Raging Bull

There’s no better automotive brand to experiment with wild design than Lamborghini. With this in mind, Mark Hostler designed the Ferruccio concept as an unrestrained vision of what the automaker’s future vehicles might look like. The flamboyant design takes inspiration from the signature multifaceted, “stealth fighter” aesthetic, but also applies a new design language of aggressive (almost violent), sharp points and dramatic lines that can best be described as crystalline.

The Ferruccio also showcases innovations in the future of performance and environmental consciousness. The trademark of Lamborghini’s flagship supercars has always been a large v12, but in the current climate of environmentalism, car manufacturers are now using smaller, turbocharged engines to meet emissions regulations without compromising on performance. The Ferruccio combines these two ideas, using upcoming technologies in engine design and manufacturing. A v12 is under the hood, but has a comparably small 5.0 liter unit, boosted by two turbochargers The main difference, however, is that the engine would be camless, and activate its valves using computer-controlled pneumatic solenoids. This combination of technologies allows the Ferruccio’s engine to stick to Lamborghini’s power philosophies while being environmentally and economically conscious.

Designer: Mark Hostler

40 Comments

  • Redo says:

    Dude… go back to school

  • Quintin says:

    Ever think there is a reason why no cars have sharp points? No country in the world is going to allow this on the road…

    ‘the valves are computer-controlled pneumatic solenoids’? I’m a bit lost on where pneumatics would come in to play here…

    Scale down the texture size on the floorboards (last render) a bit, the car looks like a toy car with these big floorboards…

  • Jimmy C says:

    @Quintin: Personally, I love the sharp lines of this car. I think it helps cement that “wild animal” idea. Pneumatics are obviously used in the engine (weren’t you paying attention?) and the floorboards are trivial.

  • Steve says:

    Hmmm I’ve seen this car before, oh yea in the 1967 cartoon Mach Go Go Go, aka Speed Racer. Does the Lamborghini Mach 5 have a homing robot or hydraulic rams so it can jump over stuff?

  • MDesigns says:

    Holy sharp front end, Batman!

  • Quintin says:

    JimmyC: Pneumatic solenoids for the inlet and exhaust valves?

    Solenoids are (by definition) devices to convert electricity into linear motion (the opening and closing of a valve, for example). A pneumatic solenoid valve is a pneumatic valve that is opened via a solenoid.

    The valves in an engine are either pneumatic (requiring air pressure to open and possibly pneumatic solenoid valves to regulate this pressure) or simply solenoid valves.

    I wasn’t talking about the sharp lines, I was talking about the points on the front of the car.

  • f.r.e.d. says:

    ANOTHER Bat-car? Really? Cartoons, gaming, fantasy, second-life, blah, blah, blah…

    Why can’t the real world ever be interesting enough as a source of problems to solve, that we have to waste our time with this dreck?

  • Dan says:

    If you dont know why pneumatic valves are used in high performance engines, its probably best not to mention it. Stick to rendering.

  • Mike says:

    The vast majority of cars use simple spring operated mechanical valves, with rocker arms and camshafts. No pneumatics or solenoids required.

  • Quintin says:

    And like Mike says, usually just spring operated mechanical valves with camshafts.

    I knew that, I was looking at a neat row of bent valves because of a broken cam belt just a few weeks ago…

  • Jimmy C says:

    I’m watching you go back and forth about all this, and I’m wondering, does it really matter? The design is really just for looks, let someone else build the engine. I mean, unless you’re volunteering.

  • Quintin says:

    Let me just say it plainly then; I believe that some of the ‘designs’ on this site don’t belong here. These drawings would look good in a gallery of renderings for users of a particular 3d drawing program, but in my opinion, it doesn’t belong on a website about design.

    I’m also not going back and forth about anything, you must be misunderstanding my comments (or I’m not expressing myself very well..).

    I’ve said it before: People who make drawings/designs should just not imagine unrealistic/impossible technical specifications if they have no idea how things work. Do a little reading before you start throwing buzzwords around.

  • Troy Turner says:

    Hey Quintin,

    Yanko Design is all about invention, innovation and above all else… imagination. We will consider featuring almost any concept as long as it has one of those elements!

    We appreciate all of your commentary, whether it is a positive critique, or a negative one. Both kinds of feedback give designers the opportunity to improve on their work!

    Keep the comments coming!

    Best,
    Troy Turner
    Senior Editor

  • Quintin says:

    Hi Troy,

    Thanks for responding. I understand what you mean and, hey… It is not my website… and it’s not like your’e keeping people away…

    I was just posting my opinion: Drawings from people that use a brand name they don’t seem to be affiliated with and write down some meaningless ‘technobabble’ are (to me) just that: drawings…

    I understand there is a lot of time and skill involved in making these (I’ve tried it myself, I don’t have the patience). I’m just pointing out that, in my opinion, design is more than just drawing and rendering. People should spend a little more time reading about the technology behind their designs before writing the accompanying texts…

  • T. G. M. says:

    I am very interested in some information on the Ferruccio Concept engine. It’s a 5.0L V12 duel turbo charged engine. I’m mostly interested in the operation of the engine with the Computer-Controlled Pneumatic Solenoids. I have been wondering about this concept for years. I would like to know about it horsepower and toqure output.
    I had also wondered if with solenoid activated valves if the engine would have the ability to have performance and fuel economy of a engine with many diffrent cam profiles. Seems it would have the best of both worlds like low end toqure of a larger engine and high end horsepower of high reving engines.
    Also are the valves able to open at only one depth or can the solenoids control the amount of lift that the valves open?

  • Toby says:

    I am very interested in some information on the Ferruccio Concept engine. It’s a 5.0L V12 duel turbo charged engine. I’m mostly interested in the operation of the engine with the Computer-Controlled Pneumatic Solenoids. I have been wondering about this concept for years. I would like to know about it horsepower and toqure output.

  • Toby says:

    I am very interested in some information on the Ferruccio Concept engine. It’s a 5.0L V12 duel turbo charged engine. I’m mostly interested in the operation of the engine with the Computer-Controlled Pneumatic Solenoids.

  • Toby says:

    I am very interested in some information on the Ferruccio Concept engine. It’s a 5.0L V12 duel turbo charged engine.

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