The thing about designing a concept car is that it is just that – a concept. You start with a clean slate and then simply let your imagination run wild. Sure you have to have the talent and the skills to get the job done, but if you possess those, well then you may just be capable of creating something like this. What you are viewing is the sexist Ferrari concept never to come out Maranello and truth be told, I bet the boys over in Italy were pissed when they first laid eyes on it. Designed by Sasha Selipanov of Berlin, Germany this Ferrari 612 GTO Concept is simply drop dead gorgeous!
Look carefully at what’s been created here and you will see that the artist has been influenced by some of the greatest cars in history. Those three hood scoops for instance where taken directly from the iconic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The headlights look to be snatched up from the new 458 Italia and those hind fender haunches, well, it looks like we’re seeing a bit of Ferrari 575 Maranello in there as well.
The beauty of a design concept like this is that it makes all of us think about the “what ifs”. What if Ferrari actually called and hired designer Sasha Selipanov. What if they built this and raced it and what if it turned out to be their most desirable model ever. Like I said, the beauty of a concept is that it forces us to ask questions and look towards the future. Honestly, if Ferrari’s future looks anything like this 612 GTO Concept, well then I just wish I could turn the clock forward.