For the person in the street, the name Ferrari is synonymous with high-performance sports cars inspired by machines built for the racetrack and whose breathtaking beauty is second to none. The Italian manufacturer has always been in perfect tune with the 24 Hours of Le Mans philosophy, building up an extraordinary track record at the iconic race. No fewer than 453 Ferraris have appeared on the starting grid, resulting in nine overall victories including a run of six straight wins in the 1960s.
In 2023, the new regulations governing endurance have spurred Scuderia Ferrari to return to the race that Enzo Ferrari once described as a “grand prix of human and technical capability”.
La Storia Di Le Mans will delve into the history of Ferrari prototypes at Le Mans, going back to the Prancing Horse’s initial outing in the first post-war race in 1949, and look forward to the marque’s immediate future in Hypercar.
The exhibition will showcase five iconic cars: a 166 MM, the very first Ferrari to enter the 24 Hours, a 250 LM, a 500 TR, a 512 M, and a 312 PB, the championship-winning car that inspired the livery of the 499P Hypercar.
See La Storia Di Le Mans at the Museum from Saturday 26 November.
Information: 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, place Luigi-Chinetti. Opening hours: 1 October – 30 April, from 10:00 to 18:00 every day; 1 May – 30 September, from 10:00 to 19:00 every day. Last entry one hour before closing.
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