Here's What It's Like to Own a Blue Ferrari F40

Put money in, smiles come out, flames come out, epic noises come out, and that's it.

Sam Moores is with five cars in his garage: A Porsche GT3 RS, a Porsche Cayman GT4, an Audi RS3, a RadicalSR1 Cup and this blue Ferrari F40 from 1989.

I ran into 'F40 BLU' at back in March, and to say that it looks amazing is a serious understatement. As it turns out, the car was white before, but this isn't the . It's without the body kit, after it's been converted back to stock and repainted to perfection. It has a Tubi exhaust, no catalytic converters and standard shocks. That makes it bouncy and ridiculously loud.

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If I needed to sum up the ownership experience of this three decade old prototype based on what Sam can tell us about it, it would look like this:

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You lift off at any speed, and it will open fire even when you try to be sensible in the city. On the highway, it rides alright thanks to those tall Pirellis, but you can never trust the fuel gauge. Ground clearance is surprisingly good as long as you're willing to drive over bumps like a crab would, but none of that matters as long as it's just you, a gated manual and a lot of boost in a car that weighs nothing. And the F40 offers exactly that:

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Mine will be yellow.

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