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Ferrari SUV to be 'world’s best'

Last in, best dressed? Ferrari says its first-ever SUV will be the world’s best even though it will be among the last to join the party. In an interview with international media at this week’s Geneva motor show, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri said, “We announced that it would be launched in 2022, that hasn’t changed”...

Ferrari F8 Tributo unveiled

The Ferrari F8 Tributo has been revealed ahead of its in-person debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which starts next week. Powering the F8 Tributo is a 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 delivering 530kW of power at 8000rpm, and 770Nm of torque at 3250rpm. This seems to be the same engine employed by the 488 Pista...

Exclusive: Toyota customers pay more luxury car tax than owners of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley – and Audi, BMW and Lexus

EXCLUSIVE Toyota customers are paying more Luxury Car Tax than buyers of most prestige brands, prompting renewed calls to scrap the 33 per cent levy on vehicles priced above the $66,331 threshold. Luxury Car Tax has reaped the Federal Government more than $5 billion over the past decade – including more than $695 million in the last financial year alone...

Ferrari: Mid-engined hybrid coming this year

Ferrari will this year unveil a new mid-engined hybrid supercar, with more power and torque than the current 488 Pista. The company's CEO, Louis Camilleri, confirmed the news at an earnings call, as reported by Automotive News. We know it'll combine a petrol V8 engine with electric augmentation, but whether or not it'll be a plug-in model, series hybrid, or merely use electrification for a KERS-style boost, remains a mystery...

Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags

Car companies are calling for registration bans to be expanded to include the remaining 1.3 million vehicles equipped with dodgy Takata airbags – in addition to 12,000 currently under a compulsory recall – because tens of thousands of customers are refusing to have them fixed...

Michael Schumacher's family releases statement ahead of his 50th birthday

Ahead of his 50th birthday on January 3, the family of Michael Schumacher has released a rare statement, letting fans know the retired racing driver is being looked after. In a statement released overnight to Reuters and other outlets, the family said: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him...

Ferrari SP3JC unveiled

The Ferrari SP3JC has been revealed, created as a bespoke commission for an unnamed customer who wanted a "pure, uncompromising roadster" using the the chassis and drivetrain of the F12 TdF. This means there's a 6.3-litre V12 up front cranking out 574kW of power and 705Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...

Ferrari 488 Pista: Australian debut for new hero

Storied Italian carmaker Ferrari revealed its latest track-ready supercar the 488 Pista this week at its new state-of-the-art service centre in Roseville, Sydney. Think of the 488 Pista (meaning ‘Track’ in Italian) as the legitimate successor to the much lauded 458 Speciale, only this car takes the 'track-ready' approach to a whole new level – boasting more race-to-road technology than ever before...

Ferrari initiates Takata airbag recall

Ferrari has commenced its Takata airbag recall, affecting various model lines across the 2014 and 2015 model years. As with all Takata-related notices, affected vehicles are fitted with airbags that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...

CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...

Ferrari 'Purosangue' SUV, 15 new models, V6 hybrid coming by 2022

Ferrari has unveiled its latest five-year plan at its Capital Markets Day overnight, detailing its model strategy, plans to electrify its lineup, and the name of its first-ever crossover. The company will base its new models on two architectures: one with a mid-engine layout, the other with a powertrain located up front behind the axle, feeding a transmission on the rear axle...