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 365 GTB/4 celebrates the majesty of the front-engine V-12 Ferrari.
Ferrari's first midengine 12-cylinder road car, the 365 GT4/BB, sets the pace.
The F40 celebrated Ferrari's 40th year as a company, and marked a new high-speed ceiling.
The F50 brings Formula 1 technology to the street.
The Ferrari Enzo: Powerful and polarizing, much like its namesake.