Ferrari 812 Superfast – the latest (and greatest?)

Ferrari 812 SUPERFAST

Today Ferrari announced their latest release, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, and it sure does look super fast. With 789 bhp and 530 ft.-lb. of torque, linked to a dual clutch gearbox, the 6.5 liter V12 can propel the car to 60 in 2.9 seconds, and a kinda ridiculous top speed of 212. mph.

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This will be the first Ferrari with electric steering, which has me a little worried, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see the reviews to find out if they’ve mastered the art of feel through the new system.

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There’s a bunch of active management going on with the airflow, with various flaps controlled automatically to address the cars and to keep it firmly stuck to the road, no matter what the speed.

Ferrari 812 Superfast interior

The car has the typical stylish Ferrari interior, with the huge metal gear shifters, and all of the controls housed on the multi-function steering wheel.

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I guess the only thing left to say is pretty obvious – I want one!

Aston Martin DB11

Quick update: If you want to read an Aston customer review, this is the best I’ve found

I was going to wax lyrical about the sound of a (any) Aston Martin but then they kindly put out a video so I don’t have to. If you’re in any doubt, I want one of these cars.

The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.

Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world.  DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that DB11 combines both exceptional design with the latest technology throughout. A brand new bonded aluminium platform, clever aerodynamics, a new characterful twin-turbo V12 and class-leading infotainment systems are just a few aspects which make this the sports car that will proudly spearhead Aston Martin’s second century plan.”

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Aston Martin One-77

7.3 litre V12 with over 700 bhp, and as beautiful as any special Aston should be (inside and out). It costs well over  a million (in pounds and dollars) so if you want one, you better be rich already and be saving your pennies hard….

 

Car Dreaming

If you’re anything like me, you spend a large amount of time looking through the classifieds working out what car you would buy for a certain amount of money (or alternately how can you save enough to buy x). Current fascination is this Testarossa listed at Ferrari of Denver. Less than 10,000 miles on the clock, and less than $85k which includes having the recent engine out service to make sure everything is good. And you can pretend to be Sonny Crockett as well, which is of course priceless.

Ferrari Enzo Replacement Spy Photos


 Car and Driver has a spy shot of what is reported to be the new Enzo replacement. It’s been previously confirmed by the CEO to have a mid mounted V12 and “constructed using carbon fiber”.

Ferrari Enzo Replacement / F70 Spy Photos – Photo Gallery of Future Cars from Car and Driver – Car Images.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

It looks from the picture s coming out that Ferrari has another winner on it’s hands. The F12 Berlinetta is the new replacement for the 599 in the current line-up, and with 740bhp coming from a V12 engine, I can’t imagine being disappointed. It’s nice to see Ferrari can still design a good looking car.

If you can watch this video, and not want to save all your pennies to buy one, I suggest you see a doctor immediately

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Zagato

I wasn’t sure about the looks of this when the original car was so gorgeous anyway, but after watching this video and seeing some of the details, I’m a believer. It might also have something to do with the sound when it gets cranked over – that engine is something else…