Fake Ferrari F40 Is Actually a Renault Alpine GTA, Has The Big Wing
24 November 2019 - autoevolution
When setting out to create a replica that might actually trick people into believing it's the real deal, the problems always start with finding a proper donor vehicle.
And when the targeted vehicle is a little supercar called the Ferrari F40, the builder might just fall short of the expectations.
Case in point with the contraption that brought us here. In fact, let's make things clear from the very beginning: from far, far away, on a foggy day, this creature will pass as a genuine Ferrari F40, one of the just 1,311 units to have left the gates of the Maranello factory.
Returning to the real world, this vehicle is not just an insult to Prancing Horse and supercar fans, but also a waste of a a good grand tourer.
You see, those who know a thing or two about French cars will tell you that, under the fiberglass skin of this yellow thing, sits a Renault Alpine GTA. Built between 1984 and 1991, this GT was powered by V6 engines and offered a tempting mix of performance and comfort. In fact, its evolution, the A610, was the last street car to wear the Alpine badge before Renault released the brilliant Alpine A110 in 2017. So yes, this is a Ferrari F40 that comes with a 2+2 seating layout.
And while nothing could be done to conceal the greenhouse of the Frenchie, whoever built this monstrosity could've at least changed the wheels, which are another strong clue when it comes to the real identity of the vehicle. For instance, some wheel spacers would help with the credibility, since the newfound body is wider than the original, but this is another story for another time.
Regardless, you should make sure to use the swipe feature of the Instagram post below, since this brings multiple angles of the faux F40.