The original, original supercar: Ferrari 250 LM Stradale

Ferrari - The original, original supercar: Ferrari 250 LM Stradale - Retro and Classics

For those who believe the Miura is the original supercar: I believe that this is in fact the original supercar. The Miura is the first car to have a transversally mounted V12, mid-engined cars date back to the ‘40s. What people forget is that FIA required cars to be homologated before they’d be allowed to participate in the 24 Hueres du Mans, and though Ferrari shifted the requirements slightly with the 250 GTO (ironic, isn’t it?), they too, required their cars to be homologated. Meaning that, yes, the 250LM also has road-going versions. Named the Stradale, just like the Alfa 33 Stradale that came out a year later.

Ferrari - The original, original supercar: Ferrari 250 LM Stradale - Retro and Classics

Of the 32 total 250 LMs, 1 was a Stradale from the factory (the white one above), 1 was turned into a semi-stradale in 1967 (originally raced, given the plexiglass rear window (like the white one has) but with regular body underneath), and the remaining 30 remained to be road-legal race cars.

So, what do you believe to be the first supercar?

  • MH

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