Ferrari Phantasia


Is the Ferrari LaFerrari design actually 50 years old?


Looking at press images of the new ‘La Ferrari’ hypercar, we couldn’t help but notice the resemblance to the 250P5/6 Pinin/Ferrari concept from way back in 1968.

We’ve said before how the period of the late sixties and early seventies were so ridiculously groundbreaking in terms of car design – but now we can really see how the strides that were taken around 45 years ago in the Carrozzeria of northern Italy really were building up a supply of outlandish future truths.

The tech is ludicrously honed, but the format V12 in the rear and scissor/gull-wing doors, with a plethora of scoops, wings, louvres and intakes – is the same as was dreamt up back in those psychedelic days.

Apparently this body was, however, developed in-house at Ferrari and was woven into the race programme and tempered by the engineering department too.

Good designs last decades; and now the tech has caught up with the dreams of designers, of the summer of love and beyond.