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Fascinating Ferrari Facts For Kids | (2024 Updated!)

When we think of Ferrari cars, we immediately think of luxury, comfort, and speed. Ferrari is one of the most iconic brands in the world; thanks to the company’s incredible engineering and attention to detail. Ever since its inception, Ferrari has left a huge mark on the world of automotive design, and in this article, we’re going to look more closely at it. We’ll take a look at the history of Ferrari and how it became what it is today, and we’ll also look at a list of ten fun facts about the company. 

Ferrari Facts For Kids

Let’s dive right into it. 

History of Ferrari 

Long before he turned the brand into what it is today, Enzo Ferrari was interested in racing cars as a young child and began his career as a driver when he was only 21. After working as a driver and sales employee for several years, he eventually broke away and started a racing team. This team was called Scuderia Ferrari. Enzo partnered with Alfa Romeo, his former employee, and used the racing team as the base for experimentation and innovation. 

History of Ferrari 

Some years later, Enzo ended his partnership with Alfa Romeo. After various ups and downs in his career, Enzo eventually struck out on his own a second time and started a new company. At this point, the Second World War was over, and Enzo’s company was able to produce automotive machines. Eventually, the first Ferrari car was built, and and the company hasn’t looked back ever since. 

10 Fun Ferrari Facts for Kids

1. There are Ferrari-themed amusement parks.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari has two theme parks in different parts of the world! Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was the first Ferrari theme park to be opened, and it was launched in 2010. This theme park has six roller coasters, several rides for families and kids, and various activities like ziplining, motion simulators, and roof walks. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also houses the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Formula Rossa. The other Ferrari theme park is in Ferrari land. 

2. Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world. 

Located at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Formula Rossa has a maximum speed of 149.1 miles per hour. This roller coaster was first launched in 2010 when the theme park opened, and quickly became popular due to its speed. Although it is not the tallest roller coaster in the world, its speed and agility make it a popular tourist attraction. The shape of this roller coaster was inspired by Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, an Italian race track. 

3. The first Ferrari car was the Ferrari 125 S. 

First Ferrari car

It was in 1947 that the first Ferrari car was built, and only two models were made till date! This car was actually the second car that Enzo Ferrari’s company made, but it was the first car that bore the company’s label. Ferrari debuted this car at the Piacenza racing circuit. It was made from a Ferrari-built and designed engine as well. 

4. The Ferrari’s logo is iconic because of the image of a horse. 

One of the most distinct features of any Ferrari product is the logo that accompanies it. In Italian, the logo is referred to as Ferrari Cavallino Rampante, which translates to Prancing Horse. After Enzo Ferrari visited the Count and Countess of Italy, Countess Paolina Baracca recommended that Enzo use the image of a horse on his cars to bring good luck. Their son had fought in World War II, and painted a horse on a yellow background on the side of his plane, and felt that the image brought him good luck.

5. Ferrari only manufactures around 8,000 to 12,000 cars per year.  

Ferrari car factory old image

Unlike other car manufacturers, Ferrari manufactures a very small number of cars every year. They do this for a number of reasons, but their main one is quality control and pricing. Since they manufacture fewer units each year, they allow their demand to remain high while being able to charge whatever prices they would like. 

6. Scuderia Ferrari is the most successful racing team. 

Scuderia Ferrari has won over 5,000 races overall ever since the team was first started, and is, till date, the most successful racing team in Formula 1 history! Since the year 1950, this team has participated in every single World Championship season. Ferrari has won 16 constructors’ championships and 15 drivers’ championships. 

7. The Museo Ferrari is dedicated to the company’s previous sports cars. 

Museo Ferrari

With a brand as iconic as Ferrari, it’s no surprise that Ferrari has its own museum! While the museum features various car models, it also displays photographs, trophies, and important historical objects that played an important role in the Italian racing industry. Every year, the museum sees more than 180,000 people visit.

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8. Every Ferrari car is assembled by hand. 

When this company said they put a lot of work into each car’s craftsmanship, they meant it! Every single car that Ferrari manufactures is assembled by hand. The company has an in-house foundry that casts the shape of the engine, after which each piece is assembled by hand. In our research, we also discovered that the only components of a Ferrari car that are made entirely from a machine is the valve connections. 

9. The 1962 250 GTO is one of  the most expensive Ferrari cars ever sold. 

Ferrari car engine

The 1962 250 GTO was sold for a whopping $51.7 million at auction! This car had previously been sold for $39 and $49 million in the past but was later sold for $51.7 million at an auction held at Sotheby’s in New York City. The model that was sold was the company’s ninth model ever made. However, in 2018, a 1963 250 GTO was sold for $70 million as well to an anonymous bidder. 

10. The 250 GTO is considered to be one of the most highly coveted cars in the world. 

While nearly every car enthusiast aspires to own a car from Ferrari, the most coveted of all the brand’s cars is the 250 GTO. There are only 36 units in the entire world, making them one hard to find and expensive to buy. 


In this article, we took you through a list of interesting and fun facts about the world-famous brand Ferrari. This car company has left an indelible mark on the world, and will forever be remembered as one of the world’s most iconic companies. If you’re a car enthusiast, we hope you learned something new from this article, and if you aren’t, we hope that our 10 fun facts inspired you to continue researching!