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If is an automotive make with allure than Ferrari we have yet to find it. Strikingly fast, and enticingly expensive, a Ferrari sports car is the ultimate of many an automotive enthusiast. as coveted as Ferrari road are, the company’s founder placed much emphasis on His passion was racing; for him, the cars existed only to Scuderia Ferrari’s racing In fact, the company was in existence for a 17 years before it even a street car.

Born 1, 1898 in Modena, Italy, it is Enzo Anselomo Ferrari the racing bug at the age of 10, upon seeing a at Circuit di Bologna. During War I, he served in an artillery unit in the Army. After the war, he got a job Costruzioni Meccaniche, Nazionali in 1919, converting truck into passenger cars. CMN had a racing teamwith which participatedhowever it was largely unsuccessful.

In those days, the Italian car ruling auto racing was Romeo. Ferrari joined in 1920. Three years he met the mother of Francesco Baracca; leading fighter pilot in War I. Baracca decorated the fuselage of his with an image of a prancing the Cavallino Rampante. His mother to let Ferrari use the logo on his cars, Ferrari didn’t apply it 1932.

In 1929, Alfa him the opportunity to manage its racing and Scuderia Ferrari was born. for managing the development of racing and recruiting drivers (including the Tazio Nuvolari) Scuderia was the Alfa Romeo racing Ferrari drove as well, he stopped forever in 1932. In days racing drivers lost their lives. a vow he’d made to stop racing cars if he ever a son, when Alfredo Ferrari was born, Ferrari up his helmet.

Financial constrictions caused Romeo to withdraw support in so the tire manufacturing concern stepped in to keep Ferrari These were the glory of the mighty government-backed Auto and Mercedes-Benz racing teams of so victories were few. one notable Ferrari/Alfa Romeo win that era was that of Tazio at the German Grand Prix in

Alfa decided to run the racing internally in 1937, reducing to director of sports, reporting to the director at the company. Having leadership, Ferrari left a clause in his contract prevented him racing, or designing racing for four years. For income, he a racing parts supply he called Auto-Avio Costruzioni . also entered two cars in the Mille Miglia endurance for Alberto Ascari and Lotario but they were not badged

With the onset of World War II, manufacturing facilities were over by the Italian government to the war effort. As a result, it was destroyed in a raid. When he decided to Ferrari moved away Modena to Maranello, which the home of Ferrari automobiles to day. After the war, started Ferrari S.p.A. in and began building racing with his name on them. The first win occurred at Lago di in 1948.

Enzo Ferrari started Formula 1 Grand Prix of his own in 1950, and his company has been in Formula 1 ever since. The Ferrari Grand Prix win at Silverstone in 1951, in the British Prix. One year later, the won its first championship with Ascari at the wheel. Today, is the most successful F1 team in holding nearly every 1 record.

Road car production in 1949, with the Ferrari 166 first Ferrari automobile to be specifically for road use. A V12 engine producing between 110 and 140 powered the 166 Inter, depending the carburetor configuration. As was the custom in cars of the day, Ferrari the car as a rolling chassiswhich was then to a coachbuilder to produce a body to the specification. This began long-running associations with Bertone, and Zagato.

Other names key to the history of are Gioacchino Colombo, whose V12 powered Ferrari models for 15 years, starting in 1947, the 166 Inter. Colombo’s work was on smaller displacement 1.5-liter up to engines. Aurelio Lampredi, who working with Ferrari in produced larger displacement 4.1-liter, and 4.5-liter V12 engines for


Vittorio Jano, who trained at Alfa Romeo, joined in 1955. Jano’s focus was V6 and V8 In fact, Jano’s V6 engine the first mid-engined Ferrari car, the 1966 206 Dino. of Jano’s designs still Ferrari’s V8 models to this

By the way, that first “Ferrari” was badged Dino in of Alfredo (nicknamed Alfredino), who in 1956 of Muscular Dystrophy. Enzo had also declared cars with 12-cylinder would wear the Ferrari The first mid-engine Ferrari ran a V6 engine because Enzo was concerned a V12 engine would the car too powerful for customers and thus An insatnt success, the Dino the best-selling Ferrari auto of its

Today’s lineup includes a mix of V8 and V12 rear-drive cars, as well as and mid-engine powertrain configurations. The range includes the expected sports models; however is also an all-wheel drive Grand Touring “station called FF. After the Dino into the 308 GT, V8 engines have powered the majority of the mid-engine cars, although the notable 512 Boxer and 512 Testa Rossa of the 1970’s and 80’s were There is currently one front-engine V8 automobile in production, the California V12 engines power all the rest.

Until recently, Ferrari’s conventions paid homage to the powering the vehicle. Mid-engined would list the displacement and count. For example, the 206 Dino a 2.0-liter V6. The 512 Boxer Berlinetta a horizontally opposed (Boxer) V12. Front-engined models designated by the displacement of a single Multiply 365 by 12 and you get the (roughly) 4.4-liter of the 365 Daytona’s engine.

Enzo died in 1988, still in of the company bearing his name.

owns the company today.

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