of sports car racing, the layout in a production car was daring for its time. It became evident that in order for the company to continue to develop they would need to find a powerful partner, leading to the Fiat Group taking a 50 per cent stake in Ferrari. This investment allowed for a factory extension, and production of the Ferrari-engineered Fiat Dino was transferred from Fiat’s Turin plant. The last model to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari was the

F40, a car that many believe is the “greatest supercar the world has ever seen.” The 40 th -anniversary model was the fastest and most powerful car built by Ferrari to be sold to the public at the time. It went on sale with a suggested retail price of $400,000, although high demand for the car led to sales topping $1.6 million. All Ferraris bear the instantly identifiable badge of the rearing black stallion on a yellow shield with the letters S F, and three stripes in reference to the Italian

ABOVE: A publicity shot of the Fiat Dino Spider.

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