Ferrari Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
Ferrari is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022—but some things never change. Even as the brand plans to electrify its lineup and introduce 15 new models within the next four years, the team with the most wins in F1 racing history is once again displaying its prowess on the track with the F1-75 race car. After three-quarters of a century, the Prancing Horse remains a household name—and a leader wherever performance and innovation are concerned.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: An Interview with Piero Ferrari
Not that many companies can say that they’ve survived for 75 years, and fewer still can claim to have made the kind of impact made by Ferrari. That’s why it’s so exciting to be able to look back on the decades with Piero Ferrari—the only living son of the brand’s founder, Enzo. In his first-ever interview with an American magazine, Piero talks to Maxim about the brand’s past successes and future plans. Here, we’ve selected just a few of the highlights:
- Piero recounts his memories of the early years in the 1970s, “when I experienced great successes with Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni, and also of the 1980s, when the adoption of the turbo heralded an era of technological transformation, and a time when I was responsible for the organization, the production and the choice of technicians.”
- Commenting on the older years as a whole, Piero claims that “Ferrari’s history is the history of motor racing. At the same time, it is the story of the evolution of road cars that offer exceptional levels of performance, combining bold and unmistakable design and technical solutions.”
- Remarking on the brand’s modern F1 racing team, Piero says that “Charles Leclerc is a smart driver, an extremely gifted guy in all respects, with extraordinary reflexes and great focus. Carlos Sainz has also proven to be a fast and reliable young man. They are superb, and they make the perfect match. Today, they are the best pair in the Championship.”
- On the current lineup, Piero had this to say: “I really have a soft spot for the SF90 Stradale, our first series-production Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). It’s still in production and it happens to be the car I drive myself. It’s the new GTO, a Gran Turismo that is now perfectly in step with the times: comfortable, safe and great to drive.”
Piero has overseen Ferrari Classiche for years, where he has worked to preserve the brand’s utterly singular heritage. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy has put on an exhibition on the history of Ferrari Classiche—and it’s not to be missed if you find yourself in the area.
Ferrari’s 75th Anniversary Celebration: A Light Show for the Ages
Ferrari set a new Guinness World Record by adding 55 miles of dynamic string lights to their test track at Fiorano—where they drove their latest halo car, the Daytona SP3. The SP3, which celebrates the Prancing Horse’s resounding success at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona race, is really the perfect car for Ferrari’s 75th anniversary celebration. By combining the distinguished design elements of the past with the technologies that will define the future of racing, the Daytona SP3 puts the Prancing Horse’s unique appeal on display for all to see.
A Celebratory 75th-Anniversary Logo
In December of 2021, Ferrari kicked off the anniversary celebrations by debuting a new 75th Anniversary logo. Don’t worry—the Prancing Horse isn’t going anywhere, at least not any time soon. This anniversary logo simply combines the Prancing Horse with a striking red-and-white “75,” and a reminder that it all started back in 1947.
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