THE WIDE-BODY LIBERTY WALK FERRARI F40 IS SEX ON WHEELS IN ITS PUREST FORM.
The Ferrari F40 is one of the most iconic cars ever. It was produced from 1987 through to 1992 and there were just 1 311 of these Italian beauties made. Since then a few have been written off or burnt down but there’s no definitive number of how many units remain. What we do know is that if you want to buy one now, you’re looking at $1 500 000 and up. Not bad going seeing as in 1987 you could snatch one up for ‘just’ R399 150. The car was an instant hit thanks to the aero and styling, and it didn’t hurt that it was powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V8 with a monstrous 352 kW and 577 Nm of torque. This gave the F40 ability to get to 100 km/h in just 3.9-seconds with a top speed of 327 km/h. The more limited edition F40 Competizione was even more bonkers with 515 kW on tap with a top speed of 367 km/h. Those are insane figures for any new car, but that kind of performance from one that’s over 30 years old boggles the mind. Most of these cars are still in Rosso Red, but a few have been changed over the years and so we’ve seen a grey one, a few black ones and even a yellow one with the roof chopped off that annoyed Ferrari so much it was taken off the official F40 register. This latest one to make waves hails from Japan, and it’s claim to fame is that Japanese tuning outfit Liberty Walk fitted it with a custom wide-body kit, some tasty wheels and slammed it.
The car has been in the works for a while over at LB Works in Japan, fans of the tuning company and of the Ferrari F40 have been patiently waiting for the full reveal that just took place at Tokyo Auto Salon. As expected, the widened and slammed F40 pretty much went viral across all forms of social media and looking at the car you can see why. The full kit from LB Works is comprised of a front cowl, cowling ducts, removed headlight covers, a front diffuser, a side diffuser, a rear diffuser, a rear wing and massively widened fenders. Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but we’re sure it won’t be cheap, and out of the limited number of F40s left there really can’t be many owners who will want to modify an iconic Italian supercar. If we ever see a second one, we’ll be mightily surprised but also happy. We love it in white, but a British Racing Green one would also be cool because that’s the total opposite to the usual Rosso Red.
Take a look at the YouTube video from Flowstreet that shows a good look at the amazing wide-body Ferrari F40 that famed automotive icons Liberty Walk that was properly unveiled at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon show in, well, Tokyo. If Spanish isn't your vibe, remember to enable the auto-translate captions in the bottom right corner of the video: HAN SACADO UN F40 LIBERTY WALK | Flowstreet
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