it is no surprise that it does not come cheap
One of the world’s most iconic car brands is Ferrari.
Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, the Italian manufacturer is responsible for creating some of history’s most striking and exciting cars.
The luxuriousness and elegance are what Ferrari is known for.
But the high performance is also a factor when it comes to Ferrari, with many going beyond 200 mph.
Some of the models currently in production include the 812 Superfast and Roma but some of its past models are iconic.
Here are 10 Ferraris to check out.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is one of the Italian manufacturer’s top models.
It was released in 2017 and at the time, it was considered to be the most powerful naturally aspirated car in production.
It is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine that generates 789 bhp.
This allows it to go from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 211 mph.
It also comes with a plethora of features, including ‘Side Slip Control’ that allows the car to slide into corners while ensuring that the driver does not lose control of the car.
So it is no surprise that it does not come cheap, starting from £260,000.
The Ferrari Roma is a grand touring, high-performance sports car.
It has a distinctive style, making the car a modern representation of the carefree way of life that characterised Rome during the 1950s and ’60s.
The interior is focused on a dual-cockpit theme, featuring separate driver and passenger areas. It is described as a “2+” interior by Ferrari with a small backseat area.
Despite the Roma’s sophisticated appearance, it does not hold back on performance.
It has a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 612 bhp. The result is 198 mph.
The Roma will set buyers back £170,000 but this is a car that appeals to a wider audience of sports car buyers, not just Ferrari enthusiasts.
Ferrari has moved into the world of electricity and the SF90 is the Italian manufacturer’s first model to feature PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture.
But this does not mean it has cut down on speed.
In fact, it has a top speed of 211 mph, while 0-62 mph takes just 2.5 seconds.
This is due to a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, three electric motors, and an all-wheel-drive drivetrain that combine to produce 986 bhp.
The standard version is the Stradale while the Spider is ideal for those who prefer a convertible.
But this supercar is not cheap.
It costs £390,000 which may sound like a lot but this Ferrari is a bargain considering its hypercar performance levels.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a spectacular supercar, boasting a top speed of 218 mph.
But the Italian manufacturer goes one step further with the Aperta, a special version for some of the most esteemed customers.
Unsurprisingly, it is very expensive, costing £1.5 million.
The reason behind the price is that Ferrari worked extremely hard to turn a seamlessly engineered coupe into a roadster while keeping the same performance.
The hefty price is also down to it being a very rare supercar, with just 210 built.
Nevertheless, all units were sold to customers via an invitation.
Another grand tourer from the Italian carmaker is the Portofino.
It is a two-door 2+2 hard top convertible. The car is named after the Italian village of Portofino and it succeeded the California T.
The Portofino has a stunning aesthetic, with the front, side and rear forming part of a single structure. The front bumper has also been re-sculptured to accentuate the car’s dynamic profile.
As for performance, the Portofino is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 592 bhp.
The more powerful Portofino M produces 612 bhp.
It is a visual spectacle and it costs £164,000.
Ferrari F60 America
The Ferrari F60 America is based on the F12 Berlinetta and it was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari’s operations in North America.
It has a naturally-aspirated 730bhp V12 engine, giving it a top speed of 210 mph.
This special edition has a distinct look. This includes sculpted fenders and rear arches behind the driver, as well as the stunning blue paint job.
The F60 is completely unique and very expensive, costing around £1.9 million.
But don’t expect to see one on the roads as only 10 units of this rare supercar were built.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a mid-engine sports car that replaced the Ferrari 488.
It features state-of-the-art aerodynamics and this is evident in the car’s design.
The front is characterised by the S-Duct. The front also has side aerodynamic intakes which are integrated into the shape of the bumper and feature two aerodynamic side splitters in black.
It also has quad tail-lights, a feature that was last seen on the F430.
The F8 Tributo produces 710 bhp and has a top speed of 211 mph. It costs £203,000.
For those who want the convertible Spider, they will have to pay £225,000.
Ferrari 296 GTB
Like the SF90, the Ferrari 296 GTB is also a plug-in hybrid sports car.
It is one of the Italian manufacturer’s newest vehicles, with a scheduled release sometime in 2022.
The 296 GTB is powered by a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 654 bhp. This is combined with a 123kW electric motor.
This gives a total output of 818 bhp.
On just the electric motor, the 296 GTB has a range of approximately 15 miles. But since it is a hybrid, the range is not a concern.
As for performance, 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds while the top speed is over 205 mph.
Given that there is not on the market yet, a price has not been revealed but it is expected to be hefty.
When it comes to iconic Ferraris, the F40 stands out.
It was made to mark the company’s 40th anniversary.
Under the bonnet was a twin-turbo V8 engine that produced 471 bhp, giving it a top speed of just over 200 mph.
The F40 was extremely light, with the body made from a mix of kevlar, carbon fibre and aluminium. The interior was also designed for weight-saving purposes, with air-conditioning being the only feature.
When released in 1987, buyers quickly put their hands into their wallets in order to get their hands on one.
Today, an F40 will cost at least £1 million.
Ferrari 250 GTO
No Ferrari holds as much mystique as the 250 GTO.
The GTO is the ultimate development of Ferrari’s 250 series of sports cars, and in turn, it was derived from another successful Ferrari racing car, the 250 GT SWB.
It was powered by a 3-litre V12 and produced 300 bhp.
One aspect of the 250 GTO’s mystique is the limited number of cars that were built.
Just 39 were built and buyers were personally monitored by Enzo Ferrari to see if they were suitable owners.
The rarity, combined with racing history, makes the 250 GTO arguably the most desirable Ferrari.
It is now worth over £20 million and that figure is unlikely to change.
These 10 Ferraris are some of the most exciting ones out there.
Not only are they fast but they look very extravagant.
While some are currently in production, others are past models that are considered to be classics among petrolheads.
As technology continues to evolve, expect Ferrari to create even more enticing vehicles.