NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The celebrations for the 60th
Anniversary of Ferrari continued today as New York Yankees Manager Joe
Torre welcomed Ferrari's latest model, the 599 GTB Fiorano, into Yankee
Stadium. Torre was presented with the Ferrari 60 Relay baton which is being
passed from country-to-country at events which are taking place on five
continents around the globe this year.
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The relay involves over 10,000 Ferrari owners and their cars of all
ages. They act as symbolic "bearers" of a specially commissioned relay
baton adorned with 60 badges symbolizing the most extraordinary events in
the Marque's 60- year history.
The 599 GTB Fiorano which drove into Yankee Stadium was number 1492 in
the Relay, symbolizing a link to the year in which the Americas were
The relay started in Abu Dhabi and made its way across the Middle East
to Asia, Australia and Africa before arriving in the Americas, where events
were held in Miami, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley,
Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. The relay will move next to all main
European countries before arriving at the Ferrari factory in Maranello,
Italy on June 23rd.
The Relay Baton
The relay baton was designed and created to symbolize Ferrari's history
and is topped by a dazzling platinum and diamond Prancing Horse made by
Damiani. It also features 60 enamel symbols designed by the Intesta e
D'Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli and BBDO advertising agencies, and the
creative talents Alessando Migliorini of Area Creativa, Marco Morosini,
Enzo Naso of the eponymous studio and Wolfgang Seidl of Seidldesign.
60 Unique Ferraris
As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, Ferrari will build a
series of 60 truly unique cars. These will be based on the 612 Scaglietti,
the Prancing Horse's range-topping Granturismo which combines handcrafted
trim, state-of-the-art accessories and meticulous attention to detail.
The cars will be offered with a two-tone livery in a combination of
classic Ferrari colors as used on some of the Prancing Horse's most
memorable models. The interior appointments will feature sophisticated
color combinations and a stunning new-generation electrochromic glass roof,
itself a major innovation. The degree of opacity of the roof, in fact, can
be adjusted to suit the occupant's requirements. To underline the
exclusivity of this series of one-offs, each example will also boast an
enameled symbol set on the central tunnel representing one of the 60
historic events chosen to celebrate the Marque's anniversary. The result is
a true collector's car aimed at Ferrari's most dedicated clients.
SOURCE Ferrari North America