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1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

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  • Ferrari F40
  • Year:
    1987- 1992
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    5-speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    471
  • MPG(Cty):
    17
  • MPG(Hwy):
    12
  • Torque @ RPM:
    425
  • Energy:
    Twin Turbocharged
  • Displacement:
    2.9 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.8 sec.
  • Quarter Mile time:
    11.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    201 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    8.0 sec.
  • Layout:
    Mid-engine, Rear-drive
  • Price:
    1220000
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  • body style:

The 201 mph Ferrari F40 is unlike all other supercars: every year that passes, its stunning exterior design and brutal turbocharged power delivery seem even more appealing. In the new-is-best world of supercar ownership, the lasting and growing influence of this 30-year-old exotic is quite unique.

The F40 legend started with a bang as the final car to be presented by Enzo himself on the year of his death. Rows and rows of the matching Rosso Corsa red F40’s lined the Fiorano pit area with another key figure in Ferrari lore: a young Luca Di Montezemolo smiling in his 1980s power suit next to this line of exotica.

As much a story about the passionate men and women behind the scenes, there is almost nothing boring about the F40 in any way. Originally set for a 399-unit production run, the total swelled to more than 1,200 over the car’s lifetime from 1987 to 1992.

The F40’s shocking looks and speed are appreciating in value steadily, and may one day even overtake the Ferrari NART Sypder’s $27 million dollar auction record from this past weekend.

Until then, this Ferrari is already one for the ages. It is as much a joy to drive as it is to admire, almost like a fine painting — new details emerge and captivate the mind. Collectors are notoriously fastidious when it comes to flogging their prized investment, but the F40 is no show queen.

The F40 can dance. The mid-mounted V-8 engine’s then-state-of-the-art twin turbochargers power just the rear wheels through an 8-ball billiard gear knob and the classic polished H-gate pattern.

Weighing more than 500 pounds less than its arch rival — the Porsche 959 — the Ferrari F40 slams its driver toward any horizon at light speed (once those parallel IHI turbochargers spool up).

Updated 08/10/2015: A 1992 Ferrari F40 was auctioned this past weekend for a record €1.12 million ($1.22 million) at Coys auction at the 43rd AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix in Nurburgring, Germany. This amount represents a record for the F40, but it may not come at such a big surprise, considering it was the last model signed by Enzo Ferrari.

Click past the jump for the full review of the 1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40, arguably the absolute pinnacle of supercar design and influence.

 

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Ferrari F40 Tribute Render

Ferrari F40 Tribute Render

Novel Interpretation Of The Iconic Ferrari F40 Is The Best Piece Of Design You Will See

I think that we can all agree that the car that shaped the supercar landscape of today is the Ferrari F40. Not only was it the first proper and true supercar, but it spruced a whole line of successors, each of which was a breakthrough in its own right. Now, more than 30 years since its inception, we are still praising it for its remarkable technological proves and astounding performance. However, one guy – an automotive designer – went a bit further and actually reimagined the Ferrari F40 using the styling cues of the modern Ferrari cars. He made sure that the car he designed resonates with the extrovertness of the old one, but also with the sophistication that new Ferrari supercars/hypercars brought to the world. Samir Sadikhov, a graduate of the Istituto Europeo di Design, invested heavily in designing the Ferrari F40 tribute. He did it in his own time as he is currently employed as a designer at Genesis. Previously, he worked on a line of astounding Rezvani cars. Yet, if you are deep within the world of cars, you may know him for a number of astounding designs he did over the years.

Nevertheless, this particular Ferrari F40 seems like one of his most striking works.

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The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time

The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time

From classics to current exotics, Maranello has a long and rich history of performance car excellence

Picking the ten best Ferraris of all time is not an easy exercise, but somebody had to do it. Sports cars don’t come finer than those with a Prancing Horse badge, and in the 70 years that it has been around, Ferrari has built some of the finest and most desirable performance cars in the history of the industry. A lot of Ferrari models have climbed the ladder to iconic status, and even some of today’s models are on their way there, too. It took a lot of work — and arguments — but we managed to narrow down our choices for the ten best Ferraris of all time.

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Someone Took a Ferrari F40 Camping in 2014 and We're Still Talking About It!

Someone Took a Ferrari F40 Camping in 2014 and We’re Still Talking About It!

Yeah, it’s really that cool

We talk about Ferrari all of the time. We’re TopSpeed, We’re car guys, and that’s what we do. But, there is one Ferrari that has really stuck in our minds – the Ferrari F40. We’re not talking about just any Ferrari F40, but the specific example you see here, one that was taken camping and but through all of the motions that come along with making a temporary home in the wild. Check out these photos and video posted by legendary Ferrari owner Carguy back in 2014…

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Care To Buy a Ferrari F40 Coffee Table That Costs More Than a Ford Fiesta?

Care To Buy a Ferrari F40 Coffee Table That Costs More Than a Ford Fiesta?

Prepare to spend $20,000 for one of these bad boys

Ever fancy yourself owning a Ferrari F40 at least once in your lifetime? It might be hard to get the real thing these days because those cost eight figures easy, but if you want something that looks like a Ferrari F40, I invite you to check out this coffee table from design store Discommon. It’s not exactly an F40, but the imagery is that of the iconic Ferrari supercar. And keeping its spirit in mind, the coffee table comes with a startling starting price of — get this — $20,000.

