After the firts day for spotting, we attacked on Thursday by a visit from the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, reason our coming. The exhibition "Genius and Secrets" presents a series of more or less exclusive newer models. Beyond that, other exhibitions and other models of all types are also exposed.
The last time we came, the place was still under construction, we can finally discover this beautiful open space in front of the museum. F1 plug in the tubes is still there, as are the models in the back garden.
To play it safe, from the opening, I rush to the exhibition hall that interests me. I do panoramic. The stage is set, you can imagine. Relativize the fact that it is only models. None of them is able to run, but the mechanical equipping the real cars are known. What interests me is the unique style. I have always attached great importance to the body and it allows me to see them up close, even if we can not go around or climb on the steps of the decor.
In more detail, we have a model of style with two study of the LaFerrari, the F12 TRS (two copies), the Sergio in final version (six copies), a final LaFerrari, a F60 America (ten copies), SP America (One-Off) and SP12EC (one-off).
But that is not all! Faced with these, there are two versions of the new base of the XX program: The FXX-K. The first copy is a development mule does not have the final form, and the second is a model to the final shape without mechanical! But I waited impatiently to discover this new monster, and I'm not disappointed. Deeply the track!
Besides, I'll start with it, the one that reveals its dress with the number 10, the age of the XX program. The similarity with the LaFerrari, is roughly equivalent to that of the FXX and Enzo. The aerodynamic appendages make it even more aggressive and dynamic than its cousin road. I love. We are in the extreme, that Ferrari does best.
The details are not lacking, but I photographed a lot before the arrival of visitors and I have not taken the time to look afterwards. So all is not necessarily apparent in the pictures.
I have not stopped long on the mule, visually not very interesting. I would have preferred to hear it run on Fiorano!
Continue with the style model of the double-sided LaFerrari,. We had already seen during our last trip.
As this final version, badged the internal style center.
F12 TRS was unveiled for Cavalcades 2014. This is a tray based on the F12. We find a grille opening near a LF, just a little less pointed. But its biggest feature is its net cut glazing, such as Rossa concept in 2000. I like the principle of barquetta missing over time due primarily safety standards.
Along the same lines, I loved the Sergio Pininfarina presented to Genève, with its windscreen. Unfortunately, a windshield just break the original design for a limited edition. Other details were also adjusted to make the concept approvable.
The F60 America was unveiled at the ceremony of the 60th anniversary of Ferrari in America. The ten copies will be provided for all collectors of the new continent and bear the crest NART. It's still a roofless model.
The last two are them coupé. SP America does not have work also deepens the others. We only see a different dress from a F12.
And finally, the SP12EC for Eric Clapton, which has already taken possession is a revival of 512BB based on 458. The idea of going back position V12 was too complicated so it took be content with the V8. The rendering is not bad with the two-tone.
This exhibition has allowed us to see models that are or will mostly very far from us. I hope to still be able to actually cross the road. In 2017 for example?
In the next room are two other fairly old models. The first is a Giugiaro concept: GG50 celebrating fifty years of the designer.
The other is a double-sided study for the 360 Modena model. We must therefore imagine being about twenty years ago.
Four models of the famous series of 250 were exposed. 250LM (Stradale), 250 GTO, 250 GT SWB 250 GT Tour de France.
We have already had the pleasure of seeing this 250 LM at our last come.
As for the GTO of Mr Wang, we know well but are very surprised of its state! It was shiny and well cared for although the owner did not remove the patina.
It really shines!
A 250 GT SWB or Passo Corto in competizione version (without bumpers).
And tdf. We have not done a lot of photos here because the lighting is really bad and the audience laughs completely to ruin a photo to make a selfie.
An F40 LM, with the name of Jacques Laffite, we can not help but think of the famous video where he was driving with on the circuit of Mas du Clos.
Before the FF, Ferrari had already experimented with four-wheel drive 408 that never emerged. Today we are shown the technology studied in the 80s.
The Museo is made to be visited, the cars are available and it is a treat. But for the photos, the lighting is not the only problem. This beautiful MM 166 is placed on a platform barely wider than it.
To reach the room of the exhibition shown previously, I crossed quickly museum. I take against the current to return to the entrance and take pictures when the public is no more. This Daytona prototype was seen at the Villa d'Este in 2012. Beautiful setting.
Other models (still scale models) are exposed as the 550 Barchetta and 599 SA Aperta.
The Museo keeps a large space for competition. We find the Sigma, for the same spot in 2012 and discover a Fioravanti concept on the future of Formula 1: LF1.
This S 512 came from Hong Kong to be restored.
The party continues with single-seater and this car view at Rétromobile a few months ago: the Ferrari 312 B3 "Spazzaneve" (Snow shovel)
The Typo 637 Formula Kart / Indy was developed in order to show that Ferrari could leave Formula 1 to go running in other championships if the rules were not evolving in the right direction.
166 F2 1948
555 F1 1955
312 B2 1971
126 CK 1981
F150° Italia 2011
248 F1 2006
And to finish our visit, return on decoration. First the wall with the badges of the most legendary models. The evolution through three steering wheels of the formula 1. Two historical symbols: the Nardi steering wheel with wooden rim and gearbox grid H. In response, a new generation turbo engine and a giant ... Gameboy!
Last leg of our trip before going up on the banks of Lake Como, the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena.