This isn’t real, nor is it official. But it is quite something: the work of designer Samir Sadikhov, motivated by a desire to cook up a tribute to one of the world’s most iconic supercars. The Ferrari F40.
“For car designers, the F40 is a design icon,” he said. He therefore spent a year paying tribute to its ‘minimalist’ lines and motorsport aesthetic. An entire year on an unofficial project. Talk about passione.
He makes a note that he wanted a resemblance rather than a straight copy. Hence the wheel arches, large rear spoiler, and key aero components dotted around the surface. And of course, quad taillights.
Check out the photos below and let us know what you make of this entirely fictional, unofficial render.
That spoiler dominates the rear surfacing, said to be ‘generous.’ Maybe not the wheel-arch clearance.
“The vehicle’s tail is broad and muscular in design,” Sadikhov said. Yup, box ticked.
“Yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.”
Silhouette is unmistakable here.
Shades of LaFerrari from this angle, which is no bad thing.
The F40’s motorsport credentials are carried over on the inside of this render—simple, modern.
Maybe bring your own cushion, though.
Sadikhov even went to the effort of knocking up a monocoque render. So there’s his F40 tribute, naked.
And finally, a pic of his creation, alongside the very car that inspired it.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.