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.
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.
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