When it comes to luxurious sports cars, Ferrari nabs first place! Ferrari cars are high on utility, performance, speed, craftsmanship, and not to mention they even exhibit a level of artistry. Their cars have been a source of major inspiration for automobile designers and enthusiasts all over the world! The result? A never-ending plethora of Ferrari-inspired concepts that’ll have you itching for more. These groundbreaking concepts will have you wishing that Ferrari adopts and turns them into a reality very soon!
The Ferrari GT Cross isn’t just a large, red SUV with the raging-horse logo on its front. It isn’t a Lamborghini Urus or Maserati Levante-styled SUV that dilutes their respective brands’ DNA to build something more conservative. It’s every bit a Ferrari. Styled as a raised coupe in the spirit of a classic GT Ferrari, the Ferrari GT Cross concept from Jean-Louis Bui (you may remember his Citroen SUV concept from a couple of years back) stays every bit true to the evergreen Ferrari racecar. The SUV coupe comes with a central front engine, 2 seats, a 4 wheel drive, and stays true to Ferrari’s brand language, with a long hood, aerodynamic air inlets, fluid lines, and that classically brutish red and black paint-job!
No matter which angle you look at the Ferrari CascoRosso from, it’s a treat to look at, with every corner containing a detail that adds more character to the concept. This rather impressive-looking Ferrari isn’t an official design from the company, though… it’s from the mind of Macedonian automotive designer Dejan Hristov. The Italian term CascoRosso translates to “Red Helmet” in English, which somewhat lends credence to the car’s sinewy, almost bike-helmet-like design. There are multiple breaks in the car’s surface, resulting in well over 15 panels on the outer body lending to the car’s complex and beautiful surface design. Its overall demeanor closely resembles the F8 Tributo, with a few exceptions like the absence of visible headlights. I’d venture a guess that they sit right behind the grille detail, lighting through the slats. The car even ditches the side-view mirrors for more advanced cameras that occupy a fraction of the space but offer better visibility.
This concept design by Alex Bowen – brings back the cherished memories of a time when Ferrari was the one brand that echoed around the competitive automotive industry. Alex calls his concept the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – a perfect tribute to the well-engineered racing machine of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This modern version of the iconic race car uses its sleek yet sinuous curves to add a refreshed feel to the old form, with a silver finish – the color popularised into the synonym for modern design by Apple. All 250 TRs had a 2-seater spider body because, at the time, this was considered the lightest and most aerodynamic configuration for a racing sports car. Everything right from the front grill, the side fenders, or the rear are a true reflection of the Ferrari brand in its true self!
The Stallone (which literally means Stallion in Italian)(yes, it rhymes!) comes with a beautifully sinewy design that makes the car look muscular yet lean. The vehicle comes with a monocoque chassis, a mid-mounted V12 Turbo engine, and a kinetic energy recovery system that allows the car to reserve power every time you brake. The two-seater comes in Ferrari’s classic hot-red, with carbon-fiber trims on the front, top, and back. The Stallone comes fitted with floating headlights that channel air underneath it, an absolutely gorgeous floating buttress for a rear pillar, and Murray’s reinterpretation of the car company’s signature circular tail-lights, design details that all went under rigorous testing and selection before arriving at their respective final forms.
Merging the past with the current future of automotive design, artist Ash Thorp and automotive CGI artist colorsponge have joined forces to create a unique concept EV that balances out the best of both worlds. They call it Evinetta, and it’s inspired by the 1970’s Ferrari Berlinetta concept car designed by Pininfarina. The stunning race car is envisioned to be driven by the Tesla Model S powertrain and an active ride suspension. Other bits of the car are adapted from the Porsche RSR – the interior in particular. Truly this concept EV has influences of the past and the present, giving off a very vibe that’s hard to compare. The aerodynamic design flowing from the low front to the beefy rear, makes Evinetta seem perfectly tailored for high-speed tracks like it’s going to cut through the air and propel forward like a rocket-powered drag racer.
The only thing Ferrari about this concept car is the logo on the front and back! Not many designers exercise the right to say “Hey, let’s just completely forget what we know about a company’s visual language and make an entirely new one from scratch”. Designer Ivan Venkov decided to reimagine Ferrari as a completely new company, fully putting Ferrari’s and Pininfarina’s 60-year design language aside to develop something more aggressive and edgy. The result is something that looks like it could make a Lamborghini or a Pagani run for its money! The concept car even does away with Ferrari’s love for red as a car body color… however, if you notice, the rims are in fact rose gold, with the Ferrari insignia on them!
Designed by Ugur Sahin, the USD Passionata embodies the classic beauty of the past along with the high precision styling of the present. A spiritual successor to the Ferrari Dino concept designed by Sahin back in 2008, the Passionata sports the classic Ferrari-style rear with the familiar circular taillights. The sides are incredibly retro-inspired too, with the bold use of curves that guide the eye and give the car its feminine quality. For that fatale-effect, however, the car comes with an Aston Martin-inspired front along with a deadly set of steely blue eyes, and finally topped off with a partially transparent hood that reveals the Passionata’s jaw-dropping V12 engine!
A die-hard fan of the original F40, designer Samir Sadikhov took it upon himself to build a new variant, exploring Ferrari’s current styles and merging it with the F40’s original design to create a timely evolution. The F40 Tribute, as Samir calls it, captures the original F40’s flavor, while including a modernized blocky rectangular wing, side intakes, and vertically oriented triple exhaust — all of which were original to the 1987 supercar. Sadikhov went on to build the interiors too, with leather upholstery and carbon-fiber paneling. Even the dashboard gets a revamp with its future-friendly interface and racing-style wheel. The level of detail gone into the passion project is practically mind-boggling for something that’s essentially a fan concept, but I imagine that if Ferrari were to revamp the F40, it should definitely take some cues from this incredible tribute!
The Ferrari F399 concept is one of the few examples of an entirely organic design process that started from an idea and reached its finished version without a steady path connecting the two. Spending less time conceptualizing and more time building, Sabino directly took his concept to the CAD modeling phase. Chasing an aggressive design that was also dominated by actual functional surfaces, Sabino created the concept that he went on to name the F399. The racecar obviously comes in Ferrari’s classic red, and sports a closed cockpit, indicating a future where Formula 1 drivers will be completely enclosed within their racecars… but that’s enough of me talking. Scroll down below to view this divine embodiment of charisma in crimson.
Designed by Italy-based studio Lazzarini, the FD-One is a conceptual racing tricopter drone with 6 propellers, a V12 gas engine, and 3 battery packs. Featuring a cockpit big enough for two, the FD-One takes a lot of inspiration from Ferrari’s F1 and F2 racing cars in the 50s, with a very close resemblance to the tubular framed Ferrari 500 F2. The FD-One comes with three pairs of co-axial electric propellers powered by the V12 engine and three separate battery packs. The vehicle probably won’t have a high flying altitude, given that the cockpit isn’t a closed one… and seeing how the cockpit is relatively at the back of the vehicle, the FD-One is equipped with a camera on its front to give the pilot clear visibility. Lazzarini claims that the entire vehicle measuring 24 feet in length, could weigh just under 2000 pounds, and have a top speed of 310mph.