Ferrari F40: Production, Cost, and Specs

Ferrari F40 on the track

A successor to the 288 GTO, the Ferrari F40 was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th Anniversary, and it’s become a modern legend. Not only was it the last car to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, but, at the time of its release, it was the most powerful, fastest, and most expensive of Ferrari’s production cars at the time. This mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive race car has since become a highly sought-after collectible, and is a prime example of how a world-class supercar can also be an incredible investment.

How Many Ferrari F40 Models Were Made?

1,315 Ferrari F40 models were made, with only 213 being designated for the United States market. Given that only 400 units were initially planned, we should all consider ourselves lucky that the Ferrari F40’s production numbers were increased — while all Ferraris are limited, the F40 is especially so.

When Was the Ferrari F40 Produced?

The standard Ferrari F40 was produced from 1987 to 1992, though the LM and GTE racing variants were made until 1994 and 1996 respectively.

How Much Does a Ferrari F40 Cost?

The Ferrari F40’s suggested retail price was $399,150 when it debuted in 1987, and that included a trip to Ferrari’s factory in Maranello, Italy, where buyers were shown how to drive the vehicle. While modern prices will vary based on mileage and condition, it’s not uncommon to see F40 models sell for over $1 million USD.

In fact, one F40 that had previously belonged to Formula One racer Nigel Nigel Mansell sold for £1 million (approximately $1.4 million USD) in 1990 — a record at the time. This was obviously a special case, but the important thing is this: the cost of a Ferrari F40 has gone up with time, as the cost of most Ferrari models do.

Ferrari F40 from overhead


Ferrari F40 Specs

  • Engine: Twin-turbocharged 2.9L V8
  • Horsepower: 471 hp @ 7,000 rpm
  • Torque: 426 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 4.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 201 mph
Ferrari F40 from above

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To say that any Ferrari is sought-after is redundant — but the F40 in particular is one of the most coveted road cars in the world. If you’re interested in buying one of your own, we can help from our Chicago-area dealership — even if you’re in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, or elsewhere in the United States. Contact Continental AutoSports Ferrari to inquire about purchasing an F40 or another Ferrari model today!

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