Sunday, January 15, 2023

1992 Ferrari F40 - $3.1m

Odometer reads 10,994 miles. No. 179 of a total of 213 U.S. spec Ferrari F40s built, no 92189. Rosso Corsa over Red and Gray interior. Matching numbers 2,936cc DOHC V-8 engine. Twin IHI turbochargers with Behr intercoolers. Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection. 478 HP at 7,000 RPM. 5-speed manual transmission. Ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes. 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension with coilover shock absorbers.
The Ferrari F40 (tipo F120) was built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996. As the successor to the 288 GTO it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary. It was the last Ferrari automobile approved by Enzo Ferrari.

A total of 1,315 cars were built. Power output is 478 hp at 7,000 rpm and 426 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) comes in 4.7 seconds onto a top speed of 328 km/h. (201 mph) When the F40 was unveiled in 1987 it received mixed reactions. Its spartan design and lack of latest technology raised eyebrows with some. An expert explained its popularity among the Ferrari cognoscenti: "They will never be allowed to make another F40 in today's world of red tape and health and safety. That is what makes it so special and so desirable."
Today the F40 is a highly required jewel in any Ferrari collection. It is 'number 2' on the list of top 5 modern Ferrari. The car carried an estimate of $3.7m to $4m.
This example crosses the block at Mecum.