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How Do Speed Cameras Work?

How Do Speed Cameras Work?

Watch Out for Speed Cameras!

In modern times, speed cameras are becoming more and more apparent in society. Although many people receive tickets from these devices, they may not know, how do speed cameras work? The purpose of a speed camera is to detect the speed of a vehicle on a roadway. This begins with choosing a proper location and setting up the equipment. Once chosen, the camera detects speed and takes digital photos of violators. Depending on the region, the camera may take pictures after a certain threshold above the limit. For instance, the speed limit may be 35 mph, but the camera may not snap unless a vehicle passes 40 mph. Depending where legal, radar detectors are for sale to detect these devices for drivers.

Typical Technology of Speed Cameras

Gatso Speed Camera - Camera Device - Andrew Dunn on Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Gatso Speed Camera – Camera Device – Andrew Dunn on Wikipedia – EuroDrift

To answer the question, “how do speed cameras work?”, let’s begin with the devices. Speed cameras detect speed via detectors embedded in the road, or via radar signal. For the detector route, technicians must install the device. From here, the device detects the speed between two points. This is because velocity needs an initial and final point of calculation. Next, the camera will calculate the speed using a scientific equation, then determine if to snap a photo.

If the camera uses radar, the device sends a signal to the vehicle. The signal bounces off of the vehicle and returns. By calculating the gap of the signal, the camera can determine speed. Basically, the camera first sends a signal towards the vehicle. This begins the calculation. Then, the device awaits a return signal, which provides a time gap. Lastly, the time gap goes into an equation to determine speed. As mentioned above, radar detectors are available to detect these devices, allowing speeding drivers to avoid tickets. Note, speeding illegally is NOT something that EuroDrift supports!

Keep in mind, the camera itself is usually inspected every 90 days for functionality. Furthermore, the device on the ground, if in use, is tested at least once a year. This ensures optimal performance of the system, making it tougher to debate a ticket. Although some people say it is easy to win in court, that is not always the case. Either bring a lawyer, or know how to debate the topic, but there will be no tips for that in this article… sorry.

Photo Information & Security

How do we know red-light and speed cameras work? – Department of Justice and Community Safety – YouTube

After the photo is taken, it is digitally stored in an encrypted location with high security. This protects the image itself from alteration or obtainment. The images are then used in court, if necessary, to prove who is speeding. Each individual image contains a ton of info. This includes the date, time, location, direction, speed, and vehicle information. As per the vehicle info, the photo allows for determination of the color, type, make, and plate. Even in a multiple lane situation, detectors work very well. If there is more than one lane, more than one radar or ground detector is usually used. This way, there is no confusion between each individual lane. In conclusion, hopefully this articles covers the topic of “how do speed cameras work?”.

A final word of advice, don’t end up like the British tourist in Dubai who obtained $47,000 in violations within 3 hours…

Note: The featured image of the article is by Mariordo of Wikipedia.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Drops from 3rd Story of Parking Garage

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Drops from 3rd Story of Parking Garage

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Mercedes-Benz G-Class - Crash from 3rd Story of Parking Garage - PIGUES15 on Twitter - NBC News - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Crash from 3rd Story of Parking Garage – PIGUES15 on Twitter – NBC News – EuroDrift

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, a series of unfortunate events occurred in Los Angeles, California. A driver was attempting to park a Mercedes-Benz G-Class on the 3rd story of a garage. Unfortunately, the driver hit the gas instead of the brakes. From here, chaos began to unfold right before everyone’s eyes. According to ABC7 Los Angeles, the vehicle drove through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall and plummeted to the street below. Yes, this car fell 3 stories right into the street of LA. Landing on its roof, the driver is lucky to be alive. The event took place on the 5400 block of Tujunga Avenue, near Magnolia Boulevard.

The Driver is in Stable Condition

Broken Glass Wall - Parking Garage in Los Angeles - CBS News - EuroDrift

Broken Glass Wall – Parking Garage in Los Angeles – CBS News – EuroDrift

Thankfully, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now in stable condition. At first, it was questionable as the driver was critically injured from the fall. The last statement by Los Angeles Police Department was that the driver was “alert and talking”. LAPD has ruled out DUI, so the driver will most likely walk away with no charges. But, possibly a battle with the parking garage company and it’s insurance. As everyone knows, neither of them will want to cover the driver’s damages to the structure.

”How Could This Happen?”

