Find out a bit more about the three-seat Ferrari F1 car used for training sessions at Fiorano. The story and spy pics inside.
Talk about the Ferrari F1 three-seater has circulated over at least four years, and now we have a new set of spy photos for you. The pictures were taken at a wet Fiorano Circuit, near Maranello, Italy, on a rainy day earlier this month.
Dubbed the "Marlboro Red Rush", the car is used during the Marlboro Red Racing School held near Ferrari HQ. It lets two car fans sit behind and beside the driver as it cruises around the track. Some guests at the facility also learned about off-road rally racing from inside a Fiat Panda.
The car is capable of a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, and reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in a scant 13 seconds before topping out at 325 km/h (202 mph). Based on a Formula One F2002 653 chassis, the car uses an 800 PS (789 bhp / 588 kW) engine that redlines at 17,000 rpm. It measures in at just under 5-meters long, and is about 1.8-meters wide. The car carries 50 liters of fuel, and weighs a total of 845 kilograms.