Legendary Ferrari F40 Reimagined Using Brand’s Current Styling Cues

As one of the most fascinating Ferraris ever made, the F40 will forever be seen as a benchmark for future models from Maranello.

When it launched in 1987, it was the world’s fastest street-legal production car. Even when Ferrari stopped making it in 1992 it was still the brand’s fastest, most powerful and most expensive model. Its appeal grew further thanks to the fact that it was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari

The Pininfarina design reflected its race car performance: to this day the F40 remains one of the most easily recognizable Ferraris. Now, the F40’s huge fan base also includes independent designer Samir Sadikhov, who set out to create a modern-day version.

His stunning Ferrari F40 Tribute is a personal design exercise that aims to keep the spirit of the original car alive. It does that by incorporating F40 design cues into Ferrari’s current design language. Sadikhov spent more than a year working on the exterior and interior design, something that’s not surprising looking at the renderings.

The F40 Tribute looks simply amazing and it could trick anyone into thinking it’s an official Ferrari project — Samir Sadikhov even took the time to design the monocoque structure in great detail.

The cockpit looks breathtaking as well thanks to its airplane-style steering wheel, intertwined seats, and overall minimalist appearance. Given the amount of hard work and inspiration that went into the F40 Tribute, it’s a shame we may never get to see it built. Still, maybe a millionaire sees it and decides to commission it to Ferrari or Pininfarina. Who knows?

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  • exeptor

    I don’t know for you but I’ll sell an internal organ (or two) if this appears. I imagine if they keep the idea in general but make it a little bit more realistic and production ready – wheels, round back lights, etc, and it will be one of the best looking cars for ages. Not sure if they can keep the proportions, but just look picture 28 – it is mesmerizing.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Not terrible.

  • DetrinKD

    Someone hire this man as their head of design!

    • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

      I checked the designer’s background. I think he now works for Genesis.

  • lagunas3ca

    Looks like it smashed into a wall.

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks cool, but it kind of looks like an exaggerated version of the new corvette that’s coming out.

  • mkole1964

    Darth Vader called and wants his car back!

  • salamOOn

    looks kinda short…. other than that, not bad.

  • Nordschleife

    No lie this has the proportions of a Hot Wheels car. I do like it overall but the big wheels and overall shortness of the vehicle give me the Bratz version of a toy car.

  • Bash

    We want it, we need it actually. Looks Good to me.

  • Mr. EP9

    No. Compared to the original F40 that is hideous. It’d be fine if it was a replacement for the F50 but as a re-imagined F40 it doesn’t work.

  • assassingtr

    Design is nice. Proportions are a bit short and stubby.

  • JohnBryansFontaine

    Would make for a fantastic diecast scale model.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    i think the tail lights should be CIRCULAR.. can’t have square tail lights on a Ferrari.

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      amen to that

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    Not my cup of tea.

  • nellydesign

    I normally have very negative reactions to designs from independent designers posted on this site, as they are usually underbaked and poorly executed. This is an exception. Aside from a bit of a cartoonish proportion, it’s otherwise incredibly fun to look at. I quite love it. Now tone it down to 90% (wheel size, tire aspect ratio, wheel well gap, wheelbase) and I think you could have something even more special.

  • Big Black Duck

    I think this is a really solid design…could be a little longer on the rear end though

  • Brent Morrison

    Yea, but can it turn around corners or will it rub the fenders?

  • baofe

    While overall it looks eye catching, it’s way too messy. Just look at that side profile, way too much going there. A bunch of these “re-imaginings” always turn out like a poor render. Sometimes you don’t need to cram all of a company’s design cues in order to remake an icon. Look at the ND miata. They used some details from the NA but also did not incorporate all of the latest Mazda designs. Sometime less is more.

  • Miknik

    Personally I think this does not look like a Ferrari, let alone having any F40 DNA;

    The beauty of the F40 is in it’s clean and very purposeful, functional styling, this is just a tuner boy’s messy dream.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    gorgeous! also amazingly detailed,in and out

  • Lose the Camaro headlights and tail lights and you might have something.

  • TheHake

    I could live with one of those.

  • MJ Coffey

    Holy crap. What a stunner!

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    Absolutely the coolest car I have seen since the Apollo IE!

  • MrP

    Um …. HELLO!!

  • Blade t

    Looks more like a modern f50 than f40 to me. I still like the design of the original f40 over this..

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