|Year/s of production||2002 – 2004|
|Presentation||Artedinamica Tokio, 26 April 2002
Ferrari Racing Days, Nuerburgring 08 September 2002, S/N 128778
|VIN span||128014 – 141920|
|Number produced||400 + x|
|Manufactured by||Scaglietti – Ferrari S.p.A.|
|Chassis||F 140 – carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels|
|Front suspension||Independent wheel suspension, articulated double wishbones with antidive-antisquat geometries, push-rod system with opposed dampers, continous damper control, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||Independent wheel suspension, articulated double wishbones with antidive-antisquat geometries, push-rod system with opposed dampers, continous damper control, anti-roll bar|
|Front track||1660 mm|
|Rear track||1650 mm|
|Front tyres||9 x 19 in., alloy wheels
Tyres: Bridgestone RE050A Scuderia 245/35 ZR 19
|Rear tyres||13 x 19 in., alloy wheels
Tyres: Bridgestone RE050A Scuderia 345/35 ZR 19
|Front brakes||Brembo ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake discs, 380 x 34 mm, 6-pod callipers, ABS|
|Rear brakes||Brembo ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake discs, 380 x 34 mm, 6-pod callipers, ASR|
|Weight||Approx. 1365 kg|
|Body material||Carbon fibre|
|Body type||Coupé – two seats|
|Type||F 140 – mid-engine – longitudinal installed|
|Number of cylinders||V12 – 65°|
|Bore and stroke||92 x 75,2 mm|
|Camshaft||2 overhead per cylinder bank|
|Valves||4 per cylinder|
|Ignition||Electronic engine management on each row of cylinders by Bosch Motronic ME 7 which controls the PFI multiple injection system, drive-by-wire throttle valve and the single coils on each spark plug|
|Lubrication||Dry sump lubrication|
|Maximum power||660 hp – 7.800 rpm|
|Maximum torque||657 Nm – 5.500 rpm|
|Fuel management||Electronic engine management on each row of cylinders by Bosch Motronic ME 7 which controls the PFI multiple injection system, drive-by-wire throttle valve and the single coils on each spark plug|
|Gearbox||F1 transmission and gearbox, 6 speeds synchronised, electrohydraulic system to activate the gearbox and clutch, gear changes managed electronically, activated by paddles positioned behind the steering wheel, self-locking differential|
|Clutch||Twin plate clutch, 215 mm|
|Top speed||Over 350 km/h|
|0-100 km/h||3,65 sec.|
|0-200 km/h||9,50 sec.|
|0-400 m||11,00 sec.|
|0-1000 m||19,60 sec.|
|Presentation cars – Italy:
S/N 128778: Red, plate MO 140 EF
S/N 128781: Yellow, plate MO 140 EF
S/N 141920: Auction for Tsunami victims at Sotheby`s at Ferrari Auction, 28 June 2005, Maranello
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World premiere of the Ferrari ‘FX’ in Tokyo
Maranello, April 16th 2002 – The design prototype of the Ferrari ‘FX’ ‘ this being the production code of this limited series model which carries on the tradition of the F40 and F50 ‘ will debut at the ‘Artedinamica: Ferrari and Maserati at the Contemporary Art Museum of Tokyo’ international Exhibition. The official inauguration will be on April 26th; from April 27th to July 14th the Exhibition will be open to the public.
The Ferrari FX, which will officially be presented at the Paris Auto Show on September 26th, will bring to the road Ferrari’s most advanced technology, directly derived from the Formula 1 World Championship experience. The FX represents the ultimate expression of technological transfer from F1 to Ferrari’s road-going GTs, the conception of which has always benefited from racing experience at the highest level.
Today Ferrari is releasing this first official photograph of this future model.
A major exhibition in Tokyo dedicated to Ferrari and Maserati
Tokyo, 26th April 2002 – A major event took place in Tokyo with the opening of an important exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Japanese capital, dedicated to Ferrari and Maserati. It is not the first time that major art museums have featured the best loved and most famous car marque in the world to show off Ferrari’s artistic and cultural values. It happened at the well known Moma in NY and the authoritative Neue Nationalgallerie in Berlin. However, this is the first time that Maserati has been associated with Ferrari in recognition of the Italian and Modenese ability to create dream sports cars without parallel.
