By   August 20, 2014

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Nothing is Quite Like Driving a Ferrari

There are many great makes out there, but few are quite as exclusive as Ferrari. To own a car wearing the prancing horse is something that only a relative few are able to say. The car is a high performance status symbol that shows the world that you are at the top of your industry and are able to enjoy the finer things in life.

We have put together a list of 5 reasons that it rocks to drive a Ferrari.

5. Racing Pedigree

Enzo Ferrari was famously known for saying that his company sells street cars to fund the company’s racing teams. Racing is a huge part of what they do and historically where would Formula 1 be without Ferrari?

Even for their road cars racing is beneficial. There have been plenty of technologies that were pioneered on the track and then moved over to their street cars. Plus with their also competing in endurance racing they have been able to build more reliable cars as of late (which was not always the case with their cars).

4. The Ferrari Sound

The exhaust sound of a Ferrari is very distinct and is like a symphony to the ears. In their V12 models this is taken to the next level, but even their V8s have a wonderful tone. The sound is higher pitched than say an American muscle car, but not hollow like a Japanese tuned vehicle.

It is just a very pleasant sound that makes the driver feel like they are on the track, even when just cruising on the highway. It begs you to go a bit faster and rewards you when you do (just remember we don’t advocate speeding, so watch the speed limit on public roads).

3. Economic Stature

Few other things tell people that you are a man of means quite like owing a Ferrari. Even if you buy an older more affordable model, most people will think you payed at least $150,000 for the car. This also gives people the impression that you are successful at what you do and owning a prancing horse can even raise your stock in some companies.

2. Breathtaking Italian Styling

Ferrari has made some if the most iconic and beautiful cars ever. Pininfarina is responsible for many of these wonderful designs. The lines are uniques and beautiful while still giving the impressions of speed.

When you see a Ferrari it looks like it is driving fast even when parked. However, unlike their neighbor Lamborghini, the styling is never over the top or vulgar. They are truly a work of art that could easily be on display at a top gallery.

1. Ferrari’s Exotic Performance

A Ferrari is a true Italian exotic sports car. Even with the great styling and it being a status symbol there is still one main reason to buy one of these Italian machines. Simply put, performance. Over the years most cars wearing a prancing horse were among the fastest that you can purchase.

The performance of these cars can only truly be appreciated on a track. That is the only real opportunity to see what their sports cars can do. The few that are brave enough to track a Ferrari know just how amazing these cars really are when driven at the limit (just don’t wreck it or you will get a very large bill).