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On October 22nd the time had come for the 38th edition of the world's most legendary classic car race.
Already three days earlier over 400 classic fans arrived in Brescia with their garage crown jewels to pick up their starting numbers, as well as more than 80 Ferraristi with their modern sports cars.
The first stage across Lake Garda, Verona and Ravenna led to Cervia at the Adriatic Sea. The second day it went down to the very southern point of the route in Rome. From Italy’s capital the longest stage started via Siena and Tuscany with the destination of Parma. The last and shortest stage went from Parma via Salso Maggiore to the finish line in Brescia.
Corona and the Mille Miglia
This year the 1000 Miglia was offset from May 12th to October 19th because of the corona pandemic. Instead of early summer breeze, the participants had to deal with heavy rain and low temperature. Instead of originally more than 400 cars, this year there were only 356 cars on the grid. 296 made it to the finish line. Mandatory face masks for drivers and spectators should guarantee the peoples hygienic protection.
Ferrari Tribute Rally
As every year at Mille Miglia, the mostly newer sportscars from the Ferrari Tribute Rally participated side by side with all the classic cars. Highlights in the grid were a Monza SP1 and SP2, an F40, two F12 TDF, a bunch of 488 Pista and many more.
Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th birthday with two victories
Mille Miglia winner 2020 was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato from 1929. The father and son team Andrea and Roberto Vesco, had already received the Mille Miglia in 1993.
Second place went to Sergio Sisti, winner of the 2001 edition, and Anna Gualandi behind the wheel of a Lancia Lambda Spider Casaro (1929). Another Lancia Lambda finished third place with Gianmaria Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli, maneuvering the almost 100 year old car through the partial narrow alleys of Italians charming towns.
A second Alfa 6C 1750 Zagato also finished fifth place. Together with the overall victory at the Gran Premio Nouvolari in September going to Alfa Romeo, it was a very successful year for the traditional Italian brand.
Highlights of the 2020 Mille Miglia were a $ 7 million Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A Botticella SF from 1936 and a Mercedes Benz SSK. Ferrari was represented by a 166 Inter Spider Corsa Ansaloni, a 750 Monza and some more rarities.
It is the 10th one off-Ferrari with V12 front engine since the P540 Superfast Aperta from 2009.
From its appearence you might guess that the Omologata is based on an 812 Superfast. But the only two parts it has in common with its base car, are the headlights and the windscreen. The whole rest of the body is shaped exclusively for the Omologata.
The perfection in detailing is going as far as even a new red shade was created to fit with the Rosso Magma skin colour.
And if rumours are true the unique Ferrari masterpiece will be delivered to Munich. Let's be excited if the supercar with array the website of carspotmunich.de soon.
Due to Covid-19 there were so many car events 2020 that needed to be canceled. But not the 9th episode of Passione Engadina. A car meeting and rally for Italian calssics and modern calssics.
Thus a little bit confusing that this year Aston Martin is the figurehead of the event. But due to Aston Martin's close link to the Italian design forges Touring Superleggera and Zagato it seems legit.
Highlights of the show: One of only two original Aston Martin DBR2, AM V12 Zagato, Lamborghini Miura, Lamborgini LM002, Lancia Stratos, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 250 SWB and a plenty of other Ferraris, Lancias and Maseratis.
It is time for another special Chiron edition. Since the 2020 Geneva Motorshow was cancled because of the Corona virus, the presentation of the new 6 Mio Euro Chiron Pur Sport took place online.
The car saves 50 kg of weight compared to the standard Chiron and features improved downforce thanks to a 1,90m wide spoiler - a Chiron made for the track.
The technical data of 1500 hp and 1600 nm of torque stay the same.
Special feature is the titanium exhaust system which comes from a 3D printer.
60 units shell be built. Start of production will be mid of the year.
Shut up and take my money! This little Hot Hatch is called the Toyota GR Yaris. And it is probably the craziest car of 2020. Gazoo Racing pimped the 1.6 liter three cylinder turbo engine to incredible 261 hp and 360 nm of torque.
