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Monday, April 27, 2020

One of the most beautiful Ferrari species of the 1960s

Various forms of beautiful concept cars were born and had been made the world's automotive enthusiasts fascinated by its beauty to this day. Usually, it can be done if those automotive-creations as a collaboration result between automotive manufacturers and design houses. 
1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale designed by Leonardo Fioravanti and debuted at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VEGEEz)
And one example is the beautiful sports car named Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale which appeared for the first time at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show and known built as a collaboration result between Ferrari and its compatriot coachbuilder, Pininfarina.
1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale was constructed on a P4 chassis and used a mid-mounted 3-liter V12 engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bGFvCj)
The car concept was designed by a Pininfarina's 29 years old designer named Leonardo Fioravanti and has features many design elements that appeared on later Ferrari models. 
The 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale's interior was dominated in red and black colors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Kzw7Es)
No wonder, due to the concept was intended to study aerodynamics, form, and potential future designs. It was a love-or-hate design with some enjoying it while others having strong negative reactions.
1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale also has a glass-covered its mid-engine and styling that was low and curvy. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2KC2q5B)
The car was constructed on the Ferrari 330 P4 chassis and used a mid-mounted 3-liter V12 engine. And uniquely, the P5 featured the gull-wing doors which are something unusual for a Ferrari to this day.
1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta featured the gull-wing doors which are something unusual for a Ferrari until now. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bGFvCj)
And the car also has a glass-covered its mid-engine and styling that was low and curvy. Most Ferraris nowadays have a pane of glass over its engine but back in 1968, it was seen as revolutionary.
The concept then inspired the Pininfarina to build another prototype with an almost similar shape called the Alfa Romeo 33/2 Coupé Speciale and debuted a year later in Paris. And it's proven, the collaboration between the two companies remains lasting until now. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOP SPEED | CONCEPTCARZ | CLASSIC CARS FANDOM]
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