At it’s inception, Ferrari’s F40, developed from the 288 GTO Evoluzione, smashed through an automotive barrier that had remained untouched, bettering 200 mph by achieving a top speed of 201.4 mph.
Taking inspiration from the Formula One team and following the tried-and-true formula of “less is more” in order to make it as lightweight as possible. The F40 had no carpet, utilized door pulls instead of traditional handles, and could be ordered with roll-up or fixed windows (installing power-operated windows was simply out of the question). As a result of these fanatical weight-saving measures, the F40 tipped the scales at a feather-light 2,400 pounds, paving the way for a powerful engine to rocket it into the annals of automotive history.
The F40’s engine was based on the 288 GTO’s twin-turbocharged V-8, but it was bored to displace nearly three litres. Following some additional tuning, the engine could produce 478 brake horsepower, making it the most powerful road-going Ferrari to date. This engine, combined with its lightweight nature, made the F40’s performance figures just as incredible as its top speed. A sprint from 0 to 60 could take just 3.8 seconds, and the car could be powered onwards to a quarter-mile time in 11.8 seconds. Braking was equally impressive, and the F40 could bring itself to a stop from 60 mph in just 119 feet, if necessary.
Finished in Rosso Corsa coachwork with original Red cloth seating. This particular example was supplied new via Foitek Garage AG Zurich, Switzerland on 03-8-1990 and the car resided in Switzerland until 2013 when it passed onto to its next owner in Germany.
Within the history folder, the car still retains its original books, F40 leather bound wallet, keys and factory-issued service book together with the tools which is a genuine reflection of how highly cherished this car has been over the last 28 years. In addition, the F40 was granted Ferrari Classiche certification and has just undergone a recent service immediately prior to ourselves acquiring the car.
Quite possibly one of the ‘best’ driving F40’s available to the market today, this example ticks all the right boxes and will simply not disappoint upon viewing.