At first you may just see it as another Ferrari and you wouldn’t be wrong. Solid lines, great design queue, functionally sound, but for me it’s something I didn’t realize I missed.
See, I’ve seen cars like this before. Look at any of those ‘70s Italian sports cars and you’ll see this classic wedge shape over and over. Then fast forward and it gained prominence with cars like the Detomaso Pantera, a car we all wanted more of. The Lamborghini Jalpa got on board as well, but these were more exceptions than the rule.
Back then we were shocked Italian brands didn’t do more of this and when the 458 came out I have to be honest, I didn’t see this natural evolution taking place. Yet, here we are and I can really appreciate this lineage more than I realize.
There is a depressing statement to go with this, that this car is also an exception. This is a result of years of design for a car that will see limited production and will flash in the pan and I’m more worried that kids today won’t get the opportunity to enjoy this, in my humble opinion, perfect styling and a great example of how good design can survive the test of time!
I hope we see more of this. It’s eye catching and functional. The automotive world sometimes learns from its mistakes and from its victories. The P80 just proves that a majority of these wins are indeed, on the track.