• Jul 13, 2008
UPDATE: The designs that Yanko's got on its website are from a past Ferrari design competition, thanks to all the sharp eyed readers who caught it.

As we reported not too long ago, Ferrari is not stupid, and if you've got the obscene cashflow, you can get your own design rendered in Rosso Corsa with a gen-yoo-wine Prancing Horse on the fender. Trouble is, not everyone has a shelf full of sketchbooks with multitudinous supercar designs lying in wait. Even if you do, they're probably not very good. Mastering foreshortening and perspective is not a weekend project, and designing a body that's actually capable of production is also not something the common man, even the uncommonly rich common man, is familiar with. Yanko Design has done some of the heavy lifting for those talentless hacks wanting to join the Jim Glickenhaus society. The Glick went to Pininfarina, but Yanko's collected some former Ferrari design competition candidates to remind us of what could be. The designs are from students, and Yanko's showing some of the ones that didn't make the cut. If these are what students can do, just think of what experienced hands could come up with. Some actually look good, though others would be better off as Hot Wheels cars. Wouldn't it just be cheaper to get one of those Fiero bodykits and put the leftover millions into retirement accounts?


[Source: Autofiends]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      these are shoes right?
      • 6 Years Ago
      though I don't like any of them, I do like some of the ideas, like the spoiler that starts from the rear wheel arches and goes all over the car in the first one. hell, that might even be aerodynamically useful!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. None of them have that Italian aesthetic -- no sweeping curves nor well-balanced proportions. It seems like if you're going to spend an obscene sum on it, you'd hire a capable design house (e.g. what Glick did) such as Pinin or Italdesign.

        Better yet, dig up the old Ferrari design contest from a few years back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        nice hotwheels!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yanko Design - making the world an uglier place, one fake Ferrari at a time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I call fake! Those concepts are from the 2005 Ferrari design competition open to design students.

      See here:

      http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/concept_cars/ferrari_competition.html

      Have a look through and they're all there!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Number 1 w/ a lil less spoiler
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least for me they didn't capture absolutely anything from the ferrari design. Non of those couldn't ever be Ferrari.
      Not to say all of them look ugly(most of them do i have to confess), but that first picture is ok, but that brown thing from the back have to go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bogus story Autoblog. Like Laba said, this is from a 2005 Ferrari Design Contest that spanned all the major design universities (Coventry, IED, etc).
      You should run a retraction or delete this article.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They all look a little Hot Wheels to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Definitely number 1. I like them all. But number 1 looks good to me. Let's speed it up boys. Vruuuuum vruuuum.:)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like high-school design competition contenders. Not even at the level (3D modeling and overall design) of a junior student in design college.
        • 6 Years Ago
        WOW.... Autoblog... I would do some research on this one. This is about 2 years old. These where all different entries from Automotive Design Schools. I hope that This website isnt trying to say they came up with the designs themselves? It was a Competition for an Internship at Ferrari. Here is a Link of the designs that won the Competition.

        http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2005/11/19-ferrari-design-competition-winners/ferrari-design-competition-winners.php
        YankoDesign are showing the entries that didnt make it,
        But IMO non of them deserve to wear the Pony Badge . (N) sorry, if you have IM you would know that thats the shortcut for thumbs down. Sorry, But Ferrari needs to get back on track with there Voluptuous and Sexy designs of old pre 80's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those look like someone copying Koreans copying Ferrari. Yeah, the cues are there, but there's nothing terribly attractive about any of them.

      At least Hyundai managed to make something reasonably decent copying Ferrari cues on the Tiburon.

      There's a couple that might make the cut as Hotwheels, but most are glorified bored-8th-grader-back-of-spiral-notebook drawings.

      You can tell it's a slow Sunday at Autoblog when this stuff makes the cut.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like number 4
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