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Watch A Ferrari F40 Drift Like A Champ On A Dirt Course

The owner of this Ferrari F40 doesn’t mind getting his car some sideways action on loose sand

TheTFJJ uploaded a video on its YouTube channel that shows a few supercars assembled around a dirt course for a meet-and-greet. It doesn’t make sense for low-slung, super-expensive supercars that are meant for tarmac to meet on loose sand and gravel, unless, some crazy shi* is about to go down.

The supercar ensemble includes big names like the Porsche 918 Spider, a Bugatti Veyron, and a Ferrari 599 GTO. But, one that caught our attention was a drool-worthy Ferrari F40 that created havoc. The owner of the car let it loose and went drifting around the dirt circuit like it was an everyday affair. The owner’s got some ba…, err, some guts to manhandle a beast like this in what’s not the F40 natural habitat.

The Ferrari F40 Seems Like A Seasoned Drifter

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By the looks of it, the car doesn’t seem to struggle in any way whatsoever and the owner is more than happy to let it swing and swirl around.

The video has a lot going on, but our eyes were glued on the yellow F40 that seems to have an F40 LM diffuser.

It even comes with some matte black and grey stripes on the sides that are running across the body.

The F40 is seen entering this undisclosed location and then doing a quick sprint uphill, although on the tarmac. But, then the real fun starts. It is parked on an uneven plane and is driven to the dirt circuit from there before the car picks pace and drifts around. It even did some flawless donuts that looked and sounded orgasmic.

The First Berlinetta Designed By Pininfarina

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TheTFJJ uploaded a video on its YouTube channel that shows a few supercars assembled around a dirt course, including a yellow Ferrari F40

The F40 was the first Berlinetta designed by Pininfarina to commemorate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. It was powered by a 2.9-liter, V-8 engine that made 471 horses and 426 pound-feet of twist. Despite being built in the late 80s, it has enough firepower to take on the supercars from the present era, too.

The F40 can sprint to 62 mph from rest in 4.2 seconds and takes 11.9 seconds to a quarter-mile. It came with a top speed of 201 mph.
Ferrari F40 specifications
Engine 2.85-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 471 HP
Torque 426 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 4.2 seconds
Top Speed 201 mph

Did The Ferrari F40 Have Company?

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The F40 features some matte black and grey stripes on the sides that are running across the body. It even wears a F40 LM-like rear diffuser

Aside from the Ferrari 599 GTO spotted within the first minute in the video, you can also spot a Bugatti Veyron in the backdrop. An Audi R8 was seen between shots, too, and so was an Audi RS2. A Toyota GR Yaris and the Ariel Nomad were seen doing donuts and sprints in between.

There’s also a Polaris RZR seen here having fun. For a buggy like this, this is a playground. We still can’t fathom a Ferrari F40 playing on the same field as a buggy. Not that we’re complaining, but we had our hearts in our mouths the whole time hoping nothing would happen to this rare beauty.

Conclusion

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So, seeing an owner take his F40 to dirt tracks was a bit surprising, but we aren’t complaining

There’s no better sight than seeing a Ferrari F40 out there under the sun and getting itself dirty instead of sitting in the garage as a showpiece. And, in case you had even the slightest of doubts that this is a replica, it isn’t. This is a real deal. Well, some owners actually do take out such exotics and drive them… or, drift them and do donuts and scare the bejesus out of the viewers.

In case you’re wondering, this Italian beast doesn’t go cheap. A late-production 1992 F40 fetched over $2 million at an RMSotheby’s auction in May 2021.

Watch the video below and spend eight minutes of your day in the best way possible. Also, hypothetically speaking, if you had a Ferrari F40, would you get it to a dirt course like this gentleman, or would you make it a garage queen? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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