Story of Ferrari Millenio from the designer :
Mankind has reached the key point in its evolutionary stage. Facing with all sorts of crisis man mast come up with the strategy of overcoming these next few years and set up a base for years to come. In car industry that means several changes, starting from technological to aesthetic (new design language). In technological sense, man is going ahead and already there are many signs of a new automotive era – hybrid, electric cars. Even though the era of electric cars started many years ago, just now in these periods it’s starting to receive greater meaning in automotive world.
Now is a quest for alternative source of energy, the ones that have ecological, environmentally friendly character. As technology shows rapid development, design progress in sense of visual is much slower. In a sphere of architecture this progress is quite visible. Architecture is dramatically changing in a very positive way; people are constantly pushing the boundaries of possible. All this comes as a reflection of future upcoming generations. Today’s children are already acquainted with all high tech gadgets, so they overcome in a very early stage these new technology, and naturally they want more…
The main idea is that the future will not be as everybody think – simplicity in its rough meaning, but on the contrary complexity in a balanced well designed proportions, similar to human body, but mechanical.
Ferrari as one of the most prestigious car brand is also on great test. They need to maintain their philosophy of making the best and fastest cars in the world. But will the speed be so dominant in the future? More and more these new generation are not familiar with the pleasure of driving manually car such as Ferrari. They enjoy more in a sense of owning a unique piece of art, ‘a symbol’. So what can Ferrari give them in a distance future? From more horse power to more battery power – imagine the battery that you don’t need to charge, there for there is no need for electric stations. The owner of a future Ferrari will stay as unique as it is now. Special mechanisms (like the bicycle dynamo but more advanced) combined with alternative energy sources (such as solar panels, devices using radio waves in recharging).
As for body material there is a revolutionary solution for future vehicles, it is called Backypaper, material composed of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times lighter and over 500 times stronger than steel.