The thousands of Japanese visitors to MOT (the Japanese abbreviation for the Museum of Contemporary Art) will be treated to a bonus in addition to viewing some of the most significant cars representing the history of the two marques. Along with the Ferrari 166 MM, the 250 TR, GT and GTO to the Formula 1 world championship winning machines, including Schumacher’s 2001 machine, to the most beautiful Maseratis, headed up by the 250 F used by Fangio to take the world title in ’57 and the now legendary Eldorado used by Stirling Moss and the much admired Granturismo cars designed by Frua, Vignale, Touring, Pininfarina and Giugiaro, visitors have two surprises on offer.
For the first time in the history of the automobile, two future models are revealed, in the form of Pininfarina models at a museum of modern art rather than a motor show. The two vehicles concerned share a common future for the two brands: the new limited edition road going granturismo from Ferrari, which follows in the footsteps of the F40 and F50, which at the moment is known as the F140 or FX and, a real major surprise in the shape of the next Maserati Quattroporte which has been praised for its inspired combination of Italian sporty lines and prestige saloon car looks. Attending the ceremony were Ambassador to Japan, Menegatti, and to the European Community, Vattani, the Undersecretary for Culture Vittorio Sgarbi, External Affairs Commission President Gustavo Selva and the Undersecretary for the Ministry of Internal Affairs Antonio D’Ali. Representing the company were the Vice President of the Ferrari and Maserati Group, and son of the founder, Piero Ferrari, along with museum curator Junichi Shioda.
The exhibition, the work of Architect Sturchio will be open until 14th July and will feature amongst other things, as one of the Tokyo events marking the holding of the soccer World Cup and as part of the major Italian programme which has been running in Japan since last year. Cooperating with Ferrari and Maserati on this event, is J-Phone, which represents the Vodafone brand in Japan.
Over ten thousand visitors at the Tokyo ‘Artedinamica’
Maranello, 6th May 2002 – Just one week after the opening of the “Artedinamica, Ferrari and Maserati” exhibition at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, the number of visitors has already exceeded the ten thousand mark. This is an absolute record attendance for the prestigious Japanese cultural centre. Visitors have been able to admire not only some of the most significant cars from the past of both marques, but also the unveiling of two new models; the first time in the history of the automobile that this type of presentation has taken place in a museum of art, rather than at a car show. One of these vehicles in question is the new road going grandturismo limited edition model from Ferrari. It is a successor to the F40 and F50 and for the moment, is known by the codename F140 or FX.
‘Podio Ferrari’ awards ceremony with the unveiling of the ‘FX’ production name
Maranello, June 25th, 2002 – The 2002 edition of the ‘Podio Ferrari’ awards ceremony, the annual event dedicated to Ferrari and Maserati technical partners, was held today in the new Formula 1 Logistics Centre at the Fiorano track.
The 2002 ‘President’s Award’ (‘Premio del Presidente’) and the ‘Ferrari Innovation Award’ were given to German firms Bosch and BBS, respectively. The newly established ‘Ferrari Technology Award’ was presented ex aequo to US firm TRW and Italian Centro Ricerche Fiat (Fiat’s Research Centre).
The guest of honour for 2002 was the CEO of the Italian financial institution UniCredito, Alessandro Profumo, who spoke during the second part of the ceremony on the importance of bank and company partnerships; the press was present. President Montezemolo then gave his thoughts on the meeting of Ferrari-Maserati and their technical partners: ‘In this season of great success on the track, on the world markets and with new challenges ahead, the contributions of our invaluable technical partners are even more significant.’
Additionally, technical partners at the ceremony were presented a preview of the ‘Enzo Ferrari’, the new model that until today was known as the ‘FX’. This vehicle synthesises the highest level of technology and performance now available to Ferrari clients for road use. The decision to designate this car after founder Enzo Ferrari comes during a period of great achievement for the Company and is a tribute to his enduring vision: the synergy between racing and exclusive, technologically advanced road car production.
