When you ask someone to name a high-speed luxury car off the top of their head, most often, you’ll hear two unique brands of Italian supercars.
Yes, McLaren, Porsche and Corvette are also near the top of the list. But Italian supercars uphold a tradition of beautiful design and craftsmanship that constantly make them one of the best.
There’s a reason that Lamborghini is almost sold out halfway through the 2021 fiscal year.
Keep reading to discover five of the greatest Italian supercars of all time to hit the market.
The Best of Italian Supercars: Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
When it comes to a genuine classic sports car, nothing beats a Ferrari 250 TR. This absolute gem built between 1957 and 1962 not only looks beautiful cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, but it also has the power to match.
You can be sure that with only 33 ever produced, you can expect to pay a premium well over $14 million.
A Close Second: Ferrari 458
The Testa Rossa wasn’t the only gem that Ferrari produced. In recent years, the company introduced the Ferrari 458.
Unlike the Testa Rossa, there were about 15,000 458 Italias produced between 2009 and 2015.
The car’s sleek aerodynamic design by Pininfarina features deformable winglets on the front grill that lower at higher speeds.
If there’s an Italian supercar that looks like it could slice through butter like a hot knife, it’s the Ferrari 458.
A Timeless Original: Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Did you know this car is recognized as one of the world’s first supercars? It’s not the typical Giulia or Quadrifoglio models you see driving around town these days.
Even though there were only ever 18 of these original butterfly door gems produced, it’s unlikely you’ll recognize one if you ever come across them. That’s because almost all of them feature minor differences in their details.
For example, the ones produced later featured single headlamps, while the earlier versions had twin headlamps.
If you ever see this car driving around, consider yourself one of the few lucky ones who ever will.
An Exotic Design: Maserati Ghibli Spyder
Of all the Italian supercars, the Maserati Ghibli is one that’s survived over the decades. The original version, debuting in 1969, had only 125 soft-tops produced.
If you’re a collector and come across a detachable hard-top roof, consider it the opportunity of a lifetime to snatch a rare vehicle off the market. When only 20-25 have ever made it out of the factory alive, it makes it well worth paying almost $1 million.
Kicking Butt and Taking Names: Lamborghini Miura
This revolutionary Lamborghini holds its place in the top five most coveted Italian cars for a good reason. It was the first supercar to come with a transverse rear-mid layout that you find in most modern supercars today.
And because there were less than a thousand of these beauties ever produced, you’ll end up paying a hefty price tag to own an original.
German-made cars are efficient and fun to drive, but they certainly don’t compare against Italian supercars.
If you’re willing to pay and want a supercar that turns heads and holds to its beauty and name, then you must consider the top five cars mentioned.
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