Ferrari may have outdone itself. Not with a new car, but with a spectacular new facility in Abu Dhabi to house all things Ferrari. The Italian automotive manufacturer in collaboration with real estate developer Aldar Properties plan on rivaling Disneyland with their new Ferrari themed amusement park. Its estimated cost is $624 million.
Since its new production tenure is about to end, why not take a took and the The Ferrari F430, the Italian sports car some enthusiasts have cited as the best-driving car every made? Manufactured since 2004 as a successor to the 360, the 430 debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. European left-hand drive sales began in November 2004, but right-hand drive sales did not start until Spring 2005, and the North American marketsdid not get the F430 until Summer 2005.
Ferrari red is an automotive industry icon. But even one of the world’s most prestigious vehicles, all visible in the manufacturer’s web sites, ferrari.com, will soon also be “green.” The Italian manufacturer’s president said in a recent newspaper interview that Ferrari plans to cut its vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half by 2012.
Ferrari fans can now add London to the exclusive list of world renowned cities featuring the automaker’s Prancing Horse paraphernalia. The first British store selling Ferrari products recently opened in London. It was highlighted by ribbon-cutting ceremony by Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen.
Ferrari will debut its redesigned website Sunday, www.ferrari.com, March 29, 2009, in conjunction with the celebration of the first Grand Prix of the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship season. The new portal is the gateway to the world of the “Prancing Horse.” It offers users a new look and a vast array of content, resulting in the ultimate behind-the-scenes Ferrari experience.
My father liked the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and he recommended I purchase the one I owned for a few years nearly 30 years ago. It was a 1966 edition, dark green with all chrome trim. The windshield wipers didn’t work well, nor did the heater.
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