Eric Clapton’s New Ferrari: 512BB Boxer Tribute From A 458

March 22, 2012

Longtime Ferrari fanatic, Eric Clapton, has presented his one-off homage to the classic late ’70s V12 512BB as built by Ferrari’s own ‘Special Products’ Division, which exclusively handles bespoke one-offs such as this.

Based on the underpinnings of the 458, it has been given the name SP12-EPC (obviously after its registration plate – ‘SP’ = Special Products ’12’ = year of Reg.) Yet contrary to many other reports on the interweb, the car still retains its original 458-derived V8 heart, not a transplanted V12… despite the notable increase in desireability if that were the case

The Enzo headlamps also tempt that V12 notion even further but official Motor Vehicle documents don’t lie… Further details are understandably scant at best this early on but surely the singer/songwriter will (hopefully) be providing up-close and possibly onboard experiences to worthy journalists and his fellow Ferrari fanatics/historians in the near future…

Until then, have a gaze at the photos that captured the car’s debut at London Ferrari Dealership HR Owen last night…

The original V12 512BB Boxer...

 -Blake J.
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Ferrari F40: Photo Album Of A Motoring Legend

March 13, 2012

2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the very last Ferrari to be built under the watchful eye of Enzo Ferrari himself. At 90 years of age, Enzo passed away one year after the F40’s official debut in the Summer of 1987, marking the lightweight (1100 kg), powerful (471 bhp from a twin-turbo V8) and strategically bare-bones F40 as a fitting ‘last testament’ to the fuelled passions and race-bred visions of Enzo Ferrari.

There have been countless odes to the F40 over the years, both in print and within this electronic medium, so let’s spare the (albeit, worthy) fanfare for another time and instead focus on the images selected for your viewing pleasure – images that span time from period-era rarities right on up to present-day re-interpretations. In short, a celebration of the iconic F40 supercar that, to this day, still tops the list of many a petrolhead and Ferrari enthusiast worldwide as the most exciting Ferrari ever made…

 

 

The heart of the beast...

 

Just for laughs...

-Blake J.
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Video: The Sonic Savagery of a Ferrari F40

January 4, 2012

Oh, and let’s not forget burbling, crackling, thundering and flame-spitting as well…

Enjoy.

 -Blake J.
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Photo of the Day: Ferrari 288 GTO – Snowy Delivery

December 20, 2011

I’d been purposely saving this old ’80s photo of a Ferrari transporter making a Wintery delivery for the right time of the year… Other than the four 288 GTOs, I think I’m right in also spotting a Testarossa and (possibly) a Mondial… ?

-Blake J. 
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Photos of the Day: Steve McQueen and His Two Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Lussos

December 16, 2011

Today’s rare POTD features the King of Cool contemplating over two utterly gorgeous Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lussos with his wife Neile nearby, reading a magazine. The 2nd photo shows his German Shepherd accompanying the excellent photo in tail-wagging appreciation of the Italian prancing horses that McQueen would come to make rather famous…

These incredibly rare photos were captured by Steve’s photographer-friend, William Claxton in 1963 and will be auctioned off on December 19, 2011 in Paris, France as part of French auction house Articurial‘s Une Histoire d’Homme sale. The Dec. 19 auction is aimed at the discerning gentleman with a taste for the finer, gentlemanly things in life including vintage cars, luggage, movie posters, vintage toys, rare watches and other assorted goodies.

Sale prices for the photos are estimated at between $2000-$2600… Sign-up on their website if you fancy owning some very cool pieces of our gentlemanly history from the past.

-Blake J.
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Pic of the Day: Ferrari F40 Parade

December 9, 2011

There’s been an alarming number of reports detailing various banged-up, bent and written-off classic Ferraris as of late, so we felt it only right to bring an air of solemnity to the matter and share this peaceful, vintage-esque photo of 15 Ferrari F40s being lovingly navigated down a rain-soaked stretch of tarmac…

The soundtrack alone must have been spectacular.

*Attention wealthy people: Drive safely, maturely and within your limits – don’t be a wealthy yob.

-Blake J. 
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