Way back in year 1939, Enzo Ferrari founded a company which was first known as the Auto Avio Costruzioni in which they were able to built their first car a year after (1940). However, they were officially recognized in 1947 when the first Ferrari Badge was completed. Today, Ferrari is now considered as one of the most powerful brands in history. They were able to produced some of the most amazing supercars that are ever built including those that are most expensive. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it is the most successful racing team, holding the most constructors championships and having produced the highest number of winning drivers. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth and now, we are here to list down ten of the greatest Ferrari ever built in history.
10. Ferrari FXX
The Ferrari FXX is a high performance race car and a prototype built by Ferrari which is merely based on their street-legal Enzo Ferrari car. The car model was produced in years 2005 to 2007 and 38 units were made during its production years. Interestingly, the FXX uses the same technology developed from Enzo Ferrari with some new developments added. This car has a very interesting story to tell. By the time it was released, the customers paid £2 million, but are only allowed to drive the car on special track days which are approved by Ferrari. After they drive the car, the owners are entitled to be briefed by Ferrari on the car’s performance. Rumors said that Ferrari closely guards the FXX due to the car incorporating various advanced technology from Ferrari’s F1 team that the company does not want released to rivals. As far as the specs are concerned, the Ferrari FXX is powered by 6.3 L F140 V12 engine which can generate up to 809 horsepower. The power is transmitted to the wheels via 6 speed semi-automatic transmission. The FXX features comprehensive data monitoring and telemetry that not only allows the driver to improve performance, but also provides Ferrari technicians with valuable data to improve the FXX and future road-going Ferraris.
9. Enzo Ferrari
Enzo Ferrari is a mid-engine Berlinetta sports car which is obviously named after the company’s founder. It was built in 2002 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1 style electrohydraulic shift transmission, and carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide ceramic Composite disc brakes. It is also interesting to note that this car also features technologies that are actually not allowed for F1 cars such as the active aerodynamics and traction control. The Enzo Ferrari is powered by a new engine, the F140 B V12 engine which was actually the first of the new generation of Ferrari. The design was based on the V8 engine that is found in Maserati’s Quattroporte (Maserati is Ferrari’s sister company). This 6.0 L V12 engine can actually generate an output of 651 horsepower at 7800 rpm and 485 lb-ft of Torque at 5500 rpm. The powertrain is backed by six-speed semi-automatic transmission. Performance wise, the Enzo Ferrari is capable to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just a quick 3.14 seconds and can reach 100 mph in 6.6 seconds. It also has a top speed reaching to an outstanding 221 miles per hour! The Ferrari FXX is merely based on the design of Enzo Ferrari.
8. Ferrari 599 GTO
By the time it was released, Ferrari dubbed the Ferrari 599 GTO (A road car variant of Ferrari 599XX) as the most extreme sports car that they have ever produced. The details for this car was announced on April 8, 2010. This car was able to finish or lap the Fiorano test circuit in just 1 minute and 24 seconds which apparently broke the record done by Enzo Ferrari (the record was one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo). The Ferrari 599 GTO is powered by a 6.0 L Tipo F140 C V12 engine which can generate 661 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 460 lb-ft of Torque at 6500 rpm. The power is distributed to the wheels via six-speed manual transmission. As far as the car’s performance is concerned, the Ferrari 599 GTO is said to be capable of accelerating from 0-62 miles per hour in a quick 3.3 seconds with a top speed rated at 208 miles per hour! At 1,605 kilograms (3,538 lb), the 599 GTO weighs almost 100 kg (220 lb) less than the standard GTB. Interestingly, the production of Ferrari 599 GTO is only limited to 599 units (which basically explains the name). Unlike the previous GTOs however, the 599 GTO was not designed for homologation in any racing series.