Luxury Cars

A Look Into the History of the McLaren P1

Since its inception in 2013, the McLaren P1 has simply been a world-beater in every aspect. The sleek design and almost impossible performance statistics make it a hyper-car that is sure to be on every enthusiast’s shortlist.

McLaren P1

Rare and Desirable

The exclusive release of a mere 375 models priced at $1,350,000 sold out within months of orders opening in 2013. This serves to highlights the significance and desirability the hyper-car has, from a car manufacturer steeped in racing and engineering brilliance.

Four years on from this, in 2017 the most expensive McLaren P1 ever sold at the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours sale for $2.39 million, proving this to be as much of a collector’s car as it is for driving performance.

Derived from the Legendary McLaren F1

 McLaren P1

Twenty years on from the release of the legendary McLaren F1, the P1 was very much conceived based upon inspiration. It is a logical progression of an instant classic and has gone on to become the rightful successor in many fans eyes.

However, the McLaren P1 had weighty shoes to fill. It’s predecessor, the F1, didn’t gain its legendary status from McLaren’s reputable name alone.

It was the fastest production car in the world at time of release (240mph), the first car to be built around a carbon fiber tub. And if that wasn’t enough, it propelled itself into the racing car hall of fame after winning the iconic 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours Race.

The Ultimate Driver’s Car

McLaren P1

However, after rigorous testing (and excellent marketing ploys) in the arctic circle and death valley desert, the McLaren P1s specs once again proved McLaren’s brilliance in design and engineering and mounted the P1’s place as the ‘ultimate driver’s car’.

The P1 boasts the most advanced suspension system ever fitted to a road car and an importance set on high-speed stability means the McLaren P1 was designed to produce more downforce than any other road car. Moveable front and rear wings can produce a peak of 600kg of downforce in race mode.

The powerful V8 twin-turbo engine manages 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, and allows for a top speed of 217 mph, which is outrageously quick for a road vehicle.

McLaren P1

An Aerodynamic Masterpiece

One glance at the P1 reveals everything you need to know about the immense effort that went into making this car an aerodynamic masterpiece. McLaren’s Design Director resonated with this ‘it’s as though we stuck a tube inside and sucked all the air out – a dramatic, honest shape, but also a very beautiful one’.

Staying true to the aerodynamic, carbon fiber theme, the P1 utilizes lightweight seats with ultra-thin carbon fiber shells, weighing in at just 10.5kg each.

Lanzante: An Iconic Collaboration

Throughout it’s five-year history to date, the P1 has amounted an enormous following and an iconic design collaboration, which has only furthered the longevity of the McLaren P1.

First came the track only P1 GTR, which the British racing team, Lanzante, who were responsible for McLaren’s legendary 1995 Le Mans win, converted for road use at the request of wealthy clients.

The British engineering firm then went on to create five exclusive P1 LM’s, which featured considerably more down force and power than the original P1. This allowed for the P1 LM to break the Nürburgring lap record for a road-legal car in 2017, with a lap of 6 minutes and 43 seconds.

Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Unveiling of the McLaren P1 GT Longtail

McLaren P1

The latest progression in the exciting P1 series was revealed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Lanzante once again collaborated with McLaren to produce the P1 GT Longtail.

The Longtail took inspiration from the classic 1997 F1 GT Longtail, featuring a fixed rear wing mounted on a lengthened tail. This is currently the only car of its type in production after a Middle Eastern client commissioned it for manufacture.

Although specifications for the car have yet to be released, expect this to have more thrust, more power, more aerodynamics, more desirability and demand more excitement than ever before.

The sky truly is the limit for McLaren’s headline model.

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Rolls Royce Enter New Territory with the Cullinan SUV

The saga of luxury vehicle companies launching sparkly new SUV models goes on. Rolls Royce unveiled their first ever SUV earlier on this year, and with the car set to appear in showrooms as soon as late 2018, there is huge anticipation surrounding the release of the Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV.

Family Focused

Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV

The prestigious British manufacturer said this was to be a ‘family focused’ vehicle, as the firm prepares to enter exciting unfamiliar territory. Whilst the Rolls Royce does resemble the Phantom from a distance, it is by all means bigger and better.

Five years of design work led to the manufacture of the biggest grill to ever grace a Rolls Royce vehicle. This is combined with a three-box shape with two-stage tailgate and a collection of horizontal and vertical lines.

