Ferrari is one of the most popular car-making companies in the world and one of the most expensive cars out there. The luxury sports car is based in Maranello, Italy.
It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 by the Alfa Romeo racing division. It was formerly known as the Auto Avio Costruzioni. The first-ever car was built in 1940 and produced the Ferrari badge car in 1947.
SinceSince making its first car in 1940, Ferrari has continued to evolve in design, engine, agility, and price. Below is the list of the most expensive Ferrari’s in the world in 2022.
10 MOST EXPENSIVE FERRARI IN THE WORLD
The following are the world’s most expensive Ferrari, they include;
#1. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
The 1963 Ferrari GTO is the rarest and most expensive Ferrari to exist. It is one of the most successful racing cars of its time, this quality is in addition to its value.
The powerhouse is run by a 302 horsepower Tipo comp 3 liter V-12 and mated to a 5-speed gearbox utilizing a Porsche-type synchromesh. This front-engined G1 car is capable of running the quarter-mile in just 13.1 seconds and capable of reaching 17mph which was unheard of at the time.
The record of being the most expensive car was set in June 2018 when it was sold at a private sale for $70 million.
In 2004, sports car international ranked 250 GTO eighth on the list of Top Sports Cars of all time. The Greatest Ferrari of all time is what Motor Trend called it. Popular Mechanic named it the hottest car of all time.
The most expensive car in the world did not receive that title until the 1980’s when the car’s value rose. David McNeil bought the 1963 GTO in June 2018 in a private sale for $70 million.
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#2. 1962 FERRARI 250 GTO
This car was produced from 1962 to 1964. For verification, it entered the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category.
The V-12 powered Ferrari borrowed its engine from the 250 Testa Rossa. The beast was designed by Giotto Bizzarini and Sergio Scalegeth as a successor to the highly successful 250 GT Berlinetta SINB designed to compete in the GT class in the famed 24 hours of Lemons and Sebring among other automotive and racing icons.
The engine used a 6-Webster carburetor with 302 horsepower and a dogleg manual.
The I962 Ferrari GTO was purchased for $48.4 million for an RM Sotheby’s annual collector car sale in Monterey California which adds the automobile to the most expensive cars in the world.
#3. Ferrari 335 sport Scaglietti
Another of the most expensive Ferrari in the world is the Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti which costs $35.7 million.
It is a race car in the Ferrari collection and is designed by designer Carrozzeria Scaglietti whom the car was also named after.
The car is run by a 4-liter Tipo Jano V-12, this engine produces 3.90 horsepower and comes mated to a 4-speed manual. The car weighs 1940 pounds.
The Ferrari is agile and quicker than the Maserati 4505.
In the history of 355 sport Scaglietti, only 4 units were produced between 1950 and 1958, out of which one was a conversion from a 315S.
The last recorded auction price of a 355 was $35,000,000. Although the 355S has been the cause of accidents, it still managed to make it onto the list of expensive cars in the world.
#4. Ferrari 290 MM Spider Scaglietti
Ferrari Spider Scaglietti is one of the most expensive cars in the world with a selling price of $28million. It is one of the rarest and most successful race cars from the Italian auto marque with only four units produced in 1956.
Ferrari 290 took part in the 1956 Mille Miglia and it won with Eugenio Castellotti as the driver. It has also been driven by Sir Stirling Moss, Peter Collins, and Juan Manuel amongst others.
It is run by a 3.5 liter Tipo V-12 engine. Also, it comes with a healthy 320 horsepower and a period equipped with a period-correct 4-speed manual.
Ferrari 290 MM spider weighs 2000 pounds and has a short wheelbase measuring just 92.4 inches making it lighter and quicker in movement than its counterparts. The car has recorded a top speed of 170mph which makes it equal to some of its heavier rivals.
The 1956 Mille Miglia race-winning car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio fetched $28 million at an auction. Another went for $22 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Los Angeles California to an anonymous buyer which makes it the most sought of all the expensive Ferraris in the world.
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#5. Ferrari 275 GTB Specials
The Ferrari Speciale is indeed special and lightweight. It was introduced for the 1966 season inspired by the road-going Ferrari 275 Grand Tourer.
The 275 GTBC Speciale was the work of Scuderia Ferrari, the company’s official racing team. They are 12 units of the Speciale and were supplied to several independent racing teams including Navy, Marshmello Concessionaires amongst others.
The car is powered by a 3-liter Tipo V-12 engine. The re-engineered body is made out of super-light steel and aluminum making it the best road-car derived Ferrari race car of all time. The car is also decked with fiberglass which is used to reinforce some sections of the car without adding extra weight.
