Ferrari F40 US-Spec 

  • $415k built in Italy
  • 1990
  • 515 HP 2.9L
  • 201 mph
To deal with the heat of the catalytic converters, exhuast cooling injection was fitted as well as large heat screens that protected the large lexan engine cover.
In the late 1980s Ferrari spent considerable time and money to federalize the F40 for sales in the USA.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari F40 US-Spec


F40 US-Spec
3.8 s

Top speed

F40 US-Spec
201 mph
Supra Turbo
156 mph
Impreza WRX STI
158 mph


F40 US-Spec
8 s
Supra Turbo
12.3 s

1/4 mile

F40 US-Spec
11.8 s
Supra Turbo
13.7 s

Data points Key details of the Ferrari F40 US-Spec


F40 US-Spec
R390 GT1


F40 US-Spec
515 HP

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Ferrari F40 US-Spec
In meeting the strict emissions regulations, the F40 was equipped with metal catalytic converters which necessitated new cam timing and Weber-Marelli electronic management.
Furthermore, behind the bumpers Ferrari extensively modified the supporting box-structures and used new designs of deformable Hytrel absorbing elements that attached to the subframes.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Price $415,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1990
Highest auction price 1990 Ferrari F40, $753k, August 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 515 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 424 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,936 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.74 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 201 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.8 s
0-100mph 8 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.77:1
  2. 2: 1.71:1
  3. 3: 1.23:1
  4. 4: 0.96:1
  5. 5: 0.77:1
Axle ratio 2.9:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 203
Rear wheels 432/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,977 lb
Width 78 in
Height 44.5 in
Length 174.4 in
Front track width 62.8 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
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