We’ve probably written about the Ferrari F40 too often, but that’s good because the Italian supercar is a true legend. As well as being included in Hussein’s infamous exotic car collection, the F40 is a supercar that has left its mark among car enthusiasts – a lot of credit has to be given to its iconic styling and incredible performance during the race. its launch.
But how does the F40 fare against a more modern Ferrari, according to the 488 Pista Spider? Lovecars, along with its presenter Tiff Needell, needed to inquire, so they made it up on the embedded video at the top. Besides, nothing like a veteran at the helm of a 30-year-old supercar.
Despite the decades-long gap between the two cars, the power plants that reside behind the seats of these two cars aren’t much different. Both powered by a V8, the 488 Pista carrying a larger 3.9-liter engine while the F40 achieves it with its 2.9-liter. Both engines are boosted by twin turbos, but the F40 wants the driver to bring back its own gears with a five-speed manual transmission.
Of course, the 488 Pista is much more powerful, producing 710 horsepower (530 kilowatts) and 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. The F40, on the other hand, produces 471 horsepower (352 kW) and 426 lb-ft (577 Nm) of respectable twist.
In terms of mass, the Pista Spider is a bit heavier than the F40 by over a hundred kilograms. As you can see, the numbers favor the 488 Pista while the F40 doesn’t lag too far considering the age gap between the cars. But how is the gap in a drag race?
Watch the video at the top and let us know what you think in the comments section below.