the curtain was raised on the exhibition “Ferrari at the 24 Heures du Mans” in the scene at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello to celebrate seventy years of victories for the prancing horse in the “mother” of all endurance races.
For the occasion, fans can relive the thirty-six victories achieved by the “red” on the famous circuit of the match, thanks to the exposure of some of the cars, the protagonists of the epic, and multimedia and interactive contents.
The exhibition is part of a sample of 166 MM Barchetta Touring, a model that is similar to the one with which Lord Selsdon and Luigi Chinetti triumphed in the race of duration the most famous in the world on the 26th of June, 1949, on the occasion of the debut of the Ferrari at Le Mans.
The crew from the noble English, and the driver from milan transplanted in America had the better of a large group of professionals in English and French, and they ran with cars with a cubic capacity that is double that of the Ferrari, and managed to prevail with an average speed of 132,946 km/h.
In that circumstance, the pilot, Luigi Chinetti, he entered into legend, driving for over twenty-three hours, leaving at the end of the steering wheel to Lord Selsdon only for thirty minutes.
the Spotlight then on the 275 P with which Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella won the highest step of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964, with a stratospheric average speed of 195,63 km/h in front of two Ferrari 330 P.
To report that the 275 P is inserted in the glorious epic of the P series of models of great success, where the number refers to the displacement of the single cylinder, and the letter " P " stands for prototype.
bella also shows the 488 GTE with which Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Daniel Serra have won the last edition of the race across the alps, leading to the Ferrari the 27th victory of the class, to seventy years from the first victory of the 166 MM.
Among other things, visitors will be able to relive this success through the “Le Mans Experience”, a suggestive video or images of the race combines some of the most significant messages that are logged by the pilots and by the team during the 24 Hours.
do Not miss even the thrill of driving at the wheel of a 488 GTE on the track of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the public will have a simulator set up inside the area dedicated to the exhibition.
Finally, the Museo Ferrari of Maranello (open every day from 9.30 to 19), hosts numerous other historic pieces inside of the two exhibitions currently in progress, that “Hypercars – The evolution of the uniqueness” and “90 years – the Ferrari team, the complete story”, one more reason not to miss this opportunity. (m.r.)
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