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Five years ago, Ferrari entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars. They sandwiched 385 Prancing Horses to trot around the UK's Silverstone Circuit, thereby fulfilling the requirements of driving at least two miles no further than two car lengths apart, with a Guinness rep on hand to count the cars at the beginning and the end of lap. The record was broken a year later when 490 Ferraris lapped Japan's Suzuka circuit. This year we heard Ferrari UK was trying to do retake the crown at the Silverstone Classic, but with a nice, round 1,000 cars.

The Classic was held over the weekend, and the organizers charge got admirably close to the target: as certified by Guinness, 964 Ferraris traipsed around Silverstone on Saturday and set a record that will probably stand at least another four years. Sure, they got a little leeway with that two car-lengths rule, but nobody's quibbling in light of the spectacle of $162 million worth of sports cars with a combined displacement of 5,000 liters showing off 493,150 slow-rolling horsepower.

Factory Formula One hotshoe Felipe Massa led the impressive procession in a 458 Spider. Check it out the cavalcade in the videos below.

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      Amazing none of them overheated and caught fire. Really don't see what the big deal is, pretty boring video IMO.
        • 2 Years Ago
        You can hate Ferrari's. It's OK.... I love them.
      • 2 Years Ago
      964 awesome cars and normally 99.5% of those should not be behind a 100hp car.
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      Are they all UK-registered? If so that's an ass-load of 1%-ers for a country in the middle of a recession.
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        We're all in this together. Besides a shed load of them are pretty old and not that expensive, admittedly they would have been new but some of them are worth around £20k.
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      The only larger gathering of red vehicles was the 1000 firetrucks following these cars. Fortunately less than 1/3 of them were needed.
      Carlos Vargas
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      Did Ferrari have to tune all of these cars too for the parade?
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      Maybe I missed it, but out of all these Ferrari's where was the F50? I saw numerous Enzo's and F40's, but no F50? On a personal note is one of my favorite models they ever created (most don't like it). Either way, I'll just say there HAD to be at LEAST one with what, all 964 that came to play? Lol.
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