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Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturing firm based in Maranello and Modena, Italy. Enzo Ferrari, the father of the brand, founded the company in 1947, following on the heels of the Second World War. Throughout its history, the firm's production vehicles and image have garnered wide popularity as status symbols among the wealthy.

The company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before also moving into production of street legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. The Ferrari 125 S was the first racing vehicle to bear the brand name, while the 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter was the first production road vehicle for customers. From its beginnings, the company's motorsports teams have been central to its focus, with the Scuderia Ferrari entering a team in the Formula One championship every year since the series' inception in 1950 and winning a record 15 World Constructor's Championships. Ferrari also had success in the World Sports Car Manufacturers’ Championship; the team's entry winning in years 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1958.

Today, the firm operates as a subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.. The Ferrari division employs 2,926 people and posted 2007 revenues of 1,668 million. The 2008 model year road cars include the F430, 612 Scaglietti, and 599 GTB Fiorano. In addition to these road models, Ferrari is introducing the Ferrari FXX, a non-street legal racing prototype to involve consumer clients in the Scuderia Ferrari track testing program. Template:/box-footer

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Enzo Ferrari, right, the man who founded the Ferrari brand.
Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari (February 20, 1898 - August 14, 1988) was an Italian race car driver and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Scuderia Ferrari and Ferrari S.p.A.. Born in Modena, Enzo Ferrari grew up with little formal education but a strong desire to race cars. He served in World War I but returned home to find that his family's business had collapsed. He initially sought work at Fiat but without success. He then took a job at a smaller car company called CMN redesigning used truck bodies into small passenger cars. He took up racing in 1919 on the CMN team, but he had little initial success. He later left CMN in 1920 to work at Alfa Romeo and raced their cars in local races. Enzo Ferrari would continue to race cars with increasing success under Alfa Romeo, founding the Scuderia as the company's racing team in 1939. Ferrari would go into business as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. He remained managing director of the firm until 1971. He died in Modena in 1988 at the age of 90, leaving a racing legacy that stands to this day.

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The Ferrari F50 was a mid-engine sports car made by Ferrari. The F50 was introduced in 1995 to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. The car is a two door, two-seat convertible with a removable hardtop. It has a 4.7 L naturally-aspirated 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from the 3.5L V12 used in the 1992 Ferrari F92 Formula One machine. Its quoted performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, a top speed of 202 mph, and a skidpad lateral acceleration limit of 1.03g. Its styling has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile from the automotive press.



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Template:/box-header Ferrari Organization: Ferrari S.p.A. • History of Ferrari • Museo Ferrari • Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari Formula One Drivers: Alberto Ascari • Rubens Barrichello • Mike Hawthorn • Phil Hill • Niki Lauda • Nigel Mansell • Felipe Massa • Kimi Räikkönen • Jody Scheckter • Michael Schumacher • John Surtees • Gilles Villeneuve

Ferrari Technical Staff: Ross Brawn • Battista Farina

Ferrari Business People: Alfredo Ferrari • Enzo Ferrari • Luca Cordero di Montezemolo • Jean Todt

Ferrari Road Vehicles: Dino • Enzo Ferrari • Ferrari 166 Inter • Ferrari 208 GT4 • Ferrari 250 • Ferrari 275 • Ferrari 288 GTO • Ferrari 328 GTB • Ferrari 360 • Ferrari 412 • Ferrari 458 Italia • Ferrari 550 • Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano • Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer • Ferrari Daytona • Ferrari F40 • Ferrari F430 • Ferrari F50 • Ferrari FXX • Ferrari Testarossa Template:/box-footer

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