This week we would like to welcome Spellbound as a new client to Ambient Life. The company based just outside London that are passionate about cars and provide a specialised business for the restoration and race preparation of models such as Ferrari and Jaguar. Spellbound Cars is a union of individuals all passionate about iconic cars and the pursuit of excellence. Experience, passion and a great drive to deliver the highest level of service is at the heart of a very unique workshop. The workshop is equipped with high-tech machinery and facilities, enabling restoration or repairs of all levels to be completed in-house. The Spellbound Cars team has wealth of experience in both the building of cars, and from behind the wheel, both on road and track.
They understand what is required to prepare a car to withstand the specific demands of every discipline whether fast touring on Alpine passes, or competing in hillclimbs, sprints, track days, historic championship racing, or even challenges such as the Nordshleife Marathon and the Spa Six Hours and of course Goodwood.
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The Scaglietti may well be the dream car that offers just about the perfect combination of speed, luxury and safety, the Ferrari 613 Scaglietti definitely sets roads on fire and in this latest image from commercial car photographer Tim Wallace for our UK Ferrari client we can see this impressive model represented on some photography showing the scene on the pass road leading down into Milan from the north.
Named after one of Ferrari’s legendary coachbuilder, Sergio Scaglietti, supercar Ferrari 612 Scaglietti’s styling is setting standards for others to emulate. The cockpit of this sports car can in fact be personalized further thanks to the Carrozzeria Scaglietti program.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a 12-cylinder sports car, which means increased power at your disposal. The light-alloy technology that has been incorporated in the body means that despite the size of the supercar there is still a saving of around 60 kilograms when compared to the other fast cars of this segment. The technology also allows for increased structural rigidity which converts into greater safety.
The racing car boasts o the latest in traction control system. In fact this is the first time that such an advanced traction control system is making an appearance in a Ferrari. With 5,748cc at your disposal the sports car leaves the competition way behind. At 7,250 rpm and 540 bhp you can accelerate to an exhilarating 100 km/h from standstill all in a matter of 4.2 seconds. Speed buffs can look forward to achieving a top speed of 315 km/h or 196 mph. Coupled with such a lively engine is the six-speed mechanical gear box. You have a choice of either manual or paddle shifts, the kind of which you find only in F-1 cares. The gear box incorporates the latest electro-hydraulic system. The system enables ultras-smooth and fast gear changes. This is yet another winning proposition among sports cars from the house of Ferrari.
This week we would like to welcome Spellbound as a new client of AmbientLife.
The company is based in Surrey just outside London and has a firm history of both restoration and race preparation work on both classic and modern cars specialising in the race bred Ferrari models. Spellbound recently relocated to their new purpose built facility in Surrey and contact car and commercial photographer Tim Wallace to work with them on a project to re-establish their marketing and company profile within the sector with hard hitting photography and strong images for branding and advertising. Tim spent 3 days with the company earlier this week and the project is now completed and we look forward to working with Spellbound over the coming year to further enhance their profile and company image.
There are many cars that are viewed by people as iconic but the Ferrari Dino 246 GT is quite simply one that sits head and shoulders above most. This week commercial car photographer Tim Wallace was commissioned to shoot the infamous 246 GT for a commercial shoot to capture it beauty and its emotion.
The name “Dino” honors the founder’s late son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who was credited with the design of the V6 engine. Along with famed engineer, Vittorio Jano, Dino influenced Enzo Ferrari’s decision to produce a line of racing cars in the 1950s, with V6 and V8 engine designs. History shows that Alfredo Ferrari did not have a hand in the actual design of the V6 motor that made its way into the Dino.
The “Dino” brand was created to market a lower priced, “affordable” sports car. The first brochure described the Dino as “almost a Ferrari”. Ferrari intended to do battle in the marketplace with Porsche and its 911. The more expensive road going Ferrari V12′s of the time were no match at their much higher price point. But Enzo did not want to diminish the Ferrari brand with a cheaper car, and so “Dino” was born.
Derek Bell’s Ferrari Dino 166 Formula 2, practice for the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring, 1969In addition to being a lower priced, “affordable” sports car, it was a car built in Alfredo’s honor after he lost his battle with muscular dystrophy. While in hospital, he discussed technical details with the engineer Vittorio Jano. Dino would never see the engine; he died on June 30, 1956 at the age of only 24, before his namesake automobiles Fiat Dino and Dino were produced.