Enzo Ferrari would doubtless approve of the Stallone.
We pour over a lot of renderings on a regular basis - designs posited by independent artists for the next iteration of this vehicle or that. But few have looked quite as compelling as this one.
It's called the Stallone, and it's the vision of one Murray Sharp for the next Ferrari hypercar. And jaded as we may have become by looking at dozens upon hundreds of not-quite-there projects, we have to say we're quite taken with this one, which looks like it could have come straight out of the factory design studio in Maranello.
Drawing its name from the Italian for "stallion" (and not, we presume, from guy who played John Rambo and Rocky Balboa), the Sharp's idea for the Ferrari Stallone imagines a successor to the most recent LaFerrari, and to the Enzo, F50, F40, and 288 GTO that came before in the distinguished line of Ferrari flagships.
It's designed around a carbon monocoque chassis with two seats ahead of a turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine, augmented by a hybrid assist - just like LaFerrari and today's SF90 Stradale. And Sharp has clearly put a lot of thought into the aerodynamics of his deeply sculpted design.
The floating headlights channel air, the exposed engine bay is flanked by top-mounted exhausts just behind the cockpit, the side blades extend into free-floating fins towards the top, and of course the ground effects are prominent with a jutting front splitter and giant rear diffuser. And the mirrors are all digital, with spindly side arms and an augmented-reality rearview monitor.
The beauty of the design, however, appears to be much more than the sum of those parts. We can see a bit of Lamborghini and Pagani in there, but that hardly detracts from a convincing design that otherwise looks distinctly Ferrari. Enzo, we're convinced, would approve, and his successors, we hope, will take notice.