Nigel Mansell’s former supercar, this impressive Ferrari F40, has recently found a new owner who had to pay approximately 690,000 EUR before taking it home.
The newest owner of a Ferrari F40 which used to belong to Nigel Mansell is an unidentified telephone bidder who paid 690,000 EUR during the Bonhams auction event, at Knokkle-Le-Zoute, Belgium.
“We’ve enjoyed another great sale at Zoute, achieving nearly double last year’s total. Ferraris continue to excel, taking pole position as top lot, with Nigel Mansell’s F40 achieving €690,000 (£543,375) to a telephone bidder, and a 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 Berlinetta selling at €287,500 (£226,406)”, said the head of Continental European Motoring department, Philip Kantor.
The Ferrari F40 is one of the most appreciated supercars ever to have been produced. The model has been put together in Maranello, Italy, between 1987 and 1992, in just 1,315 units. It was offered in a two-door coupe body style, with a mid-engine and a rear-wheel drive layout. Power to the supercar was being provided by a 2.9 liter turbocharged V8 engine, which was capable of producing no less than 471 HP (352 kW), which was enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 3.8 seconds. The F40 was the first road legal production car to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) barrier.