As I have mentioned many times in the past, I don’t like to spend too much time talking about concept cars. I don’t like guessing what the price and performance specs would be if some company decided to actually produce the car. I must say however, every now and then something comes along that force me to bend the rules.
Sasha Selipanov of Berlin Germany aka The Angry Car Designer has designed a concept he calls “612 GTO”. It’s pretty bold to use the coveted GTO badging considering Ferrari themselves have only used it on 3 models ever! (See previous post)
The design reminds me of a lot of things. While the concept definitely encompasses some prominent designs characteristics from the 1962 250 GTO there are also some hints of Zagato inspired lines by the way the rear fenders are shaped and flared.
Since this is all fantasy anyway, what the hell lets fantasize, shall we! 612; 6.0L V12? Horsepower; considering the new Lamborghini LP-700 Aventador sports a similar engine, which produces 700 bhp, lets say the 612 GTO comes with 750bhp, it is a GTO after all.
0-60? I’m going to go ahead and say 2.8 seconds due to the engine being in front and it only having rear-wheel drive.
Weight; considering it’s a futuristic GTO model I’m going to assume Ferrari has made great strides in the carbon-fiber department and constructed the entire chassis and body from new space-age carbon-fiber totaling 3500lbs.
Brakes; I’ll say the 612 GTO has ceramic carbon disc brakes measuring 15.7×1.5 inches in the front, and 14.2×1.5 inches in the rear. That set-up should pretty much stop anything!
Wow, that was fun! While this is just a fantasy and will most likely never gain any steam, designers like Sasha Selipanov all start from humble beginnings doing exactly what he did with his “612 GTO”. It’s the same place Jason Castriota came from and you can all see the great success he’s had with his career. At the very least the 612 GTO concept deserves a place in my Honorable Mentions category and a pat on the back from me, good job!