Dallara was founded by its current president, Giampaolo Dallara in 1972. After working for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and De Tomaso, Dallara wanted to continue pursuing his dream of working in the world of racecars. He established “Dallara Automobili da Competizione” in his hometown of Varano de Melegari, Parma.
Since its establishment, Dallara has become world renowned for its specialty in designing, manufacturing, and developing racecars. The company’s success can be credited to its achievements in Formula 3, first in Italy then around the world, its acclaim with American IndyCars, its consultancy for major manufacturers, and its continued focus on technology and innovation. Dallara prides itself in searching for the highest standards of quality, performance, safety, and customer support.
Dallara’s core competencies include: design using carbon fiber composite materials, aerodynamics by means of wind tunnel and CFD, vehicle dynamics through simulations and testing, and the fast and flexible production of high quality prototypes.
Every weekend, approximately 300 Dallara cars run on tracks around the world in various formulas. The company is present in all Formula 3 championships, and is the sole supplier of cars for IndyCar c, Indy Lights, GP2, GP3, Formula 3.5 V8, Super Formula and Renault Sport Trophy. Dallara also makes cars for instructional leagues such as the Formulino, for the Formula E championship, for WEC, ELMS and IMSA.
In recent years, the engineering activities have expanded, both for racecars and for high-performance road cars. Dallara provides consultancy services to some of the world’s most important international car companies including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini, Maserati and many others that cannot be mentioned due to confidentiality agreements.