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A look inside Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park and the first with a Ferrari theme, opened on Thursday in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The theme park, located near the emirate’s Yas Marina racing circuit, is spread over 86,000 square metres (925,696 square feet).

Its massive red roof covers 200,000 square metres (2.15 million square feet), and features the world’s largest Ferrari prancing horse shield.
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Ferrari World soft opening delayed

Ferrari fans around the world have been forced to wait a little longer for the official arrival of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

The park announced via its Facebook page that the soft opening date set for this week had been postponed out of respect to Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Abu Dhabi‘s neighboring emirate Ras Al Khaimah.

Although the official page of the nearby Yas Marina Circuit has said that the park’s opening will now take place on Thursday, November 4, Ferrari World’s call center confirmed that the final opening date was still under discussion.
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Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Edition

Hasselblad has unveiled a limited-edition Hasselblad H4D produced in cooperation with Ferrari.

This brand new model is dedicated to the new generation of photographers looking for the ultimate image quality, and will be produced in 499 units.

The Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Edition is finished in Ferrari’s unique color “rosso fuoco”, and bears the legendary Racing Shield.
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Ferrari recalls 1,250 cars after some catch fire

Ferrari announced Wednesday it had recalled all versions of its model 458 Italia sports car produced before July 2010 after four of them caught fire.

“Our dealers are going to call clients and tell them to bring back their cars so that the necessary modifications can be carried out,” a spokesman told AFP. The recall involves 1,248 vehicles worldwide, the official said.

Ferrari last week opened an enquiry after four of its vehicles caught fire spontaneously in California, China, France and Switzerland.
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World’s most expensive car wash: £7,200

Gurcharn Sahota, a 30-year-old accountancy graduate, is offering the world’s most expensive car wash service in the UK – charging up to £7,200 per vehicle.

Mr Sahota, who lives with his parents in Derbyshire, has converted their double garage into a hi-tech workshop.

He has lined the walls and floor of the double unit with specialist tiles imported from Italy which help reflect flecks of dirt on the cars.

Each vehicle takes up to 250 hours to clean, and his premier service includes polishing and buffing every inch of the car inside and out five times.
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Ferrari Store Opens in New York

The Ferrari Store of New York has officially opened its doors, unveiling a retail space offering an array of branded apparel and lifestyle products.

The 200 square metres space is dedicated to the Ferrari Store, sitting next to the Ferrari Showroom.

The New York store is the 37th store worldwide to open. It is situated on the corner of Park Avenue and 55th Street, with windows on Park Avenue.
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Ferrari Festival of Japan 2010

Over 600 Ferraris converged on Japan’s Fuji Speedway in the shadow of the famed mountain recently for the 2010 Ferrari Festival of Japan.

The event was organized by the Japanese branch of the famed auto marque in conjunction with the Corse Clienti department from Italian HQ.

Many of the owners took their vehicles to the track, including rare racers like the famed F399 single-seater from 1999, four 599XXs and six FXXs.
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Ferrari 599 Roadster Confirmed for August

Ferrari’s next new model will be a 599 roadster, Ferrari chairman Luca de Montezemolo told journalists in London last night.

“A lot of our clients are saying they want an open, 12-cylinder car with very sporty performance. At Pebble Beach, we will present this car,” he said.

The Ferrari 599 Roadster will be the first open top V12 from Maranello since the 575 Superamerica five years ago.
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A luxury Android phone for Ferrari fans

Acer‘s latest entry in the smartphone category is a special edition fiery red Android-powered Ferrari-branded device.

The 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen is encased with Ferrari’s distinctive crimson red and branded with the distinctive “Scuderia Ferrari” shield.

Specifications are the same as Acer’s Liquid E device: a 768 MHz Snapdragon Processor, Android 2.1, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi, and GPS.

The handset will be available in August but no pricing information has been released.

Ferrari World’s F430 Spider-inspired rollercoaster

As you probably know the Italian supercar maker has entered the entertainment business by building the Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi.

Among the twenty or so rides and attractions featured at the park will be the GT roller coaster and this here is the first photograph of the car.

Each coaster vehicle in this particular ride is a replica of a Ferrari F430 Spider that can seat up to four people.
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Ferrari 599 GTO sold out

The Ferrari 599 GTO, the company’s fastest ever road-going car and is reported to have already sold out.

