By: Matt Stone, Luca Dal Monte .
An Unconventional View of The World's Most Charismatic Cars
For more than six decades no other name has inspired as much passion and excitement among car enthusiasts, racing fans, and the general public. Ferrari road cars are fast, beautiful, and fabulously expensive; the race cars are synonymous with victory in Formula One, as well as sports-car competition.
But the Ferrari name means much more than just cars or the numbers that measure horsepower, speed, or price. Whether they were built for the road or the track, Ferraris are also marvelous conduits to a world of interesting stories and fascinating facts. Over the years the lore and legends surrounding Ferrari have involved people, history, design, pop culture, mystery, lies, rumor, and humor. Loyal Ferrari owners have run the gamut from royalty to rock stars. Ferraris have made memorable appearances in movies and TV shows, and they have been the subject of countless books and articles. And Ferrari champions have included some of the greatest names in racing history, from Ascari and Fangio to Schumacher and Alonso.
The Ferrari Phenomenon offers an innovative, wide-ranging perspective on the world's most iconic car manufacturer. It covers everything from little-known details of Enzo Ferrari's life to unexpected facts about one-off cars, historic races, and famous Ferrari owners. There's also a virtual tour of the Ferrari factory, and even tips on what to see when you visit Maranello.
To capture all of this variety and detail, Motor Trend editor and best-selling author Matt Stone joined forces with Ferrari insider Luca Dal Monte, the former head of Ferrari's North American press office. Together their research and interviews bring intriguing stories to light, taking the reader behind the scenes, and providing even knowledgeable Ferrari aficionados with facts and insights they haven't encountered before.
With its fresh take and new information, The Ferrari Phenomenon is both fascinating and indispensable to every fan of the Prancing Horse.