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The Testarrosa

Probably you have seen a Testarrosa before, I have never did. This car is just the typical car you had when you were a kid in your room. You have played with it many times imitating its sound. A die cast model of a Ferrari Testarrosa is very common if your where young kid in the nineties.

But here is an special Koenig Ferrari Testarrosa on a very shiny BBS wheels, which in my opinion is a perfect combo for this awesome car.

I have never been a fan of Ferrari but Ferrari’s from the 80´s and early 90’s got that special feeling of real sports car. No space for the comfort here, just a supersport car ready to be used everyday.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 Part III

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Here is part 3 of the Auto Salon coverage from January! There will be one more part and then we will look at the parking lot

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Route 66 Custom Cars

Are you a fan of America and its Muscle Cars?

Well, if the answer is yes, I’m sure you will like Route 66 Custom Cars.

But, what is Route 66?

Route 66 Custom Cars is a dealer and workshop related with Muscle Cars and american cars in general.

It is situated in Pedreguer, at 15 minutes from where I live. It is visible from the highway and always have good cars parked out, so you can enjoy some sweet muscle cars.

Every word I’m saying right now is useless without pictures, so here you have them.

This is Route 66, with some babies defending it.

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And yeah, here are some pics of the cars they have or they have had

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An awesome and powerful Camaro…

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Oh… What a good pair, huh?

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This is one of my favourites… A Ford Crown Vic from NY Police Department.

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¿Clio V6? Yes, they also touch euro cars here.

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An old 911, and Escalade and this Boxter, painted in Red Candy282884_373531886039967_1415876737_n

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Another euro, an awesome 190SL in a very good condition

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And this, I dedicate it for the fans of hot rod cars.

But, what does Route66?

Well, apart of selling and repairing cars, they also restore, or turn your car into a lowrider, they can install you an hydraulic system, or make a detailed interior as well as import cars from USA.

So remember, if you are near to Pedreguer, don’t forget to visit Route 66, I guarantee you will not regret.

More info? For sure -> http://route66-cars.com/lang1/

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Ferrari FF

The FF’s styling, created by Pininfarina, is completely new in every sense of the word. The FF is modern, innovative, futuristic and stunningly elegant: the perfect marriage of aerodynamic constraints and the rules of design. On closer examination, however, the FF also exhibits, at its very heart, a recognisable Ferrari signature that manages to make it different from any other car whilst linking it to its genetic heritage. This is because the FF’s lines not only respect Prancing Horse tradition, they are also so innovative that they hail a complete break with the past. A revolution, one might say: an evolved modernity, a meshing of the trends of the third millennium, creating a look destined to go down in motoring history.

And yet the FF’s styling is classic. The new Prancing Horse car is clothed in beautifully streamlined yet sculptural lines with neatly understated forms and volumes. It combines compactness, subtle overhangs, soft rounded forms, and an imposing muscularity. It is future and history in one: the very best of the past is alive in the unique architecture and design of this fourseater, conceived to underscore the sporting stance of a car designed to tackle all weathers and all road surfaces.

In fact, the demands of a sleek, elegant design are all part and parcel of the car’s extraordinary aerodynamic efficiency. Simulations and wind tunnel testing have optimised the car’s external and internal air flows to guarantee the most efficient cooling possible of the FF’s running gear, on the one hand, and achieve leading-edge drag and downforce figures on the other. The car’s aerodynamic efficiency, which is expressed scientifically as the ratio of its drag coefficient Cd (0.329) to its downforce coefficient Cl (0.200), is 0.608, is the highest ever achieved by a car of this type.

The air that flows into the engine compartment exits through side vents that also lend the car’s flanks a deliciously aggressive yet sleek allure. The external architecture is exceptionally streamlined and aerodynamic. The engineers focused on creating a captivating, aggressive line by sculpting each area of the car with its function in mind, in line with a conceptual minimalism that characterises its forms and volumes. This air flows are channelled along curves around the tail-lights and over the roof and the nolder to guarantee low drag.

Detailed aerodynamic research and numerous wind tunnel test sessions were lavished on the rear section of the car. Air vents beside the rear lights help reduce pressure in the wheel arch area whilst also reducing wake turbulence, through the Base Bleed effect. The two air outlets on the bumpers separate the air flow along the car’s side at the exact point that will minimise both the size of the wake and its depression. The rear diffuser, which optimises air extraction from the underbody, has three channels, and incorporates two new features. The first of these is an airfoil that boosts its extraction capacity as well as downforce at the rear of the car, using a slight curve in the middle channel. The second innovation is that the side channels have an inverted (concave) curve that ensures the depression area remains uniform across the entire width of the undertray. Another completely new element is the FF’s chassis, designed to meet higher cabin comfort and space requirements and future safety standards (2015). It also sets the benchmark for a new generation of chassis.

It is a predominantly spaceframe construction and, like all recent Ferraris, is made from aluminium. Different alloys have been employed throughout to guarantee maximum component efficiency and an improved performance-weight ratio. Hollow, cast nodes have also been used to boost structural rigidity and decrease weight. The new chassis was also designed hand-in-glove with the bodywork to minimise the number of components used for each. The structural parts of the bodyshell are now more efficient as they are mostly made up of extrusions and castings. The result is that the FF’s chassis is 10% lighter than the previous generation yet has 6% greater torsional rigidity.

TECHNOLOGICAL CONNECTION

The Ferrari 458 Italia and California may have different personalities but both are true Ferraris. From Maranello to Milan, then through the mountains into Switzerland, we drive these most highly evolved of performance cars to the site of one of mankind’s greatest adventures – the Large Hadron Collider. First part: 458 Italia

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