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Ferrari F40

I graduated high school in 1992.  At that time I had only seen one exotic car, a Lamborghini Diablo.  I didn’t know a lot about Ferrari either.  I knew the Magnum PI car was cool but I didn’t know any other models.  I didn’t know there was a car that Enzo Ferrari himself had overseen as his last true supercar.  I didn’t know the fastest, most expensive and most powerful car made, at the time, was ending production.  I know that now and I can cross this car off my bucket list.

Ferrari F40 10-20-12 14This is the Ferrari F40, produced from 1987 to 1992.  The F40 was a supercar among supercars.  It was the fastest car ever produced by Ferrari, 471 horsepower.  The F40 was also the most expensive car for sale during its production run.  The car retailed for around $400,000, with demand running the cost as high as $1.6 million.  Ferrari F40 10-20-12 31

 

The mid-engine rear wheel drive F40 was powered by a 2.9 litre twin-turbo V8 engine.  The stats are relatively tame for today but 20 years ago they were quite impressive.  The F40 went 0-60 in about 4 seconds and had a top speed of 201 MPH.

 

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Ferrari F40 10-20-12 32This particular car is a 1992 F40 owned by a local businessman.  It was seen at the Rockville Antique Car Show that took place on October 20.  I have a lot more pictures of a few of the 500 cars in attendance.  It was a great show and included a few cars that I had never even heard of before.  I can’t wait to get those pictures ready.

In the meantime please enjoy the Ferrari F40.

 

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