When one hears about Ferrari, their mind goes straight to class, luxury, high end car maker and extremely high acceleration. It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari for car racing purposes. Initially, Scuderia Ferrari was to operate under the branch of Alfa Romeo as a racing segment of it but in 1933, it took full control of the racing team. In 1943 when World War II was in full force, the car maker moved to its line from Modeno to Maranello and it is here that is went on to produce grinding machines for ball bearings. In 1946, the workshop at Maranello had to be rebuilt after it was bombed during the war.
In total Ferrari has about thirty one car models. Some of its most popular including 458 Ferrari Italia which was released in 2009 and is a two seat, medium engine coupe that replaced the F430 as the V8 sports car. This make incorporates style and aerodynamics and the engine has a 570 horsepower rating that ensures picking up of engine speeds at a fast pace. The body of the 458 Ferrari changes its shape to trick the wind when going at ultra-high speeds. The dominant color that it is produced in is a gorgeous red.
The car maker sells an average of 7,000 cars each year and this number is set to increase despite of the weak US economy. These cars are owned by the ultra-rich who continue to buy them as antique cars for their own viewing pleasure. Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Ferraris are all high powered sports cars. The Italian automaker's lines of cars have the highest horsepower ratings than the other two car makers and they are available on demand compared to Aston Martins which have a four month wait.
Owning a Ferrari is every sports car enthusiast’s dream and as of 2010, the average price for one was $192,000. The Ferrari 599 of 2009 goes for $321,000 and the F430s can be purchased for around $218,000. At auctions, they go for an average of $1,053,000 with the highest auction price going to 250 Testa Rossa at a cool $12,403,000.