Hi everyone and welcome to the first real post on the blog. Today we will be looking into one of the best Ferrari’s of its respective generation, the F40. Most of you have probably already seen this car but for those of you who haven’t, there will be a lot of images throughout this post. I wanted to start by embedding a video I think sums up the F40 perfectly. The original Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear states this car to be the best supercar of them all. That’s a big statement and the full video is below.
I thought I’d start with this price for an F40. Any guesses? $100k? Well you’d be wrong. The sticker price of the F40 is around $399,999. But you won’t find that anywhere. If you want to pick one up in the next 2 months, you’ll need to pay closer to $650,000! That is a substantial amount of money for a car that was originally developed in 1987.
- 197 MPH Top Speed – That’s quick for a car made in the 80s.
- Mid-engine – Rear wheel drive.
- 2 door – 2 passengers.
- 478 Brake horse power.
- Zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds.
- Zero to 100 in 8.3 seconds – That’s impressive.
- Brakes from 70mph to 0 in 218 feet.
- Twin turbo V8 Engine – giving you 478bhp and 7000 revs
- The body – This is made of kevlar (what they use for bullet proof vests) and carbon fibre, to make this car incredibly strong and light at the same time.
It drives smooth as can be. The autocar reviewers stated the following about the stability through braking of this car.
And when it’s braking hard, the Ferrari maintains faultless stability. You need only concentrate on the line you want into the bend, not keeping the car on course. This car gives; it does not fight. It’s impeccably stable at speed too – at least up to the 160mph or so it’s possible to do at Fiorano.
Insurance is only going to cost you about $30,000 a year…. A bargain really.
The Noise is something more than a murmur, its a smooth growl that explodes when you step on the accelerator. The turbos between gears crack well to maintain speed and control even during gear changes.
That’s probably why they give you a free test track and driving experience to “teach” you how to drive this beast before you can drive it away. Seems only fair as you’ve probably just paid close to half a million on a car.
How many Ferrari F40s were produced?
400 Ferrari F40s were made. 1,315 in total though including slightly different models and GT versions.