Although many love their cars they unfortunately can’t always be behind the wheel. As such, there are now a range of apps that you can download and install on your mobile device to allow you to continue your love of the Prancing Horse no matter where you are.
The one that is probably the best is Ferrari Mania for $1.99. This app allows you to browse through the stats and enjoy pictures of many current and classic models. However, somewhat disappointingly it doesn’t include all models. For example there is no listing for the F355. Now come on. Really? No F355. You are kidding right?
Biases aside, you also get some history about Ferrari, photos and wallpapers and the obligatory link to the Ferrari store. However, I don’t feel you get a great lot for your money, especially if your interest is about the cars.
If you are looking for that sort of automotive detail then the Road Inc app is probably more along the lines of what you are after. This too is $1.99 but is of greater content and quality. It focuses on a number of classic cars, of which many are Ferraris. For example in there you’ll find the 250 GTO, Enzo, Testarossa, and 275 GTB4. Selecting a car from the list allows you to view in depth information and images about it. Road Inc also includes many other supercars so if you interest is more about the cars then this app is for you. Just beware that you need to download the information for each car separately which can take a while due to the resolution of the pictures.
The FF for the iPad app is focused on the Ferrari FF and provides detailed information about that model. It has some very nice graphics and video and is somewhat reminiscent of the traditional glossy brochure one finds in the show room. The app is free to download but perhaps of somewhat limited interest to FF enthusiasts but worth a look if you like a nicely designed app.
A more interesting app that Ferrari has recently released is the Telemetry app. It is designed to interface to modern cars and provide a wealth of information about the performance of that car (great for post track day events). You’ll probably get a better idea of what it is all about if your watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6awCshnWnI.
Very impressive stuff but really only available on the most modern cars.
There is of course the Official Ferrari Magazine app that gives you access to the electronic version of the magazine. Although the app is free you still need to purchase the magazines individually or purchase an annual subscription. There is some limited information that is available for free, however, the app is really just a direct portal into the Ferrari magazine web site.
A final ‘app’ (more of a book than an app actually) is the Official Ferrari Opus which tells this history of Ferrari. It is basically an electronic version of a coffee table book that has already been sold out.
So there you have it. Not a huge array of ‘official’ or ‘decent’ Ferrari apps but there are some out there to have a look at. A few are free but most are aimed at the more modern cars which is understandable but a little disappointing.
Road Inc apps
FF for iPad
Official Ferrari magazine
The Official Ferrari Opus