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Old 11-22-2011, 11:50 AM
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Sergio Scaglietti tribute and Cabriolet version of the new 911 ...

This weekend Sergio Scaglietti passed away at the age of 91. The very talented Italian had been part of Ferrari's legacy since the early 1950s when his company, Carrozzeria Scaglietti, became the coachbuilder of choice for the manufacturer's competition cars. As a result many of the company's most legendary machines have Scaglietti's signature on it. Today we pay tribute to Sergio Scaglietti by taking a closer look at one of his lesser known Ferraris; the 857 Sport Scaglietti Spyder. This particular car was only very recently restored to its original configuration and made a spectacular 'debut' at the Goodwood Revival where James Cottingham dominated his race but had to retire with low oil pressure. It is the fourth and final 857 Sport built for Scuderia Ferrari in the summer of 1955. Power comes from a four cylinder engine that is so big that Scaglietti had to add 'blisters' on the engine cover to clear the cam-covers. The cars were only briefly raced by the works team as they were replaced by the 860 Monza early in 1956. Our feature car was sold directly to the United States and uniquely sports a fin on the headrest. It was raced by the likes of Carroll Shelby and Richie Ginther.
Porsche have released the first details of the drop-top version of the new, '991' generation of the 911. It features an advanced fabric roof that is constructed with a considerable amount of magnesium to reduce weight. With the roof up the profile is identical to that of the coupe version. As with the previously released coupe, the Cabriolet will be available as the 350 hp Carrera and the 400 hp Carrera S. The new 911 Cabriolet will be available in Porsche showrooms in March of 2012.

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1955 Ferrari 857 Sport Scaglietti Spyder - Images, Specifications and Information

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - Images, Specifications and Information

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet - Images, Specifications and Information

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet - Images, Specifications and Information
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