Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, Ferrari has been at the forefront of supercar design and engineering for over 80 years.
The Maranello based manufacturer’s early years were focused on racing cars, with the company building and designing vehicles for multiple motorsport competitions, including: Le Mans, GT Racing, Sports Car racing and of course, Formula 1. Scuderia Ferrari’s first major win came in 1948, when a Ferrari 166 won the Mille Miglia road race. Over the coming years, Ferrari’s racing team would go on to dominate motorsport.
Away from the track, Ferrari is widely considered as one of the most successful and iconic supercar brands in the world. Its Prancing Horse emblem is synonymous with beauty, power and speed.
Ferrari has produced some truly amazing vehicles throughout its history, with each one pushing the limits of what is possible in the automotive world. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the greatest Ferraris ever made, each one a true masterpiece in its own right.
Ferrari 250 GTO (1962-1964)
The Ferrari 250 GTO is considered by many to be the ultimate Ferrari. This car was built for the purpose of homologation.
Homologation is the type approval process through which a vehicle, a race track, or a standardised part is required to go for certification to race in a given league or series. In the case of the 250 GTO, it had to be street legal in order to race in the GT class.
But it’s not just the car’s racing heritage that makes it so special. The 250 GTO’s body was designed by none other than legendary car designer, Pininfarina, and it featured a 3.0-litre V12 engine that could produce 300 horsepower.
Only 36 of these cars were ever made, making it one of the most sought-after Ferraris in the world.
The current record for world’s most expensive Ferrari was set in June 2018 when a 1963 250 GTO was sold for $70 million in a private sale.
Ferrari F40 (1987-1992)
The Ferrari F40 was built to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, and it was one of the last cars to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari before his death.
The F40 was the first production car to break the 200mph barrier, and it was also the first road-going Ferrari to use a carbon fibre monocoque.
The car is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 471 bhp. It will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
Ferrari Enzo (2002-2004)
The Ferrari Enzo was named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, and it was one of the most advanced cars of its time.
The Enzo features a 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces 660 bhp, and it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
The car also features active aerodynamics, which help to increase downforce and improve handling.
Only 400 of these cars were ever made, making it one of the rarest Ferraris in the world. When it was launched, the Enzo was only made available to existing Ferrari clients who had previously owned a Ferrari F40 or a Ferrari F50.
Today, a Ferrari Enzo will easily fetch over $3 million at auction and if it’s finished in the famous Rosso Scuderia paint could be double that!
Ferrari LaFerrari (2013-2015)
The LaFerrari is Ferrari’s first hybrid car, and it is considered to be one of the most advanced Ferraris ever made. The car features a 6.3-litre V12 engine, paired with a 120 kW electric motor that produces 789 horsepower.
The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, making it one of the fastest production cars in the world. The LaFerrari also features a unique active suspension system that helps to improve handling and stability.
Ferrari 812 Superfast (2017-2021)
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the F12 Berlinetta, and it is considered to be one of the most powerful Ferraris ever made. Ferrari claim that the 812 Superfast has a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph) making it the fastest Ferrari made for just the road.
The car features a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 789 bhp, and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
The car also features a new suspension system that helps to improve handling and stability, and it also has a new aerodynamic design that helps to increase downforce.
Works of Art
Ferraris are some of the most iconic and desirable cars in the world, and the vehicles mentioned are just a small selection of the many masterpieces that the company has produced over the years.
Each one of these Ferraris is a true work of art, and they are all a testament to the company’s dedication to innovation and excellence. From the 250 GTO, with its racing heritage and timeless design, to the LaFerrari, with its cutting-edge hybrid technology, each of these cars represents a different aspect of Ferrari’s legacy.
These cars will always be remembered as some of the most iconic and beautiful automobiles ever made. They are true collector’s items, and owning one is a privilege reserved for only a select few.
Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a collector, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, these Ferraris are sure to impress. So, if you ever get a chance to see one of these cars in person, or even better get the chance to drive one, don’t miss it! It will be an experience of a lifetime.