Ferrari F40: Best Driving Experience

Ferrari F40 is a rear-wheel drive, mid-engine, 2-door sportscoup? introduced in the year 1987. The car was designed specifically for the company’s 40th anniversary, and it was the last automobile rolled out by Ferrari. At that moment, it was the most powerful, fastest, and expensive car released by Ferrari.

The car was designed by Pininfarina and built from composites. Its turbo-charged running gear and sophisticated top-performance combined with 1st class chassis offers great dynamic competence that is very much close to that of a race car.

It was greeted with great enthusiasm by enthusiasts and the number of models eventually built exceeded the company’s wildest dreams. Ferrari released the car with a suggested price of USD 400,000 in the year 1987; however, many buyers reported that they paid almost US$1.6 million to purchase this particular sports car. The automaker manufactured almost 1,315 units.

Power for F40 came from a 2.9-liter GTO's twin turbo-charged V8 engine that could develop 478 PS. There are several claims that this particular car has got more power than what was actually officially declared by the company.

Weighing almost 500 pounds less when compared with its arch rival, Porsche 959, the F40 is capable of moving towards any horizon at pretty light speed.

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Technical Characteristics of Ferrari F40

Technical Characteristics of 1987 Ferrari F40 produced by Ferrari (IT).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1100 Kg
Length 4430 mm
Height 1130 mm
Wheelbase 2451 mm
Front Track 1595 mm
Rear Track 1610 mm
Ground Clearance 125 mm
Fuel Capacity 120 liters
Engine location n/a
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion
Fuel Supply System Marelli-Weber fuel injection
Max Power 477HP (351 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque 577Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2936 cc
Bore 82 mm
Stroke 69 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 8 IN V
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 7.7:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi
Standard Wheels 8 x 17 / 13 x 17
Standard Tyres 245/40 ZR 17 / 335/35 ZR 17
Suspension Front I.DW.CS.
Suspension Rear I.DW.CS.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 4.1 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 30.1 l/100km
Road 12.7 l/100km
Mixt 19.1 l/100km