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    Moto Technique #Ferrari-Dino-V8 400bhp Upgrade / #Ferrari-Dino / #Ferrari / #Dino / #V8

    This short film gives a brief insight into the unique #Ferrari-Dino-3.6-litre-V8 upgrade package by #Moto-Technique . This car is the result of collaboration with David L of the Hing Wa Lee Group, California and Andy Cohen of Beverly Hills Motoring. The unique upgrade is "Bolt-on, Bolt-off" using original and genuine Ferrari parts and gives this amazing car the potential it always had, along with modern day performance, handling and reliability, whilst respecting and keeping the cars original charm and characteristics. As Kevin O'Rouke says himself: "The Dino's Ferrari DNA is ingrained and permanent" Jay Leno describes this car as "As nice a restored as I've ever seen...a Brilliant car"
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    / #1974-Ferrari-Dino-246-GTS-Viola / #1974 / #Ferrari-Dino-246GTS / #Ferrari-Dino / #Ferrari / #Dino-246GTS / #Dino / #Dino-246

    / #Cici-Muldoon has led an interesting life already. Growing up in Mexico, she was on track to become a dancer before she moved to the United States to study physics at Princeton. A phD then brought her to Oxford, and after a bout in Switzerland following grad school, she has settled (for the moment) in the English countryside. The Cotswolds offer quintessential British B-road driving, and Cici’s Triumph TR3 fits into the area almost too perfectly. Her Ferrari Dino and its unique color scheme stand out a little more.

    She’s named the 246 GTS “Viola,” but affectionately refers to her as a bit of a pimpmobile too. After all, it is a mid-engine Italian sports car with purple paintwork and a removable roof. It seems like a perfect weekender, but in the two years that she’s owned this Dino, Cici has come around to the idea that it doesn’t need utter pampering, and she doesn’t mind clipping the occasional puddle if the driving mood happens to strike on a rainy Tuesday.
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    Jay Leno
    Something I don’t understand, yet I see quite often, is supercars - some fairly new and some over a decade old - with almost no miles on them at all. Recent ones I've seen for sale are a 2005 Ford GT, white, with 105 miles. And a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, red, with 165 miles. Are these real car people? Why do they buy these automobiles? Is there any real pleasure in owning something that you never use? As much as I hate the investment aspect of it, I understand it. Still, do these cars bring the owners any actual joy or pleasure?

    To me the real fun of owning supercars is learning more about them every time I take them out, knowing I will never be good enough to drive them to their limit.

    I’m now in my fifth year of #McLaren-P1 ownership, and I love the car even more now than when I first got it. I’m rather proud of all the nicks and chips picked up in the last half-decade, and can tell anyone where I was and what I was doing when each one happened. Like the time I slid across the track, touched the wall and shaved a hundredth of an inch off the side of the front splitter.

    I took it back to my shop, got some 2000-grit sandpaper, rubbed it down and touched it up. From that moment on, I loved the car even more because it took away all the mystique. I repaired it as I would a Ford or a Chevy or any other vehicle I might own.

    It might be the ultimate hypercar, but its still a car. It was the same thing when it needed new tyres. Rather than go to the dealer, I ordered the tyres and we mounted them in my garage. I was astounded at how hard it was to get those massive tyres stretched on the rim. It took about a gallon of tyre lube to get them on and then took all night before they finally, under pressure, beaded themselves to the rim with a bang that sounded like a .44 Magnum.

    The technicians that work on these supercars are like surgeons. They are specialists. They travel from dealership to dealership around the globe and know every aspect of the engineering. And the one thing they will tell you, whether it s Porsche, #Ferrari , #Lamborghini or #McLaren , is that you have to drive them.

    I know a few guys with Porsche 918s who have had battery problems, because they don t drive them enough or they forget to put them on the battery charger. You can’t let lithium-ion batteries go dead. You’d think they would remember that, with batteries about $80,000 each.

    I remember once, as kids, we found an abandoned engine and we thought we’d take it apart so we could learn about it. It had been left outside for a number of years but the sump was still filled with oil. When we took it off, everything below the sump level still looked good. Everything above it was rusty and corroded. That’s what I think of every time I see any kind of vehicle sitting in a museum where the cars are just outside. The parts not lubricated are more likely to fail than the ones that are.

