Hey, look! You can have just finished reading JalopnikGreat interview with legendary designer Frank Stephenson. Yes Frank has moved from working on McLarens to now making internet video and in the last time, he tried to redesign the icon. Ferrari F40.
Though I’ve always been fascinated by the rather childish results of these types of automotive sketches – I have no doubts that the man is a creative tactile genius, I just think a mix of The different types of brushes and waxes remind me a lot of elementary school – this design was a bold move, even for the one who penned the McLaren P1. Plus, unlike me, Frank is actually very talented.
In Stephenson’s latest video, he visits Harry’s Garage’s Harry Metclafe famous on YouTubewhere he can walk around the flesh-and-blood F40 before starting to redesign it. Some of his inspiration from the F40 is found in the large number of NACA ducts, iconic exposed engine covers, and what the designer could resist the urge to claw into the rear spoiler. that giant.
The results are great, but very different. I like the kind of “spiked” opening added to the front bumper, as well as the overall shape of the hole reshaped. Frank notes that he pulled the sides of the actual F40 bumper, which are very square and protruding at the corners, back toward the wheel and rounded it out. In this way, he can avoid adding to the overall length of the car by adding a little trick. He also added a corner to the rear edge of the front fender, which has now had some visual movement and dynamics in the car’s see-through compared to the squarish original design.
On top of that, the car now has grooved doors, bigger wheels, more glass, an even more messy rear spoiler, and eye-level door mirrors on the supercar’s A-pillar for good visibility. than. Remember that Frank designed the Ferrari FXX, which means he basically redesigned Enzo. I would be shocked if this was his first time capturing a crack in the original logo, but I like what he came up with here.