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We invite you to a virtual tour of the Ferrari factory in Maranello, the Italian city where dreams motorists all over the world are becoming a reality. You will also learn the history of this legendary car brand.

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Ferrari's history began in Modena, February 18, 1898. That day was born of its founder - Enzo Ferrari. Little Enzo as a child dreamed of becoming a star of the opera, but his dreams did not come true.

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After the service in the Italian artillery pieces, Enzo decided to make a career in a completely different field.

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In 1918, Enzo Ferrari took a job in Turin as a test pilot (test driver). Later he went to work for another company in Milan, which was a rally driver and a test at the same time. The transition was a very important step in the career of Enzo, racing debut of which took place in 1919 at the "Parma Berceto".

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In 1920, Enzo moved to Alfa Romeo, which connected his life for the next 20 years. At first he was a test pilot, then rally driver, then as an assistant in the sales department to the point until the racing team headed by Alfa Romeo, which was led until 1939.

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At the time, the most important area for the company was the organization of the rally (racing), it was then that motorsport began to gain popularity. In 1933, the racing department was established in Alfa Romeo, and in 1938 the company decides to participate in a car race and creates a racing team.

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But the Enzo desire to create something of their own was so great that he is leaving the Alfa Romeo and founded his own company "Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari".

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The death of Enzo Alfa Romeo denies possibility of creating a model of the car under his own name for four years.

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Therefore, the company "Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari" creates an 8-cylinder, Spider, calls him 815, and participates in the race "A thousand miles" in 1940.

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During the Second World War, in 1943, the company "Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari" moved to Maranello. During the bombing of the building was destroyed and rebuilt in 1946.

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That's when the firm changes its name to the Ferrari, the logo becomes a rearing stallion and Enzo starts to design and create their first "Ferrari".

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May 11, 1947, the first new car to debut Ferrari 125 Sport with a 12-cylinder engine capacity of 1500 cm3. Two weeks later, this model Ferrari achieved its first victory in the "Grand Premio" in Rome. In September of the same year at the auto show in Turin company Ferrari presents its first model: a small four-seater limousine and Barchetta.

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1948 - the year of the first major successes Ferrari: excellent results during the race and winning the "Targa Florio".

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In 1950, the Ferrari team for the first time taking part in the race, "Formula 1" and takes part in them without interruption to the present day.

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the Ferrari cars were great drivers such as Clay Regazzoni, Gilles Villeneuve and Niki Lauda.

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In 1960, Ferrari was the co-owner of the company "FIAT", which is its main shareholder since 1988

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Under the guidance of Enzo (1947-1988), Ferrari has won nearly 5,000 races all over the world.

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Ferrari is the most successful in the history of racing, "Formula 1" becoming a world champion 15 times.

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Enzo Ferrari died on August 14, 1988 at the age of 90 in Modena - in the city where he was born. He became a legend in Italy, especially in his hometown, where did your favorite cars. Ferrari racers repeatedly said that he loves his car more than them.

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In Modena portraits of Enzo Ferrari can be found everywhere: in drugstores, laundries, garages. Municipal Park bears his name.

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Enzo Ferrari could not hide his contempt for the people who collected his car as trophies or treat them as an investment. Enzo used to say, "Ferrari built for racing, not to stand in the garage."

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The company has become a Ferrari automotive legend, without spending a dime on advertising. Fans of this car is admired by his appearance, even under the hood. Every year the company produces about 3,000 cars. It is still incredibly fast cars - speeds up to 350 km / h, and, still, terribly expensive. About their cars Enzo Ferrari said: "Ferrari car as the beautiful woman before you get it, it must be willed."

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For the record: in the spring of 2013 the average wage per employee Ferrari, but there are only about three thousand, was 8,500 euros. As the head of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo: "I have always said that we need the best people to produce the best cars in the world."