Jamaican Sprint Superhero Usain Bolt Visits Ferrari

MILAN – Jamaican sprint superhero, world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt took a break from his training yesterday to visit the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy and experience a different kind of speed.

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.

PUMA, which sponsors both Usain Bolt and Ferrari, was thrilled to see two of its biggest assets in the world of sport come together. ‘Who Faster’ is one of the headline graphics of the PUMA BOLT collection and a very relevant question for this quite extraordinary occasion.

Usain Bolt vs. Ferrari; 0 -60 in ?

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