One of my favorite automuseums in the world I visited a few years ago already for the last time: the #musee24heuresdumans. Epic location at the Le Mans racetrack, awesome collection. Highly recommended for a visit. Not just because of the fact they have probably my favorite Ferrari of all time on display: the Ferrari 166MM. With it’s 2.0 V12. The only car ever to win the big three: #lemans24, #millemiglia and the #targaflorio 👊💥
FIAT Barchetta, back side detail
This is my own italian passion. The classic design of this spider were inspired by Ferrari 166 MM, specially the laterals and the bonnet; from the back side Andreas Zapatanis just took the opening of the boot. At the beginning of the design process, the shape of the rear lights were oval not so squared. The oval shape were the “heritage” of the Marinara prototype, one of the proposals before the design becomes to “Spider 183” project. Yes, it were call like a pizza. As a matter of fact, the main proposals were Marinara and Diavola. What do you expect from the Italians? I love the names. Other names were the Atomica and Bismarck (Bismarck??? Really??? Why not “chucrut” or “kartoffel”?? FIAT designers, what were you thinking????). Diavola version were basically an open version of the Coupé Fiat, but finally the Spider 183 (future Barchetta) were based in Marinara design. As I was saying, the rear lights suffered some changes from an oval to a squared shape, solution adopted in December ´91 and kept till the final production by Maggiora in 1995.