In 1994, Ferrari’s long term loyal customer Giampiero Moretti, FOUNDER OF MOMO was one of those few who persuaded Maranello to return to sports car racing, which makes them understand how important it had been to get the company to return to the category of motorsport in their largest market that has been North America. By this time, it had been almost 23-years because Ferrari last partook in the IMSA World Sports Car Championship with the Ferrari 312 PB in 1971 and hence had a completely new car to compete.
A big portion of the Ferrari F40’s appeal is how raw and unadulterated it looks. It was built as a race car for the street and it is proud of that. There’s no gimmick here. This is a race car first and a street car second. The headlights and taillights are simply an afterthought to make it road-compliant. The cottage is small, the seating position cramp and awkward, the suspension is tough and there’s a ton of lag in the twin-turbo V8 engine… but none of that matters.
The Ferrari F40 is an adventure because there’s nothing quite like it. You can not just go out and buy something similar, even if you have all of the money in the world. The one thing that comes close to an F40 is just another F40. It was the final car signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself. On average, it is still thought of as the greatest Ferrari ever built.
The 250 was a turning point for Ferrari. It further kickstarted the organization and cemented its place as a legendary vehicle manufacturer. Classified as a sports car, the Ferrari 250 SWB was just as readily a decent GT car in mind, depending on the model. Ferrari built several unique variants, but they were all called the 250. Succeeded by the 275 and the 330, it is still held in high regards by many people, considered as possibly the biggest Ferrari road car of all time.
The Europa was the GT of the lineup, with a lengthy 2,800 mm wheelbase. The SWB was the nimblest and agile of the three, but plenty of them were convertibles. All three carried a 3.0-Litre naturally-aspirated V12 with 300 horsepower. As much as I love Ferrari’s present V12s, they do not even come close to a small-capacity V12 like the one located in the 250. It sounds mechanical and living, if that is the specific phrasing I’m searching for. Nothing was made back then. Everything you hear comes from the motor, it comes from metal parts rubbing against one another.