Johor Ruler hosts gathering for 56 Ferrari club members

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  • Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011

MUAR: Sultan Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar hosted a gathering for some 56 International Ferrari Club members here recently.

The gathering, which was held Tanjung Emas Marina near the estuary attracted hundreds of Ferrari lovers from Johor, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The club members began to arrive at the Marina at about 11.30am and the Ruler, who drove the latest Ferrari model GTO R699 arrived at about 12.30pm.

A palace official said Sultan Ibrahim received the car on Friday from Singapore and drove it to Muar for the International Ferrari Club gathering.

The car, with the maximum speed of 360mph, or 579kmh, could easily go up to 260mph on the North-South Expressway but the Ruler did not go that fast.

Club member Collin Cheng from Singapore said it was kind of the Sultan to host the gathering that attracted some 56 members.

He said the members, led by the Singapore Ferrari Owners Club president Lee Lung Niew, were honoured when the Sultan drove his new Ferrari to the gathering.

Tunku Temenggong of Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim also drove a Ferrari but humbly said he borrowed the car from a friend.

After spending about two hours with the International Ferrari Club members, Sultan Ibrahim then led the group out of the marina area and headed back to Johor Baru.

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