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1991 Ferrari F40: Driving The Dream Car

September 12, 2017
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Jonathan WC Mills
Jonathan WC Mills

I will join the chorus of boo’s on this one. Iconic car terrible owner story. But, there’s always room for whiff every now and then. Nobody can have success 100% of the time and it’s a testament to Petrolicious’ success that we, the audience, notice when something doesn’t hit the extremely high-set bar.

David Supple
David Supple

Museum? No. Thrash? Yes 🙂

Moisés Barcia

What the hell is happening with Petrolicious videos? Where does that hideous music come from? What about doing things tastefully?

hermes
hermes

I feel like this was a special case.

Randy H
Randy H

Getting tired of sponsored films and spoiled babies getting air time.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
I too got tired of seeing someone seem to apply Turtle Wax to a car that has probably never been touched by the stuff. This said, the choice for sponsorship is complex. We all know Petrolicious needs revenue to keep going. They can sell the metadata to the automotive marketing world and this is a source of funding. There are a few nick-nacks in the gift shop, but that cannot amount to much. Doing these shoots takes time and costs real money. So there are going to be sponsors. And Ferrari is a pretty interesting one. A favorable number of… Read more »
Alberto1962
Alberto1962

Hmm, it’s ok but take a look at this one:

That’s how a 288 GTO likes to be driven…

Martin
Martin
Sorry Petrolicious, you lost me. I was a fan of your videos right from the beginning as I found them very stirring, rousing, thrilling. I have watched your film of the 250 GTO over and over again as well as all your other early films. You really got something all other car videos were missing, but that is gone quite a while ago. In my opinion your films are becoming more and more pathetic and mannerist and artificial in a boring way, with all the music and the talking. In the early films music and talking were supporting the impression… Read more »
Wes Flack
Wes Flack

The most coveted car on earth, at least in my mind.
Petro, we will always be out here begging for more F40, but give us some emotion, and thrills. Next production, lets see the F40 really driven in anger on track.. not artful drifting, but work it for raw speed the way Enzo would want. Nail the rev-limiter, jump some curbing, and wring it out, dammit!

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

For a little history from the mouth of the man himself:

HitTheApex
HitTheApex
There’s an unwritten rule that says videos containing F40s must be offered with a warning to have a beverage close at hand. Petrolicious’ failure to adhere to this rule has resulted in my current state, the very reason for the rule’s existence: drool-induced dehydration. I was expecting more, something worthy of the videos of its predecessors, especially the videos on the 250 GTO, 512M, and 312PB. There needs to be a second video on the F40, much as there has been for the Porsche 911 2.7 RS, BMW 2002, and BMW M3. The F40 is a drug, yet Petrolicious has… Read more »
Serge Blandin
Serge Blandin
Hey Guitar , what do you know about François Delecour and his story with an F40 ? the only thing is that he crashed the F40 of a friend ( Jean Becquet , who owned until three F40 !! ) , a sunday morning in 1994 on a narrow road near Mont Cassel ( north of France , very very far from Monte Carlo !! ) where he lived , beeing smashed by a man in Citroën ZX at a crossroad ! that’s all . this F40 whas repared after long time , but unfortunately definitively lost when totally burned… Read more »
cbell92129
cbell92129

When I was 10 I was in the pits when they used to race in Del Mar and was almost run over by an F40, best day of my life….

Jeremy Eley
Jeremy Eley

Uh, something is going wrong here.

carl helmetag
carl helmetag

I find it hard to believe but in the first few seconds of the video the driver looks to be checking his iPhone. Strange.

What makes Petrolicious videos great, besides fabulous video, editing and sound track, is the emotional connection between the driver and the car. I’m not feeling that here.

RandyP63
RandyP63

I believe he is the son of the founder of Weather Tech? For those wondering.

Matt Shepherd
Matt Shepherd

The track is Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. GREAT course!

wmaloney
wmaloney

I am pretty sure you are correct. Same last name and in the first portion of the video he is driving in downtown Chicago (WeatherTech is located in one of the suburbs). I am not sure what track he is driving on however – looks like an industrial area with the containers in the background.

Mike Neisen
Mike Neisen

How old was this guy when the car was made? Was he even born?

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

The car ? Two thumbs up

The driver/owner .. what a prat !

The video ? Amongst the lamest

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Despite you accusing me of being something something the past week, I have to agree with you on this one – great car – weird owner (who sounded like he was clueless about most car features).

The video, short, has I said previously, and, being a partnership with Ferrari (at least, that’s what the title in the beginning lead me to believe) I was hoping more juice ( a lot more juice…)

B Bop
B Bop

Nice video but it felt more like a preview to me. In my opinion, one of the best F40 videos was presented by Chris Harris where he compares the F40 to the F50. He gives a detailed look at the car and drives it in a manner that is highly entertaining, and of course his infectious enthusiasm is a joy. I have attached a link for those interested in a much deeper and longer look at the F40

HitTheApex
HitTheApex

Chris Harris’ video is arguably one of the greatest on all of YouTube. Speaking of which, Petrolicious should do a video on the F50 in time. As with the other Ferrari videos, it would be worth it for the sound alone, even if it’s just one of their “Morning Coffee” pieces.

Luna
Luna

If you want the engine sound of an F40 driven by a real man check this out:

1970ies F1 driver Jacques Lafitte on a track with a F40LM. The sound will make your pants wet…

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Nahhhh … the last real man to drive an F40 was WRC driver Francois Delecour in the hills above Monte Carlo … but that was before the digitally addled YouTube age .. but suffice it to say … it almost killed him

As for this ‘ so called ‘ driver/owner ? Pretense personified

cbell92129
cbell92129

Ummm what….the heck does this guy do to drive an F40 every day…..

briwal25
briwal25

His dad owns WeatherTech.

Axel Larsson
Axel Larsson

He also finished third in the GTE Am class at Le Mans this year driving a 488 GTE.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

That thought also crossed my mind…

Alex Mejia

all I can say is that I can’t wait to see new films every Tuesday…

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

WoW! Nice! I just wished the film was longer and with a more in-depth look on the car/owner relation/history.

Btw, is it me or there’s a “Miami Vice” vibe on the night scenes?

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred

Agreed! It ended and I was just warming up!

antanas
antanas

Wow, nice video and you used perfect sound track! Before watching this video, I read this article – https://dyler.com/posts/86/ferrari-f40-brutally-beautiful-and-exciting

F40 is an amazing supercar!

Saud Qureshi
Saud Qureshi

Anyone know the name of that song in the background towards the end?

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

One of the best dashes in existence… the mouse hair is form/function, inCARnate…. 😉
love it…
But video too short… everything else perfect…
thanks- Kurt

Rowesy
Rowesy

Wonderful video. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer

Andy
Andy

Brilliant! You guys are getting really good at capturing the ambience and mood of these drives. Thank you!

Paul Bilek
Paul Bilek

Amazing video. The original supercar. Great job guys!

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