5 cars that are the archetype of Ferrari design

Ferrari cars are iconic by definition. However, some are more iconic than all the others: find out about them in the gallery.

Its color is red, its logo is a Prancing Horse on a yellow field, its location is Maranello, and its commercial success stems mostly from the wins it has always collected on the race tracks. Let’s look back together at the five most influential designs that have amazed motoring enthusiasts and non-motoring fans over the past 76 years of Ferrari’s history, the world’s most recognized and recognizable brand in the automotive field – and beyond. 

The story of the car manufacturer that produces the most dreamed of supercars ever – synonymous with power and speed, style and design – began in 1947. However, its sporty origins date back to 1929, when a little more than 30-year-old Enzo Ferrari gave rise in Modena to the Scuderia that bore his surname. Initially its pilots raced Alfa Romeo cars, then in the very early postwar period everything changed.

Ferrari F40, foto di Michael su Adobe Stock

In 73 years of the Formula One World Championship, Ferrari’s single-seaters have won 16 Constructors’ and 15 Drivers’ titles. In closed-wheel racing there are, among others: 9 overall and 29 class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 victories at Sebring, 7 at the Targa Florio, 7 at the Mille Miglia, 12 World Sportscar Championship and 6 World Endurance Championships. Even in terms of production cars, business records are no longer counted. Today, Ferrari S.p.A has nearly 5,000 employees and in 2022 delivered more than 13,000 cars with sales up 19% compared to the previous year.

Let’s look back together at the five most influential designs that have amazed motoring enthusiasts and others over the past 76 years of Ferrari’s history.

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