Ferrari F40 : Vincent Barbereau

Ferrari f40
Ferrari f40

Since he was very young Vincent have been passionate about Ferrari. Probably because of the Magnum series and the persuaders series. When the Ferrari F40 came out, it was love at first sight. He could see the connection with the 308 GTS, and the muscular version of the 288 GTO. For him, it is the most beautiful and radical sports car, the most beastly. In his teenage bedroom he had all the posters he could find about this car!

Ferrari f40

20 years ago Vincent had the chance to work on the modification of the F40 Beurlys, the one and only F40 racer. It was the grail for him! A heresy for many, but what a pleasure to work with passionate people. He recently rebuilt this car in 3D because in 1998 there was not much digital technology, so he had almost no trace of this project, just a few silver photos. Afterwards, and during the confinement, He started from this 3D to imagine how the Ferrari F40 could have been if it had been released in 2020 directly in 3D without sketch.

Ferrari f40

As for the base, the car follows the dimensions of the F40 (except for the wheel dimensions) and the proportions. For the style it is inspired by the current Ferrari formal language while keeping all the style details of the car, all these small details specific to the F40, these small details that we recognize even if it’s a photo of this part.

Ferrari f40
Ferrari f40

Vincent tried each time to reinterpret them, to suggest them while trying to modernize them. The research was done little by little, reinterpreting all the volumes. For example, the cabin is rebuilt based on the 488, The curves are inspired by the P80c, the LaFerrari, the 330 p4. But the inspiration for aerodynamic elements comes from the Bugatti Vision GT and the Brabham BT62R .

Ferrari f40

It took around 2 months of work, back and forth between the 3D software and the rendering software to validate the look of the car, for the finalized model.

About Designer

Vincent Barbereau have been a CAD Designer for 16 years, an ICEM SURF user for 21 years, and an ALIAS user for 4 years.
He has mainly worked for Peugeot, Citro√ęn, and Renault, and a little bit for Toyota and Mercedes.

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