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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Previews World’s Fastest Rollercoaster

Posted on Fri, Mar, 26, 2010

Opening in the second half of 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will be the world’s largest indoor amusement park dedicated to providing guests the opportunity to enjoy over 20 Ferrari theme rides and attractions including the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the GT.  The park, located in Abu Dhabi on Yes Island, will have a spectacular roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car.  The GT rollercoaster will reach speeds as high as 125 mph which will simulate the feeling of driving a Ferrari F1 racing car. The actual GT rollercoaster cars are replicas of the Ferrari F430 Spider cars.  Ferrari World is described as not only a theme park, but “it is where Ferrari’s legendary story is unveiled.”   With that said, this park would not have been created if it were not for the individual who first created and manufactured Ferrari cars, Enzo Ferrari. Enzo was an Italian race car driver in the early 1900’s.  His passion, dedication, and success in racing gave him the opportunity to meet and work for Alfa Romeo in the early 1920’s.  For several years Enzo found a great mentor in Alfa and continued to work for him until 1937 when Enzo decided to leave the company to pursue his dreams of manufacturing his own line of cars.  However, Enzo had to put his dreams on hold for a few years due to a contract clause from Alfa that restricted him from racing or designing cars for four years.  Therefore, he set up Auto-Avio Construzioni which was a company that supplied parts to other racing teams.  It was not until 1947 that Enzo started to manufacture cars bearing his name.   Since then, Ferrari remains to be one of the leading sports car manufacturers of the world. And if that is not enough to brag about, it can now boast as having the world’s largest indoor amusement park bearing a Ferrari theme.  As we can see, a good mentor can make quite an impact on a person for life!        

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