The new Ferrari F40 will be part of the Icona line

The new Ferrari F40 will be part of the Icona line

March 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Last fall, Ferrari announced a new line of limited models called Icona. The firstborn of the series were the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 speedster, built on the Ferrari 812 Superfast coupe units. Now, insiders say that the next “Icon” could be a modern analogue of the cult F40.

According to rumors, the new Ferrari F40 will be based on the serial hybrid chassis, which the company will launch to compete with the McLaren Senna and Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. This supercar will receive a hybrid powerplant based on the V8 with a return of about 1000 horsepower. The Icona F40 will be even more extreme, and its design will be inspired by the original berlinetta of the 80s.

When creating Monza speedster, the manufacturer was inspired by the Ferrari 166 MM of 1948, 750 Monza and 860 Monza of the 1950s. The difference between SP1 and SP2 is only in the number of seats. The body of the barkett is entirely made of carbon fiber. It is also used for trim, which only partly resembles the original 812 Superfast.

Both supercars are equipped with a 6.5-liter “aspirated” V12, developing 810 horsepower and 719 Nm of torque (800 power and 718 Nm of torque from the 812 Superfast). From zero to one hundred, speedster accelerates in 2.9 seconds, and up to two hundred – in 7.9. Maximum speed – “more than 300 kilometers per hour.”