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This kit is another recent purchase which completes my GR C collection of kits. This Re Release kit comes in a black box as apposed to Tamiya's traditional white box. Even the Re Released versions are getting harder to come by. The Ferrari F40, is my all time favourite Ferrari supercars and what a car it is.
A little history :-
The F40 was the last car to be commissioned by Enzo before his death and the car debuted on Ferrari's 40th anniversary and what a car it was. The F40 was the first road legal production car to break the 200 mph (322 km/h) barrier. From its introduction in 1987 until 1989, it held the record as the world's fastest production car, with a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph). The F40 was publicly proven capable of its rated top speed in 1992 through an infamous incident in which a Japanese dealership owner proved the car's potential by filming himself touching its top speed on an expressway only to be arrested after he sold a videotape to an undercover policeman!!! A total of The factory never intended to race the F40, but the car saw competition as early as 1989 when it debuted in the Laguna Seca round of the IMSA, appearing in the GTO category, with a LM evolution model driven by Jean Alesi, finishing third to the two faster spaceframed four wheel drive Audi 90 and beating a host of other factory backed spaceframe specials that dominated the races. 1,315 F40s were produced between 1987 -1992 in standard guise and the LM Evoluzione versions.
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