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The dreams of people who love performance—this is the focus of everything we do at AMG. To fulfill them is our duty. To exceed them is our ideal. We are always prepared to go one step further, with superlative performance and sports cars that challenge the limits of physics. And with thrilling driving experiences that condense into unforgettable AMG moments. This is the World of Driving Performance: created to give our all and to extract even more—from every mile, and from every moment.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz


Handcrafted precision, dynamic performance, luxury, style and passion, these are the elements of the philosophy Mercedes-AMG forges into the very DNA of every vehicle.


AMG finds it hard to accept limits. That’s why its engineers and Master Mechanics always try and go one step further. At Mercedes-AMG, the tradition has its origins in motorsport. Second has never been good enough, neither on the race track nor when developing road-going sports cars. AMG is fully committed to fulfilling every desire of the most demanding driver, especially when it comes to outstanding handling dynamics. By adopting innovative technical approaches AMG creates cars that are exclusive and unique both in their appearance and their performance. No wonder every car honed by Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach succeeds in sparking undreamt emotions.



PASSION NEVER CUTS CORNERS.


In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They're the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.


Enjoy these impressions from the 2016 Private Lounge Days in Barcelona.
The event, exclusive to AMG Private Lounge members, takes place once a year and holds the opportunity for participants to meet AMG Brand Ambassadors and get in touch with the greatest Mercedes-AMG vehicles.


[Fuel consumption combined: 12–9.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 272–219 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Pure energy with characteristic race car attributes.


[Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 | Combined fuel consumption 7.8 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 178 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#6

The Icy Gimli is the site of the next AMG Driving Academy Winter Sporting event in Canada. Here you will sit behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG for a once in a lifetime adventure on frozen Lake Winnipeg.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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A Mercedes-AMG is all about Driving Performance. But equally important is the perfection of design and furnishing that makes each AMG vehicle instantly recognizable. Lisa Linke Photography captured those details in the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé. 


[Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé | Combined fuel consumption 11.9 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 278 g/km


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Europa-Park (Germany) recently opened a new area that is all about the 'Emerald Isle' also known as Ireland. The perfect backdrop for our 'green beast'.


[Mercedes-AMG GT R | Combined fuel consumption: 11.4 l/100km | CO2 emission combined: 259 g/km 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#16

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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When in L.A., make sure to drive tastefully. Preferably with a shiny red Mercedes-AMG GT S.


[Fuel consumption combined: 9.6–9.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 224–219 g/km


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#20

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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A Mercedes-AMG is all about Driving Performance. But equally important is the perfection of design and furnishing that makes each AMG vehicle instantly recognizable. 


[Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé | Combined fuel consumption 11.9 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 278 g/km |


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#24

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#25

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#27

Silence might be golden, but so is the roar of a Mercedes-AMG GT S.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#28

The word subtle was never in the vocabulary of the Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG. #ClassicAMG


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#29

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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As the weather cools down we decided to heat things back up for you ... DrivingPerformance


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#34

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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The Mercedes-AMG GT R made a special appearance at the latest AMG Driving Academy event held at Laguna Seca. How many of you would sign up for an ADA event if you were able to drive this beast?


[Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 259 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#39

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz


Album photos Collection N#380


The dreams of people who love performance—this is the focus of everything we do at AMG. To fulfill them is our duty. To exceed them is our ideal. We are always prepared to go one step further, with superlative performance and sports cars that challenge the limits of physics. And with thrilling driving experiences that condense into unforgettable AMG moments. This is the World of Driving Performance: created to give our all and to extract even more—from every mile, and from every moment.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz


Handcrafted precision, dynamic performance, luxury, style and passion, these are the elements of the philosophy Mercedes-AMG forges into the very DNA of every vehicle.


AMG finds it hard to accept limits. That’s why its engineers and Master Mechanics always try and go one step further. At Mercedes-AMG, the tradition has its origins in motorsport. Second has never been good enough, neither on the race track nor when developing road-going sports cars. AMG is fully committed to fulfilling every desire of the most demanding driver, especially when it comes to outstanding handling dynamics. By adopting innovative technical approaches AMG creates cars that are exclusive and unique both in their appearance and their performance. No wonder every car honed by Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach succeeds in sparking undreamt emotions.



PASSION NEVER CUTS CORNERS.


In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They're the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.


Enjoy these impressions from the 2016 Private Lounge Days in Barcelona.
The event, exclusive to AMG Private Lounge members, takes place once a year and holds the opportunity for participants to meet AMG Brand Ambassadors and get in touch with the greatest Mercedes-AMG vehicles.


[Fuel consumption combined: 12–9.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 272–219 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#1

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#4

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#5

Pure energy with characteristic race car attributes.


[Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 | Combined fuel consumption 7.8 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 178 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#6

The Icy Gimli is the site of the next AMG Driving Academy Winter Sporting event in Canada. Here you will sit behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG for a once in a lifetime adventure on frozen Lake Winnipeg.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#7

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#11

A Mercedes-AMG is all about Driving Performance. But equally important is the perfection of design and furnishing that makes each AMG vehicle instantly recognizable. Lisa Linke Photography captured those details in the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé. 


[Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé | Combined fuel consumption 11.9 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 278 g/km


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#12

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#14

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#15

Europa-Park (Germany) recently opened a new area that is all about the 'Emerald Isle' also known as Ireland. The perfect backdrop for our 'green beast'.


[Mercedes-AMG GT R | Combined fuel consumption: 11.4 l/100km | CO2 emission combined: 259 g/km 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#16

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#18

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#19

When in L.A., make sure to drive tastefully. Preferably with a shiny red Mercedes-AMG GT S.


[Fuel consumption combined: 9.6–9.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 224–219 g/km


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#20

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#22

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#23

A Mercedes-AMG is all about Driving Performance. But equally important is the perfection of design and furnishing that makes each AMG vehicle instantly recognizable. 


[Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé | Combined fuel consumption 11.9 l/100km | Combined CO2 emission 278 g/km |


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#24

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#25

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#26

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#27

Silence might be golden, but so is the roar of a Mercedes-AMG GT S.


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#28

The word subtle was never in the vocabulary of the Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG. #ClassicAMG


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#29

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#32

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#33

As the weather cools down we decided to heat things back up for you ... DrivingPerformance


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#34

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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The Mercedes-AMG GT R made a special appearance at the latest AMG Driving Academy event held at Laguna Seca. How many of you would sign up for an ADA event if you were able to drive this beast?


[Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km | CO2 emission: 259 g/km | 


Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG - Image N#39

Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Mercedes-AMG: A High Performance Driving Experience | Mercedes-Benz
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Album photos Collection N#378

 

The Designer of the Ferrari F80 Concept Opens Up on His Internet Sensation


1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#1

With car concepts constantly being released from major marques, it is unlikely for one created as a college project to raise any eyebrows—unless it is for the next generation of Ferrari with looks that are nothing short of ferocious. In 2014, Adriano Raeli did just that, and his renderings continue to go viral across the Internet. RobbReport.com spoke with the 28-year-old automotive designer about his envisioned Ferrari F80—a vehicle that takes the hyperbole out of hypercar.

What is your design background?

I have basically been sketching cars since I was very little and would draw them on anything—once on the back of a math test. My father, who is an architect and painter, definitely had an influence on me growing up and so I decided to study transportation design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. While there, I did an internship with Pagani in Italy and, upon graduation, started working at the Kia Design Center, where I have been employed for almost two years.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#2

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#3

Why were you inspired to design the Ferrari F80 Raeli concept?

I was in independent studies at ArtCenter and chose this to be my thesis project. I wanted to create something striking before graduation, and what better way than to come up with a hypercar concept. Enzo Ferrari had always been a great inspiration for me, and I wanted to pay tribute to this great idol of the automotive world. My goal was to design a car that would be up to his standards as well as those of Pininfarina, which I have also always admired. I truly wanted the project to express my inner passion for the automotive arts.

What were some of your influences for the design?

I believe jet fighters are always a great influence for hypercars. I know it may sound cliché as an inspiration but it all depends on your own unique interpretation and how you incorporate other elements—such as airflow, human anatomy, even music—to the idea. The most advanced technological breakthroughs are usually in aeronautics, and therefore my attention goes straight to that and how it can translate to cars—after all, Jay Leno put a turbine in one of his vehicles, so anything is possible.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#4

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#5

What were your ideas for the chassis and body construction?

For the chassis, I imagined carbon-fiber monocoque construction that merges building techniques found in Formula 1 with those used in supercar production. The body could be carbon fiber as well, but there are new materials being developed. For example, a couple of years back, Pagani was just starting to use a proprietary combination called “carbotanium,” which comprised a carbon-fiber weave interlaced with platinum-coated titanium in order to keep the car intact in the case of impact. Carbon fiber alone has a tendency to shatter.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#6

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#7

What are some of the aerodynamic features you incorporated?

The one thing that I wanted to make sure the car had was a center fuselage with the wheels housed separately for enhanced airflow and intake. The tunnels that run between the body and wheel housing is a concept you see in designs for Le Mans but perhaps not as pronounced as I have envisioned them. The reason for this feature is to minimize the surface area at the front of the car and keep the center as tight as possible while allowing maximum airflow. This also permits an aesthetic feature to come into play as the A-arms become visible through the tunnels. Also adapted from Formula 1 is how the air intakes for the radiator are forward on the sides of the cabin. In most production supercars the intakes are located toward the rear, which is not as visually appealing, in my opinion.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
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1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#9

What would be the performance specs of the car?

