It was fitting that the Ferrari F40 was the final model commissioned by Enzo Ferrari before his death in 1988. Launched in 1987 to commemorate the marque’s 40th anniversary, this was a supercar that, true to the spirit of 2 Commendatore himself, incorporated racetrack technology in a road-
Made in Modena
Known as the Cavallino Rampante, Ferrari’s Prancing Horse logo originated from an Italian flying ace, who decorated his aircraft with the horse. The badge also features the colors of the Italian flag, while the yellow background is the color of Ferrari’s hometown of Modena.
CONTAINING THE DNA of the similarly jaw-
Originally intended to be manufactured in strictly limited numbers, demand was so high for this sublime yet uncompromising model that Ferrari fulfilled orders until 1992. By this time the F40 was no longer the world’s quickest road car, but this was a minor detail for Ferrari aficionados and automotive writers who had run out of superlatives to describe one of the finest automobiles ever made.