The Top 20 Best Ferraris Ever Created in the World
When it comes to picking the best Ferraris ever made, there is a big range of cars to choose from. The Italian automaker has been at the forefront of car design since its inception in 1939 and has been ever-present in the luxury car market. From the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO to the alluring Ferrari F40 and the super popular Ferrari LaFerrari, there is a Ferrari for everyone.
To shine a light on the prestigious company, this article looks at 20 of the best Ferraris ever created in the world. Enjoy.
The Top 20 Best Ferraris Ever Created in the World
1. Ferarri 250 GT California Spyder SWB
First unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB was based on the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB but with an updated chassis, disk brakes, and a 3.0-liter V12 engine. It also has an eye-catching hood scoop and is a collector’s dream car. One sold for a whopping $17.6 million at auction in 2016, making it one of the more expensive Ferraris sold over the past decade.
2. Ferrari F12berlinetta
Named ‘The Supercar of the Year 2012’ by car magazine Top Gear, the Ferrari F12berlinetta has a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter Ferrari V12 engine connected to a 7-speed F1 DCT dual-clutch transmission. The aerodynamic body helps the F12berlinetta go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and 0-124 mph in 8.5 seconds. It also has an impressive top speed of 211 mph.
3. Ferrari 250 GTO
Only 36 of these cars were produced but it remains an iconic Ferrari loved by car fans. The Ferrari 250 GTO was one of the top sports cars of the 60s and was designed to compete in Group 3 GT racing. It was quite a successful race car and is now valued by collectors the world over. The 250 GTO has sold for ridiculous amounts over the years, with one selling for a massive $70 million in 2018, making it the most expensive car ever sold privately. This is one of the best Ferraris ever made.
4. Ferrari 275 GTB
This two-seat grand tourer was first powered by a 3.3-liter overhead camshaft Colombo 60 V12 engine that was slightly adjusted with further models. The Ferrari 275 GTB had a sleek silhouette and was engineered to enter a number of high-profile races during the 60s, although it failed to live up to the success of its predecessor, the Ferrari 250.
5. Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
This version of the Ferrari Daytona comes equipped with a 4.4-liter Tipo 251 Colombo V12 engine and is a sporty-looking vehicle named after the brand’s iconic 1967 24 Hours of Daytona win. The Daytona gained international fame when it was driven in the inaugural Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash and managed to win with an average speed of 80.1 miles per hour, completing the distance from New York City to LA (2,876 miles) in just 35 hours 54 minutes. Impressive.
6. Ferrari 458 Italia
The shapely Ferrari 458 Italia incorporated technology from Ferrari’s dabbling in the F1 and resulted in a super-fast car that looks as good as it drives. Under the bonnet is a 4.5-liter Ferrari/Maserati F136 V8 engine capable of hitting 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. It also had a top speed of 210 mph. The interior was co-designed with Michael Schumacher, giving it a similar feel to being in an F1 car, although a little more luxurious.
7. Ferrari Monza 500 TRC
The Ferrari Monza was a popular model during the 50s and featured in many top races around the world. The Ferrari Monza 500 TR came about in 1954 and had several differences from previous models, including coil spring suspension and a synchronized transmission with a two-disc clutch. It was also powered by a 2.0-liter Lampredi I4 engine.
8. Ferrari 550 Maranello
The Ferrari 550 Maranello took 30 months to develop and was officially unveiled in 1996 at the Nurburgring racing circuit in Germany. This stylish sports car had a 5.5-liter V12 under the hood with a six-speed manual transmission capable of a top speed of 199 mph. Only 3,083 Ferrari 550 Maranello’s were produced, with 448 limited edition Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina’s also released.
9. Ferrari 599 GTO
This grand tourer from Ferrari has an optimized aerodynamic body that is a big reason for its incredible speed. At the time of its release, the Ferrari 599 GTO was the fastest Ferrari ever made, able to reach 0-62 mph in under 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph. Only 599 of these sports cars were manufactured, with each Ferrari 599 GTO sporting the famous prancing horse logo on one side of the car.
