The Prancing Horse is one of the most storied and iconic logos in the car world. For over half a century cars have been rolling out of Modena, Italy, and to this day Ferrari is perpetuating their reputation for building the finest cars money can buy.
So what better way of celebrating Ferrari’s legendary history than ranking their currently selling models? Well, there’s probably a better way, but this is what I’m going with. There’s no specific way I’m ranking them, as anything from exterior looks to horsepower to wheels will be taken into consideration. Before I get started, I should clarify that some models were left out due to how similar they are to other models (for example, I included the 488 Pista but not the 488 Pista Spider). Now, without further ado, here’s the best Ferrari models available today, according to me.
5. F8 Tributo
The F8 Tributo is the newest V8 Ferrari that was unveiled last spring, and design-wise it was a big departure from its predecessor, the 488. While it certainly has an imposing presence, I’m not the biggest fan of the new design language implemented on the F8. It seems like it begs for attention with its angular lines and busy front and rear fascias. A Ferrari doesn’t beg, it should demand. Not to mention, the F8 Tributo shares so much with the 488 Pista that it may as well just be a Pista with new body panels.
4. 488 Pista
As I just previously stated, the 488 Pista and the F8 Tributo are very similar underneath, but the Pista gets placed higher on this list due to its looks. But it also deserves from notoriety as its the last iteration of the 488, and by far the most powerful and best looking. Unlike the F8, its body is much more smooth throughout, and is characterized by its monster scoop on the front of the hood which was borrowed right from Ferrari’s Formula 1 technology. The scoop gives the Pista a much sharper look than any other 488, and makes it look like it belongs on a track everyday (which it does).
3. GTC4 Lusso
Don’t call the GTC4 Lusso a wagon or you might get the stink eye from some Italians. Instead, this is a shooting brake, which combines the sporty essence of a Grand Tourer with the added storage space of a wagon. Some might say that its long roof gives the GTC4 a weird shape, but I only think that it adds to its elegance. And besides, when there’s a Ferrari V12 under the hood the last thing people should talk about is its appearance. But it does help that it’s a gorgeous car.
2. 812 Superfast
No, I’m not the biggest fan of the exterior styling of the 812 Superfast, but again, the V12 engine helps ease that pain. On the outside there are lines going in every which direction and on the rear is a busy design that’s very uncharacteristic of Ferrari, though I will say that it adds to the overall aggressive look of the car. But as the most powerful Ferrari ever it’s tough not to love the 812 simply for its insanity. It has nearly 800 horsepower, a 0-60 time under 3 seconds, and a top speed of 211 mph: what’s not to love?
1. Monza SP1/SP2
One look at this car and you’ll understand why I’ve got it placed at number 1. The exterior is simply jaw-dropping, and it’s no wonder that the Ferrari Roma’s design was heavily influenced by the Monza. But the looks aren’t all, if you didn’t notice already, the Monza is a true speedster and therefore has no windows or windshield—how awesome is that? Even better is that the Monza can be had as a single seater (SP1) or a double seater (SP2). Imagine: the wind right in your face, the noise from a screaming V12 banging against your eardrums, and you alone in the single cockpit Monza SP1 flying down Italy’s coast. That’s why the Monza is ranked first.