It's an amazing machine.
A remarkable 1990 Ferrari F40, a car that embodies the essence of Italian supercar excellence, is now up for auction. This iconic vehicle, known for its raw power and striking design, represents a key chapter in Ferrari's storied history. With its odometer reading approximately 47,332 kilometers (about 29,000 miles), this well-maintained piece of automotive history is being offered by a dealer in Gstaad, Switzerland.
The Ferrari F40, introduced in 1987 to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary, holds a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide. It was the last model to receive the personal stamp of approval from Enzo Ferrari himself. This particular example, finished in the classic Rosso Corsa, was originally delivered in Switzerland by Ferrari Suisse SA and comes with a detailed maintenance history and a recent major service, ensuring it is in prime condition for its next owner.
Designed by the renowned Pininfarina, the F40's body is a masterclass in aerodynamics and lightweight construction, featuring carbon fiber, Kevlar, and aluminum. The car's distinctive profile, large rear wing, pop-up headlights, NACA air ducts, and a vented polycarbonate engine cover are just a few elements that define its unique aesthetics. This particular model rides on factory 17” Speedline multi-piece wheels, shod with new Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and the exterior remains mostly in its original state, barring minor touch-ups.
The interior of this F40 eschews luxury for performance, featuring red Stoffa Vigogna racing seats, exposed carbon fiber doors, manual cranks for window operation, and a lack of a sound system, power windows, or door panels. The cockpit's focus is purely on the driving experience, highlighted by a gated manual shifter and analog Veglia Borletti gauges.
At the heart of the F40 is a mid-mounted 2.9-liter V8 engine with twin IHI turbochargers, delivering up to 471 horsepower and 436 lb.-ft of torque. This power is managed through a 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential, allowing the car to sprint from 0-60 MPH in under 4 seconds, reaching speeds in excess of 200 MPH.
This auction is not just about owning a supercar; it's about inheriting a piece of Ferrari's heritage. The sale will include the original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, a car cover, a battery charger, and service records, along with a clean title. The new owner will also receive the vehicle with newly replaced fuel bladders, ensuring the car's legendary performance is matched with contemporary safety standards. This 1990 Ferrari F40 is more than just a car; it's a symbol of automotive prowess, a tangible link to the legacy of Enzo Ferrari, and a potential crown jewel for any collector.
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