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Ferrari 308 by ATS Racing – Turbo and 570 hp…


Oh man this Ferrari 308 Turbo is one heck of a build. Some might say its sacrilegious modding a classic Ferrari 308, but when its done right, like this one built by ATS Racing then it is a glorious sight. And sound.

What we got here is a blue 1978 Ferrari 308, thats been upgraded with an awesome engine built by parts from a handful of other Ferrari models. Then ATS added a single turbo with a custom made intercooler, beefed up the suspension, upgraded the brakes and added sticky tires.

To add to the design, the front was blessed with fog lights, making it look a bit like the Ferrari 288 GTO. Lets just say that this one looks as good as the engine sounds. Power? 570HP, at the wheels. Thats slightly more than the 255hp stock engine…

Want to know some more, visit ATS Racing and have a look at Mason Bleadsell´s photos on this blue spaceship. More Ferraris on CarsAndBullshit.

Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge – Still gorgeous and very fast

This is Gisle Valen in full speed at the Mantorp Park straight. Photo: Johan Åhlund

This rosso corsa Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge driven by Gisle Valen did sound glorious while hauling ass at Mantorp Park in 2013. Great weather, nice cars and awesome organisation made my day. Photo: Johan Åhlund

Ferrari F50 – The V12 powered F1-car for the street

Have a look at this Ferrari F50 ready to enter the track at Mantorp Park. Photo by Johan Åhlund

This red Ferrari F50 is quite a masterpiece. The hottest supercar you could buy in 1995. It’s basically a F1 car for the street. The Ferrari F50 is sleek and fast, and in the back rests a mighty power plant. The 4,7 liter 12 cylinder bundle of joy produces a staggering 515 horsepower. These prancing horses are ready and available at 8000 rp/m, resulting in very impressive performance.

The Ferrari F50 ready to enter the track in synnu Sweden. Photo Johan Åhlund

With the pedal to the metal the F50 eagerly will reach a top speed of 325 km/h. amazingly fast back in 1995. It accelerated like a spaceship, 0-100 km/h took just 3,7 seconds. Ferrari made just 349 of these, making it a very rare car and a true collector’s item.

Text and Photo : Johan Åhlund

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The beautiful Ferrari 458 Italia…

This is so perfect. Red italian supercar with golden wheels soaking in the sun at a trackday. Photo by Johan Åhlund

It’s painted in Rosso Scuderia with very nice golden diamond rims and has lots of options. The interior is a dream in black alcantara racing seats with red stitching and red seatbelts. And it moves too, and sounds terrific.

Ferrari 458 Italia looks just amazing in Rosso Scuderia

The V8 delivers 570 bhp @ 9000 r/pm, has 540 Nm of torque @ 6000 r/pm and the DCT double clutch gearbox its fast. 0-100 km/h at 3,4 seconds, and flat out it will reach 325 km/h.

I took this picture and several others at the Autoropa Racing Day at Mantorp Park last year, and I will soon publish some other nice Italian cars from that event. Perhaps of this car when it’s flat out on the track.

Text and Photo : Johan Åhlund
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BMW 700 Coupé – Love at first sight

This little 1961 BMW 700 Coupe is a cracking little car. Beautiful, and very small. Photo by Johan Åhlund

The first time I saw her, it was love at first sight. She was a tiny red BMW 700 Coupé. A small sports car, with a tiny engine. Although her small engine did sound pretty nice, in general she seemed to be in good condition. Someone had taken care of her. Despite the fact that she was made in Germany back in 1961. That’s a long time ago.

Well, it’s time to start talking about her as a car. Of course, this BMW 700 Coupé has got some new parts and guessingly a whole lot of love during its 55 year life. And it has earned them. The 700 Coupé was designed by the now legendary Giovanni Michelotti, and it impressed a lot of potential buyers in early 1959 when they saw photos of BMW´s new replacement model for the tired old BMW 600.

Nice and tidy, with a Blaupunkt and a patinated look. Photo by Johan Åhlund

BMW 700 Coupé also seemed to fit as a race car. Not only as a daily driver. And it was a success on in rally’s and on the racetracks. The RS-model had an impressive 70 horsepower, and it was light, weighing just 1,323 lb.

As you can see, the lines are very beautiful. Especially in red, with red and beige interior. The dashboard is just right patinated and contains only the absolute essentials. The seats are small and thin. The steering wheel as well, and its floor-mounted four-speed gear selector and the fully independent and improved suspension made it a fun car to drive. No wonder that the owner seemed to be very happy when he stepped out of the little car.

Well, the little BMW 700 is a really beautiful little car

The rear also looks nice. Photo by Johan Åhlund

The engine was a normally aspirated 697 cc (43 cui) twin cylinder petrol engine with carburetors and four valves. It was placed in the back and the car was had rear wheel drive. BMW had earlier used the engine in their motorcycles, but found it a perfect fit for the 700 Coupé.

Is was available in either 30, 32 or 40 HP. However, 40 HP was only found in 700 Sport Coupe.

The car in this article is an ordinary BMW 700 Coupé. With 32 horsepower (24 Kw), it’s not a Ferrari competitor. But thanks to small dimensions, light weight (only 640 kilos) it actually was quite fast. And fun to drive. There is no problem to reach 70 mph/h. You just need to wait a little to get there, 0-60 took at least 32 seconds. But who cares about performance when it comes to this little beauty? It’s a little gem, and in fact the 700 saved BMW from bankruptcy when it was new. These days it’s a true and rare little car. It makes me glad when I see it. Although it’s a very rare sight.

Text and Photo : Johan Åhlund
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