The result is an entirely new car that exploits Ferrari’s world-beating F1 experience to achieve the utmost performance. The 5,998 cm3 V12 engine produces over 650Hp, allowing for a top speed in excess of 350Km/h. The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ will be officially presented at the Paris International Auto Show from September 28th to October 13th; production will be limited to 349 units.
Two new images and the logo of the ‘Enzo Ferrari’, together with two pictures of the ceremony, are available for the media at www.media.ferrari.com.
Montezemolo launches International Media test drive of the ‘Enzo Ferrari’
Maranello, 23rd July 2002 – Yesterday at Fiorano, in the presence of around a hundred journalists and photographers, Ferrari Maserati Group President, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo launched International Media test drive of the ‘Enzo Ferrari,’ the latest car from the Maranello marque. It is due to be launched officially at the Paris International Motor Show in September.
‘I am very happy that the drive test of the ‘Enzo Ferrari’ has started on the day following Schumacher’s taking of the Drivers’ title,’ said Montezemolo. ‘This is actually a car with historical significance for our Company, not just because it carries the name of the creator of the Ferrari legend, but also because of all it represents in terms of innovation, of the styling entrusted to Pininfarina, in terms of the materials used and in its performance. But of all, because it represents a very close collaboration between the Gestione Industriale and the Gestione Sportiva.’
‘Formula 1 know-how and technology were the key to creating the entire car, both in terms of chassis and engine and aerodynamics and electronics,’ explained Amedeo Felisa. ‘The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ can reach a top speed of around 350 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.65s. The 12 cylinder 5998 cc engine, puts out 660 horsepower at 7800 rpm. The aerodynamic downforce generates 775 kilos at 300 km/h but is also effective at more useable speeds (334 kg at 200 km/h.’)
The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ is the result of exemplary integration between the two different areas of this company, in a perfect spirit of collaboration which is an integral part of Ferrari,’ continued Jean Todt. ‘Michael Schumacher has completed a high mileage at the wheel of the ‘Enzo’ to test it and assess its performance. His contribution played an important part in the development of the car.’ Also present in the presentation room at the Fiorano circuit where the press drives will take place, were representatives of those companies who have been technical partners on the Enzo project: Bridgestone who produced tyres specifically developed for the ‘Enzo Ferrari,’ Brembo who produced the F1-type carbon-ceramic discs; Magneti-Marelli, who helped produce the car’s F1-type gear change and OMR, the makers of the light alloy pedal box, fully adjustable to suit the driver. Ferrari is a company with two sides: the one which builds dream road cars and the other which wins on race tracks around the world, contributing to the Prancing Horse legend.
‘When today’s date was set for the press launch of the ‘Enzo Ferrari,’ no one could have known that it would turn out to be the day after Michael was crowned World Champion with six races still to go,’ underlined Montezemolo. ‘At the start of the Formula 1 season, I said to myself that we would have to do our best, even it seemed difficult to do better than in 2001. We did just that and thanks to a driver like Michael, the best Ferrari driver of all time, we have made history. The last millennium closed under the sign of Ferrari when we took the Constructors’ title in 1999. By winning two consecutive World Championships, both Constructors’ and Drivers in 2000 and 2001 and with this victory in the 2002 Driver’s, the new millennium has started and continues under the Ferrari sign.’
Ferrari at the ‘Mondial de l’Automobile 2002’ in Paris
Paris, 26th September 2002 – Ferrari is enjoying one of the most successful periods in its history, both in terms of racing and commercial achievements.
At the ‘Mondial de l’Automobile 2002’ in Paris, the company is launching the new Enzo Ferrari, an exceptional car that encapsulates the company’s experience of winning four World Championships in the last four seasons and all the latest technology offered by Maranello.
Having won the Constructor’s Title and the third consecutive Driver’s championship with Michael Schumacher, Ferrari is closing this racing season with flying colours. Motor racing has always been a high level laboratory for developing road going GT cars and such an excellent technological performance record has provided particular benefits to the company.
