A special collector’s edition of Classic & Sports Car dedicated exclusively to Ferrari’s finest road and race cars hits the shelves in the UK next week (22 June). The special summer issue will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Maranello firm through a collection of jaw dropping features and exclusive drives, ranging from the one time fastest car in the world through to a trio of the most ferocious, track-focused supercars.
We’ve rounded up six of the top Ferrari features from the upcoming issue – click here to pre-order yours.
6. Ferrari’s Testarossas – Glorious redheads
Don’t listen to pub bores, says Mark Wheeler after sampling Testarossa, 512TR and F512M: Ferrari’s flat-12 pin-up is a fantastic drive. We get to grips with each iteration of the Testarossa and discover that the same ingredients that convinced more than 7000 customers to part with their money in the 1980s – purposeful lines, a brutal 390bhp engine and unbridled excess – have spurred on a recent resurgence in values.
5. Ferrari Daytona – Bred of heaven
The Daytona didn’t break any moulds but reigned as the world’s fastest car for a decade plus, says Richard Heseltine as he discovers motoring nirvana in Wales. Ferrari's front-engined bruiser may have suffered by comparison to the Miura, but there's plenty to recommend the Leonardo Fioravanti-penned GT, as we find out during a spirited drive through north east Wales.
4. Ferrari 360, 430 & 458 – When a normal Ferrari just isn’t fast enough
Richard Heseltine puts the sensational 360 Challenge Straddle, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale through their paces in their natural environment – a deserted track. Each of these incredible machines represented a giant leap forward for the Maranello marque, shedding dozens of kilograms in weight, adding power and turning already focussed road cars into borderline racers.
3. Ferrari 166MM – In the tyre tracks of a legend
James Page dreams of epic Latin road races as he samples a famous Ferrari 166MM – the first car driven by Italian hotshoe Eugenio Castellotti, and finisher of the Mille Miglia, Monaco Grand Prix and Pebble Beach road races. Since then the car has become a regular at some of the world's most prestigious concours events. We follow in the tyre tracks of Castellotti and take the stunning 166 for a spin.
2. Ferrari 250GT SWB – The world’s most unlikely rally car
Mick Walsh tells the amazing story of how this sublime 250GT Berlinetta became a star of the special stage in the early 1960s – and who better to help him than current Ferrari GT driver Mirko Venturi?
1. Ferrari 250GTO – Custodians of the Holy Grail
Few people ever have the chance to own a GTO, so they tend to hang onto them. James Elliott meets members of the world’s most exclusive car club who share their experiences, thoughts and memories on one of the most beautiful, exciting and desirable classic cars ever built.
Don’t miss out on your copy. Click here to pre-order the Ferrari issue of Classic & Sports Car. It costs the same as it does in the shops, but includes free first class postage, so you’ll be among the first to receive it.