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A Ferrari F40 in the Swiss Alps

by Paul Strauss

The Ferrari F40 is undeniably a classic. Produced from 1987 to 1992, the Berlinetta coupe is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged engine, which pushes out 471 horsepower. In this video, EVO writer Henry Catchpole had the opportunity to take this amazing car to an equally amazing location, through the twists, turns and heights of the Swiss Alps.

Despite its looks and power, Catchpole reminds us that the F40 isn’t an easy or comfortable car to drive, with extremely hard to push pedals, a tricky gearbox, and odd driving position, and tons of noise, it’s not a GT car by any stretch of the imagination. Of particular note is the car’s inability to really do much below 4,000 RPM, which we’re sure made going into some of those tricky hairpins a bit treacherous.

Regardless of how hard it is to drive, it’s a beautiful car in a beautiful location, and well worth a watch. What car would you want to drive if you could take the same route? We’re thinking we’d want to take the new Porsche 911 Targa, so we can take in the fresh air while at the same time not having to worry about running off the road.

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