The 5 most revolutionary Ferraris in history are for sale for 20 million euros

On the occasion of its major “Dare to Dream” sale, RM Sotheby’s highlights the Ferrari “Big Five”, an iconic selection of the Italian brand’s main cars, considered the most revolutionary in Ferrari’s history. An embodiment of the brand’s innovation and design across eras, from the first supercars to cutting-edge hybrids, this collection represents a prestigious Ferrari heritage. The opportunity for collectors to own iconic symbols of automotive history.

The collection begins with the magnificent 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, considered the first modern Italian supercar. Created to compete with cars from Audi, Lancia and Peugeot in Group B races, although they never participated, the 272 examples built were powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine. Among the lot offered by Sotheby’s, a Ferrari of this model owned for more than 26 years by Ian Poulter, a five-time Ryder Cup winning golfer, is offered for 4 million dollars.

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Next to it, the famous 1990 F40, launched for 40my anniversary of its manufacture and is reputed to be the last car approved by him before his death. Powered by the same twin-turbo V8 engine, the F40 was considered the fastest road car of the time, not least thanks to its optimal lightness obtained from its Kevlar and carbon body. It is planned that 400 copies will be produced, in the end 1,315 will be sold. It is accompanied by his little sister, the 1996 F50, with a more exotic design. It featured a naturally aspirated V12 engine derived from Formula 1 and was designed to provide a driving experience close to that of a racing car. It was less successful than the F40 and only 349 examples were produced.

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