IF money was no object what car would you buy? Many dream of owning a classic super car from Ferrari, Jaguar or Aston Martin. Sadly, the huge price tags mean us mere mortals could never think of getting our hands on one. And some of the richest celebs would have to take a back step when it comes to the pricest models in the world, too. That's because even by super car standards the value of the most expensive cars in the world are eye-watering. Prices continue to rocket, with classic cars one of the best investments around.Ferraris dominate the all-time top 10 list accounting for seven raking in hundreds of millions in recent years. But we've compiled the top 10 most expensive cars of all time for each car maker - adjusted for current prices - for you to drool over on your lunchbreak.1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Date sold: 14 August 2014 Price sold: £29.3millionThis Ferrari is one of the most sought after cars in the world so it's little surprise this version which was second off the … [Read more...] about The top 10 most expensive cars of all time by brand including Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Aston Martin models – but which one would YOU choose?
Sebastian Vettel survived a scare on Friday as he and Ferrari proved they are back as serious contenders for this year`s world championship by topping both opening practice sessions ahead of this weekend`s Bahrain Grand Prix. The four-time world champion was the quickest man of the day but admitted he had been lucky to recover from a technical problem in the evening`s floodlit session when his Ferrari lost power and `shut down`. "We had some sort of glitch," he said. "All of a sudden everything went dark. It was a total shutdown. "Thankfully, there was no lasting damage to the car and we can fix it. "Nowadays, these cars are not just cars -- it`s all technology and software so it seems to me like something went wrong there." Vettel wound up narrowly ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes and third-placed Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull at the end of second practice, the trio separated by 0.06 seconds. "I think Mercedes looked stronger earlier today, but we were lucky to recover after our … [Read more...] about Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari loses power and ‘shut down’
Manama: Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday with the joint Formula One championship leader comfortably quicker than his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton despite problems in the second session. The four times world champion lapped 0.400 faster than Red Bull`s Australian Daniel Ricciardo in the afternoon and then pipped Mercedes` Valtteri Bottas by 0.041 under the evening floodlights. Hamilton, the triple champion who won the previous race in China after Vettel`s success in the Australian opener and shares the overall lead with 43 points, was 10th and fifth respectively. Neither had a trouble free evening, however, with Vettel suffering what he called a "complete shutdown" on his car with half an hour to go. The German was pushed into the pits by marshals and returned to the track 15 minutes later. "It was not the best day for us, we still need to improve the car...On one lap it was OK. (on a) long run we might be quite a bit behind, but I am sure … [Read more...] about Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari on top in Friday practice
By Hannah Elliott You probably saw the movie. When it debuted on Nov. 15, 'Ford v Ferrari' bested the box office and production-house projections by making $31.5 million worldwide; as of Dec. 1, it had made $143.3 million and counting. Audiences thrilled to Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s portrayal of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, respectively. The cannonball stunts and racing scenes on historic racetracks earned rave reviews. The real stars of the film, of course, are the cars. Especially the team of three Ford GT40s that prevailed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race to break Ferrari’s winning streak. These were the special fire-breathing American-muscle V8 coupes that Shelby built in the early 1960s as a special project for Ford Motors’ racing program; they have since gone down in history as Ford and Shelby’s greatest feat. Vehicle Director Rob Johnson used lookalikes to portray them in the movie, which makes sense, considering that only 105 originals were … [Read more...] about Live your ‘Ford Vs Ferrari’ dream: Superformance GT40 offers the real-time experience, literally, at $180K
De relatie tussen Mercedes-topman Wolff en zesvoudig Formule 1-kampioen Lewis Hamilton is uitstekend. De Brit liet eerder al weten zijn beslissing voor een contractverlenging af te laten hangen van de toekomst van de Oostenrijker. Bovendien is er aan openheid geen gebrek: de Brit gaf eerlijk toe recentelijk te hebben gesproken met Ferrari-president John Elkann. “We werken al een tijdje samen en we vertrouwen elkaar”, zei Wolff toen Motorsport.com hem daarnaar vroeg. “We hebben moeilijke tijden doorgemaakt maar daarvan is onze band alleen maar sterker geworden. En naast ons zijn er nog vele anderen die deel uitmaken van de ‘inner circle’ van het team. Uiteraard praten we altijd, om te bespreken hoe de toekomst van het team en van Lewis eruitziet.” Verkast Hamilton naar Ferrari?: Leclerc: "Ik zou Hamilton verwelkomen als teamgenoot bij Ferrari" Ferrari: Interessant dat Hamilton vanaf 2021 beschikbaar is Hamilton over lof Ferrari: "Eerste compliment in … [Read more...] about Wolff maakt zich niet druk over Ferrari-gesprekken Hamilton
Mercedes have discussed Ferrari move with Hamilton: Wolff IMAGE: Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton poses for a drivers portrait. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have discussed the possibility of the five times Formula One champion one day racing for Ferrari and such a move would be no drama, team boss Toto Wolff has said. Hamilton, 34, has a contract with Mercedes until the end of 2020, by which time he could have equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's unprecedented seven titles and broken other records. "You have to simply acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive at Ferrari one day," Wolff told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix. "It’s the most iconic, historic Formula One brand out there and I totally respect if a driver has the desire to drive at Ferrari. "Even within the team we have discussed it and with Lewis we have discussed it and we have agreed on the topic," added the Austrian. "We had the … [Read more...] about Sports Shorts: Hamilton could join Ferrari!