The Ferrari chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, has symbolically chosen the name of the founder, Enzo Ferrari, for this new model to mark Ferrari’s unprecedented sporting and commercial successes.
Even though production is limited to 4000 vehicles a year Ferrari receives more orders than can be satisfied by production. This ensures that the company’s clientèle are certain of acquiring exclusivity as well as exceptional technology and styling whenever they buy a car carrying the Prancing Horse emblem.
As far as the financial results of 2001 are concerned, the group’s turnover has seen growth of 18.5 per cent over 2000 of around 1,058 million Euro. The operating result has been positive at 62 million Euro (up by 36% compared to the previous financial year) with an impact that went from 5,1% in 2000 to 5,9%.
The net profit of the financial year showed very strong growth at 47 million Euro compared with 6.6 million Euro in 2000.
The self financing of 135.8 million Euro, an increase over 2000 of around 57.2 million Euro, has allowed for the complete financing of the development programme of products, client services and production processes. This contributed to the end of year net financial position of 172 million Euro ( up by 31.4% compared to the previous financial year).
The tangible and intangible resources destined for Investment, Research and Development totalled 225.3 million Euro representing a significant rise compared to 127.5 million Euro of the previous financial year ( an increase of 76.7%).
The data in the table below shows a constant growth in terms of turnover and deliveries to end clients over the last ten years.
Turnover (in millions of Euro)
(* = Ferrari and Maserati)
Ferrari and Maserati sales to end clients
The initial results for the first part of 2002 confirm a positive trend both for Ferrari and Maserati. The Group’s turnover for the January to July period was around 587 million Euro, a 9.5% increase over the same period in 2001 (536 million Euro). Deliveries of Ferraris and Maseratis to customers in the first six months of 2002 amounted to 4,389 units, a seven per cent increase over the first semester of 2001 (4099 units).
This year has also been marked by intense industrial development for the Group with production starting in the ‘Nuova Meccanica’ structures. The completion of the industrial restructuring plan will make the Ferrari-Maserati group the most advanced car manufacturer in the world in terms of work environment quality, environmental care and technological innovation.
Today, Ferrari thrives on two strong points: its technology and its personnel. Technology means the constant search for new goals thanks to the contribution of the highly advanced Formula 1 research laboratory. This enables the company to design and manufacture not only models like the Enzo Ferrari but also enormously successful cars such as the 360 Modena, 456M and 575M Maranello.
At Ferrari, technology is a marriage of leading edge technological equipment – often specifically made for the company’s requirements – and solutions based on craftsmanship that has been evolved to the highest global standards. The development of design and production processes is a fundamental accompaniment to technology and results. All this is an intrinsic part of Ferrari’s success today and for tomorrow.
Combined with technology, Ferrari’s main concern today is industrial ecology: the quality of the working environment both inside and outside the plant. The key elements are light, greenery, carefully designed, pleasant areas, clean and focussed aesthetics, technical clarity, limited noise levels and the highest level of air conditioning equipment to ensure air quality.
These values are coupled to a welcome inspired by the Italian quality of life that is extended to all collaborators. At Ferrari, the working environment is equipped with every possible comfort, far above any conventional standard – just like the interiors of every car that leaves the Maranello plant.
The Company’s dedication to providing a new type of service for clients and enthusiasts through our Internet activitiesis confirmed by the Ferrari and Maserati websites and an Owner’s Site that is specifically dedicated to Ferrari clients. They join our other much-appreciated services such as technical assistance, finance and insurance.
The ‘Ferrari Driver’ sports driving coursesare followed by an ever-increasing number of clients from all over the world. A series of new agreements and products, managed by the Licensing and Merchandising Management as well as the recent opening of the first Ferrari Shopat Bologna airport alongside the larger Maranello Ferrari Store , complete the picture of a Group that sets excellence as its mission in all its activities.
World Exclusive: The Enzo Ferrari
Ferrari regularly produces a model that represents a synthesis of its technological knowledge and its sporting experience.
