The F40 of the Mercedes Formula 1 boss is up for grabs.
Apparently, a big player at Mercedes has a soft spot for the Prancing Horse.
Toto Wolff, CEO of the “Mercedes-AMG Petronas” F1 Team, has decided to part with his own “Ferrari F40”. The immaculate red car that rolled off the assembly line in 1990 went on sale at UK dealer Tom Hartley JNR.
The F40 is considered by many to be the ultimate road Ferrari. Developed in 1987 as the successor to the 288 GTO, the sleek mid-engined Berlinetta was built to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V-8, the F40 could produce 471 hp and 577 Nm of torque. The car also offered an impressive 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds. As a result, it was the most powerful (and most expensive) Prancihttps://robbreport.com/motors/cars/ferrari-f40-ceo-mercedes-f1-team-1234797917/ng horse of the era.
Only 400 F40s were originally supposed to be built, but demand saw a total of 1,315 on the roads. This particular example (VIN 087007) is one of just 27 examples originally delivered to Spain, according to Tom Hartley JNR.
Provenance and pedigree aside, chassis no. 087007 appears to be in mint condition. In fact, the coupe has only driven 3,440 miles from new. “This car was used sparingly during Toto’s ownership, perhaps because he did not want to be seen driving a Ferrari in his spare time when his main job is making sure he beats them on the track,” the dealer said in an instruction.
To top it off, the four-wheeler recently underwent a “complete overhaul” by the restoration experts at Italy’s Autofficina Bonini Carlo Srl. As might be expected, it has also received its Ferrari “Red Book” Classiche certification, which certifies the original chassis, body panels, engine and gearbox.
The dealer did not name a price, but it should be in the seven-digit range. F40s typically fetch between $2 million and $2.43 million per auction per sale. This Prancing Horse will likely be on the higher end of that scale given its condition and connection to Wolff.