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Ferraris of the Future On Show As Design Contest Heats Up

posted April 10th, 2013

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The future of Ferrari sports cars has been on show with artist impressions of what models of 2025 might look like, according to CarScoops.com.

Designer Christophe Jourd’hui presented his visualized concept, the Ferrari ‘Getto’, to reflect his views on how the supercars of tomorrow might look. The concept was submitted as part of a Ferrari design competition, but has already attracted strong interest online from Ferrari fans.


Andrei Nedelea of Carscoops.comsaid that the design worked because it had such a strong concept. “The idea behind the car is the maximization of the sensation the driver gets when behind the wheel, through the use of a floating cockpit, which is sustained by chassis cross members from above, as well as jacks mounted in key points on the structure underneath it.”

The Getto, named after the Italian word for ‘Jet’, resembles a more space age but surprisingly familiar-shaped vehicle. While it has its own distinct shape, the Getto draws much of its design influences from the heritage and style of Ferrari models past.

From first glance at the plans, you can tell this car is fine-tuned for speed. Its low center of gravity would certainly give it a kick. Clearly not the best choice for those with a large family to taxi around, the Getto is all about speed and sophistication – even if it does look a little cramped.

The concept depicts a vivid red Getto – instantly striking with its classic Ferrari look. The sleek curves of the chassis reveal a much more aerodynamic approach to the design. It is unlikely the model will ever go into production, but some Ferrari fans are already calling for a concept prototype to be built.

Ferrari are currently experiencing weaker than usual sales in its key markets including the EU, China and the US. At present, only Japan is holding up in its demand for new models. Analysts have linked this directly to the worldwide recession, and the company is banking for fortunes to pick up when its customers return to spending mode.

With new ideas like the Getto and the competition that inspired it, Ferrari are hoping to appeal to the next generation of customers as early as possible.

Ferrari is operated by the Fiat Group, a company which operates a number of different car brands including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Chrysler.

Lynch Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which sell some Fiat Group vehicles, said that Ferraris would always enjoy a special status amongst new car buyers.

“Ferraris have a certain glamour. But underneath the elegant chassis lies the same quality, reliable engineering that powers Chrysler. The future for Ferrari will see a continuation of new models that dazzle and impress, scoring equally on visual appeal as performance.”

Don’t expect to buy the Getto from your local Ferrari dealer any time soon. But as the company continues to innovate and change its approach, the designs it unveils will continue to play a role in the future of supercar design.

 

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  • 1 Ferraris of the Future | Ferrarisports.com // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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