1996 / 2001
After the end of the TestaRossa saga, of which the 512 TR and M were the last descendants, Ferrari was expected to turn the corner. Ensuring a successor worthy of its predecessors was no easy task. However, from the moment it was unveiled, the 550 Maranello won over everyone, even the most wary of the Italian firm’s die-hards. Although very wide and sporting an evocative air intake on its aluminium bonnet, this Ferrari has no intention of going over the top. It’s nicknamed the ‘Squale’, and on closer inspection it’s easy to see why. Firstly, because of its majestic profile, with a long, seemingly endless bonnet and air intakes after the front wheels that resemble gills.