Ferrari F40 and McLaren P1 Cut in Half and Joined, Luckily as a Rendering

Ferrari F40, McLaren P1 Cut in Half and Joined as Rendering 1 photo
Photo: Luke Gilbertson Photography
We have to thank the automotive Gods for the fact that the image we have here is just a rendering, which means no Ferrari F40s or McLaren P1 were hurt during the making of this image.
Regardless, it's interesting to see how the two go-fast icons meet in the middle, where each of them holds a twin-turbo V8. However, this pixel rearrangement, which comes from Luke Gilbertson Photography, has much more to offer than a piece of eye candy.

The way in which the twin-turbo V8 has evolved in the world of halo cars only comes to highlit the consumerism that sits behind our beloved car industry, with the supercars and hypercars being the easiest way to disguise this.

While this may sound like a rant, we assure you it is not. Then again, we can't help but notice how bug names in the velocity industry have built their business strategies around feeding us motorsport solutions one tiny teaspoon at a time.

Perhaps the best example for this comes from the company that builds the third member of the HHHT (Holy Hybrid Hypercar Trilogy), namely Porsche. And the examples are many.

Does the new 911 GT3 RS need something to impress? No problem, we'll add parts from our racecars, such as the front wing air extractors, to keep everything in check. And, when the time is right, we'll release a mid-cycle revamp that will see the Turbo S beating the GT3 RS at its own game (read: the 911.2 Turbo S is two seconds faster than the Rennsport Neunelfer on the Nurburgring).

And things are obviously the same with Maranello machines - it's enough to notice how Ferrari left the twin-turbo realm after the F40 and has now returned, explaining how its new, turbocharged cars are better, to understand - and while limiting torque in first and second gear is brilliant for usability, it also makes for one hell of a marketing tool.

McLaren? Just think of the 500-unit 675 Longtail, followed by the surprise 500-unit 675 LT Spyder and now the MSO HS - talk about exclusivity-related questions. The list could probably go on forever, but we'll call it a day and let you admire this rendering.

P.S.: The 1993 Monaco supercar spotting images on your right, which show the F40 in its youth, should bring things back to normal.
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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