Motorsport As An Olympic Sport

Since the dawn of the Olympics, cars have only ever featured once and that was way back in 1900; isn’t it about time they were brought back into the arena?

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The famous Olympic rings

Despite medals being awarded at that special Summer Olympics event in 1900, motorsport was not even considered an official sport at the time and we think drivers deserve a chance to compete for their country just like any other athlete. It is difficult to believe that cars are still being unfairly overlooked, as there have been so many weird and wonderful sports taking part in the hundred or so years that have passed – including croquet and tug of war! There are a lot of exciting options when it comes to motorsports; these range from Formula One, Formula E, Rally, Touring Car, Drag Race, Hill Climb and 24 Hour Endurance.

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Formula E (zero-emission race option)

According to Olympic ideals, sports should be for all nations, religions, ages and competencies with no professionals in sight. However, these criteria have noticeably evolved, even in recent years, so there is hope yet for our nation’s top drivers! One possible obstacle is that motorsport in general is famous for its dependency on funding, which could be an issue as the only adverts allowed are those from official Olympic sponsors.

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Street racing could be the answer!

There is a surprising amount of equipment used at the Olympics, from sleds and bikes to boats and horses, which help competitors to go on and win medals for their country. So, why should vehicles be treated any different? Every motorsports fan knows that racing is not just about the car being driven; hand-eye coordination and lightning fast reactions are just two of the skills required to be a successful racer. Variations between cars could be kept to a minimum, to emphasise the skill of each driver, and all skill levels would be welcome.

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Events could be based on ‘Race of Champions’ (Wembley Stadium 2007)

Figuring out a suitable venue for each event wouldn’t pose too much of a problem; there is always the ‘street race’ option to consider and Tokyo really would provide excellent opportunities at the 2020 Games. Motorsports has the potential to bring something new and truly spectacular to the Olympic stage, here’s hoping we only have to wait 4 more years to see drivers up on the podium!

Breaking A Ferrari For Parts

At Eurospares we have a vast array of great quality second hand car parts, which have all been skilfully sourced and removed from hundreds of Ferraris. These beautifully crafted items are then made available to purchase from us on our website and in this blog we will explain just why this is such a fantastic way to get hold of your luxury car parts.

Watch our timelapse video to see the whole breaking process:

Why break a Ferrari for parts?

There are many advantages to breaking a Ferrari for parts and our ultimate goal is to ensure our customers get the spare parts they have been searching for at the best possible price. As the leading luxury scrap dealership, we work with only the most talented and highly trained team who have years of experience disassembling these Italian cars. Accuracy and precision is key to preserving each part and specialist tools are required to carry out such an intricate process.

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With second hand parts, you get high quality for a low price

When you buy a used part from us, there is always a chance we have the colour you need in stock already and if not, you always have the option of painting it to match your vehicle. A lot of products we supply have actually come from brand new cars so you’ll be guaranteed amazing quality for an even more amazing price. Many insurance write offs still have perfectly salvageable parts and it is worth noting that a genuine Ferrari part will be direct fit, perfect for a quick and simple fitting session.

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Eurospares are experienced Ferrari spares specialists

As we’re sure you’ll have noticed, a second hand spare part is always the lower cost option and our selection is also much more likely to fit better than pattern parts. By using our services, related parts can be purchased together rather than having to shop around to find each individual product which saves you time and effort. We also provide fast global shipping options, so your Ferrari can look good as new sooner than you think.

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We stock thousands of luxury car parts

Our 4 huge warehouses are filled to the brim with precious parts that have all been carefully categorised and valued by trained experts. Raw materials are taken from partly demolished or damaged Ferraris that come in to our garage from all over the world. Deconstruction is undertaken by specialists here at Eurospares to strip each car down to its chassis and parts that have not already been ordered are safely stored away until they are sold. One of the great advantages of buying from Eurospares is that parts are available right there and then; no need to wait around for backorders, just choose your delivery or collection method and we supply the part straight away.

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Talk to the experts at Eurospares about spare Ferrari parts

Eurospares.co.uk is your number one destination for luxury Ferrari parts and our friendly, professional team is on hand to answer any questions you may have, so get in touch with us today!

Email: info@eurospares.co.uk

Phone: 01787 477 169

Last Ferrari To Win Le Mans: 1964 Ferrari 250

Only 32 of these fantastic little cars were ever made and the series is now highly sought after by collectors, but what makes the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM so special?