10. Ferrari Dino 246 GT
One of the most celebrated Ferraris is the Dino 246 GT. This iconic Ferrari came with a 2.4-liter Dino V6 engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Just 2,295 GT coupes were produced, with each capable of a top speed of 146 mph. It is still lauded as one of the greatest Ferraris ever produced and is popular amongst car enthusiasts.
11. Enzo Ferrari
Taking its name from the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, this mid-engine sports car was another classic model from the Italian brand. Only 400 Enzo Ferraris were ever produced. Ferrari used F1 technology to help create this behemoth, with the Enzo having a top speed of 221 mph. It won numerous awards, with the first Enzo that debuted at the Paris Motor Show also featuring in the film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
12. Ferrari F40
The Ferrari F40 was designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ferrari. Engineered by Nicola Materazzi and styled by Pininfarina, this was the final Ferrari to be given the tick of approval by founder Enzo, who passed away less than a year after the F40 hit the streets. At the time of its release, the F40 was not just the fastest Ferrari ever, but also the most powerful and expensive, retailing for a crisp $400,000. That might not sound like much, but it was five times what the previous model Ferrari sold for. The F40 remains one of the highlights of the Ferrari catalog.
13. Ferarri F430
One of the more recent Ferraris (2004-2009) to take the world by storm, the Ferrari F430 retained the general shape of its predecessor, the Ferrari 360, while updating a number of features. The F430 featured a 4.3-liter V8 engine with an output of 483 hp at 8,500 rpm and 343 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm. Not only that, but it also had a top speed of 196 mph.
14. Ferrari Testarossa
One of the best-known Ferraris ever made, the Ferrari Testarossa became a global icon thanks to its appearance in Miami Vice and Sega video game OutRun. The two-door coupe was noticeable for the side intakes that gave it a unique look along with its performance capabilities. The Testarossa could go from 0-62 mph in 5.8 seconds and had a top speed of 180 mph. A huge number of celebrities also drove a Testarossa during the 80s, helping raise its profile.
15. Ferrari SF90 Stradale
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is currently still in production and shares its name with the SF90 F1 car, with the SF90 standing for the 90th anniversary of the famous Scuderia Ferrari racing team. This is one of the few hybrid Ferraris on the market, with the SF90 featuring a 4.0-liter F154 Fa twin-turbocharged V8 and three electric motors mated to a new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
16. Ferrari 812 Superfast
As the name suggests, this Ferrari was fairly fast on the track. The Ferrari 812 Superfast could go from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and had a wild top speed of 211 mph. The Superfast was also the first Ferrari equipped with EPS (Electronic Power Steering) and had a bigger version of the 6.3-liter V12 engine used in the F12berlinetta.
17. Ferrari LaFerrari
The ‘definitive’ Ferrari (at least in name), the Ferrari LaFerrari was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. Powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine and one electric motor, the LaFerrari was the first hybrid created by the Italian automobile company. Some of the highlights of the LaFerrari include carbon-ceramic Brembo brake discs, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and a body computer system developed by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting. The LaFerrari could also hit speeds of 218 mph, which is pretty amazing.
18. Ferrari F50
This 90s classic was only manufactured for a couple of years, with only 349 Ferrari F50s ever produced. Powered by a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, the F50 could reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and had a top speed of 194 mph. These days the few F50s that go up for sale can fetch up to $3 million.
19. Ferrari 360 Modena
The first Ferrari 360 model built was the Modena. Named after the town where Enzo Ferrari was born, the Modena had a new, lightweight frame designed by Pininfarina that forgoed the classic flip headlights of most Ferraris. The 3.6-liter V8 engine came with a 6-speed manual transmission and a top speed of 183 mph.
20. Ferrari 308 GTS
Manufactured over a 10 year period, the Ferrari 308 GTS was another classic-looking Ferrari that combined the iconic shape of the Italian car with a few modern additions. The GTS was unveiled at the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show and came with a 2.9-liter V8 engine and five-spoke 14-inch alloy wheels.
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