How the legend flourished: 10 iconic Ferrari models
For more than seventy years since its founding, the Ferrari brand has come a long way from a small racing team to a manufacturer of premium sports cars. But one thing remained unchanged: each new car of the company either acquired a cult status, or simply became a real work of art. This is one of those cases where choosing the top ten best models is extremely difficult – they are all so good.
1. 250 Testa Rossa 1956
At one time, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa of 1956 was one of the most sought after vehicles of the company. For a long time the car dominated the race, having won several victories in prestigious competitions. The 250 Testa Rossa boasts an impressive 3.0-liter V12 engine, which was a major breakthrough in the middle of the 20th century. In 2011, the TR of 1958 was sold at auction for an impressive $ 16.4 million.
2. 250 GTO 1962
The legendary Gran Turismo model 250 GTO was produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964. A total of 36 copies of the GTO were produced, which makes this car a welcome exhibit among collectors. In 2018, the rare red GTO was sold at a US auction for $ 48 million. Many automotive publications still consider this model to be the best in the history of Ferrari.
3. 365 GTB4 Daytona 1967
Competition Ferrari with Lamborghini goes back for decades. Each of the automakers worked hard to outdo each other and create the best sports car. Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona, produced from 1967 to 1973, was a direct response to the legendary Lamborghini Miura. The car gained worldwide fame after filming in the popular American television series “Miami Police.”
4. 330 P4 Berlinetta 1967
The 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Berlinetta is one of the three most beautiful cars ever created by the company. Sportcar struck motorists of the late 1960s. Luxury and powerful car was created with one goal – to attract the attention of the whole world and to suppress any desire to compete with the Italian brand.
5. 308 GTS 1977
If you watched the television series “Private Detective Magnum”, then you are definitely familiar with the Ferrari 308 GTS. Another desirable specimen for collectors boasts a 2.9-liter V8 engine rated at 255 horsepower.
6. 1987 F-40
This supercar has a special place in the history of Ferrari. The F-40 was the last car developed during the lifetime of the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. Novate.ru found that Enzo, inspired by the design of Formula 1, created a car that was ahead of its time for many years. Ferrari F40 is one of the first legally produced cars that crossed the speed barrier of 320 km / h.
7. Testarossa 512 1991
Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR 1991 release took a special place in the hearts of motorists of the 1990s, becoming a true symbol of the era in the West. The car, worth $ 189,000, received a powerful 428 horsepower engine that allowed the 512 TR to reach speeds of 100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds. Today Testarossa is mainly stored in private premium car collections.
8. F60 Enzo 2002
The Ferrari F60 Enzo is the car that combines Formula 1 technology with the legendary Ferrari design. The sports car boasts a 6.0-liter V12 engine, 660 hp, capable of accelerating the car to 100 km / h in just 3.4 seconds. The model was built in memory of the company’s founder.
9. F430 Scuderia 2004
Ferrari F430 Scuderia is one of the most recognizable and popular models of Ferrari. The sports car is equipped with an 8-cylinder engine producing 503 hp. A truly legendary car that embodies the spirit of the Italian company and the best technologies of its time.
10. F70 LaFerrari 2013
And completes our list model F70 LaFerrari, which is produced since 2013. The car was created in response to the emergence of hypercars such as the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918. Ferrari equipped the F70 with a 161-horsepower electric motor paired with a 6.3-liter gasoline engine with 789 hp.