For the first time ever the Finali Mondiali was hosted in North America. For several days Daytona International Speedway became the Ferrari epicenter. Thousands of Ferraristas attended the 2016 Ferrari Finali Mondiali for this once in a lifetime experience, but just in case you missed it, here are the highlights.
The Ferrari 488 Challenge was introduced to the world. This new machine will replace the current 458 car in the 2017 season. With extensive improvements to the car’s engine, aerodynamics and chassis, the 488 Challenge car offers astonishing performance improvement that will surely elevate the racing experience for Challenge drivers.
For several days, dozens for race cars including: Challenge, F1 and XX cars sped around the track creating an exhilarating symphony of sound that was sure to bring out the child in any adult in attendance.
The Classiche Concours d’Elegance presented an incredibly well curated selection of classic Ferraris. The likes of which included a 330 P4 Drogo Spider, 250TR, 250LM and a hand full of 250GTs. With such incredible examples present, it must have been difficult for the judges to choose but ultimately, a 1949 166 MM Barchetta took the trophy for Best In Show. Parked right next to these classics was an amazing collection of supercars and bespoke one offs including the 2016 SP275 RW Competizione.
The last new La Ferrari to be produced was auction off, fetching $7 million dollars which will be donated to benefit Central Italy in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 earthquakes.
One of the biggest attraction of this year’s Finali Mondiali was the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest parade of Ferraris. Although we did not beat the record, the mere act of cruising around Daytona Speedway with over 800 other Ferraris was an experience to be remembered.
If you missed out on this year’s Finali Mondiali, don’t worry, Ferrari and Ferrari Westlake have big plans in 2017 to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. So be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive information regarding future events.
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