4 1992-1997 FER­RARI 456 GT

WHY IT’S SO AF­FORD­ABLE Lost be­tween the Day­tona and the 550 Maranello, this gor­geous beast is a proper bar­gain.

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This hand­some 2+2 was a might­ily im­pres­sive car when it was re­vealed in 1992 – a real grown-up’s Fer­rari whose rear ac­com­mo­da­tion didn’t spoil its el­e­gant, cur­va­ceous Pin­in­fa­rina styling. With a 5.5-litre V12 up front, it is fully in the Fer­rari GT tra­di­tion, al­beit with an en­gine de­rived from the Dino V6. The stan­dard trans­mis­sion is a ro­bust six-speed man­ual although an au­to­matic op­tion was of­fered for the world’s lazier plu­to­crats.

The 456 of the car’s ti­tle in­di­cates the cu­bic ca­pac­ity of each in­di­vid­ual four-valve cylin­der. The car was de­signed for re­lent­lessly rapid progress, with a thun­der­ous 193mph top speed, and the gor­geously leather-trimmed cabin helps to make the cap­tain of this trans-con­ti­nen­tal ex­press feel ex­tra-spe­cial. Re­mark­ably, the ride is im­pres­sive too.

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