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Say A Prayer For The Charred Remains Of This Ferrari F40 Prototype

Say A Prayer For The Charred Remains Of This Ferrari F40 Prototype

Prized exotic gets burned beyond recognition

If any of you consider yourselves card-carrying members of the Ferrari F40 fan club, now may be a good time to look away. What you’re about to learn is going to make you sick. If you have the will to push on, then you’re in for a sobering reminder of the frailties of the auto collecting. See, this here is a Ferrari F40, or at least it was a Ferrari F40 until it caught fire and burned beyond recognition. If that isn’t heartbreaking enough, this particular model is not just an “ordinary” F40; it’s actually one of eight F40 prototypes Ferrari used to help develop one of the most iconic supercars to come out of Maranello.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire, but according to the Italian website IVG, the prototype was part of a Ferrari contingent that was on a road trip to Maranello, home of the Prancing Horse. The car’s owner, millionaire auto collector Jon Hunt, was reportedly behind the wheel of the car and was on his way to Ferrari HQ to pick up his brand new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta when disaster struck, leaving his prized possession into the skeletal mess that it is now. Hopefully, word comes out on what exactly happened to this Ferrari F40 prototype. It’s an absolute travesty for a car of this status to go out like this, so the least we can do is find out what caused the blaze.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

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Jay Leno Takes A Spin In A Ferrari F40: Video

Jay Leno Takes A Spin In A Ferrari F40: Video

The legendary Prancing Horse gallops through Southern California

Jay Leno is certainly no stranger to supercars. Diagnosed as an incurable car fanatic, the former Tonight Show host has taken the wheel of some of the fastest machinery on the planet. But few cars in the world can match the pure, unbridled electricity of this – the Ferrari F40.

Constructed from carbon fiber and aluminum, the F40 is powered by a rear/mid-engine V-8 boosted by two turbos. Output is rated at 470 horsepower, all of which is sent to the rear wheels by way of a five-speed manual transmission and topped by a classic gated shifter.

Top speed is capped at 200 mph, making the F40 the first road-legal production car capable of breaking that magic supercar benchmark.

Jay starts this 27-minute video with an appropriate introduction.

“This was the last car blessed by Enzo Ferrari,” he says. “Enzo got a little, uh, testy during the ‘80s. Customers complained that Ferrari’s are getting kinda soft and too comfortable, and he wanted to build a machine that was just an out-and-out racing car for the street.”

After the usual examination in the garage, Leno and the car’s owner hit the road to feel the boost firsthand, even taking the F40 out on some twisty two-lanes.

Seeing this legendary car making the rounds is a real delight, and the video is jam-packed with interesting info for the uninitiated. It’s a bit on the long side, but if you bleed Ferrari red, it’s worth a watch.

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Ferrari F40 GT Drifting On A Farm: Video

Ferrari F40 GT Drifting On A Farm: Video

Be forewarned, this video will make you feel all sorts of things.

There are days when you just wake up and the first thing that greets you is a video of a Ferrari F40 GT doing some pretty gnarly things. Today is one of those days and boy, it’s a fantastic way to get your morning started. This video comes by way of the TaxTheRich YouTube channel. You might have heard of these guys in the past for taking some of the most glorious exotics in the land and, well, giving them their well-deserved time in the spotlight. Remember the “Garden of Wraith - By Rolls-Royce” video that was released in October 2014?

In any event, TaxTheRich’s new piece is a doozy. It features an incredibly rare Ferrari F40 GT, which, according to reports, is the sixth Ferrari F40 prototype that was upgraded to race specifications. In other words, it’s the closest thing to a priceless Ferrari that nobody in their right mind would take out for a session of power slides, let alone subject it to an obstacle course of sorts. And yet, the folks from TaxTheRich did all of those things in what it calls “Farmkhana”.

Corny name notwithstanding, this is the kind of video that will make your stomach do carthwheels. Tires were screeching. Cones were flying. And, at two points, those hidden headlights came poppin’ out. It’s a fantastic video if you have the heart to watch an F40 GT get put through its paces. Well, except for the end, which almost got me to faint. I’m not going to spoil what happens, but if I were you, I’d have the smelling salts ready just in case.

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LEGO Ferrari F40 Being Built In Less Than A Minute: Video

LEGO Ferrari F40 Being Built In Less Than A Minute: Video

Have any of you ever tried to build a LEGO car? It’s an admittedly simple question, but considering the number of people we did ask, the answers were pretty surprising. Some respondents said it took them a few hours, while others said it took them a couple of days. However fast (or slow) you are in building a scaled car made out of LEGO blocks, watching this time-lapse video of a LEGO Ferrari F40 getting build in under a minute is pretty impressive…and annoying at the same time.

Anybody who has ever played with LEGOs understands that there’s a particular process that needs to be followed to finish the job in quick order. Rushing it often leads to a lot of confusion because if a piece is put in the wrong place, a big chunk of the pieces have to be taken apart altogether. Trust me, I’ve been in that position countless times and it’s never fun to disassemble a finished segment.

That said, watching this video is pretty impressive considering how straightforward the build was. Remember that part about having a process? Well, this build focused on that by building it from the inside before proceeding with the outside. The chassis was first, followed by the engine, and the interior seats. Once those parts were done, the build focused on the rear end of the F40 first, before slowly moving to the front.

I doubt that whoever built that LEGO F40 could finish the build in a minute in real time, but the time-lapse part does make the whole process more impressive. Now if only someone could give me a LEGO Ferrari F40 for Christmas. Anyone?

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Collection Of Eight Ferraris Worth More Than $11 Million Heading To Auction

Collection Of Eight Ferraris Worth More Than $11 Million Heading To Auction

Collecting classic vehicles is quite an expensive hobby if you fancy exotic sports cars, but nothing can drain your multi-million-dollar bank account quicker than a Ferrari collection. As a renowned Ferrari collector and long-time customer, Tony Shooshani knows this better than anyone else, having amassed a Prancing Horse stable that includes some of the rarest models ever built. After years of buying them, Shooshani has now decided to part with eight of his Ferraris, all of which will be auctioned by Gooding & Company at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions between January 29-30, 2016.

If you were planning to start your own Ferrari collection, now is as good a time as any. Given you have at least $11 million to spare, that is!

The lot includes some of finest Ferrari supercars ever produced, as well as a couple of classic entry-level models that can still be had for less than one million bucks. The most expensive units are a 1995 F50 and a 2003 Enzo, which are estimated to fetch more than $2.5 million each. There is also a 1990 F40 that Gooding & Company estimates will fetch between $1.3 and 1.6 million.

Classic models include a 250 GT Cabriolet and a 250 GT Lusso, which, not surprisingly, are likely to change owners for more than $2 million. At the more affordable end of the list, there’s a 1969 Dino 206 GT ($700,000-$800,000), a 1984 512 BBi ($400,000-$475,000), and a 1988 328 GTS ($125,000-$150,000).

