Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Cars: “Passion on Wheels”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Cars: “Passion on Wheels”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Cars: “Passion on Wheels”


Ferrari is passion on wheels, and that passion comes alive in the articles I and many other  have created over the past 70 years.

There are only about 150 really significant Ferrari cars models in all, from the very 1st machines to wear the prancing horse in Y 1947 to today’s lineup of V-8 and V-12 coupes & Spiders + the Super and HyperSupercars

There are 3 paths that make up the Ferrari cars legend.

  1. The Road Cars
  2. The Sports-Racing Cars, and
  3. The F1 Cars.

Many were “bodied” Enzo Ferrari’s friend, Battista “Pinin” Farina, the early road cars were detuned versions of his racing cars.

The 1st Ferrari pure Road car, the 166MM, took part of its name from the Mille Miglia, the famed 1,000-mile Italian road race won by a Ferrari in Y 1948.

That theme continued through the great early examples, the Ferrari 340 America, the 375MM, and the magnificant 410S of the early 1950’s. this is the time when I 1st learned about Ferrari, and have been a fan and owner ever since.

These cars could be driven to the track, compete for the Checkered Flag, and then motor to dinner later in the evening, conditions willing.

This was the romance of the dual-purpose sports car aka Road & Track, an ideal that finished with the Ferrari 250GT SWB coupe of Y 1959.

After that, the all-out performance demanded by competition and the veneer of civility required by Ferrari’s wealthy non-racing customers sent the Commodatore’s Road cars down their own route.

Each succeeding decade had its share of super road going Ferraris:

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona in the 1960’s followed by the midengine 512 BBi in the ‘70s, F40 in the ‘80s, F50 in the ‘90’s, and Enzo and LaFerrari in this millennium.

But each frame also had its gorgeous GT’s (grand touring models), including the 250 GT Coupe, 330 GTC, and today’s 612 Scaglietti, all of which followed Ferrari’s classic front-engine V-12 layout.

It is a Law of the Ferrari faith that Enzo sold road cars mainly to finance his 1st love, racing.

And in the 1st half of the company’s 70-year existence, that meant endurance racing. Ferrari’s sports-racing cars were generally recognizable as wilder versions of models customers could buy and they competed in the big glamour events, like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Targa Florio.

Such Ferraris as the pontoon-fender 250 Testa Rossa and the voluptuous 330 P4 battled Jaguar and Ford, for supremacy in this particular sector of 200-mph machine and high-risk automotive marketing.

By the mid 1970’s, Formula 1 had taken over as the Aristocrat of motor racing, and Ferrari refocused its efforts on this form of open-wheel, single-seat competition. Immortals like Alberto Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio had driven Ferrari Grand Prix cars in the 1950’s.

The distinctive shark-nose Dino 156 F1 made Phil Hill the first American F1 World Champion in Y 1961.

But even those classic driver and their machines could not match the dominance of Michael Shumacher who, starting in the mid 1990’s, led Ferrari to 6 F1 manufacturer’s titles and captured for himself 5 F1 world driving championships.

To learn about all these cars, plus the stories of the people who designed, built, and drove them, 100’s mayby 1000’s of articles have been written about Ferrari, many researched and created by me, as portals to a story of automotive magic unlike any other. Ferrari is the #1 marque of the Modern Golden Age of the Automobile.

To learn about these great Ferrari Road Cars see below

166 MM 250 GT SWB 365 California Testarossa
212 Inter 400 Superamerica 365 GT 2+2 F40
340 America 250 GTE 365 GTB/4 Daytona 348
375 America 250 GT/L Lusso 365 GTC/4 456 GT
375 MM 330 GT 2+2 512 BBi F355
250 Europa GT 500 Superfast 400i F50
250 GT Boano 275 GTB/4 308 GT4 550 and 575
410 Superamerica 275 GTS 308 and 328 360 and F430
250 GT Coupe Dino 246 GT Mondial Enzo
250 GT Spyder California 330 GTC 288 GTO 612 Scaglietti

Go on to check out these iconic Ferrari Sports Racing Cars:

166 Sport Corsa 250 GT Tour de France 330 P4
166 MM Racecar 335 S 350 Can Am
225 S 250 Testa Rossa 212 E Montagna
340 Mexico 250 GT Spyder California
512 S
250 MM 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 312 PB
375 MM Racecar 196 SP 365 GTB/4 Competition
500 Mondial 250 GTO 512 BB LM
750 Monza 330 LMB F40 LM
121 LM 250 P 333 SP
410 S 250 LM 575 GTC
500 TRC 275 GTB/C 360 GT
290 MM Dino 206 S Enzo FXX
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