We grew up dreaming about owning supercars such as a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. Driving a supercar allows the driver to experience blistering speeds that most cars cannot duplicate. Most supercars have an original design that catches the attention of on-lookers.
While most of us dream about owning supercars, some are fortunate to own the vehicles. It seems that some people have too much money. Some people are so rich that they take supercars for granted. Once they've had fun with the vehicles, they abandon it and move onto the next joy ride.
While some of the cars that supercar owners possessed remained on the street, others ended up in the junkyard. Some of the abandoned cars had dilapidated to the point that it was irreparable. Any supercar lover would be disheartened to see a Lamborghini or a Ferrari on the side of the road but seeing it at the junkyard is worse. We wanted to discover the conditions of the supercars once the owners had abandoned the vehicles, so we gleaned photos. Our collection consists of supercars in such a bad state that the only place it would end up was at the junkyard. Enjoy the article folks and like always be sure to share it with a friend. Without further ado, let's get started with the Ferrari rides at the junkyard.
18 Ferrari F50
When Ferrari wanted to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the manufacturer thought that the best way to do that was by marking the occasion with a car. The car that Ferrari produced was the F50, a mid-engined range-topping sports car, boasting a 4.7-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine.
During the three year production period, Ferrari manufactured 349 units. Ferrari tuned the 4.7-liter engine to generate 739 horsepower. A test in 1996 proved that the F50 was quicker than the 333 SP. Mike Tyson's F50 was available for $1.3 million, according to Motor 1.
17 Ferrari Testarossa
Not that the manufacturer needs advertising for a brilliant car such as the Testarossa, but it received it with the help of Don Bridges' character in Miami Vice. The car is a 12-cylinder mid-engined sports car that went into production in 1984 and remained on the production line until 1996.
Ferrari produced almost 10,000 Testarossa, 512 TRs and F512 Ms, making it one of the mass-produced Ferrari models. The car premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show and was available with a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission.
16 Ferrari 308 GTS
The manufacturer produced the 308 as a replacement for the Dino 246 GT and GTS. The car was in production for ten years and boasted a V8 engine of a 90-degree configuration. Pininfarina designed the car's body and featured a removable roof panel with a satin black finish, which the driver could stow in a vinyl cover behind the seat when not in use.
The car's exterior was identical to the GTSi, which foreign versions were capable of producing 211 horsepower while the U.S. versions could pump out 202 horsepower due to the Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection, which decreased the emissions.
15 Ferrari 348
The 348 is a mid-engine V-8 powered sports car that replaced the 328 in 1989 and stayed in production until 1995. The car was the final V8 model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his passing.
Although Ferrari limits the production to a few thousand units, the 348 proved to be so popular that the Italian manufacturer produced over 8,800 units. Under the bonnet was a 3.4-liter V8, capable of pumping out 306 horsepower. Ferrari F355 was the car's successor.
14 Ferrari 308 GTS
Ferrari introduced the Targa top 308 GTS at the Frank Motor Show in 1977. The car had a wet sump engine and a steel body. The European versions retained the dry sump lubrication until 1981. Ferrari produced just over 3,200 units of the GTS' from 1970 until 1980.
The automaker made 808 fiberglass versions. Under the bonnet was a 2.9-liter V8 engine that pumped out the horsepower through the 5-speed manual transmission. The car has been a favorite amongst collectors who have paid large amounts to get their hands on the car.
13 Ferrari Formula
Seeing a Ferrari car that ended up in the junkyard is heart-breaking but seeing a Ferrari Formula car is worse. Considering Ferrari has won the Formula 1 World Championships numerous times, a Ferrari Formula could be worth a lot of money if auctioned.
Any Ferrari fan, especially a Formula 1, would be unhappy to see the Formula car in a dilapidated state. That was the unfortunate fate of the pictured Formula car, but it wasn't alone, as other Ferraris parked next to it suffered the same fate.
12 Ferrari 246 GT Dino
The Dino 246 GT was a V6 mid-engined sports car that Ferrari produced and sold under the Dino marque between 1967 and 1974. The Dino 246 was the first car that Ferrari produced in large numbers. Many car pundits have lauded the car's driving qualities and groundbreaking design.
Sports Car International rated the car number six on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. Motor Trend Classic ranked the 246 at number seven on its list of ten greatest Ferraris of all time. The manufacturer produced just over 3,700 units.
11 Ferrari 458 Spider
The unveiling of the 458 Spider was at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car was a replacement for the F430 and in production from 2009 until 2015. Like most Ferrari models, the 458 Spider featured a 4.5-liter V8 engine, capable of pumping out 562 horsepower. The convertible variant featured an aluminum retractable hardtop, weighing 55 pounds less than a soft roof of the Ferrari F430 Spider.
The car was capable of reaching a top speed of 199 mph and needed 3.2 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph.
