Team WolfPack Wins Gumball3000 “Best Team” Award

BMW Congratulates Josh Cartu

BMW Congratulates Josh Cartu

Josh Cartu receives a well deserved congratulations from BMW after exciting win…

Cartu BMW Drifting

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Team Wolfpack’ Wins Gumball3000 “Best Team” Award

 

Josh Cartu participated in the Gumball 3000 along with his F12 Berlinetta, Novitec 458 Spider and Phantom II EWB.

In a recent Rolling Stone Magazine interview, rapper Bun B described the race and rally as anything  but competitive. “Gumball is not just a bunch of rich people just showing off their cars,” says Bun, a regular habitué of the race. “I clearly understand why some people would think that because the participants are generally uber wealthy. But once we get on that highway, financial status can’t help you in certain situations. You’re gonna cry, laugh, and you’re going to be both happy and sad.  Ultimately it takes your brothers to help you get through it all. The Gumball is a brotherhood.”

The brotherhood Bun B mentions began 15 years ago, when former professional skater Maximillion Cooper invited around fifty of his closest buddies to take part in a urban drive across Europe. Winning wasn’t nearly as important as the friendships formed and parties that followed.  Not surprisingly, within just a few years as the internet evolved with social networks, word of the rally spread worldwide.

Ferrari race car pilot Josh Cartu, member of Team Wolfpack explains “If a driver has car trouble along the way, another Gumballer stops to help out.  One team member had a flat tire on a holiday weekend in a country that doesn’t speak native English, but within 5 minutes we had him back on the road”.

Below is a list of cars belonging to Team Wolfpack members:

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Vehicle Layout Front-engine, RWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe
Engine: 6.3L/731-hp/508-lb-ft DOHC 48-valve V-12
Transmission 7-speed twin-clutch auto
Crub Weight (F/R Dist) 4003 lb (47/53%)
Length X Width X Height: 181.8 x 76.5 x 50.1 in
Quarter Mile: 11.3 sec @ 131.7 mph

Ferrari 458 Spider

Engine Type V8 – 90° – Direct Injection – Dry Sump
Transmission and Gearbox : 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Bore and Stroke: 3.7 x 3.2 in (94 x 81 mm)
Total displacement: 274.4 cu in (4497 cm³)
Maximum Torque: 398 lbf ft (540Nm) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Power: 419 kW (570 CV)** @ 9000 rpm

McLaren MP4-12C

Vehicle Layout Mid-engine, rear-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Engine Type: Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
Torque 445 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Displacement 232 cu in, 3799 cc
Performance (MFR\\\\\\\’S EST): Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 secStanding ¼-mile: 10.9 secTop speed: 205 mph
Project Fuel Economy (C/D EST): EPA city/highway driving: 14/22 mpg

2013 Lamborghini Aventador

Car Model 2013 Lamborghini Aventador
Vehicle Type: LP 700-4 Coupe
Engine Type: 6.5L V12 AWD 7-speed Automated Manual
Transmission: 7-speed automated manual
Horsepower: 700 hp @ 8250 rpm
Torque: 507 ft-lbs. @ 5500 rpm

2014 Dodge Viper STR

Car Model 2014 Dodge Viper STR
Vehicle Type: 10-cylinder, 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke: 4.055 x 3.96 (103 x 100.6)
Displacement: 8.4 (512)
Power: 640 bhp (477 kW) @ 6,200 rpm (76 bhp/liter)
Torque: 600 lb.-ft. (814 N•m) @ 5,000 rpm

2014 Audi R8 v10

Car Model 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus 5.2 + Stasis Challenge Kit SuperCharger
Vehicle Type: mid-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Engine Type: DOHC 40-valve V-10, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 318 cu in, 5204 cc
Power: Est 780-800 hp @ 8000 rpm
C/D Test Results: Zero to 60 mph: Est 2.5 secTop speed (drag limited, mfr’s est): 197 mph

2012 Nissan GTR

Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Vehicle Type: 2-Door All Wheel Drive Car, 545 bhp, 463 lb-ft, 6-sp Automatic, 16 (Est)/23
Transmission: Dual-Clutch 6-Speed w/Paddle-Shift
Torque: 463 ft-lbs. @ 3200 rpm
Power: 545 hp and 463 ft lb of torque
Cam Type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Josh Cartu – Gumball 3000 – Team Wolfpack

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Josh Cartu Ferrari

Gumball 3000′s Team WolfPack Josh Cartu Gumball Ferrari & Phantom

Canadian-born businessman and entrepreneur Josh Cartu left his lavish offices for his love of Ferrari racing.  As a race car test pilot for AFCorse Racing. From the above photo, his garage is full of the fastest and most luxurious cars on earth.

A while back CelebrityCarsBlog.com featured a story on race car driver, Josh Cartu’s garage. At the time of the photo  shoot,  Mr. Cartu’s collection included a Bentley Mulsanne, Lamborghini Aventador, and a Ferrari 458 Italia.  Since then, Mr. Josh Cartu improved his collection claiming that the Mulsanne was replaced with a Phantom Series II EWB and the Lamborghini has become a new Ferrari F12 — and we thought it couldn’t get any better – Cartu just ordered a brand new Mercedes Benz G63.

The Ferrari F12 has 20 inch wheels that are fitted from custom R&D by ADV1 Wheels.