Ferrari F40 Engine Goes On Sale
Slideshow: We have all dreamed of owning an F40, but for one lucky buyer it was a hefty payment to get one of the defining components of this supercar.
The Business End
A glorious blend of mechanical systems and Italian charisma, the F40 was defined by it’s V8 in the 1990s with a fervor that swept the automotive industry. It produced a groundbreaking 471 horsepower from a peaky 2.9L twin-turbo V8 that was characterized by turbo lag that made it a car best suited to experts. Weight in the U.S. was 2,980lbs which provided a serious power to weight ratio.
The Engine In Question
At a closing price of $88,040, this engine makes other swaps look like chump change. It’s a serious bit of kit that holds as much of a legendary status as the car that it powered. Getting a hold of one of these engines is almost impossible and if you have to go through a dealership you can bet the cost would be hundreds of thousands.
While some of the components on this car like the crankshaft and pistons are used items there are other pieces that have been modified. Of the list, one particular mod that may catch your eye is a larger set of valves as well as an intake manifold that has been tuned to accept larger injectors. Spare parts included intercoolers, turbos, and even pistons. Talk about a come up!
This isn’t your buddy’s crate engine as all the components are disassembled before the engine was sold. Whoever bought this better be handy with assembly or know someone who does work on the cheap, because wrench time on one of these bad boys isn’t going to be cheap.
This engine represents a chance to own one of the greatest beating hearts that ever powered a prancing horse. Earning a place in history isn’t easy to do for any car which makes owning a piece of it even rarer. Hopefully, the owner puts it in something ultra custom that honors the purpose behind the original F40: pure speed. Hope you enjoyed drooling over this engine as much as we did.