The Ferrari 250 LM was the first of this type of models in 1963. It was conceived by the founder especially for the owner-driver and was deliberately designed for racing. In recent years the GTO (1984), the F40 (1987) and for Ferrari’s fiftieth anniversary the F50 (1995) have been the significant milestones in this journey. Each of these limited edition cars had a specific technological message that enriched the performance of the model. Today, Luca di Montezemolo presents the Enzo Ferrari which marries four consecutive years of supremacy in the Constructor’s World Championship to the technical input and fine adjustment sensitivity of the World Champion Michael Schumacher.
Calling upon this wealth of knowledge, the aim was to develop a car as an integrated system aimed at achieving extreme performance. A system where even driver performance limits could be improved through a Formula 1 man/machine interface. The new Enzo required a special and in-depth technical collaboration with Brembo, Bridgestone, Magneti Marelli and OMR.
Brembo has been constantly developing its braking systems for Ferrari for many years. Brembo production and design capacities are demonstrated by the Brembo CCM discs made of composite ceramic material used on the new Enzo. They are exceptionally light (providing a 30% saving in weight over similar cast iron units), they provide excellent braking efficiency in all conditions and practically never wear.
The Bridgestone Corporation is a valued Ferrari supplier, providing sporting and technical know-how for its F1 tyres. For the new Enzo Ferrari, Bridgestone has specifically developed the Potenza RE050 Scuderia. A high performance tyre able to reach speeds of over 350 Km/h (218 mph), whilst maintaining road-holding limits and previously unknown driving precision.
Magneti Marelli is the leader in the production of automated manual transmission systems. A successful Formula 1 collaboration has been augmented with a partnership, established in the mid nineties to develop the electro-hydraulic gear change on the F355 Berlinetta F1. The F1 gear change concept today extends to all new Ferrari and Maserati cars. The development of the F1 gear change for the Enzo represented a most fascinating challenge, due to its closeness to the perennial challenge faced by the F1 single seater.
OMR (Officine Meccaniche Rezzatesi), has developed an exclusive pedal platform for the ‘Enzo Ferrari’. It features aluminium accelerator and brake pedals and has been designed to be adjustable in sixteen different positions to achieve the best driving performance and ergonomics.
The collaboration of other partners that have joined the special suppliers group involved in the project has been fundamental: BBS, Poggipolini, PPG, Scam, SKF, Sparco, TRW and Veca.
Ferrari 575M Maranello
The key elements of the new 575M Maranello can be neatly summed up in the model name. It’s new code number, 575, refers to its increased engine capacity from 5500 cc to around 5750 cc, which has resulted in increased power and torque values.
The letter ‘M’ stands for ‘Modified’ underlining the fact that every area of the model’s performance has been worked upon to optimise its excellence. Apart from the engine, the 575M introduces the F1-type gear change: the first time this has been used on a road going 12 cylinder Ferrari.
In terms of styling, it was decided to retain the balance and sober looks of the 550, which helped to give it the status of an ‘instant classic’. The principal modifications were limited to those required by the technical changes: in particular a different shape and size for the air intakes in the new front end of the car and a new treatment for the front spoiler. Finally, the light clusters have been redesigned to produce a new aesthetic look with xenon technology and headlamp washers. The wheels are also a new design. On the aerodynamic front, the final optimisation has improved efficiency, while every detail of the floor has been designed to generate downforce while reducing drag.
The objectives for the new V12 engine of the 575M Maranello were to improve both the power curve and the torque. It now has a new maximum power output of 515 hp (379 kW) at 7250 rpm and a maximum torque of 60 kgm at 5250 rpm (588,6 Nm) with an increase in mid-range torque of 1,5 kgm between 1000 and 4000 rpm when compared to the previous engine fitted to the 550 Maranello. The declared performances are of a maximum speed of 325Km/h (203 mph) and a 0 to 100Km/h acceleration of 4.2 seconds.
The transmission on the new 575M Maranello is also fitted with the electro-hydraulic “F1” control unit mounted at the rear of the car, which minimises response time and ensures a favourable operating temperature. The driver can choose between two main gear change strategies: a more sporting gear change (Sport) and one for comfort, both of which are coordinated with the suspension shock absorbers control.
