It isn't clear if Ferrari's London office was able to marshal a record-breaking 1,000 prancing horses for this year's Silverstone Classic, but there was another record broken: 60 F40s in one place lapping the Silverstone track on the supercar's 25th anniversary.

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.


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SCARLET FEVER AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

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.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      A shame with the exception of one half-hearted go at 7:32 and a few revs here and there, you don't really hear much except a ton of idling. Would have been amazing to be there in person though. Glad to see there weren't any chromed-out ones there.
        MotionDesigner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Rappers and athletes tend to go for the newer models. The F40 is generally safe from chrome and bling.
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can Ken Block please get a hold of an F40? Or a Diablo? Or any badass old school super car? It's cool what he does with the little hatchbacks, but it'd be cool to see him with a raw unadulterated super car. Just for the fun of it? It would be awesome.
      DrifterZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not all are red but most. There is one blue, a few black and yellow, just a couple of white and the rest Rosa Course red. What got my attention in this video and some of the shots on the web is how high the nose is on a few of these cars. Seems like those cars should be taken from the owners and given to people who now how to drive and take care of this wonderful beast. The world will never see a super car like this ever again. Its a true race car for the road. No gimmicks and no fluffy crap. Just a all out racecar. I took Ferrari 23 years to out do the F40 when they built the 458.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jesus... can I have one plz.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      60 F40s sounds a lot like Charlie Brown's teacher.
      KingTito
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of my favorites. A very pure and raw machine. No gizmos or engine sounds played through the stereo or channeled through plumbed tubes.
      Patch
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought I was gonna see 60 F40's at full song screaming 'round Silverstone. My eyes are happy :D My ears are disappointed :(
      the.ting
      • 2 Years Ago
      What 60 F40s sound like? Very uninspiring. Seriously, did the author watch the video before posting?
      d.hollywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      The obligatory 5 figure trip to the service tech whenever you turn one of these things on... must've played a role in keeping a "helium foot". :-)
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can't hear any engine noise in the shot with multiple cars... Stupid.
      Carpinions
      • 2 Years Ago
      Granted they're F40s, but all they're doing is moving slowly around a track behind an also slowly moving pace car, and then they are all rolling up to park in a parking lot. Very little substance here.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      boring it is)
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