Ferrari celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a memorable participation at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with an outstanding Ferrari parade and an incredible display of important and historic Prancing Horse cars which represent some of the most iconic moments in the marque’s history. In addition, there were 5 modern Ferrari cars making their UK dynamic debut.
Starting from the very beginning, the “75 Years of Ferrari” journey took the public from the first ever road car to wear the Ferrari badge, the 125S in 1947, to the beautiful and highly-successful 250 LM; the story then continued through iconic race cars such as the 156 “Sharknose” and the Ferrari 333 SP endurance racer, to the modern Ferrari Challenge 488 evo. The anniversary display was extensively supported by the Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello, which provides restoration and authentication of Ferrari cars at least 20 years old, using all the original documents, technical drawings and blueprints to ensure each Ferrari certified by the department is authentic and true to the original.
The Ferrari 75th Anniversary celebration reached its climax on Friday afternoon, when the most iconic Ferrari cars in the Festival gathered together for an extraordinary group photograph and parade on the famed Goodwood hillclimb. A stunning gathering thrilled every Ferrari enthusiast with the 125S leading the way, followed by the latest Ferrari, the Daytona SP3, and the Scuderia Ferrari F2009 Formula 1, driven by Ferrari Driver Marc Gené. Ferrari was also honoured to host one of Ferrari’s legendary F1 drivers, Il Leone, Nigel Mansell who was re-united with his iconic No27, the Ferrari 639 F1.
In the Supercar Paddock, Ferrari once again had an outstanding display of cars, including five models making their dynamic debut in the UK:
The 296 GTB played the overture in the quintet, with the breathtaking sound of the first V6 to wear the Prancing Horse badge. The car was presented in an unique livery that was inspired by the historic racing livery of Colonel Ronnie Hoare’s Maranello Concessionaires racing team of the 1960s and 1970s.
The harmony continued with the sound of the twin-turbo V8 of the Ferrari SP38, a One-Off car which took many of its design cues from some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars, including the F40.
The SF90 Spider enriched the concerto with twin-turbo V8 which has a best-in-class power output of 780CV, and which is coupled to three electric motors which provide an additional 220CV, making it the most powerful Ferrari spider ever made.
The 812 Competizione, an exclusive limited series car based on the award-winning 812 Superfast, joined the crescendo with its unmistakable and brutal sound of its enhanced version of the latest naturally-aspirated Ferrari V12 engine, capable of developing the astonishing amount of 830CV.
The grand finale ultimately reached its climax with the latest of the Icona programme, the Red Dot “Best of the Best” Design award-winner, the Daytona SP3, named after the 24 Hours of Daytona and inspired by the design of the iconic endurance race cars of the 1960s, like the 330 P3 and P4.
The orchestra of Ferrari models was completed by the presence of another Icona Ferrari, the Monza SP2, which was inspired by the design of Ferrari barchettas of the ‘50s, and by the 2+2 granturismo front-engined V8, the Ferrari Roma, which embodies the Italian La Nuova Dolce Vita lifestyle.
Finally, the 599XX Evo and the FXX-K Evo, made their appearance, as flag-bearers of the most exclusive track-focused programme with Ferrari: the Corse Clienti XX Programme.
The final word must go to the conductor of the orchestra, Ferrari Driver Marc Gené, who is always a fan’s favourite here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This year, Marc was driving the Scuderia Ferrari F2009 F1 car, which provided the perfect symphony for the fans once again.