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Ferrari F40

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Used Ferrari F40

A history lesson…

The Ferrari F40 was one of the most exclusive cars ever to emerge from this notorious stable and it was the very last model to have been commissioned by Enzo Ferrari himself. Produced between 1987 and 1992, just over 1,300 models were made and in the present day, it is one of the most sought after vehicles from within the overall marque.
Back in 1984, Ferrari's Maranello Production Factory started to look at a successor for the 288 GTO which was intended to compete with the Porsche 959 in international sports car racing. However, the company's plans to challenge in FIA Group B were brought to a halt and Enzo Ferrari himself was left with the Blueprints for five different alternative vehicles.
At the time, Enzo was looking to leave a legacy in the shape of his final supercar and therefore, he allowed the Evoluzione programme to continue and the first Ferrari F40 made its way off the production line in 1987.
Bang for your buck
The Ferrari F40 really evolved from its original intended purpose as a race car and it retains many of the internal and external features that dovetail into competitive motorsport. Many of those features copied the GTO from which it was descended except that this was made to be considerably more aerodynamic.
The F40 featured a reduced frontal area which in turn allowed a much smoother flow of air over the vehicle. However, while airflow was a prime consideration, the company worked hard to maintain stability and cooling to combat the forced induction engine which produced immense heat.
Ultimately therefore, the Ferrari F40 is essentially a racing car that comes equipped with a body. The engine itself was a 2.9 litre version which was accompanied by a responsive, 5 speed manual gearbox.
What you'll pay
When it was originally released onto the market in 1989, a brand new Ferrari F40 would have set you back something in the region of $400,000 USD (around £250,000). However, demand quickly outstripped supply and it has been claimed that some new owners were happy to pay up to $1.6 million USD in order to secure one of the models that had recently made it out of production.
In the present day, the used car market in Ferrari F40s is very healthy, despite the fact that only 1,315 were made. Naturally, prices will vary depending on age, mileage and condition but you can expect to pay in excess of £300,000 for an average model.
Naturally, that all means that the target market for the car was and is a select group of Ferrari enthusiasts with a high disposable income.
Aside from the hefty initial purchase price, all of the running costs associated with the Ferrari F40 are equally as high. Fuel consumption is a predictably low 17 miles per gallon on the open road and that goes down to 12 mpg in town. As for road tax, the vehicle falls into the M bracket.
What to check
After twenty five years on the road, there are no recurring problems being reported by F40 owners. However, it's always wise to get a professional, independent inspection when you're paying this sort of money for a used vehicle.
Ferrari dealers will still stock a wide range of spares for the F40 while there are a number of aftermarket alternatives in the classified ads that can save you some money.
Driving Experience
The factory had initially abandoned the idea of using the F40 as a race car but it did see competition from 1989 onwards and that gives you a clue as to what the performance on the road is going to be like.
The car benefits from a high output of 478 PS and 7000 rpm and when coupled to a very lightweight frame of just 1,100 kg, it is astonishingly fast. It can achieve 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds and with a top speed of 201 mph, it was the first legal road car ever to break the 200 mile per hour limit.
So driving is fast and exciting and it's really a car for the experienced driver who knows how to handle such power.
Many respected motoring journalists have described the Ferrari F40 as being the 'greatest supercar the world has ever seen' and that really is a fitting legacy to the personal work of Enzo Ferrari himself.

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