Ferrari F40

Model Years 1987-1992
0-60 (sec) 3.8
Top Speed (mph) 201
Torque (lb-ft) 425
Horsepower 478

Sporting a 2.9 twin-turbocharged V8, the Ferrari F40 is considered by many in the automotive world to be one of, if not the best, supercars of all time. The engine produced 478 horsepower, all in a car that weighed less then 3000 lbs. The F40 was among the first road cars to utilize carbon fiber, a technology that was still in its infancy in Formula 1. Enzo Ferrari personally commissioned the F40, asking his engineers to build a car for the express purpose of being the best in the world. In 1987, a brand new F40 cost $470,000, but customers lined up out the door for the opportunity to buy one. The company orginally planned to build 400 models, but by the end of the production run, the F40 was in such high demand that they built 1315 F40's. The F40 was the first road-car to break the 200-mph barrier, beating its main rival, the Porsche 959 by 4 mph. Enzo Ferrari died the next year at the age of 90, making the F40 the last car Enzo Ferrari helped produce. This fact only made the F40 even more desirable among car fanatics and a low-mileage model can go for as much as $750,000.


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