“I have never experienced a presentation like that of the F40. When the car was unveiled, a buzz passed through the room followed by thunderous applause. No one, except for close associates of Enzo Ferrari, had yet seen it. Indeed, the company had cloaked the development and testing of that car in unusual secrecy. And the surprise at such a stylistic leap was almost shock.”
They’re the words of Ermanno Bonfiglioli, the head of special projects for Ferrari in the 1980s and one of the creators of the epochal F40, talking about how his day went on July 21st, 1987.