Rendered Ruminations: Husmen 699 GTO
Here at Autoblog, we love renderings of both future production vehicles and cars that will never see a production line in our lifetime. The Husmen 699 GTO likely falls in the latter camp, but that doesn't make it less impressive. Designed by Emre Husmen, a Transportation Design student at IED - Turin, the 699 GTO takes inspiration from a file folder of past Ferraris including the 250 GTO, 250 TR, P4, the current 599 GTB Fiorano and even Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione. Quite a collection of muses, but the resulting work speaks for itself. Husmen says that while the 699 GTO sports dimensions similar to that of a present day 599, it would be 200 kg lighter thanks to its carbon fiber body and feature a twin-supercharged V8 that runs on biofuel. Oh, and for those worried about clipping curbs or trying to park this thing at the mall, it's fitted with a hydraulic suspension and rear backup camera to aid the driver in real world situations.
Unlike most renderings we receive from design students, the 699 GTO isn't entirely a pie-in-the-sky art project. Husmen claims that he is in contact with a coachbuilder in Italy that's considering putting the car into production. He said they wanted feedback on the car first, and that's what we're here for. Let them know what you think in the comments.
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