You'll find a video below from YouTube user Munch997 with footage of the parade and the paddock, as well as a press release and high-res photos. According to one of the commenters who was supposedly driving one of those F40s, there were actually 62 that showed up on the day. Which makes it an even better, redder record. Scroll down to check it out.
Biggest ever parade of Ferrari's finest supercar
23/07/12 -- A world record 60 Ferrari F40s took to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit during Sunday's Silverstone Classic powered by the AA event to mark the Italian supercar's 25th birthday.
The phalanx of scarlet red F40s led a glittering parade of marques, models and car clubs celebrating special milestones in the sun at the world's biggest classic motor racing festival.
On Saturday it had been the turn of hundreds of BMW's Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8 sportscars to lap the famous GP track as part of the UK's first 'Z-fest'.
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 the legendary Enzo Ferrari's 'supercar swansong' before his death in 1988.
In total more than 400 rare and exotic cars joined in today's mouth-watering parade, notably iconic British sportscars 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.
About the Silverstone Classic
The Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (20-22 July) is firmly established as the world's biggest classic motor racing festival. The spectacular three-day event is staged at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home of the 2012 Santander Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The three-day festival features the very best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport as well as live music from classic rock bands and a wealth of family entertainment including free fun fair, retail outlets and air displays, plus huge showcases of classic cars. The Silverstone Classic is promoted and organised by Goose Communications. Goose manages worldwide events for organisations such as AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Unilever.