Ferrari F40 For Sale in London
- Ferrari Classiche Certified
- Detailed History File and Service Records
- Extremely Low Mileage, Only 3,700
At its inception Ferrari’s F40, developed from the 288 GTO Evoluzione, smashed through an automotive barrier that had remained untouched, bettering 200 mph by achieving a top speed of 201.4 mph.
Taking inspiration from the Formula One team and following the tried-and-true formula of “less is more” in order to make it as lightweight as possible. The F40 had no carpet, utilized door pulls instead of traditional handles, and could be ordered with roll-up or fixed windows (installing power-operated windows was simply out of the question). As a result of these fanatical weight-saving measures, the F40 tipped the scales at a feather-light 2,400 pounds, paving the way for a powerful engine to rocket it into the annals of automotive history.
The F40’s engine was based on the 288 GTO’s twin-turbocharged V-8, but it was bored to displace nearly three litres. Following some additional tuning, the engine could produce 478 brake horsepower, making it the most powerful road going Ferrari to date. This engine, combined with its lightweight nature, made the F40’s performance figures just as incredible as its top speed. A sprint from 0 to 60 could take just 3.8 seconds, and the car could be powered onwards to a quarter-mile time in 11.8 seconds. Braking was equally impressive, and the F40 could bring itself to a stop from 60 mph in just 119 feet, if necessary.
The service record supports a lifetime accumulation of only 5953 Kms (3700 miles), during which the car has wanted for nothing. Replacement belts and tanks comprise part of an invoice totalling some thirty thousand pounds spent during the past weeks.
Accompanied by a detailed history file and presented in ready-to-go order, here is a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic Ferrari as the Jewell in the crown of any collection, or the most exhilarating road/track drive imaginable.