Orlando, September 2014 (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
The Festivals of Speed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes December 5-7 2014 has announced the addition of a rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB /N.A.R.T Spyder to the show field.
The N.A.R.T. Spyders are extremely rare as only 10 cars were built, all for the United States. The cars were available through a single dealer Luigi Chinetti. N.A.R.T. stood for Chinetti's North American Racing Team. The cars were designed by Sergio Scagletti. Originally it was to be a custom run of 25 cars, but just 10 were built in 1967 and 1968, making the model extremely valuable. The ten NART Spiders used chassis numbers 09437, 09751, 10139, 10219, 10249, 10453, 10691, 10709, 10749, and 11057.
This particular example is silver and was displayed at the Ferrari museum in Italy next to founder, Enzo Ferrari’s desk. It is powered by a 3,285cc V12 engine that produces 300 hp @ 8000 rpm. It has 4 wheel disc brakes, 4 wheel independent suspension with A arms and coil springs, Borrani wire wheels with knock-off hubs and a rear mounted 5 speed manual transmission. It has a curb weight of 2,456 lbs and a top speed of 155 mph. The car was originally sold by Chinetti Motors in N.Y. for $14,400. A similar car sold in 2013 for $27,500,000. Festivals of Speed President Joe Sabatini had this to say , “The N.A.R.T. Spyders are a very special breed and we are extremely honored to have one joining us at the Festivals of Speed”. Other unique vehicles include a 1959 250 GT Ferrari California Spyder, 1938 V 16 Cadillac Roadster and a 1 of 1 Jaguar XK 150.
The Festivals of Speed showcases the very best in both vintage and contemporary automotive, aircraft and motorcycle design. The event also features displays of luxury brands along with fine wines & spirits and culinary offerings. The itinerary for the weekend is as follows:
Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception, MCO. The Luxury Lifestyle Jetport Reception will feature a display of vintage and contemporary exotic cars, aircraft, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brand displays. The reception takes place in an aircraft hangar that has been transformed into a luxurious display of the finer things in life. Guests will enjoy gourmet food stations, premium brand open bars, exclusive wine and spirits tastings, live band, luxury brand displays and a live & silent auction to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Wine Connoisseur’s Dinner, Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton. Saturday evening will see the Wine Connoisseurs Dinner at the AAA Four Diamond NORMAN’S restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The restaurant will be closed to all but guests of Festivals of Speed for the evening. NORMAN’S showcases the menu of legendary Chef, Norman Van Aken. Chef Norman is known internationally as “the founding father of New World Cuisine” and is the only Floridian to be inducted into the prestigious “James Beard list of ‘Who’s Who”. Following dinner will be a cigar and cognac under the stars tasting experience.
9th Annual Festivals of Speed Motorsports Display at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Sunday will see a display of over 250 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and luxury brands placed for display on the pristine lawns and gardens of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Automotive designs by Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, Bugatti, BMW, Mercedes, TESLA, McLaren and more will all be on display. In addition guests will enjoy fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces.
Tickets for the can be purchased in advance at http://www.festivalsofspeed.com or by calling 352-385-9450. For more information on the Festivals of Speed, please visit http://www.festivalsofspeed.com or http://www.facebook.com/festivalsofspeed.
About Festivals of Speed
Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. With a series of luxury lifestyle events scheduled throughout the year, Festivals of Speed displays the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation with the finest luxury brands. For more information, please visit http://www.festivalsofspeed.com, http://www.facebook.com/festivalsofspeed or call 352-385-9450.