Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 from the Alfa Romeo racing division as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940, and produced its first Ferrari-badged car in 1947.
How much does a Ferrari cost?
The retail prices of a Ferrari are more of a starting point than an end point for many of these vehicles, but here are the starting prices of some of Ferrari’s recent offerings:
Ferrari 812 Superfast Retail Price: $335,000
Ferrari 812 GTS Retail Price: $404,494
Ferrari F8 Tributo Retail Price: $270,530
Ferrari F8 Spider Retail Price: $280,000
Ferrari Portofino M Retail Price: $226,000
Ferrari Roma Retail Price: $218,670
Ferrari SF90 Stradale Retail Price: $625,000
Retail price is only the start, though, especially when it comes to limited models.
What’s the Most Expensive Ferrari?
In 2018, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a stunning $70 million. Bearing chassis number 4153 GT, there are several reasons why this vehicle fetched such a monumental price:
Only 39 250 GTO models were made, and it’s exceedingly rare to encounter one that’s available for sale. This particular model was the winner of the 1964 Tour de France, with Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger behind the wheel. The vehicle is exceptionally well-preserved and mostly original.
This model has never sustained serious accident damage, despite its storied history. The vehicle was submitted for Classiche documentation in 2012.
Prior to the sale of this particular GTO, the previous record for most expensive one was another 1963 GTO that sold for $52 million in 2013.
The $70 million GTO is believed to be the most expensive car in the entire world — we expect that the winner of the auction, Weathertech Founder and CEO David MacNeil, is enjoying his purchase immensely.
What Ferrari is the fastest?
The biggest challenge the company faces in developing a new model is pushing the boundaries of its own achievements. This is even more difficult when designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power unit the marked the start of the glorious Prancing Horse story 70 years ago in 1947. Research and development focused on track-derived engineering insights to produce an all new benchmark in performance. The 812 Superfast 12-cylinder engine delivers 789 Horsepower, 0-62mph acceleration in a mind-blowing 2.9 seconds; and a top speed of over 211 mph.
To maximize driving performance and achieve perfect weight distribution, the 812 Superfast uses a highly evolved transaxle structure coupling a front-mounted engine and rear-mounted transmission. It is the first car equipped with EPS (Electronic Power Steering).
Owners of the 812 Superfast will revel in the most riveting and rewarding driving experience imaginable, allowing you to push your own boundaries exploring all the purple mountain majesty Colorado has to offer.
What is Ferrari color policy?
Since the 1920s, Italian race cars of Alfa Romeo, Maserati and later the company and Abarth were (and often still are) painted in “race red” (Rosso Corsa). This was the customary national racing color of Italy, as recommended between the World Wars by the organizations that later would become the FIA. It refers to the nationality of the competing team, not that of the car manufacturer or driver. In that scheme, French-entered cars such as Bugatti were blue, German such as Auto Union and Mercedes white (since 1934 also bare sheet metal silver), and British green such as the mid-1960s Lotus and BRM, for instance.
Ferrari won the 1964 World championship with John Surtees by competing for the last two races in North America with cars painted in the US-American race colors white and blue, as these were not entered by the Italian factory themselves, but by the U.S.-based North American Racing Team (NART) team. This was done as a protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car.
What about the terrible weekend in Azerbaijan?
The company had a terrible race weekend in Azerbaijan with both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz retiring. To add to their woes, four of the six Ferrari-powered cars also retired and team boss Mattia Binotto promises that they will analyse and understand the issues.
The company are engaged in a title battle with Red Bull Racing this weekend, though they lost a significant amount of points to the team this weekend. Binotto knows that weekends like this can cost a team dearly.
“Certainly it’s a concern. We said it even before coming here in Baku. Reliability is always a key factor in the battle. As a team, we pushed a lot to develop the car during the winter, but we proved we are not yet fully reliable. There is still some work to be done. We didn’t get euphoric at the start of the season, we will not be deflated right now. The team will stay focused, work hard and make us stronger for the future,” Binotto told Sky Sports.
In the same conversation, the Italian explained that he is keeping a close eye on the other teams that recorded retirements with Ferrari engines. Kevin Magnussen stopped on track with smoke coming out of the airbox, though he doesn’t believe Zhou’s retirement is a cause for concern.
“First we need to understand. Not all the issues are the same. I don’t know yet, we take some time to analyse and understand. We need to analyse those ones, I don’t think Zhou is related to our components. One of the reasons we supply other teams is to get technical feedback. What’s happening is useful,” Binotto concluded.
“As Ferrari, it’s a concern. I’m pretty sure that through the behaviours, through the decisions, they will prove it’s a wrong concern.”