Vintage Article: Ferrari – Road Test Magazine Deflates The Dream

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Pick up any buff book today, and odds are there will be some gushing praise for a “Hypercar” (the new name to denote over-the-top expensive sports cars), and more often than not a Ferrari will be on the receiving end of the accolades.  After all, Ferrari makes some of the best sports cars in the world, purebred machines from day one.  Likewise, vintage Ferraris get bid into the stratosphere at auction, as uber-wealthy buyers scramble to get their trophy from Enzo.  If all the breathless hype on the Prancing Horse is a bit too much for you, then read on.  In March 1966, Road Test cast a critical eye on the cars, pointing out some of the harsh realities underneath the dreams.