Fastest Ferrari, The First Fives
Ferrari has been producing the fastest and the most powerful sports cars in the world.
If it is a four-wheeler, it got to a Ferrari to be the best of lavishness, performance and design. Ferrari became much more than a car transforming as a luxury cult for passionate car lovers and collectors. This car from Italy has set many milestones in luxury sports car industry as well as in the tracts of racing cars. Ferrari is a prestige and a sign of class. These cars are among the fastest on roads with the top performance specs and powerful engines.
Although, there are several cars with better speeds, Ferraris has a standardized set of unique specifications. There are many Ferrari models that supersedes among themselves in terms of speed and performance. Here are the five fastest Ferraris.
Ferrari F430 was manufactured from 2004 to 2009. Designed by Frank Stephenson, this car was assembled in Maranello of Italy. It is a sports car with 2-door Berlinetta as well as 2-door Spider body style. The car features aerodynamic design for an enhanced downforce. It has Alcoa Aluminum chassis, roofline, and doors similar to Ferrari 360, its predecessor. This car runs on V8 petrol engine used in Ferrari Maserati. However, the car featured a 4.3L engine. F430 has a top speed of 196 mph or 315 kmph becoming the fastest Ferrari. I can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. In US, this model rolled out with a price tag of US $186,925 to $217,318.
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
The 430 Scuderia is a modified version of Ferrari 430. In fact, it is a successor to Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. In Italian, Scuderia means “stable”, a word, which is used frequently in motor racing. The car debuted market at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2007. Michael Schumacher, the famous car racer unveiled the car at the show. The Scuderia’s engine features high compression ratio support by an ion-sensing knock-detection system. This car has a top speed of 198 mph or 319 kmph. While, it can reach 0-100 km in 3.6 seconds. The Scuderia is developed to be lighter and more stable using new transmission and control systems.
Ferrari F40 was in production from 1987 to 1992, but two of its variants, the LM continued to 1994 and GTE race car to 1996. The F40 came up as a successor to Ferrari 288 GTO. A total of 400 units were produced in Ferrari on its debut launch. The car was launched with a price of US $400,000 in 1987. However, this became such a hit that there are persons buying it for millions of dollars. In total only 1,311 units of F40 were manufactured. This car had a curb weight of 1,369 kgs and an output of 471 hp at 7,000 rpm. It had a top speed of 321 kmph reaching 0-100 km in 4.7 seconds. It is among the most profitable car in the history.
Ferrari 575M Maranello
This car was launched in 2002 and it was in production to 2006. It has a maximum power of 508 hp at 7,250 rpm. This Ferrari had a maximum speed of 325 kmph, reaching 0-100 kmph in 4.2 seconds. The car was an upgrade of Ferrari 550 featuring modified interiors, braking system and more powerful engine. The car also had a refined aerodynamics than its predecessor. The name 575 is for total engine displacement, while M stands for “Modified.” A total of 2,056 units of this version is produced, of which 177 featured manual transmission. This is the first Ferrari car with a V1 engine and fast gear-shift technology.
Only 349 Ferrari F50s were made from 1995 to 1997. It is a two-door, two seated targa top model with a 4.7L engine. The F50 had a top speed of 325 kmph as claimed, but it recorded a top speed of 312 kmph. The car as reach 0-97 kmph in 3.8 seconds. This car was among the top sports cars in the world on debut. The car was considered as an F1 car but for normal roadways.