Ferrari World issue 36

December 1996 / January 1997

Language English language icon English
Dimensions softcover, 72 pages, 211 x 298 mm

The English edition of Ferrari World Magazine was published between 1989 and 1997. Similar to the Italian and German edition of Ferrari World Magazine, it mainly features reports on events, contemporary and classic Ferrari models, contributed by reknown Ferrari experts and photographers.

Cover of Ferrari World issue 36, December 1996 / January 1997

Table of Contents

Page Section Description
1 Contents Contents
3 Editorial Editorial

The Editor


Thank God, with the close of the 1996 season team Ferrari's great heart has stopped fibrillating for abnormal reasons, reasons that are different that is from the ordinary (or extraordinary) tensions that accompany the Reds whenever they compete.
5 Notebook Notebook
August - September 1996
10 Formula 1 Out of the Red

Roberto Boccafogli


The 1996 championship was an event of rare intensity with moments of high drama and the final outcome anybody's guess right up to the final race. THree copy book wins for a steadily improving Ferrari.
18 Feature The Car
Ferrari 456 GTA 2+2

Alessandro Giudice


Maranello is back with an automatic 2+2. A journey of discovery around the Ferrari 456 GTA, the Ferrari that, on request, "thinks" for the driver.
24 Feature The Test
Ferrari 456 GTA 2+2

Massimiliano Papis


On the hairpins of the Abetone Pass to see how much fun can be had driving with one pedal less. All the pleasures and secrets of the latest Ferrari automatic.
28 Profile Garage Francorchamps
Jacques Swaters
Buon compleanno Jacques Swaters: 70 years young
30 Feature The White Lady
Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta, s/n 0312 MM

Silvana Casarotto


It was raced by Phil Hill and then by film star Ornella Muti. Beloved of stars of track and silver screen, here is the strange destiny of the white Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta number 0312.
38 The Drivers The Lion of the Isle of Man
Nigel Mansell

Roberto Boccafogli


Mansell and Ferrari: the fleeting idyll between Maranello and this thoroughbred, unpredictable, lightning fast Englishman.
45 Mondo Ferrari Mondo Ferrari
46 Events Tutte le Ferrari in Pisa
Mugello, 25-27 October 1996
Ferrari's fourth annual end of season spectacle featuring the finale of the F355 Challenge and the Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge, was held at the Mugello circuit in the Tuscan hills north of Florence.
47 Events Mondial de l'Automobile
Paris, 3-13 October 1996
The 1996 Paris Salon marked the show debut of Ferrari's new 550 Maranello model. This was the first time it had been shown to the world press, apart from the launch at the Nürburgring in July.
49 Events Motor Show 96, NEC
Birmingham, 18-27 October, 1996
The Ferrari 550 Maranello made its British show debut at Motor Show 96, held a Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.
51 Events Concours Automobile Classiques et Louis Vuitton
Parc de Bagatelle, Paris 7-8 September, 1996
The ninth in this series of invitation-only concours events, which has established a reputation for quality and class, was held at its traditional venue on the lawns of the Parc De Bagatelle, in the Bois De Boulogne, Paris.
51 Events Calendar of events
National and international meetings that Ferrari enthusiasts cannot afford to miss.
52 News News
59 Models Accurate models

Brian Harvey


One of the most pleasing aspects of being involved in modelling full-time is the never-ending fascination of Ferrari. A day hardly passes without there being a new historic model to research.
61 Market Market
69 Buyer's Guide Ferrari Mondial
Series 8 / QV / 3.2 / t
The Ferrari Mondial 8 was presented to the public at the 1990 Geneva Salon as the 2+2 replacement for the 308 GT4 model. For the new model Ferrari has chosen Pininfarina as designer who had to overcome the same problems as Bertone had encountered when designing its predecessor.