How does one define beauty? It’s quite simple when you’re staring down the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. The “SWB” (short-wheelbase) was, is, and will always be a masterpiece of the road and widely considered to be Pinin Farina’s greatest masterpiece (constructed by Scaglietti). It’s powered by a Colombo-designed 3.0-litre V12 and an all-aluminum power unit pumping out 280bhp at 7,000rpm, giving this 250 GT a top speed of 150mph with the acceleration to match. This Ferrari truly is the perfect combo of beauty and power.
When it comes down to it, we all know Ferarri is well, Ferrari. But the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is an absolute wonder to the eye and a dirty dancer on the road. In 1961, it must have been seen as God’s greatest creation and today, in 2020, it’s all of our’s saving grace.