Archive for the ‘Ferrari’ Category

Has the LaFerrari XX lapped the Ring in 6:35?

Just days before the LaFerrari has its global media launch a rumour has emerged that a LaFerrari XX prototype has lapped the Nürburgring in 6 minutes 35 seconds. In case you were wondering, that’s a bloody quick lap time. There’s still a way to go, but we’re getting ever closer to Stefan Bellof’s 6:11 benchmark. […]

2012 N24h: “Ferrari” P4/5 Competizione on fire

During the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race the “Ferrari” P4/5 Competizione claimed to have set a world record lap for a Ferrari powered vehicle around the Nordschleife. The time given is a mighty impressive 6 minutes 51 seconds. That makes it seven seconds faster than the Ferrari 599XX. But that wasn’t the only drama to […]

2012 Bathurst 12 Hour race

The Bathurst 12 Hour race is the closest thing we have to the Nürburgring 24 hour here in Australia. So much so that Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing are currently down under enjoying our inclement weather. Dominik Farnbacher and Allan Simonsen are also here racing a Ferrari 458 GT3. Indeed, during the opening stages of […]

Farnbacher-Ferrari on pole for Nürburgring 24h

Dominik Farnbacher at the wheel of the #2 Ferrari 458 Italia has claimed pole position for the 2011 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Farnbacher posted the time on Thursday in the first quali session. He managed a clear lap and capitalised on tyre choice to eventually qualify ahead of the #30 Mamerow/ROWE Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG […]

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione prepares for N24

James Glickenhaus, wealthy American businessman, is not content with his own custom built Ferrari creation, the P4/5 by Pininfarina, so he’s making a racing version. Not just that, his new privately funded creation is designed to tackle the Nürburgring 24 hour race in June. The P4/5 Competizione, based on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, has been […]

Ferrari 599XX v BMW Z4 GT3 v Porsche 956

So, Ferrari say their 599XX was the first “production-derived” sportscar to break the 7 minute barrier around the 20.832km Nürburgring Nordschleife. But, what does that term “production-derived” actually mean? Who cares if the car is based off the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX cannot be driven on public roads and it comes delivered with racing […]