Here it is, Ferrari fanatics, eye candy on a truly grand scale.

We're not even going to try to describe the scene, the sound-track and the sense of history as 964 Ferraris took to the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone to set a new world record for the biggest parade of Ferraris ever organised.

(Note for anoraks) The previous record was 490 cars, set in 2008 at Japan's Fuji Speedway Circuit.

The latest parade was led by a 458 Spyder, driven by somebody who really knows his way around the Silverstone GP layout - Formula One driver Felipe Massa - although it is doubtful that he has ever lapped the old airfield this slowly before!

“It was a really unforgettable experience,”

Massa said afterwards: “It's a great honour for me just to be here for such a special event, with so many Ferraris together on one race track - a once-in-a-lifetime sight for all the Ferrari fans.”

Also taking part was Ferrari test driver Marc Gene, who attended as a special coach for drivers taking part in the F1 Clienti programmes.

It was a truly memorable scene, with Ferraris from all over the UK and Europe brought together at Silverstone as part of the Ferrari Racing Days festival, thanks in no small part to the efforts of the Ferrari Owners Club - and it was all in a good cause, as Ferrari donated £5 (R67) for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their families.



964 Ferrari cars.

Total engine capacity: 5000 litres.

Total number of cylinders: 10 000.

Total Power: 370 000kW.