OCT 06th 2015

Conceptual Art: 2010 Ferrari 612 GTO

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The world of concept cars is a strange place: For every beauty there will be a handful of horrors and for every piece of hopeful design that makes it into production there will be dozens that forever remain as sketches or CAD drawings on a hard drive somewhere.  

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This utterly gorgeous piece of design from 2010 never had a chance of going into production, having not been penned by a Ferrari designer, but we reckon that if ever there was concept which looked so good, so… right that it flat-out deserved to become a reality, it was this one. Just look at it …

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Berlin-based Sasha Selipanov is responsible for this shape which was to be ‘the next generation 612 Scaglietti’ but with a serious high-performance bent worthy of the GTO tag. No mechanical specifications were ever discussed, but can you imagine this shape with a 651bhp Ferrari FF motor up front?  

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The curvesome haunches, the aggressive rake of the windscreen, the three air intakes on the bonnet harking back to the original Gran Turismo Omologato… Surely it would have been one of Ferrari’s all-time greats? As it is, all we’re ever going to have are the rather impressive renderings you see here.   

Maranello, please can you hire this guy?

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