Just MHO - based on my experiences, many older Ferraris from the 50's and 60's were truly better performance-wise than most of their contemporary counterparts, sometimes by large margins. Looks can be subjective, but it's fairly easy to get into 2 different cars from that era and determine which is the better performer. Contrast with today, when pretty much every manufacturer makes a performance car in large quantities, all with capabilities that will far exceed the average driver's ability to control it - and all masked behind a fortress of driving aids which prevent the average driver from knowing it. In this environment, it becomes much harder do differentiate between marques. Most special edition cars today are primarily "special" because they are limited in number, and maybe have one or two extra holes in the sheetmetal, and maybe a few software tweaks. Didn't get on the list this time? No problems, just wait a year and another "special edition" Gucci Bag will become available. Anecdotally, I was noticing the large number of new Lamborghinis which "burbled" on deceleration during Monterey Week, and was told this was due to the software injecting extra fuel into the manifold to create the sound. Contrast that to some old carbureted cars, which made the same sound because - that's just the sound that they make.