When it comes to Ferrari, we typically think of beautiful cars with great power that are completely and utterly unaffordable. In fact, most of us don’t even bother wasting our time looking at what a Ferrari would actually cost because we assume that it’s a car left for multi-millionaires and elites. What if I told you that there are some Ferraris you can buy for the price of a lot of other modern-day sports cars? What about ones that cost as much as some new Audi or BMW?
Ferrari 360 Modena
Produced from 2000-2004, the Ferrari 360 Modena is a beautiful and classic example of what many people would title an “entry-level Ferarri.” Consistently available for less than $100,000 the 360 Modena is offered with an automatic or manual transmission with gated shifter – that classic Ferrari touch we all love. This Ferrari offers a classic look with a more reasonable price tag. Just because this isn’t a $200,000 car doesn’t mean it’s here to disappoint in the performance department. The 3.6L V8 engine mounted behind the driver and passenger seats offers 400hp and paired with the cars ability to handle around corners and take turns, along with that beautiful luxury-sport suspension you won’t care that this isn’t the most expensive Ferrari on the market.
The Ferrari California is one of the most simultaneously loved and hated Ferraris of the modern days. The California has a 4.8L V8 motor that puts out 453hp, but there is a catch: the motor is mounted at the front of the car. While this may not seem like a big deal at first, the California was the first modern Ferrari to ever have a front-mounted engine. While it’s hard to explain just how much of a difference it makes in the way the car handles, its enough for many people to dismiss it as a true Ferrari. Because the car is so controversial it can be found on the market for anywhere between $100,000 to $135,000.
The Ferrari Testarossa is a classically styled turn of the century Ferrari. Produced from 1984 – 1996. You can now buy the Testarossa for as low as $90,000 and they generally don’t run more than $110,000. The 385hp 4.9L offers plenty of power for an inexpensive Ferrari, but many owners claim the handling leaves a lot to be desired.
The Ferrari 348 is another beautiful and timeless example of a classic and affordable Ferrari. Available from 1989 to 1995, the 3.4L V8 mid-engined Ferrari came equipped with luxury and speed, and can now be purchased for between $40,000 and $60,000 in good, running condition. That’s right, for the price of a new Audi S5 you too can be driving a Ferrari.
Whether you are looking for your first modern-day Ferrari or a classic and cool older generation, theses Ferraris offer the power and luxury you dream of, for a fraction of the cost.