Scarlet Fever at Silverstone Classic

A world record 60 Ferrari F40s took to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit during Sundays Silverstone Classic powered by the AA event to mark the Italian supercars 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 worlds biggest classic motor racing festival.

On Saturday it had been the turn of hundreds of BMWs Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8 sportscars to lap the famous GP track as part of the UKs first Z-fest.

The F40 was the worlds 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 Ferraris supercar swansong before his death in 1988.

In total more than 400 rare and exotic cars joined in todays mouth-watering parade, notably iconic British sportscars such as TVRs, Lotus Elans, Triumph Spitfires, Austin Healeys and MGBs2012 is the MGBs golden anniversary yearplus Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz car club members.

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