All told, the estimated value of the entire lot sits between $11.6 and $13.5 million. That’s a lot of dough if you’re not familiar with how much classic Ferraris fetch nowadays, but not that much considering that a 250 GTO can change owners for as much as $50 million.

Continue reading for the full story.

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1991 Ferrari F40 Fails To Sell At Auction

1991 Ferrari F40 Fails To Sell At Auction

The Ferrari F40 is one of the most desirable Ferrari models in history. Only 1,311 models were built, and at the time of its release in 1987, it represented cutting-edge technology and performance capabilities that made it the fastest production car in the world. That’s the kind of appeal the F40 has to old and new collectors alike. Anytime one of these bad boys hits the market, collectors trip over themselves for the chance to own one. With that in mind, it came as a bit of a shock to my senses when I found out that a 1991 Ferrari F40 failed to find a new owner at a recent auction held by H&H on October 14, 2015.

Let that simmer for a little bit because it is surprising, to say the least. According to the auction house, that particular F40 with chassis number 091573 had an estimated value of £750,000 to £800,000, which would be about $1.162 to $1.24 million based on current exchange rates. That price point would be in line with some of the other F40s that recently sold in other auctions.

In August 2015, a one-owner, Euro-spec F40 sold for £791,000 ($1.224 million) and a little earlier than that, a similar, one-owner F40 fetched £856,000 ($1.33 million). Given these prices, it would seem like the F40 that was being auctioned at H&H would fetch a similar price and maybe even more considering that it’s the only F40 in the world whose chairs Ferrari wrapped in leather on account of its owner, F.J. Connolly Esq., the leather provider of choice in Maranello at that time.

Sadly, none of the unique traits of this particular F40 were enough for somebody to meet the reserve price. So, if anybody’s still in the market for a completely one-off Ferrari F40, there’s one sitting in H&H’s garage that’s waiting to be scooped up. All you need is around £800,000 ($1.24 million) and you could find yourself owning what might be one of the most exclusive F40s in the world.

Continue reading for the full story.

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1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

The 201 mph Ferrari F40 is unlike all other supercars: every year that passes, its stunning exterior design and brutal turbocharged power delivery seem even more appealing. In the new-is-best world of supercar ownership, the lasting and growing influence of this 30-year-old exotic is quite unique.

The F40 legend started with a bang as the final car to be presented by Enzo himself on the year of his death. Rows and rows of the matching Rosso Corsa red F40’s lined the Fiorano pit area with another key figure in Ferrari lore: a young Luca Di Montezemolo smiling in his 1980s power suit next to this line of exotica.

As much a story about the passionate men and women behind the scenes, there is almost nothing boring about the F40 in any way. Originally set for a 399-unit production run, the total swelled to more than 1,200 over the car’s lifetime from 1987 to 1992.

The F40’s shocking looks and speed are appreciating in value steadily, and may one day even overtake the Ferrari NART Sypder’s $27 million dollar auction record from this past weekend.

Until then, this Ferrari is already one for the ages. It is as much a joy to drive as it is to admire, almost like a fine painting — new details emerge and captivate the mind. Collectors are notoriously fastidious when it comes to flogging their prized investment, but the F40 is no show queen.

The F40 can dance. The mid-mounted V-8 engine’s then-state-of-the-art twin turbochargers power just the rear wheels through an 8-ball billiard gear knob and the classic polished H-gate pattern.

Weighing more than 500 pounds less than its arch rival — the Porsche 959 — the Ferrari F40 slams its driver toward any horizon at light speed (once those parallel IHI turbochargers spool up).

Updated 08/10/2015: A 1992 Ferrari F40 was auctioned this past weekend for a record €1.12 million ($1.22 million) at Coys auction at the 43rd AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix in Nurburgring, Germany. This amount represents a record for the F40, but it may not come at such a big surprise, considering it was the last model signed by Enzo Ferrari.

Click past the jump for the full review of the 1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40, arguably the absolute pinnacle of supercar design and influence.

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Lego Ferrari F40 Comes With Removable V-8 Engine

Lego Ferrari F40 Comes With Removable V-8 Engine

There’s a guy in my neighborhood who drives a Fauxrarri F40 that’s probably built on something like a Pontiac Fiero. It’s actually not a bad facsimile, but it’s inherently lame by its very nature. This F40, however, is not lame. In fact, it might be second only to an actual 1987-1992 Ferrari F40 made of carbon fiber and aluminum in non-lameness. That’s because it’s made of LEGO bricks!

This F40 is the newest addition to the LEGO Creator collection and comes as an 1,158-piece set, including a windscreen and wheel inserts that were custom made for this kit. LEGO worked closely with Ferrari on it and it shows. All the F40 calling cards are here: triple exhaust, popup headlamps, engine cover with vented glass and even NACA ducts on the hood and sides. But the coup de gras is the 2.9-liter V-8, which is also removable.

LEGO news site The Brick Fan says this veritable masterpiece of LEGO supercar engineering will be available to LEGO VIP members in the second half of July, and to everyone else at the beginning of August at a cost of $89.99.

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Up Close And Personal With Ferrari F40 Le Mans Beurlys: Video

Up Close And Personal With Ferrari F40 Le Mans Beurlys: Video

You have to think that anyone who would cut the top off a perfectly good 1987-1992 Ferrari F40 is a little touched in the head — doubly so if it’s one of only a handful of 1989-1994 Ferrari F40 LMs ever built. But that’s exactly what billionaire and gentleman racer Jean Blaton, who raced under the pseudonym Jean Beurlys, did to his F40 LM, chassis number 79890, which is now commonly called the 1989 Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta or F40 Beurlys.

YouTube channel Super Car Classics caught up with the F40 LM Barchetta’s current owner, Dirk Jan van Lente, at a track day at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, and joined him for a few hot laps. The high-strung 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 is capable of putting down 760 horsepower without restrictors, but Dirk has had it dialed back to around 600 horsepower so he doesn’t have to rebuild it on a weekly basis. Still, it’s more than enough to light up the massive rear tires when the IHI turbos spool up at lower speeds.

