“Which … Italian doesn’t like to drive the fastest car?” An expression that can be equally attributed to many nationalities but the Italians… oh boy, they special! Italy has a rich racing history in various areas of “her” biography. Legendary riders of the past: Alberto Ascari, Nino Farina, Andrea de Chezaris, Luigi Fagioli. But the machines that were born in this country, many dream-machines: Lancia, Lamborghini, Alfa-Romeo, Maserati and of course Ferrari, they are a “dream”!
I would like to take you today to the museum of one of these brands, to the legendary “stable” from Maranello – Ferrari. When you go out on the main street of Maranello, you get some incredible color punch. In this case, there prevails red, I would say – scarlet. The entire main street is decorated with scarlet flowers are red bus stop and ride back and forth different Ferrari models, different years of release.
Here is a picture of surrounding area. Caught my attention big red tower on which the city was splashed inscription – Ferrari.
A little away, in front of the factory was Fiorano track.
Special occasion – a way to the main entrance of the museum.
And here we are! This museum gives you an audio guide, but this is nothing compared to how some Italians went straight to the engineers from the factory for additional explanation. The first exhibit, which met us is Ferrari 166 F2 (1951), 12V, 165l.s.
. Of course from an architectural point of view, the museum certainly not a match to contemporary sculptures of BMW and Porsche of Mercedes. Yes, it’s different, it can be seen cramped, but it Italian way it is cozy, a family oriented.
Ferrari-Lancia (1955), 265HP
Wooden steering wheel, “buckets” of those times, covered with something resembling a tarp, and the yellow crane on the left of the pilot, looks like the balance control of brakes (front-rear).
On the next of 3 cars performed one of the most famous Ferrari racers – Gilles Villeneuve (father Jacques Velneva, F1 champion in 1997). A man in love with speed, the desire to win at any cost. Unfortunately, in 1982, on Zolder truck had an accident that cost him his life.
. Ferrari 312 T5 (1980), 12V, 551l.s. Not the best car, the disadvantages Gilles had to compensate by making this car go really fast.
. Ferrari F1 126C (1981)
. Ferrari 575 Maranello.
Since Ferrari is part of the Fiat group, there are other brands of the Italian “clan.” Unique Fiat 130 racer of 1907. Engine capacity… 16.3 liters (if they not lying) 130HP at 16,000 rev / min., top speed 160km / h!
Retro Alfa Romeo 2900 B Lunga (1938)
Ferrari F50 (1995).
. On the foreground is adorned Ferrari 575 Maranello, Ferrari California in the background.
Loved by many – Testarossa 1984.
The dream of many! You could even say that it is Formula 1 car, but with covered wheels. Ferrari Enzo 2002 model year.
Ferrai F40, many consider it one of the best supercars of all time. Even today fans continues to compare it with F60 Enzo. Yes F60 is faster, but F40 is spartan, ruthless, and full of electronics – classic Ferrari past. It was the last car designed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari.
On the first floor, where we started a tour, the cars of the modern era of Formula 1.
Michael Schumacher’s 2002 car.
Yes, yes, here it is. Entrance to the factory Ferrari. Recommend you very much!