To begin to tell the story of the most prestigious Italian car manufacturer, an extremely current statistic might suffice, namely that we are talking about the global brand that is today the most well-known and appreciated in the world, superior even to the Google search engine, which is very popular on the Internet. Driven since 1991 by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and based in Maranello, on a yearly basis it collects a net profit of around 240 million euros, corresponding to an average of about 7,000 supercars sold, Ferrari has since 1923 a symbol of a prancing horse it was already the emblem of the late war flyer Francesco Baracca. This symbol was given on 17 June by the Countess Mother Pauline to Enzo Ferrari in the days of the Circuito del Savio. The little horse is placed on a canary yellow background that underlines its “modesty”, the son of the genius engraver Eligio Gerosa and immediately winner at the 24 Hours of Spa in 1932. Founded by the “Drake” on September 13, 1939 in Modena in Viale Trento and Trieste with the original name of Auto Avio Costruzioni, about ten years after the sports team that however used Alfa Romeo cars, Ferrari is a manufacturer of high-end and racing cars as well as the most historic team involved in Formula 1 , the only one present since the 1950 edition of the World Championship.

The transfer to Maranello took place in 1943, also to minimise the risks of possible bombings on the great cities of the Po valley, but the automobile company escaped to devastating Allied air attacks neither in November 1944 nor in February 1945. Before assuming the name of Auto Costruzioni Ferrari in 1957 (followed by SEFAC, that is Società Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili and Corse SpA on 26 May 1960, and Ferrari SpA in 1965), the Emilian industry entered the heart of production in 1940 with only two examples of the 815 conceived on Fiat mechanical base (8 cylinders, 1,500 cc) for the last Mille Miglia before the Second World War, faced without too much luck with a beardless Alberto Ascari and the marquis Lotario Rangoni Machiavelli, to then produce as many 125S weaned by the official test driver Franco Cortese in the 1947: the latter was the first real Ferrari because, based on an agreement with Alfa Romeo, Enzo could not have used his surname for a car until the 1942 season.

Mainly devoted to the 8 and 12 cylinders V for the own engines, the “Rosse” (nickname due to the national color of Italy in the races of the first half of the twentieth century) stand out for their refinement, build quality and the blazon especially in the vibrant North American market and in countries with an emerging economy (between 2006 and 2010 a 5 per cent stake was held by Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment fund, and in 2012 the first official museum was inaugurated at abroad in Shanghai) after having established themselves in Europe thanks also to the signature of brilliant designers and bodybuilders such as Pininfarina, Sergio Scaglietti, Nuccio Bertone and Alfredo Vignale. 1969 represented a momentous moment for the company with Fiat’s first entry into share capital, a share destined to rise to 90 per cent in 1988 on the occasion of the disappearance of the “Drake”, which however left the remaining 10 to his natural son Piero.

Currently, Ferrari has six models listed, divided between V8 engines (California T and 488) and V12 (FF and F12 Berlinetta), but it cannot be denied that some of the most beautiful and most desired cars of always. Of the 114 different models of spectacular vehicles made by the House of Maranello between 1948 and 2013 for road use, that is, in the range between the 166 Inter in 1948 and the 458 Speciale of 2013, we can conventionally identify ten entries in the legend : 250 GT California from 1957, 250 SWB California Spyder from 1960, 250 GTO from 1963, 275 GTB / C from 1975, 512 Berlinetta Boxer from 1976, 288 GTO from 1985, F40 from 1987, F50 from 1996, Enzo from 2002 and F12 Berlinetta of 2012. Ferrari is and will remain in any case known in the world for a pervasive engagement in motorsport, which has involved the Sport Prototypes with 15 constructor titles, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1972, 9 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 5 at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 7 Mille Miglia and as many Targa Florio and 2 Carrera Panamericana. But also in the Gran Turismo, in the motorcycles between 1932 and 1934, even with different means provided by Rudge and Norton, and the various Challenge single-brand stores born in 1993 with the supercars 348, 360 Modena, F340 and 458 Italia, Formula 2 and, above all, the Formula 1. In the so-called Circus, the “Reds” boast the record of 15 world champion drivers titles, five of which matured with Michael Schumacher at the wheel (achieved in 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2

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