11 Reasons Why Ferrari Needs to Build This Hypercar Now

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The Ferrari F80 is one artist’s vision of what a Ferrari hypercar might look like in the not-so-distant future. Penned by Italian designer Adriano Raeli , an alumni of the prestigious Transportation Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, the F80 is stunning collection of over-lapping surfaces and Formula 1-inspired design cues. Like a Formula 1 car, wind flows through it, rather than around it, which makes for superior aerodynamics. These 11 photos are reason enough to convince us. Let's hope Ferrari takes notice.

Power is supplied by a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 900-hp twin-turbo V8 and a 300-hp kinetic energy recovery system, for a total of 1,200 hp. The absence of a V-12 might by unpopular, but there are precedents for twin-turbo V8 Ferrari supercars with the 288 GTO and F40. Plus, abandoning the V12 is all but inevitable for Ferrari. As fantastic as they sound, V12s are also very heavy and inefficient due to high amounts of internal friction.

With a total weight of just 1,763 pounds, all that power allows the F80 to sprint to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 310 mph.

Unfortunately, the F80 and its creator have no official ties to Ferrari, but hopefully its enough for the Prancing Horse to take notice or at least give Adriano a job!


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