Ferrari is known for making high performance vehicles. Â One the best known Ferraris is the F40. Â The F40 was produced from 1987 to 1992, and only 1,315 F40 were made.Â This car is important in automotive history. Â It was the first road legal production vehicle to break 200 mph. Â It is considered by some to be “the greatest supercar ever made.”
I first saw the F40 at the 2010 Houston Classy Chassis Car Show. Â This car looks fast and is just gorgeous to look at. Â This car has also been on displayed at the Â December 2010 edition of Houston Cars and Coffee. My friend said that this was his favorite car on displayed.
The Ferrari F40 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9L V8 that produced 471 hp and 426 ft-lbs torque. Its 0-60 mph time is 3.5s, the same as a Pagani Zonda, and has a top speed of 201mph. Â When it was released, it was the fastest street legal production vehicle,Â dethroningÂ the Porsche 959. Â This car is fast for modern supercar standards.
The F40 has been featured in Test Drive Unlimited, Forza 3, Gran Turismo 5, and many other video games. Â Richard Hammond test drive one during the finale of Top Gear Series 16. Â Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars” named his classic car dealership after the Ferrari F40.
Final Thoughts: Â This is one fast car and absolutely stunning. Â This is a must have for any classic car collection.
Photos taken from a camera phone
Originally written on April 15, 2011