The interior has certainly gone for the family friendly approach. The rear of the vehicle has two customizable options of either a traditional three seat bench, or two vastly more luxurious fixed chairs.

A Beautiful Interior

Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV

The Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV also boasts a larger rear space than its highly coveted rival, the long-drive Range Rover. This is an important feat in the SUV world, where every square inch of space counts.

Aesthetically, the interior is beautiful; it is detailed with bespoke oak finishes and fine leather seating. The dashboard is perfectly symmetrical and features a state of the art entertainment and information system, that builds on BMW’s highly praised iDrive infotainment.

As expected, it is fitted with the latest state of the art technology, including but not limited to: pedestrian and wildlife detection, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning systems.

Performance

Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV

Although the Rolls Royce lacks the speed that its luxury SUV rival, the Lamborghini URUS boasts; a 155-mph top speed is by no means slow. This is a car that encapsulates luxury and comfort, whilst being able to tackle any terrain it encounters.

The similarities to the Phantom are not restricted to the bodywork. The Cullinan uses the same 6.75-liter twin turbo V12 engine and all-aluminium chassis that Rolls-Royce have utilized so successfully on the Phantom. A winning formula it would seem.

Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV

The off-road capabilities are probably the most impressive feature about this car. The clever technology utilizes a dashboard camera that automatically adjusts the car’s suspension and gearbox settings to match the terrain.

Rolls-Royce even claims that the Cullinan is to be the most ‘serene ride over the most challenging surfaces anywhere in the world’. It has an impressive wading depth of 540mm, suiting even the most adventurous of driver’s needs.

So how much is it going to cost?

It is reported that the Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV’s sold out in their first round of production. Orders are expected to be delivered to the first lucky customers as soon as the end of 2018. An order would set you back around $300,000 (Auto Express); a prestige price mark for a vehicle that, put simply, is as luxurious as it gets.

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Here’s Your Complete July 2018 Auction Calendar

Sotheby’s is set to dominate the headline art auctions throughout the July 2018 Auction Calendar. Both the Old Masters Evening sale and Pre-Raphaelite British Impressionist art sale are in the highly anticipated schedule.

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival is also set to return. With it comes Silverstone’s classic sale, which should ignite the classic car world and give indication on how the market will pan out into the latter half of the year.

Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale – July 4th

London, United Kingdom

July 2018 Auction Calendar

London Art Week always results in a busy and exciting time for the London art market at the start of July. Arguably the most important and influential auction of the week will take place at Sotheby’s Bond Street auction house, the Old Masters Evening Sale.

Leading the way will be Joseph Mallord William Turner’s stunning portrait, depicting Walton Bridges in one of his highly important series of views of the River Thames. The portrait is expected to fetch up to $5 million when it goes under the hammer on July 4th.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art – July 12th

London, United Kingdom

July 2018 Auction Calendar

An exciting array of paintings, drawings and watercolours are up for grabs at this vastly important midsummer art auction. The sale will offer examples of not only the pre-Raphaelites but also Classical Revival and British Impressionist pieces.

The sale will be led by lot 12 – John William Waterhouse’s enchanting masterpiece, ‘The Siren’. Find out all of the enthralling history and provenance behind this piece here.

Silverstone Classic Sale 2018 – July 21st

Warwickshire, England

July 2018 Auction Calendar

The Silverstone Classic Sale is upon us again and it has some absolute gems up for auction. With plenty of rare, provenant Ferraris, Porsches and Jaguars in the mix, it is hard to pick a real standout contender for the featured lot.

The 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster leads the way in terms of price by a considerable margin, with an estimated hammer price of between $700,000 and $800,000. The car comes with fully documented restoration by a ‘Who’s Who’ of the UK’s leading 300SL specialists and is sure to cause some serious excitement among the classic car enthusiasts at Silverstone.

