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    F40 Crashed yikes

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...car-event.html

    Terrible news to see.. im wondering if aged out tires played a role. seems like turbo lag was an issue also.

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    Ugh! That is a downer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT_BluByU View Post
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...car-event.html

    Terrible news to see.. im wondering if aged out tires played a role. seems like turbo lag was an issue also.
    maybe driver's skills too?

    if you look at the video, the corner entry seems less than optimal compared to the others

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    Sounds like a downshift and on the throttle just as he goes out of sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Sounds like a downshift and on the throttle just as he goes out of sight.
    Agreed.

    I think the turbo lag is to blame....obviously the driver is ultimately to blame.
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    Damage might not be that bad, Mid engine car, front took impact so not a write off.

    I saw a broken down F40 just recently on my way to Le mans in the Viper, I did the right thing, sounded the horn a couple of times dropped the Viper into 3rd about 80mph and booted it and gave a wave out the window
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    Well at least that guy will still be able to get parts and fix his car......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjorgensen View Post
    Well at least that guy will still be able to get parts and fix his car......
    Doesn't Ferrari still fix all of the F40s in house?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    Doesn't Ferrari still fix all of the F40s in house?
    Not sure, but I bet they are ready and willing to help the guy.
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    Yeah turbo lag - it was definitely The Thing in the 80's. Senna was perhaps the very best at managing it with his rapid throttle stabbing technique. It helped keep the turbos spooled up better than the other drivers.

    That damage doesn't appear terribly bad to either the car, or the Armco rail element. It hit between the posts and the rail largely sprung back to its pre-crash configuration.

    That recovery rig was really well outfitted so as not to increase the overall damage to the car. Most wrecker companies I've seen can do more damage to the vehicle than the crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy 18 View Post
    Damage might not be that bad, Mid engine car, front took impact so not a write off.

    I saw a broken down F40 just recently on my way to Le mans in the Viper, I did the right thing, sounded the horn a couple of times dropped the Viper into 3rd about 80mph and booted it and gave a wave out the window
    You forgot to yell out the window, 'should have bought America'.

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    As long as the serial number is still there it will be worth just as much as it was before the wreck once it is repaired. F40's are highly sought after by F-car collectors and a small blemish on the Carfax report isn't going to stop them from wanting it. There are just so few to be had and a Ferrari collection is not complete without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjorgensen View Post
    Not sure, but I bet they are ready and willing to help the guy.
    Sure as hell more than Ma Stella (oops sorry no oil filters) is willing to do. Curious in a couple months how that goes down…guess I’m a sucker for buying Maxcare.

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    There are still lots of parts out there for the F40s and several shops in the U.S. that can handle the work without going to the Ferrari factory. And this kind of work could be done without anything showing up on a Carfax report too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viperbrad View Post
    There are still lots of parts out there for the F40s and several shops in the U.S. that can handle the work without going to the Ferrari factory. And this kind of work could be done without anything showing up on a Carfax report too
    I suspect these cars' individual histories are carefully tracked by the entire Ferrari community. What is or is not on Carfax is probably irrelevant.
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    Richard Rawlings will buy it. He has experience repairing these! Lol.
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