May 12th, 2017, Shanghai — Ferrari held the grand opening ceremony today, to celebrate the launch of the Tribute to Ferrari – 70th Anniversary Exhibition in Shanghai, commemorating seven decades of the illustrious Cavallino Rampante. The unprecedented exhibition features 14 classic Ferraris, arriving in China from the prestigious Ferrari collection, offer a fascinating glimpse into the history of the world’s most acclaimed super car marque and reflecting Ferrari ownership means far more than simply the possession of a historic sports car.
The stunning fleet of classic cars includes masterpieces such as the powerful 195 Inter, a touring-type version of the 195 S that first meet the world in 1950; the popular 330 GT 2+2 series II that outsold the preceding 250 GT 2+2 model; the highly successful Dino 246 GT, whose demand remained high right up until the production run was concluded; the glorious Testarossa was first made available in 1984; the pioneering front-engined V12 car 550 Maranello; and the highly coveted 599 GTO that was created in 2010. Also on display during the launching ceremony of the exhibition is the revolutionary all-new LaFerrari Aperta, an artwork launched to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the company. Each of the cars showcases a golden age of the marque in its 70 years of relentless pursuit of surprising and amazing the world over with innovation, excellence and craftsmanship.
The exhibition also heralds the return of the world’s most popular track experience, “Ferrari Racing Days”, to the Shanghai International Circuit from May 28-29 for the seventh consecutive year. Joining customers, fans, media and competition drivers, were a vast array of highlights, including the historical masterpieces to be on display together with participants of the famous actor, William Feng. At the heart of the Ferrari brand are decades of success in the illustrious competition of Formula 1 racing. The continued growth of the Ferrari Racing Days represents the clear commitment of Ferrari to the China market and the development of racing culture in this region for many more years to come. The famed program is set to keep thrilling Ferrari enthusiasts and motorsports fans with opportunities to witness the highest levels of performance, the finest degrees of precision engineering, and the most beautiful expressions of Italian styling.
The Tribute to Ferrari – 70th Anniversary Exhibition is one milestone among many for Ferrari in 2017. This year is sure to provide many more highlights for the Cavallino Rampante, as Ferrari continues to stir the quintessential driving emotions of millions of people across China and around the world.
Source: Myclassic NEWS
The Ferrari of Rail
Remember Japan’s ultra-luxe sleeper train that’s the handiwork of Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama? The train will have a fare that befits its lavish nature. The price of staying in the train’s Shiki-shima suite will be nearly a million yen, 950,000 to be exact, which comes to almost US$8,700. Other passengers can stay in the standard 15 dual occupancy suites which will be priced between 750,000 and 770,000 yen ($6865 – $7050). Another deluxe suite with dual-occupancy will be available for 900,000 yen per person (about $8,235).
For these prices passengers get to enjoy their own suites as well as dedicated common spaces for lounging, dining and enjoying the view. The train features 10 cars in total, with four reserved for common spaces and six allotted to the 34 passengers willing to pay for the four day trip.
The journey will begin at Tokyo’s Ueno Station and the train will travel through Nikko Station in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, and Hakodate Station in Hokkaido. The train will go as far as Noboribetsu, Hokkaido before eventually returning to Ueno Station though a coastal route.
If you’re planning a trip in May or June, visit the website for the East Japan Railway Co.
Source: Luxury Launches