Incredibly rare Ferrari F40 prototype burnt to the ground

As far as supercars go, they don't tend to get more iconic than the Ferrari F40.

Unfortunately, one of the eight known prototype versions of the legendary supercar has met a grizzly end, after it was burnt to the ground in a fire in Italy last month.

Local media reports claim that the car's owner was on his way to pick up his brand new LaFerrari Aperta.

The cause of the fire is unclear, although video footage of the aftermath shows the burnt out F40 covered in fire extinguisher foam and in a state that is clearly beyond repair.

According to car blog CarScoops, the torched Ferrari belonged to millionaire property tycoon Jon Hunt – who is a renowned Ferrari collector.

As unfortunate as the fire was, Hunt will hopefully be able to find some solace in his new LaFerrari Aperta hypercar.

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