The Origins of Ferrari

When you hear the name, “Ferrari,” certain ideas probably come to your mind. Perhaps you envision the Prancing Horse logo, the iconic image that sits atop the hood of every Ferrari car like a badge of honor, attesting to its luxury, quality, and performance. Alternatively, you may picture one of the latest Ferrari models that recently caught your eyes, such as the 488 Spider or new California T. Aside from the automaker’s sensational lineup of luxury sports cars, however, Ferrari also has a rich history that is worth knowing.

The origins of Ferrari extend clear back to 1947 when the 125 S, the automaker’s first car, rolled through the Maranello factory gates and onto Italy’s cobblestone streets. The man who was responsible for much of the ingenuity of the 125 S, which ran off of a rather sprightly 1500 c.c. 12-cylinder engine, was none other than Italian racing legend Enzo Ferrari. Until his passing in 1988, Enzo Ferrari remained involved in the design process at Ferrari, including envisioning some of the most notable Ferrari cars. Meanwhile, 12-cylinder engines, like that in the original 125 S, are still powering models like the LaFerrari, GTC4Lusso, and F12tdf to this day.

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