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Ferrari: The Cavalcade climbs Mont Blanc

The Ferrari Cavalcade 2018 that starts today and ends on 25 June will pass through a decidedly new landscape. The seventh edition of the special event for Prancing Horse customers is the first to take place in an area at the crossroads of historic transalpine routes between Italy, France and Switzerland.

More than 100 Ferraris will climb the Alpine passes and valleys, through scenery full of monuments as well as still snowy hairpin bends that bring out the best in the cars and provide plenty of thrills at the wheel. Based in the famous Saint-Vincent, the Cavalcade climbs to high altitude from day one, with regularity tests on the Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo at Courchevel 1850. In the evening, the Ferraris will parade through Piazza Chanoux in Aosta, from where they will depart for Issogne Castle.

The second day pays homage to Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, which participants will reach by way of Chamonix, before ascending its peaks in the Skyway cable car. The weekend will begin with skill tests on the track of the Balocco Experimental Centre, a challenge that will push the cars near to their performance limits. On Sunday, the route will run alongside the Place Moulin dam to end in Aosta, with a gala dinner at the Roman Theatre.

The over 30 nationalities among the customers taking part in the Cavalcade reflect Ferrari’s worldwide popularity, with many people coming from outside Europe, including the US, China, Japan, Australia and the Middle East. Ferraris from the current range, such as the GTC4Lusso, Portofino, 812 Superfast and 488 GTB make up the majority of the models taking part. Of course, there are also special limited series such as the F40, F50, F12tdf, LaFerrari and LaFerrari Aperta, as well as many Tailor Made cars, which their owners have customised to the maximum.

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