Ferrari F40

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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 DK Engineering we have executed over125 trades of this iconic supercar. Our workshops have maintained approximately 75 different examples at various points in their life over the past 25 years. With this we are generally acknowledged as one of the leading F40 specialists in Europe.This F40 is a very early production F40 and was delivered in December 1988 to its first owner by Motor S.p.A in Modena Italy.

Being an early example the car has a chassis number starting with a "7". The car is fitted with Non-adjustable suspension and without a Catalytic Converter and with the very rare but most sought after Sliding Perspex windows. In addition the car features many interesting early production characteristics such as alternative soft fabric seats (witnessed previously on other early examples by DK) and unpainted Kevlar parts such as brake ducts - a true reflection of how these early cars were built to be as minimal, basic and as lightweight as possible.

The car remained with its first owner until 1992 when it was purchased by its second with just 1,800 kms on the clock. The car was placed into a private collection and never driven. In 2011 this F40 was purchased directly from this collection by DK and received a full recommissioning including new Fuel Cells, Tyres, Cambelts and Injectors. This F40 has since then remained with DK in our private collection and more recently in the care of one of our regular clients. The car is in superb condition and must be the closest one could get to obtaining a delivery mileage F40. The current mileage is still below 2,000kms, it is UK registered and available to purchase immediately.

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