We spend some with the first Lamborghini to be produced, the 350 GT.
Think of Lamborghini these days, and a very angry looking supercar comes to mind, with either a V10 or V12 mounted out back. There is nothing subtle about these cars, and with the noise of their high-performance engines and their attention grabbing looks, the current crop of Lamborghinis is the complete package for the discerning supercar owner.
Continue reading “The Lamborghini 350 GT – The first Raging Bull.”
They say you should never meet your heroes. We did…
Like most regular car guys, I was introduced to Ferrari in car magazines, the old Top Gear and in conversation with friends. We’d talk about our favourite Ferraris, discussing performance figures like bankers talk about interest rates. At the time, the over the top Ferrari to lust after was the Enzo, with its chart beating acceleration and jet-fighter looks. Looking back, among my peers, it was socially unacceptable to not like Ferrari. Anything with a prancing horse was the equivalent of automotive gold.
Continue reading “1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – An effortlessly elegant Italian in a red dress.”
I’ve never been an overt fan of luxury cars. Being an enthusiast has always meant that I’m closer to the action. The last time that I was in a car from the luxury segment was in 1999, when I went for a ride in a BMW E38 740il. It was very comfortable and had xenon lights, something that fascinated me at the time.
Continue reading “Bentley Continental GT Speed – The bubble experience.”
It’s 4 a.m. and you can’t sleep. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and you’ve got four hours to kill. What do you do?
Well, if you happen to have a Ferrari key burning a hole through your nightstand, you grab said key, head down to your garage and wake that lovely engine up. Along with most, if not all of your neighbours.
Continue reading “Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ – The Breakfast Run.”
A surprisingly comfortable experience in a 1992 Ferrari 512 TR teaches me the value of practicality.
I went for a drive in an Italian supercar, little more than a week ago. It had a sleek body, beige leather seats, an ergonomically designed cabin with an A/C that blows ice cold in midsummer and a 12-cylinder engine with more than enough power to get out of its own way. The description that I have given is vague enough to cover a number of cars, from the Ferrari 599 to the Lamborghini Murcielago. So why would anyone think that I’m describing a car that is more than twenty years old?
Well, if you did, full marks to you. I’m talking about a 1992 Ferrari 512 TR.
Continue reading “The Ferrari 512 TR – The classic everyday supercar.”