Ferrari 400 GT

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The first Ferrari ever offered with automatic transmission, the 400 was aimed at the American market, and was meant to take the prancing horse into the boardrooms of Europe and the US. But the 400’s automatic box was a most un-Ferrarilike device, a lazy three-speed GM Turbo-Hydramatic also used in Cadillac, Rolls-Royce, and Jaguar.

Ferrari 308 GTB

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One of the best-selling Ferraris ever, the 308 GTB started life with a fiberglass body designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. Power was courtesy of the V8 3.0 engine and five-speed gearbox inherited from the 308 GT4. With uptown America as the GTB’s target market, federal emission regulations made the GTB clean up its … [Read more…]

Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

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The Berlinetta Boxer was meant to be the jewel in Ferrari’s crown—one of the fastest GT cars ever. Replacing the legendary V12 Ferrari Daytona the 365 BB was powered by a flat-12 “Boxer” engine, so named for the image of the horizontally located pistons punching at their opposite numbers. Mid engined, with a tubular chassis … [Read more…]

Ferrari Dino 246 GT

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Pretty enough to stop a speeding train, the Dino came not from Enzo Ferrari’s head, but from his heart. The Dino was a tribute to the great man’s love for his son, Alfredino, who died of a kidney disease. Aimed at the Porsche 911 buyer the 246 Dino engine came with only half the number … [Read more…]

Ferrari Daytona

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The classically sculptured and outrageously quick Daytona was a supercar with a split personality. Under 120 mph (193 km/h), it felt like a truck with heavy inert controls and crashing suspension. But once the needle was heading for 140 mph (225 km/h), things started to sparkle. With a romantic flat-out maximum of 170 mph (280 … [Read more…]

Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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The GTB/4 was a hybrid made for two short years from 1966 to 1968. With just 350 built, a mere 27 in right-hand drive, it was not one of Ferrari’s moneymakers. So named for its four camshafts, the GTB still ranks as the finest road car Ferrari produced before Fiat took control of the company.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB

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In an era when Ferrari was turning out some lackluster road cars, the 250 GT SWB became a yardstick, the car against which all other GTs were judged and one of the finest Ferraris ever. Of the 167 made between 1959 and 1962, 74 were competition cars—their simplicity made them one of the most competitive … [Read more…]

Ferrari Modulo Pininfarina

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Two elements of advanced car design seldom reach the official histories — the bush telegraph that enables designers to share their thinking, and the strong human emotions that so often fuel the greatest inspiration.

Ferrari LaFerrari 2013

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Hybrid power increases efficiency. Efficiency can be realised as extra economy or extra power. Guess which Ferrari chose for its £1.15 million range-topper?

Ferrari 575M Superamerica – 2005

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If ever a supercar deserved to be bought for its name alone the choice would surely be the Ferrari 575M Superamerica, a moniker resurrected from an earlier Ferrari glory era. This was an evolution of the Ferrari 575M Maranello that first appeared back in 2002.