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autoevolution's Ferrari Month

With a history spanning over 80 years, arguably the most loved sports car brand on the planet would have never become what it is today without the existence of a very special man. Known as “Il Commendatore” or as "Il Grande Vecchio" in his later years, Enzo Ferrari was one of a kind.

Born on 18 February 1898, Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari started out his automotive odyssey as a Fiat test-driver, was later promoted to a race car driver and soon jumped ship to Alfa Romeo's racing department. Following the birth of his son, Dino, Enzo retired from driving and switched to managing Alfa's racing division and founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929.

Ferrari as a carmaker has its origins in 1939, a little over 80 years ago, having been incorporated as Auto Avio Contruzioni. Enzo had no desire to ever make road cars, as he was infatuated with racing, but he was somewhat forced to do it so that his racing activities would continue without a hitch. That said, his dream has always revolved around motorsport activities, especially Formula 1, where the Scuderia has been present in almost 1000 races since the competition's inception in 1950, the longest stint of any F1 team.

Over the years, the man behind the Ferrari legend gave us some of the most coveted supercars in automotive history, and his legacy is unmatched by anyone in the history of motorsport or fast road cars. We hope that you will share the Ferrari dream with us during this special February, the month that graced the world with Enzo's birth.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Pistachio Ferrari 328 "Button Builds" Is Slammed on Rotiform Wheels
Pistachio Ferrari 328 "Button Builds" Is Slammed on Rotiform Wheels

29 Feb 2020, 20:45 UTC / We don't know what Ferrari thinks about these lowered supercars, but everybody seems to think 80s and 90s supercars are cool like that

 
Modernized Ferrari F50 Rendered, Looks Sharp
Modernized Ferrari F50 Rendered, Looks Sharp

29 Feb 2020, 14:00 UTC / Looking past the obvious bits of this rendering, the pixel portrait manages to highlight the fact that the styling of the Ferrari F50 has aged well

 
Ferrari 812 "Slammed Superfast" Shows Insane Wheel Fitment
Ferrari 812 "Slammed Superfast" Shows Insane Wheel Fitment

29 Feb 2020, 09:50 UTC / While the custom shoes of this Ferrari 812 Superfast are certainly real, we can't be 100 percent certain about the lowered nature of the V12 beast

 
Ferrari F8 Tributo Hits 160 KM/H Like It's Nothing
Ferrari F8 Tributo Hits 160 KM/H Like It's Nothing

28 Feb 2020, 21:59 UTC / If the Ferrari Utility Vehicle (FUV) has this engine and some of the go-fast tech, it's going to eat every SUV for breakfast

 
FIA "Forgives" Scuderia Ferrari Over 2019 Formula 1 Power Unit Suspicions
FIA "Forgives" Scuderia Ferrari Over 2019 Formula 1 Power Unit Suspicions

28 Feb 2020, 21:27 UTC / The power advantage Scuderia Ferrari had - and lost - in 2019 is kept under lock and key by the FIA and Maranello. Very secretive, alright!

 
Why Is the Mondial the Most Unloved and Cheapest Ferrari of Them All?
Why Is the Mondial the Most Unloved and Cheapest Ferrari of Them All?

28 Feb 2020, 14:08 UTC / The Ferrari Mondial may be the laughing stock of car aficionados, but it's actually quite fine. It's all a matter of perception at the end of the day

 
Get Schooled at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi With Coaster Lab
Get Schooled at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi With Coaster Lab

28 Feb 2020, 10:18 UTC / Ride and learn: new edutainment program is tailored for students and aims to get them interested in science by means of rollercoasters

 
Ferrari-Engined E30 BMW 3 Series Looks Crazy, Could've Happened
Ferrari-Engined E30 BMW 3 Series Looks Crazy, Could've Happened

28 Feb 2020, 09:54 UTC / While the owner of this E30 BMW 3 Series did drop a Ferrari motor into the engine bay, the latter actually ended up accommodating an E36 M3 motor

