Ferrari F40 Competizione
The F40 was to be a celebration of forty years of Ferrari. The company’s first supercar, although heavily influenced by the racing design of the 288 GTO, was never intended for a life on the racetrack. That is not to say, however, that it was lacking in purpose. As the celebrated magazine Road & Track wrote, ‘The F40 may be one of the most single-minded road cars ever constructed’. Notable features of the F40 are its twin-turbo charged V8 engine producing some 500bhp, carbon-Kevlar bodywork, competition-inspired double wishbones and a Lexan-clothed windscreen instead of glass. As the first car to break the 200 miles per hour barrier, several influential individuals lobbied Ferrari to allow racing specialist, Micholetto, to produce an authorised number of racing F40 examples that conformed with IMSA rules. The result was the F40 LM (Le Mans) and around ten were built in total. It was felt that the Le Mans tag was too restrictive, hence the use of the more general Competizione. The ultimate F40, the Competizione benefitted from a reinforced chassis, an uprated engine producing some 720bhp, more aggressive bodywork, updated brakes and suspension, a racing gearbox and wider wheels, amongst a plethora of other gains.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the F40 Competizione has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The Ferrari F40 Competizione is limited to just 199 pieces.