The Ferrari F40 has become one of the iconic cars of the last 50 years. It presaged the supercars of the future with its extensive use of carbon fiber and turbocharged engine, but it was also old school with no traction control, stability control or even anti-lock supervision to save the driver if they got in over their head. In its latest video, XCar Films takes a look at the F40 through the lens of a man in the UK who specializes in keeping them on the road and occasionally races these quintessential sports cars.

John Pogson has spent his entire life surrounded by engines. His father was a transport manager for a trucking company and he used to accompany him out on repairs. When he was old enough, John started repairing vehicles at a Lancia dealer, and from there, he started working for Ferrari. Eventually, he saved up enough money to open his own, independent Italian car garage. His new business proved successful, and Pogson's customers started asking him to race their Ferraris, including the F40 – something he did with great success. How could you say no to that opportunity?

While Italian cars are his specialty, Pogson also has a soft spot for all performance cars. The video shows him driving his AC Cobra with a claimed 600 horsepower and doing some smoky donuts in it. Scroll down to learn more about the F40 from one of the people that knows it best.


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      TopGun
      • 5 Months Ago
      A true craftsman. Isn't interesting that imperfection, the very thing that makes cars interesting, is being engineered out. I'm going to look up used C6 Z06s.
      r_dezi
      • 5 Months Ago
      Very enjoyable to watch.
      Petrol
      • 5 Months Ago
      Beautiful
      citidriver
      • 5 Months Ago
      No need to keep abreast of new cars, he says. Man, that says it all!
      Lachmund
      • 5 Months Ago
      Another beautiful video by XCAR
      taeles
      • 5 Months Ago
      Random or related, udunno but this morning Real Racing 3 iOS/Android game just added a f40/f50, several new series of races, etc. (oh and they massively improved the games iap currency!)
      jebibudala
      • 5 Months Ago
      A lot of fantastic vehicles in that shop. I spotted a silver Maserati 3500/4200 at the closing sequence!
      Brodz
      • 5 Months Ago
      Onya John
      char
      • 5 Months Ago
      That alfa! Such an iconic car!
      50merc
      • 5 Months Ago
      I LOVE this guy . God bless him and may they have continued success.