The F40 was designed to celebrate 40 years of Ferrari, and it just happens to be the final car to be approved by Enzo Ferrari himself before his death, one of the main reasons why it is still hugely desirable today. The F40 is the definitive supercar and has a formidable reputation alongside the 250 GTO as possibly the best road Ferrari built to date. With the F40, Pininfarina produced an era defining creation, one that even today is instantly recognisable by old and young enthusiasts alike.
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Body: 2-Door Coupe
Exterior: Rosso Corsa
Interior: Black with Red Racing Bucket Seats
Driver's Sider: LHD
Indicated Mileage: 18,000KM
Location: Hong Kong
History: Euro Spec Dealer Maintenance records available
This 1991 F40 is a European Spec car with non-adjustable suspension. Complete with Ferrari Classiche Red Book, All books, Car cover & Tools. The service book is complete with Ferrari Dealer Stamps for10,000 - 20,000km, 20,000 - 40,000km, 50,000 - 60,000km and 60,000 - 70,000km. New Fuel Tank replacement is also done. Latest full service performed by Blackbird Concessionaire, official dealer in Hong Kong in 2020.
The last Ferrari supercar signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself
European Specification F40 with Ferrari Classiche Certificate
1 of only1311 made
The least expensive of the Ferrari "Super-Set" and reasonably priced for such a landmark car in the automotive history
The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively. As the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale
As early as 1984, the Maranello factory had begun development of an evolution model of the 288 GTO intended to compete against the Porsche 959 in FIA Group B. However, when the FIA brought an end to the Group B category for the 1986 season, Enzo Ferrari was left with five 288 GTO Evoluzione development cars, and no series to enter them into competition. Enzo's desire to leave a legacy in his final supercar allowed the Evoluzione program to be further developed to produce a car exclusively for road use. In response to the quite simple, but very expensive car with relatively little out of the ordinary being called a "cynical money-making exercise" aimed at speculators, a figure from the Ferrari marketing department was quoted as saying "We wanted it to be very fast, sporting in the extreme and Spartan," "Customers had been saying our cars were becoming too plush and comfortable." "The F40 is for the most enthusiastic of our owners who want nothing but sheer performance. It isn't a laboratory for the future, as the 959 is. It is not Star Wars. And it wasn't created because Porsche built the 959. It would have happened anyway."
The F40 body was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti and Pietro Camardella of studio Pininfarina, under the guidance of Nicola Materazzi, the engineer who designed engine, gearbox and other mechanical parts of the car and had previously designed the bodywork of the 288 GTO Evoluzione, from which the F40 takes many styling cues from.
Drivetrain and suspension
Power came from an enlarged, 2,936 cc (2.9 L) version of the 288 GTO's IHI twin turbocharged V8 engine producing a peak power output of 471 hp (478 PS; 351 kW) as stated by the manufacturer. Gearing, torque curves and actual power output differed among the cars. The F40 did without a catalytic converter until 1990 when US regulations made them a requirement for emissions control reasons. The flanking exhaust pipes guide exhaust gases from each bank of cylinders while the central pipe guides gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers.
The suspension setup was similar to the GTO's double wishbone setup, though many parts were upgraded and settings were changed; the unusually low ground clearance prompted Ferrari to include the ability to raise the vehicle's ground clearance when necessary for later cars.
Body and interior
The body was an entirely new design by Pininfarina featuring panels made of Kevlar, carbon fiber, and aluminum for strength and low weight, and intense aerodynamic testing employed. Weight was further minimized through the use of a plastic windshield and windows. The cars did have moderate air conditioning, but had no sound system, door handles, glove box, leather trim, carpets, or door panels. The first 50 cars produced had sliding Lexan windows, while later cars were fitted with wind down windows.
Cooling was important as the forced induction engine generated a great deal of heat. In consequence, the car was somewhat like an open-wheel racing car with a body. It had a partial undertray to smooth airflow beneath the radiator, front section, and the cabin, and a second one with diffusers behind the engine, but the engine bay was not sealed. It had a drag coefficient of 0.34.
The F40's light curb weight of 1,369 kg (3,018 lb) and high power output of 478 PS (352 kW; 471 hp) at 7000 rpm gave the vehicle tremendous performance potential. The first independent measurements put 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 321 km/h (199 mph) onto the French Sport Auto September 1988 cover.
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