The Tyco 9.6V Turbo Ferrari F-40 is a 1:24 scale radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released onto the US, UK, and other worldwide markets.
There are several Ferrari F-40 models made by Taiyo, however only two are 9.6V Turbo models that we’d recommend. This Tyco model is my personal favorite.
The Ferrari F-40 looks fantastic. The car has a deep red gloss, with slick black tires, and chrome wheels. The stickers are more tasteful on the Tyco model (vs. original Taiyo), smaller, and less visible, but the important ones (Ferrari logo, grille) are there.
The car feels ‘solid’ in your hands, well built, and slightly heavy due to the 8xAA batteries crammed into its tiny 25cmx13cm (9inx5.1in) body. They really could not have fit one more battery in this thing, it’s basically a 9.6V battery pack on wheels.
The best way to describe it, having the power of a Jet Hopper in half the size, with slick wheels. It’s good fun to drive, and will do donuts around your living room all day. With a top speed of 25km/h it’s not the fastest Taiyo, but still plenty quick.
Easily in our Top 5 of all Taiyo/Tyco models, highly recommended – if you can find one. Checkout our unboxing video + review below!