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