Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has taken the wraps off Europe’s first privately-owned high-speed passenger train, which he’s helped co-fund along with a consortium of private investors.
The flamboyant Italian – touted as
the next Benito Mussolini a potential successor to the controversy-ridden Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – has joined forces with other businessmen in the 300km/h, €1bn project that he hopes will give Italy’s state-run Trenitalia rail service a run for its money.
There is no word on whether the train – christened the ‘Italo’ – would perform better than Ferrari’s lamentable F2012 challenger.
[Image via International Business Times]
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