FXX-K is Ferrari’s newest research and developing programme focused on an experimental car based on Maranello’s first hybrid. The K stands for KERS kinetic energy recovery system used to maximize the performance on the rally roads. But this car is designed to break boundries, so it will never be used in competitions. It is a mixture of technological innovations that will guarentee an unique and unforgetable driving experience, though for pros only. Ferrari will start a special test programme over the next couple … continue reading
Everyone knows Ken Block and his drift videos called Gymkhana. The American has reached the 7th video in this series and although the car is totally different, the level of madness is even higher.
For Gymkhana 7, Ken Block replaced the Ford Fiesta used in the previous edition of the video, a car that made him famous. The supermini car was ditched in favor of a more classical american car, a ’65 Ford Mustang which went through a transformation: 4 wheel drive and 850 wild horses from his 6.7-liter Ford V8 that overflows from the hood. The location chosen was the City of Angels.
Each time we’re embracing new and exciting ways to entertain ourselves, this never-ending lust for adventure that we experience is quickly surprised by other breathtaking temptations. Thrill-seekers, prepare yourselves to shiver with brand new Electric Hydrofoiling Quadrofoil Watercraft! After several years of ‘prototype stage’, the actual version of Electric Hydrofoiling Quadrofoil Watercraft is capable now of carrying two adults and reaches a top cruising speed up to 40 km/h and a range of up to 100 km on a single charge, which takes about 2 hours … continue reading
I know you have a hard time placing the steamy experience of saunas apart from a spa or a resort. But when your Finnish host invites you to sauna, you should know this is the casual way to introduce you into the Finnish culture. As long as the ‘land of a thousand lakes’ has crossed saunas with its national culture, why not create a vessel especially equipped with a room that can reach a temperature as high as 90 degrees Celsius to sail … continue reading
Concepts, limited editions cars, individual models, these are what car fans come to see at auto hows. For example the Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina was one of the main attractions at Geneva Motor Show 2013, leaving car enthusiasts breathless with its slick and beautiful design. Sergio Pininfarina, who died in 2012, was one of Italy’s most important and most prolific automotive designer known for designing the elegant bodies of some of the most popular cars ever made by Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Masserati. … continue reading
Can we imagine a world without cars? At a first glance, this seems a rather simple task and we are tempted to answer “yes, this would not be so difficult”. But at a closer look, we can easily see that cars are so thoroughly imbued in our culture, that we can almost say that they are, if not some “floating signifiers”, then, for sure, they have a crucial symbolic value, not just a mere utility meaning. And who else, better understood that, than the world of cinema. The world of cinema, of “simulacra and simulations”, fully contributed to this symbolic capital that we are often investing in cars.
For all you thrill-takers who urge the driving experience of your lifetime, but can’t afford a Ferrari or a Porsche, we rounded up 5 of the best experienced driving courses. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, these packages offer the opportunity of driving exotic cars, pushing them to the limits thus living your automotive fantasy. From the desert of Las Vegas to a remote ski resort in Finland only 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, you will take part to the most precise training methods and techniques available. Some are offered by well known exotic car manufacturers while others by race drivers who will teach how to tame the car of your dreams. Let the battle of the engines begin.
Ferrari just celebrated 60 years since they began selling cars on American soil, and to top all off they decided to unveil the F60 America this past weekend , a super-roadster based on the platform of F12 Berlinetta and offered exclusively to American customers. The engine and technical specs remain the same, so you get a “standard” 6.3-liter V12 delivering 740 horsepower to the rear wheels and 690 Nm via an automatic 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that launches from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds.