Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer that was founded by Enzo Ferrari based in Maranello. When he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 with headquarters in Modena, Enzo Ferrari was not initially interested in the idea of producing road cars. Scuderia Ferrari means “Ferrari Stable” and usually means “Team Ferrari.” Ferrari bought, prepared and fielded Alfa Romeo racing cars. In 1938, Alfa Romeo brought its racing operation in-house, forming Alfa Corse in Milano and hired Enzo Ferrari as manager of the new racing department. Enzo Ferrari left Alfa Romeo after one year, under the provision that he would not use the Ferrari name in association with races or racing cars for some years. A few days later, he founded Auto Avio Costruzioni. The new company built its first car in 1940. But the company’s inception as an auto manufacturer is usually recognized in 1947, when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.
Here are some of the facts about Ferrari!
1. Enzo Ferrari had a burning passion to build something extraordinary since he was 10 years old.