Meet the Yiannimize-wrapped Ferrari F40 worth over £1million
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 opinions. This particular F40 is certainly no garage queen, with owner Joe Priday (PaddlUp Co-Founder) even letting Tiff Needell dump the clutch in a Lovecars YouTube drag race, something many owners would wince at the mere thought of.
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 exceedingly challenging to work with.
If you’ve heard about vinyl wrapping you’ve almost certainly heard of Yiannimize. The Enfield-based firm took on the huge task of wrapping the F40 and has done a fine job. Wrapping supercars and hypercars is Yiannimize's bread and butter, however, a nigh-on 30-year-old £1million Ferrari presents some unique challenges.
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.
An F40’s bonnet is vast, and no single piece of vinyl is big enough to cover the entire thing. Most would simply use two pieces and join them together, 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 is amazing, and the attention to detail in Yiannimize’s work truly stands out.
The Ferrari F40's vents proved difficult to work with during the wrapping process
The F40's unique features made this a tricky wrap
The bonnet is vast, but Yiannimize handled the wrapping like the pros they are
Cooling and aerodynamic elements were another challenge for Yiannimize's wrapping team
The finished PaddlUp Ferrari F40, wrapped by Yiannimize
Do you rate it or did we ruin it?
Love it or hate it, this is the PaddlUp brand ambassador car and it has already done an excellent job of raising awareness for our used supercar buying and selling service.
The Ferrari F40 is one of the most iconic and sought-after classic supercars and even has several Lego sets (both speed champions and full-fat collectable) created in its image. That leads to ever-increasing auction values and a fanbase that continues to grow. We always treat it with the respect that a 2.9-litre, 471hp, twin-turbocharged V8 monster deserves.
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