Ferrari Celebrates 70 Years With New Liveries – We Pick Out The Best
Ferrari turns 70 next year, and although the Italian brand has already celebrated with the unveiling of its jaw-dropping LaFerrari Aperta convertible hypercar, somebody at Maranello decided a little more showing off was required.
Now, like a 44-year-old accountant who wears a brightly coloured tie to show that he’s still ‘interesting’, Ferrari has shown its wacky side by producing 70 special liveries.
Each celebrates a notable car from the company’s past, and each will be applied to one GTC4 Lusso, one 488GTB, one 488 Spider, one California T and one F12.
We’ve picked out seven of our favourites.
Celebrating Sir Stirling Moss’s 250 GT Berlinetta, in which the legendary British driver won the 1961 Goodwood Tourist Trophy, this colour scheme mimics the blue-and-white colour scheme of Moss’s car and features his number on the doors.
John Surtees, the only man to have won world championships on both two and four wheels, drove his Ferrari 158 F1 to Grand Prix victory in 1964. This white-and-blue paint job matches that of the American NART team, for whom Surtees was driving.
The Green Jewel
A throwback to the 1965 365 P2, which was driven by David Piper and finished in the traditional British racing colour of green. The 4.4-litre car won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966, when it also won the Trophee d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand.
Ferrari’s long-nosed 365 GTB4 is among its most famous cars, although most people know it as the Daytona – a name coined after the manufacturer finished first, second and third at the Daytona 24-hour race in 1967. This paint scheme matches the iconic blue offered with that car.
This red-and-white colour scheme is a nod to the 1975 312 T F1 car that not only helped famous Austrian driver Niki Lauda clinch the world title, but also landed the 1975 constructors’ championship after Lauda’s team-mate, Clay Regazzoni, won the Italian Grand Prix.
The Magnum PI
We all know about Tom Selleck’s portrayal of Magnum PI in the eponymous TV series, and one of the key reasons for that is the classic Ferrari 308 GTS he drove. That car’s red exterior and camel leather interior has been replicated for the 70th-anniversary special-edition cars.
The 430 Challenge Stradale (CS, for short) boasted a timeless Italian racing colour scheme, with the famous scarlet bodywork topped off by a white racing strip featuring the colours of the Italian flag. That classic livery has been copied on to the 488 GTB in this image.
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