Selling for $ 27,500,000, some experts say that it would easily double the amount when another version is manufactured.
#6. 2017 LaFerrari Aperta
Number six on this list, LaFerrari Aperta became the most expensive car sold at auction. In 2017, the car was auctioned at RM Sotheby’s for $8,300,000.
It is the first car that runs on gasoline and electricity built by the company. Different from its counterparts, It comes with a removable hardtop and canvas top option.
It produces the best performance of any Ferrari road car because it decreases fuel consumption by up to 40%. All of the produced units were sold off to existing private customers.
There are four LaFerrari Aperta cars on JamesEdition with prices above the US $4million and six other LaFerrari’s with prices starting from the US $2.7 million.
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#7. 2017 Ferrari FXX-K
The futuristic FXX-K is the brand’s first limited production track day hybrid. The model is based on the LaFerrari, a street-legal hybrid sports car.
It features a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that allows the automobile to deliver maximum performance.
The cars are maintained by Ferrari and are available to the owners on track day events. Although it is not supposed to be used in competition.
It is also a hybrid. It was unveiled at Yas Marina circuit in 2014.
#8. 2003 Enzo
Enzo is named after the founder Enzo Ferrari. Enzo was designed by Ken Okuyama, Pininfarina’s head of design.
It has features of FI technology as well as those features that weren’t permitted in F1 racing such as aerodynamics and traction control.
Before production began, the limited run of 339 units was sold to customers who previously had bought the F40 and F50 models.
At the Sothebys auction the car sold for US $1.1million instead of the initial price of US $659,330. The show car was driven by Demi Moore onscreen in the movie Charlies Angel: Full Throttle
#9. 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO
This Ferrari is an exotic one of the Ferrari Sports Cars. The car was designed specifically to compete in the Group B circuit in 1982.
It runs on Kevlar and carbon fiber as well as the engine, chassis, and safety upgrades. It is a limited edition exotic type of the 308 GTB. The car was built to obtain homologation to compete in the emerging Group B circuit race, a road-racing version of the popular B Rally circuit.
The GTO is powered by a 2,855cc 90° V8 Twin. Turbocharged all-alloy engines. The outlook is different from a road car. It is shorter with a longer wheelbase, neat but with more aggressive designs.
It costs the US $2,265,419 million.
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#10. 1991 Ferrari F40
The only $1million upward car on the list. The F40 was designed to mark Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. F40 is unique because it was the only car to get a personal nod of approval from Enzo Ferrari himself.
This is a successor to the iconic GTO and is considered to be one of the greatest sports cars produced.
It is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car that was truly an iconic classic. Let’s not forget it is expensive.
FACTS ABOUT FERRARI
- Ferrari is widely known for making race cars and never SUVs like some of its rivals like Maserati, Porshe, Bentley. Ferrari will not make a four-door sedan relegation it to incorporating brother Maserati and their Quattroporte/Ghilbil.
- The Scuderia Ferrari badge “horse stable” represent the racing team of Ferrari. Unknown to many, Enzo Ferrari himself before establishing Ferrari S.P.In 1947 and racing under the brand, he had raced Alfa Romeo cars with their badge such as the 1935 Alfa Romeo Bimotore.
- Enzo Ferrari supposedly hated streetcars because Ferrari from the beginning aim had been to build race cars but as time went on the streetcars began to take on their own identity and importance eventually overshadowing the race cars.
- Ferrari is the newest of all Italian automotive companies like Lamborghini/Pagani, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, etc. They are all older than Ferrari by at least thirty-plus years. Ferrari is the most talked about but not the oldest Italian marque.
- Ferrari is the only automotive manufacturer to own a race track for testing. The Pista di Fiorano is an 18.6-mile track where each corner is designed specifically to test certain aspects of the vehicle chassis, braking, road capabilities etc. The track is utilized for both formula one racing cars, private racing cars i.e (FXX-K) as well as the development of all streetcars. Other manufacturers make use of the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany for testing and development. Ferrari does their development on this track.
What is RM Sotheby’s?
RM Sotheby’s was known as RM Auctions. It is a classic car auction company headquartered in Blenheim Ontario Canada. The company provides restoration, private treaty, and sales auctions both online and locally.
It is partly owned by Sotheby’s global company dealing in fine arts since 2015. They are responsible for auctioning off some of Ferrari’s finest and most expensive cars.
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Ferrari has not been around long unlike some of its counterparts and it has managed to carve a niche, grow to produce some of the most expensive cars in the world.
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