Decades ago, Enzo Ferrari’s spiting of Ford Motor Company led the folks in Dearborn to build the epic GT40 race car. Now, it seems the gang from Maranello is getting even—in a very subtle way.
After all, there’s no way Ferrari couldn’t have known the other vehicle that uses that name when they chose to call their new Formula One race car the F150. Sure, they say the name is meant to honor the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, but this year also happens to be the 45th anniversary of the Ford GT40 winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Proof of a secret plot to slowly make the world forget Ford’s triumphs and replaced them with Ferrari references? We think so.
Want further proof? Take a look at the two logos below. On the left is the logo for the Ford F-150 pickup; on the right, the logo released by Ferrari for their new F1 car. Apart from the hyphen, they could double for one another and almost no one would notice. Ferrari reveals the car itself on Friday; place your bets below as to whether you think it’ll have a truck bed behind the driver.