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Four Ferraris Brought To Fiorano For Dario Benuzzi: Video

Four Ferraris Brought To Fiorano For Dario Benuzzi: Video

Since joining Ferrari as a mechanic in 1969, and later becoming chief test driver under Enzo Ferrari himself, Dario Benuzzi has shaped the dynamics and handling characteristics of every model that has left the Maranello factory gates. Except for the 348, which he was unable to sign-off on because of a broken hand. Several years later Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo called it one of the worst Ferraris ever built. Probably not a coincidence.

But, these four are definitely not among the worst Ferraris ever built. The company recently sent its legendary test driver out on the Fiorano circuit to sample the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari (we would have thrown in a 288 GTO as well, but we won’t get picky), all cars he had a hand in creating. Now almost 70 years old, Benuzzi loves his job as much as ever. He’s also still one of the coolest human beings on the planet and doesn’t seem to have lost any pace behind the wheel.

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Up Close And Personal With Ferrari F40 In London: Video

Up Close And Personal With Ferrari F40 In London: Video

Ferraris were red because they had to be. The Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus was the precursor to the FIA back in the 1960s, and mandated that race cars had to wear colors that represented their countries of origin: silver for the Germans, green for the Brits, blue for the French and red for the Italians. It’s why people today expect Ferraris to be red and some purists get all huffy when they aren’t.

In keeping with tradition, all 1,311 Ferrari F40s were delivered in Rosso Corsa. A few were later re-sprayed in other traditional Ferrari colors, like Giallo Fly and Nero, but this owner went in a completely different direction by painting his newly acquired F40 in this wild, custom shade of blue. It’s also been recently restored with Ferrari Classiche approval, and sports a sonorous Tubi exhaust system. Join our pal Shmee150 as he takes a closer look and rides shotgun.

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1989 Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta

1989 Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta

A video that surfaced the Interwebz in April 2015, showing the Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta on TT Circuit Assen, the Netherlands, reminded me how classic cars can become stunning one-offs at the hands of their eccentric owners. The story of this car goes way back to 1993, when former racing driver Jean Blaton purchased a factory-built F40 LM that was previously raced in the North American IMSA GT Series, but not a lot is known about it nowadays. The car is not even regarded as a real Ferrari, mostly because Maranello was unhappy about what Blaton did to it, but that doesn’t make it less impressive than its factory siblings. And I aim to prove just that in the full review below.

Should Ferrari had recognized the Barchetta as a true-blue F40, it would’ve been the fourth official iteration of the nameplate, following the road car, the LM, of which only two were built for IMSA racing, and the F40 Competizione, also made for track use. All these cars were produced between 1987 and 1992, when Ferrari assembled 1,311 units at its factory in Maranello.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta.

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One-Off Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta Returns To The Track: Video

One-Off Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta Returns To The Track: Video

A strange Ferrari model was recently spotted on TT Circuit Assen, the Netherlands, where it did a couple of hot laps. Contrary to what some may think, this chopped-off Ferrari F40 is not the work of a madman, but came to be thanks to the idea of a Belgian-born billionaire and part-time racer named Jean Blaton. Since he often raced under the alias Jean Beurlys, the car is also known as the F40 LM Beurlys by some aficionados, but no matter what you call it, it’s the only one of its kind.

Based on the insane Ferrari F40 LM, this yellow beast is probably the fastest F40 in history, mostly thanks to its lack of restrictor plates. It was built by Michelotto, who also worked on the LM, and Tony Gillet, the creator of the Gillet Vertigo. There are few parts that remain from the original car, as the F40 LM Barchetta/Beurlys uses a motorsport-derived, push-rod coilover suspension system that is not unlike most modern race cars. The chopping of the roof was not as simple as it sounds, since it involved creating other body molds for the rear and installing a tubular roll cage around what was left of the cabin.

As you can see, the exhaust system was also re-routed to each side of the body, a solution which is likely to give its own benefit to the 760 horsepower that the car’s twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter, V-8 engine develops. Despite its uniqueness, the F40 LM Barchetta is worth much less than an original F40, since a few years back it was appraised at anything between $190,000 and $245,000.

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Ferrari F40 Paint Restoration: Video

Ferrari F40 Paint Restoration: Video

Taking care of a timeless classic like a Ferrari F40 is not an easy or cheap thing to do. The car now carries a value near the $500,000 mark and it will only continue to climb from there. To make sure a piece of automotive magic like this looks its best, you need the best care and maintenance. In this new video from /Drive, the team takes a look at caring for and restoring the paint of a gorgeous, red F40.

This video that is filled to the gills with tips on how to properly prep, clean, polish and buff paint on any car, not just a nearly priceless exotic. It does run a little long at more than 16 minutes, but if you have ever been interested in the finer points of paint detailing, it is well worth a watch. Maybe you can learn a few new tricks to keep your own car looking showroom fresh.

If you do make it through the whole video, you get one last little surprise of seeing this Prancing Horse parade through the city streets at night. This may be a video about paint, but it’s still a video from /Drive, after all.

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Nigel Mansell's Ferrari F40 Sells for $870k

Nigel Mansell’s Ferrari F40 Sells for $870k

While not as old as the Ferrari 250 GTO, a sports car famous for fetching millions of dollars at auction, the turbocharged F40 — built between 1987 and 1992 — is arguably one of the most appealing vehicles produced over the past three decades. That statement has been confirmed yet again during the Bonhams auction event at Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, where a 1989 model year F40 changed owners for a whopping $870,000.

One of 1,315 examples made, the F40 in question is a bit more special, as it once belonged to Nigel Mansell, a former Formula One and Indy champion. The British driver bought the supercar in 1989, during his first season with Scuderia Ferrari, a team he raced for through 1990 before returning to Williams.

Mansell’s F40 sold to an unidentified telephone bidder for $870,000, becoming the most expensive car auctioned during an event that reported total sales of nearly $4.8 million. Despite being the most expensive car auctioned at Knokke-Le-Zoute, Mansell’s former supercar is not the most expensive F40 ever to go under the hammer. The record for road-legal F40s belongs to an example that fetched $1.43 million. The highest price for an F40, however, went to a 1993 LM-spec version that sold for $2.2 million.

