A record-breaking road trip: Two Italian citizens drive from Rome to Norway’s North Cape in 45 hours

Nordkapp North CapeNorway's North Cape. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB
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Two Italian citizens drove the 4,400-kilometer stretch from Rome to Norway’s North Cape in just over 45 hours, beating Google Maps times and setting a new Guinness World Record.

Former motorsport athlete Fabio Barone and co-driver Alessandro Tedini spent a total of 45 hours, 20 minutes, and 27 seconds on the journey. They made their trip in a Ferrari F8 Tributo, according to Ferrari owner club Passione Rossa, of which Barone is the leader.

In its map system, Google Maps has estimated that the stretch would take 49 hours, a time the dynamic duo set themselves against.

Speed limits were respected throughout the drive, and the Ferarri only wen full-throttle on the Autobahnen in Germany, where there is no speed limit.

“We were inspired by a feat from 1953 when four daring young men in a Fiat Balilla drove from Rome, reached the North Cape, and returned to the Italian capital in 45 days,” Barone told an Italian news agency.

“At that time, this was a real achievement. We wanted to repeat the adventure and adapt it with modern tools,” he explained.

Source: ©️ NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

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