2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Dec 31st
That the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is at least one second faster around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track than the wagonoid FF that it replaces is meaningless. Partly, this is because it’s essentially an update on the same car. But it’s also because, according to Stefano Varisco, the man responsible for the Lusso’s vehicle dynamics, improving lap times wasn’t a target for…
2015 Ferrari California T

Dec 15th
Five years ago, if you’d asked Ferrari engineers why they didn’t use turbochargers, you probably would’ve gotten colorful responses involving a lot of suggestive hand gestures. With very few exceptions (F40), forced induction used to be blasphemous in Maranello—not enough aural emotion.And now here we have the new California T, short for turbo. What are we to make of this?…
2016 Ferrari F12tdf Review

Dec 6th
To build its latest red-blooded creation, Ferrari first ruined a perfectly good car. In transforming the sure-footed F12berlinetta grand tourer into the fast-and-loose, apex-hounding F12tdf, Ferrari engineers deconstructed the stability that’s inherent in the F12’s long wheelbase, its substantial weight, and its high polar moment of inertia relative to mid-engined cars. The front tires grew in width from 255 millimeters…
2017 Ferrari California T

Nov 18th
Adding the word “special” in Italian to the name of a car conjures up all kinds of motoring lore and often adds a bunch of zeros to its eventual auction value as a collectible. As if every Ferrari weren’t speciale, the company has pasted the label on a long and glorious line of cars, from the 1962 250GT SWB Berlinetta…
2014 Ferrari 458

Nov 18th
We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are speciale.Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and appreciate. But spend a meaningful amount of time in the industrial burg of Maranello, and you’ll come to the disturbing realization that…
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider

Nov 14th
Sixteen may be how many ounces are in a pint, or the number on Joe Montana’s jersey. But to a Ferrari Formula 1 fan, it’s the number of world constructors’ championships that have been won by the legendary Italian team.Now, Ferrari has built a limited-edition 16M Scuderia Spider—499 total—to honor this achievement. It’s an F430 Spider with all the go-fast…
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Nov 13th
To test the Ferrari LaFerrari, we traveled to Italy to the storied marque’s personal track, Fiorano. Ferrari’s offer was this: We could either test there—or not at all. We chose to test.The Fiorano circuit is nearly two miles long, a thirteen-turn rollercoaster built on what was once Italian farmland. Our usual testing venues, where we gather our zero-to-60-mph times, quarter-mile…
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

Nov 8th
It’s hard to maintain journalistic perspective on the launch of any new Ferrari, especially one that’s held at a luxury wine resort on the side of a mountain in Emilia Romagna, surrounded by the sort of scenery that causes the Italians to put “issimo” at the end of superlatives. Hell, we can even forgive the company’s controversial decision not to…
2016 Ferrari 488GTB

Nov 6th
Turbos! Two of them—two big snails of swoosh—have invaded the holy sanctum of a Ferrari engine compartment, and life will never be the same. Next thing you know, the future CEO of a publicly traded Ferrari, one Juan Wang Lipschitz or somebody, will pull the sheet off an SUV with matching carbon-fiber Apple Watch and then, what the hell, we’re…