The ‘facelift’ Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is everything the car world guessed it would be, expecting the F12 M to have more power, a faster gearbox and revised interior. Oh and obviously new looks. We got all that but we almost got something we didn’t expect, a name change.
Did you know that Fiat has a bakkie range called the Fullback?
From a single cab workhorse all the way through to a luxury double cab model. They pretty much go head to head with all the beloved Ranger and Hilux models. Good luck!
Ferrari has, out the blue, announced a limited run car celebrating 50 years of selling cars in the Japan. Based on a 488 Spider this J50 is more than a special paint job and some seat embroidery, it’s a whole different animal.
Every now and then someone with a bucket load of money wants a new Ferrari but doesn’t quite feel they can spec it enough to be it unique. Thank goodness Ferrari’s Special Projects team can come to the rescue and build them a bespoke variant of any one of its current crop of cars.
Novitec is now turned their tuning wand to McLaren’s. Some of you may have seen the Novitec Ferrari F12 running around our local shores, or maybe you have heard it. That sound you confused for the apocalypse that fateful Saturday morning was actually that car, so not to worry.
We have often ranted about the ever increasing model line-up of Merc and BMW, they fit ‘segments’ between segments and then cram a ‘new’ model inside those still. Can’t help but feel they may start doing lots of things averagely instead of the basics really well.
This past week was the Paris Auto Show. We thought we’d go through some of the shows highlights and chip…
Today, however, there is a myriad of choices out there. Well, that is if your pockets are deep enough. We have super light, minimalistic options like the Arial Atom, lean Swedish witchcraft engineering in the form of the Koenigsegg One:1 and brute, yet luxurious options like the Bugatti Chiron and don’t even get us started on the electric wizardry from the holy trinity.
So, you have some spare cash lying around and you really like the already limited Ferrari 458 Speciale. I mean, what’s not to love, 4.5 litre V8 track ready beast that will devour most supercars on the track, and well on the road too. It is limited, so the chances of your neighbour having one is rather slim too. Remember that scene from Gone in 60 seconds:
The BMW Z4 is a pretty cool car. The long bonnet and short, cozy cabin mean that as a driver, you have a great view followed by an dynamic soundtrack as you sit, pretty much, on top of the exhaust. The interior is a nice place to be too. Everything laid out within a finger stretch of everything else but definitely centred around the driver. Depending on how you spec out your very own Z4, the interior sends you hints of sportiness through the carbon fibre inserts, soft, yet firm leather seats and again, driver focused steering wheel.