Friday, April 11, 2014

Ferrari's New Concept Car/Spaceship


If nothing else, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a great-looking car. While it was styled primarily with aerodynamics in mind, it has a presence few cars – even those with a prancing horse badge – can match.
So is it possible to improve on the 458′s winning looks. Dutch design firm Ugur Sahin decided to give it a try with the Project F.
While the stock 458 is modern, the Project F is pure science fiction. It’s impossibly low roofline looks like it was pinched from Kevin Flynn’s Tron light cycle, while the slab-like fenders look like they were milled from solid blocks of Unobtanium.
Yet this Dutch flight of fancy bears a familial resemblance to a few current supercars, especially in the rear, which looks like it was taken straight from a LaFerrari, and the wraparound windshield, which is very Koenigsegg.
The appeal of all this is obviously in the eye of the beholder, but if the goal was to create something that would stand out among other supercars, then mission accomplished.
There’s always someone who wants there Ferrari to be truly one-of-a-kind, which is why Project F isn’t the first re-styled car from Maranello, and probably won’t be the last.
In fact, Ferrari has set up its own in-house specula projects division to handle one-off builds like the recent SP Arya, and Italian coach builders have taken on custom projects like Enzo-based P4/5 commissioned by James Glickenhaus.
Ugur Sahin hasn’t found any takers for the Project F yet, but given the One Percent’s insatiable demand for mobile displays of individuality, it’s probably just a matter of time until it does.
Just for the record, my birthday is coming up.  Just sayin'... 

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