track car is one of just 166 built and one of just 77 second-series cars trimmed to roadgoing spec. The winning bid was right in the middle of Gooding's presale estimate.
  • Sergio Marchionne, the CEO who saved Fiat and Chrysler, dies at 66.

    07/25/2018 4:00:52 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 25, 2018: 6:49 AM ET | Jackie Wattles, Chris Isidore and Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Auto legend Sergio Marchionne, the charismatic executive who turned Fiat and Chrysler around before combining the companies as a profitable business, died Wednesday. He was 66. "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," John Elkann, a member of Fiat's founding Agnelli family, said in a statement.
  • The most difficult letter I have ever had to write': Chrysler told Sergio Marchionne

    07/22/2018 9:08:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 22 July 2018 | Phil LeBeau,Javier E. David
    In a statement Saturday, he said, "I am profoundly saddened to learn of Sergio’s state of health. It is a situation that was unthinkable until a few hours ago, and one that leaves us all with a real sense of injustice. ..At his side, the reports said, were his two sons and his partner of several years, Manuela Battezzato, who works in FCA communications.
  • Ferrari Is Planning to Bring an Electric Supercar to Market

    01/17/2018 12:01:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 16, 2018 | KIRSTEN KOROSEC
    Ferrari will make a battery-electric supercar to snatch some market share and attention away from Tesla, the dominant player in the luxury electric vehicle industry, CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Italian race car brand’s move towards electrification signals a shift not just for the company, but for Marchionne, who also heads Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Marchionne also confirmed plans to bring a Ferrari SUV to market by late 2019 or 2020, Bloomberg reported. Reports of a Ferrari SUV first arose in August. There are scant details on this impending electric...
  • Ferrari owner’s $260K disaster: New car goes ‘airborne,’ bursts into flames within 1 hour

    07/28/2017 1:22:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    The proud British owner of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia had one hour to enjoy his $260,000 luxury vehicle this week before it was turned into a flaming pile of twisted metal. South Yorkshire Police responding to an accident on Thursday found themselves staring at the charred remains of a black Ferrari and the owner — miraculously alive with a few cuts and bruises — in a local field.
  • FLOTUS-2-FLOTUS: Gender Inequality – It’s More Than Just Equal Pay For Equal Work

    05/31/2017 3:43:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-31-17 | MOTUS
    Ex-president Obama was right all along about gender inequality: Both these women have held the same job, and both have received the same pay (nothing) and yet…clearly life is unfair. I guess I can see how such inequality could lead to instability, violence, terrorism even. Today’s reflection compliments of Donnie, one of our regular irregulars.
  • Trump's Old Ferrari Auctioned For $270,000

    04/04/2017 3:36:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 3, 2017 | Shreesha Ghosh
    President Donald Trump’s 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe was sold at an "Auctions America" event in Florida Saturday for a private sale at a record $270,000. Trump purchased the Ferrari about 10 years ago and owned it for four years, however did not drive it much. In 2011 he sold it with fewer than 2,400 miles on it.
  • Why Are Ferraris the Most Collectible Supercar?

    09/12/2016 5:51:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 12 Sep, 2016
    1958 Ferrari 250 Testarossa. (National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Aston Martin has been making sportscars for longer, Porsche has won Le Mans more times, Lamborghini is credited with inventing the concept of the supercar, and Mercedes-Benz is credited with inventing the car itself. Yet when it comes to classic car desirability, nothing tops Ferrari. Of the 10 most expensive cars ever to fall under the auctioneer’s hammer, nine are Ferraris. In fact, cars carrying the prancing horse badge make up 22 of the top 30. The Ferrari 250 GTO is currently the most expensive car ever sold at auction going...
  • Driver Backs Into $290K Ferrari While Parking

    08/08/2016 9:02:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    The Ferrari 458 lists for more than $290,000 and tops out at over 200 mphOne driver may be giving her insurance company an expensive bill after she accidentally backed into a nearly $300,000 Ferrari while attempting to parallel park outside a Virginia coffeehouse. Video being shared online showed the aftermath of the Saturday accident in Great Falls, Virginia. It showed the rear of the woman's Mercedes convertible
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Vanity - Red cars and glorious sounds

    05/08/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 34 replies
    Yeah, OK, it's a gasoline commercial, but the video is in HD and the sound is spine-tingling. Turn it up.
  • New Ferrari 488 Earns First WeatherTech Championship Pole (New Battle Between Ford And Ferrari)

    05/01/2016 9:54:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    IMSA ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | International Motor Sports Assoc.
    Fifty years ago, Ferrari and Ford engaged in an epic battle for sports car racing supremacy. In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a new chapter in the storied battle began. The No. 68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE in the hands of Daniel Serra knocked the No. 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe off the class pole position on his final lap to secure the top starting spot in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Sunday’s two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.
  • Groom Crashes Ferrari on Wedding Day

    04/19/2016 2:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Accidently steps on the acceleratorA British groom crashed a rented Ferrari into his friend’s home in Lancashire on his wedding day. Riding with his bride, the man crashed the $342,000 Ferrari 458 Spider after his foot slipped onto the accelerator, reported The Daily Mail. He now faces an insurance cost of $28,000. Neither of them were hurt in the incident, however.
  • We drove the car that Ferrari is counting on for its future

    04/10/2016 2:36:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Matthew DeBord
    In 2014, my son, James, and I drove up to Watkins Glen International, a storied racetrack, to watch a Ferrari race. We did not, however, make the drive in a Ferrari. Last year, Ferrari kindly lent us a California T, the company's "entry-level" car — its base price is $198,000 — to make a sort of return visit. The Cali T is now an important vehicle for the prancing stallion now that it's a public company and need to grow beyond its current 7,000-cars-per-year in sales. At the New York Stock Exchange in 2015, when Ferrari — ticker symbol RACE...
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas

    03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson
    Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.
  • Video: Speeding Ferrari splits into half after hitting lamppost; 4 Dead (Canadian Boxer in Dubai)

    03/07/2016 11:43:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 07, 2016
    ‘Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won’t speed ;)’ This was the last message posted by Toronto-based boxer Cody Nixon, posing with a yellow Ferrari, before that fateful crash that killed the Canadian national in a high-speed crash with three others. According to Dubai Police, the rented supercar rammed into a lamppost and split into two in the neigbhourhood of Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Three Europeans and a Canadian were killed when their rented Ferrari rammed into a power pole and split into two in a high-speed crash in Dubai on Sunday. The three Europeans, including...
  • Ferruccio Lamborghini Fixed His Hated Ferrari With A Clutch From A Tractor

    02/17/2016 5:32:54 PM PST · by golux · 48 replies
    JALOPNIK ^ | 16.02.17 | Máté Petrány
    This is the Lamborghini story like you’ve never heard it before: from the son of Ferruccio, Tonino Lamborghini, the kid sitting at the dinner table. If you’re in the Bologna area, you must visit the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum. It was set up by Ferruccio’s son, who started collecting his father’s tractors and cars back in the day despite the fact that his old man thought he should be working instead of collecting old stuff. But as more and more vehicles ended up in the warehouse, Ferruccio started to spend more time in there as well, smoking cigarettes and enjoying the...