31 March 2009

New Ferrari revealed!

OK, it’s a website. But it’s a bloody amazing website. Go there. And then come back, please…

Ferrari website

A few weeks back at the pre-season Barcelona F1 test, we snuck into the Ferrari motorhome for an exclusive glimpse at their new website.

We got caught, and the Maranello heavies threatened to do horrible things to us if we told you about it.

But now that the new Ferrari website has been officially launched, we can happily tell you that it's truly awesome: quite simply one of the finest things on the web. Apart from TopGear.com, obviously.

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Our favourite bit? The Maranello Experience, which transports you virtually throughout Ferrari HQ, from walking through the famous front gates all the way up to Enzo Ferrari's farm house in the middle of the Fiorano circuit.

You also get to check out the entire Ferrari range of cars, pick one you like, and customise it to your ideal spec. OK, that's nothing new in itself... but then you can take your specced-up Ferrari out on the track to give it a good thrashing, with Mickey Schumacher on hand to give a few tips.

Of course, there's buckets of motorsport stuff on there, too. The F1 area is right at the top of the pile (well, not quite as good as Brawn's site, but it's getting there), with a neat section that shows all the secret bits that people don't ever get to see on a real-life visit unless they're a Special Friend of Mr Domenicali.

We're also keen on the virtual pit-wall telemetry that streams data live from F1 races, though we can't help wondering if they'll keep some of the more sensitive information on the quiet. Erm, not that the Scuderia has got a whole lot of interesting data to hide at the moment...

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