Driver Survives After SUV Flies Off 3rd Story of Parking Garage, Lands Upside Down – CBS Los Angeles – YouTube

A question many people may have on mind is, “how could this happen?”. Well, incidents in parking lots occur all the time. Just as driving on the road, parking isn’t free of incidents. On a daily basis, cars are bumped about in cities worldwide. Sometimes, people mistakenly hit the wrong peddle. Unfortunately, this time, the driver didn’t have enough time to correct the issue. Sometimes, people get lucky and avoid accidents. In conclusion, although the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is most likely irreparable, the driver is okay.

McLaren M7A: McLaren’s 1st F1 Victory

McLaren M7A: McLaren’s 1st F1 Victory

M7A Wins McLaren’s 1st F1 Victory

McLaren M7A - Denny Hulme at 1968 USGP at Watkins Glen - Side - Rtsanderson on Wikipedia - EuroDrift

McLaren M7A – Denny Hulme at 1968 USGP at Watkins Glen – Side – Rtsanderson on Wikipedia – EuroDrift

From 1968 to 1971, the McLaren M7A represented the company in F1 racing. Unfortunately, this car didn’t impress during the first two seasons, with only 6 points of a possible 180. Overall, the best placement during that time was 4th place. But, this car, being driven by Bruce McLaren, would win the company’s 1st F1 victory. In 1963, Bruce McLaren founded his Motor Racing company. Beforehand, Bruce was the factory driver for the Cooper motor racing team. This sound similar to the story of Enzo Ferrari beginning at Alfa Romeo, then venturing alone. Then, finally, in 1968, Bruce McLaren won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. This truly shows with commitment and dedication, anything is possible!

McLaren M7A Specifications

McLaren M7A - Bruce McLaren at Nürburgring - Side - Lothar Spurzem on Wikipedia - EuroDrift

McLaren M7A – Bruce McLaren at Nürburgring – Side – Lothar Spurzem on Wikipedia – EuroDrift

The McLaren M7A begins with a mid-engine Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V8. This motor works in combo with a Hewland DG30 5-speed manual transmission. Backing up this motor are Goodyear tires and Shell fuel, two companies that are still around today. This open-wheel, single-seater race car weighs only 1,140 lbs. This is almost half a ton! Unfortunately, it did sustain damage at the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix, but was repaired to race again. Furthermore, the M7B, M7C, and M7D have a basis in this vehicle, with their own modifications. McLaren began the journey here, and continues today.

McLaren Celebrates 50 Year Victory

FORMULA 1™ McLAREN M7A 1968 – Auto reviews – YouTube

In 2018, McLaren celebrated 50 years since the 1st F1 victory with the McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection. But, initially, M7A’s F1 racing debut from 1968 to 1971 included 22 races and 4 wins. Now, this car is a respectable start to what is now an amazing sports car company. Through the years, McLaren has come a long way, and Bruce would most likely be proud. Today’s McLaren sports cars are absolutely stunning masterpieces available on the market. Who doesn’t want to own a McLaren? Well… maybe some people. But, most do! In conclusion, the McLaren M7A was the true start of McLaren’s successful F1 racing history.

Note: The featured image for the article is by Chris Eaton on Wikipedia.

Is BMW Joking with the New Kidney Grille Design? Nope!

Is BMW Joking with the New Kidney Grille Design? Nope!

BMW Emphasizes Kidney Grille

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the next-generation of BMW models, the manufacturer is making a major design change to the front end. Is it noticeable in the picture above? Most likely, but if not, look again! Wow! Look at those kidney grilles! This truthfully leads to the question, what are they thinking!? With the new 7-Series and X7 SUV to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, this will come as a shock to many. Some people may defend BMW by saying how most people can’t afford the cars. But, this isn’t about money. It is about the design of the new kidney grille layout.

Will This Affect BMW Sales?

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Overall, a major question with the new kidney grille design is, will this affect BMW sales? Truthfully, probably not by much at all. Firstly, BMW has a major backing by people worldwide who support and love this brand, for good reason. Secondly, the BMW grille is just a portion of an overall next-generation machine. Inside the vehicle, the interior is luxurious and contains beautiful technology. The rest of the body flows smoothly, from side to rear. But, hey… those kidney grilles… In the end, only time will tell if BMW made a smart move, or bad move. It’s kind of like playing chess… the right move can win the game, the wrong move can lose it.

