Ferrari S.p.A. is a sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940, the company's inception as an auto manufacturer is recognized in 1947 when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.

Enzo Ferrari was not initially interested in the idea of producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, with headquarters in Modena.
Scuderia Ferrari literally means "Ferrari Stable" and is usually used to mean "Team Ferrari." Ferrari bought, prepared and fielded Alfa Romeo racing cars for gentlemen drivers. In 1933 Alfa Romeo withdrew its in-house racing team and Scuderia Ferrari took over as its works team: the Scuderia received Alfa's Grand Prix cars of the latest specifications and fielded many famous drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari and Achille Varzi. In 1938 Alfa Romeo brought its racing operation again in-house, forming Alfa Corse in Milano and hired Enzo Ferrari as manager of the new racing department; therefore the Scuderia Ferrari was disbanded.

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Native name
Ferrari N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as



Founded13 September 1939 (1939-09-13) in
Modena, Italy (as Auto Avio Costruzioni)
FounderEnzo Ferrari
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands (legal)
  • Maranello, Italy (de facto)
Key people
  • Sergio Marchionne
  • (Chairman and CEO)
  • Piero Ferrari
  • (Vice Chairman)
  • Amedeo Felisa
  • (Ex-CEO)
ProductsSports cars
Production output
7,255 units (2014)
Revenue€2.854 billion (2015)
Operating income
€444.320 million (2015)
Net income
€287.816 million (2015)
Total assets€3.875 billion (2015)
Total equity(€25.123 million) (2015)
  • Exor S.p.A. (23.5%)
  • Piero Ferrari (10%)
SubsidiariesFerrari S.p.A. (100%)