When it burst onto the scene in 1987, the Ferrari F40 immediately made it clear it was going to be a timeless success.
Shapes that were clearly inspired by the maximum aerodynamic efficiency experienced in F1, a short wheelbase, composite bodywork to reduce weight, large air outlet slits and a 478hp twin-turbo engine were just some of its exceptional peculiarities.
Created from the development of the 288 Evoluzione designed for Group B racing, the car was certainly more beautiful to look at than it was to drive. Or rather, driving it was beautiful but required a super-human expertise, especially when it came to dominating the considerable turbo lag that did not forgive distractions.
These sensations are exactly the same when you drive an F40 behind the wheel of an eClassic simulator.
We brought one to the Brands Hatch circuit, a circuit that lends itself to courageous feats at full speed, confirming without a shadow of doubt just how unique this magnificent car really is.
It’s no coincidence that it was the last Ferrari launched while Enzo was still alive and that the rush to take home an example was so intense it pushed the Maranello manufacturer to produce more than three times the 400 limit it announced when it was launched.
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