Someone Made Me A Ferrari F80

I have to say, I’m pretty lucky. This is my Ferrari F80.

Sure, it may only exist in the digital realm, but it’s mine. It was specifically designed for me as a birthday present by a talented car designer, and it looks nothing short of sensational. How damn cool is that?

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The whole thing kicked off when Giulio Partisani asked me a rather random question last week: “What are your three all-time favorite cars?”

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At the top of my list I put the Ferrari F40 as I believe nothing has ever topped it since it came out. The design, the turbocharged V8, everything it stood for and represented makes it a perfect car in my eyes – even more than a quarter of a century later.

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Fast forward a few hours and Giulio, who is currently a lead creative designer at Honda’s R&D Center in Wako sent me this first teaser of what he named the Ferrari F80 Vision TTWG, TTWG an acronym for Through The White Glasses, the name I gave to my YouTube channel back when I thought I’d actually have time to vlog. I’ll get to it one of these days!

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Giulio spent eight hours modeling then visualizing and rendering the car in Autodesk VRED, and the result left me speechless for a good few minutes.

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Having worked for Ferrari in Maranello, Giulio knows a thing or two about the brand and its design language. I think he really nailed it with this conceptual study of what a modern-day F40 homage could and should look like.

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It’s a great fusion of ideas. The rear end with its rigid geometric shapes and edges just screams F40, and there’s even three tail pipes just like on the original car, albeit now arranged in a Lexus LFA sort of way.

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The front of the F80 really looks towards the future; there are softer more rounded lines that hint at cars Ferrari has already made, but there’s a freshness about it.

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There are two distinct approaches at each end that seem to merge beautifully in the middle. Giulio also paid special attention to the management of air which makes the F80 look brutally functional, but in more of an old school sort of way.

I don’t know if this is because of Giulio’s time at Bertone, but I see so many elements that scream the 1980s and even earlier, starting off with the car’s overall wedge shape.

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And just look at the door treatment. The way it’s cut reminds me of yet another car I’ve always liked, the Vector W8.

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This is no doubt a Ferrari F40 of the future, but as Giulio put it, “it’s just a fun mix of points and lines that don’t exist in reality but are there to convey a message of passion towards cars and the friendships that develop through them.”

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To me it’s one of the best presents I’ve ever received. Grazie, Giulio!

Dino Dalle Carbonare
Instagram: speedhunters_dino
dino@speedhunters.com

Renders: Giulio Partisani
Instagram: oct8n
Website: oct8n.com

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1

Wow - that is a nice present :) Have a great birthday - if I haven't missed it already !!

Author2
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Cheers Dave!

3

Looks good until scrolled to the side view... hope that will just remain in virtual. XD
(That's too vertical for me. LOL) Very interesting render though.

Author4
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Well I'm not commissioning Ferrari to build me one lol

5

For me its modern intepretation of F50 not F40. Its great birthday present, but I dont like the looks. Its reminds me '70s italian concept cars, which i dont like. :-D

6

And main thing, respect to Mr. Giulio Partisani, hes same age as me and worked for ferrari 4 years ago. Iam nobody compare to him

7

Rear of the car reminds me venturi 400 wich is inspired by ferrari so...

Author8
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Ah yes I see it :)

9

it's too... square
and flat

10

Dear Grand Turismo makers put it in the game :)

11

Looks like something gumpart would build

12
Александр Трофименков

Nice GTA 5 mod

13

The taillights scream Testarossa. Interesting approach to modernizing a legend. There are certainly some things I like about it and some things I don't. I bet a few more renders and this thing would be nailed! Very cool!

14

Although obviously exaggerated, it's styling cues look better and more tasteful than 99% of the stuff actual brands put out these days.
Made me think of pic-related, actually.
Why can't we have cars that look like this again? Why is it that everything from a Corolla to an 812 Superfast has to look angry and aggressive?
:^(

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15

Oh, also, happy birthday, Dino!

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Chris Colouryum

This is gorgeous!

Author17
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Holy crap, that's perfection right there! My God if Ferrari made this I'd kill to have one. Well done Sir!!

18

I like yours much more.

19

Happy belated birthday!
SpeedHunters vlog series would be a fantastic evolution imho.

Author20
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thank you! Would be cool to do, format would be way important to figure out though

21

These renderings reminds me of something Lamborghini would design, rather than a Ferrari.

22

Looks a bit like if the F40/F50 mated with a Dome Zero concept. Not feeling it, sorry.

Very happy birthday to you, though, Dino! Can't ever give enough thanks for the work you guys put into this site.

Author23
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks David! :)

24
Dovydas Grigas

The side of the car looks so straight and brutal. Nothing i've seen in the car world before, it's almost architectural. I love it.

Author25
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Very nice way to describe it :)

26

This is fantastic. somebody hit print on this joker!

Author27
Dino Dalle Carbonare

3D print? haha

28
Michael Rinaldi

Yeah, I follow him on IG, his Supra Mk 5 is what that car SHOULD look like. He's a mega talent and this is cream of the crop of true visionary design work. This F80 leaves the new Ferrari F40 homage show car way behind. I love how the front fenders tie into the A-pilar here, genius.

Author29
Dino Dalle Carbonare

Yeah we need to show that Supra!!

30

Looks a lot like a Vector to me.

31

i see a lot of ferrari mythos in there

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