Nico Rosberg isn’t a man of man of many words, as we all know, however, the upside of that is that when he does say something, people sit up and listen. Ever wondered what a Ferrari F40 is like to drive? Well, here you have it, sportsfans, Nico Rosberg’s summation of one of the greatest road cars to have ever existed.
Of the F40, he has this to say, “I think you need to be a little bit careful with this kind of thing. It feels like you’re alone with God when you’re pushing this.”
Being an F1 World Champion has its perks, in this case one of which just happens to be handed the keys to your Monegasque neighbour’s eye-wateringly valuable Ferrari F40. Which Rosberg proceeds to break, as you’ll see in the video below.
He also notes that the 30-year-old supercar has a very heavy clutch, and that it bounces quite a bit due to the rigidity and stiffness of the tubular steel and composite chassis. As a result of this a characteristic, he says it’s rather difficult to feel the limit of grip, even though the vehicle exhibits a lot of mechanical grip.
The harsh noise and vibrations experienced within the cabin, even at low speeds, remind the F1 Champion that he is sitting in something very special indeed, not only an old-school supercar, but in fact the last car that Enzo Ferrari himself saw to completion before departing of this world 1990.