Ferrari fans now have two new ways to experience the magic of the Prancing Horse marque, without actually driving any of its magical supercars.
One new way is to pay a visit to Ferrari Land in Spain’s PortAventura World resort, located 110 kilometres from Barcelona. It’s the second theme park of its kind after Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. There are 11 exciting attractions to thrill visitors, with the most thrilling ride being Red Force, currently the highest (112 metres) and fastest (zero to 180km/h in five seconds flat) roller coaster in Europe.
Another new way is to go for a cruise on Norwegian Joy, a newly delivered 3850-passenger ocean liner with a two-level, Ferrari-branded racetrack on its top deck. Up to 10 guests can race against one another in electric go-karts and imagine they’re Sebastian Vettels or Kimi Raikkonens. A few decks below, they can continue to rev up their Scuderia Ferrari fantasies in an F1 racing simulator and a bunch of hovercraft bumper cars.
BRITISH RUNABOUT RERUN
Boutique coachbuilder, David Brown Automotive, has introduced the Mini Remastered. It’s a 1960s Mini with a reconditioned 1275cc 4-speed engine tuned to 78bhp, a reconstructed chassis, a rejuvenated bodyshell and a modernised interior.
Handmade to order, customisable and costing as much as five new MINI Ones in the UK, the Mini Remastered is a special supermini for moneyed urbanites living in chic cities such as London.
The costly little ride’s features include proper 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, delightful design details in chrome or aluminium, full-grain English leather upholstery throughout and a lovely MotaLita wooden steering wheel.
The car’s paint job takes four weeks, but it won’t take quite as long or as many man-hours to choose one of the 13 cool colours available, which include Fade To Black, Bad Moon Rising, Blue Jean, Wild Thing, Good Vibrations and A Whiter Shade Of Pale.