12 May 2008

Rendered useless

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Husmen 699 GTO

Ever wondered what'd happen if a Ferrari 599 and a TVR Cerbera Speed 12 got a bit jiggy on absinthe and did something they both regretted the next morning? Something like this, we're guessing.

This is the Husmen 699 GTO, a study from Turin design student Emre Husmen.

The 699, says Husmen, draws inspiration from past Ferraris, including the 250 GTO, 250 TR and P4. Although similar in dimension to the current 599, the 699 would apparently be some 200kg lighter thanks to a carbon fibre body.

All good sensible stuff, just like the twin-supercharged V8 under the bonnet and the hydraulic-lift suspension that'll help the 699 to clear speed bumps. Sounds production-viable already, eh?

Don't be so sceptical. Husmen says that an Italian coachbuilder is considering building the 699... pending feedback from us, the unwashed general public. Our first bit of feedback might be to take a close look at that front splitter. We like our feet. Where they are, attached to our legs.

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