Written by Independent Automotive Journalist David Neyens
LOT #741 – 2021 FERRARI SF90 – NO RESERVE
Few, if any, automotive marques command the star power enjoyed by Ferrari, and the upcoming Las Vegas Auction, scheduled for June 22-24, offers the perfect venue for the latest and perhaps most daring in a long line of Ferrari supercars. Following up on the groundbreaking LaFerrari, Ferrari’s first hybrid-powertrain supercar, the 2021 SF90 – named after the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari – marks the latest foray deep into the future of high-performance automobiles by the renowned engineers at Maranello.
Blending a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 internal combustion engine developing 769 horsepower, along with three electric motors generating an extra 217 horsepower, the SF90 is a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) that delivers stunning performance with total output of 986 horsepower and 590 ft/lbs of torque at the driver’s command. All that power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive, making the SF90 the first mid-engine Ferrari model so-equipped. Other highlights include a lightning-quick 8-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and four drive modes ranging from EV Only to Hybrid, Performance and the ultimate Qualify setting for all-out performance potential.
Speaking of performance, according to Ferrari, the SF90 is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as little as 2.5 seconds. The quarter-mile is covered in just 9.9 seconds and the top speed of the SF90 is a shocking 211 miles per hour. However, according to EPA estimates quoted by Car and Driver magazine, the SF90 Stradale coupe is a relatively miserly supercar, delivering 18 combined highway and city miles per gallon running solely on gasoline and up to 51 MPGe using both its gasoline engine and electric motors.
The gorgeous, flowing body design of the SF90 is the product of the team at the Ferrari Styling Centre under the direction of Flavio Manzoni. Passenger amenities are many, with all SF90 models equipped with an LCD monitor and six-speaker audio system. As expected, modern connectivity is standard, including Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, real-time traffic alerts and integrated navigation system with a voice-activation feature. While hypercars are not typically known for their driver-assistance features, the SF90 is nonetheless equipped with such useful features as a standard backup camera and standard rear parking sensors, plus an available blind-spot monitoring system.
Finished in trademark Rosso Corsa paintwork over Nero (black) upholstery and matching carpeting, this stunning 2021 Ferrari SF90 features a wide array of features and options that comprehensively address the car’s visuals, interior appointments and usability.
Exterior enhancements include carbon-fiber side air splitters, plus two-tone body paint, Scuderia Ferrari front-fender shields, yellow-finished brake calipers, Grigio Corsa matte painted wheels, electrochromic outside mirrors and black ceramic-finished exhaust tips. The interior features an extensive array of carbon-fiber-finished items, plus a leather headliner, special seats featuring colored special stitching, Alcantara seat stripes, Ferrari “Cavallino” stitched headrest motifs, and far too many other touches and upgrades to fully mention here. The Suspension Lift system helps avoid contact with speed bumps in local driving conditions. Last but not least, a Silver dedication plate commemorates this SF90’s production. Many additional features and options are included with this stellar SF90, all listed on the option printout that accompanies this amazing high-tech tour de force from Ferrari.
Production of the SF90 is limited to enhance exclusivity, with some reports quoting a planned run of just 499 units, subject to market demand. To be offered with No Reserve at the upcoming June 22-24 auction in Las Vegas, this outstanding and highly equipped SF90 Stradale is an appropriate feature consignment for the event. Exclusive and marking the latest in supercar technology and performance from Ferrari, the SF90 Stradale offers you a truly rare opportunity to enjoy the Ferrari mystique. Register to bid today.
For up-to-date information on this vehicle, click here.
Title: THE SF90 STRADALE: A Tribute to Scuderia Ferrari Selling with No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/the-sf90-stradale-a-tribute-to-scuderia-ferrari-selling-with-no-reserve-2023-las-vegas/
Published Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2023 16:42:52 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/beyond-the-strip-discover-the-cultural-gems-of-las-vegas-2023/
Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-scottsdale-auction-1967-chevrolet-corvette-custom-coupe-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
Fashion2 days ago
EDM6 days ago
Primavera Sound Brings Another Eclectic Blend Of Alternative, Indie, And Dance On 2024 Lineup
EDM6 days ago
EDMTunes Tasty Tunes Tuesday – Week 47 (Part One)
Grooming5 days ago
Men’s Casual Winter Outfits
Hype Clothing7 days ago
Brown cord — New York Street Style
Baller Awards6 days ago
IDA Awards 2023 Nominees: ‘The Mother of All Lies,’ ‘Pianoforte,’ and ‘Going to Mars’ Among Contenders
Frontier Adventure6 days ago
A Galaxy Seen When the Universe was Only 332 Million Years Old
Travel6 days ago
Things To Do in Monte Amiata in Tuscany