7 Ferrari supercar options for under £100,000

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Ferrari F430

The F430 was first introduced in 2004, replacing the 360. Featuring a naturally aspirated 4.3-litre V8 engine, it came with two transmission options - a 6-speed 'F1' automatic or a 6-speed manual 'box. Available in both Spider and coupe forms, it was somewhat unrivaled at the time and remains a cheap-ish way into Ferrari ownership.

Despite still holding its supercar status, values have come right down to an affordable price for a V8 Ferrari. Starting at around £70,000 for an older or higher mileage example, what's not to like?

Ferrari 360

Reverse back in time a little and we have the 360. Predecessor to the F430, it had a slightly smaller displacement of 3.6-litres but kept the same V8. Fundamentally similar to its successor, it's available in both manual and F1 automatic and Spider and coupe form.

Being older, naturally prices are even lower with prices starting at £45,000 for a coupe and £70,000 for a Spider.

Ferrari 550

If you've seen Bad Boys 2 then you'll recognise this car instantly. The Ferrari 550 houses a massive 5.5-litre V12 engine and was only available with a manual gearbox to satisfy the Ferrari purists. It was later replaced by the 575 Maranello which increased the displacement to 5.7-litres from the original 5.5-litres.

Prices are similar to the F430 with the lesser examples starting at £70,000. The convertible version, the 550 Barchetta, is somewhat of a rarity with a £400,000 price tag.

Ferrari 575M

The aforementioned 575 Maranello came with the option of both automatic and manual gearbox as well as a larger engine. Performance remained moderately the same with a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph.

Prices start at £100,000 for the coupe, but if you want the convertible dubbed as the Super America then you'll have to dig deep and pull £350,000 from somewhere.

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

The 612 was a bit of an ugly duckling with its bland looks. You may remember Jeremy Clarkson testing the car on Top Gear where there was an annoying noise caused by a part not fitted correctly, but it didn't help with the image of the car. Despite this, I still have a soft spot for it and would opt for one of these over the 599.

They're actually one of the cheapest on this list with the lowest prices starting at just £60,000. That's not bad for a massive Ferrari V12 monster.

Ferrari 355

The 355 was the poster car on my bedroom wall when I was growing up, ever since I first laid eyes on it in one of my Top Trumps games. It's sleek, attractive and just ticks all of the supercar boxes making it a good, cheap way into Ferrari supercar ownership.

Starting at £50,000, they're a bit of a bargain. Available in both Spider and coupe, manual and automatic gearbox there's something for everyone.

Ferrari 599 GTB

The last car on this list - the 599. Named after its own displacement, it featured a 6.0-litre V12 engine mounted in the front of the car that produces 600bhp. More of a GT car than a supercar, it's a hefty brute weighing in at 1,750kg but that doesn't stop performance with a top speed surpassing 200mph.

Known to have hideous running costs but an almost modest starting price at £100,000, are you brave enough to take the plunge?