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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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hostboy  5m ago

Why would you want to compare a GT500 or a Hellcat to this spectacular twin-turbo track beast? Not even those beat icons like an F40 on the track.


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hostboy  5m ago

I don't believe it could hit 133 mph in the quarter-mile. The slow 0-62 of 4.6 and fast 0-124 time of 11 flat were from a long-geared version of this car. It could hit 75 in first gear and 125 in second. I know a lot about the AMS test between the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959. But with the normal gear ratio, it would never go from 100-200 km/h in the same time as a McLaren F1 (which does it in 6.3-6.4, just like that F40, but maybe less than 6 if it hit 60 mph instead of 62 in first).


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Mafalda  10m ago

0-300 exist!" from AMuS ! It's about 32.0s
From volume "Ferrai F40 mit fotos von Wolfgang Wilhelm "


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hostboy  1y ago

0-30 mph: 1.6 s
0-40 mph: 2.2 s
0-50 mph: 2.8 s
0-70 mph: 4.6 s
0-80 mph: 5.4 s
0-90 mph: 6.7 s
http://up.autotitre.com/a0639a50cd.jpg (Road & Track 10/1991)

0-100 mph: 7.7 s
1/4-mile: 11.7 s/126.5
http://up.autotitre.com/d703120a36.jpg (Road & Track)

0-100 km/h: 3.9 s
0-160 km/h: 7.8 s
0-1000 m: 19.9 s
http://i.imgur.com/QLKzkuI.jpg (Fast Lane 8/1997)


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cosimo  1y ago

550x800m


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Fastedee  1y ago

Funny this has way more laps than many contempories or even the later F1. Something changed at Ferrari


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cosimo  1y ago

 


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Freakz  1y ago

FERRARI F40 VS 2JZ SWAPPED FORD CAPRI:

 


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Freakz  1y ago

F40 LM Massive POWER LAUNCH & Sounds at Goodwood!

 


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cosimo  1y ago

 


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Fastedee  2y ago

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


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Fastedee  2y ago

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


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cosimo  2y ago

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.

 


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FastestLaps  2y ago

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


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Fastedee  2y ago

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


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hostboy  2y ago

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


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Fastedee  2y ago

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  2y ago

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


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fakekillerfour  2y ago

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  3y ago

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  3y ago

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


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FastestLaps  3y ago

@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  4y ago

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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AMG1  4y ago

 


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AMG1  4y ago

It's the Super Battle 2000

 

 

 

 


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uptownfunker  4y ago

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  4y ago

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


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BR2+  4y ago

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  4y ago

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


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phavyarden  4y ago

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.