The Top 5 Ferraris cheat sheet: A quick guide to the best Ferraris of all time

next time the guy who watches barrett-jackson marathons all day tries to one-up you, hit em with these five must-know ferraris

288 GTO 
2.9L twin turbo V8
400hp/366lb-ft
MR
Special editions: 288 GTO Evoluzione

As a car guy, the term ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ should giving you a crazier raging-boner than the first time you stole your Dad’s Penthouse magazine. Predecessor to the F40.

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F40
2.9L twin turbo V8
478hp/425lb-ft
MR
Special editions: LM/Competizione

Arguably the most iconic supercar ever built. The last Ferrari road car personally approved by Enzo himself. No power windows. No bullshit.

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250 GTO
3.0L V12
300hp/217lb-ft
FR
Special editions: 330 GTO/Type 64

Remember what I said before about the GTO acronym? Latest sale in October 2013 netted $52 million.

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Testarossa
4.9L flat-12
390hp/361lb-ft
RR

I like to call it “The Ass that Launched a Thousand Posters.”

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Dino 246
2.4L V6
195hp/166lb-ft
MR

Named after Enzo’s late son Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari. Created as a more ‘affordable’ Ferrari to compete with Porsche’s 911.

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About the Author: Daniel Kim is a graduate of Coventry University’s Automotive Journalism program. He has worked at Ferrari North Europe, Evo magazine, Autocar and Formula Drift.

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