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Grim91Z

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Ferrari F40
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:20:44 PM »
As the last hurrah before Enzo Ferrari himself paseds on, he wanted a sports car that would signify everything his company had to offer in the name of track developed technology and to show off what they can create. The F40 was basically a road going version of the 288 GTO Evoluzione, a race car to compete against the 959 in FIA Group B. Group B had been dropped for the 2006 season so Enzo wanted to leave his legacy in his last supercar. Power came from a twin-turbocharged 2.9 liter V8, producing 471hp. The Pininfarina designed body, which was made of kevlar, carbon fiber, and aluminum, went through intense aerodynamic testing. With it being lightweight (2,425lb) and boasting a Cd of only .34, the F40 was able to rocket to 60mph in 3.8 seconds and to 100mph in 7.6 seconds. It was the first road car to break the 200mph barrier and held the record as the fastest production car from 1987 to 1989 at 201mph (broken by the Diablo a year later at only 202mph). The F40 is considered by many (myself included) to be the greatest super car ever produced.






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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 12:16:36 AM »
I have still never seen one of these in person :(

Same goes for the McLaren F1 :(:(

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 01:40:56 AM »
Group B had been dropped for the 2006 season

What? :lol:

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 07:49:10 AM »
Ahh the car that inspired Toyota.  They designed the MK4 Supra to look as much like the F40 as possible:


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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 08:05:42 AM »
i once heard this thing had "ropes" for door handles on the inside, you pulled to get the door open.

...looks like that may have been correct.
i used to love those things

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 11:23:47 AM »
Definitely my favorite Ferrari in the way of looks.

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 02:16:09 PM »
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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 04:04:16 PM »
Ahh the car that inspired Toyota.  They designed the MK4 Supra to look as much like the F40 as possible:

[imghttp://www.auto-power-girl.com/photo-gallery/toyota-supra-turbo-1997/toyota-supra-turbo-1997.jpg[/img]http://[imghttp://www.fastestlaps.com/photos/Ferrari_F40_4859daea7e29d.jpg[/img]

Ok... that is really cool.

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 06:36:31 PM »
Since the time I had one of them 1:64th scale (the hatch opened and you could see the engine and suspension - on a HOT WHEELS!) I have absolutely loved these.

They've aged really well, somehow, compared to a lot of the other Ferraris of the 80s, and even the F50. Someone could come out with the F40 today and it would still look fresh.

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Re: Ferrari F40
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 07:47:39 PM »
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