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The 10 Greatest Ferrari Cars of All Time

Here are the most famous and iconic from the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer.
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Founded in 1939, Ferrari is considered one of the greatest names in automobile history. It all started when Enzo Ferrari, with his love of cars and racing, left Alfa Romeo to launch his own line of vehicles. Today, it's become one of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the world.

Throughout the course of its history, Ferrari has produced several striking models that have captivated enthusiasts everywhere. Here, we attempt to list down some of the best Ferraris of all time.

1| Ferrari LaFerrari

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The LaFerrari is exceptional in many ways. Armed with a 6.3-liter V-12 engine, the LaFerrari allows those who drove it to hit 124mph (200kph) in just seven seconds. It was also the first hybrid drive system to ever come out of the Ferrari factory. Aside from its specifications, the model continues to be talked about since it was released in a limited run with only 499 units made.

2| Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The 365 GTB/4 is often considered the most beloved Ferrari model of all time. Produced from 1968 to 1973, the 365 GTB/4 has 4.4-liter, 352-horsepower V-12 engine. It gained its unofficial name, the Daytona, after the model's 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.

3| Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Though the model's status as a Ferrari has been the topic of debate, it's still a fine car that deserves a spot on the list. (The Dino is one of the few cars that doesn't have the Ferrari prancing horse badge.) Named after Enzo Ferrari's late son Alfredo, the Dino is one of the first to come out of Maranello, Ferrari's hometown since the 1940s. It's equipped with a 2.0-liter V6 engine that was said to be Ferrari's answer to the Porsche 911.

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4| Ferrari F40

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When it was launched, the F40 was the most powerful Ferrari ever made. Equipped with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, the F40 produced 471 horsepower. Though many have eclipsed the model since it was launched, it remains an important one since it was the last car produced under Enzo Ferrari's reign.

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5| Ferrari Testarossa

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Known for its appearance on Miami Vice, the Testarossa was the car of the '80s. The Pininfarina-designed car was known for its sleek and modern lines that helped turn Ferrari into a household name. With its 390-horsepower, 4.9-liter, 12-cylinder boxer engine, the Testarossa was, at the time, the most powerful supercar. It's a significant model for Ferrari since it was the last to carry a flat-12 engine.

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6| Ferrari 288 GTO

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As the F40's predecessor, the 288 GTO was intended for Group B circuit racing. Once Ferrari saw, however, that the model was becoming popular, it decided to scrap that and make the model an exclusive supercar. The Italian manufacturer announced that it would build just 200 units of the GTO, but after it sold out, another 72 units were assembled.

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7| Ferrari Enzo

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A tribute to Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari Enzo made its debut in 2002. The supercar is equipped with a 660-hp V12 engine that had a top speed of 218 mph. What made the Enzo special was its Formula One technology and the fact that it came complete with a carbonfibre body and an F1-style transmission.

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8| Ferrari 308 GTS

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If the Testarossa was the car of the '80s, the '70s was all about the 308 GTS. Tom Selleck famously drove one in Magnum P.I., and it was the ultimate car for many during that era. Produced in 1977, the Pininfarina-designed sports car was equipped with a 2.9-liter, 255-horsepower V8 engine.

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9| Ferrari 250 GT

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Only a few models can hold a candle to the 250 GT. What made the 250 GT particularly incredible was that you could take it to the track as well as the road. Not to mention, its V12 performance as well as its impeccable style and lines. Aside from being constantly touted as the finest Ferrari there is, the 250 GT also holds the record for being one of the most expensive cars to be sold at auction.

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10| Ferrari F50

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A follow-up to the F40, the F50 was released to celebrate Ferrari's 50th anniversary. With a 4.7-litre V12 engine, the F50 was an evolution of the Scuderia’s 1990 Formula 1 car. To make it a step better than the F40, Ferrari also used a six-speed gearbox instead of a semi-auto. With only 349 units of the car assembled, the F50 is extremely rare.

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