1967 Dino 206 Competizione
Introduced at the 1967 Frankfurt Motor Show. A compact car with a
strong personality, projecting the looks of a competition car to a
road-going mid-engined Ferrari. The car on display is the only one
example ever produced.
1968 Ferrari P6
Introduced at the 1968 Turin Motor Show. Reportedly built on a Dino
chassis, but powered by a V12 (60 degrees) engine producing 400
HP at 9200 rpm. This stunning one-off concept car looks already
very realistic and was clearly the inspiration for the lines of the
Ferrari 308 GTB and the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB that were to follow
1970 Ferrari Modulo
Introduced at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show. Lorenzo Ramaciotti
said: "... a pure and formal research, in its geometricity. Is it still an
automobile or is it the module of a spaceship of '2001: A space
Odyssey'?". Parked on the Villa Erba lawn in 2005, 35 years after
its introduction, the Module still looks widely futuristic. Built on a
Ferrari 512S Sports Car, thus powered by a 550 HP V12 engine,
driving this one-off will be a wild experience too, but very few, if any
at all, will have had the opportunity in the last 35 years.
1971 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer
Introduced at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. A styling prototype of
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, already very close to the final production car.
The Berlinetta Boxer marked Enzo Ferrari's conversion to the
technical solution of the mid-engine, in this case even a "boxer", i.e.
12 horizontally opposed cylinders.
1989 Ferrari Mythos
Introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show. Built on a Ferrari
Testarossa platform, with 5 litre, 12 cylinder boxer engine, this 2
seater barchetta is an absolutely stunning little car. The totally-
rounded shape even includes the sculptured leather seats in a
perfect balance. The car is fully functional and has been driven
regularly in the Nineties. A few years ago, the one-off car was sold
to Japan, so seeing it on the Italian lawns of the Villa Erba was a
2000 Ferrari Rossa
Introduced at the 2000 Turin Motor Show. The Rossa was built on a
Ferrari 550 Maranello to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pininfarina
interpreting and evolving several of the more powerful themes of the
long collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina. The current
Ferrari models reflect several aspects of the Rosso concept car, like
the light units on the 612 Scaglietti and the rear lights now found on
the Ferrari Enzo and the F430.
It is almost unfair not to detail all individual cars on display at the
Villa Erba, most of them being one-off concept cars and all of them
interesting examples. To mention a few more; a Cisitalia 202, a
beautifully Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Coupé in distinguished black, the
Pininfarina "X" with its extraordinary arrangement of the four wheels
and an exceptionally low drag coefficient (= 0.23). Beautiful Italian
lines were projected on the American Chevrolet Corvette "Rondine",
the Alfa Romeo Dardo introduced at the 1998 Turin Motor Show and
the recently introduced Maserati Birdcage 75th, a radical concept
car that celebrates the 75th anniversary of Pininfarina and the
Maserati Birdcage of the Sixties.