When he was 10 years old, Enzo Ferrari saw his very first car race in Bologna, Italy. From that day forward, he was obsessed with the auto industry and the racing world. After spending 20 years working for, and on the circuit with Alfa Romeo, Ferrari left with a vision of a 12-cylinder engine for both the track and the road. On March 2, 1947 Enzo himself drove the first 125S out of the factory, and into history.
The Ferrari name is one of the most well known and highly regarded in the industry. Renowned for elegance in design and brilliance in engineering, few cars match the raw power and beauty of those that bear the Prancing Horse emblem.
Sites worth visiting
The official homepage to the Modena, Italy manufacturer has everything you’d expect. From racing news to road specifications, this is the hub of official Ferrari info. They’ve even got a link to their store for the enthusiast in you.
Shell and Ferrari Motorsport
As technical partner to the Ferrari Racing division, Shell.com hosts a load of info on the F1 racing team. With pictures, news stories, and official press releases, this is your spot for the latest on the greatest.
Ferrari on Wikipedia
The go-to resource for an overview of the Ferrari company. The Ferrari page on Wikipedia has our favorite little auto timelines, showcasing the development of the Ferrari line since incorporation. The page also features a breakdown of car models by type, including subdivisions for 2-seaters, mid-engine 12-cylinders, supercars, and more.
Ferrari Club of America
Boasting over 5,000 members, the Ferrari Club of America is the largest Ferrari owners’ club in the world. These guys hold events throughout the year and offer support through regional officers in the US and Canada.
Around the Blogosphere
Less a FAQ than a blog, this page has all the up-to-date info on Ferrari news. Each article also lists other internal articles that may interest you. The author has been posting for more than a year now, giving you plenty of reading for a lazy afternoon.
Dashboard News - Ferrari
Get the latest developments at Ferrari and other premium car brands at this auto blog.
Ferrari at Autoblog
The guys at Autoblog are always on top of the newest information to hit the presses. With regular posts from press releases to videos, check here to confirm the rumors you’ve been hearing.
sub5zero.com - Ferrari
Get great Ferrari photos and reviews at this excellent blog devoted to exotic cars and performance autos.
With minimal ads and maximum info, this is one of the best Ferrari forums on the net. With threads for new owners, general discussion, and classic models, they’ve gotten plenty of posts for anyone with an interest.
Another excellent online community, this site has some great regional threads. The forums members are both active and friendly, making it a great place to stop by on your lunch break or browse on the weekends.
This is one of the most well-designed community sites we’ve seen. From the Mondo Brands family of enthusiast websites, With what looks to be a growing forum base, this could be the future of Ferrari community sites. They’ve even got a reference page for researching market prices and an incredible registry map showing the locations of various Ferrari owners.
Kimi Räikkönen, driver of the Scuderia Ferrari, won his first Formula One Drivers’ World Championship this year. He finished just 1 point ahead of the McLaren-Mercedes team, making him the 12th driver from the Scuderia Ferrari team to manage such a feat.
The Next Dino?
The guys at Autoblog are reporting that a “new Dino” rumor is true, straight from the pages of Car Magazine. Internally known as the F149, the latest sixer is set to appear at the Geneva Auto Show in March of 2008.
Ferrari unveils the Scuderia
Earlier this year we caught word that Ferrari was releasing the F430 Scuderia. Now the official website is up and running, showcasing the awesome power and engineering behind Ferrari’s latest road racer.