• Jun 1st 2009 at 11:29AM
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Dino Roso design study– Click above for a high-res image gallery

Good or bad, everybody's got an opinion on the styling of contemporary Ferrari offerings – a fact that could go a long way toward explaining why everybody and their cousin wants to have a go at designing the Italian stallions themselves. The latest to join the fold is Paolo Roso, an apparently aspiring automotive designer. His project? The Dino Roso, a project that aims to reinterpret the classic 1967 Dino 246 GT in a radically different form.

While we have to admit we're not big fans of the front end (and we have to wonder how the driver is supposed to see around those enormous pillars – rollover protection isn't an issue in fantasy) – there are certain attractive elements to the design. If you care to see for yourself, it's on display through October in 1:10 scale model form at the "Sognando l'automobile" (Dreaming the Automobile) exhibit at the Museo dell'Automobile Bonfanti-Vimar in northern Italy. Or if your passport is out of date, you could always just click on the thumbnails below to view in our high-res gallery.

[Source: Carbodydesign]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This really has nothing to do with the 246.

      That car was delicate, lithe... what is this? Its bulky and overwrought. Anyone who wants to rethink the Dino needs to remember it was less, not more Ferrari.

      I'm interested to see a radical Dino - but still a Dino.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Owning a 1972 246 GTS, I can only say they shouldn't talk about that name (Dino) or that model (246 GT/GTS), which never carried the Ferrari nameplate, unless it's to be the same type of product.

      If this new model is to be a similar marketing exercise to the first Dino -- smaller, less powerful engine, lower price, etc. ala the Porsche Boxster -- then bring it on. It would be nicer, however, if the flow of the design was more "classic" than these photos suggest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nope. looks like a renault.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not going to be popular IMHO
      • 6 Years Ago
      Um, is that the front or back?
      • 6 Years Ago
      So angular and cornered for Ferrari but I like the rear design.
      Thank you.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a railway locomotive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks like a bad hot wheels design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like one of those car shaped bath toys for kids.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How am I going to get all this vomit out of my keyboard?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a bad 90's "Futuristic" design... something out of Demolition man.
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