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2016-10-03 09:15

BIRTHDAY GIFT: To celebrate the company's 70th birthday in 2017, Ferrari has launched a series of special edition models at the 2016 Paris motor show. Image: QuickPic

Paris - Ahead of its 70th anniversary, Ferrari has unveiled a number of special edition vehicles at the 2016 Paris motor show.

A celebratory anniversary logo has been unveiled at the event and its forms are inspired by styling cues of the Prancing Horse cars and the marque’s passion for detail, says the Italian automaker. The logo will be used exclusively on a small number of iconic cars.

Series of special edition models

It will appear for the first time on the LaFerrari Aperta, the Prancing Horse’s latest limited-edition special series.  

Another important initiative is the announcement of 70 different individual liveries created by the Tailor Made atelier and inspired by iconic models from Ferrari history.

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These 70 different configurations will be used to create a maximum of 350 unique cars.

Range of liveries:  

F12berlinetta: “The Stirling”, inspired by the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, winner of the 1961 Tourist Trophy with Stirling Moss: it sports a characteristic Blu Scuro racing livery complete with horizontal white stripe and number roundel. 

488 GTB: “The Schumacher”, an homage to the F2003-GA single-seater, winner of the F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2003, in which the legendary German driver took no fewer than six grand prix victories.

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California T: “The Steve McQueen”, inspired by the 1963 250 GT Berlinetta lusso, one of the most elegant Ferraris ever built, which was a gift to the American actor from his first wife, Neile Adams. It features brown body paintwork and a cabin in camel leather with elegant stitching.   

488 Spider: “The Green Jewel”, sports the signature green livery of the 365 P2 fielded by the British David Piper Racing team. Piper was a regular and very well-known Ferrari privateer and drove the car to victory in the Nine Hours of Kyalami in both 1965 and 1966 and, in 1966, in the prestigious Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand. 

- A second example of a 488 Spider is displayed in the Tailor Made area. Inspired by the 1953 375 MM bodied by Pinin Farina, it features an elegant three-layer Bianco Italia exterior colour.

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