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Collecting Cars recently concluded their very first Supercar Sunday and the top lot for the event is a low-mileage 2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Supercar Sunday offered 24 specially picked vehicles with the event generating a total sale price of $4.4 million.

In 2017, the Ferrari 812 Superfast made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show to the universal acclaim from motoring critics and fans alike. Auto Express described it claiming that it “goes straight into the brand’s hall of fame as an all-time great”.

The fastest and most powerful series production Ferrari to date, the 812 Superfast is no long being produced by Ferrari. It is equipped with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated ‘F149 GA’ V12 engine that produces 789bhp and 718 lb-ft of torque. From a standstill, the 812 Superfast can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.

And to make the example doubly special, it is believed to be the only example of the Ferrari 812 Superfast to have this unique factory color scheme of Verde British Racing on Cioccolato leather. With only 951 miles on the odometer from its one and only owner, the Superfast is a great addition to any automotive collection.

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Paul Pressland Ferrari 812 Superfast

The 2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast led the Supercar Sunday sale, with the top five sales being:

1. 2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast sold for $385,245

2. 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB sold for $377,500

3. 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mercedes sold for $312,970

4. 1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo sold for $278,491

5. 2016 McLaren 675LT Spider sold for $267,218

Supercar Sunday auction featured seven Ferraris, six Porsches, and some rare, low-mileage examples from elite marques like Jaguar, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, McLaren, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. A representative from the motorsport world was also present with the road-legal 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R on offer during the event.

The auction, which lasted for a whole week, saw the most activity around the 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo. It came from the factory with a truly eye-catching Ferrari Yellow with Yellow leather from the ‘Special Wishes’ bespoke program for the bike. The Porsche had 125 bids and had a final sale price of $278,000.

Supercar Sunday also offered British motoring presenter Chris Harris’ 1992 Ferrari 512 TR. There were 53 bids on the exotic Italian car. It was finally sold with a final sale price of $112,438.

Collecting Cars Founder and CEO Edward Lovett shared, “The results for our first-ever ‘Supercar Sunday’ auction event speak for themselves. Since launching in 2019, our online marketplace has rapidly become known as the place to buy and sell exotic cars of all ages, and the vehicles sold on Sunday spanned more than 48 years of high-performance history. All of these cars were sold in just 7 days, with no fees or commissions for the seller, and in a secure and hassle-free process.”

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1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

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Matt Kellar 993 Turbo 102

2016 McLaren 675LT Spyder

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By: Reggie
Title: Successful ‘Supercar Sunday’ Event From Collecting Cars
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/successful-supercar-sunday-event-from-collecting-cars/
Published Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 16:16:19 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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