With a long and distinguished history of making breathtakingly beautiful and high performing sports cars, it is true to say that Ferrari has produced its fair share of motoring icons.
From mid-engine beasts to grand touring cars, the Italian manufacturers have captured our imaginations quite like no other. Here are five of the most beautiful and iconic Ferarris ever to grace the planet.
The 308 was a mid-engine Ferrari, that boasted a V-8 2.9 litre 8 cylinder engine, capable of producing 255- horsepower. That may not sound impressive by today’s standard but in its time the 308 GTS had genuine pedigree.
What this little member of the Ferrari family will most fondly be remembered for is its role alongside Tom Selleck in the 1980’s hit TV show Magnum PI. Well, it takes something special to steal the limelight from the one with the moustache.
When the Ferrari Testarossa was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1984 it caused ructions across the motoring press. Reactions ranged from “I hate it” to “whoa, amazing and I’ve glimpsed the future.”
Whatever the opinion of journalists and the general public that day, one thing was for certain– a true legend was born. In the early 90s the car was given a revamp with a 4.9-litre 12-cylinder engine producing 4i28-horsepower capable of doing 0-60 in 5 seconds flat.
The F40 was built to mark the company’s 40th anniversary and was the last car that would be overseen by Enzo Ferrari before his death in 1998.
The F40 set a true benchmark for all Supercars that would follow it. The twin-turbo 2.9 cylinder engine produced 478-horsepower and to save weight there was no radio or carpets, but then this car was not designed with the blue rinse brigade in mind.
The F12 Berlinetta
The latest Ferrari is also quite possibly the greatest in its GT range. The F12 Berlinetta exudes power with a 6.3-litre 12-cylinder engine that delivers an earth-shattering 730-horsepower capable of doing 60 mph from a standing start in 3 seconds flat.
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The Dino sports car was first produced in 1965 and was named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son Alfred Dino Ferrari. The sleek and futuristic looking design was ahead of its time and is still a head turner today.
Although the Dino never bore the Ferrari Badge, many enthusiasts have fitted Ferrari badges to their cars. The first road-going Ferarri to have a mid-engine design, they made the Ferrari brand more accessible but no less glamorous.