won't be able to call it snail mail anymore when the Royal Mail gets
its hands on a fleet of these babies.
The postal service is confirmed as the first major customer for the
Ferrari Van, which will provide the the Royal Mail with a classy new
fleet of delivery vehicles over the next three years. Hi-end Ferrari
power and class might prove a PR coup for the beleaguered postal service.
|Wreckered road test
The new Ferrari Van marks not only a change in design parameters but
a sea-change in marketing philosophy. I took the van for a spin around
Surrey with my mate John, who is a painter and decorater
and who used to be a postman.
|On the road
The familiar Ferrari growl dares anyone to call you Postman
Pat while a 3.0 litre V5 delivers 250bhp and kicks the Ferrari
Van from 0-60 in under 6.3sec.
Sharp through the curves and leaning to understeer - though
you'd expect as much. The 6-speed manual sweeps thru the ratios
to slam the van up to a top speed of 158mph. John is grinning
from ear to ear.
|In the cabin
Big windscreen, with rearward visibility improved by dynamic
flex mirrors. World class seats got John's approval. As did
the payload bay - robust, roomy, with fold-away shelves and
The fleet cabin is in cream leather - though the civilian version
next year will come in four choices and feature upgraded trim
throughout. John likes. John wants.
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