Author(s): Roberto Bonetto
From the first Ferrari 125 S in 1947 to the Ferrari 590 GTO of 2010, the automobiles of the Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse) have marked the history of motoring on the roadway as well as on the racetrack. The fascinating line; the inimitable red of the chassis, now become paradigm; the power and unmistakable sound of the V8 and V12 engines have made, and continue to make, the automobiles produced at Maranello, in the province of Modena, a veritable legend on the road as well as a symbol of Italian excellence. Cars of refined style, the work of illustrious planners and designers like Pininfarina, Bertone, and Vignale, Ferraris are dreams come true for lovers of four-wheeled vehicles, and veritable cult objects for appassionati and collectors around the world. Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the prestigious automobile company, said: 'The best Ferrari ever built is the next one'. It's a legend that continues to renew itself.
Roberto Bonetto began contributing to the magazine Quattroruote in 1962, while he completed his studies at Milan Polytechnic. He became a professional journalist in 1965, and officially joined the Quattroruote staff as editor of the Autonotizie (Auto News) and Prove su Strada(Road Tests) sections. In just a few years he rose to deputy editor in chief, then editor in chief, and finally deputy director.