• Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed

The Frankenstein represents the culmination of the famed automotive designers best work in one car

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Frank Stephenson is well-known throughout the world as one of the most respected car designers in the industry. After countless requests from his fans to create a car for the GTA V, Stephenson obliged and set out to create a one-off design specially for Rockstar Games.

Overview

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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Frank Stephenson can be credited with designing some of the most iconic cars of modern times

When discussing the design of the automobiles featured in the game, Stephenson stated that most of the cars featured are more often than not, a blend of two popular cars. This is done to avoid Rockstar from being sued.

The Premise for the Design

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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Next, he sketched out the car from the front 3/4 angle

With his latest creation, Frank took design elements from not two, three, or even four cars. The final design that Stephenson has come up with takes inspiration from six of his most memorable cars, including the likes of the Maserati MC12, Ferrari F430, Ferrari FXX, McLaren P1, Ford Escort Cosworth, and the Mini Cooper.

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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While most game cars take inspiration from one or two models, Frank much further with Frankenstein, which drew inspiration from six of his most successful designs of all time

As with any of Stephenson’s designs, he began by sketching the vehicle’s side profile on a sheet of paper. He then proceeded to draw the car from the front three-quarter angle. This is where you can really begin to see the car take shape. Stephenson then goes on to sketch the lines of the car from the rear three-quarters. The final bit was to transform these sketches into 3D.

The End Result

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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Behold, the Frankenstein is finally here

And with that his creation was ready. Stephenson’s car is dubbed "Frankenstein," and to say that it is eye-catching would be an understatement. It has the same dimensions as the MC12 and a front fascia that is reminiscent of the Trident sports car and the Ferrari F430. The side profile and cockpit shape resemble the McLaren P1 and 12C.

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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The top view of Frankenstein is especially stunning because it shows off the car’s width, especially around the back. The tail end is equally bold and purposeful with several components being shared with the likes of the FXX, and the Escort Cosworth. They include elements like the exhaust units, the taillights, and those exaggerated wings and spoilers.

Conclusion

Ex-Ferrari, McLaren, and Maserati Designer Creates the Best GTA V Car Ever Designed
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Upon numerous requests from purists and fans alike, he has now created a one-off mock-up of a car dubbed the ’Frankenstein’ for GTA V

In the end, Stephenson adds that one of the reasons he stopped designing supercars and hypercars was because not many people actually got to enjoy his creations. But now with Frankenstein, he is actually making the digital files available for the public to download and play around with the design of the car themselves.

Check out Frank’s entire design process of Frankenstein in the video below

Source: Motor1

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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