Wednesday, November 10, 2010

World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

 Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park and the world’s first Ferrari theme park, will open to the public on Wednesday October 27, a day earlier than planned. Announced as ‘an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families’. The park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, technical innovation that ferrari has established over the years and represents today.
The red roof of the park is a direct take off from the iconic double curve of the Ferrari GT body – and spans 200,000 square metres. Emblazoned on it is a sight that any Ferrari lover would kill to get a look at – the biggest Ferrari logo ever made.

The autocentric theme park, next to the Yas Marina Circuit racetrack, will offer more than 20 action-packed attractions. Sure to be a big draw is the Formula Rossa (red) roller coaster, which the park claims will be the fastest in the world, with carts inspired by F1 race cars reaching grand prix-worthy speeds of 149 miles per hour. A flume-type water ride, meanwhile, passes through a supersize Ferrari 599 V12 engine.
 Standard tickets cost 225 United Arab Emirate Dirhams (about $61) for adults, and 165 AED (about $45) for children. Premium tickets, which provide access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments as well as other as-yet unannounced benefits, cost 375 AED (about $102) for adult or 270 AED ($74) for more diminutive Ferrari aficionados. Both ticket levels provide unlimited access to all rides and attractions. The park will be operating on a six-day a week schedule from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 noon each day.
Ferrari World’s rides and attractions:

Formula Rossa – The world’s fastest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 240 kph.
Speed of Magic – A fantasy 4-D journey following the adventures of a young boy as he travels through a kaleidoscopic dreamscape of natural and phenomenal environments, where no Ferrari has gone before.
Made in Maranello – A virtual trip behind the walls of the famous Ferrari factory in Maranello, taking guests through the intricate process of making the world’s most sought after car.
V12 – An exciting flume ride to the heart of a 12-cylinder engine.
G-Force – A thrilling tower ride that will shoot thrill-seekers through the red roof and 62 meters in the air before plummeting back to Earth, experiencing the actual G-force of a Ferrari, in a seat directly inspired by the Ferrari Enzo.
Scuderia Challenge – Cutting edge racing simulators similar to those used by the drivers of the Scuderia Ferrari in training.
Viaggio in Italia – A virtual aerial voyage over Italy’s cities and their main monuments, mountains and coasts pursuing a Ferrari.
Fiorano GT Challenge – A unique dueling rollercoaster with Ferrari F430 Spiders twisting and turning through tight corners on a sprint to the finish line.
Bell’ Italia – A miniature recreation of Italy’s most famous locations, from the picturesque Portofino and the Amalfi Coast to Monza racetrack, the Colosseum in Roma, Venezia and Maranello, the heartland and home of Ferrari.
Paddock – A re-creation of the Ferrari motor home including garages, transporters & hospitality suites with interactive shows offering fans a taste of the true action behind the scenes on a Grand Prix race day.
The Pit Wall – An interactive theatre that allows guests to test their judgment in realistic racing scenarios.
Galleria Ferrari – The world’s largest Ferrari gallery outside Maranello, showcasing the most exclusive range of classic and contemporary Ferrari’s from all over the world.
Junior GT – A driving school for children with expert instruction where they will drive reduced scale F430 GT Spiders on an equipped driving course.
Junior Grand Prix – After the Junior GT driving experience, budding F1 drivers can enjoy the race track in scaled down Ferrari F1 racers.
The Racing Legends – A ride through Ferrari’s greatest racing moments starting from the first races all the way to today’s F1 victories.
Driving with Champions – An interactive 3-D show which follows the adventures of a young engineer who is taken on the ride of a lifetime with a racing champion on his first day working at the Ferrari factory
Cinema Maranello – Ferrari World’s own theatre showing ‘Coppa di Sicilia,’ a short film that tells one of the many inspiring stories from the life of the legendary Enzo Ferrari.
Junior Training Camp – An interactive play area for children where they can engage with a waterless car wash, become custom ‘constructors,’ climb up the grandstand, pilot remote cars, peddle their own miniature Ferrari and play with an F1 car made of soft, guest-friendly foam.
Carousel – Featuring never-before-seen Ferrari prototypes based on winning designs from a Ferrari competition.
Dining and Shopping – A range of concept restaurants and cafes offering authentic Italian dining experiences, in addition to unique shopping locations.

5 Facts About Lamborghini

Are you a big Lamborghini fan????

          Most of us agrees that Lamborghini is a great looking car and I am sure that many wealty people who love cars wouldn´t hesitate to have one in their collection. Cars like Lamborghini Diablo, the Gallardo and the Murcielago are like candy to my eyes. Here is a list of 5 facts you should know about Lamborghini…
 Fact 1
Did you know that the fastest Lamborghini, with a reported top speed of 370 km/h,  is the Le Mans version of the Murcielago R-GT model. The fastest street model from Lamborghini, with a reported top speed of 340 km/h,  is the Murcielago LP640. Both of the models have a V12 engine with more than 6000 cc.

Fact 2
Did you know that Lamborghini used to be an independent company, but went bankrupt in 1978 and was sold to Chrysler. In 1998, the German company, Audi AG, became the owner of  Lamborghini.
Fact 3
Did you know that most of the Lamborghini models are produced with a V12 engine, even though the newest model, Gallardo, have a V10 engine oil. No Lamborghini have ever been produced with less than a V8 engine.

Fact 4
Did you know that the first Lamborghini was produced in 1963 and called for the 350GTV. With a top speed of 280 km/h, the 350GTV was extremely fast back in 1963. The first Lamborghini to go faster than 300 km/h came out in 1974 and was called for the Countach.

Fact 5
Did you know that the Countach, the Diablo and the Murcielago all have scissor doors (that rotate up and forward on a hinge near the front of the door), but the Gallardo does not.  Both the Diablo and the Countach are no longer being produced, so the only Lamborghini car with scissor doors today is the Murcielago.

Giant Spider Species Discovered in Middle Eastern Sand Dunes

Scientists have unearthed a completely new species of spider hiding in sand dunes on the Israel-Jordan border. With a legspan that stretches 5.5 inches, the spider, called Cerbalus aravensis, is the biggest of its type in the Middle East. “It is rare to find a new species of spider — at least around this part of the world — which is so big,” said biologist Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa-Oranim in Israel, who discovered the arachnid.
Most of Cerbalus aravensis’s habits remain a mystery, but the researchers say it is nocturnal and most active during the blazing summer heat. The spider lives in an underground den, hidden by a door that swings upwards to welcome unsuspecting prey like lizards and insects. To make the camouflage door, the spider patches together bits of sand.
 The researchers believe the spider uses a “sit-and-wait” hunting strategy, biding its time till prey approach, Shanas said.
Unfortunately, the spider’s habitat is under immediate threat, he said. The Israeli government recently approved mining operations in the region, which could wipe out the creature.