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Elon Musk just revealed the Tesla Model Y — and he's still the greatest car salesman who ever lived (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Model Y crossover SUV last week. The new Tesla vehicle arrives after a difficult period for Musk and the company. Musk was at his best during the unveiling — in full-on salesman mode, both for the vehicle and for Tesla's vision. A few years back, after Tesla posted an unexpected quarterly earnings beat and CEO Elon Musk took to the opportunity to undersell what was then the yet-to-be-produced Model 3 sedan, I wrote that he was the greatest car salesman who has...
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Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Lockheed, Motorsport, Motorsports, Enzo Ferrari, Barcelona Spain, Brembo, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Car Talk, Graham Hill, Tony Borroz, Brembo Formula, Hitco, Carbon Industries

Wall Street is getting one critical thing wrong on Ferrari (RACE)

Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas suggested that Ferrari could be shifting to all-electric vehicles in the future. Ferrari investors, Jonas thinks, could be underestimating the costs of this shift. Except that although Ferrari could produce some all-electric cars, it can never renounce its commitment to internal combustion — because racing runs on gas. For years, Ferrari scoffed at electric cars. True, the Italian automaker added hybrid-electric technology to its stratospherically expensive LaFerra...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Ferrari, Electric, Morgan Stanley, Jonas, Marchionne, Sergio Marchionne, Enzo Ferrari, Adam Jonas, Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari Jonas

4-Cylinder Ferrari?

Olympus E-M1X Please read the disclaimer before proceeding! Disclaimer: NOTHING AGAINST anyone who's interested in this, anyone who's shopping for it, anyone who likes what it represents, Olympus fans, Olympus users, anyone who thinks they might be able to use it, anyone who's considering buying one, and, especially, any actual work (pictures or videos) that might be made with one. No hate...for it, you, Olympus or E-mix pics/vids. By the way, I've been calling the new Olympus the "E-mix," pro...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Ferrari, Olympus, Michael Johnston, Enzo Ferrari, Don, Michael C Johnston, Enzo, Dino, Aurelio Lampredi, Jim Hayes

Lamborghini Supercars Exist Because of a 10-Lira Tractor Clutch

The founder's feud with Enzo Ferrari inspired the first Lamborghini sports car.
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I drove a $54,000 Jaguar E-Pace to see if the crossover SUV could deliver both on luxury and performance — here's the verdict

After launching its first-ever SUV with the mid-size F-Pace, Jaguar has followed with the compact E-Pace. It's a sharply and stylishly designed luxury crossover. I liked the F-Pace better, but there's no arguing that the sport R-Dynamic trim level delivers eye-opening Jaguar-caliber performance. For most of its dazzling history, dating back to 1935, Jaguar was known for gorgeous cars that were captivating to look at and thrilling to drive.  During the financial crisis, Jaguar and stablemate L...
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Super Rare Ferrari F40 at Cars and Coffee

Sally and I check out a super rare Ferrari F40 at this week’s South OC Cars and Coffee at the Outlets at San Clemente. The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992. As the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. The car debuted with a planned production total of 400 and a factory suggested retail price of $400,000 in 1987 ($860,000 to...
Tags: Videos, Cars, Blogging, Ferrari, Dot Com Lifestyle, Enzo Ferrari, John Chow, Sally, San Clemente, Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari Sets the Pace as Ultra-Luxury Performance Brand

Ferrari reached its 70th anniversary last year with unapologetic dedication to its brand promise: to appeal to a niche of ultra-luxury, performance car buyers with every bit of horsepower that the famous Italian marque can muster. It’s actually a bold proposition in an era in which environmentalists and others tend to scoff at expensive machines whose main function is to blow the doors off slower and less-capable hunks of metal. But that’s Ferrari, then, now and, presumably, forever. Take the b...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, Automotive, Ferrari, Audi, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Enzo Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Luxury Watch, Ryuoo Ski Park, Best Global Brands, BGB2018

Elon Musk might be doing some weird stuff — but that's nothing new for the car business (TSLA)

