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GT Spirit New Ferrari F40 – Red

Targeted for their September new releases, the team at GT Spirit unveils official images of their version of 1:18 scale Ferrari F40.  The model isn’t absolutely perfect in exterior design but the effort is nonetheless solid and will fill a gap for a decent Ferrari F40 replica in Red.  Hopefully, there are some modern classic Ferraris in the near future from the brand too.

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11 Responses to "GT Spirit New Ferrari F40 – Red"

  1. Daniel says:

    I was worried having just bought the Top Marques F40 I’d over spent and could have waited for the GT Spirit version.
    Now I’ve seen I’m happy I got the Top Marques version! How could they get the wheels SO WRONG!

    • DS Team says:

      Yes, there has been some negative feedback on the wheels. Sorry, we don’t have an answer for you.

    • marcel171281 says:

      It’s not only the wheels, the shape is off as well. The nose looks weird from the side, like is it pointing down to much. Something is not adding up on the total shape as well, looks either too short or too high. But hardly any model maker has ever gotten the shape of the F40 correct, it seems very difficult to get it spot on. The one getting closest I think is the (very overpriced) Kyosho resin.

      • moti says:

        MARCEL171281 , tiny correct this model is also under kyosho , the one you talk about that was out long time ago made by Hobby japan under Mark18 brand kyosho was only the dealer that sold them outside japan and by the way they based on the prototype F40.

    • moti says:

      TM is better outside but not the best one the interior is poor , i don’t mind resin at all model but why the models interior looks so poor when the open diecast version which is more complicated to developed is better much better

  2. BA says:

    Looks like the seats are way to big?
    Shame to see that they can’t get things right. Was planning to get the yellow one, but now I think it’s best not to.

    • Marcel171281 says:

      Didn’t spot that at first, but once seen, you can’t unsee it. They are huge! The F40 is a small car, but the seats are nowhere near touching the roof. Easiest way to see is looking at the shoulder supports. On the real car they are just below the window line, on this model they are clearly above.

  3. Jason says:

    Wow, the wheels are really bad. I was fortunate enough to get a used Kyosho resin F40 a little while back. I also found a used Kyosho resin Testarossa. I got them both in the $200 range. I always loved these Ferraris, so I am very happy to have them. They are beautiful models, but now, if you can find them, they are ridiculous in price.
    Also I see GT Spirit is supposed to make a 288 GTO (my favorite Ferrari). I really hope they do a better job with it. I have the Hot Wheel and Bburago version, but they leave a lot to be desired. I won’t preorder the GT Spirit version until I see the actual model.

    • Daniel says:

      Oh dear! The more this thread builds the more mistakes pointed out!
      Jason, if you want a GTO you can do a lot worse than the KK-Scale one. I doubt GT Spirit will match it’s shape!

      • Jason says:

        I was very excited about the KK Scale 288 GTO until I saw the pics of the actual model and saw the chunks of plastic in the vents behind the doors. It ruined the lines of the car for me. Plus the wheels didn’t seem right. I bought the KK Scale Lamborghini 400 GT and was very impressed, especially for the price.I truly hope GT Spirit gets the GTO right. 🤞🏻

  4. John says:

    @DS Team How did the red 1/8 scale one turn out? I was really hoping they would nail all the details on the upcoming blue one,

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