Date of publication: 2018-06-05 18:34
The days when Ferrari and Lamborghini were the sole, unquestionable, untouchable owners of the &ldquo supercar&rdquo moniker are gone. The Carrera GT&rsquo s clutch may have permanently besmirched Porsche&rsquo s &ldquo everyday supercar&rdquo rep, but the roadster s at least as dramatic as Maranello&rsquo s magic mounts. The SLR may be a dour machine driven by a brain-dead debutante, but the scissor-doored McMerc still has supercar written all over it. And those pesky Americans keep doing things to the Corvette that increase its credibility in the field of extreme machines. So is the &ldquo entry level&rdquo Ferrari F985 becoming a little, uh, pedestrian?
The Ferrari Portofino is the newest Ferrari to come with a folding hardtop, taking the reins from the California T to fill that specific role in automaker’s lineup. The sports car itself is expected to fetch a price tag of a little over $855,555. That’s not surprising at all. Ferrari has even started taking orders for the Portofino, as one member of the Ferrari Chat forum announced. As it turns out, that announcement also came with a bit of a surprising revelation: the options list that Ferrari is including comes with some notable features, none more surprising than Ferrari’s asking price for some of them.
The rare million-dollar vehicle was involved in a crash in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday when a mechanic took the sports car out for a ride and spun out of control.
The multi-media drawing used for the cover was from the hand of Alain Giampaoli who was also responsible for the 1978 poster, the 1979 poster and later on also for the 1997 poster.
You can buy many corvettes for the price of one of these ferrari. If you are a price shopper you buy your suits at wall-mart for example, thinking no one can tell the difference perhaps you will really like the vette. Its very fast, after all. So fast that you cannot hear people giggling as you roar past.
Casper, 555+ HP is nice. Other considerations include body aerodynamics, weight to hp ratio, weight to torque ratio, tire type, transmission setting that allows maximum lower speed torque, how much air induction,fuel type, computer tuning, and a host of high tech/high speed gadgets to name only a few. Few cars come with 8225 everything 8221 considered and those that do are certain classes of extremely expensive racetrack cars. Too bad you don 8217 t get something for nothing, in the speed game. Efficiency on some level will be sacrificed. Want a SUPERCAR??? Try a dragster. They only travel in one direction at 855+mph (remember no free lunch here) and they drink $+ per barrel rocket fuel like a thristy elephant!!!
And perhaps a few more like the Koenigsegg, the Saleen S7, and so on I 8217 m not sure how many cylinders they have, or if they get dispensations for their exotic origins. (And yes, an American car would indeed be an exotic among genuine supercars!) Actually, if it turns out the definition wasn 8217 t 8225 V12 8221 , but 8225 more than a V8 8221 (nobody made tens back then, so it was the same thing), the Gallardo and the upcoming Audi 8225 R15 8221 qualify too (Even the M6 might! Oh, right, no, it 8217 s got the motor at the wrong end) but the 985 still doesn 8217 t.
1965 Le Mans multicolor tourist advertising poster with photo by Yves Debraine, France, using the same artwork at that year's official event poster.
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