You don’t see many of them about. But when you do, it’s difficult not to marvel at the exquisite styling and superlative performance of the Ferrari – more than a supercar, it’s a hypercar, as the website Evo calls it. Get behind the wheel of any Ferrari and you being to “feel the dream” the manufacturer’s official website assures us.
The price of a Ferrari – whether new or second-hand – matches its eye-catching good looks and its breath-taking performance. That means you are likely to be looking for finance to support its purchase if you want the privilege of owning and driving such a hypercar.
With that kind of investment, however, you might want to look further than any common or garden lender to secure the Ferrari finance appropriate for this example of exceptional, low volume, apex of Italian styling and engineering.
Fortunately, there are specialist brokers with particular experience and expertise in arranging the Ferrari finance you are likely to need to invest in the purchase of your very own hypercar.
Specialist Ferrari finance brokers scour the whole of their network of approved lenders to secure the most competitive market rates and to identify the specialist form of finance to suit your particular needs and circumstances – including, for example, independently sourced personal loans, to hire purchase agreements, lease hire and even Personal Contract Purchase (PCP).
Starting prices alone for a new Ferrari are currently around a quarter of a million pounds but go up to an astronomical £4 million for the limited edition Ferrari Laferrari Aperta – so you are likely to be looking for a specialist finance provider offering maximum loans of at least £1 million – with flexible repayment terms that might allow you to repay the significant amount of finance you need over 10 years or so.
If you are asking yourself such a question, it is unlikely that you are in the market for buying such a hypercar. Buying a Ferrari requires a certainty of choice and a determination to own one of the most iconic and coveted marques in the world.
Some of that status and reputation has to do with the car’s long history of success in motor racing circuits. The founding father of the manufacturer – who continues to lend his name to the marque – was Enzo Ferrari who began his illustrious career in 1929 when he sponsored amateur racing car drivers before taking change of Alfa Romeo’s racing division a decade later.
By 1940, Enzo had left to strike out on his own by producing his first racing car, the Tipo 815, and the first roadster to bear what was to become the iconic prancing horse symbol in 1947 – a V12-engined 125S.
On the F1 racing circuit, of course, Ferrari continues to be one of the major competitors to be reckoned with and attracts some of the leading, world-renowned drivers – in their time, for example, names such as Alberto Ascari in the 1950s, Jacky Ickx in the 1960s, Niki Lauda in the 1970s, Gilles Villeneuve in the 1980s, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, and Michael Schumacher in the 1990s, Kimi Räikkönen in the 2000s, and in the current decade Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrari’s headquarters continue to be located in Maranello in the north of Italy.