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 luxury 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 are the 812 Superfast and Roma, but some of the earlier models are iconic.
Here are 10 Ferraris to check out.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
The Ferrari 812 Superfast is one of the top models of the Italian manufacturer.
It was released in 2017 and was considered the most powerful naturally aspirated car in production at the time.
It is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 789 horsepower.
This allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 211 km/h.
It also comes with a plethora of features including ‘Side Slip Control’ which allows the car to slide around corners and ensures the driver does not lose control of the car.
So it’s no surprise that it’s not cheap, starting at £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 characterized Rome in the 1950s and 1960s.
The interior focuses on a dual cockpit theme, with separate driver and passenger areas. It is described by Ferrari as a “2+” interior with a small rear seat.
Despite the Roma’s refined appearance, it doesn’t compromise on performance.
It has a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 612 horsepower. The result is 198 mph.
The Roma will refund buyers £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 with PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) architecture.
But this does not mean that the speed has decreased.
In fact, it has a top speed of 211 mph, while 0-62 mph takes just 2.5 seconds.
This is thanks to a 4.0-liter V8 with twin turbo, three electric motors and a four-wheel drive powertrain that together produce 986 horsepower.
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 steal considering the performance levels of the hypercar.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a spectacular supercar with a top speed of 350 km/h.
But the Italian manufacturer goes one step further with the Aperta, a special version for some of its most valued customers.
Unsurprisingly, it is very expensive, costing £1.5 million.
The reason behind the price is that Ferrari has worked extremely hard to turn a seamlessly designed coupe into a roadster with the same performance.
The hefty price is also due to the fact that it is a very rare supercar, with only 210 built.
Nevertheless, all units were sold to customers by invitation.
Another grand tourer from the Italian car manufacturer is the Portofino.
It is a two-door 2+2 hardtop convertible. The car was named after the Italian village of Portofino and followed the California T.
The Portofino has a stunning aesthetic where the front, side and back are part of a single structure. The front bumper has also been redesigned to accentuate the car’s dynamic profile.
In terms of performance, the Portofino is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 592 horsepower.
The more powerful Portofino M produces 612 hp.
It’s a visual spectacle and it costs £164,000.
Ferrari F60 America
The Ferrari F60 America is based on the F12 Berlinetta and was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari’s operations in North America.
It has a naturally aspirated 730 horsepower V12 engine, giving it a top speed of 210 mph.
This special edition has a special 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 road, as only 10 copies of this rare supercar were built.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a mid-engined 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 characterized by the S-Duct. The front also has aerodynamic side intakes integrated into the shape of the bumper and fitted with two aerodynamic side splitters in black.
It also has quad taillights, a feature last seen on the F430.
The F8 Tributo produces 710 horsepower and has a top speed of 211 mph. It costs £203,000.
Those who want the convertible Spider 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 latest vehicles from the Italian manufacturer, with a planned release sometime in 2022.
The 296 GTB is powered by a 3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 654 horsepower. This is combined with a 123kW electric motor.
This gives a total power of 818 hp.
The 296 GTB has a range of approximately 25 kilometers on the electric motor alone. But since it’s a hybrid, range isn’t an issue.
In terms of performance, 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds, while the top speed is over 205 mph.
As there is none on the market yet, no price has been announced yet but it is expected to become hefty.
When it comes to iconic Ferraris, the F40 stands out.
It was made on the occasion of the company’s 40th anniversary.
Under the hood was a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produced 471 horsepower and a top speed of just over 200 mph.
The F40 was extremely light, with the body made from a mix of kevlar, carbon fiber and aluminum. The interior is also designed to save weight, with air conditioning only.
When it was released in 1987, buyers quickly put their hands in their wallets to get their hands on one.
Today an F40 costs at least £1 million.
Ferrari 250 GTO
No Ferrari has as much mystique as the 250 GTO.
The GTO is the ultimate development of Ferrari’s 250 series sports cars and is in turn derived from another successful Ferrari racing car, the 250 GT SWB.
It was powered by a 3-litre V12 and produced 300 horsepower.
One aspect of the mystique of the 250 GTO is the limited number of cars that were built.
Only 39 were built and buyers were personally checked by Enzo Ferrari to see if they were suitable owners.
Its rarity, combined with its 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 out there.
Not only are they fast, but they also look extravagant.
While some are currently in production, others are past models that are considered classics by petrolheads.
As technology develops, you can expect Ferrari to make even more attractive vehicles.