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 floor pan, The 2936cc motor produces approximately 500bhp at 7000rpm with the help of two water-cooled IHI turbochargers running 1.1bar of boost - at 1,202kg 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 of eleven panels made from Nomex, Kevlar and Carbon composite with a heavily ventilated Plexiglas rear windscreen. 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 1,311 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. We have sold close to 200 examples and our workshops have maintained approximately 100 different examples at various points in their life over the past twenty five years. With this we are generally acknowledged as the leading F40 specialists in the world.
This superb example is an extremely sought after and rare opportunity. It was delivered new on the 31st January 1990 to its first and only owner via Autohaus Wendelstein of Austria. It is the collector's preference specification being both "Non Cat" and "Non Adjust" – also featuring the very rarely seen Lexan sliding windows.
Having had just one meticulous owner from new, it benefits from a comprehensive and periodic service history all completed by the same Ferrari main dealer, Ing. R. Pichler Ferrari and recorded in the cars original service book; From its first 1,000 Kms service, through to its most recent major service at 22,242 Kms.
The car was used regularly averaging around 1,000 Kms each year until 2012, at which point annual mileage reduced. Throughout this time, it saw a regular and comprehensive maintenance schedule. It has since covered less than 1,000 Kms. Despite the low mileage covered, the fastideous approach to servicing has been upheld with the fuel tanks last changed in 2015. The car has since been carefully stored with occasional use and regular servicing. Prior to delivery, DK Engineering will complete its scheduled service as part of the sale.
Today this wonderful example has covered just 22,800 Kms making it a very usable example and is accompanied by its original and complete bookpack, spare key and tools. It is available to view immediately at our showrooms just outside London and is currently undergoing UK registration.