Click past the jump to read more about Ferrari F40.

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Video: XCar Reviews The Ferrari F40

Video: XCar Reviews The Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 is known for three major feats: It was the company’s final turbocharged car until the California T was introduced in 2014, it’s the last Ferrari approved by Mr. Enzo himself, and it’s an important piece in Maranello’s line of range-topping supercars, a car the Enzo and LaFerrari pay homage to. But there is more to the F40 story, especially as far as development goes. Although Ferrari never intended to race the F40, the supercar eventually made its track debut in 1989 at Laguna Seca. It was a natural fit as the F40 was actually based on a race car. More specifically, on the Group B rally evolution of its predecessor, the 288 GTO.

In 1984, as soon as Porsche started racing 959-spec version of the 911 — soon to become a road-legal supercar — Ferrari had begun development of a Group B version of the 288 GTO. Dubbed Evoluzione, this extreme iteration of the GTO arrived a bit late to the party, as the FIA axed the Group B category for the 1986 season. The Italians were left with five Evoluzione prototype and no series to put them to good use in. Unlike other manufacturers, who modified their Group B cars to compete in other racing series, Ferrari used the Evoluzione development cars to build the F40. The end result was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car that Ferrari sold to the public up to 1987, and the spectacular supercar we all know today.

Although it’s been 24 years since the F40 was discontinued, the F50’s predecessor continues to enjoy the massive attention it gets from automotive outlets. The folks over at EVO drove one in the Swiss Alps earlier in 2014, while XCAR showcased it with help from John Pogson, one of the very few people to race the F40. Now, XCAR is back to pay yet another tribute to Ferrari’s brilliant machine with the same driver in the spotlight. Hit the play button for 17 minutes of F40 goodness.

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Video: Driving The Ferrari F40 In The Swiss Alps

Video: Driving The Ferrari F40 In The Swiss Alps

I have been given the opportunity to drive some incredible cars in some great places. I have taken a rally-prepped Miata to the top of Pikes Peak; I drove a GT-R from Miami to Knoxville in a day for Christmas; and I got to bomb down the Blue Ridge Parkway in a Porsche Cayman S. Still, I have never been given than chance to drive anything nearly as incredible as the F40.

In this latest episode of Inside EVO, we get a look at what it is like to drive a Ferrari F40 through the Alps for a day. What makes this video special is the great commentary. Rather than a traditional video with epic music and long sweeping scenery, Henry Catchpole talks about what the drive was actually like, including the highs and the lows. He talks about the car having a dead battery, bump starting it from a gas station parking lot and more.

Our jobs look glamorous a lot of the time, and it is really nice to get an inside look at what all can go on — and go wrong — when we are trying to get you guys the cool and amazing content that you deserve. I don’t want to spoil his entire story, so why don’t you give that play button a little click and just enjoy the video. I promise you that it is easily worth the seven minutes of your time.

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Video: Some of the Greatest Supercars Ever Battle on a Drag Strip

Video: Some of the Greatest Supercars Ever Battle on a Drag Strip

Have you ever wondered what a "winner-stays-on" drag race among the fastest supercars in the world would look like? I’ve been asking the same question too. Then this video created by the SCD TV showed up and well, I finally had a small sample of the answer I was looking for. SCD TV staged a series of drag races featuring some of the world’s finest exotics to find out which among them is the quickest to a quarter mile. The rules were pretty simple: two cars line up and race and the winner moves on and faces another challenger until somebody defeats the incumbent. The process repeats until a winner is eventually crowned. Sounds pretty simple, right?

SCD TV made even more interesting by fielding some pretty gnarly exotics, including a Ford GT 720 Mirage, a Ferrari F40, a 9ff-tuned Porsche 911, a McLaren 12C, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a McLaren P1.

What’s important is I saw what I’ve been wanting to see for a long time and that’s more than enough for me.

Maybe next time we all get to see more supercars in this battle. Just a thought.

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Video: A LaFerrari Delivery Made In Style

Video: A LaFerrari Delivery Made In Style

British property magnate Jon Hunt is nuts about his Ferraris, which makes him one of the few people in the world who has the capability to love the cars and then buy them afterwards. He also just recently accepted the delivery of his latest purchase, the Ferrari LaFerrari.

But simply taking the keys from a dealership wasn’t memorable enough for Hunt. So he decided to do something different. With the help of his two children and some friends, Hunt led his own version of a Ferrari parade, that is if you consider the distance from London to Ferrari headquarters in Maranello as a parade.

It seems like one, seeing as the cars Hunt picked to go pick up the LaFerrari were some of the most exclusive and sought-after Ferraris in the world. Really, it doesn’t get any better than a 288 GTO, an F40, an F50, and an Enzo, does it?

After spending his first five minutes inside the LaFerrari, Hunt quickly lines them all up together and tells Ferrari.com (via the above video) that he’s the type who actually drives his Ferraris, even admitting that he’s done 16,000 kilometers on the Enzo alone.

For somebody who has just about every exclusive Ferrari in the past 20-something years, Jon Hunt has shown us what it really means to be a proud and dedicated tifosi.

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Video: Meet a Man that Raced the Ferrari F40

Video: Meet a Man that Raced the Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 holds a very special place in the company’s rich history. Not only the forerunner of the F50, Enzo, and the astounding LaFerrari, the F40 was also the last Prancing Horse personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. When launched in 1987, it retailed for at least $400,000, making it the most expensive Ferrari sold to the public.

Manufactured in 1,315 units until 1992, the Ferrari F40 is a prized collectible nowadays, fetching enormous amounts when changing owners during auction events. And that doesn’t happen very often, as very few enthusiasts are willing to part with their supercar. Race-ready F40s are even rarer than that, with very few being built to IMSA and GT specifications. Jean Alesi, Hurley Haywood and Jean-Pierre Jabouille are among the lucky chaps that got to race the F40, but only one man remained closer to the supercar in the 2000s, long after its official retirement.

His name is John Pogson and he’s a trained Ferrari mechanic and the main man behind Italia Autosport. As one of the most successful independent Ferrari specialist in Europe, he takes care of some of the greatest Ferrari-badged vehicles and races them too. Is this the perfect job or what?

