7th September 2016
London, 07 September 2016
Ferrari is pleased to announce the launch of a new video on Ferrari.com’s “California T: State of the Art” website, in which Andy Scott, Sculptor of The Kelpies in Falkirk, Scotland, describes what inspired him to create these magnificent sculptures which tower over the Forth & Clyde Canal.
Standing over 30 metres tall, The Kelpies are inspired by mythological beasts which possess the strength and endurance of 10 horses, and they follow the lineage of the heavy horse of industry that shaped the landscape of Scotland. Just as with the Ferrari California T, The Kelpies are a perfect embodiment of engineering, heritage, design, architecture and sculpture.
Andy Scott, Sculptor, commented: “The vision and translating the vision is the important thing that gives it life, and I think when you see some artworks which are very evidently made by machines, they lack that passion and they lack the vitality that I hope shines through in my work.”
Demonstrating the connection between art and engineering, Andy Scott explained: “It’s the stuff of life; these things are what make life worth living. It elevates the mundane. It gives us a spark that makes us human; it’s the embodiment of this and its very, very important.”
The Ferrari California T is Ferrari’s first turbo-charged front-mid-engined Grand Tourer, with a 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine that generates 560hp. Turbo technology has an honourable place in Prancing Horse’s engineering tradition, thanks to iconic models such as the GTO of 1984 and the F40 of 1987, as well as featuring in the Scuderia Ferrari’s latest F1 car.