Final three World Car of the Year finalists announced

d75fadb617d coty Final three World Car of the Year finalists announcedThe votes from 59 international journalists have been counted and the finalists for World Car of the Year have been named. The Detroit News is reporting that the Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Polo and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have made the final cut, and the three vehicles will go toe-to-toe on April 1st (no foolin’) at the start of the New York Auto Show, which is where the World COTY award is announced.…

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS is green in more ways than one

6aff5b72e6s live Ferrari 599 HY KERS is green in more ways than one

Onlookers green with envy. Waiting twitchingly for the traffic light to turn green. A briefcase full of greenbacks. Even British Racing Green, if you’re talking about a GT. You could find a few ways to associate Ferrari with the color green, but the environmental sense would be a bit of a stretch – historically speaking, at least.…

Geneva Leakage: Ferrari 599 Hybrid caught on stage *UPDATE

Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari, Luxury

UPDATE: We’ve removed the pics at the request of Ferrari, who say that the images were not authorized for release. No worries, the 599 Hybrid should officially debut in a couple days at the Geneva Motor Show.

Ferrari 599-based Novitec Rosso 848 RACE

f9d9f1c770630op Ferrari 599 based Novitec Rosso 848 RACE

Novitec Rosso always goes big at the Geneva Motor Show, and this year won’t be any different with the introduction of the 848 RACE, a twin-supercharged version of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

As its name would imply, those two blowers, combined with a set of water-to-air intercoolers, a new exhaust and an ECU tune, are good for 848 horsepower at 7,900 rpm and 621 pound-feet of torque at 6,300 rpm, allowing the matte white and grey supercoupe to run to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, hit 186 mph in 23.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 214 mph flat out.…