A hidden excellence in the valleys of Parma

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From Piacenza to Rimini, along the Via Emilia, lies the so-called “Motor Valley.” The Land of Motors. Some of the most beautiful and fastest two- and four-wheelers in the world are made here.

Emilia Romagna in the past was a land of farmers, and it was the arrival of agricultural machinery that tickled the fancy of some Emilia-Romagna farmers, who became excellent mechanics. This small revolution gave birth to some of the most important car companies in our country. These companies were born thanks to the ingenuity and creativity of people Enzo Ferrari, the Maserati Brothers, Horacio Pagani, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Antonio Cavalieri Ducati.

But behind these big names, there is an almost hidden excellence, which only in recent years has chosen to show its identity and “backstage” work; we are talking about Dallara Automobili.

One example among all? The Ferrari 499P, whose carbon chassis is like the keel of a boat, designed by the very engineers led by Gian Paolo Dallara.
Another example? In the history of the made-in-Italy sports car, a special chapter is dedicated to the Miura, the supercar of the 1960s/70s that Ferruccio Lamborghini would not have wanted to build, if Eng. Gian Paolo Dallara had not insisted on mounting the rear/central engine in a transverse position, when Ferrari and Ford were adopting the longitudinal solution with the 250 Le Mans and the GT40). An important “piece of history,” recently returned to the headlines for its participation in the UK Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Élégance, where it took first place in the “Evolution of the supercar pin-ups” category. This magnificent car makes a fine display on the Dallara Academy’s display ramp in Varano de’ Melegari, in the heart of the Parma Apennines.
Here you can discover the story of a company that is writing the evolution in the field of racing cars in the Indy, Formula 1, 2, 3, Super Formula, Euro Formula, Nascar and LMDH categories
How can you do it? By booking one of our special private tours!

Art and engines: from the Bardi Fortress to Dallara racecars

Art and engines: from the Compiano Castle to Dallara racecars

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