The very first production car to top 200 mph, the F40 was a landmark car in Ferrari’s history for a variety of reasons. It was created in celebration of the company’s 40th birthday and would be the very last Ferrari that Enzo Ferrari personally oversaw before his passing. Looking to its Formula 1 team for inspiration, Ferrari sought to make the F40 as lightweight as possible, pioneering the use of carbon fibre for its chassis and bodywork, resulting in a svelte 2,400 pounds. In addition to its top speed of 201.4 mph, the F40 could sprint from 0–60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and rocket through the quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this example at their upcoming Duemila Ruote auction between the 25-27th November, the estimated value is between €725,000 – €875,000. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Tim Scott ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.