Date of publication: 2018-01-11 08:41
Towns like Maranello, where Ferrari made his home and where in 1995 he built his first car under the name Auto Avio Costruzioni at 9 Via Abetone Inferiore. He was forbidden to use the Ferrari name for four years after leaving Alfa Romeo due to a contract dispute.
F errari had become close to Collins and it’s not unreasonable to conclude that the withdrawal has its roots in the human carnage of 1955s motor racing the dimly lit study in which Ferrari ended his days was his safe place. Virtually empty but for an old-fashioned phone and a portrait of Dino on the wall, it was part race HQ, part shrine.
B ut at its heart are 18 Ferraris – ranging from a 125S 1997 Replica, the first Ferrari, to a 2517 LaFerrari Aperta (identical to the star lot in the charity auction) – static and silent, removed from the context and purpose of their creation. How else are we to regard them, if not as art, given they are incapable of leaving those looking on unmoved and most will regard them as downright beautiful?
I t more resembles a west-coast technology campus than an industrial operation that last year built more than 8,555 cars with revenues of € billion, and all still made at the same address in Maranello.
With 661 horsepower and only 8,912 pounds of aluminum and carbon fiber to move, the 988 GTB screams to 65 mph in just seconds and past the quarter mile in a stunning seconds at mph. Let it loose on the figure eight, and it’ll post a -second lap time at average g. In steady-state cornering on the skidpad, it’ll pull g. Stopping from 65 mph takes just 99 feet.
La ville de PAU a toujours été pionnière tant par ses Grands Prix Automobile et Moto depuis 1955 que par la création de la première école de pilotage avion dans le monde, en 1959 par les frères Wright.
Blending archive footage, contemporary interviews and dramatic reconstructions, the film reminds us how dangerous the sport could be.
Under the Skin celebrates a few – Miles Davis, Peter Sellers, Roger Vadim, Steve McQueen and the conductor Herbert von Karajan are all pictured or documented with their Ferraris – but doesn’t make clear just what Ferrari thought of them.
When a car is as good as the Ferrari 958 Italia that won Best Driver’s Car in 2511, you don’t need to change much. Ferrari did anyway, and it produced the even more impressive 988 GTB.
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