Ferrari Land to roar into Spain this summer

Vrrrroooooom! A new Ferrari Land theme park is opening in Europe

Start your engines. Luxury car firm, Ferrari, will open its first European theme park on 7 April 2017 next door to the PortAventura resort near Tarragona, Spain.

The new 1000million-euro (£83million) adventure park - a smaller version of the original Abu Dhabi Ferrari World theme park which opened its gates in 2010 - will be home to five rides based on the sports car brand including, star attraction, the Vertical Accelerator.

Clocking in as the tallest roller coaster in Europe, the Vertical Accelerator will launch riders up a towering spike reaching 368 feet at 112 mph in just five seconds - ensuring passengers experience the same sensations felt by Formula 1 drivers.

The park will also pay homage to the legendary red and yellow car brand’s Italian heritage: expect to see replicas of Rome's Colosseum, La Scala opera house in Milan, Piazza San Marco in Venice and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence - alongside a number of Italian themed restaurants - all designed to transport visitors to Italy.

Other attractions include Ferrari Land Gallery (an interactive exhibit that takes you through the history of the legendary Italian car maker), a racetrack, free fall tower and F1 simulators, plus a pit stop.

It is hoped that the park, approximately an hour’s drive south of Barcelona, will attract around one million visitors in its first year.

Tickets for Ferrari Land are on sale now, with a price of €60 for adults and €52 for children. For more information, visit www.portaventuraworld.com/en/ferrari-land