23 Apr '12, 8pm

Italy Launches Ferrari Style High-Speed Train

Italy Launches Ferrari Style High-Speed Train

Italy’s first private high-speed train , launched by Ferrari head Luca di Montezemolo’s company NTV and boasting sleek interiors and a cinema carriage, made its inaugural journey on Friday. The dark-red 200-metre (656 foot) bullet-shaped train — named “Italo” — set out from Rome’s Termini station, taking just over an hour to reach Naples. “Italo has arrived, the competition has kicked off… bringing real advantages to all those who travel,” NTV told its first passengers as they admired interiors styled by celebrated design house Italdesign Giugiaro. The trains have gold edging, panoramic windows, leather seats and wider carriages than the classic French TGV trains. They offer three different coach classes and travel at a top speed of 360 kilometres (224 miles) per hour. France’s national rail company SNCF owns a 20-percent stake in NTV, which is led by a group of Italian bu...

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