Ferrari News – These Are The Greatest Ferraris Of The 2010s
Ferrari is a name synonymous with speed, style, and heritage. From its 1930s racing origins to its 21st-century road-going supercars, these inherent attributes have built the Prancing Horse into one of the most prestigious badges in the automotive world.
Few create visceral driving experiences quite like Ferrari – ones that merge man and machine in such an intuitive way. Sure, not every car out of Maranello has been a home run, but the brand has produced many masterpieces over its 74 years making road cars – much of which came about not too long ago.
So, as awesome as it is to reminisce about classics such as the F40, F50, and Testarossa, it’s time to show some love and appreciation for Ferrari’s more recent works of art. These are the cars that graced the supercar scene in the last decade, the F40s of modern-day – the icons of tomorrow. Here are the eight best Ferrari’s of the 2010s.
8 Ferrari LaFerrari
As a member of the holy trinity, along with the awesome McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari LaFerrari is sure to go down as one of the all-time greats. There’s a reason the manufacturer simply named it “The Ferrari”. The Prancing Horse knew it had created something truly special – the definitive Ferrari.
Under the LaFerrari’s skin, you’ll find a 6.3-liter V12, as well a battery pack, with a total of 950bhp and 663lb-ft of torque. All of this insane power and performance is sent to rear wheels only, making this hybrid hypercar quite the mad machine when provoked. It won’t be particularly forgiving, especially with the driver aids turned off, so best be on your A-game when behind the wheel.
7 Ferrari 488 GTB
The 488 GTB is Ferrari’s first turbocharged car with a mid-engine layout since the iconic F40. It features a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 able to produce 660bhp and a 0-60mph time of 2.9 seconds. Sounds like the makings of an absolutely amazing supercar, right? Well, performance figures aren’t everything – many were initially skeptical about whether the 488 and its turbos would be able to live up to the masterful 458 which came before it.
Those skeptics, however, were proved wrong as the model quickly garnered praise for its sublime handling and rapid pace. It may lack some of the 458’s naturally-aspirated purity, but the 488 is livelier and arguably even more exciting to drive. Both are awesome and both deserve places on this list.
6 Ferrari 488 Pista
The 488 Pista is the GTB’s crazier, faster, track-focused sibling. It’s positively mental, with 710bhp, 568lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds. The Pista may share the same 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 as its slightly slower relative, but 50% of the engine’s components are new for the model.
With a more hardcore setup in general, the Pista is a much more serious – though still insanely lively and entertaining – animal. It’ll eat a circuit for breakfast, posting lightning-fast lap-times when paired with a driver who knows how to get the very best out of this beast.
5 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
The GTC4 Lusso belongs to a very rare species. It’s essentially a three-door hatchback/wagon with a 681bhp 6.3-litre V12 up front, a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds, and a four-wheel-drive. That’s not a setup you see every day and its one that definitely deserves appreciation.
Ferrari threw the kitchen sink at the Lusso, giving it an unrivaled level of practicality and performance. Only a select few modern super SUVs come close to matching what the Lusso can provide.
4 Ferrari F12tdf
As all gearheads know, Jeremy Clarkson loves power and is constantly demanding more out of the cars he reviews. That being said, even the famously admitted the standard F12 could do with a little less than its 730bhp. So, why is the F12tdf – a car with 770bhp – on this list?
Put simply, with today’s automotive landscape so swept up with safety, electrification, etc., we car enthusiasts have to appreciate mad machines such as this V12 track monster, no matter how scary and untamed they are to drive. Plus, with a car that looks as insane as the F12tdf, drivers should know what they’re getting into – a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercar with a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds.
3 Ferrari 812 Superfast
If you thought the F12tdf was mental, then wait until you hear about the 812 Superfast. As the name suggests, it’s incredibly rapid with a 789bhp 6.5-liter V12 mounted in front of the driver. Power is sent to the rear wheels, aiding a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds.
The 812 is more of a super GT than the track-focused F12tdf, so it is that bit easier to live with. On the other hand, the Superfast is by no means domesticated – it’ll still get the adrenaline pumping like its predecessors.
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2 Ferrari 458 Italia
The 458 Italia is beautiful in every way. Not only is it stunning to look at, but its driving experience is simply sublime – one of the best to have ever graced the mid-engined supercar class. The Italia handles like a dream, with balance, poise, and excellent control, meaning drivers can gel with this car extremely quickly and seamlessly.
However, the 458’s engine is arguably the star of the show. It’s a 4.5-liter V8 which is naturally aspirated, has 562bhp, and a jaw-dropping exhaust note. The motor aids a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 202mph.
1 Ferrari 458 Speciale
The 458 Speciale somehow manages to improve upon the already mega 458 Italia – an almost impossible feat. It’s lighter, meaner, and faster, with the 4.5-liter V8 now producing a 597bhp instead of 562bhp. The car’s 0-60mph time has also been reduced from 3.2 seconds to 2.9 seconds.
The Speciale is one of Ferrari’s greatest triumphs and a fantastic final entry into its long line of naturally aspirated V8 supercars. It ended an era, which is sad to see – but what a way to go.
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