The four wheel drive system splits the power, depending on the mode, 60:40 for daily driving, 30:70 for having fun and 50:50 for serious rally sport.
This combined with a crucial wide body and just 1281 kg of weight makes the GR Yaris a real bad boy.
You don't need to be Nostradamos to predict this to be a top seller. After the Hyundai i30 N conquered many petrol head hearts by storm, this is the next generation of a low budget race car.
Bugatti celebrating its 110th birthday - again. Would you buy your child an electric 2.8 meter long kid car, that costs 30.000 "bugs"? Well, it's limited to 500 units. So maybe the value will increase. And it has 3 different driving modes. The "child mode" has a topspeed of 25 km/h. In the "adult mode" you will make it up to 45 km/h. And if that is not enough, an additional speed key (as in the Chrion) sets the power of 4 kw to mind blowing 10 kw and opens the speed limit.
There are 3 lines to choose from: Baby II, Baby II Vitesse (with carbon fiber) and Baby II Pur Sang (with aluminium body).
The next Pebble Beach surprise: McLaren reveals a competitor against the Ferrari Monza SP01 and SP02. So far there is no official name for the Speedster with no roof and no windscreen.
399 units will be produced. That is 100 less than the Ferrari Monza. The price will be somewehre between the Senna and the Speedtail. So probably 1.5 - 2 Million £.
Today is the official announcement in Monterey - the presentation of the final car will be in 2020. It will carry a variant of the V8 twinturbo, known from the McLaren Senna.
The Name: Bugatti Centodieci - translated: 110. So that would be, when a Divo and an EB110 make love. Of course Bugatti can not come empty-handed to this year Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Under the hood the same W16 engine from Chiron, Divo and La Voiture Noire does his job - but this time with 1600 hp. There will only be 10 units of the Centodieci. The price is estimated with around 8 Million Euro. Maybe we know more about this stunning car after Monterey Car Week.
What a surpsie, when I spotted those four cars in front of the Mandarin Hotel. Pagani Huayra Lampo and LaFerrari from Montana, F12 Berlinetta and 458 Speciale Aperta from New York.
On Sunday the 11th August they made their way from Munich to Berlin, but were stopped by the police. The accusation: Illegal racing on the German Autobahn.
The police confiscated the cars and driver's licenses. Actually the drivers even got arrested (Source: Bild.de), but in the meantime they (and their cars) were released again. They were able to continue their journey through Europe and finally got to Prague the next day.
The big supercar party of "Cars and Coffee" is back in town. This year: new organizers - new locations - new cars. So by now it is not clear where the private location will be. But after lunch the supercars will head to BMW world in the nothern of Munich.
Special guest will be @Gercollector, who takes part with his big fluffy Teddy. What 3 cars will he pick? P1? Aventador SV? F40? Or maybe the McLaren Senna, that catched fire at Salzburg-Ring earlier this year, is fixed until 15th September. I will be there! Hoping to see some stunning supercars.
The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R is the most expensive french car for the moment (exempt from Bugatti).
The basic price is 60.000 €. But with some extras like the carbon ceramic package with 19" carbon wheels, you have to fork out a little more cash. However only 30 of the 500 units will be available with that package.
The 1.8 liter four cylinder under the bonnet outputs 300 hp - so 20 more than the standard R.S.
This track tool will be mindblowing. After all it's the fastest ever car with FWD on the Nürburgring Nordschleife: 7:40,100 min.
Actually Horacio Pagani - the founder of the Italian hypercar brand - never planned to make a topless variant of the BC (named after Benny Caiola - first Pagani customer ever). But after several gentlemen transmitted him a blank check, he had to make it happen.
The completely new AMG-V12 Biturbo now outputs 802 hp and 1050 Newtonmeters of torque. 40 units will come into existence. Price for the 1250 kg light hupercar: 3.2 million Euro. Almost 1 mio more than the coupe.