Sorry, the Ferrari F430 will probably never be affordable


The early 2000s was a great time for high-end sports cars. Ferrari was cranking out ever-faster and more beautiful cars, while Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 dominance was busy stoking brand fever. Ford decided to revive its ancient rivalry with Maranello and bring back the GT. Even BMW was getting into the act with the retro-inspired Z8. As a gearhead, I looked forward to the day when these cars would depreciate to the realm of semi-affordability, moving from fantasy to achievable dream. That’s what happened with the Ferrari 308 and countless other exotics, so surely the same pattern was only a matter of time.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/29/turn-of-the-century-supercars