Happy Sunday! What better way to spend it than with the Last Lap here at Motorsport Prospects and Ferraris, Ferraris, Ferraris! Or maybe you would prefer an Aston? Camaro? Porsche? You name it and I have it on this week’s Last Lap. More motorsport-related fun than you can squeeze into a Sunday morning with your freshly brewed coffee.
2022 Ferrari 296 GTB Reviews
The brand new Ferrari 296 GTB is out and the reviews are in. Oh boy are the reviews in! Interested in what some have called the “new Dino?” Offended by the very thought of a hybrid Ferrari? Open to a brand new Ferrari experience? Check out these reviews and decide for yourself.
- Road Show: 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB First Drive Review: Deeply Desirable
- Supercars.net: First experience with the new Ferrari 296 GTB
- Supercars.net: Ferrari 296 GTB: An In-depth Look
- Supercars.net: 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB: Video Roundup
- Autoweek: Ferrari 296 GTB Hybrid Takes a Step into the Electric Future
- The Drive: 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB First Drive Review: The 818-HP Hybrid V6 Doesn’t Disappoint
- Dupont Registry: Ferrari 296 GTB First Drive Review: The Return Of The V6
Vive La France!
The always fine folks at Goodwood have compiled a list of what they think are the nine best French supercars ever made. Does this match up with your list?
Lamborghini Palm Beach recently took delivery of two of the six Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2s that will be raced in the upcoming Super Trofeo season. Naturally, the team also took the opportunity to show off the formidable four-wheel beast ahead of the first race of the single-make championship in April.
How Did You Possibly Catch Me Officer?
Autoweek has a list of the 10 fastest police cars in the world and there are some extraordinary police vehicles that will make your mouth water. And possibly give you pause for thought as you push down on that accelerator pedal.
Auction News & Cars For Sale
- According to The Robb Report: “One of Ferrari’s first contemporary supercars was the 288 GTO, a homologation special made from 1984 to 1987. It was followed by the F40 in 1987, which became the nemesis of Porsche’s 959 and a car whose price was driven into the stratosphere by speculators, despite the relatively plentiful quantity produced. Unlike the F40, a model with 1,315 examples made through 1992, only 375 examples of its successor, the F50, were constructed between 1995 and 1997, which makes the latter a very special car.” Now you have the chance to own one. This 1996 Ferrari F50 is set to be auctioned through Artcurial Motorcars at the Rétromobile Salon in Paris on March 18.
- Bring a Trailer has teamed up with Texas-based dealership DriverSource to sell 12 pristine manual Ferraris over the next few weeks, all of which feature the marque’s signature gated shifter. The aptly named Gated Collection, which is comprised of road cars built between 1971 and 2005, illustrates the growth of the nameplate across four decades of production. You can expect both classic and contemporary rides, with an array of engines and cylinder counts.
- Not to be outdone, the late Southern Californian collector Donald L. Weber amassed an extraordinary fleet of Ferraris throughout his lifetime. Now, the red rarities are being offered up to a new set of discerning collectors. More than 20 of Weber’s most prized rides will go under the gavel at Gooding & Company’s upcoming Pebble Beach auction, taking place August 13 and 14.
- The DuPont Registry has a preview of the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. They look at a select few cars coming under the hammer including a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450, 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series, 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible.
- Porsche, Toyota race cars featured in a record-setting Gooding & Co. Amelia Island auction this year. According to Racer.com “the most significant sale of the week was a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe, which sold for $13,425,000 and set a new world record for the French marque at auction. But two rare racing machines played significant roles in Gooding & Company’s early March 13th annual Amelia Island Auction, the company notching $66,534,480 in sales, achieving a 92 percent sales rate and selling 19 lots for more than $1 million each in a single day.”
- According to Stuttcars: “Porsche restomods from Singer Vehicle Design do not come cheap. However, ordering one directly from the carmaker is not just about having the funds. In fact, about a year ago, the ever-growing waiting list for a new build sat at roughly three years! Those unwilling to wait for their custom build can take advantage of this 1989 Singer Porsche 911 that recently popped up for sale in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, just outside Detroit.” This 1,100-Mile Singer Vehicle Design Porsche 911 can be yours for $1.1 Million.
- Astons more your thing? Want to channel that inner James Bond? Goodwood notes that 16 dream Astons are up for grabs at the 79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport on April 10th. “Bonhams will be filling us in on each car in coming weeks. Meanwhile, here are 16 cars from the Bonhams 79MM sale to whet your Aston Martin Lagonda appetite. Prices are Bonhams’ pre-sale estimates.”
- The Mecum Glendale 2022 Auction March 16-19 is auctioning off some interesting cars including a 2020 Ford GT and Top Fuel Dragsters!
- Classic Motorsports notes that a rare Group B Ford RS200 is for sale. Noted to be one of only 140 built to meet homologation requirements, the car is believed to be the last customer-delivered example.
- A rare McLaren Hybrid P1 Hypercar with just 128 Miles on it is up for auction. According to The Robb Report: “One of only 58 built, the svelte four-wheeler was designed in honor of the marque’s incredible victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1995. First unveiled in 2013, the P1 was the world’s first hybrid hypercar and remains a stellar example of McLaren’s racing prowess.”
- Classic Motorsport looks at the first year of The Amelia since Haggerty took over in New faces, new name, new attitude
- Finally, Broad Arrow Group announces its first live auction during this August’s Monterey Car Week alongside the annual Motorworks Revival event at The Monterey Jet Center. The boutique auction will be executed by Broad Arrow Auctions and its team of auction industry veterans. The live auction will feature approximately 80 exceptional motor cars. Broad Arrow Auctions joins Collectors Garage and Broad Arrow Capital as recently established businesses under Broad Arrow Group – a company formed in 2021 with a vision to transform the industry and set a new bar for integrity, trust, and innovation.