Iconic Ferrari F40 envisioned for 21st Century with current design cues

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One of the most iconic and fascinating Prancing Horse model we have ever come across is the F40. It was built to celebrate Ferrari 40th anniversary and remains the benchmark for all future cars from Maranello. Ferrari F40 was released in the year 1987. At that time, it was adjudged as world’s most powerful, fastest and expensive production vehicle. Sadly, it was also the last car presentation attendant and approved by Ferrari’s founder Enzo Ferrari. Interestingly, it was first series production model whose body materials had been predominantly made from composite materials. Since, it had huge front and rear section, F40 had only 11 parts crafted by Pininfarina.

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Till date, Ferrari F40 is one of the easily recognized Ferraris in the world. Originally, only 400 units of production run were planned. However, by the year 1992 over 1,300 units made out of the factory gate and was eventually discontinued. For evaluation purpose, five “Evoluzione” models were built of which four were sold and Ferrari kept the fifth one. There is so much to talk about F40 such as octagonal center lug nut, slatted door inserts and engine cover louvers. But, in this post we will discuss about rendering of this supercar by artist Samir Sadikhov.

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He pays modern tribute to the successor of 288 GTO and envisioned F40 as 21st Century that builds on Pininfarina design. The work you are going to see is the results of year of hard work that consist of exterior and interior upgrades. The work is exemplary and might confuse someone into projecting as official Ferrari project. The artist took great care into design of the monocoque structure. The cockpit takes minimalist approach and comprises of airplane-style steering wheel and intertwined seats.

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Source: Samir Sadikhov

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