10 Ferrari Daytona
The Daytona debuted at the Paris Auto Salon in 1968 to replace the 275 GTB. Daytona is the unofficial name, which Ferrari doesn't use and stated that the name stemmed from the media. The car's official name is the 365 GTB/4, and it featured a 4.4-liter V12 engine, capable of pumping out 347 horsepower.
The car needed 5.4 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph and obtained a top speed of 174 mph. Ferrari mounted a five-speed manual transmission in the rear for optimal weight distribution. The 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer succeeded the Dayton in 1973.
9 Ferrari Mondial
The name Mondial originated from Ferrari's motor racing history. The 500 Mondial was a successful lightweight sports racer named to celebrate Ferrari's consecutive Formula 1 World Championships in 1952 and 1953. Ferrari revived the name when it won the Formula 1 World Constructors Championships in the 1970s.
The manufacturer produced the car in 2-door coupe and convertible, with both types of vehicles offering a 2+2 passenger accommodation. Many pundits conceived as a practical Ferrari due to its sufficient rear-head and leg room.
8 Lamborghini Murcielago
While Lamborghini marketed the Murcielago as Diablo's successor, many Lamborgini enthusiasts believed that the Diablo was better. The Murcielago's production commenced in 2001 and stayed in production until 2010. Lamborghini produced just under 4,100 units during the production run.
The engine options were a 6.2-liter or a 6.5-liter V12 engine. The Murcielago could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and had a top speed of 205 mph while the engine pumped out 572 horsepower. The Aventador was Murcielago's successor.
7 Lamborghini Gallardo
The manufacturer named the Gallardo after a famous breed of fighting bull. The car is Lamborghini's sales leader. Gallardo is the automaker's first best-selling model with just over 14,000 units built during the eleven-year production.
In 2014, Huracan replaced the Gallardo, offered as a 5-liter V-10 during the first generation and a 5.2-liter V10 engine for the second generation. The 5-liter engine could pump out 493 horsepower while the second generation engine could pump out 513 horsepower.
6 Lamborghini Countach
The production of Countach lasted for sixteen years, but Lamborghini produced just under 2,000 units during the production run. Ferruccio's goal with the Countach was to create a successor for the Miura. Car pundits acclaimed the Miura when it debuted onto the market, so Ferruccio was adamant on producing a car that would satisfy the supercar market.
Lamborghini designed the Countach around the existing Lamborghini V12 engine in a rear-mid engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The transmission was a 5-speed manual with Porsche-type synchromesh.
5 Lamborghini Diablo
Although Lamborghini has produced supercars such as the Murcielago, Aventador and the Huracan in the last several years, most Lamborghini enthusiasts believe that the automaker's pinnacle in the industry was when it produced the Diablo.
The car is so special that many collectors are paying higher prices for it than they would for an Aventador. Lamborghini kept the Diablo in production for eleven years and produced just over 2,800 units. The two engines offered were the 5.7-liter or the 6-liter V12, pumping the power through the 5-speed manual transmission.
4 Lamborghini Espada
The Espada was a four-seat grand touring coupe that Lamborghini manufactured between 1968 and 1978. The car's exterior design was different from most Lamborghini models that the automaker has built, and it accommodated four people. During the ten year production, Lamborghini produced three series: S1, S2 and S3.
Under the bonnet was a 3.9-liter Lamborghini V12 engine, which could produce 321 horsepower. Lamborghini had to install large impact bumpers from 1975 to meet U.S. safety requirements.
3 Lamborghini Countach
For most of us, driving a supercar is a dream that they would like to make a reality. It seems that some have so much money that they can afford to leave a supercar such as a Countach behind and let it rot until it ends up at the junkyard.
Besides the car's dashing looks, the Countach Turbo S could reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and attain a top speed of 208 mph. The Turbo S had a twin-turbocharged V12 engine, capable of pumping out 748 horsepower. Formula One employed the Countach as the safety car between 1980 and 1983 during the Monaco Grand Prix.
2 Lamborghini Miura
Ferruccio Lamborghini might not have approved of the engineering's team effort to design the Miura in their spare time, but he was glad that they made the effort. Lamborghini debuted the car at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show and received a welcoming reception.
Lamborghini kept the car in production until 1973 and produced 764 units. Although the company unveiled the 2006 Miura concept car, the CEO stated that the company is about the future and will not put a retro design in production. The Miura is one of Lamborghini's best models.
1 Lamborghini Huracan
The Huracan was a replacement for the popular Gallardo. Considering the Gallardo was Lamborghini's best-selling model, the Huracan had big shoes to fill. Huracan is a bull that fought in 1879 and garnered a reputation for having tremendous courage. Under the bonnet of a Huracan was 5.2-liter V10 engine, capable of pumping out 602 horsepower.
According to Motor Trend, the Performante is capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and has a base price of $280,000. Not only does the car possess dashing looks, but it also has a powerful engine.
Sources - Motor Trend & Motor 1