The F40 – still a winner

The F40, the last car launched by Enzo Ferrari before his death, received a major new plaudit this afternoon, a good 25 years after its debut as more than 20,000 readers of the highly-respected German car magazine, Motor Klassik, voted it Classic Car of 2013 in the 1980-1991 category.

“This award is a great honour for us because the F40 was a unique car that epitomised the Ferrari supercar myth in the 1980s,” commented Müller, head of Ferrari Central/East Europe. “It became an object of desire for collectors across the globe, and, to this day, enthusiasts and experts the world over regard it as one of the great iconic models in our history.”

The F40 took over the baton from the GTO, the first of the limited edition supercars whose ranks were recently swelled by the new LaFerrari. A total of 1,315 were built. Enthusiasts of all kinds can currently enjoy a first-hand experience of the Prancing Horse’s supercar history at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. The latter’s special “Ferrari Supercar. Technology. Design. Myth” exhibition features not just the GTO, the F40 and the LaFerrari but also the F50 and the Enzo, all protagonists in an extraordinary chapter in the Prancing Horse’s history.