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Concorso Ferrari 2014

We spent most of the weekend in California, ostensibly to cover the Ferraris on Colorado gathering. Here is one sample; more galleries to follow.

  • Yes, lots of Ferraris.
  • No, not lots of grail cars.  No 288GTO/F40/F50, so we will content ourselves with past auction and SEMA sightings of those. For now.
  • Some race cars.
  • No FXXs.

We really loved the streetscape staging.  Our principal bitch about Cars and Coffee Hookers and Squirrels the Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering (other than the new name) is that it is held at a strip mall.  Yes, it’s a foofy strip mall where you can complement your million dollar Enzo by ringing up a couple of 6 figure Rolexes, but still, it’s just a palm-treed generic and HOA-conforming strip mall.

What a backdrop. [/s]

We hoped to see one of the above cars at least.  We hoped against hope for a LaFerrari sighting.  Nope and nope, but as the pictures to come should show, it was still worth it.

Spied on the Streets: Hot Child in the City

Ferrari f430 16M Scuderia

In both cases, if you tap that ass, you WILL get burned.

This time it’s a Ferrari F430 16M Scuderia Spider.  There are 499 of these in the world (or less – unquallified drivers happen).   It looks cool but it is less about trolling for herpes and an asskicking/robbery handjobs on skid row at the country club and more about putting it on the track and playing Niki Lauda.  Per Car and Driver:

Just as in the 430 Scuderia, the interior is stripped of all comfort features. Carbon fiber and aluminum line the cabin. There is no carpet, just diamond-plate-style aluminum on the floor, accented by exposed welds. The carbon-framed seats are covered in weight-saving cloth and offer only manual fore-and-aft and seatback angle adjustments. The doors are skinned with carbon fiber as well. The only concession to luxury lives in the dash: a horizontally docked iPod touch, the sound from which is delivered to occupants via six speakers (yup, there’s a sound system on a track-ready Ferrari). But it’s a miracle you can even hear the thing, because this is quite possibly the loudest roadgoing car we have ever driven.

Click through for more shots of this hottie (the car, perv).
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