This Flying Drone Concept Was Inspired by 1950s-Era Ferrari Race Cars
A classic Ferrari racer could take flight in the form of a V12-powered tricopter.
Lazzarini has moved from seafaring creations like the rocket-inspired F33 Spaziale yacht to the skies with a crazy new drone concept that harks to 1950s-era Ferrari race cars.
The Rome-based design studio’s FD-One features three pairs of co-axial propellers connected to a tubular shell that has a similar shape to that of a Ferrari 500, a model that the Italian marque made to compete the 1952 and 1953 Formula 2 seasons. Sketches show that power comes from a 740-horsepower engine and five battery packs.
According to Yanko Design, the open-cockpit tricopter would measure 24 feet long, weigh around 2,000 pounds, and have a top speed of 310 mph, but those specs could easily change if anyone actually fronts the money to build a prototype.
The FD-One is just the latest daring design from Lazzarini, which has also dipped into the world of architecture in the form of a floating pyramid complex dubbed “Wayaland.” While that and the FD-One are admittedly pretty out there, the company’s Royal Jet Capsule compact yacht has actually been built.
Head to Lazzarini’s website to see more wild creations after checking out more images of the FD-One below: