• 24 members Visiting Maranello and the Mille Miglia 2016


    Franck

    24 members went from the 16th until the 21st of May 2016 on a trip to Maranello and the Mille Miglia with TheFerrarista.com. In the program, visits to the factories and museums of the Terra di motori around Modena (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani), the legendary Mille Miglia race, but also good Italian restaurants linked to Ferrari ... among others. What have they lived, seen, shared during that week? Why has it also been discussed about the LaFerrari Spider, just announced, and about Fernando Alonso? You'll find out later in this article.

     

    The meetings and the atmosphere

     

    Guillaume84, Oliv, Laelankar, Askim, Kani56, Camille, 308 GT4, Pascal71, Eric77, Pierre, CharlyBoy, Denis360 and their companions were on this trip. This is an opportunity to meet other members of Ferrarista living at the other side of the country. The group is restricted to 12 Ferrari maximum in order for everybody to discuss together and for the atmosphere to be excellent from the start. Some lend their Ferrari, jokes fuse, assistance is omnipresent. This is a week that changes you from the ordinary.

     

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    Within a week around Maranello, meetings are numerous: Jacky Ickx at the Mille Miglia, Safet Rastoder at the Ristorante Cavallino ... but the most extraordinary was to find Fernando Alonso at the Ristorante Montana during our farewell dinner. Very friendly, he agreed to pose for a photo with everyone in our group. A superb keepsake for all!

     

    Ferrari

     

    The visits of the Ferrari and Maserati factories were achieved through the Modena Sport concession in Toulouse. We first visited the Carrozzeria Scaglietti where the bodies of all the Ferrari are assembled. They are then sent to the Maranello factory to be painted then be returned to the assembly lines. The main highlight was the discovery of the Ferrari LaFerrari Spider! Hardly announced a week ago, we were among the first in the world to see it and to view that the gullwing doors were preserved. The director told us that 130 copies will be produced, validating it with a phone call. Nobody has broadcasted this figure. Parts of the carbon body are carried out by the Scuderia Ferrari, as in Formula 1.

     

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    Another interesting detail: when a customer orders the carbon blades (blade on the rear vents) on the Ferrari 488, they are first in aluminum body. It is only later, on the assembly line, that they are replaced by carbon, after the paint has been finished. On the paint chain, they don't know not to paint blades only for those who are in carbon.

     

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    We then visited the assembly line of V8 and V12, the interior assembly plant, assembly of engines (V6, V8 and V12), the machining of engine parts, F1 Clienti (tens of F1 belonging to customers ), the program XX (tens of FXX, 599XX and FXX K with a matt black) ... the big news was the visit of the Scuderia Ferrari in its new buildings. We could see the 5 F1 mounting box, going to the Grand Prix of Monaco, the part quality control, and the engine and electric areas. The old buildings of the Scuderia Ferrari are now destroyed and a new construction project is underway but our guide did not know what.

     

    Maserati

     

    At the Maserati factory in Modena, we visited the production lines of the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, but also Alfa Romeo 4C Spider and 4C. A magnificent registered Maserati MC12 Corsa, in blue, welcomes us in the showroom. I also noted the Alfa Romeo 4C equiped with an Akrapovic exhaust  (two central tailpipes instead of pots on each end) and a beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C white with a black roof and beautiful rims. On the chain, most of the Alfa Romeo 4C produced were red or white.

     

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    We learned that the factory in Modena is now a development center for the sports models of the Fiat group. We noticed numerous Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde and Maserati Levante tests on roads around Modena but they will not be produced in the region. We find them in the Maserati factory that develops them.

     

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    Pagani

     

    At Pagani, we still have two factories to visit: the former, which includes the showroom and the production of carbon parts and the new, where they assemble the Pagani. A museum, a new showroom under construction and the whole activity should be moved to the new factory by July.

     

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    In the showroom are present, this time, the Pagani Zonda "nonna" and a beautiful yellow Pagani Huyara, with a black interior and yellow stitching. The "Nonna", which means "grandmother" in Italian has been driven 1 million kilometers. This is the chassis number 2 on which all changes to the Pagani Zonda have been tested over the years, before being put into production.

     

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    In the assembly area, we find ten Pagani, among which a Pagani Zonda whose owner requested an upgrade to the latest version of the Pagani Zonda. Cost of the operation: € 2 million. We also find, among the more exotic specimens, a purple carbon Pagani Huyara with pistachio inside. It is intended for an Asian customer.

     

    Lamborghini

     

    The novelty we hear about at Lamborghini throughout the visit is the Lamborghini SUV! The Lamborghini Urus is placed right at the entrance of the museum with the LM002 very near. Previously the LM002 was hidden at the bottom! It's a sign ! This SUV will be produced from 2018. A new building for its production lines is being built behind the existing buildings. Maybe a car park will be added for visitors, which is not a bas news, as it is difficult today for visitors but also the employees to park. At present, the Lamborghini SUV is not yet fixed: V8 or V10, rates, etc. are not known. We noticed during our visit a beautiful dark green Lamborghini Miura SV, fully restored at Lamborghini, that came out for its first laps.

