Ferraris are some of the finest automotive machines to ever have been built. And as fans of state-of-the-art vehicles ourselves, whether it be airplanes, boats or high-performance cars, we thought we’d satisfy our need for excitement by taking a look at the top 10 Ferraris of all time. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!
1) Ferrari F40
The Ferrari F40 was built from 1987 to 1992 and still remains one of the most sought-after models for car collectors to this day. To celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, the car was built and personally approved by founder Enzo Ferrari himself. At the time it was built, it was the fastest, most powerful and most expensive car ($400,000) available, and represented the pinnacle of Ferrari engineering.
2) Ferrari 125 S
This 1.5-liter race car was built during the earliest days of the company in 1947, and the first of Enzo’s cars to bear his surname. Only two of these cars were ever made, with one of them claiming Ferrari’s first victory at the Grand Prix of Rome, following a disappointing debut at the 1947 Piacenza circuit. Without a doubt, this car is one of, if not the most famous Ferraris of all time, since it put the company on the map.
3) Ferrari Daytona
Ferrari went through a “muscle” phase, where it started manufacturing its cars with more rugged designs to mimic the muscle cars coming out of America during the 1970s. From that era came the Ferrari Daytona, a two-seat grand tourer with a 4.4-liter Colombo V12 engine. Not only does it have great performance, but its style is unique within the line of classic, sporty-looking Ferraris.
4) Ferrari Testarossa
One of the more imposing and robust Ferrari concepts to come out of the 1980s is called the Testarossa. With its signature vertical door panel design, flip-up headlights and wide chassis, this car has carved out its place as one of the top Ferraris ever made, both in terms of style as well as popularity – with over 10,000 units produced, it’s the most mass-produced Ferrari of all time.
5) Ferrari 250 GTO
Produced in the growing days of the company, from 1962 to 1964, the Ferrari 250 GTO was built to conform to the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. With its proprietary Tip 168/62 Colombo V12 engine, it was one of the most powerful sports cars available. When new buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, however nowadays, it just takes a lot of money to own one of these vehicles – the GTO is one of the most desired cars by automobile collectors and sales have repeatedly set price records, with one being sold for $48 million in 2018.
6) Ferrari 488
Replacing the 458, this upgrade is the first mid-engine Ferrari to use a turbocharged V8 since the F40. The Ferrari 488, produced from 2015-2019, generates higher power from a smaller engine than its predecessor, and has won numerous awards from the likes of Top Gear, MotorTrend and famed automotive broadcaster Jeremy Clarson.
7) Ferrari Dino
This series of prototype racing cars were produced by Ferrari in the early 1960s. All of the Dino SP cars featured rear mid-engine layouts, a first for the company’s production line, and won major victories at races throughout the world. Its unique body, designed by Carlo Chiti and Medardo Fantuzzi, was crafted in order to best reduce drag. The new approach to aerodynamics would be something that Ferrari would incorporate into many of its racing cars of that era.
8) Enzo Ferrari
This V12 mid-engine Ferrari was developed in 2002 and named after founder Enzo. Inspired by Formula 1 technology, the car features a fully carbon-fiber body, F1-style automated-shift manual transmission, ceramic composite disc brakes and more. The powerful 12-cylinder engine was based off the design found in the Maserati Quattroporte V8.
9) Ferrari 812 Superfast
For those with a thirst for high-speeds and maximum technological performance, the 2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast is sure to quench it. This car, one of the best that money can buy, offers almost 800 horsepower, zero-to-60 in under three seconds and over 500 lb-ft of torque, all in a flawless package. It’s definitely one of the fastest Ferraris of all time.
One of the more exclusive Ferrari offerings from the modern era is LaFerrari, a limited production hybrid model, and the last one to feature a mid-mounted V12 engine. This vehicle is the first hybrid version made by the Italian automotive company, providing the highest power output of any Ferrari road car whilst decreasing fuel consumption by 40 percent. In 2016, LaFerrari set the record for the most valuable 21st century automobile ever sold at auction, so you can see that it’s considered desirable among the collector class.