Gathering of Ferrari F40s at Silverstone
Posted on , by Nick Preston
The last time Silverstone held a similar gathering to this was in 2007, where 40 F40s showed up setting a new world record. They’re hoping to smash that record this July.
The flock of F40s is being organised by the Ferrari Owner’s Club of Great britain.
The Clubs Co-Ordinator, Nigel Chiltern-Hunt says:
Our original aim was to get at least 25 of these Ferraris together and, as I have contacted owners, I have been gratified that so many want to be part of the celebration – so much so that we now have more than 50 F40s registered for the event with more still to come!
The F40 was initially designed to commemorate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary, and was the last car to be officially commissioned by the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. With a super lightweight body by Pininfarina (plastic windows and kevlar/carbin fiber panels) and a twin-turbocharged V8 pushing out close to 500bhp, it’s no surprise that the F40 was the first production car to hit speeds of 200mph. It’s quite a rare car with only 1,315 ever built between the years of 1987 through to 1992. With a price tag of just under $400,000 the F40 was obviously a limited edition model.
Silverstone is the perfect place for Ferrari to be celebrating this important milestone in the incredible F40’s history.
It was, of course, at Silverstone in 1951 that Ferrari achieved its first grand prix win and, since then, the circuit has witnessed countless more Ferrari victories, most recently when Fernando Alonso won last year’s British Grand Prix. With such a rich sporting history, it’s no surprise that so many fabulous Ferraris star in many of the major races staged at the Silverstone Classic.
Now the promise of a record number of Ferrari F40s lining up on the infield is another major attraction. It’s a truly mouth-watering prospect that no supercar enthusiast will want to miss.
If your not keen on Ferraris don’t worry! There will be lots of other classic cars on display making this show one not to be missed.