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02 January 2008
The Ferrari 575m is a classic Ferrari two door, two seat grand tourer which was produced by Ferrari from 2002 until 2006. The 575m, is a typically stylish and classic Ferrari.
Designed as a Grand Tourer, it presents classic Ferrari styling and beautiful lines. Sleek aerodynamic styling not only enhances the look of this wonderful vehicle, but adds to the handling with increased down draft to assist in holding this beauty to the road.
If you see a Ferrari 575m for sale, you are looking at a wonderfully crafted, high performance vehicle, designed to provide its owner with luxury as they travel longer distances. This is what the grand tourer is all about. Classic, styling, luxury appointments, and the high performance Ferrari is known for.
The 575m is powered the way a Ferrari is suppose to be powered, with high performance in mind. It boasts a 5.7 liter (350 cu in) V12 engine which delivers 508 hp. With a top speed of 203mph, the 575m will go from 0 - 60mph in just under 4.2 seconds.
With a wheel base of 98inches, and a overall length of 179 inches, the Ferrari 575m weighs in at 3,800lbs. And since she is designed for longer distance driving, it comes with a 27.7 gallon fuel tank. And for a high performance V12, the 575m still gets 12 mpg in the city and 19 highway.
The beautiful and surprisingly comfortable interior has the look and feel of a high performance racing car. Instrumentation is stylish and positioned for easy reading. The leather seats are comfortable and designed for longer trips with comfort and luxury in mind.
Two different 6 speed transmissions came with the 575m, a 6 speed manual transmission comes standard and is preferred by many owners for the pure driving experience that only a Ferrari can offer. But it also had a 6 speed semi-automatic electrahydraulic Magneti Marelli F1 transmission. This was the first time Ferrari offered this transmission on a V12.
Finding a Ferrari 575m for sale is a special experience, and if you are a Ferrari fan, or just appreciate a high performance luxury automobile, this is a car you should defiantly take a very close look at. Classic styling, luxury interior appointments, and performance that only a Ferrari can provide, the 575m is a car you dream of owning.
The 575m is not Ferrari's cornering master, this is their long distance luxury vehicle that is loaded with power as well as comfort. It is the Ferrari answer to a muscle car, and when it comes to combining Ferrari performance, with luxury styling and comfort, the 575m is a vehicle like no other.
31 December 2007
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is Ferrari's four seat, two door coupe Grand Tourer. Made for long road trips, while still designed for stylish good looks and packed full of the high performance you would expect from Ferrari.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is the top of the line, high performance luxury car with all the comfort and luxury Ferrari could pack into the Spaghetti's 116.1 inch wheelbase. Power and performance is no problem with the Ferrari 612. Powered by the 5.7 liter Ferrari Dino Tipo F116B, V12 engine, producing an amazing 530hp and a top speed of 196mph.
The gearbox is either a manual 6 speed transmission, or the 6 speed F1a semi-automatic transmission, with the paddle shift system which is attached to the steering column and accessed easily as it is located just behind the steering wheel.
Both gear boxes deliver excellent performance and the high performance that Ferrari is known for. Combined with the V12, it delivers an amazing high performance output, and in a four passenger vehicle weighing in at just over 3,800 lbs.
The interior is beautifully appointed with fine leather seating, and sleek, aircraft styled instrumentation. It also provided ample headroom for the two front passengers, and seats two adults quite comfortably in the rear seats.
Finding a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti for sale is difficult as most owners would find parting with this special vehicle difficult at best, but if you are indeed fortunate enough to find one a true high performance car lover will be in heaven.
Ferrari has been producing the 612 Scaglietti since 2004, and has had a few special editions produced such as the 2007 60th Anniversary edition of which only 60 were produced, a special 20 unit production commemorating the 30th anniversary of Cornes & Company importing the Ferrari brand into Japan, and even a Police Unit produced in 2007.
If you look for a Ferrari Scaglietti 612 for sale, you will also be equally impressed by the fact that the Ferrari Scaglietti is an all aluminum vehicle.
Classic Ferrari styling, including large scallops on the side of the vehicle, are reminiscent of Ferrari's legendary past. A luxury interior and classic instrumentation panel let you know immediately you are in a high performance vehicle that is also styled and appointed for pure luxury. And a power plant and gearbox that were created for performance. This is what sums up the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
A beautiful, classic car that makes the Ferrari legend continue on. If you are a true high performance car purist, then you should find a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 612 for sale near you and think seriously about owning a legend.
29 December 2007
Most men will agree that Italy has the coolest and sleekest car in the world in the form of the Ferrari. Famous for its logo with the charismatic prancing horse on a yellow background and the colors of green, white and red on top, signifying the Italian flag, the sophisticated designed Ferrari car is a sure hit on the road and a real crowd-getter.
Its founder, Enzo Ferrari, started as the team leader of Scuderia Ferrari which was a racing team assigned to represent the cars produced by Alfa Romeo in racing events through the years of 1927 to 1938. However, in 1938, the Alfa group decided to enter the competition using its own name which made Enzo Ferrari leave the company.
