FAST TIMES AHEAD

An up­com­ing Fer­rari theme park in Spain gives fans a new way to horse around.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Brief -

Fer­rari is syn­ony­mous with se­ri­ous speed and the thrills that come with it. Last year, the Ital­ian lux­ury sport­scar mar­que un­veiled the LaFer­rari, its fastest road car with a top speed of 349kmh. Soon, the brand will of­fer an­other way to get hearts rac­ing. Slated to open in Spain in 2016, a Pranc­ing Horse theme park will be home to Europe’s high­est and fastest ver­ti­cal ac­cel­er­a­tor.

Cov­er­ing an area of 75,000 sq m, Fer­rari Land will be built in­side the pop­u­lar Port Aven­tura re­sort and theme park, lo­cated south of Barcelona. This will be the sec­ond de­vel­op­ment of its kind, fol­low­ing Fer­rari World, which opened in Abu Dhabi in 2010. While speed spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Fer­rari Land’s ver­ti­cal ac­cel­er­a­tor are yet to be re­vealed, we’re pretty sure it will of­fer at least as much of an adrenalin rush as For­mula Rossa, the key at­trac­tion at Fer­rari World. It’s the world’s speed­i­est roller coaster, reach­ing 240kmh in five sec­onds and fea­tur­ing a dizzy­ing max­i­mum G-force of 4.8G.

Hand­ily, vis­i­tors to Fer­rari Land will find a pulse-restor­ing sanc­tu­ary close by. The park will also be the site of the world’s first Fer­rari-theme ho­tel, a lux­ury five-star es­tab­lish­ment with 250 rooms. For those still rar­ing to go, the ho­tel will of­fer a spe­cial amenity – a driv­ing sim­u­la­tor.

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