Berkshire SL5 7JX
Sunday 23 May 2010 at 3pm
Registration Number: UK registered Chassis Number: ZFFGJ34B00078375
The F40 needs no introduction. It is the quintessential ‘ultra car‘, developed by Ferrari to blast their competitors out of the limelight.
In 1984 Ferrari had launched their spectacular 288 GTO, a limited production car which was to wrest the title of World‘s Fastest Production Car away from Lamborghini, and which had been developed for Group B racing. Michelotto were engaged by Ferrari to develop the car for competition use, with close collaboration by the factory and the Evolution version was extensively tested. However, a change of direction by the F.I.A. saw the abandonment of Group B racing and the GTO was obsolete even before it had turned a wheel in competition.
The development work was not wasted, however. It is well-known that the F40 was launched in 1987 to celebrate Ferrari‘s fortieth year as a manufacturer. This car was t