 

See below for the full July 2018 Auction Calendar:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
Watches OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 2, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/SL5Zkt
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian BooksSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018London
Old Master Sculpture & Works of ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018London
Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge SothebysMedalsJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/kBsXiU
Ancient Sculpture and Works of ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/j2Z97m
AntiquitiesChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/HRJf36
Old Master & British Drawings & WatercoloursChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/XSp8mB
Quentin Blake: A Retrospective Alternative Versions from the artist's personal collectionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/zZbrmb
Old Master & British Works on PaperSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018London
TreasuresSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/HFbdX7
Old Masters Evening SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018London
Treasured Portraits from the Collection of Ernst HolzscheiterChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/n7QDUs
Gold BoxesChristiesGoldJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/MmBmgP
Old Masters Day SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/8pkbyZ
Collection Quidam de RevelSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/8XywWc
Thomas Chippendale: 300 YearsChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Nb7VYE
The Exceptional Sale 2018ChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/xivPFc
Old Masters Evening SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/6Poa2i
From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints OnlineChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/q7UAi2
Jewels OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 6, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/f2e9xV
Contemporary Prints and Multiples OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 6, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/bVddzw
Old Masters Day SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 6, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/wauxNT
English Literature, History, Science, Children's Books and IllustrationsSothebysBooksJuly 9, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/cF8co7
First Open Online: Post-War and Contemporary ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Contemporary EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/SCnzdy
MoMA: Tracing Photography's HistoryChristiesPhotographyJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/xa1c5S
The Library of an English Bibliophile Part VIIISothebysBooksJuly 10, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/QgQWCV
Science and Natural HistoryChristiesScienceJuly 10, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4mTiXy
Finest and Rarest WinesSothebysFine WineJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/orVMbt
19th & 20th Century SculptureSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4DPcqA
Valuable Books and ManuscriptsChristiesBooksJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4p3U37
Victorian Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/k3P18b
The Art of China: New York, Summer EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/8WvRXf
The Art of China: London, Summer EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Phillips x Artsy: Summer SchoolPhillipsFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/huxC3b
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/mSMPMx
US CoinsHeritageCoinsJuly 12, 2018July 16, 2018Orlando
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/LgqJT5
19th Century European & Orientalist ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/2zTp8K
Contemporary Art OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 13, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/KMSNnB
Christie's Wine OnlineChristiesFine WineJuly 17, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/HPvJaV
SportsHeritageMemorabilliaJuly 19, 2018July 20, 2018Dallas
Contemporary Art OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 24, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/hhY37V
Close to Home: Christie's Staff Art ShowChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 25, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/zjV9Nv
Movie PostersHeritageMemorabilliaJuly 28, 2018July 29, 2018Dallas
20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening SalePhillipsFine Art and AntiquesJuly 25, 2018Hong Kong
Jewels and JaeditePhillipsJewellery & WatchesJuly 28, 2018Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Watch Auctions: SIXPhillipsJewellery & WatchesJuly 28, 2018Hong Kong

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‘The most valuable British car ever offered at auction in Europe’

This Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato has exceptionally grand expectations on its shoulders after being described as the ‘most valuable British car ever offered at auction in Europe’.

Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

One of the key factors leading to the “2Vev’s” extraordinarily high estimated price is the unrivaled rarity and provenance that the car offers. It is offered in pristine condition and boasts single family ownership for the last 47 years, since its inception; a feat that very few classic cars can claim.

The car is a lightweight version of only 19 models built in the Zagato’s inception year.

Extreme Racing Provenance

However aesthetically striking and beautiful the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato might appear, it certainly wasn’t made for show. This car has serious racing provenance, as indicated by its traditional racing green finish. It was raced internationally throughout 1961-62 against some of the current most expensive Ferrari’s on the planet.

Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

The Zagato was also driven by two-time Formula 1 World Champion and American Indianapolis 500 Miles winner Jim Clark.

Clark was the driver who was involved in one of the most astonishing and celebrated images in racing history – a collision with a Ferrari 250 GTO and another 250 GTO SWB at the RAC Tourist Trophy Race at Goodwood in 1962. The crash featured three of the most valuable and prestigious cars of the 1960s and indeed the classic car market of modern day.

The Zagato remains ready for track action to this day, after a full Aston Martin restoration in the 1990’s.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

After a career of successful and historic racing in its home country, it seems fitting that the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato will go under the auction block at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 13th July.

When the sale was announced back in February, James Knight announced that “2VEV is, by some distance, the most valuable British motor car ever to be offered at a European auction. It’s a landmark sale.”

Although no official estimate has been given, from these sentiments it can be assumed that the current record for the most expensive British car to sell at auction ($22,550,000) will be shattered when the hammer drops in July.