In 1939, the first Ferrari cars produced were actually called Tipo815 and designed by an Italian automotive engineer named Albert Massimino who studied in Switzerland. Due to the onset of the World War II in the years 1939 to 1945, racing events were also stopped and the 815 model was not able to enter many competitions to showcase its craft.
In 1947, Enzo Ferrari then founded in Maranello, Italy the Ferrari S.p.A, company which dealt in producing sophisticated sports cars under his own surname. Admiration for its chic design can be seen by the alarming figures and records set that up to this day, four of its models are included in world's 10 most expensive cars sold at an auction, namely: the 1957 Ferrari 250 Tessa Rossa (First - for 12.2 million dollars), the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Second- for 10.9 million dollars), the 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa (Fourth- 9.2 million dollars) and the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (Tenth- 6.2 million dollars).
In its 60 years of existence, the company has produced over 40 models, and, until this day, continues to earn the respect of sports car enthusiasts.
27 December 2007
With a price tag well out of the reach of most, the dream of driving a Ferrari is exactly that, a dream. There are however, ways to make that dream come true. If you really want to drive a Ferrari without having to take out a second mortgage you could always take a look at a Ferrari driving experience. Driving experience gifts give you or your loved one the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the awesome Ferrari 360 Modena, on a real racetrack, with a qualified instructor by your side.
Built as a replacement to the awesome Ferrari F355 - regarded as one of the most beautiful and usable Ferrari's ever made - the Ferrari 360 Modena certainly had a lot to live up to, it couldn't just be good, it needed to be fantastic and in most opinions, it's exactly that, fantastic. With an all new, all aluminium chassis, the drive in the Ferrari 360 Modena was appreciably stiffer than the 355 and with the weight savings made, a good bit quicker. Power comes from Ferrari's most powerful normally aspirated V8, 3586 cc's produce 400 brake horsepower. Drive the 360 to its limit and it will accelerate from 0 - 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds, keep your foot firmly planted to the floor and you will top out at a staggering 183 miles per hour. But it's not just the speed, when you drive a Ferrari, it's the noise as well, drive the V8 above 4000 revs and the engine note changes from a growling crackle to a full blown wail, a noise that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
Drive on a race track or drive on an aerodrome
Ferrari driving experiences are generally held on two types of venues, you either drive on a real racetrack or drive on an aerodrome. Whilst the aerodrome offers the opportunity to drive a Ferrari fast, most feel that the place to drive a Ferrari is on the track. On the track, the Ferrari really comes to life, you experience not only the awesome acceleration, but you also get to feel how the Ferrari drives in the environment it was built for.
The Drive Experience
Upon arrival at the circuit you will have a 15 minute briefing on what your Ferrari driving experience will involve including all aspects of your safety. After that it's off to the track where a qualified racing driver will accompany you for four miles in a Mini Cooper S, teaching you the racing lines of the circuit and showing you how to get the best out of your Ferrari drive. After the familiarisation it's time to climb into the Ferrari for the drive of your life. With six miles in the unforgettable Ferrari 360 Modena in front of you, the instructor will be by your side to ensure you get the most out of your drive. This experience will leave you grinning from ear to ear for hours after.
Driving experience companies offer a wide range of supercars for you to drive, although most people choose to drive a Ferrari, you can drive a Lamborghini, drive an Audi R8, drive a V8 Touring car, in fact you can drive just about any supercar you choose.
25 December 2007
Born in Emilia-Romagna, and raised in Modena, Italy, Enzo Ferrari grew up with tiny formal education but an intense desire to race vehicles. During World War I he used to be a mule-skinner in the Italian military. His grandfather, Alfredo, died in 1916 as a result of a widespread Italian flu outbreak. Enzo became sick himself and was therefore discharged from Italian service. On coming back home he discovered that the family firm had collapsed. Having no other job prospects he sought unsuccessfully to find work at Fiat and at last settled for a smaller automobile company called CMN redesigning used van bodies into small, passenger automobiles. He took up racing in 1919 on the CMN team, but had tiny 1st success.
He left CMN in 1920 to work at Alfa Romeo and racing their autos in local races he had more success. In 1923, racing in Ravenna, he bought the Prancing Horse badge which decorated the fuselage of Francesco Baracca's (Italy's leading ace of WWI) SPAD fighter, given from his ma, taken from the wreckage of the airplane after his confusing death. This icon would need to wait till plastered on a racing vehicle. In 1924 he won the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara. His successes in local races inspired Alfa to offer him an opportunity of much more celebrated competition and he was lauded by Mussolini. Ferrari turned this opportunity down and in a funk he did not race again until 1927 and even then his racing career was often over. He continued to work without delay for Alfa Romeo until 1929 before beginning Scuderia Ferrari as the racing team for Alfa.
Ferrari managed the development of the factory Alfa cars, and built up a gang of over forty drivers, including Giuseppe Campari and Tazio Nuvolari. Ferrari himself continued racing until the birth of his first child in 1932 (Alfredo Ferrari, known as Dino, who died in 1956).
The support of Alfa Romeo lasted until 1933 when finance restrictions made Alfa withdraw. Only at the intervention of Pirelli did Ferrari receive any automobiles at all. Despite the standard of the Scuderia drivers the company won few victories ( 1935 in Germany by Nuvolari was a notable exception). Auto Union and Mercedes controlled the era.
