Ferrari F40 (1987)

In 1987, Ferrari decided to build its quickest and most expensive road car, the F40, to celebrate its 40th Birthday. It went on to become one of Ferrari's most iconic models.

Based on the 288 GTO (this was descended from the 308/328 GTB) it featured a larger, modernised version of the GTO's engine - a 2.9 litre V8 with 478bhp, that could be tuned up to 600bhp. The body (designed by Pininfarina) was very aerodynamic and built to give a stable drive. The F40 needed to hold the road as it could reach  200mph, thanks to the addition of twin turbochargers and fuel injection. For two years, the F40 was the fastest road car in the World! The F40 road car was discontinued in 1992.

Photo credit: Will Ainsworth
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A Parade of Red Ferrari's
This clip is from one of the Largest parades of Ferrari F40's ever seen. There were 58 cars in all and they were all red! 57 of them were wearing UK plates, the other one was from Switzerland.
Creative Commons photo (some rights reserved) by Eddy Clio
Ferrari F40 Racing Car at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2007

Photo: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 - Ferrari F40 LM (1995) in F1 paddock. This was one of four F40 racing cars available in 1995.

Ferrari F40 on the Streets! 

In this clip you get to hear how one of these beasts sounds in a city centre - if that's your thang!


Ferrari F40, Montauk airfield
An F40 in an airfield - photo from Flickr