Back in 2005, Ferrari promoted its presence in China by inviting journalists to drive a pair of 612 Scagliettis 15,000 miles around China. Part of the journey included Kashgar and crossing the Taklamakan. Modifications were minimal-- larger fuel tank, easily accessible fuel filter, skid plate, higher ground clearance, grill covered headlights, higher air intakes for water crossings.
The scenery was stunning. The Ferraris, out of place.