||This large-format, full-color hardcover features some 250 photographs along with text in English, German, French, Italian, and Chinese. It starts with a preface by Piero Ferrari, who observes that “more than anything else, a Ferrari is an artwork in motion, and a masterpiece of engineering as well.” Each copy we offer is autographed by the photographer, Gunther Raupp.
Starting in 1947, when Enzo Ferrari introduced the first car bearing his own name, The Ferrari Book captures the sweep and excitement of the company’s remarkable legacy at the track and on the road. The story is told in seven sections, with each one covering a single decade in Ferrari’s 65-year history. Key cars include the versatile 166 SC from 1948, the very first 250 GTO built in 1962, the classic three- liter F1 racers of the early 1960s, and a wealth of unique and valuable road cars, from the original 250 California Spider of 1958 through the all-new V8-powered California rolled out in 2012. The Ferrari Book is the ultimate visual tour through almost 70 years with the world’s most iconic carmaker.
As you browse through these pages, you will see magnificent shots of a very wide assortment of models, models that have left their mark on the history of the company and on the history of motor racing itself. Above all, though, you can relive the story of a great and long-standing passion.
Classic Ferrari at its best; precise in the portrayal and absolutely visually breathtaking. Günther Raupp has created the Ferrari Bible.
—Marcel Massini, Ferrari historian