24 Facts About Ferrari

1. At the 1973 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari introduced the production version of its first mid-engine 12-cylinder road car, the 4.4-liter 365 GT4 BB.

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2. In 1940, Ferrari produced a race car—the Tipo 815, based on a Fiat platform.

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3. From 2002 to 2004, Ferrari produced the Enzo, their fastest model at the time, which was introduced and named in honor of the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari.

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4. In 1940, Ferrari produced a race car—the Tipo 815, based on a Fiat platform.

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5. In September 1939, Ferrari left Alfa Romeo under the provision he would not use the Ferrari name in association with races or racing cars for at least four years.

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6. In 1923, Enzo Ferrari met the Count and Countess Baracca, the parents of the famed World War I pilot, after a race.

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7. In 1969, Enzo Ferrari sold 50 percent of the company he owned outright to rival Italian automaker, the Fiat Group.

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8. For the residents of Modena and Maranello, Ferrari helped to put them on the map.

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9. In 1939, Enzo Ferrari finally had the resources and confidence to strike out on his own and start building his own cars.

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10. On January 4, 2016 Ferrari was listed on Borsa Italiana, becoming an independent Company.

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11. In 1963, Ferrari employed approximately 450 people and made 598 cars.

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12. In 1923, Enzo Ferrari met Baracca's mother, Countess Paolina, who asked that he use the horse on his cars for good luck.

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13. At the last minute, Enzo Ferrari pulled out of the deal.

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14. On 3 December 2016, a LaFerrari was auctioned off for $7 million making this car "the most valuable 21st century automobile ever sold at auction".

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15. In 1969, Ferrari became a part of the Italian automobile giant Fiat.

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16. In 1923, Enzo Ferrari met the Count and Countess Baracca after winning a race.

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17. In 1963, Enzo Ferrari was approached by the Ford Motor Company about a possible buy out.

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18. On 17 June 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a race at the Savio track in Ravenna where he met the Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca, an ace of the Italian air force and national hero of World War I, who used to paint a horse on the side of his planes.

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19. In the mid-1990s, Ferrari added the letter "F" to the beginning of all models.

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20. At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled a hybrid version of their flagship 599.

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21. In late 2011, Ferrari announced a significant update of this philosophy.

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22. In the 1950s and '60s, Ferrari supplied Formula One cars to a number of private entrants and other teams.

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23. In 1940, Ferrari produced a race car—the Tipo 815, based on a Fiat platform.

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24. In 2014, Ferrari was rated the world's most powerful brand by Brand Finance.

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