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In a few days, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will commence and as part of Ferrari’s 75th Anniversary, they will be displaying an impressive variety of Prancing Horse cars including 5 models which will be making their UK debut. Many passionate Ferrari collectors are also representing the brand as they showcase an excellent array of classic racing Ferrari models. The models vary from the first ever Ferrari, the 125S, to the iconic 156 Sharknose, the very successful 250 LM, the Ferrari Challenge 488 evo, and the Ferrari 333 SP endurance racer.

Ferrari 296 GTB

First in the list of making their UK debut is Ferrari’s first V6-hybrid, the 296 GTB. Powered by a 2.9-liter mid-rear-mounted V6 that generates 663cv and a hybrid system that is able to deliver another 167cv to the rear wheels, the 296 GTB has a total of 830cv. The 296 GTB that will be displayed at the Festival of Speed has an exquisite Rossa Corsa finish with a Baby Blue racing livery which was part of the optional Assetto Fiorano pack which comes with fixed racing dampers and more aggressive aerodynamics.

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Ferrari 296 GTB

The color scheme of this 296 GTB was inspired by the historic racing livery of 1960s and 1970s Maranello Concessionaires racing team by Colonel Ronnie Hoare. At the time, there a lot of other racing cars like the 250 LM, 275 GTB, and 365 GTB4 Daytona were wrapped in a similar livery.

In 2014, importing rights were returned to Ferrari SpA. Before that, however, Maranello Concessionaires were also the ones who managed importing Ferrari cars to the UK, and many cars were registered under the numberplate “EHF 1”. Maranello Sales, based at the historic Tower Garage in Egham, still has ownership of the EHF 1 numberplate. They have generously loaned the numberplate to Ferrari North Europe to complete the historic link of Ferrari in the UK.

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Ferrari SF90 Spider

Ferrari SF90 Spider

The Ferrari SF90 Spider joins the 296 GTB at the Supercar Paddock. It is an open-top version of the SF90 Stradale which was launched to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari in 2019. Powering the SF90 Spider is a 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 780cv that is connected to three additional electric motors that are connected to the two front wheels and between the engine and gear box which produces another 220cv. The combined total power output of the V8 engine and the electric motors is an impressive 1000cv. A journalist from Autocar magazine picked the specification for this SF90 Spider and it will be featured along with a full review of the car in an upcoming issue.

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Ferrari 812 Competizione

Ferrari 812 Competizione

Joining in the Supercar Paddock is the Ferrari 812 Competizione. Based on the Ferrari 812 Superfast, this is a limited series car with a 6.5-liter V12 engine tuned to give 30cv more, with a total power output of 830cv. The 812 Competizione also have a revised front and rear track and suspension settings to give the front and rear a more aggressive aerodynamics. It was also equipped with an innovative rear-wheel steering system for faster turn-in and sharper handling. The 812 Competizione also has a powerful soundtrack that is capable of reverberating all through the Goodwood Festival of Speed grounds.

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By: Reggie
Title: Ferrari Debuts 5 Models At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/ferrari-debuts-5-models-at-goodwood-festival-of-speed/
Published Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:45:56 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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