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Ferrari Is Adding 49 More Horses To The F12 Berlinetta, Is That Madness?

By   June 25, 2015

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

We love fast, powerful, beautiful cars and the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is all of those things. But as a Grand Tourer is it too powerful? Jeremy Clarkson thinks so and this is perhaps the only car that he has ever said that about.

Now the Italian sports car maker is planning to add even more power to the naturally aspirated V12 engine. Why are they doing this? The answer appears to be simply, because they can.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out more about the power that will be added to the F12 Berlinetta.

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Chris Harris Shows Us How Getting Up At 5:30AM Can Be Very Good

By   April 14, 2015

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Outside of the job that was formerly held by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, Chris Harris may very well have the best automotive job in the world. He gets to drive some of the best cars and have the automakers pay for the tires that he destroys.

Of course there is no question that he is very good at his job. His writing is entertaining and informative, he also makes a very good car video.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to see why Chis was up and going at 5:30 AM.

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5 Reasons It Rocks To Drive A Ferrari

By   August 20, 2014

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Nothing is Quite Like Driving a Ferrari

There are many great makes out there, but few are quite as exclusive as Ferrari. To own a car wearing the prancing horse is something that only a relative few are able to say. The car is a high performance status symbol that shows the world that you are at the top of your industry and are able to enjoy the finer things in life.

We have put together a list of 5 reasons that it rocks to drive a Ferrari.

5. Racing Pedigree

Enzo Ferrari was famously known for saying that his company sells street cars to fund the company’s racing teams. Racing is a huge part of what they do and historically where would Formula 1 be without Ferrari?

Even for their road cars racing is beneficial. There have been plenty of technologies that were pioneered on the track and then moved over to their street cars. Plus with their also competing in endurance racing they have been able to build more reliable cars as of late (which was not always the case with their cars).

4. The Ferrari Sound

The exhaust sound of a Ferrari is very distinct and is like a symphony to the ears. In their V12 models this is taken to the next level, but even their V8s have a wonderful tone. The sound is higher pitched than say an American muscle car, but not hollow like a Japanese tuned vehicle.

It is just a very pleasant sound that makes the driver feel like they are on the track, even when just cruising on the highway. It begs you to go a bit faster and rewards you when you do (just remember we don’t advocate speeding, so watch the speed limit on public roads).

3. Economic Stature

Few other things tell people that you are a man of means quite like owing a Ferrari. Even if you buy an older more affordable model, most people will think you payed at least $150,000 for the car. This also gives people the impression that you are successful at what you do and owning a prancing horse can even raise your stock in some companies.

2. Breathtaking Italian Styling

Ferrari has made some if the most iconic and beautiful cars ever. Pininfarina is responsible for many of these wonderful designs. The lines are uniques and beautiful while still giving the impressions of speed.

When you see a Ferrari it looks like it is driving fast even when parked. However, unlike their neighbor Lamborghini, the styling is never over the top or vulgar. They are truly a work of art that could easily be on display at a top gallery.

1. Ferrari’s Exotic Performance

A Ferrari is a true Italian exotic sports car. Even with the great styling and it being a status symbol there is still one main reason to buy one of these Italian machines. Simply put, performance. Over the years most cars wearing a prancing horse were among the fastest that you can purchase.

The performance of these cars can only truly be appreciated on a track. That is the only real opportunity to see what their sports cars can do. The few that are brave enough to track a Ferrari know just how amazing these cars really are when driven at the limit (just don’t wreck it or you will get a very large bill).

Video: We Help Chris Harris Get His Hands On A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

By   October 24, 2013

Chris Harris, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Five Sets of Tires

Chris Harris, a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Five Sets of Tires

Yesterday we posted that Ferrari had met with some critics of its Formula One racing program. The post went on to talk about how perhaps the Italian sports car maker has become willing to listen to criticism without trying to blacklist its critics. We then asserted that we would know that they have truly had a change of heart if they let Chris Harris once again review their cars.

Well, just hours after we posted the article a new video of Chris reviewing the F12 Berlinetta surfaced. Coincidence, we think not. Perhaps our little article was just enough to get Ferrari to realize that they should let Mr. Harris drive their cars again. Besides this, he has managed to get a hold of their cars anyway, just through some tricks.

Apparently, our article was so good that Ferrari even provided five pairs of tires so that Chris could go out on the track and destroy them. It is amazing that within just a few hours that a Prancing Horse was delivered to him and then taken on the track, a video shot of the track action, the video was edited and then uploaded.

I know many are thinking that this must have been impossible to have taken place within the couple of hours of our article going up and the video going up. We can’t explain it, but we are thankful that we could help Chris Harris get behind the wheel again.

Check out the video and then let us know what you think of it and the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in the comments.

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