Now, drive a Ferrari racecar in Abu Dhabi for Dh4,000

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Now, drive a Ferrari racecar in Abu Dhabi for Dh4,000

Abu Dhabi - Get ready to give life to your supercar fantasies.


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Published: Sun 19 Mar 2017, 8:57 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Mar 2017, 11:43 AM

UAE residents and tourists can now drive a race-ready Ferrari supercar in Abu Dhabi. For a limited time, those with a penchant for super fast cars can take a Ferrari 458 GT for some laps through the Yas Marina Circuit. The 458 GT is a extremely modified version of the Ferrari 458 Italia which are common in UAE roads.
The brand-new, limited edition driving experience featuring the race-prepared Ferrari 458 GT can be availed through the circuit's regular 'DriveYAS' activity days.
An experience previously only available to professional drivers or 'gentlemen racers', the Circuit is now offering members of the public the unique chance to drive a race-prepared Ferrari 458 GT on the world famous track at the home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Please note that this is a limited opportunity and will only be available at DriveYAS between 16th-30thMarch.
While its road-going sibling, the Ferrari 458 is a capable machine in its own right, the modifications made to the GT model have transformed it into a totally different beast! Starting from scratch, Ferrari outfitted the 458 GT with new brakes, and made extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the body work, as well as composite parts to reduce weight. Additionally, the engineers at Modena also added the legendary 'E-Diff' differential and race-ready suspension system to provide the car with total control on track.
The partnership gives both local residents and overseas visitors the chance to experience the performance of this incredible vehicle at Yas Marina Circuit, whether as passengers or behind the wheel.  A menu of single experiences includes adrenaline pumping 'hot laps' or a total driving experience. With an astonishing 570-horsepower, the 4.5-litre, V8 of the Ferrari 458 GT promises an exhilarating on-track experience.
The cost for the Ferrari 458 GT experience is AED4,000 and customers will walk away with a video on USB recorded from the on-board cameras so guests can re-live this incredible experience.
Part of DriveYAS, the Ferrari 458 GT experience at Yas Marina Circuit will be availble every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 5pm and Saturday from 1pm to 10pm during the month of March only. Due to limited availability, the Circuit advises guests to book in advance to ensure their place.

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