Mauro Forghieri: Legendary Ferrari designer dies at the age of 87

He designed some of Ferrari’s most famous cars, including the 312 T series that won three drivers’ and four constructors’ titles from 1975-79. Ferrari returned to the victory’ circle in 1974, before Niki Lauda swept all before him in 1975 in Forghieri’s transverse-gearbox, flat 12-engined 312 T design. After a difficult first year with an uncompetitive chassis, Ferrari should have won another title double with 1982’s best car, the 126C2, but for accidents that befell both their drivers. Forghieri left his F1 position in 1984, moving over to work on a concept road design, Ferrari’s first four-wheel-drive car, the 408 4RM, his last task at Maranello.

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