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Family Car: Ferrari FF at Petrol Lounge in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

Another extraordinary car stored/coddled at Austin’s own Petrol Lounge. I am sometimes asked which is my favorite car: This is the car I would most want for everyday use.

To keep your family safe and happy, Ferrari kindly created the Ferrari FF in 2011:

  • four wheel drive (first for Ferrari)
  • folding rear seats give 28 cu. ft. of storage space
  • 6.3 liter V-12 turns out 651 hp @ 8000 rpm
  • 7-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic paddle shift transmission
  • 117.7 inch wheelbase, 4150 lbs.
  • top speed (in case of emergency): 208 mph

Ferrari FF at petrol lounge atxcarpics.com Ferrari FF stored at Petrol Lounge atxcarpics.com

Ferrari 250 LM at Circuit of the Americas

Written by Ken Altes

I was not able to find out which specific car this one is out of 32 total built as a race/street car for private race teams. Hugely valuable, it was the first mid-engined production Ferrari, and the last Ferrari achieve an overall win at Le Mans, in 1965. One of these sold for more than $14 million two years ago. Powered by a 3.3 liter V12. The most desirable ’60s Ferrari?

Ferrari 250 LM in Austin TX at COTA Ferrari 250 LM in Austin Texas Ferrari 250 LM in Austin TX shifter Ferrari 250 LM in Austin Texas at COTA

Ferrari F40 at the Petrol Lounge in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

Awesome. It’s always a good day when you run across what many consider the greatest supercar of all time. The Ferrari F40 was the first road legal production car capable of 200 mph, via 478 hp from a twin turbo V8, weighing only about 2400 lbs. Minor mods on one example reached 226 mph at the the 2006 Bonneville Speed Week. Found it lurking at the Petrol Lounge in N. Austin. Sweet.Ferrari F40 in Austin TX at Petrol Lounge front view Ferrari F40 in Austin TX at Petrol Lounge with Porsche 918 Ferrari F40 in Austin TX at Petrol Lounge

Board Your Puppy at Petrol Lounge in N. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

Plenty of wonderful company, your pup will be very well tended to, ready and eager to play when you return.  Secure, temperature controlled and run by serious car enthusiasts (Glen has a Lotus Elise for track fun).  They will tailor their services to meet your most exacting requirements at the Petrol Lounge.  Thanks to Glen for the tour.  Here are some of the cars when I visited earlier this week.  More pics later.

Roush Off Road Ford RaptorAbove is a Roush Off Road Ford Pickup with supercharger giving 590HP and 590lb-ft.

Ferrari 360 and Rolls Royce, Austin TXAbove is a Ferrari 360 and a Rolls Royce hiding playfully behind it.

Shelby Cobras and Vintage Porches, Austin TXShelby Cobras and Vintage Porches ready to romp.

Porsche GT3 RS in Austin TXPorsche GT3 RS hanging out with his friends including the Ferrari F40 behind.Cars at Austin's Petrol Lounge