1964 Ferrari 250

This gorgeous 2 door Coupe competition car was the last Ferrari to be victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race back in 1965 and this was a bit of a surprise since the manufacturer was considered by many to be an international racing circuit newcomer. This V12 was Ferrari’s first mid-engine racing sports car; it was prepared and entered into the event by The North American Racing Team (NART), with Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory as the Circuit de la Sarthe drivers. Second place in the same event actually went to another 250 LM, which just goes to show that it really was an incredible track car.

The little red Ferrari that never gave up!

The 250 LM was first unveiled in 1963 at the Paris Automobile Show and was originally developed from the prototype 250 P, keeping much the same layout. Most of the cars were sent on to compete in global races and a handful of private owners used them on the road, despite them offering a rather uncomfortable ride especially compared to that of the ‘official’ GT cars. The plan was for the LM to take the place of Ferrari’s 250 GTO in 1964 as their Group 3 Grand Touring competition car, however the motor racing authorities had other ideas and would not let it race as a road car. Entered instead as a prototype to meet requirements, the car didn’t even make it as far as the start line that season but one year on everything changed for Ferrari when the 250 LM landed the top podium spot. By 1966 it received full sports car approval and has since gone on to become a rarity with a very interesting history!

1964 Ferrari 250

Previously, Ferrari had won at Le Mans six times in a row, bringing their overall total up to an impressive nine, so surely it’s only a matter of time before they win again, even if we have been waiting for over 50 years….

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Ferrari’s 10 Season Wait For The F1 World Title

Ferrari is the longest standing team in Formula One history, but despite having over spent over 60 consecutive years mastering the sport, this famous team has gone 10 long, arduous seasons without a world title to their name. So we thought, what with all the thrilling Spanish Grand Prix action of late, that it would be interesting to look back at Ferrari’s roller-coaster journey.

The Rise & Fall of Ferrari

1393150_178680782321138_1166462672_nAt the very start, way back in 1950, the Ferrari team was right there and Jose Froilan Gonzalez won them the 1951 British Grand Prix. Fast forward to 1964’s drivers’ championship, this was the year John Surtees became the first man to ever win a championship on two and four wheels, a record he still holds to this day.

In more recent times, Kimi Raikkonen went on to win the final race of the 2007 season, boosting Ferrari back up to the top once more. The team faced defeat against Hamilton a year later, narrowly missing out on the drivers’ title, and then continued to fight a losing battle in 2009 against Red Bull and Brawn for the early half of that season.

Ferrari finished their 60th season in a respectable 4th place, but of course this was not the result they had dreamed of, so in 2010 Fernando Alonso was signed up to the team. Bringing in a two-time champion should have been a real advantage, however this was not to be the case; Vettel beat Alonso by 3 points in the final season of 2012 – not good news for Ferrari!

F1 – Australian Grand Prix 2016

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This year’s Australian Grand Prix was looking very promising and everyone noticed how well Ferrari were performing; right from the first moment they drove very competitively in both the winter testing and practice in the lead up to the big race. At one point we were impressed to see that Ferrari had managed to push Hamilton back down to 7th on the first lap, which must have lifted everyone’s spirits and given the team a real boost. However, this initial positivity was not destined to last as on lap 17 the race was neutralised and Ferrari made a serious error. Unlike their rivals over at Mercedes, who made the better decision to opt for medium tyre compound, they chose to leave Vettel and Raikonen to race with super-soft tyres. This ultimately caused them to pit on lap 36, dropping Ferrari to third place.

Ferrari’s Formula One Future

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Photo credit: formula1.ferrari.com

Ferrari may have finished second and third at the Spanish Grand Prix, but the team has been waiting for a first title since 2007 and it must have been frustrating to have so many near misses, without a single opportunity to bag the number one spot. After looking back at all the trials and tribulations that Ferrari’s team have faced over the decades, since Formula One was first established, lets hope they don’t have to wait another 9 years to celebrate their next F1 victory!

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How Eurospares Turn Luxury Scrap Into Spare Parts

Eurospares is a luxury scrap dealership in Halstead, Essex, with a very exclusive client base. We supply unique, hard to find parts for Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris, with cars coming from all over the world to our garage.

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Start With Raw Materials

3Our precious spare parts are recovered from luxury cars that have sadly been damaged or partly demolished, with their value being estimated by our experienced specialists. When you come to Eurospares, all the parts are already here and ready to go; we stock everything from racing seats and wheels to water pumps and airbags.

For many years, clients have come to us for spares, since we are often the only place in England that stocks their specific part. We have 4 warehouse halls, filled with thousands of carefully organised items which our experts have archived in a specially designed computer program. When you have more than 130 different car models to check for available resources, attention to detail is a must!

Where To Start?

2Before any parts are retrieved, our team checks each car over, paying particular attention to the engine as this has the greatest value when it comes to supercars. Once a thorough inspection has been carried out, cars are brought into the garage to be disassembled with extreme care, so as not to cause any damage to the valuable parts we plan to recover.