Pogson, who won several events at the wheel of the F40 between 1996 and 2001, and his story was recently covered by the folks over at XCar in an awesome, 10-minute video. The footage includes a trip to his Ferrari-packed garage, as well as John’s story with Italia Autosport. A story that’s worth watching, as he is one of the very last people to race the almighty F40.

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Gumball 3000 Day Two - "Let the Drive Commence"

Gumball 3000 Day Two - "Let the Drive Commence"

It was only my second day of the Gumball 3000 festivities, but this was the first official day of the Rally. There is an entire collection of famous faces, blistering-fast cars and hundreds of miles for us to traverse.

As the morning started, we lined our car up on the starting grid with hundreds of other machines to get ready for the start of the Rally. Xzibit has been a large presence in the Gumball 3000 for many years now. He did not drivie in this year’s event, so he was asked to see every car off the line by waving the official Gumball flag to start the rally.

Other famous faces at the start line included Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage, and of course Deadmau5 is here in his “Purrari” 458 Spyder with Tori Belleci of the MythBusters as his co-driver.

When the Team AnastasiaDate Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder set off the line we all piled into our Mercedes Sprinter chase vehicle and our journey had begun. Time to head to Atlanta.

Read on to find out more about my second day on the Gumball 3000 Rally

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1991 Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

1991 Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

Here we are with some more Ferrari news; this time it is about a Ferrari F40.

The F40 was and still is an extremely potent track car that hails from the motorsport specialists at Ferrari. The F40 was built it to commemorate the prancing horse’s 40th anniversary, and it went on to win the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. However, it is not a car you take for granted because it can turn around and bite you, if you lose focus behind the wheel.

That’s exactly what happened with a F40 owner sometime back. Sadly, he ended up crashing it to such an extent that he decided to sell it off. A bunch wise fellas from Gas Monkey Garage then bought it for $400,000 and set on the journey of rebuilding this awesome supercar.

What they came up with is even more breathtaking; a Ferrari F40 for the 21st century. A complete rebuild later, they now plan to auction it off at this year’s Barrett-Jackson auction. The restoration work was aired on the popular TV series "Fast N’ Loud" Given the long hours put in by the team, the car could fetch more than $1 million. So, a $600,000 margin may be good enough.

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction will be held from January 12th through 19th in Scottsdale, AZ.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari F40 by Gas Monkey Garage

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Video: Chris Harris Puts Ferrari F40 Against the F50

Video: Chris Harris Puts Ferrari F40 Against the F50

The Ferrari F40 and the F50 are the two models that preceded the famous Enzo supercar, and they lived very different lives. Most car nuts consider the F40 one of the greatest supercars ever built, whereas the F50 — the F40’s successor — was not nearly as well respected because it was not nearly the car that the F40 was. Allow us to be the first to tell you that this old thought is complete hogwash, and we’ll tell you why.

The F40 and F50 were on the cusp of supercars heading into a plusher realm, where leather seating, clean finishes and features were starting to become a concern for buyers. The F40 so happened to remain on the balls-to-the-wall side of the fence, and the F50 fell on the more refined side. Don’t get us wrong, the F50 was no slouch, with its 513-horsepower, V-12 engine behind the seats, but its extra heft and relative lack of low-end torque kept it from being the driver’s car that the 471-horsepower F40 was.

Now, you don’t have to take our word for it, we’ll let respected, educated and somewhat insane Chris Harris take you on a quick tour of both cars. Judging by the glee in his voice, he was rather pleased by both models...

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Video: McLaren F1 and Ferrari F40 Takes on its Analogue Rivals

Video: McLaren F1 and Ferrari F40 Takes on its Analogue Rivals

British magazine, EVO, did one of the most amazing test drives we have seen in the past few months: it put two of the greatest supercars of yesteryear, the McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40, against their biggest rivals in an attempt to see which one is the best.

The result is a 17-minute video that brings together models like Porsche Carrera GT, Noble M600, Pagani Zonda F and Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV. We don’t know about you, but we don’t really care what model was the best, we just want to enjoy this great show.

This video also serves as proof of just how much skill it took to pilot the older supercars. You needed to practically be a professionally trained F1 driver to handle them. Be sure you will turn up the volume as for sure there are lots of great sounds you will want to enjoy!

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The Perfect Father's Day Gift: $6 Million Worth of Ferraris

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift: $6 Million Worth of Ferraris

With Father’s day getting closer, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what present you are going to buy him. We do know that Father’s Day is more about showing your appreciation, but if you have a secret bank account somewhere that has an extra $6.2 million in it, this collection might be the perfect gift.

It includes three of the greatest Ferrari models ever built: a 1990 F40; a 1995 F50; and a 2003 Enzo. This group of premium Ferraris is only available as a collection, as the seller will not separate them.

For your $6.2 million, you will get three supercars with a little over 200 miles on the ticker. The F40 and F50 are painted in Rosso Corsa, while the Enzo gets a very cool Rosso Scuderia exterior paint.

The Enzo is just one of the seven models produced in Rosso Scuderia and one of the only two ever built to US-specs.

Click past the jump to read more about the three models.

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Ferrari F40 with Sexy Models by ItzKirb Photography

Ferrari F40 with Sexy Models by ItzKirb Photography

Don’t ever make the mistake of describing the Ferrari F40 as a relic supercar. Sure, it’s been around longer than some of us have been alive, but the F40 is considered one of the most iconic Ferrari exotics in the world.

It is powered by a 2,936cc twin turbocharged, alloy 90° V8 putting out an astonishing 478bhp at 7000rpm and 424 lb-ft of torque at 4500rpm. This engine is combined with dual overhead cams controlling four valves per cylinder, a dry sump lubrication system, separate electronic ignition and fuel injection systems for each bank of cylinders, and a Weber-Marelli engine control system. It is mated to a fully synchronised 5-speed manual system with hydraulically actuated single-plate clutch.

The F40 is one of those supercars that can definitely stand on its own in a photoshoot, but photographer ItzKirb doesn’t roll that way. Where there is an exotic in his eyes, there has to be a beautiful women just right beside it.

