The Ferrari logo is one of the most iconic and recognizable ever created. Over the years it has come to symbolize superior performance, spare no expense luxury and a lifestyle associated with success. Its roots are purely Italian and tied to one of the world’s most historic events.
Count Francesco Baracca was Italy’s top fighter pilot during World War I. Francesco scored an impressive 34 aerial victories by the time the war had ended. His cunning and talent earned him a reputation as one of the most deadly Allied pilots to ever fly. Sadly, in 1918, Francesco was killed in action on his last strike mission against the Austrians. Always painted on the side of his war plane was the cavallino rampante (Italian for “Prancing Horse”).
After winning a race in 1923, Enzo Ferrari (only 23 at the time) had a chance encounter with Francesco’s parents…
“The horse was painted on the fuselage of the fighter plane of Francesco Baracca – a heroic airman of the first World War. In 1923, I met count Enrico Baracca, the hero’s father, and then his mother, countess Paullina, who said to me one day, ‘Put my son’s prancing horse on your cars. It will bring you good luck.’ The horse was, and still is black, and I added the canary yellow background which is the color of Modena.”
The Logo made its debut on the Alfa Romeo Scuderia Racing Team in 1932… the rest is history.
The fastest convertible Ferrari ever made
2-door retractable hard-top
Naturally Aspirated 4.5- liter V8
274.4 cu in, 4497 cc
Power: 596 hp @ 9000 rpm
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Compression ratio: 14:1
7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
Zero to 62 mph: 3.0 sec
Zero to 124 mph: 9.5 sec
Zero to 400m: 10.8 sec
(Top speed: 202 mph)
EPA: 20 mpg