Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy.
Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street legal vehicles in 1947 as Ferrari S.p.A.
After years of financial struggles, Enzo Ferrari sold the company's sports car division to the Fiat group in 1969 to ensure continued financial backing.
Enzo Ferrari retained control of the racing division until his death in 1988 at the age of 90. Earlier that year, he had overseen the launch of the Ferrari F40; the last new Ferrari to be launched before his death, and arguably one of the most famous super cars ever made.