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Throwback! Ferrari F40 rolling off the production line

We were surfing the internet and found this – a throwback pic of the Ferrari F40 production line.

The Ferrari F40 was built at the Maranello factory between 1987 and 1992. This image is believed to be from 1989. You can also see the 348 alongside Ferrari’s then halo supercar. Having planned to produce 400 units of the F40, Ferrari eventually ended up building 1315 cars.

The F40 is regarded as one of the greatest analogue supercars. Today, a good example can easily fetch upwards of $2 million.

Ferrari F40 production line-throwback

The F40 featured lightweight body panels made from Kevlar and carbon fibre. Early cars even got Lexan windows, and all cars were painted in Rosso Corsa.

At its heart was a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine derived from the 288 GTO’s block. It produced 471 hp @ 7000 rpm and 426 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm. The engine was paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

In 2995, Ferrari replaced the F40 with the iconic F50. It was built to be an “F1 car for the road” and was powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine. Today, it’s valued at around $3.5 million.

Image source: Belles Italiennes

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