This paper car is a Ferrari F40, a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door coupé sports car produced by Ferrari from 1987 to 1992 as the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, the paper model was created by oniya. At the time it was the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car that Ferrari sold to the public.
Power came from an enlarged, 2.9 L (2936 cc) version of the GTO's twin IHI turbocharged V8 developing 478 PS (352 kW; 471 hp) under 110 kPa (16 psi) of boost. The F40 did without a catalytic converter until 1990 when US regulations made them a requirement for emissions control reasons. The flanking exhaust pipes guide exhaust gases from each bank of cylinders while the central pipe guides gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers.
The suspension setup was similar to the GTO's double wishbone setup, though many parts were upgraded and settings were changed; the unusually low ground clearance prompted Ferrari to include the ability to raise the vehicle's ground clearance when necessary.
The F40 was designed with aerodynamics in mind. For speed the car relied more on its shape than its power. Frontal area was reduced, and airflow greatly smoothed, but stability rather than terminal velocity was a primary concern. So too was cooling as the forced induction engine generated a great deal of heat. In consequence, the car was somewhat like an open-wheel racing car with a body. It had a partial undertray to smooth airflow beneath the radiator, front section, and the cabin, and a second one with diffusers behind the motor, but the engine bay was not sealed. Nonetheless, the F40 had an impressively low Cd of 0.34 with lift controlled by its spoilers and wing.
The body was an entirely new design by Pininfarina featuring panels made of kevlar, carbon fiber, and aluminum for strength and low weight, and intense aerodynamic testing was employed. Weight was further minimized through the use of a plastic windshield and windows. Although the cars did have air conditioning, no carpets, sound system, or door handles were installed. The first 50 cars produced had sliding Lexan windows, while later cars were fitted with normal windows that could be rolled down.
The F40's light weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) and high power output of 478 PS (352 kW; 471 hp) at 7000 rpm gave the vehicle tremendous performance potential. Road tests have produced 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) times as low as 3.8 seconds (while the track only version came in at 3.2 seconds), with 0–160 km/h (0–99 mph) in 7.6 seconds and 0–200 km/h (0–120 mph) in 11 seconds giving the F40 a slight advantage in acceleration over the Porsche 959, its primary competitor at the time.
The F40 was the first road legal production car to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) barrier. From its introduction in 1987 until 1989 its only competitors were the Porsche 959 and the 1988 Lamborghini Countach, it held the record as the world's fastest production car, with a top speed of 201.4 mph (324 km/h). During the 2006 Bonneville Speed Week, Amir Rosenbaum of Spectre Performance managed to take his F40 with small boost and air intake modifications to 226 miles per hour (364 km/h). [Source: wiki]
- Top speed: 324 km/h (201 mph)
- 0–100 km/h: 4.1 sec
- 0–400 m: 11.9 sec
- 0–1000 m: 20.9 sec
- Type: rear, longitudinal, 90° V8
- Bore/stroke: 82 x 69.5 mm
- Unitary displacement: 367.03 cc
- Total displacement: 2936.25 cc
- Compression ratio: 7.7 : 1
- Maximum power: 351.5 kW (478 hp) at 7000 rpm
- Power per litre: 163 horsepower/l
- Maximum torque: 577 Nm (58.8 kgm) (425 lb-ft) at 4000 rpm
- Valve actuation: twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
- Fuel feed: Weber-Marelli electronic injection, twin turbos
- Ignition: Weber-Marelli electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
- Lubrication: dry sump
- Clutch: twin-plate
- Type: two-seater berlinetta
- Length: 4358 mm
- Width: 1970 mm
- Height: 1123 mm
- Wheelbase: 2450 mm
- Front track: 1594 mm
- Rear track: 1606 mm
- Weight: 1100 kg (dry)
- Weight: 1352 kg
- Frame: tubular steel and composites
- Front suspension: independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
- Rear suspension: independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
- Brakes: discs
- Transmission: 5-speed + reverse
- Steering: rack-and-pinion
- Fuel tank: capacity 120 litres
- Front tyres: 235/45 ZR 17 or 245/40 ZR 17
- Rear tyres: 335/35 ZR 17