• This Ferrari Showdown Will Get You Stoked For The Weekend

Watch a Ferrari 250 GT, a 488 Pista, and an FXX-K hit the track at full blast

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If you’re a fan of high-revving Ferrari sports cars (yes, I know, who isn’t?!), the folks over at Top Gear just released a compilation of Chris Harris driving four of the brand’s most exciting models. Featuring the classic 250 GT TDF, the insanely fast FXX-K, and two more modern Ferraris in between, this 12-minute Maranello showdown will get you all hyped up.

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The video kicks off with the 250 GT TDF, a version of the iconic 250 that Ferrari developed for the Tour de France race. One of the toughest races in history, Tour de France, was contested by all major automakers back in the day, and Ferrari dominated the even in the 1950s and 1960s. This specific car, now worth almost $7 million, won it a few times. An easy to drive and reliable road car, the 250 GT can also hold its own on the track.

Next up is the 488 Pista, the track-oriented version of the company’s entry-level sports car. Replaced by the F8 Tributo in 2019, the 488 Pista doesn’t feature a naturally aspirated V-12 as the 250 GT Berlinetta. Instead, it packs a twin-turbo V-8 that generates a whopping 710 horsepower. And it’s as fast as they get.

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The third car showcased in the video is also related to Tour de France. It’s the F12tdf, a special-edition version of the F12berlinetta created as a tribute to Ferrari’s success in Tour de France. This one remains true to its roots with a naturally aspirated, 6.3-liter V-12, and it’s even more powerful than the 488 Pista at 769 horsepower. And it’s only a second slower than the mighty LaFerrari on the company’s Fiorano test track.

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Speaking of the LaFerrari, Harris also drives the FXX-K in this video. Built from 2015 to 2017, the FXX-K is the track-version of the LaFerrari. It’s more aerodynamic, and it packs more oomph, but it retains the hybrid drivetrain. The 6.3-liter V-12 engine and the KERS system deliver a total output of 1,036 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, meaning that the FXX-K is still the most powerful Ferrari ever built as of 2021, four years after it was discontinued. Only 40 units were produced, and their owners can’t take them home. These cars are kept and maintained by Ferrari in Maranello and are available to the owners on special track-day events.

Which of the four Ferraris do you like most? I’m a classic car guy, so I’d go with the 250 GT TDF in a heartbeat.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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