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Meet The Wrapped £1m Ferrari F40

19th May 2021

Fans of Enzo Ferrari’s final commission will recognise the similarities between this car and some of the Sultan of Brunei’s F40s, however this is no Royal F40. What it is, is one of the Paddlup promo cars and it’s causing quite a stir on social media.

4 PADDLUP Ferrari F40 Photoshoot May 2021 Automotive Photography By Kent Wynne (C)

Automotive Photography by Kent Wynne©

Certainly no garage queen

It’s worth pointing out that the car was due a spruce up soon, so the wrap is doing no harm contrary to a select few comments on social media. This particular F40 is certainly no garage queen, with owner Joe (Paddlup co-founder) even letting Tiff Needell dump the clutch in a YouTube drag race, something many owners would wince at the mere thought of.

Joe’s Instagram (@luckyssupercars) regularly documents the use the car gets in all conditions. It’s just a shame we don’t see more of these cars being used in a similar fashion.

18 PADDLUP Ferrari F40 Photoshoot May 2021 Automotive Photography By Kent Wynne (C)

The PaddlUp Ferrari F40 - Automotive Photography by Kent Wynne©

Ferrari’s 40th anniversary present to itself is a hand-built assemblage of carbon-kevlar and aluminium, with the famously thin paint teasing the carbon weave. Mix that in with all of the angles, vents and NACA ducts and it starts to sound like an absolute nightmare to work with.

Wrapped Ferrari F40 Detail 2

The Ferrari F40's unique features made this a tricky wrap

Wrapped Ferrari F40 Paddlup Logo

The Ferrari F40's unique features made this a tricky wrap

If you’ve heard about vinyl wrapping you’ve almost certainly heard of Yiannimize, unless you’ve been living under a rock. The Enfield-based firm took on the huge task of wrapping the F40 and have certainly done a fine job. Wrapping supercars and hypercars is routine work for the guys at Yiannimize, however a nigh on 30-year-old £1m Ferrari presents some unique hurdles.

For example, it’s standard practice to remove the door handles of a car to wrap them in order to get a professional finish, but due to the delicate nature of the F40 the handles couldn’t be fully removed due to the risk of breaking the cable.

Wrapped Ferarri F40 Bonnet

The Ferrari F40's bonnet is vast, but Yiannimize handled the wrapping like the pros they are.

Wrapped Ferrari F40 Rear

The Ferrari F40's vents were another challenge for Yiannimize's wrapping team.

An F40’s bonnet is vast, and no vinyl is big enough to cover the entire thing in one piece. Most would simply use two pieces and join them, but the guys at Yiannimize stretched the matte grey vinyl enough to cover the whole thing. This creates a far cleaner finish and is a very impressive piece of work. The overall fit and finish of the work is amazing, and the attention to detail in Yiannimize’s work truly stands out.

Ferrari F40 Profile

The finished PaddlUp Ferrari F40, wrapped by Yiannimize. Automotive Photography by Kent Wynne©

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