Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Ferrari Celebrates 70th Birthday With LaFerrari Aperta (W/Video)
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Ferrari Celebrates 70th Birthday With LaFerrari Aperta (W/Video)

Anniversary celebrations kick off with gusto

Jonathon Klein
Mar 14, 2017

On March 12, 1947, just a few years after World War II, Enzo Ferrari test-drove the first car to bear his name, the Ferrari 125 S. The test run through the mountains and hills surrounding Maranello, Italy, would eventually launch the company into the stratospheric presence it maintains today. Now, 70 years later, Ferrari is celebrating its birth with a host of special, one-off creations throughout the year. However, to kick things off, Ferrari escorted the 125 S through the company's gates at Via Abertone Inferiore once again with a LaFerrari Aperta hypercar.

The video opens in a sepia-colored 1947 Ferrari workshop with the old man gazing lovingly at his creation, donning his period leather crash helmet, and starting the 125 S up. The car slowly pulls out of the Ferrari workshop and onto the highway as the sepia tones fade and the 125 S transforms into abrand new LaFerrari. The video's pace becomes more upbeat to showcase the raw beauty and speed of the carbon-fiber hybrid V-12 hypercar.

Ferrari 125 S 660x440 Photo 2/5   |   Ferrari 125 S

LaFerrari Aperta, the targa version of the LaFerrari coupe, features a hybrid 6.3-liter V-12 engine generating 949 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The first Ferrari, the 125 S, generated only 118 hp from its 1.5-liter V-12 engine that was coupled to five-speed manual gearbox.

Ferrari's 70th birthday celebrations culminate on the weekend of September 9 at the company's factory and headquarters in Maranello. For those not lucky enough to attend, you can follow Ferrari's celebrations through the brand's dedicated birthday site, www.ferrari70.com.

Source: Ferrari

By Jonathon Klein
83 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

In the US, when it comes to cool, quick wagons, there aren't too many options, which is why Tyler Setterstrom took matters into his own hands and set out to build the ultimate Audi wagon
Sam DuMar 31, 2020
Motorsport Games, Codemasters and the FIA's World Rallycross Championship are joining up to put on the World RX Esports Invitational Championship, an event that gives online racers the chance to take on the pros
Bob HernandezMar 30, 2020
Franchel "Frnch" Villanueva is one man who isn't about to let the original FR-S be forgotten, which is why we're ecstatic to share his titanium-dressed and turbocharged creation.
Sam DuMar 30, 2020
One of, if not the, hottest Toyota AE71 Corolla Stateside—restored, slammed, and with a badass engine. So simple, so clean—the old-school way.
Charles TrieuMar 30, 2020
Ted Ryon has always carried a torch for Datsun's long-nosed classic, in particular one he could turn into a resto-mod build and shoehorn a more modern RB straight-6 engine into.
Bob HernandezMar 27, 2020
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP