An 80-year old businessman from Stuttgart, Germany, managed to crash an example of the Ferrari F40 last week, after driving the supercar close to the border with Switzerland, when he lost control and ended up hitting a tree.
The Ferrari F40 is one of the greatest supercars of all times but when you’re 80 years old you obviously don’t have the same reflexes as a 30-year old. Apparently this German businessman had forgotten his real age and after he pressed the gas pedal too hard he ended up “hugging” a tree. The only one who had to suffer from this crash was obviously the red supercar which might have actually made its last trip.
As a reminder, the Ferrari F40 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-door supercar which was made by Ferrari from 1987 until 1992, being the successor to the 288 GTO. The F40 was powered by a 2.9 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine which was developing a total output of 471 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The body of the Ferrari F40 was an entirely new design by Pininfarina, with panels made out of carbon fiber, Kevlar and aluminum, offering strength and low weight. The F40 could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds while the track only version could do it in 3.2 seconds. The supercar was the first road legal production car to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) barrier.