New Kidney Grille on All BMWs?

World Premiere: BMW X7 and the largest BMW kidney grill ever! – BMWBLOG – YouTube

After seeing the new kidney grille design on the 7-series sedan and X7 SUV, will it reach all BMWs? Most likely. With the new design, BMW will probably overhaul the entire fleet, including the 3-Series. This reminds many of a facelift gone wrong. Sometimes, people like to go under the knife to look better. Many times, it just makes everything look worse. This may be the case here, but let’s give BMW a chance. For being one of the best German manufacturers, this company knows the expectations. Hopefully, it meets them.

Next-Generation BMW X7 - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Next-Generation BMW X7 – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Huracán Evo is Here!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner Close-Up - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner Close-Up – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Lamborghini added another track monster to its list – the Lamborghini Huracán Evo. Obviously, this car is a continuation of the Huracán lineup, but with an overhaul. From the exterior to the interior, Lambo claims this to be naturally enhanced. But, starting at a price of $261,275, this car is for wealthy people. As with many Lamborghinis, this car has four-wheel drive. Finally, although it may not be the Pope Francis Edition, this car is amazing!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo 5.2-Liter V10 Engine

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Lower Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Lower Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo begins with a powerful 5.2-liter V10. This engine produces 630 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a 7-gear multi-disc, wet-clutch electronically controlled transmission. Subsequently, from 0 to 60 mph, the Huracán Evo takes only 2.9 seconds. Moreover, at the top end, this car reaches 201 mph. Next, let’s take a dive into the interior and tech of the Evo.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo State-of-the-Art Tech

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

In recent years, Lamborghini has shown incentive to improve it’s tech. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is a clear display of this goal. Firstly, the car begins with the Lamborghini Inertial Platform (LIP). This allows the vehicle to capture real-time info based on its behavior. Next, there is the Lamborghini Magnetorheological Suspension (LMS). Thirdly, the car has LDS, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering. Fourthly, the car has a “brain” that responds by anticipating how to react. This is called LDVI, or Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics. Finally, the interior comes with a stunning HMI, Human-Machine Interface, system. This provides the cockpit with an 8.4” multi-touch capacitive screen.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo Does It Again!

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Preview – DPCcars – YouTube

As with most of the company’s releases, Lamborghini does it again. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is quite an amazing car. With a powerful V10 and tech, this car meets expectations. It is no longer a question of power or tech. Now, it is a question of how much of both. Obviously, it’s great to see Lambo move forward in the world of tech offerings. Overall, the Huracán Evo is a track monster that can be driven about town. But, be smart and avoid pulling an Alex Choi!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS: Originally the 904

1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS: Originally the 904

1960s German Engineering

In the mid-1960s, Porsche manufactured a model initially called the 904. Unfortunately, the number 904 wasn’t usable for the official name, hence the change to Carrera GTS. The 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS was produced in Germany during those 2 years. The design of the mid-60s GTS is by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who’s most known for the 911. The layout includes a rear mid-engine and RWD. The predecessor for the 904 is the 718. On the other hand, the 906 is the successor.

2.0-Liter Flat Four Engine

The 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS, also known as the 904, has a 2.0-liter flat four engine. This motor produces 198 horsepower. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, the 904 takes less than 6 seconds. If top speed is a concern, this Porsche can reach 160 mph. On the other hand, the drag coefficient is a pretty decent 0.34 Cd. This isn’t too shabby considering most modern cars are between 0.25 and 0.30. For instance, the modern GT3 RS is only slightly higher at 0.36 Cd.

Debut at Sebring 1964

$1,6 Million Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – Great Engine Noise! – Gumbal – YouTube

Overall, the 1964-1965 Porsche Carrera GTS is quite a cool car. It may not sport the modern Porsche six-cylinder engine, but it does have the spirit of one. Being designed by Ferdinand Porsche makes this car quite unique. Even furthermore due to its limited production time. The car made its initial debut at Sebring 1964 where it ran into some issues. But it came in 1st place overall at Targa Florio. Today, replicas can be built by Martin & Walker in the U.K. or Chuck Beck in the U.S. For an original model, it’ll run anyone between $1 and $2 million USD.

Note: The featured image is by Terabass on Wikimedia.

