In the Ferrari’s history, there are five halo supercars that reign supreme: the 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari. Sure, there are others that are important, like the 125S and 250 GTO, but these five cars are the ultimate Ferrari supercars. For me, the one halo car that will always hold a special place in my heart is the F40. This turbocharged monster from the 90’s was, at the time, the company’s most powerful, most expensive and most gorgeous car for sale.
To celebrate the F40, designer Samir Sadikhov in early 2017 created his vision of the car that would honor its iconic status: the F40 Tribute. “For car designers like us, the F40 is a design icon,” it says in the project’s description. “Its combination of racing genes and minimalism generates an engaging aesthetic that continues to win hearts even today.” Through the F40 Tribute’s design, you can see that all of the F40’s original features are present without being copied directly. He notes that he wanted people to sense the character resemblance without seeing it straight away.
It took Sadikhov over one year to create the design. When you look at how detailed the F40 Tribute renderings are, the amount of time it took him to create the car it makes sense. He even went so far as to create a monocoque structure for the F40 Tribute!
I think we can all agree that he not only kept the spirit of the F40 alive with this car but also made us want to see his creation in real life as this is just an artist’s rendering for now and has no affiliation with Ferrari. You can learn more about the F40 Tribute here.