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A Brief History

For over 50 years Ferrari has been synonymous with speed, beauty and unmatched desirability in the supercar world. A name that combines unparalleled motorsport success with some of the most sought after road cars on the planet.

The first car to bear the Ferarri name was the 125 in 1947, but the company's roots go back much further to founder Enzo's 'Scuderia Ferrari' race team of 1929, which used Alfa Romeos badged with the famous Cavallino Rampante.

The 1950's saw the beginning of Ferrari's domination of motorsport with the inauguration of Formula One. The ever present team notched up their maiden victory in 1951, landing the first of their 13 world championships the following year. Legendary names such as Ascari, Fangio, Hill, Lauda and Schumaker being amongst the Tifosi's heroes. This decade also saw the first of their eight successes at Le Mans, with a record six consecutive.

Most observers agree that the 166 Inter of 1948 was the first true Ferrari for the road, followed by a succession of low volume, specialist sports cars based on the V12 250 series. Most have been styled by Pininfarina, who went on to exclusively design many all-time classics such as the Dino, Daytona, 308, F355 and 550 Maranello.

Ferrari, part of the Fiat empire since 1969, moved the supercar goalposts on with the gorgeous Group B inspired 288GTO of 1984. This was followed up with the legendary F40, F50 and the 220mph Enzo.

Modern day Ferrari's are amongt the most desirable cars on the planet. The 458, F12 and astounding LaFerrari hypercar are all leaders in their respcitve classes. Ferrari have also branched out into bespoke one-offs for their wealthy customers, building the spectacular P4/5 in collaboration with long time partners Pininfarina.



Gallery Selection


250 GT SWB

250 GTO

250 LM

365 GTB/4 Daytona
 

Dino 246GT/GTS

365 GT4 BB

308

512 BB
 

Testarossa

288 GTO

328

Evoluzione
 

F40

348

512 TR / M

456 M
 

FZ93 Zagato

F355

F50

550 Maranello
 

360 Modena

575 Maranello

Enzo

Aurea
 

360 Challenge Stradale

F430

612 Scaglietti

FXX
 

575 Superamerica

P4/5

599 GTB

430 Scuderia
 

California

599 XX

599 GTO

458 Italia
 

FF

SP12 EC

F12

LaFerrari
 

F80

F12 TRS

458 Speciale

Sergio
 

FXX K

California T

488 GTB

GTC4 Lusso
 

F12 TDF

458 MM Speciale

812 Superfast

 


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Models 
250 GT SWB (59-61) 
250 GTO (62-64) 
250 LM (63-66) 
365 GTB/4 Daytona (68-74) 
Dino 246GT/GTS (69-74) 
365 GT4 BB (73-76) 
308 (75-85) 
512 BB (76-84) 
Testarossa (84-91) 
288 GTO (84-86) 
328 (85-89) 
F40 (87-92) 
348 (90-94) 
512 TR / M (92-99) 
456 (92-03) 
F355 (94-99) 
F50 (96-97) 
550 Maranello (96-02) 
360 Modena (99-05) 
575M Maranello (02-06) 
Enzo (03-06) 
360 Challenge Stradale (03-05) 
F430 (04-09) 
612 Scaglietti (04-10) 
575 SuperAmerica (05-06) 
P4/5 (2006) 
599 GTB (06-12) 
430 Scuderia (07-09) 
California (09-15) 
599 GTO (10-12) 
458 Italia (10-15) 
FF (11-16) 
SP12 EC (2012) 
F12 (12-17) 
LaFerrari (14-     ) 
F12 TRS (2014) 
458 Speciale (14-     ) 
Sergio (15-16) 
California T (15-     ) 
488 GTB (15-     ) 
GTC4 Lusso (16-     ) 
F12 TDF (16-     ) 
458 MM Speciale (2016) 
812 Superfast (17-     ) 
Concepts 
Evoluzione (1986) 
FZ93 Zagato (1993) 
Aurea (2003) 
F80 (2014) 
Track Only 
FXX (05-09) 
599 XX (09-12) 
FXX K (15-     ) 
Stats 
Largest Engine 
812 Superfast (6496 cc) 
Most Powerful 
FXX K (1036 bhp) 
Best Power to Weight 
FXX K (839 bhp/ton) 
Fastest Speed 
P4/5 (233 mph) 
Best 0-60mph 
FXX (2.4 sec) 
Most Expensive 
250 GTO (£30000000) 
Cheapest 
348 (£40000) 
Highest Rating 
488 GTB (#8 with 80%) 
Links 
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