The 7 History Making Ferrari's of All Time

“I build engines and attach wheels to them.”- Enzo Ferrari

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Ferrari has been a huge part of car history, and history in general. I mean just think about it, even people who don't know a single thing about cars, and automobiles, know what Ferrari is. It has shaped our car culture in many ways. It is a iconic company, that came from someone who had nothing, but gave us everything. Lets look back to were it all started, lets look back to all the Ferrari cars that changed history.

7. Ferrari La Ferrari

2013 Ferrari La Ferrari

2013 Ferrari La Ferrari

Literally named "The Ferrari" The LaFerrari has changed the 21st century in many ways. Making it part of the current Holy Trinity alongside the Mclaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder, the LaFerrari has definitely shaped our generation. 499 LaFerrari models were only made. It was Ferrari’s first hybrid vehicle. It has a V12 hybrid power train, that provided the highest output of any production Ferrari while also improving efficiency by 40%. That output equals to 949 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a top speed of 212 mph and a 0-to-60-mph time of just 2.4 seconds. Its a breathtaking car, making it one of the best Ferrari's of all time. And it sits at a whopping $4 million right now.

Ferrari LaFerrari Specs:

Horsepower: 949 hp.

Torque: 663 lb-ft.

0–60 mph: 2.6 Seconds.

0-100 mph: 4.7 Seconds.

1/4 Mile: 9.7 Seconds @ 149 mph.

Top Speed: 217 mph.

6. Ferrari Enzo

2002 Ferrari Enzo

2002 Ferrari Enzo

This gorgeous, and iconic mid-engine V12 supercar is named from Ferrari’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, and it was designed to be a top performer. It borrows heavily from Ferrari’s F1 vehicles, including a carbon-fiber body, ceramic composite disc brakes, and an F1-style automated-shift transmission. The Enzo has left a huge mark in Ferrari and in the super car community. Its V12 engine also had a new generation of Prancing Horse powertrains, with 651 hp, 485 lb-ft of torque, and a top speed of 218 mph, this car is really something special. In my opinion the mighty Ferrari Enzo was Ferrari's first real hypercar! Also what was impressive was the single-clutch automated manual six-speed "F1" transmission, capable of cracking off shifts in 150 milliseconds—shockingly quick for the time of the early 2000s (2002-2004). This car is extraordinary.

The Enzo has 650 horsepower, it is 3000 pounds, and it has a top speed of 218 mph, and 11.0 seconds for the standing quarter-mile.

5. Ferrari F50

1996 Ferrari F50

1996 Ferrari F50

Coming from is predecessor the Ferrari F40, the F50 was believe it or not, considered a flop. In car enthusiasts eyes, it isnt a flop. The F50 has changed the game in many ways, and had made a history of its own. This beautiful super car is equipped with a 4.5L V12 that is based on the 3.5L V12 used in the 641 Formula One car. 202 mph is the top speed, and a 0-60-mph time of 3.8 seconds, the F50 was a fast car, a really fast car. Its unique, and bold styling was controversial at the time of its release, but there was no questioning its incredible power or its incredible dedication and devotion to the driving experience.

Year: 1995- 1997

Engine: V12

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Horsepower: 514

Torque: 347

Displacement: 4.7 L

0-60 time: 3.7 sec

Top Speed: 201 mph

Layout: Mid-engine, Rear-drive

4. Ferrari F40

1991 Ferrari F40

1991 Ferrari F40

This car needs no introduction. The legendary, the revolutionary, Ferrari F40. Introduced in 1987 and produced through 1992, the F40 was the best and quickest car at its time, and is still hailed as one of the best cars of all time. This successor to the 288 GTO is a rear-wheel-drive, mid-engine sports car was built to commemorate the automaker’s 40th anniversary, and it is the last Ferrari that was personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. After Enzo Ferrari passed away on August 14, 1988. With a top speed of 199 mph and an outstanding 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds, it was Ferrari’s fastest car at the time. It is definitely in everyone's dream garage. A mid-engine model, and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo, rear mid-longitudinal V8 engine. With a horsepower production of 163 hp/liter and a maximum torque of 425 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. Its no wonder its such an amazing car. Only about 1311 of these cars were manufactured, with only 213 assigned to the US market. This car has definitely made history, and still is.