The 12-cylinder Berlinetta, made its first public outing last night at the Ducal Palace military academy in nearby Modena.

There it was unveiled to a crowd of 500 customers by the company’s top brass, including chairman Luca di Montezemolo and CEO Amedeo Felisa.

But according to a press release that accompanied the exclusive event for the existing Ferrari customers, the full run is already sold out !
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Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 5-12

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 5-12.

1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels

Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval Blanc.

2 РHerm̬s Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

Hermès has now made a striking entry into the world of fine jewelry with an exclusive collection designed by famous accessories designer Pierre Hardy.

3 – Ferrari takes wraps off new 599 GTO

According to Ferrari, the new 599 GTO, which will be introduced to the world at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, is the fastest Ferrari street car ever.

4 – Cartier And America Exhibition

The Cartier and America exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Cartier, has been extended until May 9.

5 – Hullett House celebrates Hong Kong’s heritage

Surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s swankiest shops, Hullett House is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotels.

6 – Rare blue diamond auctioned in Hong Kong for $6.4 mn

A rare and flawless blue 5.16 carat diamond has been sold for $6.4m at an auction in Hong Kong.

7 – New York City’s Trump SoHo Hotel to open April 2010

When Trump SoHo New York opens in February of 2010, the 46-story glass tower will lend a new perspective on luxury hotels in downtown Manhattan and SoHo.

8 – Atreides Luxury Yacht With Retractable Pool

The Atreides Luxury Yacht, designed by Serbian designer Vuk Dragovic, has a retractable pool to safely enjoy water sports while boating.

9 – Montblanc Releases Bespoke Anti-Signature Fraud Ink

Earlier this week, Montblanc launched the groundbreaking personal code ink, which features a botanical ingredient that prevents the falsification of signatures.

10 – Karl Lagerfeld dresses the Coca-Cola Light bottle

Coca-Cola Light has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to design a limited edition box set.

Ferrari 599 GTO Configurator Launched

Ferrari has launched an online configurator for the 599 GTO, ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Beijing Motor Show.

Ferrari has prepared a very comprehensive list of options. Take colors, for instance: the carmaker is offering no less than 26 colors, including metallic, non-metallic and 1950s-1960s colors.

The wide choice of colors can be paired with four different livery options: standard, racing, historical racing and bicolor.
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Ferrari Unveils the New 599 GTO

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Ferrari have released the Ferrari 599 GTO their fastest road car ever based on the 599 GTB Fiorano.

The 599 GTO takes its name from the legendary 250 GTO made in the early 1960’s and the GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato.

The car is powered by the same six liter V12 engine as the 599 GTB but output has been increased to six hundred and sixty one horsepower.

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Ferrari F360 Challenge Carbon Fiber Chair

Originally created for the Ferrari F360 Challenge car by OMP, the luxury chair has been officially crafted to a custom-made carbon fiber office chair frame.

All seats feature smooth black Connolly leather with dark grey stitching and have fully adjustable arm rests, seat height, and tilt.

What is more, you also have the choice of choosing the base color for this seat according to your desire.
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Rare Luxury Ferrari 250 GTO For Sale

An extremely rare example of Ferrari’s legendary 250 GTO from 1963 is being offered for private treaty sale by RM Auctions.

The car, chassis no. 4675 GT, is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork.

“The Ferrari GTO is unquestionably one of the most iconic and coveted cars in the world,” notes Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe.
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Ferrari 599 Hybrid Concept to Appear in Geneva

Ferrari is expected to reveal a hybrid version of the 599 GTB during the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show in March.

The car should use a system based on lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, both of which are respectively placed on either side of the rear transaxle.

Overall a reduction of about 35% in fuel consumption (equivalent to about 17 litres per 100km) will be achieved.

Carbon Fiber Ferrari Guitar

This Blackbird Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar is the brainchild of Joe Luttwak, a designer who spent some time working for Ferrari in Maranello.

Based on Blackbird Guitars’ high-performance Rider travel guitar, it is the first instrument fit for the Ferrari namesake.

The Ferrari version of the carbon fiber guitar sports a red A string, a Maranello Red interior, and is finished off with a Scuderia emblem on the head.
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