40 Ferrari F40s celebrate the car’s 20th birthday in 2007
Just as they did for the F40’s 20th birthday back in 2007, F40 owners from all over the globe will descend upon the British race track, with their cars in tow, to attend this year’s Silverstone Classic taking place between July 20 and 22.
The last time a total of 40 F40s were present and this year the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain is hoping to beat that record.
“Our original aim was to get at least 25 of these Ferraris together and, as I have contacted owners, I have been gratified that so many want to be part of the celebration--so much so that we now have more than 50 F40s registered for the event with more still to come!” reported Nigel Chiltern-Hunt, the club’s coordinator and an F40 owner himself.
First introduced in 1987 to honor Ferrari’s 40th anniversary, the mid-engined F40 was the final car commissioned by the Prancing Horse’s legendary founder Enzo Ferrari. As such, it was specifically designed to serve as a dramatic and lasting testament to his track-developed, high performance supercar ethos.
The car was built for only two years and during its heyday it was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive model ever sold by Ferrari. A total of 1,315 examples were built and most are believed to be still in existence.
Stay tuned for photos of the record gathering once the Silverstone Classic kicks off this July.