Ferrari, the world-renowned Italian marque of luxury sports cars is distinguished for its racing legacy. As the official dealer of the iconic brand in Qatar, Alfardan Sports Motors continuously strives to replenish the passion of motorsports among enthusiasts in the country – this time with an exclusive track event for clients held recently.
As part of the event, Ferrari’s most powerful ever mid-rear-engine open-top sports car – the 488 Spider – was put through its paces at the Losail International Circuit. Under the supervision of Corso Pilota drivers – the world famous Ferrari team of Italian driving instructors from Maranello – guests were invited to exploit the supremacy of the 3902 cc turbo-charged V8 engine. Powered by an unmistakable Ferrari engine sound, the high-performance car completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat, and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds.
The exhilarating experience on the circuit concluded with a ceremony to award guests securing the top three lap times. The first place winner of the event was rewarded with the highly sought-after Corso Pilota driving course in Italy. The intensive programme led by skilled instructors enables participants to understand the true capabilities and mechanical prowess of driving a Ferrari on the track.
Commenting on the event, General Manager of Ferrari Qatar at Alfardan Sports Motors, Charly Dagher, said: “We are extremely delighted with the success of our track day. This is a wonderful platform for Ferrari owners to immerse in the brand’s illustrious racing heritage that is cherished by fans all over the world. We always strive to maximise the brand experience, by offering clients unique opportunities to discover the speed, innovation and cutting-edge design of every Ferrari car be it on the road or on the track.”