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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 21: On this date in 1987 Enzo Ferrari revealed his final masterpiece, the F40

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Stood before a large audience of invited dignitaries, journalists and VIPs, Enzo Ferrari, aged 89, said: "A little more than a year ago, I expressed my wish to my engineers to build a car to be the best in the world. And that car is here."

The Ferrari F40 was born, and 27 years later, it remains one of the greatest super cars of all-time.
The machine was designed to commemorate Ferrari's 40th anniversary, not as a technologically advanced masterpiece -- such as Porsche's 959 -- but the purest expression of a raw, track-ready super car.
 
 The results, thanks in part to a stellar 478 hp 2.9-liter twin turbocharged V-8, were nothing short of sensational.
Enzo Ferrari died the following year in August 1988. The F40 was to be the final car launched by the man who created one of the most iconic brands this world has ever seen.
 
Watch the video below on the F40 and the man who raced it: