In the race to make cars lighter, faster, and more economical, Ferrari is thinking outside the box. Well, it's thinking about the box, to be more accurate, as this week it unveiled a concept car made partially from cardboard. Looking very much like a squished Enzo, the full-size FXX Millechili also features a power-assist hybrid drive train (one in which electricity assists rather than replaces the gasoline engine), a carbon fiber frame, and plastic-and-cardboard panels.
We've shown you the taxis of the future. Could some of the following complete the city fleet?
DeputyDog, a blog about "stuff," has put together a list of the nine most interesting municipal-vehicle ideas.
It includes a German police car made from a Mercedes, New York cops on Segways, a Porsche Cayenne ambulance, a Ferrari 250 GTE that was used by the Italian police in the 1960s, a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Peugeot H2O fire engine concept car.
Can you imagine giving some poor guy in a Honda a speeding ticket when you're driving a Ferrari? … Read more
Ferrari would like to set the record straight for those devout Catholics out there who have an extra $200,000 kicking around.
Its cars are by no means mere symbols of enviable status and power. Most people who buy Ferraris have an appreciation for the fun of driving, Amedeo Felisa, vice general manager of Ferrari, told Reuters.
"Unless having fun has become a sin, I don't believe it" is wrong, Felisa told Reuters from an event in Milan celebrating the company's 60th anniversary.
The luxury carmaker, it seems, felt it had to respond to the fifth … Read more
HP has raised its pimp hand to smack its competition with a brand-new printing technology. Known as EdgeLine, the new system can print a massive 60 pages per minute in mono and 50 pages per minute in color--it's the Ferrari Enzo of printing.
Crave witnessed the official unveiling of two EdgeLine-equipped machines, the CM8060 and CM8050, at an event in Paris yesterday (get us!). HP bigwig Jan Riecher hit a switch, some curtains pulled back and before us stood the mother of all printers--a forklift-sized behemoth that rivaled Mr. Bean for sheer beigeness.
Looks aside, the CM8060 is a … Read more
Fabrik announced today a new family of sleek desktop hard drives that incorporates 2GB of free online storage through the company's MyFabrik Web service: SimpleDrive. The new drives (designed by Pininfarina, longtime designer of the Ferrari) come in several capacities, which are color-coded: 160GB (red); 250GB (white); 320GB (blue); 500GB (black); 750GB (charcoal); and 1TB (charcoal). All feature a single, 3.5-inch hard drive from Hitachi, including the 1TB version. This is the first single-disk, 1TB external hard drive on the market.
Initially, all versions will ship with USB 2.0 interfaces, but in May, Fabrik plans to ship … Read more
Find Ferraris just a little too pretentious? How about a Maserati with a Ferrari engine whose interior looks like it stepped right out of the Saville Row for cars?
The 2008 Maserati GranTurismo had its North American debut at the New York Auto Show on Thursday. While Maserati will say otherwise, this car is more about speeding in style than those into down and dirty performance.
The car takes 5.1 seconds to go 0 to 60 and has a maximum speed of 177 mph (notably not 185). The car has a 405-horsepower 4.2-liter V8 engine mounted in a … Read more
Ferrari's marketing department is apparently as finicky as the legendary brand's automobiles. That, at least, is the only explanation we can assume given its fickle nature on branded mobile phones.
Just a few months after announcing a custom Motorazr Maxx V6 that bore its nameplate, Ferrari has already made a sharp turn to another manufacturer: luxury handset maker Vertu, which will produce the "Ascent Ferrari 1947 Limited Edition" to mark the automaker's 60th birthday.
As for the specs, we'll leave you with Tech Digest's summary: "To match the year, there's 1947 … Read more
In one of the most expensive unplanned publicity stunts in movie history, actor Eddie Griffin wrecked a Ferrari Enzo while practicing for a charity race intended to promote his new movie, Redline. The owner of the car, Daniel Sadek, is also the executive producer of the movie. Sadek has a large exotic car collection which he, foolishly in our estimation, let be used in the movie. According to Sadek, his Enzo is damaged beyond repair. There's video of the wreck here. And here's a picture of an unwrecked Ferrari Enzo, just to reassure you that there are still … Read more
CNET Car Tech posted a set of photos of an extraordinary Ferrari collection. These cars are ultrarare, with examples such as the 342 America, just one of six built, and the F50 GT1, one of three built. The most expensive car in the collection is the 250 GTO. Although there were 39 of these cars built, they are valued at more than $10 million. These vintage and rare Ferraris were photographed at the Ferrari of Silicon Valley dealership in Redwood City.
Crave appreciates fine sportscars as much as anybody, but even we thought it a bit odd that Ferrari was making an audio system that some people planned to keep in their garages. (To lull their Enzos to sleep, we assume.)
The company has decided, thankfully, to make something for the living room too by partnering with Meridian to create its F80 entertainment system. Its features don't exactly blow the doors off competing products--the F80 can play DVDs, CDs, MP3 files and AM/FM radio with 80 watts of power--but Shiny Shiny says it does have a "sleek high-lacquer … Read more