Posted by in Ford Magazine on July 10, 2011
The Ford Motor Company, automotive lifestyle magazine DUB and Roush Industries teamed up to create a specially customized version of the new 2011 Mustang. DUB is a monthly magazine about car culture, customization and celebrity cars that produces an annual DUB Show Tour which is a U.S. custom auto show and concert tour. Roush Industries offers services ranging from motorsports management to product design, engineering, testing and manufacturing. The company began in 1976 and is now recognized internationally as a premier provider of automotive engineering and systems integration solutions. It employs over 2,500 employees in the world.
The DUB edition Mustang was created based on Ford’s new 3.7 liter V6 Mustang, which will hit the market in the fall of 2010. Ford, DUB and Roush worked together to create the DUB special edition Mustang V6. It will be available for purchase in a coupe, convertible or a glass roof option that give a taste of both worlds.
An article on Ford’s Web site quotes Mike Wilke, Mustang brand manager, “The Ford Mustang is the most customized vehicle in the world and this collaboration pushes the boundaries even further. We’re proud of our relationship with DUB and Roush and how they worked together to bring a new look the Mustang, helping the 2011 DUB edition Mustang V6 appeal to a whole new audience.”
The new DUB edition Mustang will have many features that are sure to be adored by Mustang lovers and DUB Magazine fans alike. It will include 20-inch TIS wheels wrapped in Pirelli performance tires as well as Roush front fascia and splitter, Roush lowering springs and Roush quarter window louvers and windshield banner. The DUB edition Mustang will also have a DUB stripe package and DUB edition logo embroidered headrests with a black interior. It will be available in a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and will have a 3.31:1 rear-axle ratio for vivacious acceleration. Customers will also have the choice of four sleek exterior colors, black, grabber blue, ingot silver or race red. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by in Ferrari Magazine on July 10, 2011
After taking over from the ever popular Terry Wogan, Chris Evans increased the weekly listeners to over 9.5 million, the largest radio audience in the UK on his BBC Radio 2 morning slot, beating Wogan by nearly 2 million. He must have figured the best way to celebrate was to buy a vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO for an astounding 12 million. The Ginger haired Radio mogul has a large garage of classic and modern Ferraris, with his splurge more than doubling the 5 million he spent on a 250 GT SWB California Spyder last year.
The 250 GTO is extremely rare and considered the ‘holy grail’ by collectors and classic car experts. Editor of ‘Classic Cars Magazine’, Phil Bell, said he was not surprised at the price Evans paid for the Ferrari. Only 36 of the 250 GTOs were ever made and only three in this body style, they were worth 6,000 when new in 1963.
Evan’s car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph. The car was so highly prized by Enzo Ferrari, who founded the firm, that he personally approved each buyer. It was raced a lot when it was new, especially in Italy and came second in a Spa 500km race in 1964, a piece of history that makes it more valuable. It was then bought by ex-racing driver David Piper who raced it himself before being sold to a collector in Japan.
Classic cars are becoming more and more collectable as their value has been increasing for some years and has seen a huge boost since 2000; however it is often difficult to value the rarest cars as they tend to change hands behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »