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Ferrari news - Maranello’s new ride - 2010

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Despite the
fact that the money is haemorrhaging from the Arab Emirates faster than the oil
it’s built on, Ferrari is about to open its very own theme park in Abu Dhabi.

Two years
in the making, Ferrari World will be a gigantic, tasteless altar to greed and
consumption, a shrine to everything that’s a bit sickly about having too much
money and nowhere sensible to spend it.

Ferrari
World is the largest indoor theme park on Planet Earth, with a 60 x 40m
prancing horse on the roof, just in case you actually are navigating your way
here from deep space.

Among the
20 rides on offer inside will be an F1 experience that claims to hit speeds of
125mph and provide punters with the opportunity to feel the same sort of
G-Forces that a driver endures at race speeds. This we like. On paper.

Less
convincing is the F430-based rollercoaster in which cars that look a tiny
little bit like F430s will go head-to-head in a race that obviously isn’t
really a race.

There will
also be six restaurants on site, all of them selling different types of Italian
cuisine. Restaurants and rollercoasters. That classic combination.

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