The F40 stands out as the icon that most clearly represents Maranello’s love for racing. In fact, it is the last super Ferrari that Enzo himself had asked for and helped develop. It is still considered by many as the best sports car every made.
Equipped with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 that pumps out 478 bhp at 7000 rpm and 425 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. The F40 can reach 60 mph from a standing start in a scant 3.8 sec.
The F40’s light weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) and high power output gave the car tremendous performance. Road tests have produced 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) times as low as 3.8 seconds (while the track only version came in at 3.2 seconds), with 0–160 km/h (0–99 mph) in 7.6 seconds and 0–200 km/h (0–120 mph) in 11 seconds.
The F40 was the first road legal production car to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) barrier. From its introduction in 1987 until 1989 its only competitors were the Porsche 959 and the 1988 Lamborghini Countach.