Plenty of questions have been asked about Tesla's CEO Elon Musk of late. Musk has cranked out ill-advised tweets, taunted his critics, failed to take Tesla private, and smoked a little pot. But Musk's behavior is mild compared to other legends of the car business Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been a normal or predictable leader. But the past few months have been notably odd, even by his standards. I've followed Tesla for over ten years, so I haven't been as fazed by some observers of Musk's c...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ferrari, Ford, New York Times, TSLA, Chrysler, Fiat, SEC, Silicon Valley, Le Mans, Henry Ford

Ferrari Museum Exhibitions Mark Enzo Ferrari 120th Birthday, Showcase Bevy of Ultra-rare Italian Steel

To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari Museum in Maranello is launching two new exhibitions showcasing the man and the machines he was particularly fond of. The first display is a photographic journey entitled “Passion and Legend,” which follows Enzo’s life and times at Ferrari. However, the […] The post Ferrari Museum Exhibitions Mark Enzo Ferrari 120th Birthday, Showcase Bevy of Ultra-rare Italian Steel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Museums, Classic Cars, Ferrari, Maranello, Autos, Enzo Ferrari, Enzo, Ferrari Museum, News Blog, Automotive History, Italian cars, 2+2, Auto Museums, Ferrari 250 GT, Ferrari 400

Elon Musk didn't used to care about short sellers — here's why he does now (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk actually has a relatively brief history of counter-attacking short sellers. For much of Tesla's 15-year history, Musk has considered Wall Street something of a necessary, but tolerable, evil. That's changed in the past 12 months as Tesla has struggled to launch its Model 3 and short-seller criticism has picked up even as Tesla's stock price has risen. Tesla has existed for 15 years and has been a public company since 2010. That could all change if CEO Elon Musk is able to...
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At last Hollywood goes big on Carroll Shelby

Shelby in ’66. Painting by Wallace A. Wyss. [Editor’s note: This piece comes to us from Wallace A. Wyss, artist and author of Shelby’s Wildlife: The Cobras, Mustangs and Dodges and Shelby: The Man. The Cars. The Legend. He can be reached at [email protected]] There have been Hollywood films about automakers, say Preston Tucker. And there have been Hollywood films about race-car builders. It is now confirmed that Hollywood is going to combine the two genres in a feature film about C...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, California, France, Matt Damon, Fox, Netflix, Preston Tucker, Ferrari, Maranello, Ford, Italy, James Bond, New Orleans

Concept Cars That Never Made It: Vol. 1

Concept Cars That Never Made It is a five-part series that documents production concept automobiles from years and eras ago. Some are bewildering, while others are beautiful, and the only thing common between them is the fact that somewhere down the line, these concepts remained just figments of imagination and creative spirit, and never saw the light of day.Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (1970) Probably the most fitting concept to begin this series with, the Lancia Stratos Zero was debuted for ...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Design, General Motors, Car, Automotive, Britain, Ferrari, Tokyo, Lotus, Michael Jackson, Nissan, Mercedes, Concept, Pininfarina, Lamborghini

Autosport Podcast: Enzo Ferrari's legacy on 30th anniversary of death

The latest edition of The Autosport Podcast marks the 30th anniversary of the death of the legendary Enzo Ferrari
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2019 trending destinations

Somehow when we travel we automatically turn into a giant mass of self-hating hipsters. “Yeah, Venice was nice,” we say, “but it was so full of TOURISTS.” Like we’re not one of them. Then we immediately go on a search to find a place that’s undiscovered and definitely not full of tourists. Then every other tourist-weary traveler does the same thing, learns about the same undiscovered spot, and the whole cycle repeats itself. With a little time left in summer, and ample time to plan the rest o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Texas, Instagram, China, Rome, Colombia, Thailand, Unesco, Atlantic, Chile, Hawaii, Italy, Portugal, Delta

Ferrari: Race to Immortality Faces Danger & Tragedy With Style & Grace

I have a theory that 99.9 percent of all car movies are terrible; barely watchable dreck that only offers brief glimpses of something cool and car-related, let alone offering true insight into the automotive world, let alone the human condition. This movie, however, Ferrari: Race to Immortality, is most definitely not one of those movies. Studios & Garages I should preface this with the fact that I worked in movie and TV production for decades. Seeing a movie with me (and any of my production ...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Ferrari, Autos, Mercedes, Le Mans, Collins, Hawthorn, Peter, Enzo Ferrari, Don, Enzo, Stirling Moss, Scuderia Ferrari, Peter Collins, Mike Hawthorn

