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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.
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