Ferrari’s legendary poster icon, the F40, has topped a poll to find out the best 10 supercars of all time, carried out by the organisers of The Fast Car Festival.
The F40, built to commemorate the brand’s 40th anniversary in 1988, was the last model to be signed off by company founder Enzo Ferrari himself before his death.
It was, at the time, the fastest car in the world, and was said to be the closest thing possible to an F1 car for the road. It was also a sensational looking machine, and still is.
The F40 was crowned the top supercar in the survey, carried out through June 2016, taking 18 per cent of the total vote. The closest runners-up were the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren F1.
The top 10 supercars of all time were:
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Ferrari La Ferrari
The Ferrari F40 is said to be the first supercar of its type, every supercar/hyper we have today from the McLaren P1 the LaFerrari can trace its inspirations back to the F40.
Ferrari initially planned to make 400 units however demand was so high that they decided to increase production to 1,311.
The F40 was powered by a 2.9-litre V8 twin-turbo which developed 478bhp and was the last car to be overseen by the company’s legendary founder, Enzo Ferrari.
When the F40 launched in 1987 it cost £187,000, that’s around £400,000 in to today’s money.
At launch demand was so hot that new owners were selling on their cars for a £350,00 premium.
Today a used Ferrari F40 is still in demand and that means you can expect to pay at least £800,000 GBP for a decent example.