Since we deal in the world of Italian exotic cars, we get asked a lot of questions. Often times our fans will get very technical, going as deep as engine tuning or construction methods. But other times we are stumped by a seemingly easy question.

This week we had to do some homework to answer “What is the fastest Ferrari”. The short answer is “all of them” but fast can be defined in a few ways, and Ferrari has stock in all of them. Ferrari’s fastest cars range from cars that soar at over 200 miles per hour, to cars that accelerate in a flash, to cars that do both with the help of Ferrari’s incredible engineering capability, the Ferrari brand has lasted the decades that they have because they know how to make some of the fastest, most powerful, and most beautiful automobiles the world has ever seen. The most commonly used acceleration measurement is 0-60. To be able to reach highway speed under 5 seconds used to be incredible, but now Maranello makes 3 seconds times look easy.

Although mainly used to compare cars in the US, the quarter-mile times are a great way to understand a car’s abilities. Some of the fastest Ferrari cars are geared for high-speed cruising, so they really start moving on the top end of the racetrack.

Finally, the top speed of each car is used for bragging rights, but how do they compare to each other? To understand what the fastest Ferrari in the world is, here are the most popular street-legal Ferraris on our site, whether it be because they’re incredibly fast, incredibly iconic, a pleasure to drive, or a mix of all of those things.

F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

As the ultimate example of the fastest F430, the 2009 F430 Scuderia Spider 16M was built as a celebration of 16 World Constructor’s Victories in Formula1. Essentially a convertible version of the F430 Scuderia, all civilities were removed to make the ultimate drop-top rocket ship. The interior is made of billet aluminum and carbon fiber, and mufflers are nowhere to be found. The 4.3 liter V8 is rated at 503 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. Between the fact that it’s an incredibly beautiful and unique car to drive, not to mention powerful, only 499 examples were built, so collectors demand a premium when they change hands.

  • 0-60: 3.6 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.8 @ 122 mph
  • Top Speed: 196 mph

812 Superfast

If you need twelve screaming cylinders of hand built perfection, the 812 Superfast will solve most of life’s problems. It offers 788 horsepower and 529 lb-ft of torque from a 6.5 liter V12. It is coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic with ratios tailored exactly to the engine’s power band.

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Specs, Price, Photos & Review

“Superfast” wasn’t a name that Ferrari gave this car in jest. To make sure the car lived up to it, they designed and built it from the ground up. The chassis was a clean-sheet design of several layers of steel and aluminum. Unencumbered by weaknesses of prior models, it is the most confident and comfortable Ferrari to date.

  • 0-60: 2.8 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 10.4 @ 138.6 mph
  • Top Speed: 211 mph

F8 Tributo

Can a high-performance car also be good for the environment? The F8 Tributo makes the most of its 3.9L engine. By squeezing every ounce of performance from pump gas, the 3.9-liter twin-turbo v8 makes 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. By using larger turbos than the 488 GTB, it cranks out more horsepower and torque. To that point, the F8 Tributo’s incredible performance and even more incredible looks make it a worthy successor to the iconic 488 and 458 models that came before it.Titanium rods and a lighter flywheel also help.

  • 0-60: 2.9 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: Under 10- seconds
  • Top Speed: 211 mph

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As a fitting tribute to their legendary founder, the Ferrari Enzo is an F1 car with a street-legal body, and the power, engineering, and incredible beauty that it combines makes it arguably the most iconic modern Ferrari ever. It used a 6.3 liter V12 and a six-speed single-clutch automatic to propel a carbon-fiber body. It has been the best automotive investment in the modern era, considering the base price of $652,000. Recent examples have sold for over $1.5 Million. As the meanest horse in the stable, it is the benchmark for all competitors.

