Great Models in the History of Ferrari

Great Models in the History of Ferrari

Great Models in the History of Ferrari

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At the 1 year anniversary of Ferrari’s IPO (NYSE:RACE), fans of the Prancing Horse can own a piece of the iconic Italian automaker for $50+/share.

But, there is no substitute for a Ferrari supercar. Since the company launched its road car business in Y 1947, it’s reputation has grown from respected racing team to include the maker legendary automotive art.

The company maintain a waiting list for many of its models without engaging in any forms of traditional automotive advertising.

Throughout the years, Ferrari has designed and built fast, powerful, and evocative sports, Super, and HyperSupercars. Anyone who has ever encountered a Ferrari has his or her personal favorite.  I have been owning and driving Ferrari’s since 1965, I have several favorites some listed below.

166 INTER: BUILT FROM 1948 TO 1950, THE FERRARI 166 INTER WAS BASED ON THE COMPANY’S SUCCESSFUL 166 RACE CARS. THE MODEL WAS FERRARI’S 1ST INTERNATIONAL SALES SUCCESS, IT WAS POWERED BY A 2.0-LITER, 90-HP V12 ENGINE.

 

250 TR TESTAROSSA: THE 1957 250 TR WAS ONE OF THE FIRST FERRARIS TO CARRY THE ICONIC TESTAROSSA BADGE. TESTAROSSA, OR “RED HEAD,” IS A REFERENCE TO THE CAR’S RED PAINTED VALVE COVERS. IT WAS POWERED BY A 300-HP, 3.0-LITER V12 ENGINE.

F40: BUILT IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPANY’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE FIRE-BREATHING F40 WAS THE LAST VEHICLE TO RECEIVE FOUNDER ENZO FERRARI’S SEAL OF APPROVAL PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. SOLD IN Y’s 1987 TO 1992, THE F40 WAS A NO-NONSENSE RACE CAR FOR THE ROAD, AND FITTED 478-HP, TWIN-TURBOCHARGED V8 AND A TOP SPEED OF 201 MPH.

ENZO, BUILT DURING Y’s 2002 TO 2004, THE ENZO LIVED UP TO THE REPUTATION OF ITS NAMESAKE — ENZO FERRARI. THE 660-HP HYPERSUPERCAR BOASTED A TOP SPEED OF 218 MPH.

DINO 246 GT: ALTHOUGH THE DINO DOESN’T CARRY THE FERRARI BADGE, IT IS FERRARI. NAMED AFTER ENZO FERRARI’S LATE SON ALFREDO (“DINO”), THE 246 GT SPORTS CAR WAS PRODUCED DURING Y’s 1969 TO 1974.  POWER FOR THE 246 CAME FROM A 2.4-LITER, 195-HP V6 ENGINE.

308 GTS: THE FERRARI 308 GTS DEBUTED IN 1977 TO GREAT FANFARE. THE PININFARINA DESIGNED, TARGA-TOP SPORTS CAR WAS THE CAR OF CHOICE ON THE ’80’s TV SHOW “MAGNUM P.I.” THE 308 GTS WAS POWERED BY 2.9-LITER, 255-HP V8 ENGINE.

LAFERRARI: THE PRANCING HORSE STEPPED INTO THE 21ST CENTURY WITH THE $1-M LAFERRARI HYBRID HYPERSUPERCAR. JUST 499 EXAMPLES OF THE CAR WILL EVER BE BUILT, ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD.  POWERED BY 6.3-LITER, 789-HP V-12 BOOSTED BY A 161-HORSEPOWER ELECTRIC MOTOR, THE HYBRID CAN REACH 60 MPH IN UNDER 3 SECS AND REACH A TOP SPEED OF MORE THAN 217 MPH.

365 GTB/4, GTS/4 DAYTONA: BOTH HARDTOP BERLINETTA AND CONVERTIBLE SPIDER VARIANTS FROM Y’s 1968 TO 1973, THE 365 DAYTONA IS A BELOVED STYLISH SPORTS CAR. THE “DAYTONA” MONIKER FROM THE CAR’S DOMINATING 1-2-3 FINISH AT THE Y 1967 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA RACE.  THE DAYTONA’S 4.4-LITER, 352-HP V-12 PROVIDED THE POWER TO GO WITH THE CAR’S DESIGN AND DRIVING DYNAMICS.

250 GTO: OF ALL  FERRARIS EVER PRODUCED, THIS  V12-POWERED 250 GTO IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COMMANDING THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR A CAR EVER. THE GTO IS KNOWN FOR ITS LOOK, RACING PEDIGREE, AND RARITY, JUST 39 WERE PRODUCED.

 

250 GT CALIFORNIA SPIDER: THE FERRARI CALIFORNIA SPIDER IS ONE THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND MOST FAMOUS FERRARI EVER PRODUCED. THE CALIFORNIA SPIDER REGULARLY COMMANDS AUCTION PRICES OF MORE THAN $20-M. SOLD FROM Y’s 1958-1962 IN BOTH LONG AND SHORT WHEELBASE FORM, THE 250 GT WAS INTENDED TO ESTABLISH FERRARI IN THE US BY EVOKING SUNNY OPTIMISTIC CALIFORNIA. THE ROADSTER  IS POWERED BY A 3.0-LITER, 240-HP V12 ENGINE.

458 ITALIA. THE 458 IS ONE OF TODAY’S FAVORITE FERRARIS. THE 458 ITALIA IS THE PERCISE BLEND OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND STYLE WITH TRADITIONAL FERRARI BRUTE POWER AND ENGINEERING.

THE ITALIA IS POWERED BY A 570-Hp, 4.5 LITER NORMALLY ASPIRATED V8. SOME SAY THE 458 IS THE BEST V8 FERRARI HAS PRODUCED.

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