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This year Ferrari returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with five models making their UK debut at the event. Despite some of the complete product range having already made an appearance in the Goodwood Speedweek event last year, it will be the first time that the marque will be showcasing all the cars in one place for general public viewing and to have them take on the fabled Goodwood Hillclimb. 

Ferrari Roma 

The Ferrari Roma is the embodiment of the Nuova Dolce Vita concept. Following the Ferrari front-engined grand touring tradition, the car has elegantly balanced volumes and harmonious proportions.

Timeless and refined from a technical angle, the Ferrari Roma has a collection of new features that makes it the leader in its segment in terms of performance and driving enjoyment.

These features include a new powertrain and 8-speed gearbox, the five-position manettino, which is a first in a Ferrari grand tourer, and a power-to-weight ratio that is the best in its class. The Ferrari Roma is the most powerful mid-front-engined V8 2+ in the marque history that delivers an exceptional driving experience. 

Ferrari Portofino M 

The Ferraro Portofino M is fitted with several technological innovations that greatly improved the performance of the model earning its ‘M’ nomenclature meaning ‘Modificata’.

These innovations include the redesigned powertrain that supplies an additional 20 horsepower, boosting its maximum power output to 620 horsepower, similar to its close relative, the Ferrari Roma.  

The Portofino M is equipped with the brand new eight-speed gearbox and the five-position Manettino, which also features a Race mode, being a first in a Maranello GT spider.

The upgrades and other features give the Portofino M an unparalleled mix of authentic GT performance, agility, exceptional versatility, and pure driving pleasure. 

Ferrari 812 GTS 

After 50 years since Ferrari introduced the last Ferrari spider to have a front mounted V12, the Ferrari 812 GTS marks the return of the model type that has been critical to the success of the brand’s history.

Ferrari 812 GTS

The Ferrari 812 GTS is the 812 Superfast’s spider version, featuring both its performance and specification. Of note is the power unit that enables it to be the most powerful engine in its class with the ability to produce 800 cv at 8500 rpm. It also has 718 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate with a speed that can rival the 812 Superfast.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale 

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale that will be introduced at Goodwood will display the “Assetto Fiorano” pack which is designed especially to be employed on the track instead of the road.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The vehicle is equipped with GT racing-derived Multimatic shock absorbers and lightweight features. These extra lightweight features are sourced from high-performance materials like carbon fiber (door panels and underbody) and titanium for the springs and entire exhaust line, enabling it to reduce the weight by 30kg. 

The high downforce carbon fiber rear spoiler is capable of creating 390kg of downforce at 250kph. The Assetto Fiorano pack also includes the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which consist of a specific compound and tread pattern that was designed to ensure maximum performance on any circuit. 

Ferrari SF90 Spider 

Sitting alongside the SF90 Stradale is the Ferrari SF90 Spider which is also making its debut at the Festival of Speed for the Prancing Horse. 

Ferrari SF90 Spider

The convertible is similar to the SF90 Stradale in terms of the extreme supercar specifications and performance, but thanks to the latest version of Ferrari’s signature retractable hard top architecture, it provides a unique driving pleasure and versatility.

The SF90 is the perfect car for those who want to have the best Ferrari technology and love the thrill of open-top

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: 5 Ferrari Models to Make their UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/5-ferrari-models-uk-debut/
Published Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 07:42:51 +0000

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Work in progress: A peek at the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype

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Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype
Mention motorcycle brands and the American Midwest in the same sentence, and a particular Motor Co. springs to mind first. But there’s a smaller company 146 miles away, across Lake Michigan, producing small bikes with big attitudes. They’re called Janus Motorcycles, and this is their latest offering—the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler.

Based in Goshen, Indiana, Janus Motorcycles specializes in vintage-styled, made-to-order motorcycles. Using engines from the Italian brand SWM, their bikes can be specced with myriad color and accessory options, before being assembled by hand and shipped to their new owners. Only a handful of parts come from external suppliers—the rest are made in-house, or by Janus’ local network of craftsmen, many of which are Amish.

Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype

The Janus Gryffin 450 shows off the same scrambler styling as the existing Gryffin 250, but uses the engine from the company’s bigger Halcyon 450 bobber. You’re looking at the prototype build, devoid of any paint and finishings. Janus is in the thick of finalizing development, with the Gryffin 450 expected to go into production in July.

Derived from the single-cylinder donk in the Honda XR400, the 445 cc SWM motor makes around 30 hp. It’s not likely to set any land speed records, but that’s just fine for the Janus team. Their philosophy is building bikes that are not just gorgeous, but approachable too.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Work in progress: A peek at the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/janus-gryffin-450-prototype
Published Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:01:56 +0000

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The Paloma: Deus ex Machina’s Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike

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Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike by Deus ex Machina
Held on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula since 1962, the Baja 1000 is a desert race like no other. As mythical as it is grueling, finishing it requires skill, willpower, and a little luck; finishing on the podium, even more so.

