I was illiterate about the fact that Piaggio Aereo Company, an established name in the manufacturing of the Avanti II, is essentially possessed in part by the Ferrari people (family)? The pilots of Ferrari’s Formula 1 racing team use to fly in these planes. What you must be wondering why am doing so much of go ga-ga over it now. Right? I have reason as the plane recently got featured at the Dubai Air Show 2007. Well, this reason may not sound enough to make it the highlight of the day.
If I say the Ferrari-branded P180 Avanti II has been tagged as the world’s fastest turboprop private aircraft than would that justify its talk at such length. With 450mph maximum speed, the plane offers a 1,800-mile range and 41,000-foot cruising altitude that may not be exceptional to other private jets but its USP catches all eyeballs as it consumes 30% less fuel. Jesus Diaz from Gizmodo was fortunate to capture a video of the cockpit that is eye-catching.