• Aug 27, 2008
click above for gallery of the Ferrar Monza concept

It appears that after seeing a number of its finest works crashed by errant drivers, Ferrari should consider making something like this. It's called the Monza, and it's part car, part motorcycle, part flying wing, and all anime.

Independently designed by Iman Maghsoudi, the Monza, whose name recalls historic Ferraris of yore and the race track that hosts the Italian Grand Prix, can go 125 miles per hour. But because humans cannot muster "sufficient concentration" to keep it on the ground and upright, computers take over. They change the angles of the canards over the front wheels and make sure the Monza doesn't go airborne in violent gusts. This study in advanced aerodynamics appears to be the road-going equivalent of an F-16, which seems to be a rather complicated way to go speeds that aren't considered that fast anymore. But hey, it's a Ferrari, it's red, no one else has one, and if we got the chance we'd drive it, too.


[Source: Telegraph]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      How do you back-up in that thing?
      • 6 Years Ago
      those tiny front wheels would never handle the rotational force and potholes of the real world... wait, Are those floating tail lights???
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would love to drive that..... just not sure which end is the front.
      (meaning that in a good way, not in a Aries/ K-Car/ zepher sort of way)
      • 6 Years Ago
      It also slices and dices pedestrians.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so the wheels are the rear, interesting design i like the lens display
      • 6 Years Ago
      AKKKIRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


      TETSUOOOOOOO!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So wait... does the rear end lift off the ground like a plane? That would be awesome... sort of like a hydroplane (which is what I think of when I hear/read the word "canards.")
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Farris

        I think the front (?) is the part that lifts off the ground.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how it handles in the snow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i want one!!!! right now!!! the on your eye display is awesome!!! it's so anime in the good way!!! it's almost as good as the AKIRA bike!!! imagine that money can be saved in ergonomics and gauges design with the "glasses display"!!! awesome!!!! :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Call it "forigami".... Star Wars meet Ferrari.... There are concepts and "concepts", this is the latter. It's not the first one, it's not the best one, it's not the prettiest one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Paint it black and we might see Batman (Robin?) driving it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      125 might not be that fast but fast enough for todays traffic.

      the study may be in establishing a lightweight low-drag, vehicle that can go 125 with a LOT less effort than todays efforts.

      my 50hp,1300lb, .08 cD Ferrari get 190mpg, and goes 0-60 faster than a squirrel dodging a .22.

      hows that prius feeling now?
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