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Around the tracks: The world's most enthusiastic car salesman

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Video: Limited-edition Ferrari 488 GT Modificata unveiled for the track

Ferrari has unveiled the 488 GT Modificata, a track-only vehicle made with parts developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE racing cars. While Ferrari is coy about the exact figures, it says the 488 GT Modificata's 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine puts out around 515kW of power – up more than 20kW over the standard road-going variant...

2021 Ferrari SF90 Spider revealed

Ferrari has revealed an open-top version of its fastest and most powerful road car ever – the SF90 Spider. It comes 18 months after the debut of the hardtop Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid, on which it is based. Ferrari’s goal was simple – maintain the incredible amounts of performance with the SF90 Spider’s Retractable Hard Top (RHT) in use, and not interfere with aerodynamics and cooling with it retracted...

Ferrari shares surge after unexpectedly strong third-quarter performance

Ferrari stock has risen by more than 7 per cent after the Italian car maker announced unexpectedly strong third-quarter earnings and the company's CEO raised doubts over a 100 per cent electric future. Ferrari's third-quarter 2020 earnings rose by 6.4 per cent to a higher-than-forecast €330 million (or AU$538 million), despite shipments and revenue both falling...

Ferrari 812 Superfast written off on London bridge

Turning off traction control in the centre of London isn’t a great idea at the best of times, but when you’re driving a 588kW Ferrari 812 Superfast it's just asking for trouble. Footage posted to YouTube this week shows a young driver crashing the powerful Italian supercar after lighting up the rears on Lambeth Bridge...

Around the tracks: Asking owners of expensive cars how they afford them

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

What recession? Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati sales hit the accelerator

Sales of Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati sports cars hit the accelerator in September as the rest of the car market hit reverse with a 20 per cent decline. Official figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show Porsche sales increased by 33 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, while Maserati sales more than doubled and deliveries of Ferraris increased by 8...

2020 Ferrari Omologata one-off customer special revealed

Ferrari's beautiful 812 Superfast has been transformed into this, the Omologata, a one-off special. The Omologata is the 10th special V12 front-engined customer order to be unveiled since the P540 Superfast was delivered to an American buyer in 2009, continuing the tradition of completely transforming a 'regular' Ferrari for the brand's most loyal and well-heeled clients...

Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19. However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far...

2021 Ferrari Portofino M revealed: Entry-level convertible gains power boost

Ferrari has unveiled a new GT model in the 2021 Portofino M, a so-called "evolution" of the Italian marque's existing entry-level, hardtop convertible, the Portofino. Set to commence European deliveries in the second quarter of 2021, the Portofino M will land in left-hand drive markets first, where pricing will kick off from 206,000 euros, or roughly AU$333,498...

Ferrari F40 tribute to be revealed – report

A one-off supercar inspired by the iconic Ferrari F40 could be about to be revealed, according to a report from The Supercar Blog. Sources have said Ferrari is getting ready to unveil the secret project, known internally as 'SP42'. Like the original Ferrari F40, the homage will use a twin-turbo V8 powertrain, thought to be the 3...