Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 and will be recognized during June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Borro decided to mark the 70 years of Ferrari by highlighting a model from each decade of the Italian auto maker’s existence and asking our readers to choose their favourite Ferrari. That’s right, we want you to participate. If you know your favourite, vote right away. If need some guidance, review our summaries before voting. The choice is yours!
The 1940s – Ferrari 125 S
If you’re wondering where it all started, well this is it. The Ferrari 125 S was the first car to be produced by Ferrari in 1947 that wore the Ferrari badge. It debuted at the Piancenza Race the same year. The engine is somewhat petite at 1.5 litre achieving 118 horsepower. Only 2 of these were built so they are extremely rare.
1950s – Ferrari 250 GT
There are 13 variations of the 250 GT, some for road, some for races. This is the 150 GT California Spyder SWB and was produced towards the later part of the 1950s. fitted with a 3 litre V12 engine, this magnificent motor is capable of achieving 276 horsepower. This particular 250 GT sold for £10 million ($15.2 million) at the Pebble Beach auction in August 2016.
1960s – Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’
This two-seat grand tourer was produced by Ferrari in 1968 and introduced at the Paris Auto Salon. It has a 4.4 litre V12 engine that allows the car to reach 60mph in 5.4 seconds. This silver Daytona was sold at auction by Gooding & Co for £565,000 ($715,000) at the Pebble Beach sale in 2016.
1970s – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4
The 308 GT began production in 1973 and was introduced at the Paris Motor Show. It has a 3 litre engine that is capable of producing 255 horsepower. This 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 was sold for £50,400 ($63,000) by RM Sotheby’s in 2015.
1980s – Ferrari Testarossa
In 1984, Ferrari began producing the Testarossa and made around 10,000 of these models, previewing it first at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. It holds a 4.9 litre engine that allows the car to reach 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 180mph. This Testarossa was sold for £202,500 ($255,750) at auction by Silverstone at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale in 2015.
1990s – Ferrari F50
In 1995 the F50 was introduced. It is a two seat roadster with a 4.7 litre engine that powers 109hp in order to reach 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds. Its top speed is 194mph. in January 2017, this Ferrari F50 sold for £2.5 million ($3.1 million) at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Arizona.It likely makes the list of many peoples’ favourite Ferrari.
The 2000s – Ferrari Enzo
This Ferrari is named after the company’s founder, Enzo and began production in 2002. It is powered by a 6 litre engine that can produce 651 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 221 mph. The above 2005 Ferrari Enzo was sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s in 2015 for $6,050,000 (£4.8 million).
2010s – LaFerrari
In 2013, a limited production began on this hybrid sports car by Ferrari. With a whopping 6.3 litre engine, this fantastic car can produce 789 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 217mph. It can also reach 0-60mph in under 3 seconds. In 2016, Mecum auctioned off this LaFerrari for £554,000 ($7 million), making it the most valuable 21st Century car ever sold at auction, of which the proceeds went to charity.
This completes our list of the top models from 70 years of auto making excellence. Have you decided on your favourite Ferrari? Don’t forget to vote in our poll!
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