Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Back in our time, we would have been happy with a pair of G.I. Joes, a coloring book, and a pack of Skittles. But that was then and today’s kids are far more complicated when you ask them what kind of treat they’d want for their birthday.

And just as kids’ tastes have evolved over the years, so have the toys. Take this piece of work for example. It’s a scaled-down version of a Ferrari F40 . And in case you’re wondering, it’s more than just a push cart; it actually has its own engine, albeit not the type that comes with the real deal F40.

This Prancing Pony was actually built in Germany by the same people responsible for Ferrari’s wind tunnel models so at the very least, you can take comfort knowing that this isn’t some cheap knock-off that you can find out on the streets.

And the price tag? Let’s just say it’s far from cheap.

For $25,000 – yeah, the same price for an entry level sedan – you can get this one-off, Honda-powered F40 for your kid who seems to think that bicycles aren’t ‘cool’ anymore.

Source: Hemmings
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The F40 is surely the favorite special edition Ferrari for any fan of forced induction. Celebrating the Italian super car maker’s 40th anniversary, the 288 GTO ’s twin turbocharged V8 was fitted in between the wheelbase of wedge shaped rocket ship made from kevlar and carbon fiber. Not only did the F40 pave the way for future greats like the F50 and Enzo both ten and twenty years later. Although the men from Maranello never intended to compete with the F40, the special edition super car made its race car debut in 1989 at Laguna Seca competing in the GTO category of IMSA competition with Jean Alesi behind the wheel.

Fast forward a couple of decades and the question then becomes, what do you do with a twenty year old super car? Sure you could restore it to what it was like when new, but even then modern super sports cars like the BMW M5 will leave you in their slipstream on the street. One particular Ferrari Ferrari sta decided to take his aging F40 and give it a new lease on life as an LM racing recreation. The car was rebuilt from the ground up and has everything the old race car came with, except that it was built with the knowledge of how to make an F40 go. The LM spec race car has everything from a fully adjustable suspension and Motec gauges to the original LM computer and turbochargers, albeit being fed from a fresh set of pipes. The owner has yet to turn a wheel on the track with the car and he is staring the bidding war at $200,000. So far there haven’t been any bidders and we have a feeling that in this climate, two hundred grand is quite a lot to pay for a 20 year old car, even if it is a red Ferrari.

Source: eBay
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The 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas was a high point in this automotive journalist’s career. Aside from the multitude of of high performance tuner cars and the chance to ride shotgun in a Corvette with a racing instructor, SEMA also offers visitors the opportunity to witness the unimaginable. Lucky for us, right as we stumbled across this pristine looking Ferrari F40 the guys in the booth were worried about the fitment of the classic super car’s engine cover. This gave us a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the twin turbocharged 2.9 Liter V8 that makes 471 HP, and because we happen to be the gear heads that we are no opportunity was wasted. Honestly, the only way that you would ever get to experience something like this is if you drove by an F40 stuck on the side of the road with an inquisitive owner or if that guy is your best friend.

Check out the gallery below to have a closer look.

Think you’re day was hard, try this one on...

- BAD - A man in Japan goes on a test drive with a Ferrari F40 and gets into a wreck.
- WORSE - The wreck is not covered by insurance, and he has to buy the car for $800,000.
- FIND THE RUM - He no has no money left to fix the car and is stuck with a very expensive lawn ornament.

Pic of rear after the jump

The luxury model owned by Alain Prost, one of history’s greatest drivers of the Formula 1, will be auction later this month. Alain got the F40 in 1989 asa a present after the signed the for Ferrari’s F1 team. Alain Prost was a pilot for the Scuderia in 1990 and 1991.

If you are a Ferrari Ferrari fan then you must see this video! A race between the Ferrari 599 Fiorano and the legendary Ferrari F40 Ferrari F40 that took place with the occasion of the 60th Ferrari celebration in Maranello.

If you are a Ferrari fan then you must see this video! A race between the Ferrari 599 Fiorano and the legendary Ferrari F40 that took place with the occasion of the 60th Ferrari celebration in Maranello.

EVO magazine decided to put two beasts next to each other to see which one is the greatest. What do you think who will win the challenge: the Ferrari Ferrari F40 or the Bugatti Veyron? See the video to find out the result!

EVO magazine decided to put two beasts next to each other to see which one is the greatest. What do you think who will win the challenge: the Ferrari F40 or the Bugatti Veyron? See the video to find out the result!

A very nice history about the F40, and if you don’t want to read pages about it, this 7 minutes video wil help you making an idea of how the F40 started.

A very nice history about the F40, and if you don’t want to read pages about it, this 7 minutes video wil help you making an idea of how the F40 started.

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Developed out of Ferrari’s GTO Evoluzione project, the LM was a full-house competition version of the sublime F40 and should theoretically have been suitable for a wide-range of racing series. However, with the demise of Group B and sportscar racing in crisis during the late 1980’s, Ferrari customers were left with very few options for their cars. After a brief spell contesting North America’s IMSA GT series, it seemed the LM would never be able to fulfil its potential. As it turned out though, the F40 eventually had several good seasons racing after production of the road-going version had long since been discontinued.


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