THIRTY-SEVEN luxury Ferrari sports cars were put under starter's orders at Sha Tin Racecourse yesterday before setting off for Zhuhai as part of a two-day charity programme, which aims to raise $200,000 for the Community Chest through donations from drivers and their friends. Among them were seven of the latest super-car models - the 3,500cc 360 Modena - which cost a hefty $3 million. Driver Alex Yip Wai-leung, general manager of Italian Motors Sales and Services, one of the sponsors for the 'Ferrari Sino-Hong Kong Charity Drive 2000', said apart from benefiting charity, the event would also allow them to drive on a mini-race track in Zhuhai - a bonus since Hong Kong has no high-speed roads for drivers to gun Ferraris to speeds of more than 200km/h. 'We often think it is a pity we cannot try the high speed of our vehicles because Hong Kong lacks high-speed roads. This track race will allow us to contribute to charity as well as actually enjoy driving our Ferraris,' Mr Yip said. Hong Kong's maximum speed limit is 110km/h, the same limit as on the mainland. But Mr Yip said the cars would be able to show their real power when they reached the race circuit in Zhuhai. The convoy left Sha Tin Racecourse yesterday morning and arrived at Golden Lake Golf Club in Nanhai last night. Today the cars will travel to the Zhuhai Racing Club where the cars will be able to roar around the track. Ferraris, made in Italy, are one of the world's most expensive cars. Prices range from $1 million to $5 million. The executive chairman of the Community Chest, Lawrence Yu, saw the cars off yesterday and thanked the group for what he said was a 'new idea' in fund-raising. The convoy will head back to Hong Kong on Tuesday.