Ferrari: Under the Skin
法拉利: 表殼之下


The Design Museum
15 November 2017 – 15 April 2018

Ferrari: Under the Skin, 2017 © Luke Hayes

The Design Museum in London announces Ferrari: Under the Skin, a major exhibition exploring the history and design of Ferrari. The show celebrates 70 years of creative development since the launch of the first car in 1947. Displaying rarely seen material from private collections, the exhibition provides a unique insight into the meticulous and glamorous world of Ferrari. This ambitious collection, the first outside the Museo Ferrari in Maranello, brings together early design models, drawings, personal letters and memorabilia as well as some of the most famous cars to grace the world’s roads and racing circuits. Together, these artefacts and original documents provide an unprecedented study of automotive design. Dedicated displays explore the life of Enzo Ferrari, the design of the cars, the brand’s famous clientele, its racing prowess and today’s technical innovations.

Placed against a backdrop of post-war austerity, Enzo Ferrari and a small but dedicated team decided to create an elite performance vehicle whilst many were manufacturing economy vehicles and scooters. The opening section of the exhibition charts the story of Enzo Ferrari and his remorseless drive to create the perfect driving machine for track and road. Key exhibits include Enzo Ferrari’s driving licence, original photography, the original drawings and an exact replica of the 125 S – the first Ferrari ever made – and hand-written documents from Enzo Ferrari himself.

The exhibition offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the secretive world of car design. Original hand-drawn sketches feature next to high-tech wind tunnel models and beautifully crafted early wooden master models to present a survey of the manufacturing process and the relationship between form and function. Charting the varied techniques used throughout Ferrari’s history, the exhibition demonstrates how drawings are translated by sculptural techniques into the final form of the car. An original 1:1 scale hand-crafted clay design model of the J50 is a highlight of the exhibition and offers an exclusive view into the factory’s techniques. The limited edition J50 was made in a run of only 10 cars exclusive to Japan, celebrating 50 years of Ferrari in the country.

The exhibition also looks at Ferrari’s extraordinary celebrity clientele. It was these discerning clients who helped establish Ferrari as the brand we know today. Notes by Miles Davis feature alongside archive photography of famous clients with their cars, including Clint Eastwood, Sammy Davis Jr, Brigitte Bardot and Peter Sellers. The centrepiece of the section is a 250 GT Cabriolet (1957) owned by one of the most famous British racing drivers of all time – Peter Collins. Other cars in this section include an F40 (1988) belonging to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and a 166 MM (1950) formerly driven by Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat.

It is competitive racing that has remained at the heart of Ferrari from its inception to today. As well as previously unseen documents from the early history of the racing team, the exhibition includes helmets worn by Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen. The 1952 British GP winner’s trophy and a selection of famous racing suits are also on display. The evolution of racing car design is represented through the Ferrari 500 F2 (1952), which Alberto Ascari drove to victory at the F1 championship in 1952 and 1953, and the Ferrari F1-2000 (2000), the championship-winning car driven by Michael Schumacher.

The exhibition culminates in a look at Ferrari today. A LaFerrari Aperta, owned by Gordon Ramsay and the most technologically advanced Ferrari to date, represents the company’s continuing innovation. This hybrid vehicle is accompanied by concept sketches and an in-depth look at the engine.

為慶祝自1947年第一輛法拉利汽車發布以來的創造性發展,倫敦設計博物館舉辦了探索法拉利歷史和設計的大型展覽《法拉利:表殼之下》。從早期的設計模型、素描、私人信件和紀念品,到使世界的道路和賽道煥發出風采的著名汽車,本次展覽以獨特的角度呈現了一個細緻而迷人的法拉利世界。恩佐·法拉利的生活、汽車的設計、該品牌的著名客戶、其賽車實力和當今的技術創新也成為展覽探討的重點。

展覽以創辦人恩佐·法拉利的故事與他為道路製造完美駕駛機器的熱情作為起點,主要展品包括恩佐·法拉利的駕駛執照、其手寫文件、原創攝影作品、原始圖紙和第一部法拉利汽車125S的原樣複製品。通過並置的原創手繪草圖、高科技風洞模型及製作精美的早期木製模型,參觀者更可以在本次展覽中一窺汽車設計的神秘世界,了解法拉利的製造過程和其形式與功能之間的聯繫。除了呈現法拉利歷史上使用過各種各樣的技術,展覽還示範了如何將圖紙轉換成雕塑形式展現汽車的最終形狀,J50原創的1:1比例的手工製作的粘土設計模型便是展覽的亮點之一。

此外,展覽也提到多位幫助法拉利成為汽車行業中流砥柱的著名客戶,邁爾斯·戴維斯的筆記以及克林特·伊斯特伍德、薩米·戴維斯、碧姬·巴鐸和彼得·塞勒斯與他們愛車的合影將在這個部分一同展出。其中值得一看的還有由史上最著名的英國賽車手之一彼得·柯林斯所擁有的250 GT敞篷跑車(1957)。

迄今為止,競賽一直都是法拉利的核心。除了賽車隊歷史上未曾見過的早期文件外,本次展覽還包括阿爾貝託、阿斯卡里、邁克·霍索恩、舒馬赫和萊科寧佩戴過的頭盔。1952年英國大獎賽冠軍獎杯和一系列著名賽車服也會在這裡與觀眾見面。