The latest episode of EVO features a drive through the Swiss Alps in a Rosso Corsa Ferrari F40 being driven by Henry Catchpole. This video maintains a focus on featuring the aspects of the Prancing Horse and how the F40 handles the twisting turns of the Alps versus the more traditional supercar video that uses helicopter views of sweeping landscapes. The turn from the traditional approach to cinematography creates a fresh perspective and definitely maintains a focus on the car. Catchpole integrates seamless commentary about the quirks of the Ferrari F40 along with funny stories that he has experienced with the supercar.
The criterion for purchasing a LaFerrari is rather strict to begin with. One of the prerequisites requires that all applicants have previously purchased two Ferraris new from the dealership, and owned six Ferraris in total over the past ten years. So it is not a surprise that real estate mogul Jon Hunt has a Ferrari 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo in his collection. What is a surprise is that when the call came from the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Hunt decided to use his friends and family to help him drive his entire Ferrari collection from London to Modena to pick up the newest flagship vehicle from Ferrari.
The windshield less Ferrari one-off named after Pinifarina founder and CEO, Sergio Pinifarina is on display at the Berkeley Hotel Ferrari showroom. The Sergio is a concept made off of the platform of the Ferrari 458 and carries a 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine capable of producing 570 horsepower. The Sergio launches from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph.
Sergio Pinifarina had a long standing relationship with Ferrari and was personally involved in the creation and design of the Ferrari 360, 328 and the F40. In addition to his work with Ferrari, Pininfarina also was involved in the creation of the Cadillac Allante, Benley Azure, and the Maserati Quattroporte. Sergio Pininfarina died in 2012 at the age of 85.
Celebrity auctions are always exciting; people just love owning a piece of Hollywood/Rock N Roll history. Auctions America has announced that they will be auctioning off Rod Stewarts impeccable Ferrari F40 during its Burbank event. Stewart’s F40 is chassis #60 of just 213 US-spec examples ever produced. This particular vehicle has less than 7,900 miles on the odometer along with carbon fiber seats. The F40 is expected to bring in well over a million dollars at auction.
There are many reasons why those who are lucky enough to own a Ferrari F40 choose to pamper their supercar versus subjecting Enzo Ferrari’s final legacy to all the punishment and potential hazards that come with performing elaborate burnouts and drag racing. For starters, only 1,315 units were produced making those that have survived extremely valuable. Expect to pay well over $1 million to own one today. This sort of rarity matched with such a large price tag is more likely to cause owners of these fine machines to be extremely careful and fearful that something bad could happen.
Such is not the case for this beautiful yellow Ferrari F40 that was recently scene doing doughnuts after drag racing against a white Porsche 911 Turbo. Hats-off to all the Ferrari owners out there that aren’t afraid to get their limited-edition million dollar supercars a little dirty.