I hear it all the time: “How hard is it to get in a car and just shoot an awesome video?” That’s because the very best car videos make it look easy, like someone hopped in some amazing machine and went drifting all day long—simple as that. But video shoots are incredibly complicated, time-consuming efforts, and that…
Is there anything cooler than Luke Huxham’s latest movie involving a Ferrari F40 with rally lights, a ski slope and some instant noodles by the campfire? No, there is not.
If someone can drive a manual Ferrari supercar in huge heels, you have no excuse not to learn on your buddy’s Honda.
This is the sixth Ferrari F40 prototype, upgraded to race car specifications. If you had it on your estate, I have no doubt in my mind that you’d take it out for a morning powerslide, too.
Nearly all 1,311 Ferrari F40s built between 1987 and 1992 went to their lucky owners from the factory with a stripped out interior and a Rosso Corsa paint job—except for a select few which did not.
You are very welcome.
Because where else can you see a blue Ferrari F40 casually parked on the grass in the campsite’s lot?
The F40, the F50, the Enzo, the LaFerrari. All were tested during their development by the same test driver. Now he returns to drive them all back-to-back.
Dodge recently put out a video claiming that their Charger Hellcat sledgehammered its way across 204 MPH. The Charger is a bit of a brick, and it's no surprise the car needs over 700 horsepower to hit that speed. Is there a more elegant way?
All 1,315 Ferrari F40s left the factory as left-hand drive cars with a Rosso Corsa paint job. Or at least that's what Ferrari told the public back in the day. But the Sultan of Brunei got a few with more changes than just the steering wheel.
Well, maybe I should make that drifting and offroading, perhaps.
There was a time before top-speed records and hybrids when driving a supercar meant more than piloting technology. You didn't just drive one of these machines, you tamed one. The Ferrari F40 was the one of the ultimate supercars of its time, and it can be yours for only $1.2 million dollars.
I would like to thank you, XCAR, for doing a video about the Ferrari F40 the right way: the first two minutes are almost entirely just the furious, delightful sound of the car going around a track. If that sound doesn't shake you out of your Monday doldrums, nothing can.
You know, I've done some cool stuff in my time as an auto writer. That Bugatti Veyron I drove in Austin? That was awesome. So was pitting that SCCA race with Matt and Travis at VIR last year. But everything I have done — and maybe everything I will do — pales in comparison to what Henry Catchpole at EVO just did.
Hey, kids! Wanna watch a Ferrari F40 drag race a tuned Ford GT and a Porsche 911 9FF? Of course you do, because those things are awesome.
John Pogson doesn't like traction control, fiddly electronics, or power steering. And that makes him the perfect vessel to keep the spirit of the Ferrari F40 alive.