German tuner Pogea Racing, which is known for upgrading Abarth, Alfa and Ferrari cars, presented its latest work, the upgraded Ferrari Purosangue. It is the first Ferrari SUV that was premiered in September 2022.
While we wait for some of the world’s best tuners to present their work based on the Ferrari Purosangue, Pogea Racing has equipped the high-performance crossover with extended fenders, a KW suspension that makes the car even closer to the ground, a new exhaust system with quad tailpipes, a new set of 23″ and 24″ reinforced rims wrapped in Michelin tires.
This car is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine with 830 hp (619 kW), paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all wheels. Performances have not been published. As a reminder, the standard Ferrari Purosangue has 715 hp (526 kW) and 528 lb-ft (716 Nm) of torque, and can reach 62 mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph (310 km/h).
It should also be noted that the lucky ones who can afford the first Ferrari SUV have been waiting for delivery for more than three years, and now they have an option that will make their Purosangue different from other examples.
Eight years ago, Ferrari introduced the successor to the 458 and the first mid-engine Ferrari with a turbocharged V8 since the F40, the Ferrari 488. It was produced until 2019, when it was succeeded by the Ferrari F8. One of these supercars, the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB is up for auction.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 with 661 hp (493 kW) and 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch automatic transmission. It sits on dark-painted 20″ split five-spoke forged wheels wrapped in 245/35 front and 305/30 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
This car is finished in Rosso Corsa, well maintained and in good condition. It is equipped with a carbon-fiber exterior package as well as Scuderia Ferrari fender shields, xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a vented deck lid, titanium exhaust pipes, SCM-E magnetorheological suspension control system, and yellow-finished multi-piston calipers over ceramic- composite discs at each corner.
Inside, Daytona-style Goldrake racing seats are upholstered in Nero leather with Rosso stitching and Cavallino Rampante-embroidered headrests. Nero leather with Rosso stitching covers the door panels and dash, while in front of the driver is a leather- and carbon-fiber-trimmed steering wheel. The digital odometer reads 4,798 miles. Additional equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, and cruise control.
The car has a clean Carfax report that shows no accidents or other damage. It comes with a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, a car cover, a battery maintainer, and a clean Illinois title in the owner’s name.
The auction ends on November 24 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $206,000.
In 1962, one of the most impressive Ferrari GTO cars was created and the only factory GTO Tipo 1962 example to have been campaigned by the Scuderia Ferrari, the 1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO. This unique car was sold a few days ago at an auction for 51.7 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive Ferraris ever.
In the early 60’s the FIA CSI set new regulations, so Ferrari began to design a new racing car to compete in the GT class with a 3.0 L engine. The FIA tried to limit the competition to only GT models, but under pressure from the organizers of La Mans, the ACO stipulated a larger-displacement 4-liter class whose purpose was ostensibly to develop cars that might eventually translate into road car production. This gave Ferrari the opportunity to install a 4-liter engine in the newly developed 250 GT.
This unique car with chassis number #3765, finished in Rosso Cina, debuted at the Nürburgring 1000 KM on May 27. It was powered by a 4.0L V12 engine with 390 hp (287 kW), which was enough to reach a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). In its first race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 250 GT secured a 4th-place starting position, but did not finish the race.
After the end of the season, the car was refurbished as necessary for client sales. The following year it was returned to Maranello for a conversion to 250 GT specification, when a 3.0L engine was installed, which is still there today.
Between 1964 and 1967, the car continued to compete in various hillclimb races, where it achieved good results. Until then, it had changed several owners, and in 1968 it was bought by Jack Reuter from St. Louisa, Missouri, when the car began participating in American marque gatherings.
In 1974 it was sold to Fred Leydorf of Birmingham, Michigan, in whose possession it remained for 10 years, until it was sold to the seller. The seller delivered the car to the specialists at Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who restored it. After that, this 250 GT earned a class award at the Vintage Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio, the Cavallino Classic, the Scuderia Ferrari Cup, and the Coppa Bella Macchina.
This 330 LM / 250 GTO is documented with factory records that clarify its early history, including two sets of build sheets (one each for the factory preparation for the Nürburgring and Le Mans), and a third spec sheet that outlines the factory modifications to 250 GTO specifications conducted for privateer racing in May 1963, including installation of the currently fitted engine.