Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer and was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari. The name Ferrari is synonyms with fast, expensive and red color. Ferrari is considered as one of the earliest European sports cars. Ferrari even had roots in the F1 arena. In this article, I will talk about some of their most iconic models of Ferrari.
The first model ever produced by this mammoth company was called Tipo 815 but the first car was built in 1940 and it had the signature red color of Ferrari. It was a pioneer in itself nothing came close to the Ferrari. The number 815 is derived from its eight-cylinder, 105 liter engine; the engine was considered very advanced for its time. The complete weight of the car was around 1378 lb (625 kg) and had a maximum speed of 110 miles per hour (170 kilometers per hour).
When the Ferrari F50 came out it was considered as one other fastest car ever produced if not the fastest. Its color was Ferrari traditional red. The only -car which could give competition to F50 in terms of speed was McLaren F1. But Ferrari was a giant and McLaren could only stay in Ferrari’s shadow. Ferrari F50 was introduced in 1995; the Ferrari F50 had two doors, two seat roadster with a removable hardtop. The engine had 4.7 L naturally aspirated 60-valve V12 engine which was developed from the 3.5 L V12 used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 Formula One car. Only 349 Ferrari F50 were ever produced it’s a quite the collectors’ item. Ferrari later developed another car inspire from the Ferrari F50 and called it Ferrari F50 GT; which was a prototype to compete in GT 1-class racing. The Ferrari F50 had a maximum torque of 347 lb-ft @6500 rpm and had the classical red color of Ferrari; the Ferrari F50 had a maximum speed of 205 miles per hour (328 kilometers per hour) and could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.
In 2002 Ferrari made a car in honor of the founder of the company Enzo Ferrari and named the car also Enzo Ferrari. The car was designed by the famous Japanese designer Ken Okuyama and the car was announced in 2002 Paris Motor Show. Initially, only 349 Enzo Ferrari were produced but after numerous requests to Ferrari decided to build more 50 cars. Under the hood of Enzo Ferrari, you will find an F140B 65° V12 engine with a horsepower of 660hp @7800 rpm and torque of 657 Nm @ 5500 rpm. The car was traditional Ferrari red in color; it had two doors, two seats. The Enzo Ferrari can reach 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds and had a maximum speed of 221 miles per hour (355 kilometers per hour). The Enzo Ferrari was the successor of Ferrari F50 and the predecessor of LaFerrari. The Enzo Ferrari’s engine was the first of the new generation of Ferrari. In fact, the Enzo Ferrari was such exceptional car that many cars were modeled after it such as Ferrari FXX, Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, Maserati MC12, Maserati Birdcage 75th, Maserati MC12 Corsa, Ferrari Millechili and Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. Ferrari truly made the Enzo Ferrari to show the ultimate level of respect for its founder. The Enzo Ferrari was one of a kind and there will be none like it.
So there you have it some of the most famous Ferrari models throughout the company’s history. I would like to make some honorable mention such as Ferrari 360, Ferrari F40 and Ferrari Mondial also known as “Popemobile”.
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