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Ferrari Once Again Dominates Over All Others

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The latest Red Dot design award lauds the entire Ferrari Design team.

Want to know who designs the most beautiful cars on the road? Look no further than Ferrari. And that's not (just) our opinion – it's that of one of the top arbiters of design in the world.

The Ferrari Design team lead by Flavio Manzoni has been named the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year for 2019. The award is just the latest – but arguably the most prestigious and all-encompassing – of accolades that the Prancing Horse marque and its design department have won in recent years from the German organization.

This year alone, Ferrari won Red Dot awards for the 488 Pista and the one-off SP38, and a Best of the Best prize for the limited-edition Monza SP1. Last year the Portofino was named among the Best of the Best, while the 812 Superfast and FXX K Evo won Red Dots as well. And the year before that the J50 won a Best of the Best award, along with Red Dots for the GTC4 Lusso, LaFerrari Aperta, and 458 MM Speciale. We could go on through the archives, but we think you get the picture by now.

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The feat is particularly impressive considering that Ferrari barely even had its own design department until relatively recently. It has historically relied on Pininfarina to style all of its vehicles, with Battista "Pinin” Farina (and later his son Sergio) even serving on Ferrari's board. The F12 Berlinetta was the last Ferrari designed by Pininfarina, but has since been replaced by the aforementioned award-winning 812 Superfast.

As winner of the Design Team of the Year prize, Ferrari's latest vehicles is the subject of a special exhibit at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, having opened on July 12 and running through August 25.