One less of these in the world would have been very sad indeed.
Ferrari makes some of the fastest and most beautiful cars in the world. The Roma, the F8 Tributo, and the SF90 Stradale are all likely to be loved many years from now, but it's doubtful that any will come close to attaining the legendary status of the Ferrari F40. Some variants have even changed hands for as much as $6 million. Why do we value this car so much? And why are we still talking about it decades after its release? If you have to ask, you wouldn't get it. For the rest of us, seeing an F40 going up in flames is a heart-wrenching experience, but all is not lost for one famously firey Fezza.
In the above story, we reported that the F40 appeared to be beyond repair, but it seems we were wrong. Images have surfaced of the charred remains sitting on the service floor of Ferrari Monte Carlo, where it is rumored to be due for a complete rebuild and restoration. Now that we can see the car without the ominous orange flames, the true extent of the damage has been revealed and it's a positively distressing sight.
Almost everything rear of the A-pillars seems to be impossibly decimated, but Ferrari values its heritage as much as its fans do, and if your pockets are deep enough, you can replace pretty much anything.
We're obviously very excited that one of the rarest, most significant, and most beautiful Ferraris ever made is getting a new lease on life. Since this will quite literally be a ground-up rebuild, the finished product may even be better than it was before it caught fire. For any who doubt that supercars can be properly restored following extensive damage, just remember that this kind of thing is relatively common. If you own a piece of automotive art, you can likely afford to have it saved, no matter how bad the damage. Let's just hope that the destruction of the car doesn't prompt the owner to coddle the restored F40 in a garage for the rest of his ownership.