Test Drive in Maranello
Anyone who has never been enchanted to see a Ferrari strolling through the streets, cast the first stone! When talking about Ferrari, the bright red of the car and the prancing horse come to our minds at the same speed as this icon of motorsport appears on the track! The roar of the engine is unique and characteristic, the design is unparalleled and the magic that surrounds the brand name is indisputable! How about a Test Drive in Maranello? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
1) Test Drive in Maranello? GET TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF FERRARI
The whole story began in 1929, when Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari in the city of Maranello. In the beginning, the brand sponsored drivers and race cars already manufactured and its independent production only began in 1946, with the creation of the Ferrari 125S, with a V12 engine and the debut was marked, and celebrated, with the victory in the Grand Prix of Rome, in 1947. In 1948, the brand’s first commercial car, the 166 Inter, was released. Already involved in the world of major automobile competitions, Ferrari achieved its first victory in Formula 1 in 1951 and then in 1956, with the legendary driver Juan Manuel Fangio, who won the world championship. However, as life is not a bed of roses, the 60s were not the best for Maranello’s company. Read also: Shall we get to know the Motorcycle and Car Museums in Italy?
The American corporation Ford even tried to buy Scuderia, as it already glimpsed the manufacturer’s potential in automotive competitions, but negotiations did not follow for a long time. Ford then created the iconic Ford GT40, which put an end to Ferrari’s hegemony in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the end of the decade, in 1969, and already with the name change, Ferrari SpA, the Ferrari family sold 50% of the shares to Fiat, which currently holds 90% of the shares of the luxury manufacturer.
The death of Enzo Ferrari
The death of Enzo Ferrari, in 1988, at the age of 90, left the brand’s legacy to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, a former employee and close friend of the founder. Early in his command, he decided to invest in the team and this resulted in the second place in Formula 1 for Ferrari, which was driven by Michael Schumacher.
Its Powerful and Valuable Machines
Since its founding, Ferrari has released approximately 70 models. In 2015, during the disclosure of future plans for the brand, it was announced that there would be the creation of special editions of the car, the continuation of the brand customization program and Formula 1. Ferrari sells about 7,500 cars per year and the best-selling model in 2017 was the Ferrari 488 GTB. The price? Approximately 2.5 million BRL! The iconic car of the brand is the Ferrari Testarossa and the most expensive car in the world, sold at auction, was a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’: the car cost 12.8 million dollars!
2) Test Drive in Maranello? YES! ACCESS THE LINK BELOW…
Are you going to Italy? So I’ll give you some great news: it’s possible to test drive one of these iconic cars! Even those who aren’t a car fan melt by seeing themselves in front of a machine like this and can’t resist the temptation to get in the car, turn the key and accelerate! Amazingly, this experience is very affordable and you will remember it for the rest of your life! Awesome, right?!
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Find out now some facts about Maranello and about Ferrari that, perhaps, you didn’t know.
Before Ferrari moved permanently to Maranello, its location was where the Enzo Ferrari Museum is now located. The site is hundreds of meters from the Maserati company, Ferrari’s main rival in the Modena region. In the past, there was a “battle” where one tried to steal ideas from the other by sending people to intern at the competitor company; today both live in peace!
Ferrari brand is recognized around the world and is greatly influenced by the choice of nationality of the season driver; however, despite the fact that Ferrari only had two main Brazilian drivers, Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa, the Brazilians form the biggest Ferrari fans in the world! And Ferrari really likes them: it invests heavily in new generation drivers like Enzo Fittipaldi.
Ferrari has a WONDERFUL theme park in Abu Dhabi; is a theme park designed by Benoy Architects in 2005 and has an outer circumference of 2,200 meters, with a total area of 200,000 square meters! The structure has a test track, a theater, 20 attractions related to the brand, 3D cinema, a historic car gallery, and much more! It’s fantastic!
Ferrari is called ‘Maranello’s red, but Ferrari red doesn’t have a ‘unique’ red as many people think and only 45% of the cars sold by the brand are red! Ferrari customers’ favorite colors are black and yellow! Some say, wrongly, that the official Ferrari color is yellow and not red; This is because the background of the brand’s shield symbol is yellow, that’s why many people confuse it, but the official color of the brand is bright red.
The Ferrari Horse
By the way, the famous prancing horse was originally the symbol of Count Francesco Baracca, a legendary ace of the Italian air force during World War I. He proudly carried the emblem on the side of his plane and Ferrari decided to honor him!
Enzo Ferrari did NOT want to sell cars, only to build them for competitions, but the car was so successful that, little by little, his team decided to open up car sales to the public. The rest is history: it became something people dream of buying!
Ferrai has sold ALL 499 possible prototypes of the hybrid model called the LaFerrari, equipped with a 6.3-liter V12 engine that develops an output of 950 horsepower BEFORE the car is presented to the public. Each one paid 1.4 million dollars for the vehicle that hasn’t even left the drawboard! Remember that Ferrari only sells its top-of-the-line models to guest customers.
How to get to Maranello?
Maranello is a town in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, best known as the home of Ferrari; getting there is not difficult.
1) How to get to Maranello? BY AIRPLANE
The nearest airport is Bologna, but Milan Linate Airport is also convenient for those coming from abroad. From the airport, in both cities, you get to the train station and continue by train to Modena. There is also a shuttle service connecting Bologna Marconi airport with Modena post office station.
Also read our posts about Airports in Italy:
- HOW TO GO FROM THE ROME AIRPORT TO THE CENTER OF ROME?
- HOW TO GO FROM THE MALPENSA AIRPORT TO THE CENTER OF MILANO?
- HOW TO GO FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO VENICE CENTER
2) How to get to Maranello? BY TRAIN
For those traveling by train, Modena Station is on Italy’s most important line, which links North and South, and many intercity trains stop in Modena. They also depart from Bologna every hour (for those that don’t stop in Modena). Modena train station is connected by bus to Maranello Corridor Station; these journeys take 25 to 40 minutes depending on the line and the stops. Also find out ” What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Would you like to save? So buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“.
3) How to get to Maranello? BY CAR
Maranello is easy to reach because it is close to major communication routes (Via Emilia, A1 and A22). For those arriving by car, Maranello is 20 minutes from the Modena Sul and Modena Norte exits, on the highway. Also read TRAVELING BY CAR IN ITALY: EXAMPLES OF TOURS
Traveling by car in Italy
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