Best New Ferraris Of The Decade
When it comes to trying to narrow down the best new Ferraris of the decade, you only have to take a look at the prestigious history of the Ferrari Marque. From its humble beginnings through its profound racing heritage, Ferrari has established itself as the premier exotic automobile manufacturer in the world. There are several models made by Ferrari every year and they fall into several categories with each category having an illustrious history and pedigree. No matter which decade you are looking at, Ferrari has made some of the most beautiful and top performing automobiles in the automotive marketplace and this decade is no different.
- As the new decade began, Ferrari had the 550 Maranello in their two seat Gran Turismo category. The 550 Maranello was one of Ferrari's most popular models. Coming on the heals of the 365 Daytona, it had to be grand. With sleek styling and a front mounted V-12 engine, the 550 was a leader in the sports car marketplace. In 2002, the 550 was replaced with the Ferrari 575M Maranello. The 575 proved to be even more popular than its 550 predecessor. The 575 came equipped with a 540 horsepower V-12 engine that could propel the car to a top speed of 203 miles per hour.
- In the mid-engine V-8 category, the decade began with one of Ferrari's most fantastically designed cars, the F360. Lasting until the F430 replaced it in 2005, the F360 has become one of Ferrari's most sought after offerings. Trying to make a car that would surpass the F360 not only in popularity but in design and function proved to the automotive world that Ferrari was up to the challenge. In 2005, Ferrari introduced the F430. With its 490 horsepower V-8 engine, the F430 was capable of a top speed of 196 miles per hour and drivers loved every heart stopping second.
- The subtly designed Ferrari 456 was the four seat offering from Ferrari to begin the decade. Offering a 436 horsepower V-12 engine, the Ferrari 456 could propel four passengers to 188 miles per hour. As a replacement to the 456, Ferrari introduced the unconventionally styled 612 Scaglietti. The style of the 612 had a love/hate design that pushed Ferrari designers to their limit. The 612 Scaglietti was equipped with a 540 horsepower V-12 engine that could propel four occupants to a top speed of 196 miles per hour in more comfort than the 456. Towards the end of the decade, Ferrari introduced the California, a retractable hard top convertible capable of seating four adults. With a 460 horsepower V-8 engine, the occupants of the California could reach a top speed of 193 miles per hour while mussing their hair in the process.
- In an successful attempt, the Ferrari designers and engineers introduced us to their not so subtle super car, the Enzo. Named after the legendary Ferrari founder, the Ferrari Enzo was designed and engineered to be a street legal formula one race car. With a 660 horsepower race inspired V-12 engine, the Enzo could reach an astronomical top speed of 221 miles per hour. The success and popularity of the rare Enzo prompted Ferrari to step up their super car game and introduced the FXX and FXX Evoluzione. These Enzo based variants came equipped with 860 horsepower V-12 engines, propelling the FXX to a top speed of 227 miles per hour, while the FXX Evoluxione could reach a top speed of 240 miles per hour.