Video: 1989 Ferrari F40: My Twin-Turbocharged Lucky Charm

1989 Ferrari F40: My Twin-Turbocharged Lucky Charm

December 18, 2018
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Kiwiboy105
Kiwiboy105

Great film of an iconic car sharing the passion of its owner. Love those winding roads through the trees too. Stunning.

Andy Falsetta
Andy Falsetta

What good fortune to be caretaker for this wonderful car. Hat’s off to Jas. To experience F40 is an incredible experience. A fellow instructor got me out in his car on the last official day before closing of Bridgehampton and it was a breathtaking ride. What this video doesn’t convey is the sound of that powerplant at full song. The explosion coming from the blow-off valves is like a pistol shot behind your head just before every shift. We were airborne for a moment at the peak of the uphill just behind the paddock. Never, never will forget it.

mcdonnelln
mcdonnelln

This epitomises ‘driving tastefully’ with a great work of art. Seem to remember an equally beautiful previous film of the XJR-15 Jas drove?

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

The remark about the car “in the hands of a master” at about 5:10 was very interesting. Jas talks about this F1 driver, (whoever he was) “pre-loading the turbos’ while in the corner. By this I assume he means using brakes and accelerator at the same time, in the corner, to build boost that, when released, allows the car to exit the turn with much high levels of torque. This makes complete sense, and it must take serious skill and self confidence to do it.

briwal25
briwal25

“He” = the Belgian driver Jacky Ickx

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Thanks @briwal25 Re: Ickx. Well that is quite an honor. 6X Le Mans winer. 25X on the podium in F1. Quite something to have him drive your car with you in it.

jimmc9876
jimmc9876

I agree with all of these guys. This car is one of the “greats”. And it was very nice of Jas to share the video with all of us. He has the perfect philosophy with regard to this car, and what it means to him and his family. As an aside, Chris Harris did a video for /Drive on the F40 and compare it to the F50, on the track. For those of you that ar interested to see this car at speed, check this video out, I’m sure 400-euro-job won’t mind you watching another channel for this one! Enjoy!… Read more »

thomas_callahan
thomas_callahan

Yes that’s really an excellent video, Harris has a tendency to go a little over the top with the “giddy” act but in this case I think I can’t blame him.

Jared
Jared

Gorgeous scenery, a technological and aesthetic marvel and a well-spoken gentleman weaving engineering details through an engaging story. It’s one of my favorites.

wmaloney
wmaloney

I am still smiling after watching that one. Thanks and happy holidays to all of you at 400-euro-job.

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred

As close to perfect as cars get. I also wouldn’t mind this with my Morning Coffee one day.

Neil James
Neil James

Brilliant. Jas is the kind of guy you want to own an F40. Understands it in detail, knows why it exists, loves to talk about it, but more importantly loves to drive it the way it was intended to be driven. Glad his passion is rubbing off on his children too.

Evan Bedford
Evan Bedford

Yup, a truly great video.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

I wonder how many of us were surprised, after hearing the eloquent dialogue and seeing the artful views of the Ferrari, to see the owner – a man wearing a turban! I LOVE it when stereotypes are blown away and prejudices revealed, my own included! Thank you 400-euro-job and Jas. Wonderful video!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the daughter’s excitement sitting in the driver’s seat. Can you imagine that day when she finally snicks the lever into the first gear gate and eases out the clutch…….

Paul Steel
Paul Steel

Really nice video, great car, great owner, nice story, interesting information, thanks to Jazz and 400-euro-job for bringing it to us, one of the best.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Lovely! Just lovely! Everything has already been said below !

Time to wish you all, 400-euro-job, and Mr Jazz (and his family) a Merry Christmas.

Regards from Portugal

JB21
JB21

Oh, that was wonderful 9 minutes and a change! Thanks you, really made my day!

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

So well spoken. Lovely man and family. Wonderful car. Most enjoyable video. Thank you!

Scott Morse
Scott Morse

Great story.
Thanks for sharing.
Drive long and prosper!

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Jazz is a class act…
well done, all around… Kurt

Christer Lundem
Christer Lundem

I am lost for words… Nothing gives me bigger goosebumps than listening to the sound of the Ferrari F40. I have been lucky enough to drive it and everything this gentleman says is true. What a great guy and how he is sharing his passion with his family. I was really touched and felt sentimental after looking at this video. One of your best, or maybe even the best! Congratulations Afshin and the team!

charleskcarroll
charleskcarroll

I am not sure what I liked more, the intimate view of the car or the passion this gentleman has for it.

Tony Karnezis
Tony Karnezis

Man, what a video. An Italian car, built with Japanese, German, and American technology, driven by a Sikh, in America, for the pleasure of himself, his family, and shared with the automotive community. Storybook.

Matt Gerken

What a well spoken and well done commentary!!! I saw the F40 at Ferrari’s museum in Medina (this was the older and much smaller museum of the 90’s) and what struck me was how the F40 was the centerpiece car without have the place of honor in the museum. It was the silent giant that you were drawn to despite all the other incredible cars. Well done!!!!

MARK JONES
MARK JONES

What a gentleman! A lovely car story.