The first Ferrari hit the road 70 years ago this week

Seventy years ago this week, the first Ferrari hit the streets of Maranello, Italy for a test drive. It was the 12-cylinder 125 S, the first to bear the name of Enzo Ferrari, and, naturally, the company wants to celebrate.

Along with a video re-creating the first time the 125 S rolled out of Ferrari’s modest garage, the company has published a website commemorating major achievements from Ferrari’s last 70 years — everything from Formula One wins and championships to the release of iconic vehicles like the 250 GTO, the F40, and the Enzo.

The video also links the 125 S to Ferrari’s latest V12 creation: the hybrid LaFerrari Aperta convertible hypercar, which the company says it created to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari’s founding.


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