Ferrari is known for making high performance vehicles.  One the best known Ferraris is the F40.  The F40 was produced from 1987 to 1992, and only 1,315 F40 were made. This car is important in automotive history.  It was the first road legal production vehicle to break 200 mph.  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.  This car looks fast and is just gorgeous to look at.  This car has also been on displayed at the  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.  When it was released, it was the fastest street legal production vehicle, dethroning the Porsche 959.  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.  Richard Hammond test drive one during the finale of Top Gear Series 16.  Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars” named his classic car dealership after the Ferrari F40.

Final Thoughts:  This is one fast car and absolutely stunning.  This is a must have for any classic car collection.


Photos taken from a camera phone

Originally written on April 15, 2011

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