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Is This The Hypercar Of The Future?

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If so, count us in.

Want to know where automotive design is headed? Just look at the latest supercars and hypercars, we'd argue, as the pinnacle and cutting edge of car styling. Electric hypercars especially, unburdened as they are by the shackles of internal-combustion engine placement and other such packaging concerns. Like the Pininfarina Battista, the Rimac C_Two, the Lotus Evija, or even independent studies like this one, which (as you can well see) caught our eye while perusing the creative public showcase that is Behance.

It's the work of one Alberto Ghirelli, a budding automotive designer from Padua, Italy.

Alberto Ghirelli via Behance
Alberto Ghirelli via Behance

Ghirelli's home town is less than a two hour's drive from Modena and Bologna that's the home base of some of the world's top supercar manufacturers, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, and Maserati. And while Padua might not have the same automotive credentials as its more southernly neighbors, it is also the birthplace of Riccardo Patrese, a former F1 driver who won six grands prix and 37 podiums with teams like Brabham, Benetton, and Williams. We digress, but we also get the feeling, looking at this design, that some of that racing spirit might have rubbed off on Ghirelli.

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Alberto Ghirelli via Behance
Alberto Ghirelli via Behance
Alberto Ghirelli via Behance

Whatever his inspiration, we like what we see. And it's even more impressive when you consider that its creator says this is the first time he's design a car in 3D.

Unfortunately it has no specifications, as it's purely speculative and creative in nature. But it's not hard to imagine a beautiful beast like this being made ten, twenty years from now, with a thousand horsepower or two produced by electric motors at each corner and juiced by a battery of such capacity (and hopefully light in weight) that it would boggle our minds today. The technology is, after all, improving by leaps and bounds with each passing year. And we hope it gets put to such good use.

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