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post #10726 of 27605
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Originally Posted by David23 View Post

Would like to add the BMW 1M is also amazing. Believe value is already rising. 

1M value is rising?

BMW was originally going to release the 1M Coupé as a limited production model of 2,700 units. Then due to overwhelming demand, the company lifted the cap and produced a total of 6309 cars until production ended in June 2012. Nevertheless, production of the North American variant of the 1M Coupé stopped in June 2012, with 740 units sold in the US and a further 220 sold in Canada. Total 6309 cars sold worldwide
post #10727 of 27605
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

1M value is rising?



Like Pronxs said limited production. Ive seen some for sale at $54-60K, base price was just under $50K. Whether they sell for those prices is another story. At worst they are holding their value better than any other BMW on the market.  

post #10728 of 27605
1M! Don't see what the hype is all about; that's my least favorite M car thus far....
post #10729 of 27605
Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The A6 has what, like 300 HP with the 3.2 liter engine? It's heavy as fuck too.

Not the most dangerous car to have.

Lucky kid, though. I hope he appreciates it.

Oh, I was worried about the other people on the road, I'm sure he'd be fine.
post #10730 of 27605
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458 Speciale (By the way, they need to fire whoever named the latest cars at Ferrari)

I'll take it sans-stripe
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ferrari Reveals The New Harder-Core 458
A Ferrari Speciale for special emotions

It’s called the 458 Speciale: it’s Ferrari’s new sportscar, the fruits of the innovation and extreme technological research that have gone into a car as outstanding as the 458 Italia.

The aerodynamic efficiency (an E index of 1.5), a more powerful aspirated V8 engine (605bhp) and the highest power density (135 bhp/l) in the history of Ferrari road cars, an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio (2.13bhp/kg), electronic control of the slip angle (SSC): these are some – but not all – of the characteristics that make this car truly Speciale and that are destined to become standard for the Ferraris of the future. The aptness of the car’s name is easily shown by its performance figures: accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3s (or 9.1s for 0-200km/h) and a best lap time round Fiorano of 1m 23.5s.

The new 8-cylinder mid-engine berlinetta, which will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10, was designed with the target of raising performance and driving emotion to the highest levels, while still guaranteeing ease of control in every situation.

The 458 Speciale is the latest product of Ferrari’s core philosophy of extreme technological innovation and research which, in this instance, has yielded powertrain, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics advances that transform the already exceptional 458 Italia into a car genuinely worthy of the “Speciale” moniker. The result is a completely new, uncompromising, streamlined sports car concept.

Many of the sophisticated solutions being applied for the very first time to an in-range car in the 458 Speciale, including its advanced active aerodynamics, will become a standard feature of all new Ferraris in the future.

Flanked in the Maranello marque’s range by the multi-award-winning 458 Italia and 458 Spider, the new mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta was designed to boost both performance and driving emotion to unprecedented levels, yet simultaneously guarantee smooth, effortless control in all kinds of situations.

Having lavished meticulous attention on the power unit that was named “Best Performance Engine” at the International Engine of the Year Awards for two consecutive years, Ferrari has now built its most powerful naturally aspirated V8 ever (605 cv) with an extraordinary specific power output of 135 cv/l , the highest ever achieved by a road-going naturally aspirated engine.

Thanks to an equally exceptional weight/power ratio of just 2.13 kg/cv, the 458 Speciale can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.0” (0-200 km/h in 9.1”) and also clocked a lap time of just 1’23”5 at the Fiorano Circuit.

Aerodynamic requirements guided the work of the Ferrari Styling Centre, which led the project in cooperation with Pininfarina, to sculpt the car’s forms to ensure they were more performance-oriented than ever. The most notable features in this sense are the front and rear movable aerodynamics which balance downforce and cut drag, thus helping make the 458 Speciale the most aerodynamically efficient range production car in Ferrari history (E Index of 1.5)

The technology used in the vehicle dynamics subsystems which gives the driver instant confidence and control at high speeds, natural power oversteer management and precise response to commands are further advances in an area in which Ferrari is already a well-established leader.

One of the most innovative content of the 458 Speciale is the Side Slip angle Control system (SSC) which makes it easier to achieve car control on the limit, thereby greatly improving driving emotions.

Thanks to the development of an accurate new algorithm SSC performs instant-to-instant analysis of the car’s side slip, comparing it with the target value and then optimising both torque management (via integration with F1-Trac traction control) and torque distribution between the two wheels (via integration with the E-Diff electronic differential).

Part and parcel of the car’s development included Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres which were specifically honed for it in an intensive collaboration programme involving, amongst other factors, numerous track test and simulator sessions. Conceived for the 458 Speciale, they boost performance over a single lap in the dry as well as improving performance consistency in subsequent laps. They also allow the car to avail of maximum available grip in the wet.

The abovementioned technical content has improved the 458 Speciale’s single lap time and also delivers repeatability of that performance on subsequent laps that is absolutely unprecedented for a car not designed exclusively for track use. The result is that the 458 Speciale has the fastest response time (0.060 s) and highest lateral acceleration (1.33 g) ever achieved by a car in the Prancing Horse range.

The 458 Speciale will receive its public world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

SOurce [Ferrari]

post #10731 of 27605

Waiting to see one in TDF Blue.  The 360 Stradale looked amazing in TDF blue.  Still don't know what color the Scud looked best in.

post #10732 of 27605
stripe is the best part

too bad about its unfortunate transmission
post #10733 of 27605
So this is basically the 458 Scuderia?
post #10734 of 27605
Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Waiting to see one in TDF Blue.  The 360 Stradale looked amazing in TDF blue.  Still don't know what color the Scud looked best in.

A car like that should be grigio medio or grigio scuro.
post #10735 of 27605

Id be okay with a regular 458 like this one.  


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post #10737 of 27605
So beautiful. These things have gotten way too expensive.
post #10738 of 27605
I like the 458 in white.

Nothing worse than exotic cars with flashy colors...i.e. one of my neighbors has a bright orange McLaren. If it's possible for a McLaren owner to scream 'white trash' that's how you do it.
post #10739 of 27605
that's the dumbest thing I've read all day
post #10740 of 27605
White Ferraris need brown, red etc. interior, otherwise they look a bit dead.

Personally I prefer them in blue or grey.

I assume you do know mclaren orange is like Ferrari red etc.
Edited by Find Finn - 8/23/13 at 3:15pm
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