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Infinity and Beyond

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello
$239,000 (luxury tax paid)
Available from Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale Illinois

Having survived the NASDAQ this year, why not treat yourself to a new car? The 2001s are not available yet, but that's OK. This silver 550 Maranello with red interior has only 3,500 gentle miles on it. And you get a lot for your money, including Daytona seats, a 250 GT Lusso rear deck, red calipers, tools, a car cover, and (of course) the user's manual.

We like this Ferrari for its slippery aerodynamics (minimal drag Cd 0.33), achieved only through 4,800 hours of wind tunnel tests. Then there's the speed. The Maranello broke records for the fastest production car by hitting a top speed of 199 mph and jumping from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds (1 mile time is 30.9 seconds).

It also just looks really cool.

This article was originally published on Dec 19, 2000
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