Our trained professionals use a range of specialist tools, an example of which is a hook specifically designed to pick out the delicate plastic parts on car doors, to ensure as many parts as possible are kept intact. The trick to masterful deconstruction, is knowing the correct order to work in; each step is part of a unique process, resulting in a car that is completely stripped down to its chassis.

The Fastest Way To Get Your Supercar Spares

1Sometimes, parts are snapped up by luxury car owners fairly early in the strip down process, while other parts are put into storage for another time. Compared to buying from a garage, where you could potentially have to wait for a month or more, Eurospares offer our clients the possibility of instant results.

 

Visit our site to see all that we currently offer, or get in touch with a specific request and we will be happy to help.

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Email: info@eurospares.co.uk

Phone: 01787 477 169

Eurospares – The World Leader In Ferrari, Lamborghini & Maserati Parts

Here at Eurospares, we take a personal approach to business by delivering quality service and customer satisfaction to fellow supercar enthusiasts, keeping in touch with our clients as much as possible to ensure you are 100% happy.

We are not just another faceless online company, in fact building relationships and helping you find exactly what you need is our primary goal! Whether you are looking for something simple like a badge sticker, or perhaps an engine which is of course a much more complex purchase, our team of friendly car experts are happy to point you in the right direction.

As a treat for anyone that may have missed our TV commercial, and for those who just want to see it again, here is our TV commercial

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Keeping Your Dreams On The Road!

We have been supplying Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati parts for over 30 years, giving us plenty of time to get to know these cars and build up the largest possible stock of new and used parts. Not only do we deliver our comprehensive range of products worldwide, if a part is proving difficult to track down or is not available anymore, as long as there is demand for it we will make it ourselves – how’s that for excellent service?!

Maintaining your sports car can be a pricey endeavor, but Eurospares can save you thousands of pounds, all while providing first class service and fast, secure delivery. There is so much more to our business than simply breaking down quality cars to sell spares online; we pride ourselves on our team’s knowledge and understanding, always striving to excel the requirements of our clients, whatever it takes.

Passionate About Cars

Eurospares specialise in selling Italian car parts and we are incredibly proud to offer our stock at the best prices possible. Our mission has always been to help clients live out their motoring dreams; everyone here at Eurospares is passionate about cars and their care, so you can be sure that no matter how big your project is, someone from our team will be more than happy to assist you. You may know exactly what you want to buy and if this does happen to be the case, our easy to navigate website is your one stop shop for all things Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati.

If you do require assistance, please don’t hesitate to send an email to one of our experts and we can work with you to find your perfect product. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to give us a call and somebody from our experienced team will answer any questions you may have: +44 (0) 1787 477 169

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Excellent Customer Service

We consistently provide our clients with the best possible service and through regular communication we hope to give you peace of mind and a stress-free buying experience, since we are only ever a phone call or email away should you need any advice.

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Should You Get A Tubi Style Exhaust System?

Tubi are perhaps the most iconic of all exhaust suppliers, famed for the unique sound they produce and their remarkable level of craftsmanship, but what else is there to learn about this hugely popular Italian performance exhaust manufacturer?

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A bit about the company…

The company was founded in Maranello, Italy and they have been supplying quality, highly recognisable exhausts ever since. Tubi Style are Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati specialists, as since 1987 they have developed a great relationship with a range of Italian car manufacturers to gain a greater appreciation of each car’s individual character. This makes their handcrafted exhaust systems ideally tuned to sound amazing at any speed, as they are specially manufactured by a team with superior knowledge and understanding of specific cars.

Tubi have years of direct motorsport experience because to start out with, before the company was even established, founders Fausto Lettieri and Enrico Ruini had spent much of their time working in the Formula One exhaust sector. They are still very much involved in professional racing; nowadays this is as a manufacturer and supplier of exhaust systems, silencer systems and carbon fibre products for a range of Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari cars.

What Makes Tubi So Special?

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Ferrari Tubi Style Exhaust

One of the biggest advantages of purchasing a Tubi is the excellent customer care, which is imperative when investing in an upgrade for your car since you can rely on the company’s vast resources and global support when you need it most. Rest assured that every single Tubi is the result of strict testing and ongoing development, not present in rival suppliers of performance exhausts. Their worldwide appeal is clear from the fact that, for Ferrari, Tubi Style Systems are most prevalent of all, as they produce something extraordinary for all Ferraris in production.

