Model of the Ferrari F40 was built to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. A very fast
berlinetta designed by Pininfarina, it was built mainly from composites.
Its sophisticated high-performance, turbo-charged running gear combined
with a first class chassis gave it the kind of great dynamic prowess
that was close to that of a racing car.
The F40 continued the extreme machine philosophy cultivated by its
predecessor the GTO, but took it to new levels. It was greeted with
great enthusiasm by enthusiasts and the number of examples eventually
built exceeded the company’s wildest dreams. During the mid eighties
there were various spy pictures in motoring magazines of a radical
prototype(s) around the streets of Maranello, with all sorts of
hypothesis as to its raison d’etre. It subsequently transpired that the
car was what became known as the “Evoluzione”, a test bed for the
At the height of the supercar boom in 1989 they were changing hands
at around a million pounds! Production continued through to 1992, during
which time 1311 examples were produced in the chassis number range
76624 to 95317, nearly five times as many as the GTO. Racing versions
with the suffixes LM and GT-E were developed by Michelotto of Padova,
and enjoyed success over a number of years during the nineties in
European GT racing with various private entrants.
A Top Marques 1:18 resin model only 500pcs worldwide.