Most Beautiful Cars: Ferrari 250

Most Beautiful Cars:  Ferrari 250 “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines”  “I don’t sell cars; I sell engines.  The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in.” – Enzo Ferrari When I decided to create this list, I started with some simple rules.  First was to disqualify all pre-war cars, as most were custom built boutique examples created by specialty coachbuilders.  I wanted prêt-à-porter, or off the rack designs.   Second was to group together certain bo...
Tags: Featured, California, France, US, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Fiat, Buenos Aires, Zagato, Sergio, Pininfarina, Gto, Enzo Ferrari, Colombo, Batista

Most Beautiful Cars: Jaguar E-Type

The most beautiful car ever made – Enzo Ferrari There you have it, from the man whose company has created more incredibly beautiful car designs than anyone on the planet.  The Jaguar E-Type (XKE in the US) is probably THE most beautiful design ever for a production car.  It is a car so striking that it was included as a permanent part of the collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  Almost without exception, every list of great and beautiful cars includes an E-Type.  More text and photogra...
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After 58 years with the same owner, “the Admiral’s Ferrari” seeks a new home

1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II. All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by James Lipman. In 1960, Robert Phillips was a young officer in the United States Navy, stationed in Oakland, California. When he heard rumors of an old racing Ferrari stashed at a nearby Rambler dealership, Phillips had to investigate for himself, and, ultimately, his detective work resulted in a 58-year love affair with a 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II. In August, Gooding & Company will off...
Tags: California, France, Shows, Auctions, Ferrari, Maranello, Paris, Richmond California, Davis, Autos, Venezuela, South America, Oakland, Bahamas, Pebble Beach, Motorsports

Profile: ‘In Italy, There Was the Pope and Then There Was Enzo Ferrari’

A biography of the legendary Italian carmaker shines a light on the man and the automotive empire he built.
Tags: Politics, News, Ferrari, Italy, Automobiles, Enzo Ferrari, Enzo, Luca, Ferrari SpA, Books and Literature, Dal Monte, Enzo Ferrari: Power, and the Making of an Automotive Empire (Book

Jaguar E-Type: ‘It tops out at a Brylcreem-ruffling 146mph’ | Martin Love

My dream drive? No question, it has to be the magnificent Jaguar E-TypeJaguar E-TypePrice £145,0000-60mph 6.4 secondsTop Speed 146mphMPG 18In the ever-evolving game of Top Trumps which shuffles in my head, there has been one car in poll position for as long as I can remember. But stating that the Jaguar E-Type is the most outrageously stunning car of all time has a lot of the pope/catholic/bears/wood obviousness about it. Even Enzo Ferrari declared it was “The most beautiful car ever made.” It i...
Tags: Technology, Life and style, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Geneva, Motoring, Enzo Ferrari, Martin Love, Malcolm Sayer

A BMW 507 fit for a (multi-sport) world champion

John Surtees’ 1957 BMW 507. Photos courtesy Bonhams. Introduced in 1956, BMW’s 507 Roadster wasn’t the fastest or most agile sports car on the market, nor was it the most luxurious. To many, a list that would include motorcycle world champion —  and later, F1 world champion — John Surtees, it was among the most beautiful and best balanced, which perhaps explains why Surtees kept his own example for six decades, until his death in March 2017. On July 13, Surtees’ one-owner 1957 BMW 507 will cros...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, Indiana, Shows, Munich, United States, Auctions, Ferrari, Maranello, Ford, Autos, Bmw, Lotus, Motorsports, Goodwood Festival of Speed

James Mangold’s Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Eyes Matt Damon and Christian Bale

James Mangold‘s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie is starting to kick into gear. Two A-listers are circling the lead roles in the film following the battle for dominance between the two motor companies at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. Matt Damon and Christian Bale are reportedly interested in playing the lead roles in the Logan director’s next project. But no, they won’t be playing “Ford” and “Ferrari,” respectively. According to Deadline, Damon is in talks to play Mustang designer Carro...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Matt-Damon, Ferrari, Ford, Hugh Jackman, Christian-Bale, Bale, 20th Century Fox, Mustang, True Story, Henry Ford, Michael Mann, Hearst, Enzo Ferrari, Logan