It is the unique sound that makes Tubi so special; known for being significantly louder than its competitors, Tubi systems also ensure high performance levels that take your driving experience to another level. Hearing really is believing when it comes to Tubi Style exhaust systems; experiencing the sound for yourself will give you a clear idea of whether one of these is right for you, as some people have found it to be a little ‘over the top’ for their liking.

Quality, Guaranteed!

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Maserati Tubi Style exhaust

For super car exhausts, there are many important factors to consider, such as power, temperature and flow dynamics, which will have all been taken into account with a Tubi Style system. Each Tubi is specially configured to work in perfect harmony with a specific car and engine combination; whether it is crafted in standard stainless steel, inconel or titanium the finish will be to the highest possible standard. When you purchase an exhaust through any other supplier, there can be limited support or backup available and there is an element of luck involved when finding out if the performance of your car has been improved. With a Tubi Style exhaust, every step of the manufacturing process is precise and tailored to suit a particular car, removing the doubt and uncertainty you may have otherwise felt about how it will sound and perform once fitted.

Hopefully we have given you an insight into what makes Tubi Style Exhaust Systems stand out from the crowd, and helped you decide if they are right for you and your performance car.

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Ferrari Announce the All New 2016 GTC4Lusso

The brand new Ferraro FF has finally been unveiled at the Geneva motor show, showcasing a brand new name, with loads of upgrades inside the vehicle and outside of the vehicle.

This brand spanking new vehicle now inherited the GTC4Lusso name, and now has had a styling overhaul to ensure that it makes it stand against it’s descendant. Improvements have been made to the supercar to enhance its aerodynamics, such as a brand new front grille containing integrated air intakes, brand new air vents on the rear wing, roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new diffuser.

Intriguingly, Ferrari have announced that the GTC4Lusso will be aimed towards the younger generation than that the brand has been typically used to over the GTC4Lusso Exterioryears. Owners of the new FF have averaged a lot more miles than the owners of various different Ferraris, which may lead to suggestion that the GTC4Lusso may very well become the grand tourer of choice within the company’s entire range so far.

The GTC4Lusso will be powered using the exact same 6.2 litre V12 engine fitted in the FF, however with power adjusted from 651bhp up to 680bhp. The maximum power that it can run is 8000rpm, while the torque is rated at 514lb ft at 575rpm, with an 80% torque available from 1750rpm. Just like before, drive is channelled through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari have said that the vehicle’s engine note is

“Rich and powerful in performance driving and discreet yet harmonious in the city.”

With more power under it’s belt, the GTC4Lusso is able to get up to 62mph from a standing start in just 3.4 seconds – that’s 0.3 seconds faster than the FF! However, it’s top speed is still unchanged at 208mph. When optional lightweight components, the GTC4Lusso has a dry weight of just 1790kg, which directly corresponds over to the FF. Ferrari are yet to come to a decision as to whether they are going to reveal whether the GTC4Lusso will improve on the FF’s fuel consumption or it’s CO2 emissions, which stand at 18.3mpg and 360g/km in total.

The all new GTC4Lusso has four-wheel drive capabilities, however it obtains rear-wheel steering for the very first time. This brand new and improved system, which has been dubbed 4RM-S, has Ferrari’s Slip Slide Control, and works within the car’s electronic differential and dampers. Ferrari have said that the result means that drivers are able to

“effortlessly handle the GTC4Lusso’s extraordinary torque even on snow-covered, wet or low-grip roads.”

Along with the various different interior changes inside of the four-seat cabin, is an all new infotainment system, developed by Delphi, and remains compatible with Apple’s CarPlay.

The new 10.25 inch screen is very much larger than the one in the FF, and FerrariGTC4Lusso Interior proclaims that its upgraded usability will put the GTC4Lusso among the class leaders. Ferrari’s dual cockpit display, allowing for passengers to see speed and engine information form their side of the cabin, now features a g-force meter, which is a world first for Ferrari.

The slightly smaller adjusted steering wheel was made possible due to a more compact airbag, and features more ergonomic controls, like a redesigned Manettino control and brand new buttons for the car’s hands-free telephone system. Not only this, but the GTC4Lusso will receive a recess between the seats specifically to hold the key during driving, a brand new feature that the descendant, FF, did not have.

Ferrari have said that the GTC4Lusso was designed

“For clients wanting to experience the pleasure of driving a Ferrari anywhere, anytime, be it on short spins or long journeys, snowy mountain roads or city streets, alone or in the company of three lucky passengers. Drivers who demand exceptional power but refuse to compromise on in-car comfort, sporty elegance and impeccable detailing.”

Because of all of the aforementioned changes to the brand new GTC4Lusso, I think it’s safe to say that the prices will be on the rise from the £226,023 pricetag of the FF.