I remember, in the late 80′s to early 90′s, that car companies loved to put pop-up headlights on cars. It was a sign of a well made car, at least until one of the light stopped moving and stayed “up” all the time. Even Ferrari made cars with the pop-up lights. I bet they were engineered better than the Corvette lights though. The Ferrari 456 was the last Ferrari ever made with pop-up lights. I don’t really miss them.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a lovely car. I think you can see a lot of style elements from this car in the FF or F12. This is a 456 GT. The GT version of the 456 was made from 1992 until 1998 when the 456 M was released, and stayed in production until 2003. As almost all Ferrari front engine grant tourers, this has a V12 engine. At the time it was released this car was the fastest 4 seat car in the world, with a top speed of 188 mph. It was also capable of 0-60 in just over 5 seconds.
The 456 was the most second most powerful Ferrari ever built in its day, behind only the F40. The engine was also used in the 550 and 575 Ferrari’s, but those cars had a more “tuned” version. Because of the low stress level on this car it is considered very reliable. The 456 is the last Ferrari to derive its name from the amount of cubic centimeters each cylinder displaces.