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Maranello, 8 January, 2009

Until 30 April 2010, the Galleria Ferrari is staging an exhibition titled “Non Solo Rosse”, which is dedicated to the part that colour has played in the company's products and history. The central core of the exhibition, centred in the Galleria's temporary exhibition room, is a range of paintings by the renowned Italian artist Enzo Naso, whose works are held in high regard by automobile art connoisseurs worldwide, and have appeared in numerous official Ferrari publications over the years, including the logo for the 50th anniversary celebrations. The beautifully produced thick official catalogue for the exhibition (40 Euros) is based on his works, with a wide selection spanning the years, many of which do not form part of the Galleria display.

Of course red in various hues forms the main part of the Ferrari's on display in the Galleria, starting with the factory recreation of the 1947 125 model, alongside a F2008 F1 car, located at the entrance to the ground floor area, which is occupied by a wide variety of Ferrari monopostos spanning the company's history. At the intermediate level there is an attractive pair carrying Ferrari's racing red, a 1971 512M sports racing model, chassis # 1028, and the 1967 330 P4 based CanAm car, chassis # 0858. The lower circular auditorium display featured a range of models, highlighted by the latest V8 model from the factory, a 458 Italia in a bright three-coat Giallo Modena paint finish.

In the upper gallery adjacent to the temporary exhibition gallery there was the regular selection of cars and engines, including a Dino 246 GT, a Testarossa, a F40 and a F50. Apart from the artwork, the special exhibition area also featured a 430 Scuderia bare body shell to show the overall paint finish quality, a front lid showing the 3 layer paint finish applied to all Ferrari cars, a 275 GTB/4 in solid Giallo Modena of the period, and a FXX in Blu Tour de France with Bianco Evo highlights. There is also the artist's proof of the one- off special paint finish for the unique 599 GTB Fiorano China Limited Edition model, by artist Lu Hao, which was inspired by the Ge Kiln china of the Song Dynasty, with a delicate pastel green finish and simulated cracks. Together with this are the colour tests to achieve the desired “Oro” paint finish on the recently announced latest delivery from the factory's SP (Special Projects) division, the P540 Superfast Aperta.

Keith Bluemel