Ferrari is a company known for exclusivity and wringing their customers out of more money with every special edition they release. With the current batch of Italian supercars apparently looking a little long in the tooth, Autoblog has let slip that a production version of the Pininfarina Sergio is coming—in limited, Ferrari-like quantities.
There are some cars that come along and become instant legends. Icons of a time long forgotten. In the late 1960s, Ford and Ferrari were two behemoths battling it out for world domination on the racetrack. Ford was dominating the race circuit, putting a level of hurt on Ferrari that the Italian automaker never expected. In 1967, Ferrari’s aim changed to just one goal—win; and the Ferrari 330 P4 was born.
Cutting up a Ferrari 458 Italia would register on the sacrilegious scale somewhere around the same place dropping a Chevrolet Big Blog into a Ford would, but Wataru Kato, owner of Liberty Walk Performance, doesnâ€™t believe that a chopped-up 458 is a bad thing.
The Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Valvetronic Exhaust System by Frequency Intelligent Exhaust takes an already euphoric exhaust note and transforms it into a sound only previously heard in a F1 race. Not only does this system make the car sound and spit blue flames under acceleration just like a car restricted to the track, but once the gas pedal is released, the idle sounds just as quiet and smooth as the factory exhaust. They accomplished this by using an exhaust valve, what they call Exhaust Valvetronic, similar to the OEM counterpart.
Ever want to hear two of the world’s most exclusive cars going at it in a rev battle? Well prepare your ears for the pleasure that is the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari LaFerrari doing that very thing ¾ in a tunnel of all places. The 651 BHP V12 of the Enzo and the 950 BHP V12 with HY-KERS in the LaFerrari have uniquely different exhaust tones, but both of these stallions are legends of their respective eras and the epitome of true hypercars. And the winner is? We think the LaFerrari won, but feast your eyes and ears on the video for yourself and you be the judge.