When looking to post something special for the 4th of July, I happen to come across this wonderful shot of a Ferrari F430 dressed out in the American flag. Upon closer inspection, this appears to be a paint scheme and not a wrap. This photo just seemed so appropriate to post; the pic comes to us courtesy of complex.com. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY and be safe!
For all those people that are sick and tired of mid-sized and econo junk being offered as rentals will now have the ability to ride away in style with the Hertz “Dream Car Program.” Hertz is now offering mere mortals the opportunity to taste the good life behind the wheel of some of the hottest supercars on the planet, such as the Ferrari California, the Ferrari F430 Spyder, along with non Ferrari models such as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Lamborghini Gallardo.
Prices do vary depending on the vehicle, for as low as $395, you can take the keys to a Porsche Boxster or a Tesla Model S. For those wanting a little more, a $1,000 will get you behind the wheel of an Audi R8 or an Aston Martin Vantage. For those wanting to go all the way, $1,500 will put you in control of a Ferrari 430 or the California.
Hertz is definitely not the first rental car company to offer such a program; they are the largest company to do so. The “Dream Car Program” will be offered in 35 cities across America, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Even though the German tuning program DMC may be best known for their work on Lamborghini Adventador projects, they have proven once again that they are capable of handling any Italian supercar.
DMC originally rose to fame by being the first to customize the Aventador with their Molto Veloce kit, and now they are looking to do the same by offering a complete re-design for the Ferrari F430. The project is called Carbonio, and will include a hefty dose of carbon fiber to dress up the F430, bringing the overall design closer to the styling used on the Scuderia.
As this project is far from complete, the pictures released by DMC are only a tease of what to expect. From these photos we can draw clues, such as the entire front end being wrapped in carbon fiber including the front lip that has been named “the Sword.” No word yet on when the project will be complete or what else will be done. Regardless of what comes next, DMC has definitely chosen the perfect car for this edition and we look forward to what comes next.
Two children aged 9 and 11 were seen driving around India in a Ferrari F430. As it turns out, the Ferrari belonged to the 9 year old driver’s father who not only gave the children permission to drive the Ferrari F430 on a public street; he filmed the event and posted it on YouTube!
Obviously video of children barley tall enough to reach the pedals while driving one of the world’s most amazing supercars was a hit with social media and critics alike. The public backlash from such a foolish idea has led to the arrest of the father Mohammed Nishan. The Times of India reported the video sparked “widespread outrage” prompting the police in Kerala to arrest the father. Nisham was charged with encouraging underage driving and allowing an unlicensed minor to drive the vehicle.
Whoever said that three’s a crowd definitely wasn’t talking about Caitlin Hixx with a Ferrari 599 and a Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spyder 16M. This lovely trio combines the perfect combination of raw power and raw beauty courtesy of professional photographer Nino Batista who definitely knows a thing or two when it comes to cars. The Ferrari F430 Sucderia delivers a stunning 510 horsepower with a 0-60 in 3.6 seconds while the Ferrari 599 is back by a powerful 6.0 liter V-12 engine that produces an astonishing 600 horsepower! Nino Batista has once again proved that good things do come in 3s.
British racing magazine EVO recently put the Ferrari 458 speciale up against the Ferrari 458 Italia and the ruff-and-tumble Ferrari F430 Scuderia. All three cars were driven by Jethro Bovingdon, on a racetrack somewhere in the U.K.
When comparing horsepower, the 458 Speciale definitely has the advantage with 605 horsepower compared to the 570 horsepower of the 458 Italia and 503 horsepower of the Scuderia. The difference in horsepower would strongly suggest that the 458 Speciale would have the advantage on the racetrack. However, there is so much more to racing than just horsepower. Check out the video and see which one of these supercars performed best on the track.
The Edizone 747 is not an upgrade to the massive jetliner but rather a reference to the amount of horsepower being produced by the latest Ferrari F430 Scuderia to receive an upgrade from Ferrari’s most distinguished tuner Novitec Rosso. In true Novitec Rosso fashion, most of the emphasis on the Scuderia is centered on performance versus cosmetic body upgrades, even though the two-tone special matte yellow and grey paintjob with matching interior is very stunning. The Edizone 747 boosts the power of the V-8 engine thru the use of a bi-compressor that takes the standard 510 horsepower all the way up to 747 horsepower with an equally impressive 544 lb-ft of torque. The Edizione 747 hits 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and delivers a top end of 217 mph.
The engine comes equipped with an intercooling system that sports a dedicated water circuit giving a maximum boost pressure of 0.53 bar.
The Edizione 747 is equipped with Michelin Pilot Cup tires fitted to 20 inch rims all around with stiffer springs that lower the Ferrari’s ride height by 1 inch. Additional cosmetic upgrades besides the awesome paintjob include blacked-out taillights and side markers matched to an interior comprised of a leather-and-carbon fiber steering wheel with carbon-fiber shift paddles that are considerably longer than the stock shift paddles.
Novitec Rosso is based out of Stetten Germany and is a premier tuner of Ferrari vehicles. Novitec prides itself on performance orientated parts that improve the way Ferraris brake, handle and accelerate.