Ferrari Hybrid System Detailed by Patent Applications

Ever since the FIA motorsport governing body permitted the application of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula 1, Ferrari had intended to trickle down its latest racing technology and apply it to its line of sports cars. At the Geneva Auto Show of 2010, Ferrari first introduced its new gas-electric hybrid concept based on the Ferrari 599, dubbed the HY-KERS.

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Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Heading to Auction – Video

The world’s most exclusive Ferrari is heading to RM Auctions on May 12, and could be yours for an estimated price of $1.7 to $2.2 million.

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Gilles Villeneuve Tribute to Be Held at Fiorano Test Track
Formula 1 and Indy Series champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive his father Gilles’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 car at the Fiorano test track on May 8 in tribute to the 30th anniversary of his father’s death.

In 1982, Formula 1 witnessed the talents of the Canadian race car driver. Regarded as the fastest ever to compete in Formula 1 by fans and fellow drivers, Villeneuve’s short career with Scuderia Ferrari was highlighted by six grand prix victories as well as a remarkably ferocious wheel-to-wheel battle for second versus Renee Arnoux during the closing stages of the 1979 French Grand Prix, all of which earned him a legendary status while driving a series of dangerous and ill-handling Ferraris.

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Ferrari 458 Special Edition Celebrates 20th Anniversary in China

Black and yellow prancing pony badges have been available in the Chinese car market for 20 years and Ferrari is celebrating the anniversary.

To mark its growing success in the country, the automaker announced the inauguration of a permanent brand exhibition at the Italia Center of the Shanghai World Expo Park. Covering almost two square miles, it designed five specific themes to showcase at the venue.

Between the dedicated Ferrari in China, green technology, product, design, and racing wings, visitors will not only get to see current and past ferrari models, but will also get to admire a rich selection of images and videos made for the exhibition.

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How to Drive a Supercar for $100

Chances are good that anyone reading this story would probably fork over a Benjamin bill to drive an Italian supercar. If not, you probably know someone who would. 

Thanks to  Gotham Dream Car Sprint, that wish can be a reality — one that can come to fruition in hot cars like a Lamborghini Murcielago,  Ferrari 458 Italia, F430 and others.

The company sets up shop in parking lots and lays out an autocross course where you can take three thrilling laps either behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. In both scenarios, there’s a professional race car driver sitting beside you.

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More Than 70 Cars on Sale Today Make 500 HP or More

With the advent of hybrids and electric vehicles, many skeptics thought the age of high-performance sports car would die out. Reality couldn’t be any more different, as America has more than 70 cars on sale today that make 500-hp or more.

The number of vehicles pushing out 500-hp or more has nearly doubled in the last five years. What is more remarkable is more than a decade ago, there were just two vehicles in the club: the Ferrari 575M and the Lamborghini Murcielago. Now Ferrari alone has four models pushing out over 500-hp.

The ability to pump out so much horsepower has been aided by the leaps and bounds that engineering and technology has made over the last decade. Automakers are now able to equip their vehicles with smaller, more fuel efficient engines, which thanks to forced induction, can reliably crank out plenty of peak horsepower.

[Source:  Autoweek]

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Romeo Ferraris Customizes Ferrari 599 GTO

A sharp contrast to Mansory’s style of tuning, Romeo Ferraris introduced a new tuning program for the Ferrari 599 GTO which focuses on subtle and functional modifications.

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Watch $150 Million Worth Of Ferraris Hit the Road at the Amelia Island Concours – Video

To the person (or persons) holding the golden ticket to the $640 million Megamillions Lottery jackpot: here’s a way for you to spend the money.

Last month, a special Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a record $31.8 million US dollars, making it the most valuable Ferrari in the world. Now, imagine a parade full of valuable classic Ferrari GTOs traveling at speed in two lane back roads.

The following video beautifully captures the sights and sounds as a convoy of fire breathing Italian red heads travel along to the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. What’s more, feast your eyes on other rare metals present at the venue as well.

Enjoy the video below:

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Ferrari Picks Movado as Next Watch Collection Partner

Even though it’s not exactly an integral part of its product portfolio, Ferrari has taken pride in its timepieces over the years. Which is maybe why the Italian automaker has had such shaky relationships with watch manufacturers.

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Eric Clapton's Bespoke Ferrari SP12 EPC Leaked - Video

Regarded as one of the greatest musicians and one of the greatest Ferrari fans of all time, Eric Clapton has owned a number of the iconic Italian supercars including the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Ferrari Enzo, and the 599 Fiorano.

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Win a Trip to Nrburgring to Spend Time With Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5C

James Glickenhaus captured our attention with his extravagant Ferrari P4/5 race car and is now offering enthusiasts a chance to experience it first hand.

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Ferrari V12 Hybrid Development Confirmed

Italian exotic automaker Ferrari has confirmed that the future of its V12 engines is safe, thanks to hybrid technology that will assist them in hitting CO2 targets.

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No Plans for Ferrari IPO Says Chairman

Earlier this month, Italian exotic automaker Ferrari debuted its new F12 Berlinetta at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was responsible for the unveiling of the F12 Berlinetta, and now he is once again denying reports of a Ferrari IPO. 

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Ferrari 458 Italia Accident Censored by Chinese Government

A horrible accident involving a Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder occurred in Beijing, leaving the driver dead and his two passengers seriously injured — both female.

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It's a Close Cut With Ferrari-Powered Hair Clippers

Thinking outside the branding box, Ferrari has collaborated on the most unexpected product – hair clippers.

The BaByliss Pro Volare X1 Clipper was designed in conjunction with the Ferrari Design Team. These clippers are powered by an ultra-efficient high-torque engine that helps cut two times faster on the first pass. To give you that ultra-suave cut, the BaByliss Pro Volare X1 Clipper is equipped with titanium-coated steel cutting blades, ensuring you look your best when you hit the clubs.

If you’re serious about your ‘do, you’ll want to get the BaByliss Pro Volare dryer. Designed for maximum airflow and minimum weight, the dryer offers low vibration and outputs 2,000 watts of power. There’s also a “turbo boost” button that gives you 15 percent more air velocity – how’s that for some serious hot air?

You really have to watch the promo after the jump. You wouldn’t know they were hawking a hair care product because they don’t mention the clippers until about 1:30 into it. We don’t think they meant it to be funny (come on, the video is titled “The Grand Prix of Grooming”), but we’re sure it’ll make you LOL.

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