For a Ferrari fan this would basically be orgasmic. Ferrari Classiche Academy is underway over at the Fiorano Circuit, Italy. The Ferrari test track is being used by classic Prancing Horse cars that helped to create a legend, have a red hot go.
Ferrari Classiche Academy is divided into different track driving modules. Giving everyone the chance to experience what driving a historic car is really like.
There are four 308 GTS and GTBi models, all with various mechanical developments from the base models, and a Mondial 3.2.
Participants can view technical drawings, engineers’ notebooks and race reports for GT and racing cars produced from 1947 onwards.
Track sessions provide tips on driving techniques for cars with manual gearbox without electronic assistance, including ‘heel and toe’, ‘double clutching’ and others.
Once behind the wheel of a historic car, the participants (always accompanied by their instructors) perform a series of driving sessions of increasing difficulty. These take place in a wide range of conditions, including driving in the wet, counter-steering at speed and managing vehicle dynamics. The module on driving techniques for regularity racing is also of great interest. These competitions are popular with many fans of classic cars.
The second round of Ferrari Classiche Academy courses will start next spring.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.