Published date: March 7, 2015 | Category: Cars | Location: Fairfield, Florida, United States
The Ferrari F40 was the last vehicle commissioned by Enzo Ferrari himself, and has fittingly been regarded as one of the brand's finest. 1987 was a special year for Enzo, celebrating both his 90th birthday and 40 years since he completed his first car, hence the name F40. In honour of such an important year in both his and the companies life, Enzo created what remains today one of his finest ever road cars. The F40 came with a 2.9 litre V8 producing a reported 478 bhp (although many believe this figure to be conservative) mated to a 5-speed open gate gearbox and a completely unassisted driving experience. When introduced, the F40 was the fastest road car ever produced, the first to top 200 mph and a 0-60 time of around 3.5 seconds. However, the F40 is about so much more than numbers and this is the reason it is respected by so many drivers and collectors even to this day.