In 1937 Alfa took control of its racing efforts again, reducing Ferrari to Director of Sports under Alfa's engineering director. Ferrari shortly left, but a contract clause prohibited him from racing or planning for 4 years.
He set up Auto-Avio Costruzioni, a company supplying parts to other racing teams. But in the Mille Miglia of 1940 the company manufactured 2 automobiles cars to compete, driven by Alberto Ascari and Lotario Rangoni. During WW2 his firm was involved in war production and following bombing moved from Modena to Maranello. It wasn't until after World War II that Ferrari tried to shed his nazi reputation and make autos bearing his name, founding today's Ferrari S.p. A. In 1945.
The 1st open-wheeled race was in Turin in 1948 and the 1st victory came later in the year in Lago di Garda. Ferrari participated in the Formula 1 World Championship since its introduction in 1950 but the 1st victory was not until the UK Grand Prix of 1951. The first championship came in 1952-53, when the Formula One season was raced with Formula 2 autos. The company also sold production sports cars to to finance the racing endeavours not only in Grand Prix but also in events like the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. Indeed plenty of the firm's greatest victories came at Le Mans ( fourteen victories, including six in a row 1960-65 ) instead of in Grand Prix, actually the company was more concerned there than in Formula One during the 1950s and 1960s regardless of the successes of Juan-Manuel Fangio ( 1956 ), Mike Hawthorn ( 1958 ), Phil Hill (1961) and John Surtees ( 1964 ).
In the 1960s the issues of reduced demand and insufficient financing forced Ferrari to allow Fiat to take a position in the company. Ford had tried to buy the firm in 1963 for US$18 million but had been declined. The company became joint-stock and Fiat took a tiny share in 1965 and then in 1969 they increased their holding to 50% of the company. (In 1988 Fiat's holding was increased to 90%).
Ferrari remained managing director until 1971. Despite stepping down he remained an influence over the firm till his death. The input of Fiat took some time to have effect. It was not till 1975 with Niki Lauda the firm won any championships with Niki Lauda that the talent of the driver and the the ability of the engine conquering the inadequacies of the chassis and aerodynamics. But after those successes and the promise of Jody Scheckter title and the corporation's Formula One championship hopes dropped into the doldrums. 1982 opened with a strong fell into the 126C2, world-class drivers, and promising results robust vehicle, the early races.
However, Gilles Villeneuve was finished in the 126C2 in May, and teammate Didier Pironi had his career cut short in a violent end over end flip on the foggy backstraight at Hockenheim in August. Pironi was leading the driver's flip on the time; he would lose the lead as he sat out the leftover races. The team would not see championship glory again during Ferrari's lifetime.
Enzo Ferrari died in Modena in 1988 at the age of 90 at the beginning of the dominance of the McLaren Honda combination. The sole race which McLaren did the start of the Italian Grand Prix - this was held just weeks after Enzo's death, and, suitably, the result was a 1-2 finish for Ferrari, with Gerhard Berger leading home Michele Alboreto. After Enzo's death, thee Scuderia Ferrari team has had further success, notably with Michael Schumacher from 1996-2005.
Made a Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1952, to add to his honours of Cavaliere and Commendatore in the 1920s, Enzo also received a number of honorary degrees, the Hammarskjld Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1962, the Columbus Prize in 1965, and the De Gasperi Award in 1987. In 1994, he was posthumously inducted into the Global Motorsports Hall of Fame. Enzo famously used purple ink in his fountain pen, though the reason posthumously inducted into this remains unclear.
After the passing of his child, Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari, Enzo wore sunglasses just about every day to laud his son.
23 December 2007
If you want to be a bit of a show off and have nothing but the best of kitchen appliances then you best add the Delonghi 3300 to your list. This is a machine for the serious coffee lover, and not the faint of heart when it comes to price tags! When it comes to functionality you are very hard pushed to find a better machine from a brand you can trust like Delonghi.
Because it is an Italian designed appliance you know that it is going to be sleek and stylish with all the functionality of a Ferrari. This stainless steel machine will make any kitchen look great and it will not take up a great amount of counter space, either. It's not a lightweight when it comes to the sturdiness and weighing in a t 27 pounds, you couldn't accuse it of being flimsy. This is a handsome machine that makes coffee better than the best of the coffee houses.
Set the timer for your coffee to be ready to be brewed first thing in the morning, or when you walk in the door after a hard day at work. The Delonghi 3300 comes with a timer that will even turn itself off after sitting idle for three hours. Although, I cant imagine that the machine would sit for so long without someone taking advantage of the fresh, rich brews that the Delonghi 3300 will produce.
Coming with its own coffee grinder you are guaranteed the freshest coffee each time. Other coffee machines will grind the coffee and it will sit and spoil throughout the day until you are ready to use them. Not the Delonghi 3300. You will have nothing but that freshly ground taste every time you are ready to indulge in a cup.
The Delonghi 3300 is certainly an expensive machine but when it comes to a superior product from a world leader in brands, the Delonghi 3300 is more of an investment in good taste.