1987 Ferrari F40

The F40 is an automobile from Ferrari, with rear wheel drive, a mid positioned engine and a Pininfarina-designed 2 door coupé body style. Its 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.9 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 471 bhp (478 PS/351 kW) at 7000 rpm and 577 Nm (426 lbft/58.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. It features dry sump-type lubrication. A 5 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the wheels. The quoted kerb weight is 1100 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 324 km/h or 201 mph, quoted fuel consumption is 8.6/9.7/19.2 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.

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Key facts

1987 Ferrari F40 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4430 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2936 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
478 PS / 471 bhp / 351 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
577 Nm / 426 ft.lb / 58.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 3.8 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.1 s
How fast?
324 km/h, 201 mph
How economical?
8.6/9.7/19.2 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

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1987 Ferrari F40 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2451 mm 96.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1595 mm 62.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1610 mm 63.4 inches
Length 4430 mm 174.4 inches
Width 1989 mm 78.3 inches
Height 1130 mm 44.5 inches
Ground clearance 125 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 120 litres 26.4 UK Gal 31.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.34
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code F120 A000
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 2.9 litre
2936 cc
(179.166 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 69.5 mm
3.23 × 2.74 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
478 PS (471 bhp) (351 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
160.4 bhp/litre
2.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
577 Nm (426 ft·lb) (58.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
196.53 Nm/litre
2.38 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction light-alloy head & block
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 7.7:1
Fuel system Marelli-Weber fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2469.6 kPa (358.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 367 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 2 IHI RHB 53LW turbochargers
Intercooler 2
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 3.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.1 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 7.80 s
Standing quarter-mile 11.6 s
Standing kilometre 21 s
@ 270 km/h
Maximum speed 324 km/h (201 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 434.13 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
319.3 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
428.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.19 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 3.13 kg/kW
5.23 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.6/9.7/19.2 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km8.6/9.7/19.2 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre11.6/10.3/5.2 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG32.8/29.1/14.7 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG27.4/24.2/12.3 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 369.11 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.60 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.
Rear suspension I.DW.CS.
Wheel size front 8 x 17
Wheel size rear 13 x 17
Tyres front 245/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear 335/35 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 330 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID27247
Production total 1311
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1987 Ferrari F40 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.