Ferrari is one of the most iconic car brands of all time. Even if you are not a fan of cars, their models still captivate you.
The Italian automaker has produced incredible supercars for decades. However, they did not always succeed in this.
Ferrari 365 GT4 2 + 2, 400 and 412
The Ferrari 365 GT4 2 + 2, 400 and 412 cars are part of the Tipo F101 family. They are really interesting and don’t have a lot of downsides. These are cool 4-seater cars with V12 engines. Their sleek and smart designs looked very good in their day. They all produced around 335 horsepower and had lush, comfortable interiors. True, the steering was a little difficult.
All models used the same engine, body and chassis, and with each new generation they received only minor changes. The series has been in production for 17 years, making it the longest in Ferrari history. But Tipo F101 cars are not very popular with the automotive public because they don’t feel like Ferrari. Their cars should be a dream for motorists and go incredibly fast. Why buy a Ferrari if the streets don’t see everyone around. Although they provide an opportunity to purchase an inexpensive Ferrari. The 400i can be found for $ 30,000.
The Ferrari Mondial family had the same problems as the Tipo F101 series, but the Mondial is slightly worse. The earliest model Mondial 8 could accelerate to 96 km / h in about 10 seconds. Later cars had more powerful engines, but they still didn’t come close to the brand’s usual performance levels. It was a Ferrari for the masses.
Performance was one of Mondial’s main concerns. It was slow, although practical, but hardly anyone buys a Ferrari for that. In addition, these are not very reliable machines, and their spare parts and prices for services are expensive. However, the cost of these cars is not very high. These are the cheapest Ferraris to date, with an average price tag of $ 23,500.
Ferrari Dino 208 GT4
The Ferrari Dino 208 GT4 is a very strange car. On the one hand, it is cheap to buy and operate, and reliable, but on the other hand, it is equipped with one of the smallest V8 ever installed on a road car. However, Ferrari had a very good reason for using a 2.0-liter V8 for this model.
Once upon a time in Italy, any car with an engine displacement of more than 2 liters was subject to heavy taxes. This resulted in Ferrari losing domestic sales. So they released a 2-liter 308 GT4 engine to meet the regulations. The result was a Ferrari engine that produced 180 horsepower.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a wonderful car that looks stylish, can seat 4 people and is practical. Up front is a remarkable 5.7-liter V12 that can accelerate to 96 km / h in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 321 km / h. This powerful engine is also reliable.
The only drawback of this model is its appearance. There is nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t look like a Ferrari. It is also very quiet and the cars of the Italian brand are known for their noise. This is an interesting example of how high standards of a company can make even such a beautiful car one of the worst of the brand. Overall though, this is a wonderful supercar that can be found at a reasonable price.
Ferrari 348 TB
The Ferrari 348 was a replacement for the Ferrari 328. However, this model is more closely related to the Testarossa, especially in terms of design. But this is where its advantages ended. Ferrari boss Luca Di Montezemolo didn’t like the car and said that everything about it was disappointing except for the exterior. If the boss says that the product is missing something, it probably means that it is.
The engine is good though. It had a 300 horsepower V8 and can accelerate to 96 km / h in 5.3 seconds. The main problem with the Ferrari 348 is its very poor handling. This car is not entirely bad, but the inability to drive at high speeds is unforgivable for Ferrari.