In 1932 the Ferrari shield appeared for the first time on the Alfa Romeo cars being raced at the Grand Prix of Spa under the Scuderia race team. The prancing horse was derived from the fuselage of a fighter plane piloted by Francesco Baracca during the First World War. During a meeting with the heroic pilot’s parents, the countess Paulina Baracca told Enzo Ferrari, “Ferrari, put my son’s prancing horse on your cars. It will bring you good luck.” He complied, adding the canary-yellow background symbolizing the color of Modena, Enzo’s birthplace, and the letters S and F, denoting Scuderia Ferrari. In 1947, the first production car produced at Maranello under the Ferrari brand was the 125S. While deeply rooted in Scuderia Ferrari’s race heritage, it received a rectangular badge with the prancing horse still over canary yellow, but now with the Italian flag at the top and the letters S and F replaced by the word Ferrari.
The prancing horse instantly evokes the passion of the marque—each model is steeped with decades of motorsport history and technology, enthralling driving characteristics, the distinctive concerto of Ferrari’s high-revving engines, and emotive Italian styling that is both edgy and elegant.
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