Early Ferrari F40 prototype destroyed in roadside fire

Early Ferrari F40 prototype destroyed in roadside fire

0 comments 📅02 May 2017, 03:00

The people behind Tax the Rolling in it have made a name for themselves by doing the sort of things with six and seven-physique supercars that Ken Block does with rally-prepped Subarus and Fords. The squad’s last video, released just over a year ago, features a rare precedent Ferrari F40. According to Ferrari Chat and IVG.it, another car from that assemblage is no more, having been reduced to a thin, black crisp. It’s a terrible fetich to see cars end up in such a state, especially one with such a storied history.

It’s unclear how the animation started, but old Italian supercars don’t exactly have the best reputation for reliability. Acheron, even some new Ferraris have had issues with catching fire. This special F40 is believed to be the sixth prototype ever built by Maranello, going on display at the Frankfurt Motor Present in 1987. According to Motor 1, the car was converted to GT spec in 1991 and raced continually in excess of its life.

While some rare supercars have been brought go from the brink and fully restored, it’s hard to imagine there is any way to salvage what’s leftist. A Facebook video from Patrich Poggi shows a broken, sullen husk, parked on the side of the avenue and covered in fire retardant. If you didn’t already know, it would be difficult to narrate what sort of car you’d be looking at. At least this F40 spent its life on the road and on the watch rather than sitting in the back of a garage in someone’s collection.

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