Enzo Ferrari founded the Ferrari Scuderia in 1929 mainly for the production of racing cars because he had no interest in producing passenger cars.
Since then, Ferrari has been associated with some of the most sought after sports cars in the world, and this continues to this day. Purchased by the Fiat Group in 1969, Ferrari still retains its presence in motor sports, especially in Formula 1. At the same time, the Italian carmaker also produces such famous road vehicles as the Dino, 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo.
The Ferrari brand was created to enable Enzo to prepare for races with different drivers from Alfa Romeo. This continued until 1938, when Enzo was hired by Alfa Romeo to lead their department for car racing.
In 1941, the Alpha Romeo Company was confiscated by Mussolini’s fascist government. Enzo’s department was small enough to be unaffected. Having been barred from contract for four years, he focuses on the manufacture of aircraft machinery and accessories.
In 1943, the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where its headquarters are until now. It was bombed by the Allies in 1944 and rebuilt in 1946.
After the end of the war includes in its production cars. The first Ferrari road car was built in 1947 and was called the 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine. In fact, Enzo only made and sold cars to finance the Scuderia Ferrari.
In early 1969, Fiat bought 50 percent of its shares in Ferrari. With the increase in investment, the rapid expansion of the production of engines for the Ferrari Dino begins. The investment for the new model also makes it possible to further develop the Ferrari range.
In 1988, Enzo Ferrari led the launch of the Ferrari F40, the latest new Ferrari to be put into production before his death later that year. This is possibly the most famous super car ever made in the world.
From 2002 to 2004, Ferrari built the Enzo – in honor of the company’s founder. This is the fastest Ferrari model at the time. Initially, Enzo was only available to its most loyal and regular customers. And every one of the 399 cars made began to be talked about immediately.
BEST ROAD CARS FERRARI
Ferrari’s philosophy is to build** the greatest cars in the world,** which fits perfectly when it comes to great sports cars. Everything in Ferrari cars is superb, unique and recognizable. Their incredible production is a continuous driver of the automotive industry going forward.
For decades, Ferrari has been one of the best car brands in the world. The list of the biggest road cars of Ferrari is not short at all. Ferrari has the incredible ability to produce some of the best sports and road cars in automotive history. Here are the best Ferrari’s of the last six decades:
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari 599 GTO
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 275 GTB
Ferrari 250 TR
The 250 GTO can be considered the first in the line of Ferrari super cars. Dino is the first mid-engined Ferrari, and while it was not particularly powerful, it looked great and will continue to be used in most Ferrari cars. 288 GTO and 599 GTO are also great traditional models. And the F40 is still considered the best super car ever made.
FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:
- In 1908, Enzo Ferrari’s father brought him and his older brother to a competition in Bologna. There he is captivated by the event and wants to become a race car pilot. His dream came true in 1919, when he made his racing debut at the age of 21
- During the First World War, Enzo was a boy for everything in the Italian army
- In 1916 Enzo’s father and brother died during the Italian flu epidemic, and in 1918 Enzo himself became ill and nearly died of the disease. So he was released from the army. He then discovers that his family’s metal engineering firm has been demolished and forced to seek employment. When Fiat refused, he found a job as a test driver at a small car company called CMN. A year later, his friend found a job at Alfa Romeo as a race car driver. Ten years later, he created his own racing team, the Scuderia Ferrari
- The black horse in the famous Ferrari logo was originally a symbol of Count Francesco Baraka, an ace in the Italian Air Force during World War I
- The first car made under the name Ferrari is the Ferrari 125 S. This is one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, Ferrari ever produced.
- We all know that everything in Ferrari is expensive – even their brochures. In 1985, a Ferrari 250 Le Mans brochure from 1960 was sold for £ 1,070 at Christie’s auction in Monaco, which is a world record to this day. for which the unthinkable € 9.02 million were auctioned recently
- Ferrari 250 GTO from 1962-1964 is often called the most sought after car in the world. Maybe because only 39 copies were produced
- Ferrari introduced Enzo Ferrari in 2002. So far, only 400 cars have been produced, each costing $ 1 million
- All Dino Ferrari (road and racing cars) are equipped with a 1.5 liter DOHC V6 engine. They were named after Enzo’s son, Dino, who contributed to the design of this engine before his untimely death.
- An incident involving 8 Ferraris, known as the most expensive car accident, happened in Shimonoseki, southwestern Japan, on December 6, 2011.
- Many cars made by Ferrari have strange names for their colors and these are actually the names of famous racing horses
- On September 12, 2012 a new record was set in the Guinness Book of World Records: 964 Ferraris were collected in one place at the Silverstone Run in the UK