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Swiss police confiscated a Pagani Huayra Codalunga

Expensive and fast supercars are not uncommon on the roads, and sometimes drivers commit a violation that can lead to confiscation of the car. Such a situation happened in Switzerland, where the police seized a Pagani Huayra Codalunga worth $7.4m (over 6.7 million euros).

The video was posted on the @tfjj profile of photographer Freddie Atkins on Instagram, and it is not known exactly what the owner did wrong. The police also stopped the driver of the Ferrari Testarossa, but he apparently escaped without punishment. After the procedure, Pagani was escorted by Swiss police officers.

Many in the comments speculated what could be the reason for confiscating the car. Some mention the use of inappropriate license plates, and others believe that the car does not have suitable winter tires. However, the Swiss police do not forgive.

Source: Freddie Atkins via Instagram

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale

Every fan of Ferrari cars will say that each model of the Maranello-based company is a work of art. Among the many cars that are icons of the automotive industry such as the F40, 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 308 GTB or Testarossa, a special place belongs to the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale.

The Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale was first presented in 1966 as a concept sports car designed by Pininfarina. Developed in the golden age of the automotive industry in the 60s, based on the design of Aldo Brovarone, this unique creation embodies Ferrari’s pursuit of automotive excellence, despite not being given the green light for series production.

As the road-going successor to the legendary Ferrari Le Mans racing cars, with long, sweeping lines, accentuated fenders and a Ferrari front fascia, only two examples were produced. The low-slung body, aluminum bodywork crafted to optimize aerodynamics and overall performance, the chassis with a tubular steel frame, and distinctive triple taillights underscore its sporting heritage.

Already after the presentation, it attracted the attention of Gianni Agnelli, who ordered another car. The second example is finished in metallic gray with a large rear spoiler.

The biggest surprise was hidden in the cabin, three seats with the driver’s position in the middle. It was seen for the first time in a Ferrari car, a novelty that would come to life three decades later with the McLaren F1 hypercar.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale is powered by a 4.4-liter Tipo 245 V12 engine with three Weber carburetors with a total power of 375 hp (276 kW) at 7500 rpm. Engineers reduced the weight here as well, so the engine block and cylinder head were made of aluminum. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. This allowed the car to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5 seconds with a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph). It was one of the fastest road cars of its time.

The first copy of the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, finished in white, was sold in the United States to collector Chinetti. The second copy, according to current information, is located in the United States.

When it comes to the value of the car, it should be noted that the first prototype was offered at auction nine years ago, but even the offer of USD $23 million was not enough for the owner of this unique car.


1995 Ferrari F512 M is for sale

At the 1994 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled the final version of the Testarossa, the F512 M, which was the last Ferrari vehicle to feature a flat-12 engine. It was produced until 1996, and only 501 units left the production line, of which 75 were US-market modified examples. One of them, a 1995 Ferrari F512 M, is up for sale.

The car is finished in Rosso Corsa and is in excellent condition. It is equipped with a new stainless steel exhaust system, updated suspension, a new Bosch anti-lock brake system, a unique set of taillights, three-piece Speedline alloy wheels, a revised front fascia and unique fixed headlights that replaced the retractable units. In 2014, the camshaft oil gaskets, timing belts, hood struts, and brake pads were replaced, and the brake discs were refinished.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in brown leather that also covers the door panels and the lower part of the dashboard. The updated steering wheel and the upper part of the dashboard are covered in black leather with black stitching. The car also received adjustable aluminum pedals, a more powerful air conditioning system and revised cabin trim.

The Ferrari F512 M is powered by a 4.9-liter flat-12 engine with 440 hp (324 kW) and 370 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It reaches 62 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h). The odometer shows 10,030 miles at the time of cataloguing.

This fantastic Ferrari F512 M comes with window sticker, manual, service invoices and factory toolkit with leather case.

The auction will take place on December 10, and the estimated value of the car is between $400,000 – $450,000 USD. Offered without reserve.

Source: RM Sotheby’s