Ferrari is a truly legendary car company. Founded in 1947, the company quickly became known for its high-performance racing cars. Soon afterward, Ferrari started producing cars for the road-legal market and pioneered the development of the first supercars. The Italian design house produces cars that are immensely stylish as well as being dazzlingly fast. Here is a quick guide to some of the most amazing cars ever produced under the prancing horse badge.
Ferrari 250 GTR
Few cars are as beautiful and exotic as the 1963 250 GTR touring car. An example was recently sold for a staggering 70 million dollars. While your exotic vehicle might not fetch quite the same kind of price, ‘sell my car’ services still pay a huge amount for vintage 250s.
Only 36 of these thoroughbred cars were produced, and buyers had to be personally approved by the mastermind behind the company Enzo Ferrari. However, Sports Car International magazine ranked the 250 as the greatest sports car of all time. Developed to take part in the FIA Tour De France, the car combines all of the best features present in 1960s supercars. Also, Its sleek looks have never truly been beaten.
The F 50 was Ferrari’s flagship supercar in the 1990s. In many ways, the F 50 came to dominate the public image of what a supercar should be. Resembling a beautiful red fighter jet, the car proved that amazing performance could be backed up with exquisite beauty. The F 50 was very expensive but had a performance that was way ahead of its time. The F 50 is the ultimate 1990s exotic car – perhaps even more desirable than the cars produced by Lamborghini or Shelby at the time. Good luck trying to get ahold of one of these unbelievably rare beasts.
The F12 was the company’s modern reimagining of its classic grand touring cars of the 1960s. It incorporated modern technology while retaining the hand-crafted quality of older supercars. However, Debuting at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the F12 was an immediate success. Car Magazine Top Gear awarded the F12 the title of ‘supercar of the year’. Interestingly, the F12 was one of the first cars designed by Ferrari that was created with some degree of fuel efficiency in mind. It had a state-of-the-art engine computer that limited C02 emissions and automatically stopped the engine when at rest.
Ferrari Dino 246
The Dino 246 was the first car produced in relatively large numbers by Ferrari. It is famed for its beauty. In order to improve performance, the vast majority of the body was made of steel. It was one of the best cars for driving experience released in the 1970s and became a classic. It was designed to compete with the Porsche 911 and performed even better than the German machine in just about every way. Ferrari used state-of-the-art design techniques to make a track-worthy supercar for the mass market. Don’t be fooled, though, this was still a very luxurious car.