It may not have reached the 1,000 cars that reportedly pre-registered for a Guinness world record attempt, but Ferrari has gone down in history for gathering 964 of the Prancing Horses at the Silverstone racetrack in the U.K. this past weekend. Together with Ferrari Owners Club GB, the Ferrari Racing Days event saw about 800 feet separating the lead car from the last one while the convoy drove down the track.
Previously, the record stood at 490 Ferraris after being set in 2008 at Japan's Suzuka circuit. In 2007, Silverstone hosted the original Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars record, with 385 cars.
The 3.66 mile Silverstone Grand Prix circuit had the cars driving along at a slow pace three abreast. Ferrari donated (about $8) from every car entered in the attempt to BEN, an automotive industry charity.
Leading the near $200 million dollar procession was Felipe Massa in a 458 Spider. The assembled cars came from all corners of not just Europe but beyond as well to participate in the record-setting undertaking. It's estimated the assembled cars produced a grand total of 493,150 horsepower and nearly 5,000 liters of engine displacement. How much high-octane fuel was burned isn't being guessed at, however.