10 Interesting Facts about Ferrari

Italian sports car manufacturer will be explained on Facts about Ferrari. It is based in Maranello, Italia. Enzo Ferrari is the founder of Ferarri company in 1939 and the first car was built in 1940. Luxury, speed, and wealth are a symbol of Ferrari road cars. According to Brand Finance, Ferrari is the most powerful brand in the world. Besides, the company also participated in racing (Formula One) and became the oldest and the most successful team in the Championship. Here are ten interesting facts about Ferrari.

Facts about Ferrari 1: Red color

Back in the early 20th century, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) decided that red is the color of all Italian Grand Prix race cars. That is why red is the traditional color of Ferrari. Although, today’s Ferraris have many colors such as yellow and metalic grey. Many people still choose red as their favorite color.

Facts about Ferrari 2: Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Anselmo Ferrari was born on February 18, 1898 in Modena and dead on August 14, 1988. He married Laura and had one son, named Alfredino. His son died because muscular dystrophy at age 24. Ferrari is an entrepreneur, driver of motor racing and the founder of Scuderia Ferrari and Ferrari automobile marque. Unfortunately, he has bad characters (prickly and volatile), although he is excellent in his business. Besides, he was also known as “l’Ingegnere” or “il Grande Vecchio”  which is mean the Great Old Man.

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari

Facts about Ferrari 3: The most expensive Ferrari

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is the most expensive Ferrari. It was sold in 1957.

Facts about Ferrari 4: “Prancing Horse” Logo

The idea of “Prancing Horse” Logo comes from Countess Baracca (the mother of World War one hero Francesco Baracca). The  prancing horse was used as emblem for World War I flying ace son Francesco previously. Baracca told Enzo that he should put the symbol of prancing horse on his racing car. She hoped the logo would bring him luck. Then, Ferrari created an icon and changed the color of background from white to yellow.

The "Prancing Horse" Logo

The “Prancing Horse” Logo

Facts about Ferrari 5: The first Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari designed and built the first Ferrari in 1940, named Auto Avio Construzioni 815 or Tipo 815.

Facts about Ferrari 6: Licensing and merchandise is a huge deal

There are many goods that use Ferrary logo for merchandise, including clothing, watches, mobile phone covers, shoes, watches, and scale models of the cars. Ferrari produced around $1.5 billion in retail sales every year in the world.

Facts about Ferrari 7: Every element of Ferrari can be customized

As we know that every single element of ferrari can be customized based on your choice, such as livery colours, interior trims, finishes, and accessories. However, you have to be patient to receive your custom car because it will take 2 years after order it. Standard model also can be ordered if you cannot wait.

Facts about Ferrari 8: Ferrari theme park

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first theme park which was opened in 2010. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world. There are many family attractions, including Bell’Italia, Carousel, Cinema Maranello, Driving with Champions, Fiorano GT Challenge, Formula Rossa, Galleria Ferrari, G-Force, Junior Grand Prix, Junior GT, Junior Training Camp, Made in Maranello, Paddock, The Pit Wall, Racing Legends, Scuderia Challenge, Speed of Magic, V12, and Viaggio in Italia. Formula Rossa rollercoaster is the fastest rollercoaster in the world which can go to speeds at 150mph.

Ferrari theme park

Ferrari theme park

Facts about Ferrari 9: The most popular ferrari

The Gran Turismo (two seater) is the most popular ferrari.

Facts about Ferrari 10: The fastest Ferrari

The F50 GT1 is the fastest Ferrari which has speed around 222mph.

The fastest Ferrari

The fastest Ferrari

 

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