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.
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.