A Look Back at 70 Years of Ferrari Design, Dreams, and Technology
Today’s worldwide luxury-and-racing brand began with one humble car. Here’s a stylish recap of what has happened since.
This year marks the 70th since Enzo Ferrari drove the car that first bore his name—a 125 S. The date was March 12, 1947.
Decades later, Ferrari NV is a worldwide luxury brand with more than $3.1 billion in revenue last year alone, making such six-figure, 600-plus-horsepower cars as the 812 Superfast, GTC4 Lusso, 488 GTB and Spider, California, LaFerrari, and F12.
But not all the Ferraris rolling off trucks today rank among the brand’s most iconic: It’s hard to live up to racing wins by the 250 GTO, or recapture the pop culture immortality that came when the Ferrari Daytona Spider and Ferrari Testarossa appeared on Miami Vice. Fans still daydream about the 1984 Ferrari GTO and the Ferrari 348 GTBs of the early 1990s—not to mention a host of beloved Dino models and the insane-looking Enzos.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite Ferrari through the years.