If you’re a Ferrari purist … I counsel you to click on away from this text, you may not like what you might be seeing, but when this intrigues you, learn alongside as we’re speaking a few automobile that has been not too long ago unveiled on the Tokyo Auto Salon by non-other than Liberty Stroll, and everyone knows what Kato-san is known for … precisely, bolted-on large fenders, huge wings and dropped to the bottom air-ride suspensions, and whereas the Lamborghini Miura Liberty Stroll we’ve seen earlier than was truly a reproduction, a package automobile, it appears his newest creation is predicated upon the true deal, one in all just one,311 models of the 1980’s Ferrari F40.
Sure, you might be studying this proper, Kato-san from Liberty Stroll in Japan took aside a Ferrari F40 and remodeled the icon right into a low-riding, wide-body, virtually LM look-alike, completed in brilliant white with the compulsory pink circle on the door and another decals, however let’s check out what he actually modified. Like the whole entrance clip of the unique automobile, now with twin uncovered headlights beneath a Lexan cowl, further air vent above the entrance wheels, a large air extractor simply forward of the windshield, and naturally massive fins on the corners of this unit, all very spectacular, and naturally so much wider in comparison with the unique unit.
And the entire package additionally consists of a brand new set of facet skirts to take the design from the broader entrance clip onto the rear, which as you may need guessed has been enlarged much more with massively large ‘bolt-on’ model fenders that truly work fairly effectively within the total scheme of this very particular LBWK F40, subsequently, we swing round to the rear, with a brand new rear diffuser but additionally an imposing rear wing to interchange the unique unit, and whereas it may not be a precise reproduction of the well-known Ferrari F40 LM model, at first look this new Liberty Stroll package positive jogs my memory of that one.
It’s apparent from these images the automobile is now sitting on some form of air-ride suspension package, the large wheels are tucked into the wheel arches method an excessive amount of to have the ability to be pushed like that, and on the backside of this text you’ll discover a video the place they transfer the automobile away from the rostrum after the Tokyo Auto Salon ended, and also you clearly see it rising up earlier than going ahead, and whereas everyone knows a wide-body conversion wants some massively large wheels to suit, there isn’t actually any official data on the dimensions of wheels Liberty Stroll fitted, the unique Ferrari F40 had some stunning 8 inches and 13 inches large, 17-inch tall wheels, so did Liberty Stroll keep on with these measurements and fitted spacers to fill the broader wheel arches, or did they make customized offset wheels that transfer out additional? Whichever the case, these all-black wheels look superb on the white LBWK F40 with Toyo Proxes tires.
One other uncertainty is in regards to the engine, initially the Ferrari F40 would include a twin-turbo V8 engine, 3-liter with an influence output of 471 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, figures that may not be very spectacular right this moment, however again in 1987 these had been some hefty numbers, and often Liberty Stroll isn’t recognized for engine tuning, so my guess is that they didn’t change something on this LBWK F40, I do realize it isn’t too troublesome to improve the turbochargers on an F40, but when they needed to go down that route hasn’t been talked about anyplace, so, for now, I’m going to state this white large physique nonetheless comes with 471 hp.
And that additionally appears to be the case for the inside, which nonetheless boasts brilliant pink Sparco seats, they do include a Liberty Stroll script on the backrests, however initially the automobile already got here with light-weight race-style seats, and so they look so much like those we’re seeing on this LBWK F40, now they may have been changed with extra fashionable models, however once more, that isn’t talked about anyplace, additionally the dashboard pod appears to be similar to the unique 80s unit too, so personally, I feel Liberty Stroll solely modified the outside of the bottom automobile, and so they modified it significantly, and it positive isn’t to everybody’s style, however Kato-san is used to that, his creations are cherished by some and hated by others, but it surely does appear there’s a marketplace for these imposing large physique conversions, each in Japan and in different components of the world.
One factor is for positive, whether or not you prefer it or not, there can be folks on the market that truly want to purchase this model new package from Liberty Stroll, and so they have already got it listed on their official web site, constituted of FRP, they listing the person components, however as for pricing, it’s ‘on demand’ solely, so that you’ll should get in contact with them to know simply how a lot it takes to transform an unique Ferrari F40, which isn’t going to be low cost by itself, into this wide-body, low-riding LBWK F40, but when I must make an informed guess since it’s an FRP package, not a carbon fiber one, pricing may very well be across the $50,000 to $60,000 mark, however that’s with out the wheels, the suspension, and becoming this intricate package, which can take plenty of hours to get proper, and subsequently much more cash to color to a present automobile end, so when all is claimed and executed, I feel you’ll be $100,000 or extra.
Let’s check out a video of the revealing of the Liberty Stroll F40 on the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon:
The video beneath reveals the automobile, and a number of other different Liberty Stroll creations throughout the Tokyo Auto Salon, and once they wrap up the present and drive the vehicles away: