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Ferrari F40 1989 Review

"The last model commissioned by Enzo Ferrari to celebrate 40 years of manufacture at Maranello" - This isn’t just the star badge this unmatched model owns. During its production period, 1987-1992, Ferrari F40 was indeed the most powerful, expensive and eventually the fastest car company ever produced, unleashing 471 bhp from its engine.Weighing at 2400 lbs, Ferrari F40 is much lighter than another from its segment, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which weighs at 4160 lbs. This indeed is the outcome of its stunning design, Carbon fiber, Kevlar and Aluminium. Regarded by some as the greatest supercar of all time, Ferrari F40 holds more in its features and specs, let us have a look into this impeccable creation and see what in a descriptive manner what all it hold for its 1,315 satisfied buyers.



  • Engine: 2.9 Liter Twin-Turbocharged V-8
  • Power: 471 hp
  • Torque: 576 nm
  • Top Speed: 201 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds


  • Length: 174 in
  • Width: 78 in
  • Height: 44 in
  • Wheelbase: 96.5 in
  • Curb Weight: 2400 Pounds

Now that we are done with the outer brief, its time for the descriptive close look at the Interior, Exterior and Performance of the Ferrari F40.


The interior of Ferrari F40 reminds you of the simpler era racing cars. The carbon-tub held by NASA-spec green industrial glue and the un-carpeted carbon-fiber floor is definitely the traditional touch. The windshield glass is less than two feet head of the rider’s head, giving the arena inside a un-supercar-like angle. Last but not to be forgotten in interiors is the three-spoke steering wheel which might turn painful if in any case you crash this powerful giant.


Lamborghini Countach despite being an old creation held the memento and this proves when you look at the exterior of Ferrari F40. Yes we simply mean it resembles. Most of its exterior factors might not prove as treat to your eyes today but keeping in mind its year of release, they were remarkable. Under the surveillance of today’s developing Auto world, F40 needed a few corrections and which we don’t believe is odd, as time changes, modifies and keep on bringing bigger and better concepts. What is commendable is the spoiler providing dual vertical stabilizers at the far corners of the model, which in turn keeps the car right all straight even at its peak speed. Another one linked with spoiler again is the embossed F40’s logo, which undoubtedly will grab the eye-balls while the monster rolls down the streets.


The Twin turbocharged design with 209 Liter V8 beautifully keeps the Ferrari F40 moving. Not to be forgotten that this particular tech released with the release of Ferrari F40. The thundering 471 horsepower make this beautiful launch rise and reach up to the gleaming speed of 201 mph with 60 mph touch in just 3.9 seconds. The record undoubtedly was far beyond the grabs of models rolling then. The power of the engine, thrill of riding and the sound can be well understand with the rider’s saying, ‘Noise and vibrations tingle you throughout even after the engine is off’.

There is no doubt to the fact that Ferrari F40 had been a remarkable release from the company and a treat for its buyers at the price of $400,000.

Ferrari F40 1989


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