What is Ferrari?
Possibly the greatest, most storied fast-car-maker of them all, not least according to Ferrari itself.
It may rarely miss a chance to trumpet its own legendary status, but then Ferrari has plenty to trumpet. The Italian manufacturer isn’t just one of the most recognisable car brands in the world, but one of the most recognisable brands, full-stop.
That black-on-yellow horse is as iconic as the Olympic rings, the Nike swoosh or the Apple, um, apple – and it’s adorned some of the fastest, most beautiful, most significant, most expensive cars in history.
That equine logo, incidentally, is officially titled the ‘cavallino rampante’, generally translated as ‘prancing horse’. But according to Top Gear’s dog-eared Italian dictionary, ‘cavallino rampante’ could equally be rendered as ‘go-getting pony’. Less catchy, somehow.