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Ferrari F40 to celebrate 25th birthday this summer

To celebrate 25 years since the birth of the Ferrari F40 a world record gathering has been scheduled to take place in the UK at the Silverstone racetrack this summer. The Ferrari F40 parade at Silverstone Classic is organized by the Ferrari Owners Club and is expected to host at least 50 Ferrari F40s. This will break the record of 40 Ferrari F40s at the last Silverstone Classic in 2007 to celebrate the car's 20th birthday.

The Ferrari F40 was produced from 1987 to 1992 under Enzo Ferrari in order to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary. The F40 was light years ahead of its time using revolutionary performance enhancing technology. Pushing the limits the car used carbon fiber, aluminum and Kevlar panels to achieve an ultra light weight design (only 2,425lbs). The power plant of the Ferrari F40 is a twin turbo charged V8 producing 478hp launching the car to a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. The F40 was also the first production car to break the 200 mph barrier. With these numbers it's no doubt that Ferrari F40 still remains one of the top supercars of all time.

The Silverstone Classic will take place between July 20-22, 2012. For more information on the Silverstone Classic and the Ferrari F40 parade you can visit their official website by clicking here.

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