One of the most famous Italian cars of all time is the Ferrari. This car is often associated with speed, wealth, power, and luxury. It has become one of the most desirable car models in the world and is often listed as the car people would buy if they won the lottery. Here are 10 interesting facts about this luxury Italian car brand.
- The founder of Ferrari was Enzo Anselmo Ferrari who was born in Modena, Italy, on February 18, 1898.
- The first car manufactured by Ferrari was the Tipo 815. Enzo Ferrari created this model in 1940 when he left the Alfa Romeo racing team who he had raced and designed for. He could not call it a Ferrari art the time because he was still officially under the contract of Alfa Romeo.
- The two-seated Gran Turismo’s have always been the most popular model of Ferrari. These were produced between 1949 and 2007.
- The horse symbol of Ferrari is a tribute to Francesco Baracca. He was a pilot in World War One and would paint a similar image of a horse on his plane. Sadly, he had died in combat. Ferrari met Baracca’s mother after his death and she asked him to use this symbol on the cars he created.
- ‘S.F.’ is also written on the Ferrari badge. This stands for Scuderia Ferrari. Roughly translated, this means Ferrari racing Stables.
- The fastest Ferrari ever made is the F60. This made its debut in April 2002. It can go from 0 to 100 miles an hour in 3.2 seconds.
- Different models of Ferraris have featured in many films. These include ‘Le Mans’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, and ‘Miami Vice’. There was also a replica of a Ferrari used in the animated film ‘Cars’.
- There was almost a four-door Ferrari manufactured in the 1980s called the ‘Pinin’. However, Enzo Ferrari did not green light the project.
- Although Ferrari makes the majority of its money from car sales, they also make revenue from accessories, toys, clothing, sports goods, and many other items.
- Most of the cars manufactured by Ferrari are red because this is the traditional color of the Ferrari racing team and it has become a color associated with Ferraris. However, Ferrari’s are available in a wide range of colors.
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