A ride through Italy with Ferrari creative director Flavio Manzoni

This story is part of our new Style Italia series exploring the past, present and future of Italian design.

Maranello, Italy (CNN)How did British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor directly inspire the design of Ferrari's latest car? Why is a neofuturistic concept artist who worked on Blade Runner and Time Cop now the company's spiritual icon? And what exactly is an army of self-driving robots doing on the factory floor?

In this exclusive interview with Ferrari's creative director Flavio Manzoni, we take a guided trip around their original headquarters in Maranello. Strap in.