Ferrari LaFerrari – 2015

Ferrari LaFerrari - 2015

Type F150
Chassis n° ZFF76ZHB000206834

With a limited edition of just 499 cars, Ferrari’s technological tour de force was first introduced in 2013. Powered by a 950 bhp hybrid V12, the LaFerrari has a top speed of over 217 mph and can travel from 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds.

London Concours 2018
Class : Hyperfast
Honourable Artillery Company
London
England – United Kingdom
June 2018

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Maserati Quattroporte III 4,9-Litre – 1984

Maserati Quattroporte III 4,9-Litre - 1984

‘The Quattroporte is billed as the world’s fastest sedan. It is a highly refined automobile with a four-passenger cruising capability in excess of 100 mph, with enough attendant luxuries to compare favourably with non plus ultra of all luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz 600 and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.’ – Car & Driver.

Styled by Frua and introduced in 1963, the V8-powered Quattroporte was a landmark model for Maserati, being the Modena firm’s first four-door saloon and its first car of unitary construction. The Quattroporte was powered by a downsized – to 4,2 litres – version of the 5000GT’s four-cam V8, and beneath the skin featured independent front suspension and a De Dion rear axle, though the latter was replaced by a conventional elliptically sprung live axle in 1967. Car & Driver recorded a 0-100km/h time of 8.7 seconds and wound their Quattroporte up to 190 km/h, estimating that there was another 16 km/h still to come, all of which was some going for a fully-equipped four-seater weighing close to 2.000 kg.

The successor Quattroporte II deployed the V6 engine and front-wheel-drive package of the Citroën SM in a body by Bertone, but did not long survive Maserati’s take-over by Alessandro De Tomaso. Its successor – the Ital Design-styled Quattroporte III – arrived in 1978. Maserati V8 power was restored for this, the third of the line – the options being a 4,2 or a 4,9-litre unit – and the ‘III’ reverted to rear wheel drive using a lengthened Kyalami floor pan and all-independent suspension.

The Italian answer to Bentley – as its manufacturer’s publicity proudly claimed – the Maserati Quattroporte was one of the world’s fastest four-door saloons in its day. As Italy’s premier luxury car, the Quattroporte III was the choice of many wealthy Italian industrialists and celebrities, as well as the country’s president, Alessandro Pertini.

This automatic transmission model is one of only 1.821 Quattroporte IIIs built between 1978 and 1984, and was previously displayed at the Musée de l’Automobile in Reims, France. The car’s first owner was a well-known Bolognese entrepreneur and philanthropist, the second was a manufacturer in the fashion industry. The current (third) owner purchased the Maserati in Italy in April 2003 (at 84.000 kilometres), whereupon Candini, the Maserati specialist in Modena, carried out a full service. Finished in Blue Alfieri with Havana leather interior, this beautiful and collectible Maserati sports saloon is offered with Italian libretto, ASI paperwork, and its original Bologna registration plate from 1984.

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Sold for € 17.250
Estimated : € 20.000 – 30.000

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2017

Posted by Perico001 on 2017-02-21 11:00:24

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Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual-Cowl Sports Tourer 1933

Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual-Cowl Sports Tourer 1933

The following text is taken straight from:

omniumcars.com/cars/isotta-fraschini-tipo-8a-1933

Regarding the car pictured here.

The Birth of the Company
After years of successfully importing French vehicles to Italy, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini created the Isotta Fraschini Company in 1902. Their elegantly designed automobiles were popular with rich clientele in the rapidly evolving world-wide automobile market. Their creations were reliable, stylish, and quick. An Isotta Fraschini car won the t Targa Florio in 1908.

When Isotta Fraschini introduced the Tipo 8 in 1919, the firm had already established itself as the premier builder of luxury automobiles in Italy. Since the dawn of motoring, Isotta Fraschini had offered some of the most pioneering and prestigious examples of the automobile, and the new Tipo 8 would live up to its proud lineage. The Tipo 8 was, the first “production” inline eight-cylinder engine, a design that would the standard for high-performance luxury automobiles of the Classic Era.

In 1912 the Isotta Fraschini Company introduced a straight eight-cylinder engine but it would not go into production until 1919 after World War I when the company built aero engines. The eight-cylinder engine powered the Tipo 8, making it the first straight-eight cylinder engine to go into production. The 5.9-liter capacity engine could of produce 100 horsepower, an most noteworthy accomplishment at the time.