So there she is, the lovely Hope, a woman with a body that would make men weep. She’s got a cute face too so that’s an added delight. Put her in a photo with a car like the F40 and you’re bound to get a lot of drool in whoever’s using what computer to check out these photos.

Don’t miss out on this saucy photoshoot because you’re going to regret it if you do.

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Video: The Carnage that Followed an Accident Involving a 1-in-1,315 Ferrari F40

Video: The Carnage that Followed an Accident Involving a 1-in-1,315 Ferrari F40

For the most part, car accidents go unnoticed as we peruse the news from the weekend. However, when a super-rare supercar gets its smash-up on, we tend to pay a little more attention. A 1-in-1,315 Ferrari F40 nearly having its backside taken off is one wreck that garners plenty of our attention.

This accident, which took place in Vancouver, involves a 1988 through 1992 Ferrari F40, which is valued from as low as $44,700 for a 1988 model in fair condition to $699,600 for a 1989 through 1992 model in great shape, per NADA. It is likely closer to the latter than the former, considering the shape it is in forward of the unexpected body modification its driver performed.

From the looks of it, the 429-horsepower, or so, F40 lost control on the wet pavement and clipped something big and hard. The details are a little sketchy, but the consensus agrees that it was a telephone pole. Fortunately, the driver and passenger only suffered minor injuries and are doing just fine.

Now that we know the people in the car are okay, we need to start focusing on if the number of F40s in the world will drop to 1,314, or if this one manages to be salvaged. If this one manages to survive this ordeal, we can assure you that its worth will decrease significantly due to this little fender bender.

We’ll keep an eye out to see if any more news comes out on the car’s condition.

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Supercars Unite for a U.K. Bank Holiday

Supercars Unite for a U.K. Bank Holiday

On August 27, 2012, U.K. banks are closed for a holiday and supercars are set to run wild in celebration of this holiday. At the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, the Supercar Showdown will take place and we will all get a good glimpse and listen to what these cars have to offer.

Some of the cars in this year’s Supercar Showdown include: Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, Ferrari 360 Spyder, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS, Ultima GTR Can-AM, Lightning GT Carbon, Ascari KZ1 GT3 racecar, and Aston Martin GT2. That, of course, is not an exhaustive list of all of this year’s participants, but it gives us a great idea of what to expect.

The guest list also includes a laundry list of car clubs that are sure to bring numerous hot cars to the National Motor Museum. This year, there will be a course set up in the museum’s parking lot, so you can watch these supercars do what they do best, navigate a road course, though we doubt it will be a timed race, but rather a friendly drive.

You also can get involved in the show, as you can vote on the People’s Choice Award for the best supercar at the show. The winner of this award receives a 60th anniversary Beaulieu trophy and tons of bragging rights.

To get into the show, all you need to do is purchase a general Beaulieu attraction admission ticket and you’re good to go. You can get tickets online at the rate of ₤18 for adults, ₤16.65 for those 60 years and older, ₤10.80 for those 13 to 17 years old, and ₤8,95 for those 5 to 12 years old. Alternatively, you can pick up family admission tickets, which are good for two adults and up to three children for just ₤47.25. This ticket also gives you admission to the museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and Garden.

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Video: Ferrari 599 vs Ferrari F40

Video: Ferrari 599 vs Ferrari F40

The last thing any automaker needs is to stay in neutral. The world is a tough place with finicky people that want continual improvement. From 1987 to 1995, Ferrari sold about 1300 units of the crowd favorite, the Ferrari F40. Then, in 2006, the company came out with the 599 GTB which was designed with several specific objectives in mind: to increase driving pleasure, guarantee performance (courtesy of technology transfers from the F1 single-seaters), and ensure comfort, ergonomics, and safety. With all of these new features and technology, does the 599 GTB beat out the F40?

Ferrari has called this a "fictional" race which it is, but the video was done so well that people will think they are really watching these two supercars battle it out for supremacy. We’re thinking many people will agree with the outcome. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Living the dream

Auto valet systems are common in Europe and Asia, but have been slow to catch on in North America. This is the first one in Canada and I was lucky enough to be asked to drive a Ferrari California to demonstrate the system, ironically before I drove it, the California was not one of my favourite Ferrari’s, but it is now. I had to start the car over a hundred times and every time I did the roar from the V8 sent a shiver down my spine. The thrill of spending 14 hours with a Ferrari cemented my desire to own one and more importantly to make my TV show "First Rides" a reality. It’s all about exotic cars driving on the amazing roads of Canada’s glorious landscape. If you like Top Gear(UK) then "First Rides" will be right up your alley!

The first link is for the auto valet system, the second is a First Rides Teaser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLu-eYxV26E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juHb4rEuGXo

Enjoy

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Ferrari F40 owner decides to put a bicycle on top of his supercar

Ferrari F40 owner decides to put a bicycle on top of his supercar

In the grand scheme of things, a car like the Ferrari F40 should be treated with utmost care. It’s not all the time that you see one of these Prancing Horse classics on the road these days, but when you do, the most common reactions usually start and end with the word ‘wow’.

Apparently though, some owners of the F40 don’t see the esteem this type of car holds to the rest of us. How else do you explain this photo?

It’s one thing to put a bike rack on an SUV, but on a supercar like the F40? Now some people might find this amusing, and to a certain extent, we do too. But there needs to be some sort of restraint – or at least, a good sprinkling of sanity – before you decide to put not just a rack, but an actual bike on top of one of the most popular Ferraris in recent history. Then again, it’s not our car. If the owner thinks that it’s a good look to have a bike on top of an F40, that’s his call.

Photo courtesy of Crank and Piston

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Video: Ferrari F40 goes full blast on Japanese highway at 300 kmh, gets arrested after selling video to cop

How far can you really go to test out the limits of your supercar? The Japanese owner of this Ferrari F40 went on a highway and decided that he wanted to at least appreciate the investment he made after buying the F40 by going over 186 mph.

