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Ferrari's 201mph F40 is the definitive supercar and has a formidable reputation alongside the 250 GTO as possibly the best road Ferrari built to date. With the F40 Pininfarina produced an era defining creation, one that even today is instantly recognisable by old and young enthusiasts alike. F40's were closely derived from the experimental GTO Evoluzione's and the road 288 GTO (that the F40 replaced).
The design features a tubular steel chassis with bonded composite inserts, most notably around the sills and floorpan, The 2936cc motor produces approximately 500bhp at 7000rpm with the help of two water-cooled IHI turbochargers running 1.1bar of boost - at 1202kg the F40 had a and still has a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio. Shatteringly fast by any comparison (especially for 1988), the F40 can sprint from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds and hit 201mph flat out making it the first production car to surpass this mystical boundary. Whilst the GTO had pioneered the use of composite panels, the F40 was the first whose bodywork was constructed entirely from such materials. Comprising eleven panels made from Nomex, Kevlar and Carbon composite with a heavily ventilated Plexiglas rear windscreen. Sliding Lexan windows were fitted to the first 50 cars, these getting replaced by wind-ups thereafter. The F40 was a landmark not just on account of its crushing performance and stunning looks, but it was fittingly the last ever car presented by Enzo Ferrari, this taking place at Maranello in June 1987, 14 months before the great man's death.
From 1991 onwards cars were fitted with catalytic convertors to meet ever tightening legislation and at this time adjustable suspension became an option. Production was discontinued in 1992 after 1311 examples had been completed in five years (600 or so being bound for the USA and being noticeably different to their lighter and faster European cousins), the F40 was only ever available from Ferrari in left-hand drive and presented in Rosso Corsa. (Approximately 7 examples were converted to RHD for the Sultan of Brunei)
At the start of January 2010 DK Engineering completed their 100th sale of this iconic supercar. Our workshops have maintained approximately 75 different examples at various points in their life over the past 22 years. With this we are generally acknowledged as one of the leading F40 specialists in Europe.
This example offered for sale, chassis 83088, is an early example being completed at the end of 1989 to "Non Cat & Non Adjust" specification. Supplied new in 1989 by Maranello this is one of just 20 "Non Cat" F40's to come to the UK (78 came to the UK in total including both "Cat" and "Non Cat" cars). 83088 was first registered in the UK for its first owner Nigel Corner in February 1990. Mr Corner kept the car until 2000 when it was sold to its second owner with 9,000 kms on the clock. The car was greatly enjoyed by its second owner who took the mileage up to 17,500 kms by 2004 having the car regularly maintained by Graypaul. In 2004 the car came to DK Engineering and was sold very quickly to the third and current owner. Since 2004 the car has been used very sparingly having covered just 600 Kms making the current speedo reading just 18,050 kms (approx 11,000 miles) .
83088 is one of the most original unmolested F40's that DK have seen in recent times with visible weave all over the painted surfaces, its original screens, original clam shells, original wheels and original finish to all inner panels and bare Kevlar areas. The car is accompanied by an excellent service history (with no less than 10 documented services all by main dealers or renowned independent specialists) having had cambelts at Italia Autosport in Feb 2010 @ 18,012kms, its original service book, leather wallet and tools.
A unique opportunity to purchase an original "no stories" UK car from new with just 3 owners and excellent service history presenting in stunning original "as it left the factory" condition.