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Maranello, 12 December, 2019


The main current themed exhibition running at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello is titled Hypercars (L’Evoluzione Dell’Unicita/The Evolution of Uniqueness), the name being self explanatory. It shows the journey of Ferraris limited production, ultimate performance through from the GTO (288) of 1984, through the F40, F50 and Enzo, to the current LaFerrari and its track-only evolution, the FXX-K Evo. Also included in the line-up is a styling mannequin of the unique P80/C, constructed as part of the company’s special projects operation.

This, like the FXX-K Evo is a fully focussed track only car, based on a 488 GT3 race car, but featuring a full carbon fibre body, which gave the Ferrari Centro Stile free reign to develop a design without the normal constraints placed on a series production car.


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They also describe it as a “Hero Car”, as the designers drew inspiration from earlier sports prototypes produced by the company, including the 250 LM and 330 P4 from the sixties. As homage there was a 250 LM, together with a bare aluminium body shell of the same model side by side, at the entrance to the display area.


There was a further exhibition celebrating the 90th anniversary of the formation of Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, with cars used by the Scuderia over the years including a Fiat Balilla 508 S Coppa d’Oro, a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, a 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Aerodinamica, the factory built replica of the first car to wear the Ferrari badge, the 125 S model, chassis # 90125, through a 340 MM and 375 MM sports racing cars from the fifties, a seventies 312 P(B) sports racing car to a SF71H F1 car. The regular features like the F1 auditorium and display of current production models still remain, as do the boutique, driving simulators and cafeteria.


Further details with opening times and admission prices, including combined tickets for both this museum and the sister Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, can be found at www.musei.ferrari.com


Keith Bluemel

12/2019