Ferrari

You can’t really talk about the supercar segment without talking about Ferrari, a prolific company that stands as a symbol of excellence and performance and has done so since the 1940s. Not only does the Italian automaker make some of the finest road cars on the planet, but unlike many other manufacturers, it also has a rich and storied motorsport history that is so colorful that no matter the type of competition, Ferrari is always the top brand that people want to be associated with. Although it has this rich pedigree, there are plenty of different types of Ferrari, some of which aim to be a little practical. And with a revised lineup for the future that includes an upcoming SUV model, Ferrari is becoming more popular as a luxury name than ever before. The automaker has a special connection with the USA too, sometimes producing exclusive Ferrari models for our market only. No matter what the price, rest assured that every single unit coming from Maranello is something exceptional.

Types of Ferrari and Lineup

Ferrari supercars are among the best in the world, and with numerous body styles, there’s a long list of options to choose from. The Ferrari lineup for 2020 and 2021 is exciting, but the future holds even more promise for the marque, as it looks to diversify and innovate with hybrid and all-electric technology. But before we get to the unknown, let’s see what the latest models are classified as.

First of all, Ferrari produces cars in one of three design styles:

  • Coupes: If you like your Ferrari to be as uncompromising as possible, you need a coupe. They’re the best to drive spiritedly and yield a level of performance the likes of which would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago. These invoke the spirit of the marque’s racing exploits, aiming to be the most precise and prestigious cars around, but unlike some others, the advance of technology has not made these coupes any less emotional to drive.
  • Convertibles: For those who are less interested in blistering lap times and protection from the elements, Maranello’s premier automaker provides a way to get behind the wheel of some of the sexiest hairdryers on the planet. Many of Ferrari’s convertibles are based on existing coupe versions, but the Italian firm does make some convertible-only models for those who love glamour and style more than going as fast as possible.
  • SUVs: It may sound sacrilegious to aficionados, but Ferrari is building an SUV and might endeavor to build more if the first is a success. But unlike rivals who have delved into utility vehicles, those bearing the Prancing Horse will supposedly still be supercars at heart. The Purosangue will be the first, but only time will tell if it’ll be the last high-riding Fezza.

But it’s not just about the shape of the automobile or whether the roof remains closed, Ferrari builds its products in two primary classifications:

  • Grand Tourers: The most traditional Ferrari build has the engine out front and drive sent to the rear. Classified as a GT, these are luxurious, sultry machines that will cross continents at pace. They are either convertible or coupe in nature and are found at all ends of the roster, ranging from the Portofino M to the GTC4Lusso and 812 Superfast.
  • Supercars: Give credit to Enzo’s son Dino for these, as he proposed mounting the engine behind the cabin in an effort to create purer sports cars and homologate race car engines. The result has been a long line of mid-engined V8 supercars that thrill and delight as much as they scare, including famous derivatives like the 360 Modena and 458 Speciale. Certain V12-equipped machines fit into this category, too, straddling the line between supercar and hypercar, like the F40, F50, Enzo, and most recently, the LaFerrari.

Currently, you may choose from coupe options like the athletic F8 Tributo, the powerful 812 Superfast, the relatively practical 2+2 GTC4Lusso, and the 488 Pista, but 2021 models include exciting options like the stunning SF90 Stradale and the luxurious Roma. If you prefer the wind in your hair, choices include the Portofino M and the newest offering, the SF90 Spider; still, these inherently compromised drop-top machines are phenomenal to drive.

2021 Ferrari Cars and Prices

As you can well imagine, when looking at one of the best and most exciting carmakers on the planet, none of the Ferrari cars on sale right now are cheap, but the cost is well worth it. Each one features its own unique selling point, with the various types each aiming to serve up something different. At the moment, the current model year range is made up predominantly of two-seater coupes and convertibles, but there is a solitary four-seater still available and the future holds a Purosangue SUV too. Ferrari prices start at over $200,000, but some will have an MSRP that will set you back over half a million dollars. If you really want to throw money down the drain, there are also the Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 speedsters, but these are not street-legal in the US.

Model Power Engine Base Price
Ferrari 296 GTB 819 hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid $360,900
Ferrari Monza SP1 800 hp 6.5L V12 Gas $1,800,000
Ferrari Purosangue TBC TBC TBC
Ferrari Roma 611 hp 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas TBC
Ferrari Portofino M 611 hp 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas $244,713
Ferrari 488 GTB 661 hp 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas $262,647
Ferrari F8 Tributo 710 hp 3.9L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas $276,550
Ferrari 812 Competizione TBC TBC TBC
Ferrari SF90 Stradale 986 hp 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Plug-in Hybrid $625,000
Ferrari GTC4Lusso 680 hp 6.3L V12 Gas $300,000

New Ferrari Models

The most exciting new Ferrari at the moment is the SF90, available as either a coupe or convertible, but as extraordinary as this 2021 Ferrari iteration is, a new type of Ferrari vehicle is coming soon, and it’s one that will offend the purists but delight the most family-oriented buyers. This new car is not a car at all, but rather an SUV called the Purosangue, and it will soon join a specific niche of hyper-luxurious and ultra-expensive lifestyle cruisers. Its specs will make it one of the heaviest Ferraris ever, but it will also be one of the most-used Maranello machines too. As such, a new level of attention will be given to the reliability of Ferrari engines, and reviews and ratings will focus more on usability than performance - something that is not the norm for the marque.

FAQs

What does the most expensive Ferrari cost?

Currently, the SF90 Stradale hybrid supercar is the priciest Ferrari, with a base price of $625,000. However, Maranello is working on a replacement for the incredible LaFerrari hypercar, and this model will undoubtedly cost in excess of a million bucks.

What is the best Ferrari?

There really is no such thing as a bad Ferrari these days. The prestige and elegance of the badge made up for any inadequacies and still felt unique. Nevertheless, we’d put our money on the SF90 as the ultimate sports car with incredible performance and near-perfect proportions. If you prefer more drama, the sound of the 812’s 789-horsepower naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 channels the true spirit of Ferrari.

Is Ferrari going to replace the LaFerrari?

Yes, but when it will arrive and what it will be called are yet to be determined - keep an eye out for our review of any new Ferrari releases.

Does Ferrari still make a car with a manual gearbox?

Sadly not. Unless you are wealthy enough to commission a one-off exclusive model, Ferrari will only make a flappy-paddle automatic with all its cars.
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