Enzo Ferrari

Italian Race driver and Founder of Ferrari

Enzo's Career

Enzo Ferrari made a factory and founded his first car called Ferrari 125 S powered by a 1.5L V12 in 1947. He won several races and awards. Today, there are over 3,000 workers working for the company and the company is worth over 7.3 billion dollars.

  • Born: February 18, 1898
  • In 1908, Enzo's dad took him to go see a race and that is when his passion for racing started.
  • He serves in WWI in 1917 as 3rd Alpine Artillery Division.
  • In 1918 he gets a job as a test driver at Turin.
  • Starts as an Official Alfa Driver and wins several races.

Major Contributions

  • First Ferrari made in 1947
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1960
  • In 1969 Ferrari signs an agreement with Fiat giving them 50% stakes in the company shares
  • 1971-1972 Enzo makes a circuit called Fiorano
  • The last car build by him was the F40 in 1987

Current status

  • Enzo Ferrari passed away on August 14, 1988
  • Enzo's company Ferrari is still well known for their Italian luxury sports car.
  • Ferrari's cost on average $188,000-$400,000 per car.