Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built

Beautiful outliers or best banished to the garage? These are the most intriguing cars to have beared the Prancing Horse marque

Consider the oscillating curves of the 250 GTO, the punchy beauty of the Dino 246 GTS, or the sharper, race-hardened lines of the F40. We’re sure that you’d agree that all share a parking spot at the pinnacle of automotive design.

Ferrari have spent the last 78 years crafting these works of four-wheeled art, machines that represent the very best of craft, engineering and passion. They’ve never put a single Tod’s-wearing foot wrong. Well, almost.

"They’ve never put a single Tod’s-wearing foot wrong. Well, almost..."

Gentleman’s Journal have selected six the most intriguing-looking Ferraris to have ever revved their engines and broken out into the wild. These are cars without the gaspingly-beautiful looks of Enzo’s classics. That said, you’re still likely to gasp.

Below you’ll find the most weird and wonderful of Enzo’s machines, the cars from the experimental end of his spectrum, and ones which have passed through the hallowed halls of RM Sotheby’s auction house across the years.

Now, it’s for you to decide: Are these outliers best consigned to the garage forever, or do they deserve to be out turning heads with the best of their Prancing Horse stablemates?

1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe by Carrozzeria Touring

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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1993 Ferrari Conciso Concept by Michalak

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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1980 Ferrari Pinin Prototipo by Pininfarina

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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1997 Ferrari F50

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ by Zagato

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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2015 Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina

Icons or misfires? The six most divisive Ferraris ever built
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