Ferrari FSX By Paul Kim
The Ferrari FSX is a four-door sedan designed to fit neatly into the Ferrari lineup. The FSX was, as are most Ferrari vehicles, influenced by the numerous successes of the Formula 1 Ferrari team. The concept would be a flagship model powered by a mid-mounted V12 engine.
The intended market for the Ferrari FSX concept would be anyone who loves to go on road trips with friends and family with the thrill and pleasure of a race car, while not having to worry about lack of room or seats. The sheer power and energy of a naturally aspirated mid-mounted V12 reving closely behind the rear passengers would make it anything but a boring ride in the back seat.
Aside from the stunning styling which goes along way to hiding the four-door layout, the FSX features some design elements which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The car utilizes floating A and C pillars which direct the airflow around the top of the car and funnel it into the engine bay helping to keep the V12 cool. Air is also passed through the pivoting rear spoiler to provide additional downforce, this spoiler also acts as an airbrake.
At the front of the Ferrari FSX is an adjustable front splitter which channels air into the split radiators mounted on either side of the car. The splitter also provides additional downforce over the front axle while helping smooth the airflow around and under the car.
Designer: Paul Kim