Introduced in 1989, the F40 was created to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary, hence the name. It replaced the limited production 288GTO as the firm's top performance road car and although plans called for just 400 to be built, demand was so high that 1,311 were constructed before the model was discontinued.
Its double overhead cam engine was equipped with twin turbochargers and produced an astounding 478 horsepower. The chassis was fabricated from specially bonded Kevlar and carbon fiber, which kept weight to a low 2,646 pounds.
The combination of low weight and a powerful engine gave the F40 an exceptionally high top speed of 201 miles per hour and enabled the car to accelerate from 0-60 in a mere 3.8 seconds.
Source: Peterson Automotive Museum