Along with the manual F1 change, which Ferrari has produced as the primary use of the electro-actuated transmission, there are two further options which can be selected: automatic and low grip.
One of the factors which has the biggest impact on the car’s road-holding is the new adaptive set-up, based on a system of independently controlled damping at all four corners of the car. The system selects the ideal ride height for any condition, with two choices: Sport, which is selected for a more sporty ride, improving traction: Comfort, which gives a more comfortable ride, absorbing road bumps. The Fiorano set-up with 19-inch rims is available for super performance requirements whilst the suspension management control unit is available with specific requirements.
The braking has also been modified to cope with the increased performance of the vehicle. Furthermore, a new tyre, available as an option, has now been produced in a 19-inch size, which is suitable for more extreme performance with improved lateral and longitudinal grip. The 575M Maranello is also fitted with tyre pressure sensors, which mean that tyre pressures can be checked while the car is on the move.
The interior of the 575M Maranello has been extensively revised, in order to make it more sporty and functional. In keeping with the car’s increased performance, the aim has been to improve the efficiency of how the driver controls the car. All the dials have been grouped together in one single panel in front of the driver, with the rev counter in the centre.
The 575M Maranello can also be specified to the customer’s requirements by Carrozzeria Scaglietti personalised programme. This allows them to chose their own styling, equipment and alter the functionality of the vehicle to suit their personal taste, with racing and track options, exterior changes and colours, the treatment of the interior and choice of materials and equipment.
Ferrari 456M Two tone Scaglietti
The Paris Motor Show sees Ferrari exhibiting a special two-tone 456M GT. This car demonstrates the product improvements introduced since April 2002 as standard equipment on the 456M GT/GTA and the new ‘Carrozzeria Scaglietti’ personalised programme features.
Among the highlights of the new features are perforated disc brakes which contribute to the sporting feel of the 456M and the new two tone black-grey external paintwork designed and produced in collaboration with Pininfarina and available upon request by customers.
The standard interior features new instrument designs and many changes to the upholstery, such as new coverings for the steering wheel, door panels and compartment and an improved Hi-Fi system. An optional satellite navigational system completes the features of this exhibition model.
360 Modena Coupé
The 360 Modena introduced a new direction to Ferrari and today it is still the best selling model in the range. Created without any design restrictions, the 360 has a previously unseen line and technologically innovative features that anticipate future trends such as being built entirely in aluminium.
The result is a very light vehicle with an extremely strong chassis. These features may appear to be contrasting but they are combined on the 360 Modena thanks to technically innovative construction. Chassis, body shell and suspension are all made from weight-saving aluminium and the result is the best overall performance and handling ever achieved in a mid-engined Ferrari, along with levels of comfort as yet unmatched.
The main technical features are:
3.586cc V8 engine
360 Modena Spider
The 360 Spider is Ferrari’s 20th road-going convertible and is a record breaker in two ways. Without doubt, it is the best spider Maranello has ever produced in terms of engineering, looks and performance and it is the most technologically advanced convertible available today.
Despite the car’s mid-mounted V8 engine, with five valves per cylinder and 400 hp, Ferrari’s engineers have found a way of creating a hood that automatically folds away completely, thus ensuring the aesthetic purity of the car. The two fairings in the bodywork to the rear of the seats, which evoke memories of classic sports cars, are matched by the two roll bars that add the final touch to providing maximum safety for the driver and passenger.
Ferrari in France
France is one of Ferrari’s oldest markets. The 197 deliveries to customers in 2001 – nearly five per cent of Ferrari’s production – were made up of 78 per cent 8-cylinder models and 22 per cent 12 cylinder engines.
Charles Pozzi, the French import company, was founded by the well-known ex racing driver in the 1930s and the company has maintained the original passion and close ties with racing ever since. The company’s French clients are united in a sense of belonging to the Ferrari trademark rarely found elsewhere.
The Paris headquarters are supported by a distribution network of 16 dealers. The Lyon branch, where part of the import operation has been transferred (spare parts and after sales management), has been active since the beginning of the nineties.