Horsepower: 471 hp

Torque: 425 lb-ft

0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds

1/4 Mile: 11.8 @ 124.5 mph

60-0 mph: 119 ft

3. Ferrari Testarossa

1984 Ferrari Testarossa

1984 Ferrari Testarossa

The Pininfarina-designed car was produced from 1984 to 1991, this beautiful car is one of Ferrari's best and underrated. Prior to the debut of the front-engine 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello, it is easy to forget we had 24 years of mid-engine twelve-cylinders. A new mid-engine twelve-cylinder is the new normal, but back in the days, it was the status quo for high-end exotica. This stunning ferrari had a 4.9L flat-12 that featured an electronic ignition system with fuel injection, delivering 385 hp (6,300 RPM) and 361 lb-ft of torque (4,500 RPM). Also with a top speed of 180mph. This car is a definitive 80s history maker.

0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds

0-100 mph: 11.4 seconds

Quarter Mile: 13.5 seconds

Top Speed: 180 mph

2. Ferrari 288 GTO

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

Such as the F40, this car needs no introduction. Firstly produced from 1984 to 1987, and with only a whopping 272 made, the 288 GTO was rated second on Sports Car International’s list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s. It was one of the fastest street-legal production cars in the world at the time of its debut, and it also had a top speed of 189 mph and the ability to go from knot to 60 mph in 5 seconds. Enzo was definitely proud of this car. It is often referred to as an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced in Ferrari's Maranello factory. The 288 GTO was the first Ferrari race car that could be legally driven on the road since the 250 GTO. The 288 GTO’s aerodynamics were designed around the Group B regulations, so it can be road legal. Ferrari managed to make the GTO stable up to its terminal velocity. It is one of the best and one of the most amazing cars in the world.

Engine: 2,855 cc, twin-turbocharged V8.

Transmission: Five-speed manual, rear drive.

Power: 394 bhp @ 7,000 rpm.

Torque: 366 lb/ft @ 3,800 rpm.

Weight (Dry): 1161 kg (2560 lbs)

Power to Weight: 350bhp/ton.

0-60 mph:4.8 sec.

Top Speed: 189 mph.

1. The 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB

1974 Ferrari 365 GTB

1974 Ferrari 365 GTB

This car also needs no introduction, this Ferrari started it all, this Ferrari shaped the way for the Ferrari brand, and the cars. Sometimes referred to as the Ferrari Daytona, the 365 GTB is a two-seat Grand Tourer that Ferrari built from 1968 to 1973 to replace the 275 GTB. This model being named the top sports car of the 70s by Sports Car International magazine and also being listed as number two in Motor Trend Classic’s “Greatest Ferraris of All Time” list. It was one of the last V12 front-engined Ferrari's. The classically shaped and ridiculously fast Daytona was a supercar to remember. This was a car meant to be driven fast and hard. It was meant to be the best. And it definitely succeeded at that.

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a rear wheel drive road car, with the engine located in the front. Its 12 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 4.4 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 347 bhp (352 PS/259 kW) at 7500 rpm and 431 Nm (318 lbft/44 kgm) at 5500 rpm respectively. It features dry sump-type lubrication. This power is delivered to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. The quoted kerb weight is 1280 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 278 km/h or 173 mph.

Thank you for reading my article on the top 7 best Ferrari's of all time. I hope you enjoyed, here are the websites that helped me and inspired me and also gave me alot of the information!

Credits: Wikipedia, Continental Auto sports, Car And Driver, Automobilemag.com, Topspeed, duPont Daily Registry, Garage Dreams, Sports Car Digest, and carfolio.com

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