Introduced to an eagerly awaiting public in 1987, the Ferrari F40 incorporated everything that had the time the legendary company had learned from its many years in Formula One: a small, high-revving and insanely powerful engine, state of the art suspension, direction and brakes, and of course, composite materials everywhere to reduce the weight. The Ferrari F40 was also, true to form, absolutely gorgeous and just as fast as it looked.
This rear-engined beauty could reach a top speed of 201 miles per hour (that’s 322 km/h) and accelerate to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds or less, thanks to its turbocharged, short-stroke 3-liter V8 that cranked out 478 horsepower.
Of course, to drive a Ferrari F40, you not only needed to be very (VERY) rich, but also a true believer: the car was entirely devoid of creature comforts so as to save weight and make it even faster, so except for the very comfortable but functional Recaro seats, you were on your own.
These cars proved so popular, despite their drawbacks, that the original production had to be doubled to meet part of the demand. In all, 1,200 Ferrari F40s were produced from 1987 to 1992