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The Most Beautiful Ferraris Ever Made

The name 'Ferrari' conjures up all sorts of images. The company has been at the forefront of luxury sports car design for nearly 70 years and it's historical fleet vehicles - often finished in the company's signature red - include some of the most beautiful designs ever to hit the road. In this article, you can see a number of the greatest Ferrari models produced since the company started making road vehicles back in 1947, and you can also learn about the history of this iconic automobile brand.
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Ferrari 125 S (the first ever road Ferrari - 1947)
Enzo Ferrari founded the road vehicle manufacturing company back in 1947, although the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix Motor Racing Team had been in existence since 1929. Enzo was a racing driver by trade and he was known for being a durable and spiky character. In 1919, while driving to a race in Italy, he became trapped by a snowstorm and had to chase off a pack of wolves that attacked him and a friend. He still made the race and competed. He was not initially interested in the idea of producing road cars but after the war he established a factory in his local town, Maranello, that has produced road-worthy Ferraris ever since.
Ferrari I66 MM Touring Barchetta (1949)
I66 Inter Berlinetta (1949)
The very first road car they ever produced was the Ferrari 125 S (seen at the top of this list). It was powered by a 1.5L, 1497cc engine that produced 6,800 rpm. The car used a steel tube-frame chassis and featured a double wishbone suspension and drum brakes to the front and rear. Enzo Ferrari built the car reluctantly and only two models were ever made. Initially, Ferrari used his road car business to fund the racing car business, which was where his heart lay.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (1957)
250 GT California Spyder (1959)
400 Superamerica Coupé Speciale (1959)
250 GT Lusso Berlinetta (1962)
The history of Ferrari road cars is inextricably linked to the company's legendary performance in the racing world. According to the company, they have won over 5,000 sanctioned racing trophies over the years, including 15 Formula 1 Drivers' World Titles, 216 grand prix wins, 14 Sports Car Manufacturers titles and 9 victories at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race. 
250 GTO (1962)
Ferrari 275 GTB-4 Berlinetta (1966)
The classic view of a luxury Ferrari in its trademark 'deep red' color came about through necessity not choice. Because Ferrari started as a racing car business, they had to adhere to the International Automobile Federation's stipulation that all Italian race cars were red. These days, Ferraris are available in all sorts of the colors but red is easily the most popular color among customers, and accounts for 45% of all Ferraris sold.
Dino 206 GT (1967)
Daytona GTB-4 (1968)
512 BB (1976)
288 GTO (1984)
In 2002, Ferrari introduced their 'Enzo' model in tribute to the company's famous founder.  The sports car was designed using technology from Formula One, meaning they were very fast and very high in performance. However, that has produced its own challenges, because dozens have already been written off in accidents, costing their owners the whopping $1 million dollars the individual cars cost when bought new. 
Enzo Ferrari (2002)
458 Spyder (2011)
In 2013, Ferrari announced plans to limit the number of cars they produced annually to avoid the dilution of the brand. They decided to cap annual production at just 7,000 cars, but due to high demand the cap was lifted to 7,200 in 2014 and there are plans to move production back up to 10,000 in the next few years. The current range of standard models are priced from $200,000 to well over $400,000, but the company doesn't just earn its money from car production. The prancing horse logo is big business and branded clothing, watches, jewelry, key fobs and other items help the company fetch in approximately $1.5 billion a year. There's even a Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi, complete with roller coasters and rides!
F70 LaFerrari (2013)
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