New Flying Car Concept Was Inspired by Old Ferrari F1 Racers


Lazzarini Design Studio is not looking to the sky or future for its latest flying vehicle concept. Instead it’s drawing on a decidedly more earthbound source for inspiration: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) designed F1 race cars from the 1950’s.

Dubbed the FD-One, the Rome-based design firm’s new concept is a 2-seat flying car with a distinctly retro-futurist vibe.

According to Lazzarini, the stylish tricopter is powered by a hybrid system that includes a V12 petrol engine and 6 electric motors; 4 in the front, 2 in the backhat will have it zooming through the clouds like its inspiration.

Measuring 24-ft in length and weighing 1984 lbs, the FD-One’s carbon fiber really does look like a futurist take on Ferrari’s nearly 70-yr-old racers. While the wheels have been done away with and replaced with 3 propellers, the rest of the design stays true to its ancestor, including the cockpit, exhaust pipes and racing stripe.

The FD-One’s tech appears to be just as intriguing as its design. Though details are scant right now, Lazarrini says the craft’s V12 engine will help power its 6 electric motors via a belt system that connects the entire system. Power will also come from 3 battery packs stored in the craft’s underside. The firm believes the flying car will be able to reach speeds of 310 mph and fly for 3 hrs at a time.

The FD-One is a concept, but it’s a concept that Lazzarini believes can be made into a reality. A representative for the firm said in an e-Mail that the studio is looking for investors to help fund the building of a prototipo.

This is not the 1st striking design we have seen from Lazzarini Design Studio. Late last year the firm showed off 33-ft cruising yacht that looked more like a spaceship than a boat.

Unlike the FD-One, the F33 Spaziale yacht can actually be purchased today, with prices ranging between $609,000 and $1,660,000.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

Enzo Ferrari’s iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Bullish to Very Bullish, overhead resistance is NIL, and Key support at 167.82, 3 of our Key indicators are Neutral to Bullish, and the stock has established strong long term support ahead of this coming breakout North.

Ferrari finished at 169.91, +1.37 Thursday in NY.

Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.

Have a terrific weekend

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