Ferrari F40: The Last Real Supercar?
we often have about how fast “new” cars are because the computer controlled devices can act so much quicker than a human can: ABS stops you faster, traction control gets you out of the corner faster, sequential shifters shift faster. The F40 is really the last car super car that gave the driver control over everything: no ABS, no traction control, a real shifter and mechanical brakes and throttle. The owner of the car did a great job of describing it, so I’ll leave that quote untouched:
The F40 represents as a car the type of relationships we want more of as people. It is honest, it reacts exactly to the inputs you place on the systems and if you start to take advantage of the relationship, it will slap you. It’s refreshing and honestly comforting to have that kind of relationship, even if it is a car.
Some facts on the car that quite possibly tops my
list of most wanted: 1,315 produced, 3.0 liter twin turbo V8 made 471hp @ 16psi and weighs only 2,400 lbs.