It’s a tragic day for Ferrari fans and any car enthusiasts as another ultra-rare F40 has met its death in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. Just after 2:00pm EST at the intersection of Rowntree Dairy Road and Auto Park Circle (only 100 meters from the AMF office), this iconic supercar and a Dodge Dart collided. According to our contacts at the nearby auto mall, the Dodge Dart ran a red light and nailed the priceless Ferrari which was piloted by technician from Ferrari of Ontario returning from a post-service test drive in the neighborhood.
For those unaware of what this 40th anniversary edition is all about, here’s a simple history lesson. Between 1987 and 1992, the Maranello automaker released the F40 to the world with an estimated 1,315 ever built and a price tag of approximately $400,000 USD – equivalent to $843,616 USD today. As the story goes, this was the last model to come out of the Maranello, Italy factory approved by the godfather himself Enzo Ferrari. At such time, the F40 was the most powerful and expensive creation offered and to no surprise it quickly became the Holy Grail for petrol junkies. It was a purpose-built race car for the road with a 2.9-liter V8 with twin turbochargers strapped on producing 478 horsepower @ 7000 rpm good for 0-62 mph in just 3.8-seconds! Currently there are ten known Ferrari F40s in Canada with one of the most pristine in the collection of Remo Ferri, another well known one is owned by a Woodbridge-based businessman – sadly, this could make it nine in existence.
By the looks of it, the Ferrari F40 might be salvageable considering that the folks at Gas Monkey Garage completely overhauled a similarly damaged one just months ago. The Gas Monkey black F40 after all the repairs and tweaks was still able to fetch $742,500 at Barret-Jackson. As for the Dodge Dart – does it really matter? Thankfully no one was seriously hurt, but ironically it could be said that the Dart hit the bulls-eye. Two things are for certain, the owner of the Dodge will probably never have vehicle insurance again after the substantial payout and that another legendary car has potentially met its demise in the most tragic of ways. It truly is a sad day.