 
Brits to Race Ferrari 488 Challenge at Donington, Brands Hatch for 1st Time
Brits to Race Ferrari 488 Challenge at Donington, Brands Hatch for 1st Time

28 Feb 2020, 09:43 UTC / Ferrari extends the single make motorsport series it runs in the UK to include two iconic tracks, Donington Park and Brands Hatch

 
Over 250,000 Euros Were Spent Rebuilding This 1996 Ferrari F50
Over 250,000 Euros Were Spent Rebuilding This 1996 Ferrari F50

27 Feb 2020, 22:02 UTC / The 180th Ferrari F50 of 349 is probably "the best condition F50 in the world" following a serious overhaul of the exterior, interior, and mechanical bits

 
Ferrari Conciso: a One-Off You Probably Didn't Know About
Ferrari Conciso: a One-Off You Probably Didn't Know About

27 Feb 2020, 21:58 UTC / The Conciso is a one-off shown at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show. The owner got it really cheap at auction and brought it to Jay Leno

 
Jesus Is Watching This Pink Ferrari Testarossa
Jesus Is Watching This Pink Ferrari Testarossa

27 Feb 2020, 21:21 UTC / Back in 2015, you could get a Testarossa for about $50,000. Looking at these retro photos, we get why it's not four times that

 
Ferrari Purosangue SUV Rendered with Roma Design, Looks Athletic
Ferrari Purosangue SUV Rendered with Roma Design, Looks Athletic

27 Feb 2020, 15:49 UTC / Ladies and gentlemen drivers, you should know the pixel portrait we have here comes from independent Italian designer Davide Dessi

 
One-Owner Grigio Alloy Ferrari Enzo Is Resplendent, Looking For Second Owner
One-Owner Grigio Alloy Ferrari Enzo Is Resplendent, Looking For Second Owner

27 Feb 2020, 14:34 UTC / Grigio Alloy has been utilized for only two examples of the Enzo, making it one of the rarest exterior finishes of the special-edition supercar

 
Widebody Ferrari "White Horse" Rendering Looks Like a Toyota MR2 on Steroids
Widebody Ferrari "White Horse" Rendering Looks Like a Toyota MR2 on Steroids

27 Feb 2020, 11:59 UTC / The pixel play sitting before us has more to offer than it might appear, since, for instance, it highlights the relationship between rendering and builds

 
Here’s the 1970 Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo Concept-Car in Action
Here’s the 1970 Ferrari Pininfarina Modulo Concept-Car in Action

27 Feb 2020, 05:05 UTC / Owner James Glickenhaus takes the restored “UFO car” for a ride at the Cremona circuit in San Martino del Lago, Italy. Fifty years on, it’s still a beast

 
Unique Blue Ferrari F40 Has Loud Tubi Exhaust
Unique Blue Ferrari F40 Has Loud Tubi Exhaust

26 Feb 2020, 21:44 UTC / Purists will hate any F40 that isn't red, but this one used to be white and have a body kit before, so it's an improvement any way you look at it

 
This 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B Is Rarer Than Rubies
This 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B Is Rarer Than Rubies

26 Feb 2020, 18:21 UTC / The Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto Group B only numbers four examples of the breed, and this is one-of-three cars equipped with the hi-po V8 engine

 
Ferrari F40 Gets Ford GT Makeover Rendering, Mix Looks Stable
Ferrari F40 Gets Ford GT Makeover Rendering, Mix Looks Stable

26 Feb 2020, 13:28 UTC / The pixel portrait we have here shows us what could've happened in an alternate timeline that saw Ford purchasing Ferrari back in the 1960s

 
Ferrari "Silver Star" Rendered, Looks Like a Coachbuilt F12
Ferrari "Silver Star" Rendered, Looks Like a Coachbuilt F12

26 Feb 2020, 12:22 UTC / The pixel painting that now sits before us comes from independent design studio Ugur Sahin Design, with the F12 Berlinetta being used as a base