Ferrari Calvacade 2018 – Marching into Alpine Territory
The Ferrari Cavalcade 2018 took place between June 21 and 25 passing through a decidedly new landscape. The seventh edition of the special event for Prancing Horse customers was the first to take place in an area at the crossroads of historic transalpine routes between Italy, France and Switzerland.
More than 100 Ferraris climbed the Alpine passes and valleys, through scenery full of monuments, as well as still snowy hairpin bends, bringing out the best in the cars and providing plenty of thrills at the steering-wheel.
Based in the famous Saint-Vincent, the Cavalcade climbed to high altitude from day one, with regularity tests on the Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo at Courchevel 1850.
The second day route paid homage to Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, which participants reached by way of Chamonix, before ascending its peaks in the Skyway cable car.
The weekend began with skill tests on the track of the Balocco Experimental Centre, a challenge that pushed the cars to their performance limits. On Sunday, the route run alongside the Place Moulin dam to end in Aosta, with a gala dinner at the Roman Theatre.
The over 30 nationalities among the customers taking part in the Cavalcade reflect Ferrari’s worldwide popularity, with many people coming from outside Europe, including the US, China, Japan, Australia and the Middle East.
Ferraris from the current range, such as the GTC4Lusso, Portofino, 812 Superfast and 488 GTB made up the majority of the models taking part. Of course, there were also special limited series such as the F40, F50, F12tdf, LaFerrari and LaFerrari Aperta, as well as many Tailor Made cars.