Turn your speakers way up for this one!
If you grew up in the 90s, then you probably had a poster of the Ferrari F40 on your bedroom wall. It was an icon of an era, and many regard it as better than the F50, Enzo, and LaFerrari that succeeded it. Fortunately for the modern gearhead, there are no shortage of F40 owners who, instead of storing the car in a hermetically sealed display case, are happy to drive their cars properly, be it on road, on track, or down the drag strip. We've even seen our fair share of modified F40's, including the strange lovechild with a Ford GT. But none of those compare to the sound of a straight-piped GT40 being given the full send through a series of tunnels on the German Autobahn. That's what you get to listen to today courtesy of the appropriately named German supercar collector, Gercollector.
In the four-minute clip, we get a POV auditory treat of what the straight-piped F40 sounds like from the driver's seat. The standard F40 already sounded incredible, courtesy of a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 477 horsepower in US spec, but only 471 hp in Europe. Better still, it came as the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, so it was pretty much a carbon fiber racecar for the road with minimal sound deadening and a cage of carbon off of which the noise could echo. Gercollector has fitted his with a Tubi Inconel LM Competition exhaust from Tubi Style Exhaust Systems, and the result is glorious.
If the term 'Inconel' sounds familiar, it's because it's the latest hot thing among supercar manufacturers for exhausts. It's an alloy that is extremely thin, making it lightweight and great for its resonant effects. Better still, it has excellent heat resistance properties, which is why it's been found on everything from the Jaguar F-Type SVR to the insane Zyrus LP1200 Strada.
We're not sure whether the exhaust has liberated a few more ponies from the turbocharged V8 or not, but it sure as heck sounds a treat, and considering the car was restored and is maintained by Scuderia GT in Germany, we suspect the rest of the package is kept as close to stock as possible.