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The Heat is Turned Up for the June 2018 Auction Calendar

The summer heat is now officially in upon us and the June 2018 auction calendar has a fiery line up of dates to highlight. Borro Blog has focused on three key auctions taking place in the month ahead from the prestigious Greenwich Concours D’Elegance to the highly anticipated Christie’s Rockefeller auctions. The focus of the latter has shifted from art to fine jewelry.

Bonhams Concours d’Elegance

June 3rd – Greenwich

June 2018 Auction Calendar

This is an unmissable auction for true classic car enthusiasts and collectors. The June 2018 auction calendar kicks off with the 23rd Concours d’Elegance in Greenwich, CT, which will take place from June 1st – 3rd and will precede the Bonhams auction.

It is considered to be one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast. June 2nd focuses heavily on American classics and motorcycles, while June 3rd is the Concours International for imported brands, when the auction will take place.

The leading lot for this auction is a true British classic, the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible offered in racing green comes in with a high estimate of $2,500,000.

Bonhams Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks

June 6th – New York

June 2018 Auction Calendar

Bonhams’ Fine Watches sale is set to see some exceptionally rare collectibles go under the hammer. This includes an array of Pateks, Tag Heuers, Rolexes and a selection of pristine clocks, some of which are centuries old and claim exceptionally strong provenance.

The standout timepiece from the auction will be, as is usually the case, the Patek Philippe. This particular watch has been described by Bonhams as a fine 18 carat gold chronograph wristwatch with a perpetual calendar and moon phase. The timepiece is estimated to fetch up to $75,000 when it goes under the hammer on June 6th.

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy & David Rockefeller

June 12th – New York

June 2018 Auction Calendar

This June sale offers a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire significant signed jewelry from the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller. It also features an exquisite collection of colored gemstones and important colorless and fancy colored diamonds.

At an auction with so many highly priced jewels, it is hard to pick a standout. However, surely the ‘Superb Diamond Ring’ weighing in at 20.47 carats is set to steal the headlines, priced with a high estimate of $3.5 million.