Full-on pedal to the metal, folks. You can just imagine what a car crash would do to that car, let alone to the insane driver behind its wheel. The funny part to this story, despite it happening years ago, is that this video of him driving the F40 at break neck speeds became such a cult video that he was able to sell over 10,000 copies of it on the black market. Yep, that’s what people did before You Tube even came into existence.

Unfortunately for the enterprising Japanese, one of the people he sold the video to was an undercover cop who, after seeing him exhaust every last bit of juice of the F40 on the highway, promptly charged him with reckless driving.

Bet he wishes he kept the video to himself, huh?

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Ferrari F40 auctioned off at Historics at Brooklands

Ferrari F40 auctioned off at Historics at Brooklands

Here’s something you don’t see at an auction everyday; A Ferrari F40. Yep, the supercar of our childhood was auctioned off at the Historics at Brooklands Auction in Surrey, England this past weekend.

The fabled F40, once the fastest production car on the planet, holds a number of historical distinctions, including the title of being the last Ferrari model to ever be commissioned by the company’s founder Enzo Ferrari to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary of producing vehicles at the company’s plant in Maranello.

This particular F40, which was built in 1989, was expected to attract a sizable number of bid with the organizers of the Historics at Brooklands Auction pegging the bid value of the car to reach somewhere around $430,000 to as high as $500,000.

There’s no doubt that spending close to half-a-million is a lot of money to part with, even for the lofty standards of high-end auctions like this one. But if it means getting your hands on one of the most sought-after Ferrari’s in company history – and one that only has around 10,500 miles on its tread – then the very thought of seeing your $500,000 fly off into the sunset may just be a little worth it.

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Ferrari Faux Pas F40 finds its way in Hungary

Ferrari Faux Pas F40 finds its way in Hungary

Desperate people are capable of desperate actions, even if the results of what they do become far less appealing than if they had just left everything alone.

Take this man for example.

Clearly, this man has a unique – and maybe even obsessive – love for Ferrari. The only problem is, he doesn’t have one, or at least a real and authentic Prancing Horse. What he does have is a Chevrolet Corvette C4, which, by all accounts, is far from being a run-of-the-mill sports car. But as is the case with obsessive compulsive fixations, the owner of this monstrosity decided – how he decided on this, we’ll never know – to build a replica Ferrari F40 using the Corvette C4.

If you ask us, there are a few things current and hoping Ferrari owners should always know. If you can afford the ride, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have one inside your garage, but if you don’t have the financial wherewithal to buy your own Ferrari, please, for all that is good and holy in this world, do not make any attempts in turning a nice car like a Corvette C4 into the motherload of all horrendously crappy vehicles.

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Buy a $4.4 million house in Malibu and get a free Ferrari F40

Buy a $4.4 million house in Malibu and get a free Ferrari F40

You know how some sellers throw in sweeteners in an effort to entice buyers to close a deal? Well, this particular homeowner is selling his $4.4 million Malibu home and he’s even willing to give up his Ferrari F40 to the person who buys his house.

Talk about a real signing bonus.

In addition to acquiring a mega-sized estate with a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean, the person who ends up buying the house will get a free F40 for his trouble. With only 800 miles in the odometer, the F40 looks to be in tip-top shape and is even valued at $750,000. Now, getting the free F40 would mean that you’d have to shell out over $4 million to buy the house.

But given the size of the house – it has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a
13-car garage – and its prime real estate location, it sure looks like a relative bargain as far as high-end houses are concerned. There’s one thing interested buyers should know though. The homeowner is only throwing in the Ferrari F40 if the house is sold by June 30. Any date after that and buyers would probably have to settle for a nice little fruit basket.

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Scaled-down Ferrari F40 is the perfect gift for any car-loving child

Scaled-down Ferrari F40 is the perfect gift for any car-loving child

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.

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Ferrari F40 LM on eBay

Ferrari F40 LM on eBay

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 Ferrarista 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.

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A rare glimpse of a Ferrari F40's engine bay at the 2009 SEMA Show

A rare glimpse of a Ferrari F40’s engine bay at the 2009 SEMA Show

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.

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Video: Ferrari F40 vs 430 Scuderia

Video: Ferrari F40 vs 430 Scuderia

It was shocking to say the least when we saw the video of the Ferrari F-40 super car getting bested by the new 599 GTB. So how did the Top Speed review board feel when we saw this video of our friend’s at Autocar putting the 20 year old twin turbocharged red rocket ship up against an F-430 Scuderia? You will just have to find out like we did.

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Ferrari F40 crashed

Ferrari F40 crashed

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

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Alain Prost's Ferrari F40 to be auctioned

Alain Prost’s Ferrari F40 to be auctioned

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.

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Ferrari 599 Fiorano vs Ferrari F40

Ferrari 599 Fiorano vs Ferrari F40

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.

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Ferrari F40 vs Bugatti Veyron

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!

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Ferrari F40 History

Ferrari F40 History

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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1989 - 1994 Ferrari F40 LM

1989 - 1994 Ferrari F40 LM

Ferrari’s fastest goes racing

The Ferrari F40. Utter those three little words, and every gearhead in a 10-mile radius will inexplicably come to attention. That’s because when it was released in the late ‘80s, the F40 was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive road car to carry the Prancing Horse badge. Its raw, unbridled performance was the product of a relatively simple, go-kart-esque formula, and despite initial contempt from the motoring press, the F40 eventually consolidated its position as one of the all-time greats. So what happens when you take all that goodness and strip out the concessions required for road legality? The answer is the F40 LM, a race-spec variant packing more wing, less weight, and plenty of extra ponies.

Built for only a select few Ferrari customers, the F40 LM is a rare sight indeed, but you can still find the odd example at high-end auctions every so often. However, if you’re interested in buying one, dig deep, as the most recent example traded hands for more than $3 million.

That’s a lot of money, but there’s justification for it. Read on to learn what you get when Ferrari’s fastest goes racing.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1989 Ferrari F40 LM.

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1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

The F40 was the last car introduced and commissioned by Enzo Ferrari himself. Its introduction and its name coincided with Ferrari’s 40th anniversary as an automobile constructor. The car was a celebration of the marque and the man seeking to safely provide owners with a race car for the street, embodying all the finest elements of 1987 automotive engineering.

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