Saturday, February 4, 2023
News Rumour: Ferrari One-Off Customer Wants Modern F40

Rumour: Ferrari One-Off Customer Wants Modern F40

Ultra-rich buyer could be commissioning one-off F40 recreation

  • Modern day F40 tribute coming to Tributo?

  • Ferrari’s ultra-exclusive program lets buyers create one-off rides


The Ferrari F40 was one of the coolest cars to come out of the 1980s, probably near the top of the entire century, and if you disagree, well then… That’s fine, actually, we’re all entitled to our opinions. The car’s performance might not be as impressive 30 years on, but it’s still a beautiful piece of aerodynamics and art, and it looks like somebody might be trying to get Ferrari to build a new one.

Yup, a new F40, based on one of Ferrari’s current model range.

The automaker has recently started a one-off department, making unique cars for extra special (read: rich in Ferraris) customers. The Monza SP1 and SP2 Speedsters of last year were part of this, and it’s said about 250 customers made the cut to be able to order their own special car from Ferrari.

Now we’re hearing hat one of those customers, who we’d add must have excellent taste, is making their order for an F40 tribute. That’s according to Marca.com.

The mid-engine twin-turbo all carbon F40 probably has the most in common with the F8 Tributo in Ferrari’s current lineup. Since all of the one-off cars so far have been based on a series production chassis, we’d expect no less (or more) from this one.

In 1987, the Ferrari F40 make 477 hp from a 2.9L turbo V6. Today, the F8 makes 710 hp from just one litre more. And Ferrari is said to be working on a V6 hybrid system that would make even more. Is that enough to power a modern F40? Heck yes, it is.

There are some renderings floating around, but none are official, and frankly many aren’t worth looking at. Marca suggests the real thing could debut next month, but we’re just hoping for one thing: Please give us pop-up headlights, mysterious rich collector and Ferrari HQ. Please!

 

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