We'd grown pretty accustomed to seeing Sam Hubinette sling a Dodge Challenger around a drift course, but the guy knows how to do more than go sideways. Back in September, the Crazy Swede partnered up with Jen Horsey to take on the Targa Newfoundland in a Fiat 500 Abarth in the open class. Show More Summary
Ever since we drove the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth back in March, we've been fans of the peppy pint-sized pavement pounder. With 160 horsepower from its turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder, a surprisingly ferocious growl, and a surprisingly low price, it's a relative performance bargain. But is it up to the task of modern motorsport? Fiat 500s of the past...
We're sure you remember Zahir Rana, the gentleman who piloted a Ferrari Enzo into the Atlantic Ocean during last year's Targa Newfoundland. When the gentleman took his co-pilot and his car for a swim, he happened to be wearing a racing suit once worn by Rubens Barrichello. Show More Summary
It's been nearly a year since Flyin' Miata took two cars to the Targa Newfoundland. As you may recall, I got to tag along and do my best to get the supercharged Grand Touring entry as lost as possible. While we were there, one very dedicated...Show More Summary
In September of last year, the annual Targa Newfoundland road rally in Canada gained viral video attention for the misadventure of an edo competition-prepared Ferrari Enzo Evolution XX. On the final day of the 6-day event in 2011, a yellow and black Enzo Evolution XX, owned and driven by Calgary businessman Zahir Rana was [...] Automoblog.net - A Car Blog for Auto Enthusiasts
The crew at MotoMan has rolled out the second episode of its Targa Newfoundland coverage. This time around, Brandon Fitch and I spend plenty of time talking with the guys about the challenges of Day One, how the Flyin' Miata supercharged NC MX-5 Miata handles some of the more technical stages and joy of hauling ass through a subdivision. Show More Summary
If you've got an hour to kill and an itch to watch some exciting Targa Newfoundland action, we've got good news for you. SPEED has been kind enough to stream the network's one-hour special free online. The episode spends plenty of time following both the Modern and Classic divisions with barely a nod toward Open or Grand Touring. Show More Summary
It's been seven months since I crammed into a supercharged Mazda Miata with the Flyin' Miata crew and fought tooth and nail for a fifth-place finish in the Grand Touring class of the 2011 Targa Newfoundland. That amount of time has done nothing to dull my desire to head right back into the fray as soon as possible. Show More Summary
Newfoundland is a bit of a funny place. It's the easternmost point of the North American continent, has its own half time zone, was the last province to join Canadian confederation (having existed as a British colony until 1949) and has its own linguistic dialects. Show More Summary
Point. Shoot. Grin. Wedging myself into the cockpit of Keith Tanner's 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata turned Targa Newfoundland podium finisher, I'm struck with the realization that most race cars are the automotive equivalent of a pet electric eel. Show More Summary
Mid-stage is no time to let your driver know his navigator has no damn clue what's going on. My helmet has just been crammed into the cross ribs of the roof of our Miata for the third time in less than a kilometer, driving a guttural "OOMPH" from my lungs mid-sentence at the same time. Show More Summary
If, like the rest of us, you were wondering exactly what would become of the bright yellow Ferrari Enzo that took a dive into the Atlantic at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland, wonder no more. According to the owner's Facebook page, the carbon-fiber beast will ride again courtesy of the good people at Edo Competition. Show More Summary
Targa Newfoundland, Hyundai Veloster, the last Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Caprice PPV Episode #248 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. This week Chris, Zach, Dan and Chris Paukert talk about the Targa Newfoundland, Hyundai Veloster, the final Ford Crown Victoria, and the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. Show More Summary
Playboy multi-millionaire Zahir Rana takes his prized Ferrari Enzo for an unplanned detour during the Targa Newfoundland.
Two mistakes. After six days of late nights bent over the route book with calculator in hand, long days of non-stop rallying and lengthy transits, we've covered over 2,200 kilometers, raced 41 stages and made two penalty-worthy mistakes. Show More Summary
The Targa Newfoundland is one of a select group of events that is on my automotive bucket list. A cross between off-road rally racing and open road racing, the Targa is a true test of not only your machine, but your wits and skill as a driver. Sure the car matters, but quite honestly, it’s [...]
We reported earlier today that a rare Ferrari Enzo went off course yesterday while running the 2011 Targa Newfoundland and wound up swimming with the fishes in the Atlantic. We even had a video showing what happened leading up to the Ferrari's off-road and then underwater excursion. Show More Summary
Crashing a car is never a fun experience. It's even less so when that car is a Ferrari Enzo. The horror is compounded when it's all caught on tape. But Zahir Rana handles the situation with grace. With grace and the affability that can only come from being able to easily afford another--at one point in the video, Rana simply says, "We'll get an...
Many of you have been following the 2011 Targa Newfoundland here on Autoblog, what with our own Zach Bowman competing. Perhaps you were surprised to find out that rare supercars like a Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari Enzo had entered the...Show More Summary
So here's some video guaranteed to make you either lose your lunch in sympathetic pain or cheer at rich folks' misfortune: a clip of a $1.5 million Enzo Ferrari skidding right into the water during the Targa Newfoundland Rally. Driver...Show More Summary