Ferrari is a legendary name. For over 60 years, this elite Italian manufacturer has built some of the world's fastest and most beautiful cars, and has won innumerable races. Founder Enzo Ferrari drove his first race in 1919, and started Scuderia Ferrari in 1929. This famous racing stable sponsored amateur drivers, many competing in cars built by Alfa Romeo. In 1947, he founded Ferrari S.p.A. and started producing the string of stunning cars and racing victories that continues today. In a sense, Ferrari's intent was to build a race car that could also be used on the street, but from the beginning his company built sports and Grand Touring cars to finance its racing efforts. The first postwar Ferrari, the sleek Tipo 125S roadster, was powered by a 1.5-liter V12, and started Ferrari's long record of racing victories. In 1950, the Formula One World Championship series began, and Ferrari soon won the first of 14 championships in the series to date. These victories and many more at Le Mans and elsewhere have added to the fervor of Ferrari fans (dubbed 'Tifosi' in Italian). Famous Ferraris include the GTO, Testa Rossa, Dino, Maranello, F40, F50, and the Enzo. Leading designers and coachbuilders have always created striking skins to cover the exotic skeletons of these cars, and Ferrari continues to offer an outstanding blend of technical and aesthetic excellence.