  • 0-60: 3.1 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile:11.0 @ 133
  • Top Speed: 211


Meeting your idol in person can sometimes be disappointing, but the F40 is everything you think it is, and more! The wild twin-turbo V8 supercar was the last project overseen by the founder before he passed away. The last Ferrari halo car to have a manual transmission, it laid waste to nearly every other production car of the era. Before computers could accurately control wheelspin or turbo boost, the F40 was notorious for scaring the world’s best drivers. Stacking twin turbos into a lightweight body makes this world’s fastest Ferrari in its day. Turbos weren’t the only twin in the F40, however. This Ferrari also features two fuel tanks, one on either side of the car.

View the Complete Ferrari F40 Specs

  • 0-60: 4.2 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.8 @ 124
  • Top Speed: 199 mph

599 GTO

As the fastest version of the 599 GTB, the Gran Turismo Omologato was a street-legal version of the 599XX race car, and with that car as a close relative, the 599 GTO was bound to be one of the fastest Ferraris ever from the moment it was conceived. It was a limited production two-seater capable of lapping the Fiorano test track one second faster than the Enzo. Only 599 cars were built, and each one made 661 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

  • 0-60: 3.1 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.0
  • Top Speed: over 208 mph


While it was not built for breaking records, the Portofino was a long-awaited successor to the California. A 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 is shared with the 488 GTB. It offers 600 horsepower and 651 lb-ft of torque. If the power isn’t enough, the hardtop folds away to reveal a sleek roadster. New aluminum extrusions and laser welding have yielded a chassis that is 35% stiffer. Back seat passengers have 5cm more legroom and much more headroom with the top in place. Like the California before it, plenty of power and a luxurious top-down experience make the Portofino a blast to drive.

Ferrari Portofino Specs, Price, Photos & Reviews

  • 0-60: 3.1 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 10.9 @ 125
  • Top Speed: 199 mph

SF90 Stradale

It is time for Ferrari to embrace the Plug-In hybrid. Although the LaFerrari did offer home charging, it is not the HVDC of the future. So say hello to the SF90 Stradale. Instead of a V12, it uses a twin-turbo 3.9L V8 and hybrid drive to offer 986 horsepower, making it not only one of the fastest Ferraris, but also one of the most futuristic cars the brand has ever offered.

  • 0-60: 2.5 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: under 9 seconds
  • Top Speed: 211 mph

488 GTB

The state of the art in Scuderia Shields is among a handful of street-legal 10-second cars. It uses a 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 much like the California T, but mounted behind the cockpit, and with the mid-engined layout and the lack of a convertible top, this Ferrari is ready to rumble. Turbos are great for torque, so it offers 561 lb-ft, whereas the F12berlinetta made do with 509 lb-ft. If you aren’t excited by 660 horsepower, speak with your doctor about changing your meds.

View the Complete Ferrari 488 GTB Specs

  • 0-60: 3.0 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 10.3 @ 137
  • Top Speed: 205 mph

296 GTB

Coming out of Maranello is the new Ferrari 296 GTB, a new hybrid supercar that packs a V6 engine and hybrid power. Don’t let the thought of a smaller engine fool you, because this new model packs 818 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque.

  • 0-6: 2.8 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: N/A
  • Top Speed: 205+ mph


When you combine years of racing dominance and the latest in hybrid technology, you have an object of desire. And with the second-hand market asking millions of dollars for the LaFerrari, desired it is. Batteries and two motors/generators are bolted to a 6.3 liter V12. Currently, the LaFerrari the world’s fastest Ferrari model. But, we’re sure that will change.

View the Complete Ferrari LaFerrari Specs

  • 0-60: 2.4 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 9.7 @149
  • Top Speed: 217 mph


The F50 is a classic and iconic Ferrari whose performance still lives up to many of today’s supercar standards after 27 years. That’s thanks to a V12 engine that produces 512 horsepower and a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout perfect for motorsport, the F50 reaches 60 miles per hour in under 4 seconds, and tops out at a true-to-form Ferrari top speed of over 200 mph.

  • 0-60: 3.7seconds
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.9 @ 122
  • Top Speed: 202 mph

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