FOS Ferrari Extravaganza 70th Anniversary

Ferrari 70th anniversary FOS

The Goodwood FOS is the epitome of motorsport heritage, the Festival of Speed event is fast approaching in only five weeks, we will be trackside ruminating in all things automotive.

The theme for this year's show is Peaks of performance - Motorsports game changers, celebrating the fastest, most powerful and most expensive and or complicated racing machines and the reins which they broke and how that affected the rules governing these beasts and how the official rules had to be changed e.g. Group B rally.

Ferrari Maranello 575M

When Ferrari first released the 575M Maranello it hailed a new level of engineering achievement and their extremely successful V12 front-engined Berlinetta Sports concept.

This car was considered to be one of the most popular supercars ever produced. Like all Ferrari cars, and this is no exception it is based round its engine, a '575' this is an abbreviation of the cars displacement, increased to 5,750 cc. The 'M' Maranello is not only a direct predecessor of the 550 , the 'M' also stands for 'modificata', thus symbolising the car has been tweaked throughout, this truly demonstrated with the addition of the Ferrari F1 gearchange in a road-going V12 as a first.
 

Ferrari Enzo

The ultimate supercar, developed and manufactured in celebration of Ferrari Formula 1's achievement and in memory of the founder of the Italian Supercar manufacturer. This car is everything an Italian supercar should be, outstanding looks and styling, powerful engine and the image to carry it off - The ultimate modern day marque a real reflection of Enzo's passion for performance and great sports cars.

 

Ferrari history, Italy - Modena

Enzo Ferrari was born near Modena Italy in 1898 on February 18th. Since being 10 years old he'd been inspired by cars and racing, and seeing his 1st car race in Bologna, Italy, watching avidly, this race gave the young Italian car enthusiast an idea. After viewing more car races, Enzo declared he wanted to drive racing cars.

While being employed by a car maker converting surplus war vehicles, It was decided it was the right time to start racing.