The handling of the first prototypes was poor,” reveals Ferrari’s long-time test driver Dario Benuzzi who took part in the F40’s testing development

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Ferrari F40: Enzo's Final Car


The F40 was always going to be a car that was different from other Ferraris. It marked a huge milestone in the company’s history but it soon became obvious that it would also be his last.


It wasn’t long during the development phase of the legendary F40 that Enzo realized it would be his last and wanted the legendary F40 to be a “true Ferrari”.  The F40 was to be Enzo’s dying wish.


Journalists and imports the world over gathered in Maranello on a warm evening in July 1987 for a very special event.


The debut of the Ferrari F40 stunned its crowd before the room erupted in thunderous applause, remembers Ermanno Bonfiglioli who was head of Special Projects then and responsible for force-fed engines. [To be continued...]