Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40 front side Ferrari F40 back side

To celebrate 40 years of Ferrari, Enzo had his design team create a supercar that translated racing car technology to the road. It was the last car developed and built under Enzo Ferrari's direct supervision before he died and it became one of his greatest achievements.

Following the turbocharged successes in Forumla One, the 288 GTO introduced Ferrari's first road-going turbocharged model in 1984. The F40 followed in its path and shared its longitudinal, mid-mounted, twin turbo-charged V8 configuration.

Power came from a large V8 engine that produced 478bhp and 426lb-ft torque.

Incorporating advanced composite materials, the F40 was very light. There were very little ammenities and the body was developed by Pininfarina to reduce frontal area, drag and lift.

Keeping to the race theme, there was a sparse interior and no power assistance was offered for the brakes or the steering.

Soon after being released, initial production was increased to over 1300 examples for both America and Europe. The F40 generated a huge amount of publicity for the Ferrari and became an icon for Italian performance.

F40 was followed up by the F50 and 2002 Enzo.

engine Twin Turbo V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2936 cc / 179.2 cu in
bore 82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 69.5 mm / 2.74 in
compression 7.8:1
power 356.5 kw / 478 bhp @ 7000 rpm
hp per litre 162.81 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 398.33 bhp per tonne
torque 576.2 nm / 425.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7750 rpm
drive wheels Mid Engine / RWD
body / frame Composite & Tubular Steel
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
f brake size 330 mm / 13.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
r brake size 330 mm / 13.0 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 20.3 cm / 17.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17.0 x 13.0 in
front tire size F 235/45ZR-17
rear tire size R 335/35ZR-17
steering Rack & Pinion
weight 1200 kg / 2646 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1595 mm / 62.8 in
rear track 1610 mm / 63.4 in
length 4430 mm / 174.4 in
width 1980 mm / 78.0 in
height 1130 mm / 44.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.77:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.96:1, 0.77:1
final drive 2.90:1
top speed 324 kph / 201.3 mph
0 - 60 mph 3.8 seconds
0 - 100 mph 8.0 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile 11.8 seconds
epa city/hwy 12 / 17 mpg
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