Can we discuss Ferrari model names?

A car name can become an important part of the legacy for the model. Using letters and numbers instead of names has long been a pet peeve of mine. For some manufacturers I don’t see this as a problem. The more expensive the car, the more it needs a name. My parents had a 85′ Nissan 300ZX. Yawn. At the time I was aware of other more exciting car model names: Corvette, Mustang, Camero, Countach, etc.

Ferrari used to be good with their car names: Testarossa, F40, Enzo!


Which leads us to Ferrari.  Today’s Ferraris:

The 812 Superfast


Always discovering new driving emotions. #Ferrari #812Superfast

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The LaFerrari


Magnetic allure. #Ferrari #LaFerrari

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What gives? I mean LaFerrari, Superfast, 458, 488… At least with the FXX they could “blame” the name on the pedigree of the F40, F50, etc. The Magnum PI car was a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV .  What a bunch of gibberish.


Bonus pic of a 1985 Nissan 300ZX

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