By on November 15, 2008

Designing cars ain’t what it used to be. Aesthetics now come well after safety matters, aerodynamic efficiency, corporate strategies, fashion & trend, etc, etc. Some of those are for our best. But I canʼt help yearning for the beautiful cars of the past. Take a look at the Ferraris in production these days. Any of them drop-dead gorgeous? I understand that the F430 needs to be aerodynamically top-notch and I wonʼt pick on that. But, what about the 612 Scaglietti?! That is visually challenged without any upsides on the technical side. The fact that it was inspired by the 1954 375 MM shouldnʼt be an excuse either. This is even worse if you consider that the car it replaced, the 456 GT(M) is one of the best 2+2 designs in history. Yes, the Scaglietti is much roomier, but do you really want four real seats in a Ferrari? I wonder who would like to ride in a Maranello car in the back, especially when the engine is not even placed there? Therefore today the photochop peephole shows you how a future Ferrari GranTurismo could look like and the way it could manage to mix 2+2 seats with some 2010 neo-retro looks. You can see I went for an accentuated fast-back design, that makes those extra seats usable (if really necessary), but doesnʼt totally mess the rear (as it does for the Porsche Panamera). The front outlook was intended to remind of the 250 GTO. However the lights that stretch on the wheel arches ensure this is a stand-alone design, easily recognized. The Ferrari traditional grille is a powerful identity element and I think it should be used more often, especially on GTs. The fender holes are a mix of those seen on the 456 GT, 250 GTO and the (new) California. Decently aggressive aerodynamic spoilers and side skirts complete the GT profile.

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3 Comments on “TTAC Photochop: New Ferrari 612 Scaglietti...”


  • avatar
    ajla

    Looks a bit too much like a 370Z for my taste.

  • avatar
    Scorched Earth

    1. The F430 is GORGEOUS.

    2. No offense to your skills man, but that thing is pretty hideous. Leave the GT-R headlights on the GT-R. And the side window slope doesn’t match the curve of the roof. If you took those away, it looks like a 612 Scagletti, with some little add-on aero pieces…which look cool, but nothing mind blowing.

  • avatar
    James2

    No sale. The Scaglietti is not a good-looking car, and I’m not thinking Pinifarina is above doing worse, but I think –hope?– they will go back to doing something closer to the 456GT.

    I still like the 360 Modena a tick more than the F430, but both are fabulous.

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