CAR AUTO ONLINE | Ferrari | Ferrari (Ferrari S.p.A.) is an Italian sportscar manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles Ferrari SpA in 1947. Throughout its history, the company stands by its continued participation in racing, especially Formula One, where he was a great success.
Enzo Ferrari never intended to produce road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari (literally "Ferrari Stable") in 1928 as a sponsor for amateur drivers headquartered in Modena. Ferrari prepared and successfully raced various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was hired by Alfa Romeo to head their racing department.
In 1941, Alfa Romeo was confiscated by the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini as part of the Axis Powers 'war'. Enzo Ferrari's division was small enough to be affected by this. Because he was prohibited by the contract runs for four years, the Scuderia briefly became Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari, which ostensibly produced machine tools and aircraft accessories. Also known as SEFAC (Scuderia Ferrari Enzo Auto Racing), the Ferrari was really produce a racing car, the Tipo 815, non-competition period. It 'was the first Ferrari car today (debuted in 1940 Mille Miglia), but because of World War II saw little competition.
In 1943 the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where it has remained ever since. The factory was bombed the Allies in 1944 and renovated in 1946, after the war, and there is the production of road cars. Until Il Commendatore's death, this would be a bit 'over the source of funding for its racing activities.
The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine; Enzo Ferrari reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund Scuderia Ferrari.
In 1988, Enzo Ferrari watched the launch of the Ferrari F40, the last new Ferrari to be launched before his death later that year, and probably one of the most famous supercars ever made. From 2002 - 2004, Ferrari introduced Enzo , the fastest model at the time, in honor of its founder Enzo Ferrari. It was restricted to the richest car enthusiasts , as each costs $ 1800000.
On May 17, 2009 in Maranello, Italy, a 1957 250 Testa Rossa (TR) was auctioned by RM Auctions and Sotheby, for $ 12.1 million - a world record at that time for the most expensive car ever sold at auction. This record is held by a Bugatti Atlantic that has sold more than $ 28 million.