World-Record Ferrari Attempt Falls Short

Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway a few cars short.

Daytona International Speedway

The hoped-for Guinness record for the number of Ferraris in a parade that the organizers of the 2016 Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway fell a bit short – 155 Ferraris short, to be precise.

At the Ferrari Race Day at Silverstone in 2012, Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa led a parade of 964 Ferraris, upping the world record set in Japan of 490 cars, which upped the record set at Silverstone in 2007 of 385 cars.

The parade at Daytona managed 809 Ferraris, which, while not a record, is still a bunch of Ferraris. Unfortunately, they were required to creep for four miles at about 4 mph, something Ferraris are not exactly built to do, so there were multiple casualties – dead batteries, overheated engines, cooked clutches.

Said one driver of a 308: “That was the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of,” record or not.