"Under the Skin" and "Infinite Red" in the new expanded exhibition spaces
Modena, 25 May 2017 - The Ferrari Museum of Maranello opened its new exhibition spaces and the two exhibitions "Under the Skin" and "Infinite Red", in the presence of President and CEO of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, Vice President Piero Ferrari, Director of the London Design Museum Deyan Sudjic and Mayor of Maranello Massimiliano Morini.
To cope with a growing public, the Museum's spaces have been extended by more than 600 square metres to a total of 4,100 square metres, creating a new wing that connects to the existing structure by means of a great continuous glass facade, and a new museum itinerary.
The Ferrari Museums enjoyed a record year in 2016 with more than 478,000 visitors. The Ferrari Museum in Maranello in particular recorded 344,000 entrances.
"Under the Skin"
The "Under the Skin" exhibition, in partnership with the London Design Museum, recounts the creative and engineering development of Ferrari down the years through a series of exceptional cars beginning with the 125 S, the marque's first car. Technical drawings from the historical archive of the Prancing Horse and the engines on display reveal the design process of cars of all eras, casting an unprecedented eye over the engineering work hidden behind their exterior beauty. The exhibition will move to the London Design Museum from November.
This exhibition celebrates the 70-year history of the Prancing Horse with some of Maranello's most exclusive creations for track and road. The Formula One cars on display have a long series of victories to their name: from the 500 F2, with which Alberto Ascari won Ferrari's first world drivers' title in 1952, to the F2004, the Ferrari that won the most GPs in history (15 like the F2002) and concluded Michael Schumacher's epic run of world titles, and finally the F2008, which won the World Constructors' Championship. Among the GT cars, visitors can admire various models from the 250 family, such as the 250 GT Berlinetta "Tdf", which dominated races in the second half of the 1950s, its evolution the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB and the 250 GTO, a collectors' favourite. Then down to the present, the exhibition features a number of limited special series such as the F50, the Enzo and the latest, the LaFerrari, also present in the non-homologated FXX K version.