The year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, and the Prancing Horse brand pulled out all the stops for the 26th Tour Auto Optic 2000.
At the start line at the Grand Palais, the iconic marque was ready to race with two exceptional cars: the 812 Superfast, making its first public appearance in France, and the exclusive LaFerrari Aperta, the car designed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ferrari.
Visitors and journalists were able to admire these stunning models throughout the day, before 400 lucky guests attended the private party on Monday night.
The following day, the 242 competitors raced from the Grand Palais to the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans. They were accompanied by a special guest, the LaFerrari Aperta, driven for the occasion by Marc Géné. The lucky Ferrari customers taking part in the event escorted Gené to the Le Mans circuit, behind the wheels of their own Prancing Horse cars.
The race spanned 2500 kilometres and lasted five days, taking competitors through France from Paris to Biarritz on some of the country’s most beautiful roads, via Saint-Malo, Nantes and Toulouse. Competitors and guests in their modern Ferrari models were able to share the same passion and emotion during this unique and unforgettable experience.
The LaFerrari Aperta was also the guest of honour on the last leg of the tour, passing symbolically under the arch on its arrival in Biarritz on Saturday night.
Ferrari looks forward to seeing you next year for some new adventures on the Tour Auto.