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection Honors 1st F1 Victory

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection Honors 1st F1 Victory

Celebrating McLaren’s 1st F1 Victory

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

In honor of McLaren’s 1st F1 victory, the 720S Spa 68 Collection was born. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) was commissioned by a Brussels dealership to build 3 models for sale. The McLaren 720S Spa 68 is a stunning car in MSO Bespoke Anniversary Orange paint. The rear wheel arch has a silver tracing of Spa-Francorchamps, where the victory took place. Bruce McLaren, the founder, won his fourth F1 victory at this event. But, it was the first ever victory under the McLaren manufacturer name. Furthermore, the car has text written on it stating “1st McLaren F1 Victory Belgium Grand Prix 9th June 1968 – Bruce McLaren”. Obviously, this is a straightforward statement of the reason for the model.

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Deeper Look Into Design & History

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection commemorates one of McLaren’s largest milestones in it’s racing career. But, Bruce McLaren was obviously not driving a 720S in 1968. He was behind the wheel of a McLaren M7A, a historic vehicle for the company. This car had the signature papaya orange livery, that MSO mimics today. On the current Spa 68 model, there are satin black split five-spoke wheels. Obviously, high-quality tires meant for track fit these wheels. Finally, the interior is a mix of black Alcantara with orange stitching. McLaren sure does know how to make cars unique!

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Spa-Francorchamps Tracing - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Spa-Francorchamps Tracing – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

MSO Does It Again!

Driving the terrifying 1968 Spa circuit with a McLaren legend – McLaren Automotive – EuroDrift

MSO has another hit with the McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection. This vehicle pays tribute to Bruce McLaren’s tremendous M7A victory at F1 Spa-Francorchamps. With only 3 models for sale, 2 have already been sold by the dealership. So, if there is enough cash in the bank, now may be the time to contact them for a settlement. Unless, it is already too late – which it may be. Overall, the Spa 68 is an awesome vehicle that’ll be another collectible piece for any McLaren fan.

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Collectible Badge - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Collectible Badge – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection - Key - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S Spa 68 Collection – Key – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Tips for Parallel Parking 101

Tips for Parallel Parking 101

How To Learn Parallel Parking

From the driving test to parking publicly, parallel parking is quite important. Not only does it appear on the driving test, it is part of daily life for many city dwellers. The first time attempting to do so can be quite nerve-wracking. Especially, with the test instructor in the passenger seat critiquing every step of the way. But, do not fear, Tips for Parallel Parking 101 is here! In the next section, a short breakdown of how-to parallel park will be in place. This will hopefully help in learning the process of this important maneuver. So, whenever the chance of parallel parking a Ferrari arrives, it won’t have to be turned down!

The Steps to Parallel Parking

The Tips for Parallel Parking 101 are important when learning how to park in this manner. Instead of fear, replace that energy with confidence in that it is a learnable process. It can be easy for some, and difficult for others. The goal is to simply not give up, and to learn this as it’ll benefit everyone greatly. No one likes to sit behind a bad parallel parker, nor is it fun to hunt down a perpendicular parking lot in the city. The tips for parallel parking are as follows:

  1. Find Spot That’s Large Enough for Vehicle.
  2. Pull Next to Vehicle in Front of Space While Lining Up the Rear Bumpers.
  3. While Stopped, Turn Wheel All the Way to the Right.
  4. Look Backwards to Observe & Begin Reversing Cautiously.
  5. Once the Front-Right Corner of the Rear Car is at Mid-Windshield, Stop!
  6. Turn the Wheel Back to the Middle Before Continuing to Reverse.
  7. Reverse Until Front Bumper of Driven Vehicle Clears the Rear Bumper of the Front Vehicle.
  8. While Stopped, Turn Wheel All the Way to the Left and Reverse Until In-Line with Other Vehicles.
  9. Attempt to Park in Middle of Both Vehicles, Allowing Space on Both Sides for Everyone’s Sake.

Hopefully, the tips above are beneficial to understanding how to parallel park. Do note, if the space is tight, a few more back and forth maneuvers may be necessary. It would be best not to bump the Bentley in front or Rolls in rear of the spot!

“Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try.”

