Lamborghini Ferruccio is one ferocious raging bull

Lamborghini-Ferruccio-is-one-ferocious-raging-bull

Concept cars can be cruel beast. Sometimes they speed into your life dazzling and overwhelming your automotive senses with their innovative designs and futuristic technologies. Often they’re like nothing you have ever seen before. And as they’re speeding off into the sunset you can’t help but wish they were destined for production – or at least real. Alas, the Lamborghini Ferruccio is neither.

Well, that’s not exactly true. While the Ferruccio may look more at home in a Michael Bay Transformers flick than in a garage, (preferably ours) it is real – at least in the virtual world.

Lamborghini-Feruccio-Close-Black

Created by Mark Hostler, a transport design student — and a talented one to boot – at Staffordshire University, the Ferruccio was developed as part of the budding design student’s coursework. The class was tasked with developing an anniversary edition of a car of their choice and with the raging bull turning 50 next year, the choice was easy.

Like most beautifully conceived designs Hostler’s Lamborghini Ferruccio is decidedly unique while harkening back to its source for inspiration. And since the car was designed to honor Lamborghini’s 50th, we definitely see many of the marquee models that have proudly bore the raging bull over the years.

Lamborghini-Ferruccio-Rear

The most eye catching part of the Ferruccio is its front end. The spiked design is the epitome of aggression, while the impaling points and sharp edges highlight the Ferruccio’s ferocity. According to Hostler, the rounded shapes found on the front of the front and rear wings were inspired by the sleek and curving lines of the Muira. And while we’re not so sure, we definitely see the Countach as a source of inspiration because of the Ferruccio’s wide tail-end.

Lamborghini-Ferruccio-Black-Top-Down

Of course for all the extreme aerodynamic styling the Ferruccio is packing it doesn’t surprise us that the car, at times, resembles more a jet than a car. In fact the more we look at it, the more we expect the Ferrucio to take to the skies just as easily as the road, which we find fitting considering Lamborghini’s current design language aims to resemble a “stealth fighter,” inviting comparisons to two other Lamborghinis: the Aventador and Reventon.

Lamborghini-Ferruccio--Main

Since Lamborghinis are just as much about engineering as they are style, what would a flagship bull be without one of the Italian automaker’s trademark V12s? Thankfully, Hostler has stood true to that history by incorporating one into his design. And while we’re certainly not his professors, we wholeheartedly award him an A+.

Photo and design credit: Mark Hostler via Tuvie

Cars

Driving a prototype 2020 Passat at Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground

Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground is where new cars are tested to the breaking point, including the 2020 Passat midsize sedan. Ride along as the new Passat completes testing ahead of its 2019 launch.
Cars

These winter-warrior cars will never leave you out in the cold

Snow can be an absolute pain if your vehicle isn't optimized to handle that sort of terrain. If brutal snowstorms are an annual part of your life, we recommend you pick up one of these winter-ready vehicles.
Gaming

Apple Mac users should take a bite out of these awesome games

Contrary to popular belief, there exists a bevy of popular A-list games compatible for Mac computers. Take a look at our picks for the best Mac games available for Apple fans.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Folding canoes and ultra-fast water filters

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

2020 Toyota Supra caught hiding in a trailer without a shred of camouflage

Toyota's plan to once again lure enthusiasts into showrooms involves bringing back the Supra, one of its most emblematic nameplates. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming coupe, which Toyota is developing jointly with BMW.
Cars

NYC mandates minimum wage for Uber, Lyft, other app-based rideshare drivers

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a rule that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft must be paid at least minimum wage, even though they are independent contractors. The new pay rate includes operating costs.
Product Review

Boring takes a back seat as 2019 Corolla Hatchback mixes fun with practicality

We drive the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the latest hatchback to bear the Corolla name. As the best-selling nameplate in automotive history, Toyota has high expectations to meet. This model mostly lives up to the legacy.
Cars

LM Industries’ autonomous shuttles head to Phoenix, Sacramento campuses

LM Industries will deploy Olli low-speed autonomous shuttles at school campuses in Arizona and California as part of its ongoing "fleet challenge," which asks local groups to propose uses for autonomous vehicles.
Cars

Bosch’s CES-bound shuttle concept takes us on a trip to a not-too-distant future

Bosch envisions a future in which driverless shuttles occupy their own market segment. The German firm won't build the shuttles, but it wants to provide everything else, ranging from the drive system to the apps used to hail them.
Emerging Tech

A lidar-equipped truck knows exactly how much de-icer to apply on roads

Lidar is best known as the laser-based technology that helps self-driving cars sense their surroundings. But the city of Knoxville has another, more seasonal use for it: De-icing roads.
Cars

Hertz speeds up car rentals with biometric scan technology

Biometric security technology that uses face, fingerprint, and voice recognition is gaining traction, with Hertz emerging as the latest company to incorporate it into its daily operations.
Product Review

Inside Maserati's Levante SUV beats the heart of a Ferrari

Maserati’s luxury SUV gets a shot in the arm by way of Ferrari-derived V8 power, but is it enough to go toe-to-toe with the established players in the high performance sport-utility segment? Let’s find out.
Mobile

McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special-edition OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is yet another flagship killer smartphone, bringing powerful specifications to a much lower price than the competition. Now, OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
Cars

Aston Martin’s 1,000-hp Valkyrie will boast the Mona Lisa of the engine world

Aston Martin has released new details about its F1-inspired Valkyrie hypercar. Co-developed with Red Bull Racing, the Valkyrie will be one of the most aerodynamic production cars ever made.