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Overview: There’s no better automotive brand to experiment with wild design than Lamborghini. With this in mind, Mark Hostler designed the Ferruccio concept as an unrestrained vision of what the automaker’s future vehicles might look like. The flamboyant design takes inspiration from the signature multifaceted, “stealth fighter” aesthetic, but also applies a new design language of aggressive (almost violent), sharp points and dramatic lines that can best be described as crystalline.
The Ferruccio also showcases innovations in the future of performance and environmental consciousness. The trademark of Lamborghini’s flagship supercars has always been a large v12, but in the current climate of environmentalism, car manufacturers are now using smaller, turbocharged engines to meet emissions regulations without compromising on performance. The Ferruccio combines these two ideas, using upcoming technologies in engine design and manufacturing. A v12 is under the hood, but has a comparably small 5.0 liter unit, boosted by two turbochargers The main difference, however, is that the engine would be camless, and activate its valves using computer-controlled pneumatic solenoids. This combination of technologies allows the Ferruccio’s engine to stick to Lamborghini’s power philosophies while being environmentally and economically conscious.
Designer: Mark Hostler