For many, there’s no substitute to the raw power and emotion of a living, breathing Ferrari.
Since the company launched its road car business in 1947, its reputation has grown from that of a respected racing team to a creator of automotive legends.
In fact, the company has managed to maintain a waiting list for many of its models without engaging in any form of traditional advertising.
Over the years, Ferrari has been responsible for a long line of fast, powerful, and evocative sports cars and supercars.
Below is our take on the top five Ferraris ever made:
5. The Daytona’s 4.4-liter, 352-horsepower V-12 provided the brawn to go with the car’s sleek design and driving dynamics.
4. 250 GT California Spider: The Ferrari California Spider is the most expensive and arguably the most famous Ferrari ever produced. Its legend was enhanced by its starring role in John Hughes’ 1986 film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The California Spider regularly commands auction prices of more than $15 million.
3. Sold from 1958-1962 in both long- and short-wheelbase form, the open-top roadster got its power from a 3.0-liter, 240-horsepower V12 engine.
2. Honorable Mention: 458 Italia. The 458 Italia is the perfect blend of modern technology and style with traditional Ferrari brute power and engineering.
The Italia gets its power from a 570-horsepower, 4.5 liter normally aspirated V8 (no turbo). The 458 could be the best V8 Ferrari has ever produced. And with the 2015 introduction of the 488 GTB and its turbo V8, it could also be the last one we see for a long time.