WEBMINING > Ferrari 612 GTO Concept

Getting a design off the drawing board and into development can be an arduous task in the best of times but, after Ferrari‘s release of the 599 GTO, it may be quite some time before we see this beauty on the roads. So, if you’re like me, you’re asking “what has Ferrari planned for us in 2012 to replace the over-sized, grand tourer 612 Scaglietti?” Berlin-based designer Sasha Selipanov, AKA “The Angry Car Designer”, has conjured up one fantastic design possibility for Big Brother’s replacement.

This killer 612 GTO concept combines the sinuous lines of Ferrari’s latest models with a nod to the famed 250 GTO. Just try to remember that the pictures you are now salivating over…are just renderings. Sorry to burst any newbie bubbles but any exposure to the renderings and concept cars of this industry should leave us all with one clear message: this may very well be the most beautiful car never to be built. After all, there is more than a slight chance that this design won’t make it past the design room. However, despite the unfortunate realities of auto design and manufacturing, Selipanov continues to design drop dead gorgeous super cars.

Selipanov hasn’t engaged in the usual concept car illusionist games such as tantalizing with hypothetical engine specs or muttering incantations which invariably contain the words “quilted Alcantara seats”. No. Instead he has concentrated his efforts on the sorts of gorgeously rendered lines that lend a concept car a reality of its own – even if that reality exists within our collective imagination. Feast your eyes and dream on.

The aggressive lines and angular door mirrors hint at the sort of flagship design which could carry a marque into the next phase of its evolution. Perhaps this view of a future just beyond the horizon of Ferrari’s present design will be to their liking? What do you think?

For those who say that they do not understand the thinking of those who are disciples of offset and fitment, I say “Voila!” A picture’s worth a thousand words and this one ends all argument on the subject…

And here are a thousand more words that are all synonymous with “sexy”.  I like racetracks, cars, and women with mind-numbing curves – call it a personal design flaw (which many of you may share with me). However, despite my numerous personal flaws, there’s nothing flawed in this design. Bellisimo!

This picture truly leaves me awestruck with its swooping rear fenders, meaty tires, and tear drop silhouettes. Certainly, Mr. Selipanov is a master – which would incline one to think that this must, indeed, be a masterpiece. Some may disagree. For my money (of which I do not have enough to put me in the driver’s seat of one of these if it’s ever made), I’m happy to just gaze upon it. It’s nice to know that, even if something like this is only a concept, it still exists in the imagination of a very talented designer – and now, in our minds, as well.

::Tamer Omran

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25 Responses to “WEBMINING > Ferrari 612 GTO Concept”

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  2. Matt Murdock says:

    Ferrari is ART! Beautiful. Too bad we’ll never see it.

  3. bryant says:

    that thing comes stock flush hahaha

  4. Pedro says:

    It´s said “voila”

  5. dannyaz says:

    kinda looks like a corvette and a lambo or am i the only one that see’s that?

  6. Brandon says:

    Looks like a snake in the front (last picture)

  7. Brandon says:

    Needs a little black tongue to flick out through the air dam o.O

  8. Pedro says:

    It´s said “voila”, at least spellcheck

  9. D1RGE.EXE says:

    Dead freakin sexy….but imo the 458 Italia looks better. Still, gotta love the Russki’s designs :) :)

  10. Tamer Omran says:

    Thanks guys… appreciate all the Comments

  11. Chris says:

    It looks like the new stingray concept for the corvette.

  12. Nigel says:

    The back of the 612 looks like the 512 race car (Early 80′s).
    Very nice.

  13. Matt Murdock says:

    Just noticed the comments about spell checking voila because it was spelled viola. Funny. I thought spell checkers only caught words that don’t actually exist? I don’t think a spell checker would have caught that.

  14. Good stuff Tamer! Hopefully this project gets green lit!

  15. Powaa! says:

    Nice as this is, I believe the designer has nothing to do with Ferrari, so this is honestly a complete dream. Nowhere does Ferrari call this a concept or a GTO and in fact the designer works for VW.

    But great looking!

  16. Edward Uche says:

    Give concepts a chance!!! When will auto manufacturers get it? Watering down awesomeness is an insult.

  17. shraizlin says:

    Ford GT40 or what… lol ..

  18. Kid Karola says:

    Molto Bella!!!0

  19. Matt Murdock says:

    The sideview looks very “Corvette-ish” to me. But, then again, I’m blind.

  20. Daniel says:

    Oh so this is the new ferarri stingray? Very Nice design from the germans but homage or plagarism, I can.t tell

  21. KBanksAZ says:

    I want to do dirty, sexual things to that car. Something about the original GTO looks better or should I say more “classic”, but this is pure hotness!

  22. Tamer Omran says:

    I dont think it looks like a stingray… its subtle but very unique in its own right

  23. bertone says:

    amazing,great design, they should make it !

  24. Vaughan says:

    Yea he is a VW designer and does Ferrari concepts on his free time. I always thought Ferrari would be stupid not to hire him :P

  25. ImranKhan says:

    wow… it has a dragon look from the front. The dark black head is waiting for the fire extraction. hah hah ha. very stunning design.

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