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NEW FERRARI PROTOTYPE!!!

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  1. Modificata

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    Its not official by the way so dont get too excited!

    Aurea is the result of a collaboration between Ferrari and the Università degli Studi di Firenze.
     
  3. nerd

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    Who did the design; George Barris? To the Bat Cave Robin!
     
  4. AJS328

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    It is officially pretty ugly though. :)
     
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    it makes ya think thats for sure, there are some great design ideas there.
     
  6. Bill Sawyer

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    It looks like they left a clay model of the Enzo out in the sun too long and it melted.
     
  7. ferrari_kid

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    looks like an enzo barchetta actually. how often does ferrari put out a new model? isn't it every 4-5 years? seems like they've put out a lot the past couple of years with the enzo, the 360cs, and the 612.
     
  8. Doody

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    i'll call BS on that. there's no way they'd permit so much in-depth photography of an actual prototype. my guess is that it's just some project done at some university.

    no prototype of anything - just some futzin' around.

    but i've been wrong before (i think).

    doody.
     
  9. 348paul

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    Translation from Bablefish!!

    Gold Ferrari: Study and plan of une supersport University of the Studies of Florence - Faculty of Architecture Run of Bachelor in Industrial Design Department TAeD Pierluigi Spadolini With the collaboration of the Engineers of Produced Development FERRARI


    Hmmm!!!
     
  10. zjpj

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    The interior is amazing, except for that steering wheel.
     
  11. wax

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    University of Florence - Faculty of Architecture Studies​
    Run of Bachelor in Industrial Design​
    Department TAeD Pierluigi Spadolini​
    In collaboration with the Production Development Engineers of FERRARI​

    Not certain what *Run of Bachelor* means. Could be this, could be that - Study is most likely. If they're not careful, "aurea" might loosely and incorrectly be mentioned in passing as "aureole" - which may please or displease those with nipples that mean business.

    Judging by the top view, they must have seen the bikini thread and fell for the ol' slingshot-thong trick. Don't know what's up with the bling-bling tru-spokes, though.

    Ought to satisfy the "Ferrari isn't 'exotic' enough" whiners, though.
     
  12. Doody

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    so this is a student project, i presume.

    doody.
     
  13. zjpj

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    that's what it seems like - just some art student's design project. Pretty cool design, I'd give it an A.
     
  14. jordan747_400

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    Even though it isnt official, I think it is butt ugly. If Ferrari ever makes a car like that Im calling it quits :)
     
  15. JaguarXJ6

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    I think its more attractive than the Enzo. I wonder how much of the project was collaborated with Ferrari? Give it some time and we might see this student penning F-cars in your driveway in a few years.
     
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    I like it. To me, it looks like a marriage beteen the Enzo, and the
    Carerra GT.
     
  17. F1racer

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    I'm sure this is a student project...

    Anyway I must say it looks okay, I like the front but I'm that excited about the rear end.

    If someone has more information please tell us.
     
  18. jordan747_400

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    I should add that every Ferrari I have seen has looked pretty bad as a prototype drawing...So, in real life if I were to see this car, I might change my mind :)
     
  19. F1racer

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    Maybe this car will be the F60 for the 60 th anniversary of Ferrari in 2007 or maybe its the 360 replacement? (I'm just saying that because I have no idea why they have to built a new car with a new name after they just came out with an Enzo,360 CS , 612 :) )
     
  20. WILLIAM H

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    Oh My GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Major SCHWING!!!!!!!!!! Now THATS what a Ferrari Should look like. Put me down for the GT version, G Dam what a car!!!!!
     
  21. Entelechy

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    I really like it to - almost McLaren-esque on that one side shot. Some elements might be a little over-the-top, but I love the basic design :) I think it has promise
     
  22. richard

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    I don't think any of you have mentioned it yet, but that isn't real -- that is to say, every image there is a computer generated 3D render. As a college student who majors in computer animation and video effects, I believe I am qualified to tell when something is or isn't real in that respect.

    Needless to say, the car in those "photos" isn't real. It is a pretty good 3D render though, nearly the best I have seen.
     
  23. detailman

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    I just have to say I think its ugly as hell.
     
  24. Mojo

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    Let me guess, the same designer as the lotus elise. Another goddy kit car.
     
  25. Greg G

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    I like how the wheels in pix 1-4 are bronze colored and hint at the P4 wheel.
     

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