See the complete June 2018 auction calendar below:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryDateLocationURL
LAS VEGAS MOTORCYCLE JUNE 2018MecumLuxury carsJune 1, 2018Las Vegashttps://goo.gl/Hy6Sb2
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance AuctionBonhamsLuxury CarsJune 3, 2018
Greenwich
Native American ArtBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesJune 4, 2018
Los Angeles
Russian ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/jxRBbD
PhotographsHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 5, 2018New York
Russian PicturesSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/YDzzTj
Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & IconsSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/mHPbMQ
Jewels OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJune 5, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/3YqBZ8
Swiss Art/Swiss MadeSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 5, 2018Zurichhttps://goo.gl/HW4W1f
DesignChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 5, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/udKYK6
Whisky SaleBonhamsWhiskyJune 6, 2018New York
Fine Watches and WristwatchesBonhamsJewellery & WatchesJune 6, 2018
New York
Fine JewelsSothebysJewellery & WatchesJune 6, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/SFA2Rn
Art Contemporain Evening SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 6, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/erC1i3
Interiors: New York VisionsChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 6, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/xtchvH
Fine JewelsChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 6, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/ddJQkx
Christie's Jewels OnlineChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 6, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Art Contemporain Day SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 7, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/39vTvj
Post-War & Contemporary Art Paris, Evening SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 7, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/qsuYws
Finest & Rarest Wines and SpiritsChristiesFine WineJune 7, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/wwFjJA
Christie's Watches Online: Summer Watch Series - Part IChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 7, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
European ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 8, 2018Dallas
Newport Beach 2018Russo & SteeleLuxury carsJune 8, 2018Newport Beachhttps://goo.gl/rhMJ6K
DENVER 2018MecumLuxury carsJune 8, 2018Denverhttps://goo.gl/6PLVrw
CURATED: TURN IT UPSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 8, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/L2sbhz
Picasso Ceramics OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 8, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/TuJiV1
Post-War & Contemporary Art Paris, Day SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 8, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/8Vg7U1
Fine & Decorative ArtsHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 9, 2018Dallas
Legends of the WestHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 9, 2018Dallas
The Burgundy CollectionSothebysFine WineJune 9, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/J4e5rf
Luxury Accessories HeritageLuxury HandbagsJune 10, 2018Chicago
Civil War, Militaria, Arms & ArmorHeritageMemorabilliaJune 10, 2018Dallas
JewelryHeritageJewellery & WatchesJune 11, 2018Chicago
Fine Books and ManuscriptsBonhamsBooksJune 12, 2018
New York
Arts d'AsieSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/HeXiZn
Howard Hodgkin: Working on PaperSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/xMKUhG
Modern & Post-War British Art Day SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/qToZQi
The Colourists: Pictures from the Harrison CollectionSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/aj9h1f
Modern & Post-War British Art Evening SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/LdV5t2
Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David RockefellerChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 12, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/5LzCJd
Arts of IndiaChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/ZkDphC
Handbags & AccessoriesChristiesHandbagsJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/YZUzE5
South Asian Modern + Contemporary ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/5jEXKs
US CoinsHeritageCoinsJune 13, 2018Long Beach
Arts d'Afrique et d'OcéanieSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 13, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/5aUpLG
Important JewelsChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 13, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/H6MbSo
An Evening of Exceptional WatchesChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 13, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/173msN
Kenneth NeameChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 13, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/qakfYe
Art d'AsieChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 13, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/aokVUe
Fine JewelsSothebysJewellery & WatchesJune 14, 2018Genevahttps://goo.gl/sLJZTJ
Finest Wines and SpiritsChristiesFine WineJune 14, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/TgGeQ2
Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, Including AmericanaChristiesBooksJune 14, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/pYjzMB
The Portland AudubonChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 14, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/pqGg1X
Contemporary Editions Online: A Private CollectionSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 15, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/qkB4HE
Modern & Contemporary ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 17, 2018Dallas
Fine Books and Manuscripts Including AmericanaSothebysBooksJune 18, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/bmQX7n
Watches OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJune 18, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/7HA3Zb
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 19, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/ymcCwW
Modern British ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 19, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/F4wavX
Sculpture et Objets d'Art EuropéensChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 19, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/biQg5i
Northeast 2018Barrett JacksonLuxury CarsJune 20, 2018Connecicuthttps://goo.gl/6e67nK
Impressionist & Modern Art Day SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Rx3gvY
Finest and Rarest WinesSothebysFine WineJune 20, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Modern British Art Day saleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/V8pHze
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/3xFN4i
Un autre XXème siècle: les arts de la figuration 1900-1950ChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/XaHVmV
Tableaux 1400 - 1900ChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/6BcYFB
Online: Handpicked 50 Works selected by the Saatchi GalleryChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 20, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 21, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/4JeHzX
Impressionist and Modern Art Day SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 21, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/xW162L
Impressionist & Modern Works on PaperChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 21, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/NLYXU6
Ethnographic ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 22, 2018Dallas
WineHeritageFine WineJune 22, 2018Dallas
PORTLAND 2018MecumLuxury carsJune 22, 2018Portlandhttps://goo.gl/CCDpdh
EntertainmentHeritageMemorabilliaJune 23, 2018Beverley Hills
RM Sotheby's: The Dingman Collection 2018RM SothebysLuxury CarsJune 23, 2018Hamptonhttps://goo.gl/8ynbND
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 26, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/dDA3RT
World CurrencyHeritageCoinsJune 27, 2018Hong Kong
Contemporary Art Day AuctionSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 27, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/URGUfW
Design in SituSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJune 27, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/5EQaXi
Futur antérieur : la Collection d'Art africain de Liliane et Michel Durand-DessertChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 27, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/8CKWzd
World CoinsHeritageCoinsJune 28, 2018Hong Kong
Post-War to PresentChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 28, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/UvjM6t
Handpicked: 50 Works Selected by the Saatchi GalleryChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJune 28, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Qv9n4w
Christie's Watches Online: Summer Watch Series Part IIChristiesJewellery & WatchesJune 28, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Asian ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesJune 29, 2018Beverly Hills

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The Monaco madness came and went in a flash. Car collectors are already looking ahead to RM Sotheby’s sale of Michael Dingman’s remarkable car collection, which will be taking place in Hampton, New Hampshire in mid-June. However, Borro Blog has decided to opt for one of the key lots to come out of the bi-annual Monte Carlo sale, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Extreme Rarity

RM Sotheby’s describes the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to be at the ‘very top of the pyramid within Veyron hierarchy’. It is also extremely rare; the Vitesse is one of the last 92 Veyrons built.

