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evo Names Their Car Of The Year

By   December 7, 2015

evo's Car of the Year

evo’s Car of the Year

The end of the year is just weeks away, so it is no surprise to see most publications naming their car of the year. evo is no exception and the U.K. based publication had the difficult task of testing each machine on some beautiful back roads.

For the location they chose some of the best back roads in Scotland. For the cars they had a range of supercars, sports cars, muscle cars and hot hatches. Let’s just say that work has never seemed less like work.

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How Much Are Ferrari 308 GTB / GTS Service Costs?

By   November 14, 2015

Ferrari 308 GTB

Ferrari 308 GTB

Owning a Ferrari is the dream of many sports car enthusiasts. The prancing horse is one of the few badges that say that you have really made it.

Even though most Ferraris are very expensive to purchase one on the used market you can get an affordable car from the Italian performance car maker (at least affordable by Ferrari standards). One model that is more attainable is the 308 GTB / GTS (the GTB is the hard top Berlinetta and the GTS is the targa top). But just because they can be found for under $60,000 (some examples can cost around $30,000 or less, but those will take some searching to find) doesn’t mean you can afford one.

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Is This What The 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Scuderia Will Look Like?

By   July 15, 2015

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Scuderia Rendering

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Scuderia Rendering

The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB is the Italian sports car maker’s first turbocharged mid-engined V8 powered car since the F40. As such it has quite a legend to live up to. Fortunately, with 659 horsepower and a 0-60 mph of 3.0 seconds flat it looks like a worthy spiritual successor.

Now Ferrari is planning an even better performing variant similar in philosophy to the outgoing 458 Speciale. The 488 GTB Scuderia picks up where the Speciale left off and will aim to improve on what was one of the best performance cars of the past few years.

For more details about the 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Scuderia, including rumored specs, click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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6 Affordable Ferraris To Buy Now – Part 1

By   February 6, 2015

Ferrai 308 GTB

Ferrari 308 GTB

A while back we came up with a list of 5 affordable Ferraris. Well, now may be the time to purchase a more affordable Ferrari as cars wearing a prancing horse tend to go up in value.

These cars can be had for relatively little money right now (at least by Ferrari standards), but in five or ten years that may no longer be the case. So, we have come up with a list of 6 affordable Ferraris that you should purchase right now.

This list will be a weekly feature, so make sure to subscribe to this blog to keep from missing an article in the series (desktop users can use the subscribe box above and mobile users can scroll down to the bottom of the article).

The cars that we will be covering over the next few weeks are the below.

  1. Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS
  2. Ferrari 308 GT4
  3. Ferrari Mondial
  4. Ferrari F355
  5. Ferrari 360 Modena
  6. Ferrari F430

As this is part one we will talk a bit about the Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS (a.k.a. the Magnum P.I. car).

The 308 GTB/GTS is an iconic late ’70s early ’80s car whose styling still stands out today. It had very good performance for its time and gives the driver a special feeling.

Powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine the 308 GTB/GTS has great handling and an intoxicating exhaust note. Cars with the GTB are the hard top cars and GTS cars have the targa top.

The Italian sports car was made from 1975-1985 and it replaced what is now the legendary Dino 246. The American version of the car offers about 240 horsepower (depending on the year of the car) and thanks to its light weight of 2,403 pounds (for the GTB) it manages 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds flat. While many cars are much faster these days, that was incredibly fast in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Prices of 308 GTB/GTSs in good condition have been on the rise recently. Not very long ago you could find good examples for the $20,000-$30,000 range, but finding decent cars in that range has become much more difficult. Prices are now often in the $40,000 – $60,000 range and we have even seen low mileage examples going for as much as $100,000.

With these wonderful cars gaining traction, now is likely the best time to buy one. If you wait much longer they could very well double in price.

Of course as with any car, prices could go up or down and on one of these wonderful Italian cars repairs and maintenance are quite high. So, all of this needs to factored into any car that is purchased.

Beyond this, a Pre-Purchase Inspection is always a good idea when thinking of purchasing any high end older car. Doing so can help make sure you save a lot of money in the future and / or give you negotiation leverage.

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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

By   February 4, 2015

Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari has unveiled the successor to the very popular, and very good 458. The new car is the Ferrari 488 GTB and it looks fantastic.

The new Italian sports car is very powerful thanks to its turbocharged V8 engine. The styling looks very exotic and the quality of the machine is about as high as you can get.

About 40 years ago the 308 GTB made its debut as the first mid-engined V8 to wear a prancing horse. Since then the company has made some very good V8 machines and the 488 GTB looks to be a big step forward.

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