Here’s why a Ferrari should be red

This is the ONLY colour a Ferrari should be in

2y ago

As I am sure you are already aware, a huge amount of Ferrari’s on the road have been finished in that traditional Ferrari Rosso paint with Tan leather interior. Well, I am here to tell you why this is the ONLY spec you should have on your Ferrari.

Right, lets go back many, many years to where it all began with little Enzo Ferrari. Back when he was just a young boy, he attended a race in Italy where all the Fiat racing drivers were racing in red cars as this is seen as the traditional colour if Italy. This colour is known as ‘Rosso Corsa’ (racing red), and many Ferrari’s even today can be seen wearing this paint proudly.

There are lots of stories knocking around about how red became the national colour of Italy but here is one of them (in the briefest way possible). Back in the 1800s, supporters of General Giuseppe Garibaldi wore red as a start of a trend he set when he became militarily involved with Uruguay. Mr. Garibaldi then spent many years in Uruguay, in fact so much that he was actually banned from Italy due to his strong and outlandish beliefs. When he was in the South American country, in order for him to continue his trend he used red shirts from a nearby slaughter house. Many years later, when Garibaldi became one of Italy’s founding fathers, they adopted the colour red to make it their national colour as a sign of respect to this persistent General.

Another reason is a rather important one, more so than it being Italy’s national colour. Back in the early years of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson test drove the Ferrari 355 and fell in love with it. So much in fact, that he went and bought one. Initially, he went into the dealership (Maranello, Egham) with his heart set on buying a green one to be different, as 85% of all first time Ferrari buyers at that time bought them in red. Nothing was going to change Clarkson’s mind…

Anyway, he left the dealership having ordered a brand-new Ferrari 355 with Rosso Corsa paint and a cream interior, admittedly it isn’t tan (he made a mistake there) but its close enough. This just shows that no matter who you are, or how different you want to be, you will always choose a red Ferrari.

Tom Selleck a.k.a. Magnum PI drove a red 308 GTS with tan interior in the TV series, once again, proving that it is a true Ferrari spec.

Just look at auctions today. Take the 1960s Ferrari 250 GTO for example. The most expensive car in the world at $48,405,000. This is red. In fact, the top three most expensive cars in the world are Ferrari’s and they are all red. I think that proves my point. Not only do they look good, but they are also a great financial decision.

If you look at any new Ferrari, they more often than not appear in a red colour of some description. This is just simply because it looks good. Red paint and Tan interior is the ONLY spec you should go for when buying your first Ferrari. Personally, I love grey or blue Ferrari’s but there is just something so timeless and classic about owning a red Ferrari with a tan interior that quite frankly, I wouldn’t have any other choice.

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Comments (66)

  • Not all Ferraris look good in red. The 308 did, but the Daytona looked much better in blue or yellow, as do the 458 and 488. F355 looks best in black, admittedly with a tan interior.

      2 years ago
    • I agree to some extent, but if I were to ever be in the position to buy a Ferrari, it would have to be red with tan interior I am afraid. Although some Ferrari’s as you say, are an exception.

        2 years ago
    • and the F40 black by Gas Monkey Garage?

        2 years ago
  • Ferrari’s colour is Yellow, it’s the original racing colour,

    Red only came about after the collaboration With Alfa.

      2 years ago
  • I agree with you in general, but there are exceptions to the rule, and my all-time favorite is definitely one: 1956 250 GT (TdF) 0515GT, body by Zagato, and the two-tone white over blue simply cannot be improved upon!

      2 years ago
  • You should also drive your red and tan Ferrari in a moustache and Hawaiian shirt.

      2 years ago
    • Well ofcourse!

        2 years ago
    • It’s the done thing!,it should be law,as they say(as it happens,I do have a moustache already,if you look closely!,Ooooops!) Lol👨🏻🙄XX

        2 years ago
  • If i ever had the money to order a new Ferrari... I’d probably spend it on something else... 😕

      2 years ago