• May 28, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the USD GT-S Passionata

You may not remember the name Ugur Sahin, but if you've been reading Autoblog for a while you probably remember his designs. The Turkish designer has dreamed up the Corvette Z03 Concept, and before that brought the world his interpretation of what a modern Ferrari Dino might look like (he was a little off). It turns out that Sahin has been continually evolving his Dino design, however, and today we get our first look at the result of his extra doodling: the USD GT-S Passionata concept. Based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the Passionata retains the grand sports tourer personality of its host chassis, but adds a body that's much more organic with swoops, bulges and soft curves everywhere the eye falls. The mega hood scoop makes the car look a little insect-like, and we also see some cues inspired by the Corvette, Lotus and even McLaren F1 in the front end, but overall it's a knock out design and the connection to Ferrari's own design language is unmistakable. Truthfully, we just wish that we could draw cars this well. Sahin, however, is hoping to do more than just draw the Passionata, as he claims in his press release after the jump that "production will be arranged" if there's a demand for it. Unfortunately, a brand new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano will have to be sacrificed to build the Passionata, which we think probably violates Ferrari's warranty. Check out a high-res gallery of the Ugur Sahin USD GT-S Passionata below to view the design from every angle and let us know what you think in the comments.


[Source: Ugur Sahin Design]

PRESS RELEASE

Ugur Sahin's USD GT-S Passionata concept.

Working at the final production preparations for our USD Corvette Z03 project, Ugur Sahin Design hereby releases the first official images of our new USD GT-S Passionata concept.
The name Passionata refers to the dedicated passion that was used by Ugur Sahin to take his Ferrari Dino concept of last year to a feasible concept study in order to create the ultimate design balance for a timeless piece of Automotive Haute Couture.

Based on the Ferrari 599 Fiorano aluminium space frame chassis and mechanicals, the USD GT-S Passionata is a grand sports tourer which design language brings back the days of Ferrari's iconic GT and race cars from the sixties.

The USD GT-s Passionata concept has been developed for the select customer that desires a perfect blend of neo-classical body design language and modern technologies and road performance. We present the USD GT-S Passionata as a feasible design concept, which indicates that when there will be a demand for customer conversions, production will be arranged.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think the front bumper is of a McLaren F1
      • 6 Years Ago
      What the Ferrari California should have looked like!
        • 6 Years Ago
        1st thing i thought when i saw this concept from Ugur!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh come on guys, they aren't all exactly the same, he has obviously found the gaussian blur filter in photoshop on this last go around, just look at those glowing headlights! Yeowza!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Boring.

      How's about Autoblog requires a minimum of a physical clay model before they highlight anyone's "unveiled" new design (with the exception of auto manufacturers and proven tuners, of course)? Three vehicles hyped on Autoblog... and he's studying International Hotel Management?

      I draw better than he does. I'll start sending Autoblog my own "designs," and I expect to be headlined the same way!
      • 6 Years Ago
      All his designs have the same basic shape.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was exactly my first thought! This could have been the updated Opel GT.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah.

        Opel GT. Circa 1972.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh. I'm tired of the current sports car paradigm. Mr. Sahin has good design chops, but the cars he designs are nothing special in their concept.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Werd. Plus, all his designs kinda look like expensive kitcars, not actual production vehicles. :|

        I'd like to see him design some economy cars, vans, and delivery vehicles. I'd also like to know how much he pays Autoblog.
      • 6 Years Ago
      stop referring to the Ferrari California as the new Dino... with a price point above the 430 spider, it's obviously not a new dino and there still isn't one.

      considering one still doesn't exist...who knows...a new dino could still look like anyone's imagined designs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this car doodle blog?

      Is this amateur artist press release blog?
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is clearly a ZagatovetteGT-Rmodena. Sheesh.
        • 6 Years Ago
        point taken, though, if this was the new cheap ferrari vs that trash ferrari released with stuck on vents, i'd be excited.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I noticed, and didn't really care. This is a FREE site, and I am grateful for *almost* whatever they spend time to post on.

        these "amateur artist" posts sure as hell beat news on strikes, layoffs, gay's vehicle choices, ETC.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Turkish Erotica(r)!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      All his designs look really derivative of each other. It's getting kinda boring honestly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My favorite car design right now is the 8c. I feel almost the same about this design. Yowza.
      • 6 Years Ago
      first glance cayman-speed six
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