Formula 1 news is a bleak thing in this month of January, probably the worst, so TJ13 is scraping the bottom of the barrel here… Toto Wolff puts 1990 Ferrari F40 on sale. But at least we get to post some photos’ of a fantastic supercar of yore.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is once again selling one of the cars in his collection. English dealer Tom Hartley Jr. has put the Ferrari F40 up for sale. Earlier, Wolff sold his Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, Ferrari Enzo and Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series at the same dealership.
The 1990 Ferrari F40 was recently restored by Autofficina Bonini Carlo and has just 3,440 miles on the odometer. Wolff’s F40 holds the Ferrari Classiche title and boasts 471 hp with a 2.9-litre V8 engine.
The Ferrari F40 (tipo F120) is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car engineered by Nicola Materazzi with styling by Pininfarina.
It was built from 1987 until 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively. As the successor to the 288 GTO (also engineered by Materazzi), it was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari’s fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale.
The car debuted with a planned production total of 400 units and a factory suggested retail price of approximately US$400,000 (fivefold the price of its predecessor, the 288 GTO in 1987 ($950,000 today).
One of those that belonged to the Formula One driver Nigel Mansell was sold for the then record of £1 million in 1990, a record that stood into the 2010s. A total of 1,315 cars were manufactured.
Engine 2,936 cc (2.9 L) twin-turbocharged Tipo F120A/F120D 90° V8
Power output 478 PS (352 kW; 471 hp)
484 PS (356 kW; 477 hp) US-spec
Transmission 5-speed manual
The first independent measurements yielded 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 321 km/h (199 mph) onto the French Sport Auto September 1988 cover.
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