A sea of red descended on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in the UK yesterday during the Silverstone Classic event.
A world record of 60 scarlet red Ferrari F40s led a plethora of marques, models and car clubs around the circuit to celebrate the iconic Italian supercar’s 25th birthday.
The Ferrari F40 was the world’s first road car to hit 200mph (322km/h) when it made its debut a quarter of a century ago. Today, it is still one of the most revered supercars in history. It was also Enzo Ferrari’s, the legendary founder of Ferrari, ‘supercar swansong’ before his death in 1988, being the last car that he commissioned.
The Ferrari F40 is powered by a 2.9-litre twin turbo V8 that produces 352kW (472hp/479PS). With just 1.1 tonnes to propel, the F40 dashes from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds – a figure that will rival some of the best supercars even today.
Ferrari produced a total of 1315 F40s from 1987 to 1992. What a stylish way to celebrate a milestone!