Most Expensive Modern-Day Ferraris

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Classic and pristine Ferraris easily sell for tens of millions of dollars. Many collectors aspire to own the most coveted cars on earth, even if doing so foregoes modern convenience and luxury. However, Ferrari still builds amazing cars, with every amenity one could wish for. So we decided to rank their late-model efforts to show you the most expensive modern-day Ferraris.


Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti

Average Price: $700K

Celebrating two season victories in 2017, Ferrari won both the Constructor’s and Driver’s Championships thanks to the potent 488 GTE. To reward all Ferrari drivers, the Pista Piloti was built for their drivers (pilots). It was the first special model developed by Tailor Made, with each car being specified by a Ferrari racer. Each Piloti incorporates the best features of the 488 GTE along with functional aerodynamics and several examples of the Italian flag.


Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Average Price: $750K

While initially reticent to offer a convertible version of their most powerful naturally aspirated coupe, their clientele and collectors expressed unprecedented demand. Without turbos or hybrid assistance, the high-revving V8 offers 597 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. This much power without a roof required reinforcements to the chassis and suspension in order to maintain composure at 198 mph. Only 499 examples were offered, with 49 being right-hand drive. The last naturally-aspirated spider is the end of an era, and that is why collectors rarely part with them.


Ferrari 599 GTO

Average Price: $900K

Most often, Ferrari’s street-legal cars will spawn a racing variant. However when the 599XX proved to be their fastest race car ever tested, the best aspects of it were combined to build the 599 GTO. Reviving a classic name, the Gran Turismo Omologato, it is a faithful homage to homologated racers of the past. Improvements to the intake, internals, and exhaust allowed it to offer 661 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. Pleasantries like a radio and climate control were omitted, and floormate made way for aluminum plates. Only 125 cars were built for the U.S.


Ferrari F12tdf

Average Price: $1.3 Million

Before it was a bicycle race, the Tour de France was the last of the great city-to-city races. An event once dominated by Ferrari demanded to be immortalized. With cooperation from the F1 division, they redesigned the engine from the inside out. Solid tappets and a variable-length intake manifold allowed the redline to reach 8,900 rpm. Revisions to the fuel injection system prevent detonation with a compression ratio of 13.5:1. The brutal scream and 780 horsepower combine to offer an experience unlike anything before or since.


Ferrari 599 SA

Average Price: $1.6 Million

By 2010 the father and son team at Pininfarina were ready to enjoy over six decades of success. Having designed and built the most popular Ferrari models of all time, the brand chose to recognize them with a convertible version of the 599. The 599 SA is a gift to Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina. Starting with a chopped windshield, carbon fiber A-pillars give it a roadster look. A temporary cloth roof was included, but it is not meant to be an all-weather machine. Many of the body panels are aluminum, and borrowed from the 599XX race cars. Power is from the 599 GTO, with 661 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque from the big V12. Only 80 cars were offered.


Ferrari F40

Average Price: $1.9 Million

Perhaps the most iconic Ferrari of all time, the F40 was Enzo Ferrari’s final masterpiece. Built to dominate tracks around the world, it was a signal to the rest of the world that Ferrari’s street-legal cars were best experienced on the track. Adding turbos to their 2.9-liter V8 yielded 471 horsepower and 426 lb-ft of torque. Given the composite construction and light weight, the performance of the F40 and its racing derivatives is impressive four decades later. The old man knew his time was coming to an end, so he gave his engineers a blank check to take if from concept to production in 11 months.


Ferrari 288 GTO

Average Price: $2.2 Million

The car that started it all. When Enzo saw other automakers gaining notoriety on the world’s stage, he asked his team to build a Group B car for the World Rally Championship. With strict limits on engine and suspension, turbochargers were used to make it the first Ferrari supercar. At a distance it resembles the 308 GTB, but almost every measurement is exaggerated. Weighing only 2,555 lbs, it has 396 horsepower and 366 lb-ft of torque on tap. Capable of reaching 125 mph in 15 seconds, it is still among the fastest production cars of the 20th century. Only 272 cars were built, and they set a precedent for all to follow.


Ferrari Enzo

Average Price: $2.9 Million

If you have ever wanted a street-legal F1 car, this is it. In order to pay tribute to the old man, Ferrari’s race team devised a way to make their best car street legal. Starting with a carbon fiber monocoque, the Enzo has inboard suspension and an all-new V12 engine. The 6-liter arrived with variable valve timing to offer 651 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque. It also incorporated technologies banned in racing such as active aero, adjustable suspension, and stability control. Only 400 examples were built, with the final car being given to the Pope.


Ferrari FXX-K

Average Price: $4.1 Million

As the flagship for Ferrari’s XX racing series, the FXX-K Evo is the latest and greatest track machine. Based on the already potent LaFerrari, the engine and hybrid system were built for unrestricted performance. Owners are treated to having their cars stored and transported by Scuderia Ferrari, along with channeling 1,036 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The Evo package is a new aerodynamics kit offered to all 40 owners. The factory will re-body the cars to offer 23% more downforce, which is over 75% more than the street-legal LaFerrari. The FXX-K Evo is also 198 lbs lighter to be the most potent Ferrari ever sold.


LaFerrari Aperta

Average Price: $4.8 Million

Sitting atop the crossroads of technology and style, the LaFerrari Aperta is the convertible version of their hybrid hypercar. While removing the roof on a conventional car is a matter of stability, the LaFerrari chassis was already strong enough. The major issues came from cooling. Instead of the heat extractor in the hood, two smaller radiators were needed to lower turbulence entering the cockpit. Taking advantage of faster computers, the engine, suspension, and vehicle dynamics programming is an order of magnitude faster than the LaFerrari coupe. In addition to the removable carbon fiber roof, a cloth top is along for the ride in case of rain. It will be decades before another open-top Italian usurps this masterpiece.


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