     

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    During the visit, we go through the production line of the Lamborghini Huracan and Avantador, as well as the interiors production line. For the Lamborghini Huracan, it is only assembly, all parts coming from subcontractors. The engine comes from Germany. For the Lamborghini Aventador, we visited the assembly line of the Lamborghini V12. Unlike Ferrari, the engine parts are not produced by Lamborghini.

     

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    Mille Miglia

     

    The only rainy day of the trip was the one that should not be: on Thursday the departure of the Mille Miglia in Brescia! That does not stop us to admire many old cars there, rolling, being parked, smelling the same as cars of that time, and you can talk to the driver. This is much better than a museum!

     

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    Among the Ferrari present, there were beautiful Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Boano, Ferrari 250 GT Europa, Ferrari 500 TR Spider Scaglietti (photo), Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Scaglietti, Ferrari 857S, Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta Pininfarina, Ferrari 212 Europa Berlinetta, Ferrari 375 MM Spider Pininfarina, Vignale Berlinetta Ferrari 225S, etc.

     

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    And it is not finished


    We also visited the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, the Panini collection (former Maserati museum) in the heart of an organic farm, the famous Toni Auto, which restores and maintain superb old Ferrari, the old town center of Modena, etc.

     

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    If you were present during this trip, what impressed you the most? What stories would you add? If you were not there, what details would you like to know? Will you be present at the next trip?

     

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    Merci vivic pour ton commentaire.

     

    Oui, les visites des usines Ferrari et Maserati ne sont possibles que pour les propriétaires (de Ferrari dans notre cas).

    Chaque propriétaire peut venir avec un accompagnant âgé de plus de 16 ans.

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    Le 11/10/2016 à 21:36, mondial25290 a dit :

    Ayant participé aussi à ce merveilleux moment la semaine dernière, un grand merci à Franck pour l'organisation et à tout le groupe pour ces grands moments d'échange et de rire autour de notre passion commune.

    D'accord aussi pour dire que la visite de Scaglietti était fantastique, mais je ne sais pas comment on pourrait a l'avenir concilier cette visite et la possibilité de visiter les chaines de production de Maranello en dehors de la pause de midi ?  La soif de tout voir est en nous et on en veut toujours plus..:wub:

    Et je fait partie de ceux pour qui cela a été un vrai moment d'évasion où les soucis quotidien étaient loin derrière.

    Cela devrait être remboursé par la sécu ;)

    Au plaisir de tous vous rencontrer.

    Merci mondial25290 pour ton commentaire et ta participation très appréciés !

    Ce que j'en comprends, c'est que la pause déjeuner était trop courte avec un arrêt de la visite Ferrari vers 13h15.

    Effectivement si le même cas se reproduit, la visite suivante sera indiquée plus tard dans le roadbook (et non à 14h).

    Au plaisir de te revoir lors d'une prochaine sortie Ferrari.

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    Il y a 21 heures, Franck a dit :

    Merci mondial25290 pour ton commentaire et ta participation très appréciés !

    Ce que j'en comprends, c'est que la pause déjeuner était trop courte avec un arrêt de la visite Ferrari vers 13h15.

    Effectivement si le même cas se reproduit, la visite suivante sera indiquée plus tard dans le roadbook (et non à 14h).

    Au plaisir de te revoir lors d'une prochaine sortie Ferrari.

    Pas tout à fait Franck, plutôt comment faire pour pouvoir visiter les chaines de montage en dehors de l'arrêt de production (pause de midi) tout en conservant la visite de Scaglietti (super intéressante ).

    Attention, ce n'est pas une critique , juste une suggestion d'amélioration de mon point de vue. :)

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    Le 13/10/2016 à 19:19, mondial25290 a dit :

    Pas tout à fait Franck, plutôt comment faire pour pouvoir visiter les chaines de montage en dehors de l'arrêt de production (pause de midi) tout en conservant la visite de Scaglietti (super intéressante ).

    Attention, ce n'est pas une critique , juste une suggestion d'amélioration de mon point de vue. :)

    Merci pour ces précisions. Ce n'est pas la même chose effectivement. Lors de cette visite, c'est sans doute la première fois que nous ne voyons pas les ouvriers sur la chaine de montage. Je me rappelle d'une autre fois où ils étaient partis durant la visite. Cela se joue à 5 minutes près. Cela dépend en particulier du nombre de questions que vous posez lors des visites précédentes (Carrozzeria Scaglietti par exemple).

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    Merci pour ce compte rendu. Ca fait vraiment envie 

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    Merci Chris6913 pour ton commentaire.

     

    Et encore un résumé ne peut retracer qu'un petit bout de ce que vivent les participants durant plusieurs jours. :)

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