August 25, 2006
Ferrari Expedition kicks off 20,000-Mile Challenge
Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Two Ferrari Fioranos fuelled by Shell V-Power gasoline have commenced a 20,000-mile (32,186 km) journey in Brazil, on their way across the Andes and South American continent toward the U.S. and Canada. The event, called the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000, will end in New York City in November, and marks a demonstration of the longtime Shell-Ferrari technical partnership.
Journalists from around the world will drive on alternate stages; the tour will introduce the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano to markets in the American continents. The cars will cross into the U.S. in October.
Shell supported a similar trip across China in 2005 with Ferrari 612 Scagliettis; the 2006 event will debut the 599 GTB Fiorano, launched this year. To follow the tour, visit www.shell.com/motorsport.