A fleet of Ferrari-style high-speed train called the Italo is to kick off services in Italy. The high-tech Italo, the most advanced train in the Europe, is operated by the Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori and will debut on April 28, 2012. The trains will link the prominent Italian cities like Naples, Rome and Milan. What makes the Italo special is its Ferrari-style red color, design and high speed.
Italo will run at a maximum speed of 186mph. That means it is not the world’s fastest commercial train service, in comparison to Shanghai's Maglev Train that can travel at 268mph. The Italo is mainly known for its Ferrari-style and high-tech facilities like free Wi-Fi, in-built displays and others. Apart from the similarity with Ferrari in style, the Italo project has the Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemoto as the major shareholder as well.
France-based AGV model (Automotrice Grande Vitesse) builds the Italo fleet, which contains 25 trains. Each train features 11 cars, which can house around 500 passengers. The first, business and economy classes known as Club, Prima and Smart will feature free Wi-Fi and ceiling-mounted displays to let passengers have a grand journey.
Leather seats and other advanced facilities inside the train will make your journeys far smoother. Passengers can stay connected with the internet and enjoy multimedia content inside the train. Journey from one Italian city to the other will be an awesome experience now with the Italo. The cheapest ticket price of the high-speed train is $60 for the 300 miles distance form Rome to Milan, say its operators.