Bargain Exotic: Ferrari F40 Replica

Dec 23, 2020 2 min read
Bargain Exotic: Ferrari F40 Replica

We may post a lot of high-dollar collectibles here on Motorious, but we have an appreciation of just about anything on wheels.

This Ferrari F40 replica started its life the way many such replicas do – as a Pontiac Fiero. GM's bargain-priced, mid-engine two-seater has provided an inexpensive base for a wide range of supercar replicas, with varying degrees of success.

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This F40 replica wouldn't pass muster when compared to the real thing, but just how often do you find yourself up close and personal with a real, honest-to-goodness Ferrari F40, anyway? Considering the fact that things had to be stretched and tweaked to fit the F40's basic dimensions, we'd say that the builder did a pretty great job.

The proportions may look slightly off from some angles, but this is instantly recognizable as a Ferrari F40. When it comes to Fiero-based replicas, we've certainly seen far worse. For the price – $24,900 – you can't complain. That'd probably buy you one, maybe two genuine F40 brake rotors.

Image Via Worldwide Vintage Autos

Underneath that Ferrari-esque skin, this isn't your average Fiero. Instead of an inline four or a V6, this one is powered by a transverse-mounted Chevy smallblock V8.

The ad states that it's a 383 stroker, which should have plenty of power to give this faux Ferrari respectable, if not outright terrifying performance. This F40 replica may make good use of those extra-wide rear tires after all.

Image Via Worldwide Vintage Autos

With a five speed manual transmission on board, this thing might actually be a lot of fun to drive. If you'd like to own this Ferrari F40 replica, you can find it offered for sale by Worldwide Vintage Autos of Denver, Colorado.

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