The Next Lap

迎向另一个巅峰

ZbBZ (Singapore) - - CONTENTS - TEXT DEN­NIS NG /黄少伟 PHOTO FER­RARI

Fer­rari, which marked its 70th an­niver­sary with a slew of events, is all geared up to hit new highs on the road ahead 意大利知名跑车法拉利今年欢庆品牌创立70周年,一系列的庆祝活动,标志着法拉利另一个高峰的开始。

As part of the brand’s 70th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, 157 Fer­raris drove a 70km lap, which flagged off at the F1 Pit Build­ing and zoomed past iconic land­marks such as Ma­rina Bay Sands, Or­chard Road and the Botanic Gar­dens.

The con­voy in Au­gust — the largest ever gath­er­ing of Fer­rari cars here — con­cluded at the new JW Mar­riott Hotel Sin­ga­pore South Beach. The event was or­gan­ised by Ital Auto, Fer­rari’s of­fi­cial dis­trib­u­tor in Sin­ga­pore, and the Fer­rari Own­ers Club.

It marked the first time the LaFer­rari Aperta, the brand’s new limited-edi­tion, open-top su­per­car, made its de­but here. The pro­ces­sion also in­cluded the 812 Su­per­fast, the mar­que’s lat­est in tech­no­log­i­cal wiz­ardry; spe­cial edi­tions such as the F12tdf, 458 Spe­ciale Aperta and the Tai­lor-Made SG50 F12berlinetta; as well as rarely seen older mod­els such as the 308 GTB, F355berlinetta, F430 Scud­e­ria, F308 Qu­at­trovalv­ole and the Tes­tarossa.

The LaFer­rari Aperta, of which only 209 units will be avail­able, was de­vel­oped spe­cially for the Pranc­ing Horse’s big bash. Tar­get­ing the car’s chas­sis and aero­dy­nam­ics, rig­or­ous re­search and de­vel­op­ment work by Fer­rari’s tech­ni­cians has re­sulted in a road­ster that de­liv­ers the same per­for­mance, tor­sional rigid­ity, beam stiff­ness and drag co­ef­fi­cient char­ac­ter­is­tics as the coupe.

Di­eter Knech­tel, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Fer­rari Far and Mid­dle East, told ZBBZ: “I am so ex­cited for Sin­ga­pore to see the LaFer­rari Aperta, as it con­sti­tutes all of what Fer­rari is: the tech­nol­ogy of race to road, the ex­clu­siv­ity and the beauty of de­sign.”

The first Fer­rari, the 125 S, was produced in 1947 by Ital­ian Enzo Fer­rari, a for­mer car rac­ing champ. Over the week­end of Sept 9 and 10 this year, the mar­que held a se­ries of cel­e­bra­tions in its Ital­ian home­town of Maranello to mark its 70th an­niver­sary.

As part of the spe­cial week­end ded­i­cated to Fer­rari en­thu­si­asts, in­ter­na­tional ral­lies kicked

In Sin­ga­pore, Fer­rari held a grand pro­ces­sion in Au­gust in­volv­ing 157 Fer­raris, which was the largest gath­er­ing of Fer­rari cars here.

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