According to the Il Messaggero, an Italian Newspaper, Robert De Niro, 71, will play Enzo Ferrari in a biographical movie of the famous sports car impresario’s life.
Ferrari died in 1988 aged 90 and is the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari team and Ferrari (an Italian luxury sports car manufacturing company). De Niro told the newspaper that it was a great honor to tell the life of an astonishing man who revolutionized the motor sport industry and that the film will be produced soon—most likely in Italy. He added that the biopic is one of his most important projects that he would prioritize it over all his other projects.
The biopic will be conjointly produced by TriBeCa Film (De Niro’s Production Company) and Triworld’s Gianni Bozzacchi, and is expected to cover Ferrari’s life from 1945 to the 1980s. The script will be written by Nixon’s genius screenwriters, Christopher Wilkinson and Rivele J Stephen. One of the good directors who have shown interest in directing the biopic is Clint Eastwood. Clint is reported to have agreed to direct the movie if he likes the Nixon’s script.
Bozzacchi stated that the “epic” film’s title will simply be “Ferrari” and would have a considerably big budget. This is not the first time that De Niro will be featuring in Ferrari story film: he is reported to have been attached to play the marquee founder in a 1990s Michael Mann’s production (the original version of the Ferrari story) that unfortunately never made it to the cinemas.
The language that the biopic will be shot in is, however, still not clear as the involved stakeholders have not stated whether the film will be based on Ferrari’s native language (Italian), in English, or a mixture of both. Nonetheless, De Niro seems to be comfortable with both languages. He is reported to have spent around four months mastering the Sicilian dialect for the Godfather: Part II and fluently spoke Italian in the 2011 romantic comedy film, The Ages of Love.
How to Drive a Ferrari in Italy
The Ferrari is epitome of world class sports cars. As a popular Italian import, this globally renowned vehicle is known for its superior speed, finesses and handling. The Ferrari is also synonymous with true elegance, luxury and class. With the average price of a Ferrari ranging from $200,000 to $400,000, this high-performance car is still relegated to the rich and wealthy. For those visiting Italy, however, there are ways to test drive this cutting edge and unique vehicle. If you’ve always wanted to test drive a Ferrari, the city of Maranello can turn your dreams into realities.
Ferrari Test Drives in Maranello
Maranello is located in Northern Italy and just a stone’s throw from Modena. The city is home to the Ferrari Museum, and features ample roads and race tracks for Ferrari test drives. Test drives can last 10 minutes or 2 hours if desired. All drivers will be accompanied by instructor co-pilots on public roads, and must be 21 years of age with valid international licenses. While road test drives will feature the sleek Ferrari 458 model, race track testing will showcase the Ferrari 430. The race track is situated in Modena, which is a mere 18km away. All test drives are inclusive of booking and rental fees, which must be secured before driving can commence. For your convenience, Lamborghini test drives are also available for tourists, visitors, and locals.
Ferrari 458 Speciale
Newly added to the test drives the 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale, one of the best performer from the Maranello factory. Cooperatively designed with Pininfarina this super car is capable of 597 hp, acceleration is 0-100 in less than 3 seconds.
Ferrari 430 Challenge test drive at the Modena track circuit.
The 430 challenge is a car tuned for racing, it does 0-100 Km/h in only 2,89 seconds, a real beast of acceleration, feel the G force! Just choose how many laps you would like to do. The experience is held at Modena racing circuit. All test drives will be accompanied by an experienced instructor that will stay with you for all the duration of the experience.
The Ultimate Driving Experience
While Italy is blanketed with countless wineries, 5-star restaurants, and historic architecture, nothing compares to driving a Ferrari on the open roads. In fact, it is considered the ultimate driving experience for any seasoned or new driver. If planning to visit Italy specifically for Ferrari test drives, you must hold an international driver’s license and be over 21 (you need to have had your driving license for at least 2 years). There are also full day (24 hour) rentals available for drivers that want to take their loved ones out for the day. The Ferrari models comfortably seat 4, and are guaranteed to thrill your family members and friends at every turn.
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