Burning rubber with the world's fastest Ferrari

F12 Berlinetta and Corvette ZR1 in Malta for Paqpaqli għall-Istrina

Video: Mark Zammit Cordina

Nestled among the 1,300 cars on display during next Sunday's Paqpaqli għall-Istrina motoring event will be the fastest and most powerful Ferrari ever built.

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta's 6.3 litre, V12 engine takes from zero to 120 miles an hour in an eye-watering 8.5 seconds. Launched last March, the BBC Top Gear 2012 Supercar of the Year has already won multiple awards and accolades. 

But with a price tag of approximately €250,000, it doesn't come cheap. Which is why was raring to go when Paqpaqli għall-Istrina organisers suggested a test drive in it and the Corvette ZR1, the fastest Corvette in history. 

Both cars have been brought to Malta for Sunday's event, which will see F1 driver and 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton race around Lufthansa Technik's Malta International Airport grounds in his F1 Mclaren Mercedes car, while stunt bike rider Zoltan Angyal wows the crowds with his skill on two wheels. 

An electric Tesla car will be on display, together with some 52 brand new vehicles and several vintage and classic cars. 

The event kicks off at 9am and all proceeds will go towards yearly charity marathon L-Istrina. Sponsors include Bank of Valletta, Middlesea Insurance, Air Malta, Kunsill Malti ghall-Isport, Malta International Airport, Lufthansa Technik Malta, Vodafone Malta and Cronos.



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