One of the Big Five will go under the hammer soon, and it is an F40 made in 1992. The auction house estimates it to be one of only 60 US-spec cars made that year and one of 213 in total destined for our market. It boasts matching numbers, comes with the original documentation and tool kit, and has 9,487 miles (15,267 km) under its belt.
The last Ferrari model approved by Enzo himself features a 2.9-liter V8 engine assisted by two turbochargers. Back in the day, it produced 471 horsepower (478 ps/352 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 426 pound-feet (577 Nm) of torque available at 4,000 rpm. That might not mean much by modern standards, but don't forget that the F40 was developed in the '80s, a few years before the legendary McLaren F1 came out.
Finished in red and fitted with a red and black interior, this particular F40 looks as good as it did over three decades ago when it first saw the light of day at the Maranello factory in Italy. Mecum is advertising the classic supercar for their Glendale 2024 auction in Arizona, which will be hosted between March 5 and 9. Therefore, you have some three months left to decide if you plan on buying it, yet if you can afford it, you should go for it in a heartbeat.
Speaking of which, if you had several million dollars lying around, would you choose the F40 or some other blue-blooded exotic? You should also know that a barely-driven Bugatti Chiron costs about as much, and so the Pagani Huayra, Koenigsegg Jesko, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, and McLaren P1 GTR, to name but some that deserve to sit in any supercar collection.