Ferrari Versus Usain Bolt? World’s Fastest Man pumps Puma in Italy & test drives cousins to Testarossa
In Norse mythology the God of Mischief – Loki, Thor’s half-brother had a race with a slight old man and still lost even though he head a head start at the old man’s insistence… Eventually, he discovered he could never beat the ancient speedster – for he was Thought personified, what can be faster than Thinking? “At the speed of Thought…”
So what happens when the world’s fastest man meets one of the world’s fastest vehicles? According to South Florida Caribbean News, it was a case of mutual admiration;-
The World’s Fastest Man, who was at the San Siro in Milan on Sunday to see the Inter-Milan football squad, has a long-standing admiration for high performance sports cars, and was clearly delighted to test some of the legendary cars of Ferrari’s current range.
Bolt is in Italy promoting his new PUMA collection, and took time out to visit the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello. Following a tour of the factory, he got behind the wheel of a 458 Italia and 599 GTB Fiorano.
“Taking laps in the Fiorano track was a thrill. It’s the first time I’ve had a chance to drive a Ferrari on track and it’s a dream come true,” said Usain Bolt when he had finished. “I thought I was fast; but, these incredible cars give the word fast a new meaning. You have to respect these machines. Being here at Ferrari headquarters is a memorable experience; there’s so much history here. I’m looking forward to getting one of these cars to give me my fix for speed.”
The PUMA BOLT Collection, which Bolt wore during his trip to Maranello, features a range of apparel, footwear and accessories that the sprinter helped develop which include graphic elements representative of Bolt and his beloved Jamaica. The collection, launched in Autumn-Winter 2010, will expand in seasons to come.