A world record 60 Ferrari F40s took to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit during the 2012 Silverstone Classic to mark the Italian supercar’s 25th birthday.
The F40 was the world’s first 200mph road car when it appeared in 1987 and is still rated by many to be the finest supercar in history. It was also Enzo Ferrari’s ‘supercar swansong’ before his death in 1988.
The collection of scarlet red F40s led a parade of marques, models and car clubs celebrating special milestones in the sun at the 2012 Silverstone Classic.
On Saturday it had been the turn of hundreds of BMW’s Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8 sportscars to lap the famous Silverstone Grand Prix track as part of the UK’s first ‘Z-fest’.
In total more than 400 automobiles joined in the parade, notably British sports cars such as TVRs, Lotus Elans, Triumph Spitfires, Austin Healeys and MGBs – 2012 is the MGB’s golden anniversary year – plus Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz car club members.