See how the Ferrari F40 crossed with the Ford Mustang

See how the Ferrari F40 crossed with the Ford Mustang

January 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The designer depicted a hybrid of Italian and American cars

Artist Abimelek Arellano crossed two models of the 1980s: the legendary Italian supercar Ferrari F40 and the American sports car Ford Mustang.

The bright and recognizable Ferrari F40 debuted in 1987 for the 40th anniversary of the brand, becoming the last model developed during the life of Enzo Ferrari. Her 2.9-liter V8 turbo engine developed 478 horsepower and provided outstanding dynamics: 3.8 seconds of acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour. In addition, the F40 was the first car for public roads, able to overcome the mark of 320 kilometers per hour. The third-generation Ford Mustang, built on the Ford Fox platform, entered the market much earlier – in 1979.

After the American fuel crisis, it was not easy: the V8 Mustang developed only 120 horsepower, which became an anti-record in the history of the model. F40 and Mustang were infinitely far apart, but designer Abimelek Arellano decided that they could be combined into one car, which was called F40xbody. Although the proportions of the models are quite different, Ferrari and Ford are close to each other in length – the difference is about 30 centimeters.

Judging by the image, the artist took Mustang as a basis and added design elements to it F40, lowering the roof, expanding the wings and adding a wing. Not without Ferrari-style rims, as well as Rosso Corsa signature shades. Headlights, however, are completely taken from the third model – Ford Thunderbird. The motor for the F40xbody is not the Italian V12, but the 5.2-liter Ford V8 engine with two turbochargers.