Learn how to PARALLEL PARK. The easiest video lesson (by Parking Tutorial) – ParkingTutorial – YouTube

As Yoda once says in the Star Wars film series:

“Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try.” – Yoda in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Parallel parking may seem scary, but it is not. Most people initially struggle with it, and even people with years of experience mess it up sometimes. It is something that may come to you, or not. But, it is important to keep attempting to learn. By using the instructions above plus the video, hopefully it’ll help ease the journey. The Tips for Parallel Parking 101 aims to help everyone become great at this maneuver! If lucky enough, the car may have a reverse camera, which will help tremendously. Most modern vehicles such as Audi and BMW arrive with this feature. Overall, hopefully this short article journey helps with learning the skills of daily driving.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo: A Record Setting Track Car

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo: A Record Setting Track Car

Porsche’s Hybrid Engineering Marvel

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is truly an engineering marvel. Starting with the Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, this car is setting records worldwide. Surprisingly, this car is even faster at the Spa than Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 F1 car. Wow! The biggest victory for Porsche is the Nürburgring Nordschleife record of 5:19.55 on June 29, 2018. This means this car is the fastest at the Spa and the Nordschleife, talk about competition! From inside out, this car is truly an amazing vehicle.

1,160 Horsepower Hybrid!

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo - Setting Record on Nürburgring Nordschleife - Front Corner - Porsche Twitter - EuroDrift

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo – Setting Record on Nürburgring Nordschleife – Front Corner – Porsche Twitter – EuroDrift

With a combustion engine and electric motor, the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo produces 1,160 horsepower. The engine itself, a 2.0-liter turbo V4 engine, produces 720 horsepower. While, the electric motor produces 440 simultaneous horsepower. This much power allows the car to reach a top speed of 229 mph. In combo with quite a few race-oriented features, this car is a beast. There’s a reason the 919 is a 3-time Le Mans winner… high quality Porsche engineering!

Fierce Competition for Competitors

The 919 Tribute Tour: On-board record lap, Nordschleife. – Porsche – YouTube

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is fierce competition for the competing companies. With so much power, this car is tough to beat. Not surprisingly, there are a ton of other high-quality features. Firstly, there is a power steering system in tune with the racing mindset. Secondly, there is a 4-way brake-by-wire braking system. Thirdly, a ton of downforce is generated by the rear diffuser, rear wing, and undertray. This is known as the Drag Reduction System (DRS). With these features, on top of the power, this car is a record setting machine. Overall, this hybrid will be a legendary track car of the period.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo - Nürburgring Nordschleife Record Breakdown - Porsche Newsroom - EuroDrift

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo – Nürburgring Nordschleife Record Breakdown – Porsche Newsroom – EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: Auction Expects $8.5 Million

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: Auction Expects $8.5 Million

Aperta at RM Sotheby’s Auction

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Front - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Front – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

On January 17, 2019, a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta will auction in Arizona at a RM Sotheby’s event. This open-top hypercar is one of only 210 total units. Firstly, there is a Nero Daytona paintjob with red accents on the exterior. Secondly, as per the interior, it reigns in high quality Italian materials. This car has maintenance records from Ferrari of Beverly Hills. On top of this, this Aperta has only 1,500 miles. Obviously, this is a major bonus as dealers maintain well-kept records. This is especially important for cars such as the LaFerrari Aperta. Furthermore, at auction, this car is expected to reach 6.5 to 8.5 million USD.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Front Corner with Roof - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Front Corner with Roof – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

Brief History & Specs Breakdown

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Side - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Side – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta was first unveiled at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. The debut was at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Prior to this, all 210 units were pre-sold to pre-selected owners. Yes, Ferrari had to select you to get one of these cars, not the other way around. Under the hood, the Aperta has a 6.2-liter V12. This engine works in combo with a 120-kW electric motor to produce 950 horsepower. Finally, this allows the Aperta to compete with the crème of the crop of hypercars.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Engine Bay - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Engine Bay – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Rear Fender Badge - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Rear Fender Badge – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

Who’s Willing to Spend $8.5 Million?

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta launch video | Paris 2017 | PistonHeads – YouTube

So, at the 2019 RM Sotheby’s auction in Arizona, who’s willing to spend $8.5 million USD? Because, that person is likely to drive the 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta home. And, this person will not have to be pre-selected by Ferrari. So, this will be the first person outside of that loop. The Aperta is an absolutely stunning car that draws attention. Furthermore, it wouldn’t be surprising to pass $8.5 million USD. Overall, the LaFerrari Aperta is a collector’s dream with limited owners.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Interior - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Interior – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - Rear Corner - RM Sotheby's Auction Picture - EuroDrift

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – Rear Corner – RM Sotheby’s Auction Picture – EuroDrift

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