The five-gallery year-long “California Dreaming” exhibition is now open at the Museo Ferrari Maranello in Italy. This exhibit is part of a one million dollar redevelopment program designed by Ferrari SpA to better welcome visitors to the Ferrari museum. Last year Ferrari welcomed 320,000 visitors from around the world, making the Ferrari museum one of the top museums in Italy. On hand for the opening ceremony of the exhibit were Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and the mayor of Maranello, Lucia Bursi.
The “California Dreaming” exhibit was designed to help promote the new Ferrari California T and to celebrate the rich and vibrant history that Ferrari has with California. The exhibit features historic artifacts, photographs and significant Ferraris that played a part in Ferrari racing in California. The exhibit included Ferraris from Hollywood movies, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Laguna Seca and Pebble beach.
There are many reasons why those who are lucky enough to own a Ferrari F40 choose to pamper their supercar versus subjecting Enzo Ferrari’s final legacy to all the punishment and potential hazards that come with performing elaborate burnouts and drag racing. For starters, only 1,315 units were produced making those that have survived extremely valuable. Expect to pay well over $1 million to own one today. This sort of rarity matched with such a large price tag is more likely to cause owners of these fine machines to be extremely careful and fearful that something bad could happen.
Such is not the case for this beautiful yellow Ferrari F40 that was recently scene doing doughnuts after drag racing against a white Porsche 911 Turbo. Hats-off to all the Ferrari owners out there that aren’t afraid to get their limited-edition million dollar supercars a little dirty.
Still upset that you couldn’t get your hands on a real Ferrari 458 China Edition? Don’t feel bad, the limited production run dedicated to world’s biggest automotive market consisted of only 20 units and had a price tag of $1 million. Making the Ferrari 458 China Edition not only horribly expensive, but only available to those living in well… China.
For all the rest of us who would still like to have our own Ferrari 458 China Edition will have to settle for the Hot Wheels 1:18 scale model. This model is part of the Hot Wheels Elite special line and is packed with plenty of surprises. The Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 China Edition will cost about $105 and is available for immediate shipping (something else that is hard to get with the full-sized version).
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.
A pink Ferrari FF was spotted in front of very expensive hotel in Dubai, the seven-star Burj Al Arab sitting next to several other equally as expensive vehicles. The FF is definitely the show stopper due the alarmingly pink exterior. There is a continuous debate on whether this is a wrap or a paintjob that results from a view that shows the inside of the door also displays the same color with the door-panel stickers on display overtop of the paint/wrap. Either way, this vehicle is obnoxious and screams “Hey, look at me!” Barbie would be proud.
The 1998 Ferrari F300 driven by Michael Schumacher recently went across the auction block at Barret-Jackson for $1.7 million. This particular example is number three of nine built for the 1998 season. The F300 is a 3.0-liter V10 engine responsible for producing 805 horsepower at 17,500 rpm. The car was used by Schumacher for 38 races throughout the 1998 campaign that was won by Mika Hakkinen.
“Accompanied by its Classic certificate and Ferrari documents showing the car was driven by Michael Schumacher 38 times, this car has been fully restored by Ferrari and is eligible for a number of historic events,” read a press release from Barret-Jackson.
“As an actual verified Ferrari that has been piloted by seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher. We believe the 1998 F300 Chassis 183 was an integral part in re-establishing Scuderia Ferrari’s dominance in Formula 1 racing.”
Schumacher currently remains in a medically induced coma after suffering severe head trauma during a skiing incident late last year while on vacation in the Alpine resort of Meribel.
Two children ages nine and eleven were seen driving around India in a Ferrari F430. As it turns out, the Ferrari belonged to the nine 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 a 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.
Dubai resident and active social networker Abrahym Al-Hashmy has posted pictures of his exotic cat crawling all over his exotic car. In this case the car is a Ferrari 458 Italia. Demonstrating a ridiculous amount of wealth and stupidity, the only thing missing from this picture is the tragic accident waiting to happen to either the Ferrari or its owner (take your pick).
Let’s not get into the obvious faults with this line of logic such as testing whether a 500 pound cat will cave in the roof of a Ferrari or whether a lion knows to retract his claws when walking on Rosso Corsa paint. Just how would one explain to the insurance company why the roof of their Ferrari looks like a bad Picasso piece? “Uhhh, my lion did it.”
However, I must admit, nothing will keep car jackers away from a prancing pony better than a prancing lion!
Justin Bieber’s love for Ferrari continues with the newest addition to the infamous Justin Bieber Ferrari collection, a Ferrari 458 spider. This is essentially the same vehicle as his Ferrari 458 Italia just done in convertible.
The midnight black paint job is a new look for the Bieb whose previous cars have been in lighter colors (white, and baby blue). The 458 Italia debuted two years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
Justin’s new Ferrari is a 4.5 liter V8 engine the pushes 570 horsepower with 398 lb-ft of torque. The 7-speed dual clutch transmission delivers a lighting fast 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds.
As of late, Bieber is known more for the trouble that he (and his friends) have been getting into driving his Ferraris than he is for his music. Listed below are the greatest hits compilation of the more recent run-ins that Justin Bieber has had in his Ferrari.