Ferrari is claiming a new world record for the largest ever gathering and parade of the famous Italian thoroughbred sportscar.

A total of 964 Ferraris, representing all eras of the 'Cavallino Rampante' (prancing horse) marque’s 55 year history, descended on the Silverstone race circuit, near Northamptonshire, England for the latest edition of the ‘Ferrari Racing Days’ event last weekend (15 September, 2012).

Although it hasn’t been officially ratified, Ferrari is confident all the necessary conditions for a world record were met, and that the Guinness World Records Limited Commission will confirm the record by the end of this week.

This beats the previous record of 490 cars dating back to 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit.

Current Ferrari Formula One pilot Felipe Massa was the guest of honour, leading the parade at the wheel of a 458 Spider, and Ferrari donated $8.00 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their families.

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