The design contributes to the rarity and desirability from a collector’s perspective. It is finished in a two-tone blue contrast, with contrasting blue carbon fiber, diamond-cut wheels and clear-glass taillights.

The interior emulates this design, with contrasting blue stitching throughout. The Bugatti features a Transformer logo between the seats, a subtle memento of the fact it was commissioned in a Transformers livery.

 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Specs, Performance and World Records

In terms of specs and performance, the Bugatti is second to none. It’s a well-known fact that the Veyron is the fastest car on the planet, after it recorded 268 mph at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track.

However, the Vitesse model boasts the world record for the world’s fastest open-topped car, with a top speed of 254 mph.

If that didn’t impress you then these engine specs will: the Vitesse model is fitted with the ultimate 1,200 bhp quad turbo W-16 engine and open top bodywork. This allows the car to reach 0-62 mph in just 2.46 seconds.

A Future Collectible

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Since its initial unveiling at the Geneva 2012 Motor Show, the Bugatti has been considered by many to be one of the most spectacular cars built thus far in the 21st century.

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse went under the hammer for a hefty €1,720,625 ($2,020,000) in Monaco on May 12th. However, due to the rarity and desirability of this prestigious super-car, it is sure to be a collectible that will demand astronomical fees in years to come.

 

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Sotheby’s Dominates the May 2018 Auction Calendar

As the title suggests, Sotheby’s are featured in all three of Borro Blog’s May 2018 auction calendar highlights.

All the major asset classes are covered, with RM Sotheby’s heading to Monaco for their annual sale of blockbuster cars. This is followed by an Important Watches sale and an Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale.

RM Sotheby’s – Monaco 2018

May 12th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’

Monaco, the home of formula one racing, style and high-living will once again see large scale auction houses and classic car punters flood the city for ludicrously priced automobiles, coinciding with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix.

The top lot from RM Sotheby’s last Monaco auction in 2016 was the 1951 Ferrari 340, which sold for a hot €7,280,000 (£6,366,000). RM Sotheby’s will want to emulate 2016’s success with the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ as the featured lot, hoping to fetch up to €9 million ($10,987,000).

Sotheby’s – Important Watches

May 13th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - Rolex Chronograph

Sotheby’s are tipping this auction to be a focus on ‘the very best of what vintage and modern horology has to offer’. The Important Watches auctions always live up to expectations, and this auction certainly won’t fall short.

Number 276 is the standout lot to watch; the exceptionally rare, stainless steel Rolex Chronograph. It comes complete with registers, bracelets and tropical subsidiary dials and is set to go for up to £400,000 ($558,000) when it goes under the hammer.

Sotheby’s – Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

 May 15th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - Téte De Femme

Sotheby’s are returning to New York for their highly popular Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale. A host of highly renowned and influential artists such as Max Ernst, Marc Chagall and Francis Picabia are on offer.

However, it is Pablo Picasso who is stealing the limelight once again. Painted on December 5th 1964, the oil based ‘Téte De Femme’ was inspired by Picasso’s sixth and final significant muse, Jacqueline Roque. The work is set to sell for up to $3 million on May 15th.

 

See the full list of dates for the May 2018 auction calendar below:

 

