The first full tour of China
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Shanghai, 6th July 2005 - Two Ferrari 612 Scagliettis prepare to set a new record for the first full Tour of China.
Ferrari has had a natural association with the race track since the first Prancing Horse competed in 1947 and since then has been inextricably linked with the leading circuits across the world. It is, however, slightly more unusual to associate modern-day Ferrari with the kind of adventure associated with Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana-style endurance events.
Those legendary historical races demonstrated the versatility and strength of the cars of the day, but they were also much more dangerous and less well-tested than today's cars. That type of race no longer exists and to put a sophisticated, powerful car like the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti to the test nowadays requires at least 10 to 15,000 miles of very tough terrain.