Does This Modern Ferrari F40 Deserve to Come to Life?
The Ferrari F40 was 30 years old in 2017. In 2027, it will celebrate its 40th birthday. So what better occasion for Ferrari to bring back the legendary nameplate with a limited-run supercar that hosts the F40’s old ethos inside modern clothing?
We’re dreaming, of course, but so was Naoto Kobayashi when he concocted a sleek-looking, low-slung Ferrari F40 concept that would abide by today’s design trends. Sure, these are just sketches at this point, but imagine what sort of Prancing Horse goodness they could spawn.
James Glickenhaus’ One-Off Ferrari Modulo Catches Fire, Damage Could Have Been a Lot Worse
James Glickenhaus’ one-off Ferrari Modulo sustained some damage recently after a certain section of the car caught fire while it was being driven around in Monaco last week. Fortunately, the fire didn’t engulf the entire car after Glickenhaus triggered the onboard fire suppression system shortly after flames started to appear from the car’s muffler. The system was able to extinguish the fire quickly, but not after the car’s rear end, including parts of the decklid, suffered a fair amount of damage. It’s hard to imagine a world without the one-off Ferrari Modulo concept so it’s a good thing that the damage caused by the fire isn’t bad enough that it can’t be replaced. Sucks for the company that supplied the muffler, though. Glickenhaus ended all association with the company after the incident, and, frankly speaking, we can’t blame him.
Ferrari Should Hire the Person That Designed This 2019 Ferrari Aliante Barchetta
There are plenty of people with a set of tools and a backyard that consider themselves mechanics and, likewise, there are lots of people with mediocre photoshop skills that consider themselves car designers. Every now and then, however, you come across someone that actually has genuine, down-to-earth talent and, today, that person is Daniel Soriano – a Spanish professional car designer that just proved to the world that Ferrari needs someone else on their design team. The renderings that you see here were designed by him and pay homage to the supercars of days past. I’m not talking days past in the sense of last year. No; I’m talking about a time when cars had meaning, soul, and design qualities that cast a huge shadow over the performance credentials that lie beneath the skin. I’m talking about a time when you walked up to a car and was simply mesmerized by it, and just didn’t care what it was capable of. I present to you the 2019 Ferrari Aliante Barchette, designed by Daniel Soriano.