This summer at Silverstone Classic event Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the great Ferrari F40 with a world record gathering.
Ferrari F40 is unanimously known as the king of all super cars because of its raw simplicity and massive power. It does not have any sort of comfort or luxury features, it doesn’t even have carpets or door handles, and yet it had a base price of £300,000 when it was launched back in 87. These days a good one of these has a seven-digit price tag.
They made 1315 units of it between 987 and 1992. The 2012 Silverstone Classic will feature at least 50. Five years go 40 Ferrari F40s turned up at the event celebrating the car’s 20th birthday.
“Our original aim was to get at least 25 of these Ferraris together and, as I have contacted owners, I have been gratified that so many want to be part of the celebration – so much so that we now have more than 50 F40s registered for the event with more still to come!” reported Nigel Chiltern-Hunt, the club’s co-ordinator for this anniversary gathering and himself the owner of one of these most loved and admired of all Ferraris. “A parade of those F40s present is planned for the Sunday and it undoubtedly will be the largest gathering of F40s ever seen anywhere in the world and will certainly beat the club’s own previous record of 40 F40s seen at the Silverstone Classic in 2007.”
2012 Silverstone Classic will also feature a host of other car clubs, and events like 50thbirthday celebrations for the AC Cobra, Lotus Elan and MGB plus the UK’s first BMW Z-Fest to mark 60 years of the BMW Car Club GB.