A thousand Ferraris go for a spin round Silverstone in biggest ever parade of the Italian sports cars

September 17, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

This is the incredible moment a convoy 964 Ferraris worth more than £100 million took part in a world record parade of the iconic Italian carmaker.

Petrolheads from across Europe descended on the Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire in the hope of beating the 2008 record of 490 set in Japan.

And they smashed that figure when almost twice as many Ferraris lapped the world famous racetrack on Saturday.

The convoy 964 Ferraris worth more than £100 million cruise round the Silverstone race track

The convoy 964 Ferraris worth more than £100 million cruise round the Silverstone race track

Ferrari yesterday estimated the fleet of 964 cars boasted more than 500,000bhp – with models from the past 40 years taking part.

F1 ace Felipe Massa led the pack from behind the wheel of a black Ferrari 458 Spider.

There were so many Ferraris taking part there was only 250m of road free on the 3.6 mile track as the bumper-to-bumper supercars caused the world’s most expensive traffic jam in history.

Pole position: F1 driver Felipe Massa waves from the front of the parade

Pole position: F1 driver Felipe Massa waves from the front of the parade

The convoy of sports cars go round a bend. They have a staggering amount of combined engine power

The convoy of sports cars go round a bend. They have a staggering amount of combined engine power

Speaking after setting a new World Record, Felipe Massa said: “It was a really unforgettable experience.

“It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”

There were a number of million-pound Ferrari Enzos in the convoy as well as the iconic Ferrari F40 – which are worth around £400,000 each.

It is estimate the total value of the Italian convoy was well in excess of £100 million.

Dave Whiteley, 61, a semi-retired engineer from Birmingham, drove his 1983 Ferrari 308 in the parade.

He said: “I’ve never seen so many Ferraris in one place and I’ve been a member of the Ferrari Owner’s Club for 14 years.

“It’s incredible, a lot of people appreciate Ferraris and this has made a lot of people’s day. I took part in the 2007 record and then the Japanese beat it.

“Hopefully today has made it impossible for them to beat. It has been exceptional.”

For every car which took part, Ferrari donated £5 to ‘BEN’, the automotive industry charity.

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