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Thursday, February 23, 2012


This post is for my stepdad. He loves and I mean LOVES anything Ferrari!! He has alot of Ferrari models in the basement in addition to a few T-shirt bearing the Prancing Horse.

-Sports car company in Maranello, Italy
-Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, they manufactured race cars and sponsored drivers before making street legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A in 1947

-This company is best known for it's participation in racing, especially in Formula One

-Enzo Ferrari never intended to make cars in 1928 as a sponsor for amateur drivers in Modena.
-Scuderia Ferrari literally means "Ferrari Stable" in Italian
-Ferrari successfully raced various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was hired by Alfa Romeo to head their motor racing department
-In 1941, Alfa Romeo was taken by the fascist government of Benito Mussolini for the war effort. Enzo Ferrari's division was small enough to be unaffected by the government.
-The first actual Ferrari car was called the Tipo 815.
-The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine
-In 1988, Enzo Ferrari oversaw the launch of the Ferrari F40, the last new Ferrari to be launched before his death later that year. It's one of the most famous supercars ever made.
-From 2002-2004, Ferrari introduced the Enzo, the fastest model at the time, in honor of the company's founder. Since the cars were $1.8 million apiece, it was only limited to the most wealthy car owners
-On May 17, 2009, in Maranello, Italy, a 1957 250 Testa Rossa was auctioned o0ff, by RM Auctions for $1.2 million.

Competition Cars

-2011 Ferrari 150 Italia
-2011 458 GTC
-2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge
-2009 599XX
-2008 FXX Evoluzione
-2007 F430 Challenge
-2006 F430 GT

-1953 Ferrari Abarth 166 MM/53
-1960 Ferrari 250 TR 61 Spyder Fantuzzi
-1963 Ferrari 330 LM Berlinetta
Road Cars

1957-1960 250 GT Berlinetta/California Spider
1966 California
1968-1973 Daytona
1996-2001 550 Maranello
2001 Barchetta
2003-2005 Enzo
-Fernando Alonso
-Felipe Massa
-Mario Andretti(my mom's favorite family of racing)
-Michael Schumacher
  • M ("Modificata"), placed at the end of a model's number, denotes a modified version of its predecessor and not a complete evolution (see F512 M and 575 M Maranello).

  • GTB ("Gran Turismo Berlinetta") models are closed Berlinettas, or coupes.

  • GTS ("Gran Turismo Spyder") in older models, are open Spyders (spelt "y"), or convertibles (see 365 GTS/4); however, in more recent models, this suffix is used for targa top models (see Dino 246 GTS, and F355 GTS; the exception being the 348 TS, which is the only targa named differently). The convertible models now use the suffix "Spider" (spelt "i") (see F355 Spider, and 360 Spider).

  • GTO ("Gran Turismo Omologata"), placed at the end of a model's number, denotes a modified version of its predecessor. Indeed, those three letters designate a model which has been designed and improved for racetrack use while still being a street-legal model. Only three models bear those three letters; the 250 GTO of 1962, the 288 GTO of 1984 and the 599 GTO of 2010.

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