Montezemolo officially unveils the Enzo Ferrari at the Paris Motor Show
Paris, 26th September ‘ President of the Ferrari Maserati Group, Luca di Montezemolo today officially unveiled the ‘Enzo Ferrari’ at the ‘Mondial de l’Automobile 2002’ in Paris. ‘The Enzo is a historic car for Ferrari for many and various reasons. Therefore we had to chose a name with a strong symbolic significance and that was the name of the Company founder,’ said Montezemolo. ‘With an F1 gearbox, a 5998 cc V12 engine, carbon and composite materials, the Enzo, of which 399 will be built, is the perfect synthesis of four consecutive Formula 1 Championships in the last four years. This is because it is the race track itself which has been the source of the highest level of technology characterising a unique car which is absolutely innovative and represents the quintessence of Ferrari past and present and looks to the Ferrari of the future.’ Also present along with Montezemolo was the Managing Director of Ferrari Granturismo Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari Vice-President Piero Ferrari and the designer of the Enzo, Sergio Pininfarina, along with representatives of companies which have collaborated with Ferrari on the Enzo project.
‘I wish to thank everyone at Ferrari for this project, with special thanks to our partners, represented here by the Brembo Vice-President Eraldo Bianchissi, the Vice-President of Bridgestonr Corp. and Public Relations Ken Kitakawi and the Chairman of Magneti Marelli, Domenico Bordone and the President of OMR Marco Bonometti. The cooperation of these companies which are leaders in their field has brought a great deal of additional value to the Enzo project,’ continued President Montezemolo. ‘I would also like to thank the MD of the Gestione Granturismo, Amedeo Felisa and Michael Schumacher, who played a key role in the development of the car and who unfortunately cannot be with us today as he is in Indianapolis for the forthcoming USA Grand Prix.
Our founder, Enzo Ferrari always wanted to see a racing influence extend to the design of the road cars. Therefore, I am particularly happy to present a car bearing the name Enzo Ferrari in the presence of Piero Ferrari and his young grandchild”- said Montezemolo – ‘In sport as in life, winning is difficult but it is even harder to keep on doing it. Passion, innovation technology and the desire to excite; these are the reasons behind Ferrari’s success.’
The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ awarded ‘Best in Show’ by AutoWeek
04.10.2002: The ‘Enzo Ferrari’ awarded ‘Best in Show’ by AutoWeek Maranello, 2nd October ‘ The Enzo Ferrari unveiled at the Paris Motor Show has won the ‘Best in Show’ award, one of the ‘Editor’s Choice Awards’ by the American magazine ‘AutoWeek.’
Ferrari scoop double prize from the German magazine `Auto Motor und Sport
Maranello, 5th February 2003 – A twin honour for the grand-touring Ferrari today in Stuttgart in a ceremony to mark the `best cars of 2003}. The awards were bestowed by the German auto magazine `Auto Motor und Sport}.
Among the import vehicles, the Enzo Ferrari won first prize in the sports category while the 360 Spider was judged the overall best cabriolet.
The final verdicts were the result of votes cast by 110,000 readers, as well as those of 50,000 visitors to the on-line version of the magazine, which in the past has crowned both the 360 Modena and the 550 Maranello.
The prizes for 2003 were awarded to Gianluca Pazzaglini, Director of Ferrari Germany, by Bernd Ostmann, Managing Director of the magazine. Present at the function were the top managers of the most high-ranking German and international car producers.
‘Quattroroute’ honour the ‘Enzo’ and the Scuderia Ferrari
Maranello, 22 February 2003 – ‘Quattroroute’ magazine yesterday announced the winners of the `most-fancied car of 2003}, based on the votes of 220,000 readers.
Among the prizewinners in the different categories, the ‘Enzo Ferrari’ was enthusiastically praised by the sportscar followers, while the special prize awarded to the automobile company that performed outstandingly in 2002 went to Ferrari for last year}s successes.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Milan on 27 February during the ‘Design as the key to success’ meeting.