FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI
If there is any place that we’d love to visit as car enthusiasts and hopefully we most probably will and it would have to be the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, which opens its doors to the public in 100 days (on Oct. 28, 2010). The park, the first of its kind, will features 20 rides and attractions lying beneath the iconic 200,000 m2 red roof.
“Some of the state-of-the-art attractions on show include the fantasy world of ‘Nello’ at Speed of Magic, as the mischievous racing driver leads guests on a fantastic 4-D adventure through deep green jungles to icy caves and ravines,” Ferrari said in a statement. “Guests can also go faster than anyone has ever been before on a roller coaster when they ride Formula Rossa, which powers them to 240 kmph in less than five seconds. Discover what only Ferrari owners have before, with a tour through the Maranello factory aboard the Made in Maranello attraction and gain an insight into the making of a Ferrari.”
VOLKSWAGEN AG AIMS FOR MORE POWERFUL HYBRID
Volkswagen AG Group will aggressively roll out gas-electric hybrid and electric-vehicles in the next couple of years. it plans to take a leading position in battery-powered vehicle segment.
The German automaker also plans to kick of a trial fleet of all-electric E-Golf cars next year, with mass-market sales to begin in 2013 alongside the E-Up! subcompact.
Other brands in the Volkswagen Group will also start introducing green technology into their vehicles. Audi has plans to sell a Q5 Hybrid by the end of 2010 and is already working on a hybrid version of the A8 sedan. Audi will also sell a limited production run of its R8 e-tron electric supercar in 2012. Porsche on the other hand has introduced the Cayenne S Hybrid SUV and plan on selling a limited production of the 918 Spyder.