He is the God of the Rock N’ Roll music, Eric Clapton as Mark Knopfler has his passion for cars, and is a huge fan of Ferrari cars. If you’re a fan of Eric Clapton, you might know that he has a Ferrari car collection. Check the video below and find out more about his car collection.
Also, Eric Clapton has owned the iconic 1991 Ferrari F40 and a custom 458 Italia. He even learned how to drive stick in his friends Ferrari 365 GTC. Clapton was a guest in the hometown of Ferrari, Maranello in Italy back on January 29, 2009.
With Stefano Lai the Communication Director of Ferrari, Clapton had his interview and they talked about music, technology, and of course, Ferrari. Below is the full 6-minutes video interview in which Clapton shares his passion for Ferrari comes from.
In the interview, Eric Clapton confirms: “I love the sound of Ferraris and I, as a musician, can confirm that these engines deliver proper music. I have to say that my weak point is 12-cylinders’ music.”
Clapton was also asked about the similarities between writing a song and creating a Ferrari, and Clapton said that passion and obsessive care for every single detail is the two aspects in common.
“I think that when I play, or when I make a record I want to do a performance and there is a standard in my head, and I have a perfectionism problem in my head, and I think that Ferrari had the same thing,” he said.