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Take a Look Under the Hood at this Ferrari Exhibition

The founder, the cars, the clients....

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Ferrari: Under the Skin is an exhibition for car-fanatics and design-lovers alike to look behind the scenes at a 70 year evolution of an iconic symbol. 

Original hand-drawn sketches, sculpted models and engines, films and interviews tell one of the greatest design stories of all time at The Design Museum.

Ferrari: Under the Skin

Enzo Ferrari and a small team set out to create the world’s most perfect racing machine in an Italy ravaged by the second world war. ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ encapsulates the tenacious personality of this brand, created by a man with both the competitive mindset of a race-car driver and the attentive intelligence of a designer. The ambition of Ferrari’s plan was unprecedented: to power sports prototypes, single-seaters and even Grand Tourers with the same V12 engine.

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‘I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars.’ -Enzo Ferrari

From the very first Ferrari, to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition displays rare cars and memorabilia in public for the first time. The exhibition includes helmets worn by Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Michael Schumacherand Kimi Räikkönen. The 1952 British Grand Prix winner’s trophy and a selection of famous racing suits are also on display.

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Archive photography of famous Ferrari clients, including Clint Eastwood, Sammy Davis Jr, Brigitte Bardot and Peter Sellers are displayed with accompanying notes by Miles Davis. The exhibition culminates, in the same spirit of innovation that began the brand, with a look at The LaFerrari Aperta. The engine of the hybrid vehicle will be explored and accompanied by it’s initial concept sketches.

F150 Concept Drawing

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Tickets from £9, bookable at The Design Museum; The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG; Open daily 10:00 – 18:00.

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