• Jan 22nd 2010 at 9:27AM
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Ferrari Enzo Modulo II by Paolo Martin – Click above for high-res image gallery

Paolo Martin knows Ferraris. Having worked for several decades as a designer for Pininfarina – the design house of choice for Maranello – he's styled several Prancing Horse design studies. One of his most iconic designs was the Ferrari Modulo concept, unveiled at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on the chassis from a homologated Ferrari 512 S racing car, the Modulo was the absolute cutting edge of space-age design. It was far too radical to ever see production, of course, but its design has endured as one of the most exceptional of its era.

Now, in a rather unique move, Martin has revisited his concept, re-interpreting the theme in a more contemporary design. Theoretically based on a Ferrari Enzo chassis, the "nuovo Modulo" looks as radical now as the original did in its day. The question is, does Pininfarina still have the gusto to build even just the one?

[Source: Car Body Design]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks like it was done by a 13 year old that wants o be a car designer.

      And...are the snow tires(look at the tread) really necessary?
      • 5 Years Ago
      All of the sudden I want to watch Blade Runner again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When will car design come back as a respected profession? This is embarrassing. Tell this guy to spend the money and buy a copy of Photoshop, so he can at least have some curvature to his highlights.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hahaha.....Are you serious??

        Are you saying that it is not a respected profession??
        Im really curious to know how did you come to this statement. I hope it is not because of what this guy did?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen children build better designs with Lego blocks.

      Looks like something a first-year art student would design in 2 minutes while listening to a lecture...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess it does look like a vibratior

      maybe that's what he was going for
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can see the full history of this project on Virtual Car.it website. Paolo Martin designed the new "Modulo" after the pubblication of an "homage" designed For Virtual Car by the designer and artist Aldo Cerri (http://www.virtualcar.it/design-ferrari-modulo-concept-di-aldo-cerri/). You can find other Paolo Martin's modulo sketches at http://www.virtualcar.it/design-ferrari-enzo-modulo-step-ii-di-paolo-martin/.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a suppository.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OK, this guy has way more design street-cred than I even will, but that... is awful...
        • 5 Years Ago

        or maybe he is pitching to the Speed Racer cartoon / movie
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe this is a stupid question, but how do you steer?
        • 5 Years Ago
        There seems to be flanking openings up top and flared bottom edges around the front wheel. That tells me the wheel pivots left and right. Still dumb. Why not just use 4 wheels?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Where did you read it have only 3 wheels?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know we're supposed to rely on designers to "look to the future" and "explore new areas of design," but is anyone else just really sick of things like this and stupid student concepts that are so far from the mainstream that they'll obviously be nothing other than a page on Autoblog and then end up in some university's storage shed?

      • 5 Years Ago
      "Paging Mr. Glickenhaus."
      • 5 Years Ago
      south-parkish anyone?
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