The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery

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  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Watch as an ex-Ferrari designer turns the 296 GTB in to a more faithful 250 LM spiritual successor
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Frank Stephenson finds a lot of good design cues, but also a lot of room for improvements
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Starting with the "cartoonish" wide mouth, which according to Frank is overexaggerated
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    He also adresses a misalignment between the hood cutting and headlights
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    The designer also wants to enhance the canopy-inspired design, by blacking out the roof. The mirrors could also blend in better
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    He also thinks the side window lines need some tidying up, removing an unnecessary trim piece in the process
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Frank Stephenson also works on the 296's "shoulders"
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Frank admires the "flying bridge" connecting the C-pillars
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    But he is adamant that a Ferrari must always have round taillights
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Something he fixes, to make the 296 GTB more reminiscent of the 1963 250 LM
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Next the "overstyled" exhaust needs to be "fixed" and relocated
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    The veteran designer is hard at work transforming the 296 GTB...
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    ...essentially turning it into a mdoern-day 250 LM
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    This is how the ex-Ferrari designer would have styled the 296 GTB
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    He does point out that the 296 design isn't retro, but rather reminiscent of the past
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
    Swipe up for the full transformation process. Also, which design do you prefer?
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
  • The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 and FXX Shows What the 296 GTB Could Have Looked Like - gallery
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