Enzo Ferrari’s Statement That Inspired a New Car Maker

Daniel Ganninger
June 6, 2024
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Enzo Ferrari once responded to a man who was a successful tractor maker who wasn’t happy with his Ferrari with, “You may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.”

The man had complained about a weak clutch in his Ferrari and was so upset at being dismissed by Ferrari that he decided to make an even better car, the perfect car in his mind. His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini, and he made his first production car in 1964, the 350 GTV. Today that particular car can go for $300,000 at auction.