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V12 Value – Aston Martin DB11 vs. Ferrari FF – R 2 799 950

The Aston Martin DB 11 and Ferrari FF are V12 powered GT cars each selling for R 2 799 950 at Crossley & Webb.

Performance levels are surprisingly similar with the Ferrari not requiring any turbocharging to achieve it’s numbers.

Which one would you choose?

 

Aston Martin DB 11 V12

The Aston Martin DB 11 is the first in the line of all new generation Aston Martin “second century” cars and has been described by CEO Andy Palmer as the most important car in their history.

The Aston Martin DB 11’s design features make it distinguishable from any other performance grand tourer. The clam shell hood and the “Aeroblade” intakes situated in the front strakes are a few of the key distinct features that make the DB 11 unique. For instance it received positive reviews and feedback from several auto journalists and won the coveted Golden Steering Wheel Award for the most beautiful car of 2017.

Pros:

  • Stylish: Celestial perforated high quality leather with silver stitching
  • Facia and door trimmings in satin chopped carbon
  • Powerful new Twin turbo 6.0 V12 producing 600 BHP
  • 7000 rpm redline
  • Acceleration: 0 -100 km/h in 3.7 s and top speed of 320 km/h
  • All new aluminium platform
  • Adaptable: 3 driving modes: GT, Sport and Sport Plus
  • Seating configuration: 2+2

 

  • Newer than FF – February 2017 model
  • Lower mileage – 5700 km
  • Modern technology and infotainment: Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Ventilated seats
  • Power seat bolsters
  • Warranty: Balance to Feb 2020 with option to extend

 

Ferrari FF

FF stands for Four seats and Four wheel drive. This is Ferrari’s first four wheel drive car and was described as a revolution by the brand.

 

Pros:

  • Dynamic functional design: shooting brake configuration
  • Highly responsive, powerful and vocal 6.3 l naturally aspirated V12 with 651 BHP
  • 8000 rpm redline
  • Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h in 3.7 s and top speed of 335 km/h
  • All aluminium chassis
  • Adaptable: 5 driving modes: Ice, Wet, Comfort, Sport & Traction off with independent suspension adjustment
  • Six piston Brembo brake calipers with carbon ceramic disks
  • Seating configuration: four seats
  • High quality Poltrona Frau leather with contrasting stitching in red
  • Versatile: folding rear seats, resulting in superior luggage capacity, luggage capacity: 450 to 800 litres

 

  • Desirable lifting suspension system
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Reverse camera
  • Comfort seats with heating, lumbar support and memory
  • 2013 model
  • 14 700 km
  • Balance of Seven year Maintenance plan to 2020 with option to extend warranty

 

Contact Jeremy or Gareth on the links below for more details on both cars

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Oily Rag Run – 6th Annual – October 2019

The sixth annual Oily Rag took place this past weekend from the Franschhoek Motor Museum to Crossley & Webb.

The Oily Rag run celebrates survivors older than 50 years in original condition. Oily Rag veterans such as the 1928 Dodge, Armstrong Siddeley and Volkswagen Split window bus were joined by newcomers such as the Mercedes Benz 200 Fin-tail, Porsche 356 and the recently recommissioned  1956 Land Rover series 1 Fire engine.

 

 

 

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Streetcar Trackday – Killarney Raceway – 27th July 2019

We took our Nissan 370Z racecar and Ariel Atom to the Streetcar Trackday at Killarney Raceway this past weekend. This event is held monthly by the Western Province Motor Club and drew an impressive mix and volume of cars including a Ginetta LMP3 racecar, Lotus Exige racer (ex Dawie Joubert), McLaren 650s, Audi R8 V10, a couple of Porsche GT3’s and a tastefully customised Porsche 964.

This is a great regular event to enjoy your performance car in a safe controlled environment and improve your driving skills

 

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Sentimetal Bastille Day Run

We joined the Cars.co.za Sentimetal Bastille day run out to the Franschhoek Motor Museum this past Sunday with our 1981 Porsche 930 Turbo, 1970 Lotus Europa and 1989 Audi Quattro that are all coming up for sale soon.

A stunning turnout of over 120 cars gathered at the Engen 1 stop on the N1 but even more impressive was the diversity of the cars on the run. Everything from a Classic Peugeot 404 to a couple of Dodge Vipers and a 1959 Cadillac versus a Ferrari 365 Boxer.

After a spirited commute to the Franschhoek Motor Museum the like minded group motor enthusiasts parked their cars in the court yard for a photo opportunity and topped up their caffeine reserves.

All three of our cars performed well, but it was the Lotus Europa (the first rear engine Lotus produced by Colin Chapman) that surprised us the most. This example has had its powerplant upgraded to a Toyota Twincam VVTI unit producing 160 BHP (almost double that of its original Renault). The ultra responsive modern engine has unlocked the potential of this chassis which delivers telepathic handling.

Well done to the team at Cars.co.za for an enjoyable event

Ferrari 458 Speciale

New arrival – Ferrari 458 Speciale – 2015 – 2100km

It is not often that special series Ferrari’s of this calibre come onto the market. Ferrari saves its engineering and performance magic for these special series cars at the end of production runs and the Speciale follows the tradition of it’s predecessors the 360 Challenge Stradale and 430 Scuderia with reduced weight and increased power.

However, this model is even more sought after by collectors as it is the last naturally aspirated special series V8 Ferrari with a purer driving experience, 597 BHP 4.5l V8 and 9000 rpm redline. This is the ultimate non turbo V8 Ferrari.

 

Find out more about the actual car on offer at the link below:

Ferrari 458 Speciale – 2015 – R 8 599 950