Beyond the Prancing Horse – 7 Supercar Logos Explained

Do you ever wonder how our iconic marques got their logos? Long before brand management and marketing agencies were around to custom design a ‘winning’ emblem, some of our best loved racing car badges took inspiration from their founder families, their home country and even the universe. If you’re the proud owner of one of these supercars (for everyone else, there’s always supercar driving experiences – like these at Into the Blue), remind yourself of these 7 stories proudly displayed on the ...
Tags: Milan, Germany, Porsche, Ferrari, Autos, Lotus, Subaru, Neptune, Stuttgart, Bologna, Modena, Enzo Ferrari, Chapman, Maserati, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Pleiades

James Mangold’s ‘Logan’ Follow-Up Will Focus On Ford vs. Ferrari

Logan director James Mangold‘s new movie is finally taking shape. The filmmaker will helm the true story of the battle between designers at Ford and Ferrari to create the world’s fastest race car. More on Vroom vroom! More on James Mangold’s new movie below. James Mangold made one of the best superhero movies in recent memory and isn’t about to sit back and rest on his laurels. Variety reports James Mangold’s next movie will track the battle between Ford and Ferrari to build the world’s fast...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Fox, Ferrari, Ford, Adaptation, Christian-Bale, 20th Century Fox, True Story, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Michael Mann, Hearst, Enzo Ferrari, Jeffrey Toobin

Ferrari’s Dilemma: Everyone Wants an SUV – The Big Picture

“You should always build one less car than the market demands.” Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne likes to channel founder Enzo Ferrari’s credo when asked about his strategy for the world’s most famous sports car company. The only problem is the market for Ferraris ain’t what it used to be. For a start, there are a lot more people in the world who can afford to buy a Ferrari than when Maranello was knocking out highly strung 250 GTs, 275 GTBs, or 365 Daytonas in tiny numbers to keep the wheels on En...
Tags: California, Opinion, Porsche, Ferrari, Maranello, Bentley, Marchionne, Sergio Marchionne, Lamborghini, Enzo Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, Enzo, Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, Ferdinand Porsche, Angus MacKenzie, Henry Ford Soichiro Honda W O Bentley

Remembering Daniel Sexton Gurney

What I could say about Dan Gurney? On the night of his passing, I could have filled a very long and entertaining book. Born on Long Island, his father was, of all things, an opera singer for The Met. His family moved to SoCal, and Dan grew up steeped in the post-war Southern California hot rod and road racing scene, competing against fellow up-and-coming racers like Carroll Shelby, Richie Ginther, and Phil Hill all over the small country that is The Golden State. American Hero I could go into ...
Tags: Malcolm McDowell, Autos, Long Island, Motorsport, Southern California, Enzo Ferrari, Dan, Phil Hill, Shoei, Dan Gurney, Tony Borroz, Daniel Sexton Gurney, Carroll Shelby Richie Ginther

Heady Days for Car Lovers – The Lohdown

“The Jeep is the only real American sports car.” That old chestnut, attributed to Enzo Ferrari, probably makes the Wrangler team in Toledo, Ohio, pretty happy, but I’d imagine a few guys in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Fremont, California, take issue with the shade. The all-new Jeep Wrangler, Corvette ZR1, and all made their debuts recently. Jeep launched the all-new Wrangler in New Zealand, and Chevy chose Dubai to unveil its 755-horsepower Corvette ZR1 coupe—the most powerful vehicle GM has ...
Tags: Opinion, Tesla, Dubai, New Zealand, Gm, Tokyo, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru, Hiroshima, Casio, Chevy Bolt, Enzo Ferrari, Mazda, Ed Loh, Toledo Ohio

Found: A Wall Clock Once Owned By Enzo Ferrari

This is the clock that hung above Il Commendatore's desk
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Alfa Romeo Giulia is the 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year

It’s become de rigueur to declare driving dead. If we are headed for autonomous transport, ask the pundits, why bother having fun behind the wheel? Just clamber into your soulless people hauler, select “Stultifying Ambient Tedium” on your Pandora playlist, and tune out. At Motor Trend, dear reader, we are not ready to give up the fight even if the morning commute is more slog than slalom, more torture than torque. We contend that a schlep through shoreline traffic should not extinguish individua...
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