Ferrari Wishes Italy Happy Birthday

Today is a very special day if you are Italian, or if you like things like pasta, pizza, fine wine and especially Ferrari. The country is celebrating 150 years of existence, so the Prancing Horse has done a little something special to show how proud it is to be an Italian brand.

Ferrari has modified its home page with the addition of a special image that features three cars painted in the colors of the Italian flag - a green FF, a white 458 and this year’s F1 race car, obviously in red.

We expect this motoring version of the flag to become very popular as a desktop or even as a wallpaper, if Ferrari ever makes one. Furthermore the window display in the forty Ferrari Stores scattered around the world are decked out in the same colours of the flag.

“Representing Italy on the race tracks and the car markets around the world is a reason for all the men and women who work at Ferrari to feel proud,” said President Luca di Montezemolo. “We chose to dedicate the name of our Formula 1 car, the 150° Italia to this anniversary and this makes all of us feel even more motivated as we go about our daily work. We hope that everyone in our country is living through today in the same spirit.”

We can’t really take anything away from the stunning 458 Italia looks-wise, but 2011 promises to be the year of the FF shooting brake, four-wheel drive V12 monster. “The revolutionary Ferrari FF offers a completely new take on the sporting Grand Tourer theme. It is not only the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive, but, more significantly, a model that hails a major break with the past, effortlessly melding extreme sports car performance with the versatility and usability of a genuine GT and boasting an extremely innovative design,” the Maranello carmaker says.
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