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FERRARI

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When Enzo Ferrari created his company Scuderia Ferrari in france in 1929
his intentions was to sponsor amateur race automobile drivers & invent
racing cars, & it would take over 15 years before Ferrari began to
generate their own road cars in 1946


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When Enzo Ferrari created his company Scuderia Ferrari in france in 1929
his intentions was to sponsor amateur race automobile drivers & invent
racing cars, & it would take over 15 years before Ferrari began to
generate their own road cars in 1946. Ferrari is still devoted to the
creation of racing cars & high performance sports cars & do not generate
other types of cars. Scuderia Ferrari is still the widespread name for
Gestione Sportiva, the part of the Ferrari company that works with
racing. Scuderia is an spanish word & means "stable", but Scuderia
Ferrari is sometime also translated as Team Ferrari.

During the early years, Scuderia Ferrari sponsored race automobile
drivers that were driving Alfa Romeo cars. Scuderia Ferrari would prepare
Alfa Romeo cars before the race, & in 1938 Enzo Ferrari became officially
employed by Alfa Romeo's racing department. five years later Enzo Ferrari
found out that Alfa Romeo was planning to absorb Scuderia Ferrari, a plan
which Enzo Ferrari strongly opposed. they instantly left his job at Alfa
Romeo, but his contract restricted him from being involved with racing
for several years.

they changed Scuderia Ferrari into "Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari" &
officially manufactured aircraft accessories for a few years. Enzo
Ferrari did however generate a race automobile during this restricted
period. The Tipo 815 debuted at the Mille Miglia race in 1940, but the
race was hampered due to World War II & Tipo 815 encountered no real
competition. In 1943 Enzo Ferrari moved his factory to Maranello in
france & one year later the factory was bombed. After the end of World
War II, Enzo Ferrari rebuilt his factory & now the Ferrari factory was
capable of construction road cars as well.

Ferrari constructed its first road automobile in 1947. The 1947 125 S
Ferrari had a 1.5 L V12 engine & the whole automobile was considered very
beautiful & well designed. Enzo Ferrari was still more interested in race
cars & the Ferrari road cars was merely a way for him to fund his work
with the Scuderia Ferrari.
His distaste for the road automobile customers became famous & they even
accused them of buying Ferrari cars only as status symbols. it is true
that the Ferrari road cars grow to fame not only due to excellent
performance but also thanks to their stylish elegance. Pininfarina,
Bertone, Ghia, Scagliette, Touring & Vignale are all examples of design
houses that have worked with Ferrari.

Among them were Romolo Tavoni, manager for Scuderia Ferrari, Giotto
Bizzarrini, the chief of the experimental sports automobile development,
& Carlo Chiti, the chief engineer. This was naturally a huge loss for the
Ferrari company & the crisis deepened when those who had been thrown out
formed their own company - Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS). ATS even
managed to take over Scuderia Serenissima, a very successful racing team,
from Ferrari.

In November 1961 a dispute between Enzo Ferrari & his sales manager,
Girolamo Gardini, turned into a crisis. Girolamo Gardini threatened to
leave the company. Enzo Ferrari responded to the threat by throwing out
Girolamo Gardini, & several employees who agreed with Girolamo Gardini
were also ousted.

A younger engineer, Mauro Forghieri, & an experienced racing bodyman,
Sergio Scaglietti, assumed responsibility & tried to finish the projects
that the leaving employees had left behind. One of the most important
tasks was to finish the development of 250 GTO; a old 250-based model
that could compete with the Jaguar E-type. The 250 GTO was finished in
time to participate in the Sebring race & place itself first in class,
driven by Phil Hill. Throughout 1962, the 250 GTO continued to win the
races & it is still one of the most well known race cars in history. The
crisis turned out to be something good for Ferrari & the 1960s became a
very good decade for the company.

Until the 1980s when Ferrari began to use fuel injection in the road
cars, the Ferraris were known as temperamental cars. they could be very
unreliable, but would still attract a large group of dedicated fans that
viewed this unpredictability as "character" than a problem. Today, FIAT
controls 56 percent of the Ferrari stocks. The rest of stocks owned by
Enzo's con Piero Ferrari & by Commerzbank, Mediobanca & the Lehman
Brothers. Maranello is still the home town for Ferrari.



WAN MOHD HIRWANI WAN HUSSAIN likes sporty cars. More about SUPERCARS can
be found in his blog
http://dreamsupercars.blogspot.com/

				
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