August, Erreà Sport will sponsor the Transfagarasan Speed
World Record race that will see attempt to break a world record on the
super-fast Transfagarasan, "the most beautiful road in the world", in
the shadow of Dracula’s Castle, in Romania.
ambitious plan is the brainchild of Fabio Barone, president of the Passione
Rossa Ferrari Club, who hit the headlines last year for having completed the
Nurburgring in less than eight minutes, again in a "red" from
Barone is setting his sights high again: a record to be sealed by speeding
through a relentless series of bends across the Carpathians, reaching over 2,000
meters above sea level.
was presented to the press at the Foreign Ministry Club in Rome. The press
conference revealed the special livery designed for the Ferrari,
prepared by Leone Motors of Rome in collaboration with the German engineer
Capristo, which also shows the Erreà logo: The car’s design uses strong
references to Dracula, and is openly intended to be frightening. Especially to
the stopwatch. About 150 kg lighter thanks to an intensive use of carbon and
with a special exhaust, the Ferrari has customised electrics and an improved
airbox to counter the thin air at altitude.
provided all the polo shirts and representation and leisure wear for Fabio
Barone and his team of a dozen people, including preparatory engineers,
mechanics and personal trainers.
record attempt will also be the subject of a special documentary, like the one
filmed at the Nurburgring last year.