Ferrari F40

By Porter Press

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A comprehensive look at one of Ferrari’s greatest and most revered cars – the F40

The Ferrari F40 wowed the motoring world when first unveiled in June 1987. The model took its name from the ‘F’ of Ferrari and ‘40’ as a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ferrari car production.

Customers could have an F40 in any colour they liked, as long as it was red! It was fast, radical in appearance, and bereft of interior appointments, with a totally minimalist approach and extensive use of composite components in its construction, with a 478bhp, twin-turbo, 2,963cc, 90° V8 engine.

Competition examples competed successfully in top-level national and international racing from 1989 to 1996.

This lavishly produced book, covering every aspect of the F40 in-depth, is essential reading for all motoring enthusiasts.

Key Points

  • Lavish production, large-format, and extensively illustrated with over 400 images, including factory production, racing and ‘under-the-skin’ imagery showing the car’s componentry.
  • Fascinating and authoritative text from Ferrari marque expert Keith Bluemel.
  • Appendices covering production data, specifications and the full racing history of the F40, event-by-event, and chassis-by-chassis.
  • Interviews with Nicola Materazzi, widely regarded as the father of the F40, and Dario Benuzzi, Ferrari’s F40 development driver.
  • Comprehensive chapters covering Ferrari’s roots, the F40’s ancestry, design and production; under the skin of the F40; the F40 racing story and owning and running an F40 today.


300mm x 300mm | Jacketed hardback | 240 pages | Over 400 illustrations | ISBN: 978-1-913089-42-9 | Publisher: Porter Press International | Publication date: September 2022 | Author: Keith Bluemel

The Author

Keith Bluemel started writing about Ferrari in 1980 and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the marque. In addition to writing a number of Ferrari-themed books, he is a contributor to leading Ferrari magazines around the world. Keith is a life member of the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain and is a Ferrari concours judge. He has been a Ferrari class judge at numerous concours, including Concorso Italiano, the Winter Park Concours, Concours on the Avenue (Carmel), Pebble Beach, Salon Privé and the Ferrari factory’s 60th and 70th anniversary Concorso d’Eleganzas in 2007 and 2017. He is also a member of The International Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile (IAC/PFA).



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