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History of Ferrari Cars

The Ferrari automobile company has produced sports cars since 1947 and was founded by a man named Enzo Ferrari. The company was formed in 1929.
Unlike many similar yet independent companies, Fiat Group-owned Ferrari and continued to thrive after the death of its charismatic founder and is today one of the most successful sports car companies in the world.

The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 Sport. Enzo reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund the Scuderia. While his beautiful fast cars quickly gained a reputation for excellence, Enzo maintained a famous distaste for his customers; most of whom he felt were buying his cars for the prestige and not the performance.

Enzo's had a strong personality. But internal tensions reached boiling in 1961, sales manager, Girolamo Gardini, had long chafed at Enzo's wife, Laura's, involvement in the company. The two argued, but their dispute became a crisis for the company when Gardini said to Enzo: If tensions continued, he would leave.

Enzo was never a man to accept a challenge to his authority, and he dealt with the situation with a heavy hand. Gardini went, as did Scuderia Ferrari manager, Romolo Tavoni, chief engineer Carlo Chiti, experimental sports car development chief, Giotto Bizzarrini, and a number of others who stood by them. All were tremendous losses to the company and many thought this might be the end of Ferrari. The defectors immediately formed a new company, ATS, to directly compete with Ferrari on the street and the track.

1961 also saw the "great walkout" it came at a difficult time for Ferrari. At the urging of Chiti, the company was developing a new 250-based model to defend its honour against the Jaguar E-Type. Development of this car, the 250 GTO, was at a critical point, with the chassis development and styling left incomplete. Even if the car could be finished, it was unclear if it could be raced successfully.

Into this void stepped young engineer Mauro Forghieri and long-time racing bodyman, Sergio Scaglietti. Both were up to the task, with Forghieri successfully honing the GTO's handling and Scaglietti designing an all-new body for the car. The GTO went to Sebring with driver Phil Hill and placed first in class.
Forghieri's engineering talent, made the 1960s even more successful for Ferrari than the previous decade. The mid-engine Dino racers laid the foundation for Forghieri's dominant 250-powered 250 P.

In 1968 The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, better known by the unofficial name Ferrari Daytona, is a Gran Turismo automobile produced from 1968 to 1973. It was first introduced to the public at the Paris Auto Salon and replaced the 275 GTB/4. The Daytona was replaced by the mid-engine 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer in 1973.
Early in 1969 Fiat took a 50% stake in Ferrari. An immediate result was an increase in available investment funds, and work started at once on a factory extension intended to transfer production from Fiat's Turin plant of the Ferrari engine Fiat Dino.

In 1972 The Ferrari 312PB models dominated the World Sportscar Championship against rival Alfa Romeo.1988 Enzo died, Ferrari finally became a myth. The value of used cars rose, as well as sales of current models. The last new model he commissioned was the specialist F40.

The Ferrari F50 is a mid-engine range-topping 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.

1996 saw the hiring of Michael Schumacher and other members from Benetton triggered a comeback of the F1 team, with three wins in 1996, and close yet eventually losing challenges to the driver's championship in the years 1997 to 1999.

The Ferrari 360 is a mid-engine midsize two-seater sports car produced from late 1999 until 2005. The 360 replaced the Ferrari F355 and was itself replaced by the fairly similar Ferrari F430. Today the F430 will be replaced by the 458 Italia 2000-04. In an unprecedented and record-setting fashion, Schumacher and Ferrari dominate F1 winning the World Driver's championship from 2000 through 2004 and the Constructors' Championship from 1999 through 2004. 2006 saw him retire from F1. He is currently back in F1.

As of 2008, Fiat Group owns 85% of Ferrari, Mubadala Development Company owns 5%, and Enzo's second son Piero Ferrari owns 10%. Of these, Ferrari is under main control of the Fiat Group, containing Alfa Romeo as well