Get up close with some major historically significant Ferraris and artefacts in London.

An incredible £140 million's worth of Ferraris have been gathered at the Design Museum in London for a special exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin, explores the history and design of Ferrari in what is the company's 70th anniversary year, having built its first car in 1947.

The unprecedented collection even marks the first time that certain articles have been displayed outside of Ferrari's home turf in Maranello. There are early design sketches as well as wind tunnel and master models, personal letters and memorabilia – even Enzo Ferrari's driving licence is available for inspection – as well as some of the Prancing Horse's most famous four-wheeled creations.

Ferrari: Under the Skin
Ferrari: Under the Skin

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Among the cars on display is a replica of the Ferrari 125 S – the first ever Ferrari, the iconic 250 GTO, the world's only Ferrari Testarossa Spider, the Formula 1 championship-winning Ferrari F1-2000 and the company's latest creation, the LaFerrari Aperta.

The LaFerrari Aperta on display is owned by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, and it's not the only car with a famous link in the collection. The exhibition also shines the spotlight on some of Ferrari's more famous customers, with Clint Eastwood, Sammy Davis Jr, Brigitte Bardot and Peter Sellers all featuring. There's also a 1957 250 GT Cabriolet owned by ex-F1 driver Peter Collins, an F40 belonging to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and a 166 MM – an evolution of the 125 S that was formerly driven by formidable Fiat head, Gianni Agnelli.

A full-size clay design model of the ultra-exclusive Ferrari J50 is also on display, giving visitors a rare chance to see the car, or something extremely close to it. Ferrari: Under the Skin opened this week, and will run until April 2018. Click through our slideshow to see some of the iconic exhibits on display.