Classics – Ferrari F40 shows who’s the boss on track [vintage video] image

The Ferrari F40 certainly stands up in the Pantheon of all-time greatest supercars, and this retro video is among the factors that contributed to the build of such a sterling reputation.

The F40 proved strong on the track at the time as well, and Duke Video decided to show us just how well the coupe could put its power to use on the track – via an amazing retro video as the F40 worked around “traffic” at Monza in the BPR Sportscar Series. According to the narration, the privateer F40 had a triumvirate of French, former Formula One drivers that showed the Ferrari monster would be a talented contestant – when it didn’t fail due to reliability issues.

The F40 is shown taking out Porsche 911s and even a McLaren F1 – though we also catch a glimpse of the aforementioned issues, with what sounds like gearbox problems – and the driver even expresses his feelings through gestures when telling the mechanics about the issue over the radio. Ferrari used the F40 as its halo car from 1987 to 1992 – they used a mid-mounted 2.9-liter biturbo V8 providing 471 horsepower (352 kilowatts) and 425 pound-feet (576 Newton-meters) of torque. The coupe was back then good for 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 201 mph (324 kilometers per hour).