All the Ferrari V8s (1973 to 2017)

So let’s remind ourselves what Ferrari V8s have been made, and we will stick to the road cars only), and we give a few facts where we can.  Check out our Top 10 Ferrari V8s also.

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Ferrari 308 GT/4 (1973)

Don’t know about you, but yuck. 2,826 models were made. Surely there was something better around for the money in the mid-70s?  Any ideas?

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Ferrari Dino GT/4 (1975)

Another yuck car.  Did the Ferrari designers have a few years off?

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Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS (1975)

Now we are talking.  This is a beautiful car, and you can see similar styling notes on the 360 and F430.  A contender for sure.  This car was in production for 10 years, 12,000 cars sold.  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.8.

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Ferrari 208 GTB and GTS (1980)

Nice.  Between 1980 and 1982 Ferrari produced 160 closed 208s and 140 of the open model before these cars made way for the new coupe.

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Ferrari Mondial 8 and Cabrio (1980)

Yuck, yuck and triple yuck.  Why?  They made 6124 variants of the model.  Shocking.

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Ferrari 208 GTB and GTS Turbo (1982)

Nice.  687 cars were built between 1982 and 1986.

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Ferrari 288 GTO (1984)

A Daddy of Ferraris.  The 288 GTO is beautiful, iconic, cool and desirable, which is why it has to be in the MyCarHeaven top 10.  It’s extreme, as all Ferraris should be (in our opinion).  It’s based on the 308 GTB body shape, a shape we love.  272 cars were made.  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at no.3.  LOVE IT.

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Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS (1985)

A cool Ferrari for sure.  1,345 GTBs and 6,068 GTS roadsters were built.

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Ferrari Mondial 3.2 GTB and GTS (1985)

Yuck, period. 1,797 were built, 987 GTB’s and 810 GTS’s.

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Ferrari GTB and GTS (1986)

Nice looking for sure.  Not sure now many they made.  Anyone else know?

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Ferrari F40 (1987)

The daddy some would say.  This Ferrari has to be in the top 10 Ferraris of all time, let alone the top 10 V8s.  A racing car for the road (and we all love those).  1,605 made, and we desire one, hence why this supercar is straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.1.

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Ferrari Mondial T and T Cabrio (1989)

Yuck again.  Who bought , buys these?  842 Ts wre made and 1,010 T Cabrios.

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Ferrari 348 TB and TS (1989)

Now that much better looking than the Mondial, but then so is the Elephant Man.  They made 2,895 TBs and 4,230 TSs.

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Ferrari 348 Spider (1993)

Okay, but not for us.  They made 1090 of these.

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Ferrari F355 Coupe, GTS and F355 F1 (1994)

We like the F355, but it’s not a top 5 for us.  A total of 11,273 were produced in the different variants.

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Ferrari F355 Spider (1995)

Nice, but not for us.  The Spider proved to be the second-most popular F355 model, with a total production of 3,717 units, of which 2,664 were produced with the 6-speed transmission and another 1,053 produced with the F1 transmission.

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Ferrari 360 Modena (1999)

The most successful Ferrari ever made at the time, with 8,800 Modenas produced worldwide.  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.10.

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Ferrari 360 Spider (2000)

What’s not to like.  There were 7,565 Spiders produced worldwide.

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Ferrari Challenge Stradale (2003)

The loudest road going Ferrari ever, and a personal favourite.  To this day I think it’s one of the best of all Ferraris.  How many were made, approx 800 t0 1288, depending on what you read where.  If anyone has a definitive and verified number let me know.  A true beast.  A race car for the road.  A 10/10 car in our opinion and Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.2.

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Ferrari F430 (2004)

What a car, but too much tech for me personally.  It looks similar to the 360, so for that reason it has to be in our top 10 Ferrari V8s of all time.  No idea on total numbers of F430s made, but I’d guess less than the 360.  Anyone know?  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.9.

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Ferrari F430 Spider (2005)

I’m not a Ferrari Spider fan really, hence why this is not in our top 10.  No idea on numbers produced.

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Ferrari 430 Scuderia (2007)

What’s not to love.  Make the F430 (already a great car) lighter, track focused, and you have a Ferrari classic.  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.7.

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Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M (2008)

To commemorate Ferrari’s 16th victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship in 2008, Ferrari unveiled the Scuderia Spider 16M at World Finals in Mugello. It is a convertible version of the 430 Scuderia.  It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).  499 vehicles were released beginning early 2009 and all were pre-sold to select clients.

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Ferrari 458 Italia (2009)

Beautiful, a 9-10/10 for looks, but I’m not a massive fan of the tech., but it is awesome.  A car I’ve test driven.  It has to be in our Top 10 Ferrari V8s of all time, in at No.X.  Not sure on production numbers.  Straight into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s, at No.5.

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Ferrari 458 Spider (2011)

Again a beautiful car, with aluminium retractable hardtop which, according to Ferrari, weighs 25 kilograms (55 lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider, and can be opened in 14 seconds.  Great car.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

The top performing 458 Italia, so in our top 10 Ferrari V8s for that alone.  The 458 Italia is an epic Ferrari, the Speciale, like the Scuderia and Challenge Stradale will always have a special place in our heart.  0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just three seconds (0–125 mph or 0–200 km/h in 9.1 seconds with a response time of just 0.060 seconds).  Ferrari declared a Fiorano test track lap time of 1:23.5, only 0.5 seconds slower than the F12 Berlinetta.  It has to be in our Top 10 Ferrari V8s of all time, at No.4.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale A (2015)

A spider variant of the 458 Speciale. The ‘A’ stands for ‘Aperta’, which is Italian for ‘open’, and it is limited to only 499 examples.  0–100 km/h (62 mph) takes only 3.0 seconds and it is capable of a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).  It was the most powerful, street-legal, naturally aspirated Ferrari has ever launched in a spider variant, until it was surpassed by the 790 Horsepower naturally aspirated V12 of the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta in 2017.

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Ferrari 488 GTB (2015)

Named “The Supercar of the Year 2015” by car magazine Top Gear, as well as becoming Motor Trend’s 2017 “Best Drivers Car”.  0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.3 seconds, covering the quarter mile in 10.45 seconds and continuing to a top speed in excess of 330 km/h (205 mph).  It looks amazing, so jumps into our Top 10 Ferrari V8s of all time, at No.6.

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Ferrari 488 GTS (2016)

The Ferrari 488 Spider is a 2-seat roadster variant of the 488 with a folding hardtop, like the 458 Spider it replaces.  0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) sprint is unchanged at 3.0 seconds, while the 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) acceleration takes slightly longer at 8.7 seconds, and top speed is likewise slightly lower at 325 km/h (202 mph).

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Ferrari J50 (2017)

Based on the Ferrari 488 Spider, the J50 has been officially revealed at the National Art Center in Tokyo, and the clue to its purpose is within its name, as it celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan.  Just 10 examples of the J50 will be built, each tailored to its owner’s individual tastes.  Due to it being do rare, I’ve dismissed it for the purposes on this top 10, but would love to see one.

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Whatever will be next?  Are they going to go faster (what’s the point?), of make the cars more practical or economic?  Looking forward to seeing…

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