You ought to head over to London. Like right now.
Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations continue with something very special at the Design Museum in London. It’s called Ferrari: Under the Skin, and it’s a grand exhibition with more than $180 million worth of Ferraris, old and new, road and track, on display. In addition to the cars, there’s also rarely seen Ferrari-related materials on display from private collections, such as early design models, drawings, personal letters and other memorabilia like Enzo Ferrari’s driving license and an exact replica of the 125S, the first Ferrari ever made.
As for the actual cars, there’s the 1960 250 GT Berlinetta driven by Sir Stirling Moss that he raced privately, a 2000 F1 winning car driven by Michael Schumacher, a 1957 250 GT Cabriolet owned by British racing driver Peter Collins, a 1988 Ferrari F40 owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, a 1950 166 MM driven by Fiat chief Gianni Agnelli, and LaFerrari owned by Gordon Ramsey. That one-off 1986 Testarossa Spider, commissioned by Agnelli, can also be seen in the flesh. The celebrities continue with notes by Miles Davis, and photography of other famous clients like Clint Eastwood, Sammy Davis, Jr., Brigitte Bardot and Peter Sellers.
Racing helmets worn by Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen are also there for all to see. What’s particular rare and special are various hand-drawn sketches next to wind tunnel models and even hand-crafted early wood master models. There’s even an original 1:1 scale clay design of the Japan-only J50. Ferrari: Under the Skin will be open to the public at the Design Museum in London beginning now until April 15, 2018.