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryJanuary 2, 1900LocationURL
TimepiecesHeritageJewellery & WatchesMay 1, 2018New York
Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 1, 2018Sydney
From Earth to FireSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 1, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/bT6Lut
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Online SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 1, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jm6gxx
The Greek SaleBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018Los Angeles
Made in CaliforniaBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018New York
19th Century European PaintingsBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018Sydney
Fine Glass and British CeramicsBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018New York
The Greek SaleBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018Monte Carlo
Made in CaliforniaBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018Los Angeles
19th Century European PaintingsBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018New York
Old Master PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 2, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/646Vg1
Audrey Hepburn:The Personal Collection Part IIIChristie'sMemorabilliaMay 2, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/xtJtGR
Einstein and Family: Letters and PortraitsChristie'sMemorabilliaMay 2, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/qaVXHZ
CollectionsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/K6FXGq
DesignSotheby'sDesignMay 3, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/ZfpwaJ
Bande Dessinée & IllustrationChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 3, 2018Paris Parishttps://goo.gl/1NxrSw
American ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesMay 4, 2018Dallas
Nature & ScienceHeritageScienceMay 5, 2018Dallas
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art, Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 8, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/EJEUP3
Asian ArtBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 9, 2018New York
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: English & European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations, Part IChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 9, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SoveVS
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Art of the Americas, Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 9, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/htXBwB
ComicsHeritageMemorabilliaMay 10, 2018Chicago
SportsHeritageMemorabilliaMay 10, 2018Dallas
RM Sotheby's: Auburn SpringRM Sotheby'sLuxury carsMay 10, 2018Auburnhttps://goo.gl/j5m5NJ
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Fine Art, Day SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 10, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/gVEZds
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: English & European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations, Part IIChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 10, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/EEsNfu
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and AmericanaChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 10, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/gmQkZH
Picasso Ceramics OnlineChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 10, 2018Online
Modern Edition OnlineChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 10, 2018Online
Space ExplorationHeritageMemorabilliaMay 11, 2018Dallas
The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'BonhamsLuxury CarsMay 11, 2018Monte Carlo
Texas ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesMay 12, 2018Dallas
Musical InstrumentsHeritageFine Art and AntiquesMay 12, 2018Dallas
RM Sotheby's: MonacoRM Sotheby'sLuxury carsMay 12, 2018Monte Carlohttps://goo.gl/THDHov
The Geneva Watch Auction: SevenPhillipsJewellery & WatchesMay 12, 2018Genevahttps://goo.gl/Q6upZs
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & WatchesMay 13, 2018Genevahttps://goo.gl/UB9q1w
Asian ArtBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 14, 2018New York
The Shape of Beauty: Sculpture from the Collection of Howard and Saretta BarnetSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 14, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/DDrHtC
Art of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 14, 2018New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 14, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ZYbDCL
Rare WatchesChristie'sJewellery & WatchesMay 14, 2018Geneva Genevahttps://goo.gl/buxEsu
The World of Gold, Opals and Other "Phenomenal" GemsBonhamsJewellery & WatchesMay 15, 2018Los Angeles
Magnificent Jewels and Noble JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & WatchesMay 15, 2018Genevahttps://goo.gl/n3ev63
Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan DeaconSotheby'sMemorabilliaMay 15, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/D8QHs1
Impressionist & Modern Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Ct3vTw
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Rarity and Refinement: Treasures from a Distinguished East Asian CollectionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Y9LXuJ
Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/vbdyDE
LaliqueChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/ZAgh8C
Fine and Rare WinesChristie'sFine WineMay 15, 2018Geneva Genevahttps://goo.gl/MU5Sdr
American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 15, 2018Online
Lalique & Art GlassHeritageFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018Dallas
Raising The Bar: Masterworks from the Collection of Morton and Barbara MandelSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/DSkZgr
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ya66vC
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning SessionPhillipsFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/8BvVmM
Impressionist and Modern Art Works on PaperChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Impressionist and Modern Art Day SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 16, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & WatchesMay 16, 2018Geneva Genevahttps://goo.gl/gzSrH8
Contemporary Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 17, 2018New York
PhotographsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 17, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/JQPoZA
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 17, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
African & Oceanic ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 17, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/5jNfMS
St George Street Sale: Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 18, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/ojWcCp
Photographs OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 18, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/fY5ycC
Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning SessionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 18, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/s3x1wG
Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon SessionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 18, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Americana & PoliticalHeritageMemorabilliaMay 19, 2018Dallas
Finest & Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine WineMay 19, 2018New York
Historic Coins and Medals | Featuring Magnificent Morgan Silver Dollars from the Collection of Ralph and Lois StoneSotheby'sCoinsMay 21, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Y8RMR3
Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings OnlineChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 21, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and FamilySotheby'sMemorabilliaMay 22, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/JKZ4bp
Musical ManuscriptsSotheby'sMemorabilliaMay 22, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/qXaS1M
Master PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018New York
European ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018New York
American ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018Online
DesignChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/k2zVey
Contemporary Art Asia: New York EditionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018Paris Parishttps://goo.gl/H9jDfN
Contemporary Art Asia: Hong Kong EditionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018Online
Stephen Shore: Vintage PhotographsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 22, 2018Online
American ArtBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018New York
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018New York
Thomas Molesworth: Designing the American West | The Ruth and Jake Bloom CollectionSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/o3UeRo
Latin American ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018Online
The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & CeramicsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ZnRwNy
The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 23, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/DZd1kk
Modern & ContemporaryHeritageFine Art and AntiquesMay 24, 2018Beverly Hills
Fine and Rare WinesBonhamsFine WineMay 24, 2018Hong Kong, Admiralty
19th Century European PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 24, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/bZzWyW
Livres et ManuscritsSotheby'sMemorabilliaMay 24, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/4k7iin
Important DesignSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 24, 2018New York
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & WatchesMay 24, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/TiWN3X
The Collector: Silver &19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 24, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/fkwy9b
Christie's Watches OnlineChristie'sJewellery & WatchesMay 24, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/6nRQJg
Fine & Rare Wines: Direct from the Cellars of the Historic Comte Georges de VogüéChristie'sFine WineMay 25, 2018Online
Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)Christie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 26, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/xFQDEe
Fine & Rare Wines Featuring Wines Direct from Masseto and a Guinaudeau Family Collection of Château Lafleur and Estate WinesChristie'sFine WineMay 26, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/Y2xodJ
Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)Christie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 27, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/f38736
Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)Christie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 27, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/GqSJX7
Chinese Contemporary InkChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 28, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/uTHUj1
Chinese Contemporary InkChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 28, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/FafxtK
Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and CalligraphyChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 28, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/cVJK59
Important Watches and Private CollectionsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 28, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/q1xtCz
Fine Chinese Modern PaintingsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 29, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/W3mZRb
Hong Kong Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & WatchesMay 29, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/iZpJwt
Livres rares et ManuscritsChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 29, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/rY4Cve
Handbags OnlineChristie'sHandbagsMay 29, 2018Paris Parishttps://goo.gl/XrN2PU
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Online
Handbags & AccessoriesChristie'sHandbagsMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/ZhWaod
Contemplating The DivineChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/frSwer
Leisurely Delights of a Transient LifeChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/XpkmUA
Celestial Immortals - The Taber Family Tianqiuping from Philbrook Museum of ArtChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/oxFdFo
The Three Rarities - Imperial Qianlong Ceramics From An Important Private CollectionChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/3fhwnD
The Nitta MaitreyaChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 30, 2018Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/M4tsz4
Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard HawthornSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 31, 2018Hong Kong
Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesMay 31, 2018Hong Kong
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Ferrari 488 Pista – April 2018 Car of the Month

