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Ferrari F40 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1270-1369 kg (2800-3018 lbs)
Dimensions 4.43 m (174 in) long, 1.99 m (78 in) wide, 1.13 m (44 in) high
Wheelbase 2.45 m (96 in)
Power / weight 362 ps (357 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 436 Nm (321 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1987
Origin country Italy
Average fuel consumption 26.1 l/100 km (9 mpg US / 11 mpg UK)
Noise @ idle 78 dB
Noise @ 70 mph 89 dB
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Performance

Top speed 325 kph (202 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.0 s
0 - 180 kph 9.8 s
0 - 200 kph 10.4 s
0 - 300 kph 31.0 s
0 - 30 mph 1.8 s
0 - 40 mph 2.5 s
0 - 50 mph 3.6 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 70 mph 4.9 s
0 - 80 mph 5.7 s
0 - 90 mph 7.2 s
0 - 100 mph 8.0 s
0 - 110 mph 9.5 s
0 - 120 mph 11.0 s
0 - 130 mph 13.5 s
0 - 140 mph 15.6 s
0 - 150 mph 16.2 s
0 - 160 mph 21.3 s
0 - 170 mph 26.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 96.9 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s @ 124.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 17.9 s @ 159.1 mph
Est. 1 mile 28.7 s @ 180.2 mph
1000 m 20.8 s @ 263.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 6.4 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 20.6 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.8 s
60 mph - 0 36 m (119 ft)
70 mph - 0 66 m (218 ft)
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)

More acceleration times

Ferrari F40 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type twin turbo V8, 32 valves
Displacement 2.9 l (179 ci / 2936 cc)
Power 478 ps (471 bhp / 352 kw) @ 7000 rpm
Torque 575 Nm (424 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 163 ps (161 hp)
Efficiency 18 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

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F40 rivals

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Fastedee  3w

It's only weaknesses are brakes and launch which could be easily improved.


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Fastedee  3w

0-170mph does seem consistent with 0-300km/hr claim.


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cosimo  3w

the f40 is a serious machine and not every idiot can extract 50% of its power.

this ferrari back when they were dead serious when planning to build a race car for the streets

none of the manufacturers can build a car such as the f40 and by todays standards with sticky tires and a slight bump in power, it sure will rape them all with a blink of an eye.

this beast in every gear it accelerates sooooo fast, that it's capable of hitting 62 mph in first gear and doubled on every upshift. the f40 lm could do 230 mph without a sweat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNLkHtfBcyw


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FastestLaps  3w

@hostboy Unfortunately that 0-300 time is from ancient times and doesn't have any references to source.


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Fastedee  3w

Anonymous but 0-170 mph comes from Car and Driver 0-60 from Road & Track


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hostboy  3w

Where does the 0-300 km/h time come from?


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Fastedee  3w

Even better than a next gen F40 would be the XKSS Treatment. Use the exact dimensions but lighter.materials like Carbon Fibre. Use the ABS from a 360 and raise the compression a bit as well as raising the boost slightly to increase horsepower to about 520 -530. Use new tires of slightly greater width. Even with the ABS it should weigh no more than 1300kg. It would be awesomely balanced without relying on enormous power. I don't know if Ferrari makes factory parts for their older models like Mercedes and Jaguar but they should


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Fastedee  3w

Sports Auto had an even harder time with an old school manual than a newer one.


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fakekillerfour  2m

change this car's power and torque to 478PS and 424 Ib-ft.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/ferrari-f40-archived-instrumented-test-review


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Good Gamer  9m

Ferrari F40 tsukuba battle
conditions damp
Lap time 1:06.46 (showed at 11:45)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XSmLpfhPcg


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fakekillerfour  1y

it would have been better to compare the f50 with the diablo GT and not the diablo SV.


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FastestLaps  1y

@AMG1 Those old BM Superbattles with F40, F50, Diablo, 993 GT2 etc. are something that I will always miss... I think BM played a role in creating the legend of F40 and the consequential huge price increase for F40 in used car market.


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Thiago_Lins  2y

REMEMBER:
AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT (02/1989)

0-60 kph_2.6 sec.
0-100 kph_4.6 sec.
0-120 kph_5.6 sec.
0-160 kph_8.1 sec.
0-180 kph_9.3 sec.
0-200 kph_11.0 sec.
1 km start_21.0 sec




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uptownfunker  2y

This car is very quick through a quartermile (for its age), but not THIS quick! I mean, 11.3? I don't know who came up with that number, but I surely found 11.8 (at 124.5mph) here....
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-comparison-tests/reviews/a18686/extreme-machines-ferrari-f40/

....and 12.1 (at 122) here:
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/ferrari-f40-archived-instrumented-test-review


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abcdeghi  2y

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3MDTcXGsjuo
in this video chris harris compares ferrari f40 and ferrari f50


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BR2+  2y

If anything, Ferrari is good at making V12s sound fantastic, There V8s are just Meh to me, Atleast moist of them.

Id also have an F50 over an F40 Hands down, Its just so Raw! its like a dainte very sensative mans expensive version of a Viper.


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FastestLaps  2y

Agree 200% about the sound. Nothing sounds like 5 valve/cylinder Ferrari (F355, F50, 360 etc).


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phavyarden  2y

well, at the Suzuka battle, the F40 was much faster than the F50 in te hands of Kurosawa. But at straight line the F50 beat it :). Also, Chris Harris in one of his videos also said that the F40 is ceternly faster.
Still, the sound of the F50 is most beautiful song ever.


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FastestLaps  2y

In all Best Motoring races where were both F40 and F50 (and there ware not many, probably two or just one), F50 beat the F40.

I think the BM F50 had exhaust, but, it must be said, the F50 stock exhaust/tune is criminally restrictive.


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Mafalda  2y

@fatsestlaps
F40 Euro specs no-kat produces >500ps, if you're lucky or not.
F40 is surely faster in stranghit than the F50.
F40 100-260 Kph 15.5s
F50 Best ever 100-257 Kph 16.9s (Sport Auto Fr)


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BR2+  2y

...HUGELY underrated.

Also, Key word, "Probably"

That dude must be high as a mug with what he is saying.


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FastestLaps  2y

F40 or F50 would never beat modern Turbo S in a drag race, no matter what tyres you put them on or what road surface you choose.

Rule of thumb - if it has a stick shifter and clutch pedal, it probably cannot beat a 991 Turbo :D


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FastestLaps  2y

F40 produced 500 horsepower only when you've been lucky - have been flooring it for a few consecutive seconds.

Turbo lag is a horrible thing.

I agree that F40 probably is as fast as f50 in straight line, and is underrated in terms of official power figures.

But when I say F50 is faster than F40, I am talking about track.


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BR2+  2y

...What the hell does that even mean?..


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uptownfunker  2y

Don't let the high-11-low-12-sec times fool you! If the F40 was tested by a magazine today it would even beat the new 911 Turbo S, which did a 10.6 at 130 miles an hour.


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saxy  2y

the F40 was probably faster than the F50 because the F40 actually produced over 500hp, had more torque than the F50, and probably was lighter too.


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FastestLaps  2y

I am, of course, biased, because F50 is my favorite car.


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FastestLaps  2y

F40 is not faster than F50. At least I don't believe it is.

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