The Ferrari F40 is a supercar with such legendary status that it is recognised by anyone with even a remote interest in cars. Intended as simply the ultimate road-going Ferrari, the F40 was the final development of the company’s 288 GTO Evoluzione programme. Jaws dropped when the finished car was finally revealed to the public: the Ferrari seemed to have more in common with Group C racing cars than its road-legal rivals. The F40 made use of lightweight composite materials including Kevlar and carbon fibre. However, more significantly, it was driven by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V8 producing an astonishing 471bhp. Contemporary road tests claimed 0-60mph times of less than 4.0 seconds. The F40 was also the first road legal production car to boast a 200mph+ top speed - a significant milestone in performance car history. The Ferrari F40 was arguably the world’s first car with an ‘instant classic’ status. Thousands of people put their name down for an example and cars traded hands for vast premiums over list price. Formula One driver Nigel Mansell famously sold his F40 for £1m in 1990 - less than a year after taking delivery. Today, the F40 is sought after by enthusiasts around the w
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