As it is very conceptual, the specs I imagined at the time of design were perhaps a little too high: say, a top speed of 300 mph. Despite a lot of people criticizing designers as always coming up with numbers and not being knowledgeable about engineering, the reality is that we have to work very closely with engineers toward reaching a common goal. When the Ferrari F40 came out, it actually was the first production car to hit a record-breaking 186.4 mph which, for the time, was quite remarkable. I didn’t specify a year for the concept, so perhaps in 2020 we would be getting close to certain speeds not reached today. High design can motivate engineering that exceeds expectations.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#10

Any innovative elements for the interior?

The interior is primarily composed of two staggered Formula 1 seating positions, and the rest is very minimal in order to follow the nature of that race-category’s specifications.

Is Ferrari aware of your concept?

I sent my portfolio to both Pininfarina and Ferrari but have not received any official reaction. I have a friend who works for the marque and I occasionally bug him about it. The concept has gone viral so many times online that I’m sure they have seen it and will contact me if they want to—but I’m still waiting for that.


1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#11

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#12

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept

Album photos Collection N#378

 

The Designer of the Ferrari F80 Concept Opens Up on His Internet Sensation


1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#1

With car concepts constantly being released from major marques, it is unlikely for one created as a college project to raise any eyebrows—unless it is for the next generation of Ferrari with looks that are nothing short of ferocious. In 2014, Adriano Raeli did just that, and his renderings continue to go viral across the Internet. RobbReport.com spoke with the 28-year-old automotive designer about his envisioned Ferrari F80—a vehicle that takes the hyperbole out of hypercar.

What is your design background?

I have basically been sketching cars since I was very little and would draw them on anything—once on the back of a math test. My father, who is an architect and painter, definitely had an influence on me growing up and so I decided to study transportation design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. While there, I did an internship with Pagani in Italy and, upon graduation, started working at the Kia Design Center, where I have been employed for almost two years.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#2

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#3

Why were you inspired to design the Ferrari F80 Raeli concept?

I was in independent studies at ArtCenter and chose this to be my thesis project. I wanted to create something striking before graduation, and what better way than to come up with a hypercar concept. Enzo Ferrari had always been a great inspiration for me, and I wanted to pay tribute to this great idol of the automotive world. My goal was to design a car that would be up to his standards as well as those of Pininfarina, which I have also always admired. I truly wanted the project to express my inner passion for the automotive arts.

What were some of your influences for the design?

I believe jet fighters are always a great influence for hypercars. I know it may sound cliché as an inspiration but it all depends on your own unique interpretation and how you incorporate other elements—such as airflow, human anatomy, even music—to the idea. The most advanced technological breakthroughs are usually in aeronautics, and therefore my attention goes straight to that and how it can translate to cars—after all, Jay Leno put a turbine in one of his vehicles, so anything is possible.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#4

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#5

What were your ideas for the chassis and body construction?

For the chassis, I imagined carbon-fiber monocoque construction that merges building techniques found in Formula 1 with those used in supercar production. The body could be carbon fiber as well, but there are new materials being developed. For example, a couple of years back, Pagani was just starting to use a proprietary combination called “carbotanium,” which comprised a carbon-fiber weave interlaced with platinum-coated titanium in order to keep the car intact in the case of impact. Carbon fiber alone has a tendency to shatter.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#6

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#7

What are some of the aerodynamic features you incorporated?

The one thing that I wanted to make sure the car had was a center fuselage with the wheels housed separately for enhanced airflow and intake. The tunnels that run between the body and wheel housing is a concept you see in designs for Le Mans but perhaps not as pronounced as I have envisioned them. The reason for this feature is to minimize the surface area at the front of the car and keep the center as tight as possible while allowing maximum airflow. This also permits an aesthetic feature to come into play as the A-arms become visible through the tunnels. Also adapted from Formula 1 is how the air intakes for the radiator are forward on the sides of the cabin. In most production supercars the intakes are located toward the rear, which is not as visually appealing, in my opinion.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#8

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#9

What would be the performance specs of the car?

As it is very conceptual, the specs I imagined at the time of design were perhaps a little too high: say, a top speed of 300 mph. Despite a lot of people criticizing designers as always coming up with numbers and not being knowledgeable about engineering, the reality is that we have to work very closely with engineers toward reaching a common goal. When the Ferrari F40 came out, it actually was the first production car to hit a record-breaking 186.4 mph which, for the time, was quite remarkable. I didn’t specify a year for the concept, so perhaps in 2020 we would be getting close to certain speeds not reached today. High design can motivate engineering that exceeds expectations.

1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept - Image N#10

Any innovative elements for the interior?

The interior is primarily composed of two staggered Formula 1 seating positions, and the rest is very minimal in order to follow the nature of that race-category’s specifications.

Is Ferrari aware of your concept?

I sent my portfolio to both Pininfarina and Ferrari but have not received any official reaction. I have a friend who works for the marque and I occasionally bug him about it. The concept has gone viral so many times online that I’m sure they have seen it and will contact me if they want to—but I’m still waiting for that.


1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
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1,200 Horsepower 2015 Ferrari F80 Prancing Pony Concept
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