Jowyn Wong knows how to make a pretty car.
De Tomaso is an old name that is looking to reinvent itself. The brand is building a supercar at the Nurburgring, so you know that it's serious. The comeback roster also includes designer Jowyn Wong, who penned the incredible supercar concept you see here.
It looks a lot like the brand's upcoming supercar, but with some tweaks. Wong said it takes inspiration from V12 Ferraris of old, which mercifully live on in the form of the 812. Regardless, V12 Ferraris were not the only place Wong drew inspiration from.
The sketch was done in software called Gravity Sketch, which Wong elaborates on a bit in his post. "I created this concept in a few days, obvious inspiration of the 917, Lola T70 and the Ferrari 512 S. I spent about a week refining the body as I'm quite meticulous about reflections, more so, I wanted to test and exhaust the software to find its absolute limits."
Wong said that the project was partly inspired by his time with his own personal Lotus Exige. The designer has since moved on to a white Ferrari 458 Speciale for his daily. It was also an homage to the end of the V12.
"In short I loved my Lotus Exige so much at the time, it inspired me to create a brand new V12 glory machine to celebrate the last decade of the combustion engine."
While he's clearly comfortable working with both pen and paper and a computer, Wong's lengthy post about the concept also detailed what he sees in the future of design. For those of you that care about this sort of thing, it's an interesting take. Wong says he sees AI-powered design as a potential tool for designers like himself and even wants to take a stab at using BCI (brain-controlled interface) to design his cars.
Honestly, as long as the rest of Wong and De Tomaso's cars come out looking like this and the De Tomaso P72, we don't really care how they get designed.