Ferrari is the most luxurious and expensive car in the automobile industry. The founder Enzo Ferrari’s life is an example that his dedication and knowledge always gave success and his dream helped to conquer millions of fans across the world. Visit the famous Ferrari Museum in Maranello when touring Italy and rent a Ferrari in Italy to experience Enzo’s masterpiece creation. Apart from its power packed engines and high-end technologies, there are some interesting facts about the Ferrari car.
- The Prancing Stallion Logo
The prancing black horse logo on a yellow background has got a rich history. Initially, it was a personal symbol of Italy’s best fighter pilot, Count Francesco Baracca. He painted it on his fighter plane. During the World War I, he died in action in 1918. To honour the Italian National Hero, Francesco Baracca, also as per the request of Baracca’s parents, Enzo accepted the honour of using this logo for his racing team, Scuderia. In 1932, Enzo started using this logo for his racing team which continues his legacy till date and created history in the Ferrari world as well.
- The Predominant Red Colour
In the early years of the auto racing, The International Automobile Federation (FIA) assigned red as an official colour to all the Italian Grand Prix race cars. Later red became a popular trademark colour for Ferrari. Out of overall revenue of the Ferrari car sales, red is dominant among the colour choice by the customer and accounts for the 45% of the Ferrari car sales.
- 1947- Birth of Revolution Cars in the Automobile Industry
Enzo, even at a tender age of 12, had the ambition to become a race driver. His dream became a reality when he became a racer at Alfa Romeo fielding grounds in the 1920’s. Later he moved on to build his racing team, Scuderia Ferrari. Gaining experience and passion towards race cars, Enzo made his debut in 1947, he created and produced the 125 S sports/race car model with a 12-cylinder engine. It is the first car manufactured with Ferrari name on it. Little does he know it may create an enormous growth in the automobile industry and earn billions of fans across the world.
- Perfect Man and Machine Combo in Racing World
In 1951, a Ferrari 375 gave the first victory to his team and ever since the graph is increasing at a steady growth. It is a perfect man and a machine team effect for the Formula 1 Championship. Ferrari is the first Formula 1 team to have a one hundred Grand Prix victories in the history of racers. Ferraris won seven F1 victories between 1994-2004. With V12 power packed engines and 230 miles per hour, supercars continue to rule the world of Formula 1 racers. With each year, they are raising the bar with a host of new models. According to the Ferrari official report, they have won more than 5000 trophies.
Monza race tracks are one of the historic racing fields. Check out this place when visiting Italy to have an amazing experience. Rent a Ferrari in Italy and feel like a real racer behind the wheels.
Ever since the introduction of Ferrari cars in the automobile industry, it got many awards and recognition for almost every model. It truly stands by the philosophy of the founder Enzo, “To build a powerful car in the world.” To name a few out of their continuously growing award lists,
- Ferrari FF series received “2012 Luxury Car of the Year” by the automobile magazine, Top Gear.
- Ferrari 458 Spider car received “Best Sports Car and Convertible Car in 2012” from The Sunday Times Driving.
- FerrariF12 Berlinetta received “Supercar of the Year 2012“by GQ Magazine and BBC Top Gear Magazine.
- Ferrari F12 Berlinetta also received “Best Supercar and LuxuryCar” from renowned TheSunday Times Driving.
- Ferrari Brand Outside Automobiles
Ferrari as a brand has not only created history in the automobile industry but also established marvellous revenues in other retailers worldwide. The legendary name is enough to promote the various consumer products like shoes, sunglasses, logo in garments, mobile cases, sporting goods and much more. Almost, all of the Ferrari cars have a miniature model which is expensive. E.g., the Ferrari Enzo Test car toy is $1500. Approximately, it gets a total revenue of $1.5 billion worldwide from the retail business.
- First Theme Park
Ferrari opened the world’s first “Ferrari World” theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2010. It got F1 inspired thriller rider like “Formula Rossa” roller coaster and “Flying Aces” roller coaster in the honour of the World War I fighter pilot Francesco Baracca. It also gives an opportunity to drive the Ferrari California on the streets, in which a single ride is $165 approximately.
Maranello factory, the home to Ferrari, provides its customers the ability to design and select the accessories for their dream car according to their taste. They can choose from three collections, one is the Scuderia, which is influenced by their racing cars collections. Second is Classica, which is modern collections based on the iconic Ferrari GT series and the third one is Inedita, the next generation cars, and one-of-a-kind combination series. Apart from the colour choice which is also offered by other car manufacturers, Ferrari gives the customer to choose from these three selections, interior trims, finishes, and accessories. The customer will receive the car in two years after selecting his preferences for a tailor-made Ferrari car.
- Trend Setter among Automobile Industry
Ferrari indeed remains an inspiration among the automobile industry. The famous Lamborghini car was started in 1963, with the sole purpose to produce a most excellent grand luxurious car model to compete with the dominant yet classy Ferrari. In the same year, The Ford Motor Company also tried to take over the Ferrari for $18 million but its founder Enzo ceased the deal. Thus, Ferrari continues to inspire other motor company undoubtedly. Also, the red colour has a significant impact on other auto manufacturing companies as well, and the Italian vehicle manufacturers kept red as their signature colour, which is influenced by Ferrari.