The Ferrari F40 is the CSR2 Milestone Car of Season 7. The F40 is not one of the fastest Cars in Tier 4.
Ferrari F40 specifications
The real Ferrari
The F40 was the fastest Ferrari of its time, easily outperforming both the 288 GTO and the more recent 512 TR. And for a road car it was almost too bad. So it was no surprise that Ferrari once again brought Giuliano Michelotto on board in 1987 to upgrade the F40 for the race track, more precisely the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Michelotto’s racetrack version was named “F40 LM”, which was the obvious choice.
Optically and technically clearly a further development of the 288 GTO Evoluzione. Although the chassis still consists of the proven steel frame structure, all components that were still made of sheet steel in the 288 GTO were replaced by Kevlar and carbon in the F40. With an unladen weight of just 1,220 kilos, the F40 was thus an impressive 350 kilos lighter than its current toughest competitor, the Porsche 959.
Pininfarina dressed the race horse in an aggressively elegant body according to the latest aerodynamic findings. The short nose has a spoiler below the three air intakes. Two aerodynamically optimized lines supply the air conditioning system with fresh air. The driver’s cab sits compactly between the low front cowling and the spacious engine compartment at the rear. The heart of the F40, a 90-degree V8 mounted longitudinally in the rear, beats openly visible under the large, slit Plexiglas rear window.
What was the driving performance of the Ferrari
At 2,936 cubic meters, the V8 is slightly larger than the 288, the cylinders have been bored out from 80 to 82 millimeters while the stroke has been shortened from 71 to 69.5. The cylinder heads have four valves per cylinder with two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. With a compression ratio of 7.7:1, the F40 delivered an impressive 478 hp at 7,000 rpm. The top speed at the time was an astronomical 324 km/h and the car accelerated from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Even the four-wheel drive 959, which had just before made the headlines with its – for a road car – fabulous 450 HP, could not keep up.
The CSR2 F40
The F40 can fit 98 Fusion parts, so far nothing special. The Ferrari should run 10.548s.
|Milestone Car||Season 7|
|Duality Cup||Season 115|
Ferrari F40 tune and shift pattern
|NOS||244 / 4.6|
|Tires||1 / 99|
|Wining shift pattern||Perfect start, perfect 2nd and NOS, rest perfect shifts (stay in 4th)|