The Future is Icona

02 March 2023

I am delighted to announce that Ferrari will build a proportion of their motor cars with internal combustion engines, albeit only 40% until 2026.

I am not averse to the need for sustainability and being considerate of the planet, far from it.

But, according to company records, Ferrari holds more than 5,000 trophies, including 14 Sports Car Manufacturers’ World titles, 15 F1 Drivers’ World titles, 8 Mile Miglia titles, 9 Le Mans 24 Hours victories, seven wins at Targa Florio, and 216 F1 Grand Prix victories, all with internal combustion engines.

If Ferrari has the success at F1 this season that they so badly crave, sadly, this record will change.

But for now….

A camouflaged Ferrari test mule has been spotted in the wild, thought to be the 812 Superfast replacement.

Not much is known about the beast except that it will have a V12, and for those lucky enough to have witnessed the scream of what is almost certainly a V12 leaves me somewhat envious.

Ferrari has an Icona Series, which is both a homage to Ferrari’s tradition and a recognition of the future—uniting innovative state-of-the-art technology and the timeless designs of Ferrari’s legendary history.

The series started in 2018 with the Monza SP1 and SP2 and, more recently, the SP3. Three classic Ferraris inspire their design: the 250 Testarossa, 166 MM, and 750 Monza.

I guess we must look to the future whilst embracing the past.