Berlin-based automotive innovator Sasha Selipanov likes to style himself the ‚ÄúAngry Car Designer.‚ÄĚ If we had to take a guess, we‚Äôd say it‚Äôs because he keeps coming up with beautiful designs that never see the light of day. Take his latest offering, a pie-in-the-sky look at a possible replacement for Ferrari‚Äôs big beast, the 612 Scaglietti, due for an update (according to Modena) in 2012. Considering the famed marque just released a 599 GTO, it seems unlikely in the extreme that the new 612 could be a GTO as well ‚Äď but that‚Äôs Selipanov‚Äôs slick vision.
As with any concept car, oglers and observers alike look to nail the ‚Äúderivatives‚ÄĚ ‚Äď in this case a kitchen sink of supercars ranging from Ferrari‚Äôs famed 250 GTO (an obvious inspiration), new 458 Italia, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, and Aston Martin One-77; in particular, 458 Italia headlights, 8C Competizione grille, 250 GTO side vents, and the One-77‚Äôs sinuous lines. That‚Äôs an over-simplification, of course; the 612 GTO is nothing short of a dream car no matter where various bits and pieces may have originated. It‚Äôs the final package that counts, and Selipanov delivers in style.