Chris Evans And His Magnificent Seven Ferraris At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

By Elliot | 6th July 2011 | Category: Ferrari | Leave a comment

Every year, Radio 2 presenter and former TFI Friday stalwart Chris Evans embarks upon a charity drive and dine on the hillclimb at Goodwood. He did it again this year, and raised £1.1 million for Children in Need in the process.

This year he used a selection of vehicles which included the latest Ferrari limited editions: The SA Aperta and the 599 GTO. These were joined by the F40, the 250 GT Lusso, the 275 GTB/4, the 288 GTO and the 365 GTC. Together, they are The Magnificent Seven. Ho!

The ultra-exclusive SA Aperta features the same 670hp 6.0-litre V12 as in the 599 GTO and is limited to 80 examples worldwide. This particular example has a unique paint scheme which was inspired by one of the most beautiful and successful racing cars of all time, the 250 TR. The car also features special painted “Scuderia shields” on the front wings which echo the style of badge used during the 1950s and 60s, a detail which was personally requested by Evans. And by now the world knows: What Evans wants, Evans gets.

Also joining the “Magnificent Seven” at Goodwood were several other classic and iconic Ferraris such as the recently-launched FF – Ferrari's first ever foray into four-wheel drive. Then there was an unrestored 375 MM, an iconic 312 B3 (which was previously driven by Niki Lauda) and the 2010 F10.

So! Well done to Chris Evans for raising so much money for such a good cause. And well done to Ferrari for – you know – letting him.

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