The Ferrari F40 is one of the legendary cars of the Maranello-based company. When an example appears for sale, it always attracts the attention of collectors and reaches high figures, especially if it is related to a famous person. Such is the case with this 1990 Ferrari F40 that was owned by Alain Prost.
After winning his third Formula 1 championship title in 1989 as a Honda Marlboro McLaren team driver, Alain Prost moved to the Scuderia Ferrari team. On that occasion, Ferrari gave Prost this Ferrari F40 model. Interestingly, the champion never drove it, so he sold the car shortly after it was delivered to him.
In the meantime, the car has changed several owners, was registered in Jersey, and is currently located in France. The car was featured in the April 1997 issue of Motor Sport magazine in an article celebrating 50 years of Ferrari. It was completed in late 1989 in Rosso Corsa and built without catalytic converters or adjustable suspension, features that would come to mark later-production F40s.
The F40 is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 478 hp (356 kW) and 426 lb-ft (578 Nm) of torque. That’s enough power to push the car up to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 201 mph (323 km / h). Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The clock shows just under 2,900 miles at the time of cataloguing.
The auction will take place 10 – 12 May 2023 and the car is expected to reach a price of €2,500,000 – €3,000,000 EUR.
Source: RM Sotheby’s