This year, the two-seater Ferrari J50 designed by the Ferrari Design team under the direction of Flavio Manzoni, has won the Red Dot: Best of the Best award in the prestigious annual Product Design competition.
The Italian sports car manufacturer was highly-commended by the Red Dot jurors for their unique heritage and design quality coupled with ground-breaking innovation. The bespoke Ferrari J50 featured a mid-rear-engine roadster based on the 488 Spider and encapsulated a futuristic design language.
Strictly built to just 10 examples, and in the spirit of Ferrariâs fuori serie tradition, the GTC4Lusso, the LaFerrari Aperta and the 458 MM Speciale were also among the limited car series built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan.
The three models cars mentioned had also been honoured the Top Red Dot Design Award by the international jury of design experts during the award ceremony held in July 2017, at the Aalto Theater in Essen.
A flagship GT production car, GTC4Lusso, is available in a four-seater concept, features a 12-cylinder engine allowing it to deliver smooth, consistent power and punches out 690 cv at 8,000 rpm at full throttle. Both its 2.6 kg/cv power-to-weight ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category. Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80 per cent already available at just 1,750 rpm.
A limited-edition special series, the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar comes in an open-top version, which represents the marqueâs technical expertise in both GT and Formula 1 engineering. The design has made a debut during Ferrariâs 70th Anniversary celebrations at Maranello. This 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta was constructed to bring exceptional performance to the F1 race track and the sports car has been described by RM Sotheby’s as “the result of seven decades of ingenuity, perseverance, creativity, passion and success, the LaFerrari Aperta is a vehicle that embodies every aspect of the company and its founder, the late Enzo Ferrari.”
458 MM Speciale
The 458 MM Speciale is one of the latest creations from Ferrariâs special One-Off programme, tailored for clients who desire a truly unique car with innovative, individual styling. Based on the chassis and running gear of the 458 Speciale, the windscreen and side windows meld into single, seamless glass surface and the lowered-roof line lends an aerodynamic sleekness to the full volume of the swept-back C-pillar. In addition, the all-new bodywork in aluminum are handcrafted, with composite carbon-fiber bumpers front and rear. The 458 MM Speciale also boasts a new side air scoop,which contributes to the overall aerodynamic package.
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