Ferrari builds cars like no other. The company built race cars for nearly twenty years before they started producing street legal vehicles. Old habits die hard. That racing DNA can still be found in each car that rolls off the line. Almost nine decades after Ferrari was founded, they’re still building cars that combine power, intelligence, and sheer jaw-dropping beauty. That’s why a used Ferrari at Shortline EuroCars is no ordinary used car. It’s a thoroughbred with a long, proud heritage.
Even with a history as long and storied as Ferrari’s, there are still certain models from recent years that stand out. Each of them deserves a closer look if you’re looking for a used Ferrari near Denver, Colorado. Here are a few of our favorites:
How do you replace a legend? When the time came to phase out the Ferrari 458, the company introduced the mid-engine Ferrari 488. Introduced in 2015, the twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 is smaller and lighter, but it also packs more torque and horsepower. With all that power fed through a smooth-shifting seven-speed dual clutch transmission, all you need to concentrate on is the road (and the goosebumps). Even the notoriously fickle Top Gear was impressed, naming the 488 GTB “Supercar of the Year 2015.”
The Ferrari California was the first all-new Ferrari model in some time. A Pininfarina-designed 2+2 grand tourer with a front-engine layout, it was the first V8-powered front-engine Ferrari. Its 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, direct-injected 4.3 liter engine, hardtop convertible, and multi-link rear suspension were all firsts for the brand. Also surprising was the ratio of horsepower to displacement (106 horsepower per liter), which is practically unheard of for a naturally-aspirated engine.
Built between 2011 and 2016, the Ferrari FF is another front-engine 2+2. This one is a bit different. It’s the first four-wheel drive Ferrari. The 4RM four-wheel drive system, first developed three decades ago but only recently deployed in the Ferrari FF, is lighter than a conventional 4WD system. It’s when you pair that to a powerful 6.3 liter V12 engine that this Ferrari truly shows its racing roots. It delivers a 3.7 second zero-to-sixty time and a top speed of 208 miles per hour. In other words, this isn’t a hatchback or a station wagon; the term “shooting brake” has rarely been more apt.
A thought in closing: unlike most makes and models, one does not buy a used Ferrari to save a few dollars. You’re buying a Ferrari because sports cars strike you as a bit pedestrian. The “value” here isn’t price, it’s design and performance.
Getting that level of performance doesn’t have to mean buying a new Ferrari. If you’re looking for used Ferrari models in Denver, CO, contact Shortline EuroCars. You can browse our inventory online, or by visiting us in person. If we don’t have a particular model that’s at the top of your wish list (or your bucket list), let us know. We’ll be happy to help you track it down!