You’re looking at the motorcycle that took second place in last year’s running of the Baja 1000. Built and fielded by a team from Deus ex Machina’s American operation, it’s a well-prepped Husqvarna FE 450 with a livery that’s all fun—and a parts-spec that’s all business. Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Paloma,’ the bike not only boasts a second-place finish in the Pro Moto Unlimited class of the Baja 1000, but it also bagged second overall in the 2023 World Desert Championship.

Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike by Deus ex Machina

The man responsible for the build was Ciaran Naran, who shared race duties with Forrest Minchinton, Nick Lapaglia, and Derek Asserbauer. A previous Baja 1000 winner, Ciaran’s been racing dirt bikes since he was eight years old—and he’s figured out how to make them faster along the way. Working out of Deus’ Venice Beach workshop, Ciaran put countless late nights into turning the 2023-model Husqvarna FE 450 Heritage Edition into this wily, silver medal-winning desert sled.

Even in stock form, the Husqvarna FE 450 is a beast. Thanks to its chromoly frame and carbon fiber subframe, it weighs a paltry 108.3 kilos [238.8 lbs] dry—which is no match for its punchy four-stroke motor. Add a smorgasbord of high-end parts, and you have the beginnings of a race-winning

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Paloma: Deus ex Machina’s Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/husqvarna-fe-450-baja-race-bike
Published Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 22:11:57 +0000

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A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Written by Barbara Toombs

Back in the mid-1980s, then Scottsdale mayor Herb Drinkwater had a vision that the beautiful northern part of his city at the foot of the McDowell Mountains would become the epicenter of world-class events. Through Drinkwater’s persuasiveness, The Phoenix Open golf tournament relocated to the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale in 1987, with Barrett-Jackson moving to what had become known as HorseWorld in 1989 (changing its name to WestWorld in 1990).

The TPC was developed as part of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, a sprawling 65-acre property that also opened in 1987. Being just 2.5 miles away from the site of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions and sharing a similar commitment to excellence, the Princess was a natural choice to become the official resort of Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale Auction each January.

The iconic AAA Five Diamond resort has proven to be an outstanding destination for visitors of all ages – particularly in the winter months for those looking to escape their snowbound states back East. No matter the weather, the Princess offers an incredible array of activities for its guests.

Golf remains a big attraction here, with TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course and Champions Course both located right next door. The resort’s golf concierge can help visitors arrange tee times there or at one of the more than 200 other courses located in sunny Scottsdale.

For those who love the water, the Princess also does not disappoint. The resort boasts six sparkling pools, all of which are kept at a pleasant 80 degrees Fahrenheit and are open 24/7. A favorite among families is the Sonoran Splash Pool, a 6,000-square-foot aquatic oasis with two 200-foot twisting water slides, a zero-entry pool deck and a sandbox play area. Also popular for those traveling with children is Sunset Beach, the resort’s largest pool, which features a 9,000 square-foot white-sand beach and giant splash pad.

The adults-only Sonoran Landing pool invites you to swim laps in one of two lanes or just relax in an oversized hammock, plush day bed or floating bean bag and enjoy some poolside libations. At the heart of the property is the Princess Pool, with sweeping views of the resort’s lush lagoons and golf course, as well as in-pool hot tubs providing the ultimate in evening relaxation under a starry sky.

There’s also a rooftop pool for guests at the acclaimed 44,000-square-foot Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which offers everything from the exhilaration of aerial yoga to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage. At this hidden oasis guests can enjoy a wealth of treatments, as well as a wet steam room, Swedish dry sauna, hot therapeutic whirlpool, fitness center, grotto waterfall and healthy spa cuisine.

Photos Courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Speaking of cuisine, there are dining options to suit all tastes at the Princess. Top of the list is Bourbon Steak from award-winning Chef Michael Mina – an upscale, contemporary American steakhouse. If it’s south-of-the-border dishes you’re craving, La Hacienda will be just the ticket, with offerings including fresh guacamole crafted tableside and slow-braised pork carnitas.

Other restaurants on the vast property include the Ironwood American Kitchen for breakfast, lunch or dinner (as well as weekend brunch), while the Plaza Bar offers a great indoor/outdoor atmosphere where you can grab a bite to eat and signature craft cocktails. Looking for something a little different? Over at the nearby TPC Golf Clubhouse you can explore the innovative fusion of Asian and Latin flavors at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar.

For those who love to shop, check out the upscale men’s and women’s clothing boutiques at the resort. You can pick up children’s apparel, pool toys and more at the Trailblazers Shop located at the Trailblazers Recreation Center – where you can also rent fishing equipment or join the kids for a dig in the virtual reality sand box, ride the 3D simulators or grab a basketball for a game of hoops at the resort’s sport court.

You may be in town for the incredible cars at Barrett-Jackson – but be sure to take time to experience all the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has to offer!

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-world-of-its-own-take-time-to-explore-the-fairmont-scottsdale-princess/
Published Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2023 16:25:53 +0000

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