In a new series of articles we are going to take a look at all the shades Ferrari used and uses to grace their cars. Starting off with green, or Verde in Italian.
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BP Green was a colour used by David Piper during his privateer career. The majority of cars he campaigned were painted in this bright shade of green which derived from the shade of green oil company BP used. Piper painted his cars green in exchange for BP sponsorship. This 488 Spider is a Tailor Made project done by Maranello Motors GmbH (Cologne, Germany).
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One of the oldest shades of Ferrari green.
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The Ferrari version of the iconic British Racing Green.
“Extracampionario” paint from the "Anni 50-60" colour range, Verde Celeste is a combination between green and blue.
Verde Chiaro Metallico
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Introduced in 2018, Verde Francesca is inspired by the Maserati colour Verde Tevere. The owner of this Tailor Made 488 Pista named it after his granddaughter.
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A one-off colour for an Italian Ferrari collector who goes by the name of Greg B.
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Verde Germoglio is a colour that has been around for decades. First introduced in the 1960s together with the Ferrari Dino, it’s a very rare shade of green. This Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is also finished in the bright shade of green, inspired by the colour of Shoot.
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First seen on five cars used for the 70th anniversary livery 'The Green Jewel' in 2017, Verde Jewel is a bright shade of green inspired by the 1965 Ferrari 365 P2 of David Piper. Ferrari built just 6 units of this racing car, which was entered in the 1965 race season alongside the 275 P2 and 330 P2. One of them was acquired by long-time Ferrari customer team David Piper Racing. The car was painted in the characteristic green colour of the British team.
Verde Kers Lucido
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Another bright shade of green. This one is believed to be inspired by the matte finish of the Ferrari 599 HY KERS.
Verde Masoni Opaco
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Another very rare shade of green. To our knowledge, only three cars left the factory in this colour.
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Verde Medio Nijinsky
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A beautiful and new shade of green requested by a Dutch Ferrari driver.
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Featured on our website, Verde Nathalie came to life thanks to an American Pista owner who wanted something different.
The extracampionario shade of Verde Pallido is said to be inspired by the colour of Stirling Moss's 250 GTO (s/n 3505GT).
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Verde Scuro Metallico
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Originally a Maserati colour.
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Most likely named after the Austrian town Zeltweg. The Zeltweg Airfield was used as a racing circuit in the 1960s and hosted the Formula One Grand Prix in 1964.
If we have missed out on any shades, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Written by Max Lammers.