Behold: A Ferrari Concept to Compete with the Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Ferrari P3/ Scuderia Baldini Concept 2017
It seems to be hypercar season again. With Aston Martin ramping up on their latest project, the , we expect other designers will soon be releasing their own teaser concepts to show the world that they’re still in the fight. While this render doesn’t come straight from Ferrari, we do hope that their in-house designers will find some sort of inspiration from this beautiful P3 concept brought to us by Italian designer Alex Imnadze Baldini.
Baldini lent his name to the project, and while it bears the Scuderia name as well, Baldini is actually currently employed by Ford, and has no relation to the Italian supercar manufacturer.
As for the looks of the car, color us impressed. The pod-shaped cockpit looks more like a fighter jet than a Ferrari. With more holes in the body than a block of swiss cheese, we’d wager this concept has aerodynamics down to a T, and while the Scuderia Baldini looks relatively simple in the front, we love how the body explodes into an awesome display of downforce and aerodynamic madness after the car’s midpoint.
One can probably expect that the P3 would sport a hybrid drivetrain similar to the LaFerrari and other hypercars we’ve seen, but who knows what Ferrari could cook up for us these days?
This concept car may look like a model straight out of Speed Racer, but has incredible potential with a team like Ferrari behind it. Those who pay attention to the latest and greatest concept cars may even spy a resemblance to Aston’s Valkyrie. There is no doubt that, if it ever actually makes it to production, the Ferrari Scuderia Baldini is going to be solid competition for the Valkyrie, and we can only hope to see that side by side comparison some day.
While it is unlikely we will ever see these cars produced, Baldini did design the P3 with street legality in mind, meaning Ferrari designers have even less work to do if they decide to play around with the concept.
Whether it makes it to production or not, this really is a refreshingly modern take on the 1966 P3, which many will remember as having stylings ahead of its own time. In that regard, it seems Baldini may have created the perfect successor.