Fast Ferrari is redundant, but some are faster than others. The F430 hits 186 mph.

It’s the scream of a Ferrari engine at full song that stirs the soul, and these articles explore the result of that beautiful noise: speed.

We’re interested in maximum velocity, and we’re focused on the road cars, not the racing models.

However, if we were to simply list the five fastest road Ferraris of all time, the roll would favor current or relatively recent models. The Enzo (217 mph), the 599 GTB Fiorano (205 mph), and the 575M (205), were all introduced after 2000, for example.

To make it more interesting, let’s look at the fastest Ferrari of each of the last five decades. It’s one way to trace the evolution of pedal-to-the-metal travel, and another opportunity to enjoy the glory and romance of Ferrari history. So strap in, focus on the horizon, and let ‘er rip.

The Fastest Ferrari of the 1960s

The 365 GTB/4 celebrates the majesty of the front-engine V-12 Ferrari.

The Fastest Ferrari of the 1970s

Ferrari's first midengine 12-cylinder road car, the 365 GT4/BB, sets the pace.

The Fastest Ferrari of the 1980s

The F40 celebrated Ferrari's 40th year as a company, and marked a new high-speed ceiling.

The Fastest Ferrari of the 1990s

The F50 brings Formula 1 technology to the street.

The Fastest Ferrari of the 2000s

The Ferrari Enzo: Powerful and polarizing, much like its namesake.

For more great information on Ferrari, see: