The famed Ferrari Enzo is long gone, but an Italian car designer named Adriano Raeli has created a stunning tribute that might as well be the Enzo of the future.
Dubbed the F80, Raeli’s virtual successor to LaFerrari (would that make it the Enzo’s grandson?) is an imagining of a future Ferrari flagship, with emphasis on the word ‘future.’
This car is absolutely space-age, with wide, swooping bodywork and an aggressively crouched stance reminiscent of something from an Issac Asimov story. The concept is essentially a road-legal F1 car, and the massive apertures between the wheels and body are the biggest visual cues of that.
An interesting tidbit of the F80 is the car’s inspiration. Obviously many stallions in Ferrari’s lineage have their place in the car’s styling, but Raeli says his motivation came from the Next Generation Air Dominance program (NGAD), a military venture to appoint the next wave of air superiority fighters.
The NGAD’s requirement state that, in order to be considered, an aircraft must have multi-role capabilities, which explains the road-legal layout of the racecar inspired F80.
Raeli creates concepts with 3D programs, paper sketches, and clay, and he has outlined a fighter-jet worthy hybrid system for the vehicle. It includes an 887-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and a 295-hp K.E.R.S system. The combined output is a maniacal 1182 hp, which is be good enough to push the 1763-pound supercar to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, according to the designer.
If this car should ever see the road (don’t hold your breath) Raeli already has a potential first customer in mind: Pink Floyd drummer and Ferrari enthusiast Nick Mason.
Mason has been quoted as saying, “I have about 40 cars, of which 25 to 30 are what you might call serious.
It’s safe to say that if he ever gets is hands on an F80, that number would probably increase by one.
(Images © Adriano Raeli)