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1987 Taiyo Ferrari F-40 (Global)

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small198787779.6VTurbo8xAA Vsml 25km/h
16mph
2WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value75 150
4.3 out of 5
One of Taiyo's best. Despite its small size it's a wild ride, and a very solid build. Highly recommended
Rating
4.3
out of 5
Review CommentOne of Taiyo's best. Despite its small size it's a wild ride, and a very solid build. Highly recommended

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
TBANoneJapanTBC
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
UnknownNone2-SpeedRed(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Taiyo Ferrari F-40 is a 1:24 scale radio control car manufactured by Taiyo, and released into global markets in 1986. It is the English language version, Made in Japan.

There are several Ferrari F-40 models made by Taiyo, however only two are 9.6V Turbo models that we’d recommend. My personal preference is the Tyco Ferrari F-40 as that’s the one that I own and have experience with (see video below), however I expect this original model would be similar.

Design

The Ferrari F-40 simply looks incredible. The car has a deep red gloss, with slick black tires, and chrome wheels. There are very few stickers, the Tyco model has even less, and that’s a good thing. The car is smaller than most Taiyo/Tyco models, only 25cm long by 13cm wide (9in x 5.1in), but don’t let it’s size persuade you.

Performance

This thing is a little pocket rocket!

With 9.6V  8xAA batteries crammed into its tiny chassis, and slick rubber tires, it takes off hard, and will do donuts all day around your living room. With a top speed of 25km/h it’s not the fastest Taiyo, but still plenty quick.

Recommendation

One of the best Tyco ever made, I love it, definitely one of my all time favorites!

Checkout our unboxing video + review of the Tyco version!

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