The Ferrari 488 Pista debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018 and swiftly took the super-car limelight.

Ferrari 488 Pista

20 Image Source: Autocar

When a car shares the Italian derived name for ‘track’, it is a fair assumption that is going to have taken inspiration from the racing world.

In fact, Ferrari stated that the 488 Pista encompasses ‘all of the experience built up on the world’s circuits by the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE’ (the Maranello organised Ferrari Challenge). The 488 GTE has taken 35 out of the 50 races it has run to date. So, it’s certainly fair to say that the Pista is more than racing track worthy.

The Pista’s performance specs are impressive. The newly released model’s 3.9 liter engine boasts Ferrari’s most powerful V8 ever, alongside a colossal 711 bhp, a sizable increase over the 661bhp of the previous GTB model. This all contributes to an unmistakable Ferrari sound, roaring louder than ever before.

It manages 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds and features a ‘Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer’ which works by adjusting the brake pressure at the calipers. This gives the car heightened predictability when accelerating through and out of corners.

The 488 Pista’s aerodynamic efficiency has been dramatically improved by 20% from the 488 GTB. This is due, firstly, to the F1 derived S-duct, making its first ever appearance on a road car.

Secondly, the new thermal efficiency technology derived from the 488 Challenge, provides the car with an unrivaled radiator cooling system.

Ferrari 488 Pista

Image Source: Ferrari

The Ferrari 488 Pista is incredibly lightweight; 90kg lighter than the previous model to be precise, with weight reductions concentrated in the most weight-sensitive areas of the car. This, combined with a carbon focus on materials such as the rims contribute to the outstanding agility and responsiveness that this super car offers.

Now, how much does would a brand-new, state of the art Ferrari 488 Pista set me back you ask? Well, no official price has been announced. However, The Week has reported that it is expected to cost around £215,000 ($305,000), making it £32,000 ($45,000) more expensive than the previous model.

You be the judge on whether it’s worth splashing the extra cash.

 

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