    Something I use on some aero engines I own is a pre-oiler. These were popular during the war years. I have a 1915 #Hispano-Suiza aero engine on a 1915 Hispano chassis which uses a rubber bladder under pressure to flood the engine with oil before you hit the starter. The Merlin-engined Rolls has an electric pump that you run for a minute until you see 60-70lb of pressure on the gauge. More damage is done in that millisecond of running cold than in hundreds of miles of driving. I often wonder why pre-oilers are no longer fitted. They would surely prolong engine life.

    That said, the old days when supercars were troublesome and finicky are pretty much over. Even Ferraris, considered pernickety for years, now come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty and a seven-year service plan.

    My PI has never spent more time in the shop than what’s been needed to perform routine oil changes. With the exception of the initial price (oh my God!) and the insurance (oh wow, wow!) it’s not bad at all. If I had bought my P1 five years ago, parked it and put a cover over it for the same time period, I guess the hybrid battery would have to be replaced, every seal would be dried out and beginning to leak, and the oil sitting in the sump would be starting to break down. And whatever petrol that had been in the tank would have begun to separate. Modern blended fuels really only stay viable for a few months before the ethanol and the water go their separate ways and the fuel loses all hope of volatility.

    I don’t know what s worse, high mileage or no mileage. The answer is somewhere in the middle. Most modern cars are just broken in at 20,000 miles. Its a myth that a car is worn out at 60,000 or 70,000 miles. I’ve got a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 6.3 with 326,000 miles on it and, with the exception of the clock, everything works fine.
    Why don’t I fix the clock? Because I have a wristwatch.
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    / #1977-Ferrari-308GTB : Drawn To Drive / #Ferrari-308GTB

    Steve Bolton is a child of the ‘80s, so the fact that he was influenced by a certain Hawaiian detective TV show is no surprise. The allure of the Pininfarina-styled body and the distinctive roar of the V-8 is a combination that’s hard to resist, no matter your age. The Ferrari 308 came after the unloved #Bertone-308GT4 , and many felt this was finally a worthy successor to the voluptuous curves of the Dino a few years prior. The #1977 #Ferrari #Ferrari-308 was also the first year of steel-bodied cars, instead of fiberglass, plus it had the desirable carbureted engine. Not many people get the chance to drive their childhood dreams, but in today’s film, this is precisely what happens. Even though this particular model is a GTB, versus the famous GTS, the emotion, and sound, is just as exciting.
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    This one-off, genuine #Ferrari-concept was designed by #Michalak and sports a 3.2L #Ferrari-V8 from the 328 GTS.

    / #1993-Ferrari-Conciso / #1993 / #Ferrari-Conciso / #Ferrari
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    David Lee is back with this famous Group B homologation car--the predecessor to the Ferrari F40 the #Ferrari-288-GTO ! / 1985-Ferrari-288-GTO / #1985 #Ferrari-288 / #Ferrari / #Ferrari-288GTO
    • Nice 288GTO - but power like modern BMW 340i
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    • Ferrari felony triggers Maranello memory The recent daylight theft of a Ferrari 288GTO in Dusseldorf elicited anger but reminded me of a trip to MaranFerrari felony triggers Maranello memory
      The recent daylight theft of a Ferrari 288GTO in Dusseldorf elicited anger but reminded me of a trip to Maranello in summer 1987, where I was surprised to see one. With only the hope that the Lottery gods will provide me with one, I’m always thankful to companies like Ferrari for giving us such magnificent icons to enjoy.
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    / #1959-Ferrari-250-TR-Tribute / #1959-Ferrari-250-TR / #1959-Ferrari-250-Testa-Rossa / #1959 / #Ferrari-250-TR-Tribute / #Ferrari-250-Testa-Rossa / #Ferrari-250 / #Ferrari

    The sound is simply intoxicating. Crazy that it was in a wreck before it was first going to be on the show. He pretty much built his own Ferrari and you have to love a guy that will go to those lengths to drive his dream car.
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