Ferrari took up racing. In 1919 he finished ninth at the Targa Florio. He ended up landing a job with Alfa Romeo and drove a modified production car in the 1920 Targa Florio. Ferrario managed to finish second.
In 1923 while racing at the Circuit of Sivocci at Ravenna he was approached by Count Enrico and Countess Paolina Baracca, the parents of the heroic Italian pilot Francesco Baracca. Francesco was known as the Italian ace of aces. He died on Mount Montello during the war. His parents gave Ferrari their son's squadron badge, which was the famous prancing horse on a yellow shield.
Enzo Ferrari was connected with Alfa Romeo for many years, however, he built only a few sports cars bearing his name and his famous prancing horse badge. In 1929 Enzo formed the Scuderia Ferrari with the aim of organizing racing for members. The Scuderia Ferrari team competed in 22 events and scored 8 victories and several good placings.
In 1940 Enzo Ferrari left Alfa Romeo and started a new company Auto-Avio Costruzioni Ferrari. During World War II the Ferrari workshop moved from Modena to Maranello. The workshop became a victim of the war in 1944 - it was leveled by bombs. A year after the war in 1946 the shop was rebuilt and work began on the first ever Ferrari motorcar, the 125 Sport. This car started a grand tradition of winning for Ferrari. Since it's first race in 1947, Ferrari's have had over 5,000 successes on race tracks around the globe.
In 1969 Enzo Ferrari sold 50% of Ferrari's share capital to the Fiat group.
various Ferrari models and images
Engine: DOHC, 32 Valve V8, 3405 cc Power: 300
bhp (224 kW) @ 7200 rpm Transmission: 5-speed manual
Speed: 275 km/h (171+ mph)
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 5.4 s 0-161 km/h (100 mph): 12.2 s
Capacity: 3548 cm3
Output: 250/340 kW / PS Krútiaci torque (Max): 520 Nm
Weight: 1 460 kg
Acceleration: 4,9 s (Max): 290 km / h
Top speed:300 km/h.
Transmission:6 - speed manual
Design:3,6 litre V8 engine Displacement:3586 cc
Maximum Bhp:430 hp / 8500 rmp Length:4478 mm Width:1923 mm Height:1235
mm Weight:1450 kg
Top speed:315 km/h.
Transmission:6 - speed manual
Design:4,3 litre V8 engine Displacement:4308 cc
Maximum Bhp:490 hp / 8500 rmp
Capacity: 5500 cm3
Output: 300/408 kW /
PS torque (Max): 540 Nm
Weight: 1 420 kg
Acceleration: 5.0 s (Max): 295 km / h
Displacement 4942 cc
Power 421 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Torque 360 lb ft @ 5500 rpm
Redline 7000 rpm
Top Speed 192 mph 0 - 62 mph 4.7 seconds 0 - 100 mph 11.2 seconds
Capacity: 5789 cm3
Output: 357/485 kW / PS
torque (Max): 690 Nm
Weight: 1 420 kg Acceleration: 4.4 s (Max): 302 km / h
Acceleration: 4,0 sec.
Top speed: 325 km/h.
Maximum Bhp 515 hp / 7250 rmp
Length: 4550 mm
Width: 1935 mm
Height: 1277 mm
Weight: 1730 kg
Configuration V12 Displacement 5999 cc Power 620 bhp @ 7600 rpm
Torque 448 lb ft @ 5600 rpm
BHP / Liter 103 bhp / 1 liter
Redline 8400 rpm
Acceleration: 4,2 sec.
Top speed: 320 km/h.
Bhp 540 hp / 7250 rmp Tires Front: 245/45R 18 Tires Back: 285/40R
19 Length: 4902 mm Width: 1957 mm Height: 1344 mm Weight: 1840 kg
Configuration V8 32 valves DOHC Displacement 4.30 L | 262.4 cu in. | 4300.7 cc.
Power 460.00 BHP (338.6 KW) @ 7500.00 RPM
Torque 433.80 Ft-Lbs (588.2 NM) @ 5250.00 RPM
BHP / Liter 107.0 BHP / Liter
Acceleration: 3,7 sec.
Top speed: 350 km/h.
Bhp 660 hp / 7800 rmp
Length: 4700 mm
Width: 2040 mm
Height: 1150 mm Weight: 1250 kg
Configuration V12 Displacement 5998 cc
Power 660 bhp @ 4800 rpm
Torque 485 lb ft @ 5500 rpm BHP / Liter 110 BHP /
Weight 550 Redline 8200 rpm
Acceleration: 6,2 sec.
Top speed: 290 km/h.
Transmission: 5 - speed manual Design: n/a V12 engine
Maximum Bhp 380 hp / 5750 rmp