Hagerty Insider recently proved Ferrari owners actually drive their cars, but surely this wasn’t what most have in mind? In a fortunate stroke of luck from the entertainment (not the insurance) gods, we hereby bear witness to a few mad lads who deemed it wise to unshackle a repressed million-pound machine, wheel it around a dirt track, and film it all for the world to see. Our underwriters remain in disbelief.
Before you ask the obvious question, yes, it is a genuine Ferrari F40 – a car worth as much as £1.18 million in concours condition, according to the Hagerty Price Guide. At least it is the real deal according to the DVLA’s MOT database. (Interestingly, it failed its MOT in July, 2018, for a missing front number plate. Was it knocked off during a previous drift session, or just left off because it looks better that way…?)
Engineered by Nicola Materazzi and designed by Pininfarina, the F40 commemorated Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. Even more significantly, it was the last prancing horse personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. Nothing in the F40’s description, however, suggests that one would find it and its turbocharged, 2.9-litre V8 straight-piped on a dirt track, cackling into corners, and powersliding through them with dusty abandon. However, it’s 2021, and this modified F40 doesn’t seem to be missing blacktop in the slightest, as captured by the YouTube channel TheTFJJ.
If a book were written on how to properly own one’s Ferrari, there would be hundreds of alternate endings in as many different languages. For those about to drift on dirt (or not), we salute you.
Via Hagerty US