Lego Releases Detailed Ferrari F40 Creator Set
Live your F40 dreams, now in plastic.
Few cars incite as much fervor and attention as the Ferrari F40. Born from rally-bred roots found in the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO and 288 GTO Evoluzione, the F40 was holds the distinction of being the final Ferrari signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself. While over 1,200 individual F40s were made between 1987 and 1992, recent sale prices of the F40 have breached the $1 million threshold, making the F40 unobtainable to the average enthusiast.
Thankfully, the master builders over at Lego took it upon themselves to offer a little slice of the Ferrari F40's mythos to the public, with a new Lego Creator Ferrari F40 set. Thankfully, it is as fully detailed as we have come to expect from the Lego Creator series. Working closely with Ferrari, Lego fitted the model with numerous intricate details, ranging from NACA ducts on both the hood and the doors, the black line running down the side of the car, and a Ferrari-branded steering wheel on the inside. The details that define the F40, like the pop-up headlights, triple-outlet exhaust, and the red racing seats are all represented. Open up the front clamshell hood, and you find a small toolkit, fluid reservoirs, and a storage area.
Around the back, the trunklid props open to reveal the glorious 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-8, rendered in plastic. While the Lego scale model does not push out the same 471 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque the real-deal churns out, it does fully detach from the model, so the builder can get up close and personal.
To create this model, a few components were specially created, including the windshield, wheel insert, coloring, and the amber taillight disc.
The 1,158 piece set starts at $89.99, and will be available for direct purchase from Lego through their online shop, beginning in August.