In the Twenties
The grand scale of the Tipo 8 was less essential by the 1920s, when advancements in engineering ensured that a smaller engines were capable of acceptable performance. Nevertheless, in cultivating its image as an exclusive builder of high-end luxury cars, Isotta Fraschini sought to maintain the massive size of its engines and chassis as well as the extravagant coachbuilt bodies to appeal to its very wealthy clientele. A major contributor to the long, stately lines of Isotta Fraschinis was the Tipo 8 chassis itself, with its impressive straight eight necessitating an exceptionally long hood. The coachwork near the scuttle was often aligned with the sizeable radiator, further contributing to the imposing lines and immense stature of the car. The cars were also highly stylized throughout, with many coachbuilders playing up the grand chassis with delightful touches such as intricately detailed brightwork, the finest auxiliary accessories available and bespoke options.

In 1924, the Tipo 8 chassis underwent a thorough redesign that improved the overall performance, created a more comfortable ride and helped to facilitate the larger, heavier bodies that were becoming increasingly fashionable by the mid 1920s. Engine capacity was increased to 7.3 liters, giving the vehicle between 110 and 120 horsepower depending on the configuration. The updated design was soon dubbed the Tipo 8A. The standard model sat atop a 145 inch wheelbase while a sportier version was fitted with a 134 inch wheelbase.

The North American market was especially important to Isotta Fraschini as many Americans were keen on cars that offered impressive outright performance yet still retained the ability to cruise effortlessly and majestically in the greatest of style. Isotta Fraschini built grand, dignified touring cars that could …

2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

860 bhp, 6,262 cc rear-mounted longitudinal 65-degree V-12 engine with Bosch Motronic ME7 electronic fuel injection, six-speed electro-hydraulic semi-automatic transmission, front and rear independent pushrod suspension with unequal length wishbones, coil-over springs, and manually adjustable telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.3 in.

•The first customer FXX produced
•Single ownership from new; used at only three Corse Clienti events
•Upgraded with the Evoluzione package by the factory
•One of Ferrari’s rarest and most exclusive automobiles; a track-day titan

The performance car industry was characterized in the mid-2000s by a supercar battle royale that raged between Europe’s most prestigious automotive manufacturers. Porsche’s Carrera GT, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren , and the Ferrari Enzo were all vying to be crowned king of the supercars. All three were capable of speeds over 200 mph and 0–60 times in the low three-second range, and they looked like nothing else on the road. Nevertheless, only one could be the best, and most agreed that the Enzo was the undisputed champion. As the Enzo was produced in lower numbers than both the Carrera GT and SLR McLaren and it boasted incredible looks with startling performance, many believed it to be the top dog and a car that its company simply would not be able to top for quite some time.

However, Ferrari was not a company to rest on its laurels, and many within the company thought that there was still much that could be improved upon with the Enzo platform. During the summer of 2005, at private, invitation-only events throughout Europe and North America, Ferrari announced to a select few that it would be producing a special track-only car that would be available in limited production to its best customers. The purpose of this car would be to give Ferrari’s most loyal clients the opportunity to develop the next generation of road cars through unprecedented access to Ferrari’s newest automotive technology and engineers. This new car, based on the already-incredible Ferrari Enzo, would provide an insane amount of performance, with a top speed stated at 214 mph.

The FXX was formally announced a few months later in December 2005 at the Bologna Motor Show, and it garnered an incredible amount of attention from both the world’s motoring press and automotive enthusiasts alike. Only 38 examples would be produced, making it one of the rarest cars in the history of the company. For the lucky enthusiasts given a chance to own an FXX, it was almost considered to be a blessing, as they would be given the opportunity to work directly with the factory to help develop future cars bearing the Cavallino Rampante.

Unlike Ferrari’s successful and very well run Challenge Series, the FXX would be run under the Corse Clienti program. This program, equally successful in its own right, was responsible for providing factory support to clients with Formula One Ferraris, and it would play a similar role in the FXX Programme. This would be a non-competitive program, in which owners …

Window display

Window display

The automotive shop in Sampierdarena, Genoa, Italy has a glass shelf in the window dedicated to battery terminals.

So many to choose from…

Posted by stevenbrandist on 2014-04-15 12:35:31

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