It seems that, for decades Ferrari has served as the pinnacle of automotive aspiration. Oh sure, there were those whose dreams were to be chauffeured in the isolated confines of the back of a Rolls Royce, but those were usually individuals who also thought the epitome of luxury was a bathroom with a bidet. For those of us who would rather do our own below the equator maintenance, a driver’s car is also more the preference.
A big part of why Ferrari has always been the automotive equivalent of nirvana has been the brand’s slavish piety to the house of Pininfarina. That company’s designs for the Maranello marque have almost always been solid endeavors, and on occasion have proven knuckle-bitingly beautiful. Take for example the Lusso above. That design is 40 years old, and while it looks it, the shape remains to this day something that you’d seriously consider life with a single kidney to possess.
But something has happened to either Ferrari or Pininfarina, something dark, and possibly evil. The products offered up by the Italian super car maker in the last decade have been, how shall we say it, different. And while different may be a plus when you’re a fictional character like Forrest Gump, for a car brand whose products typically end up in museums rather than junk yards, that may not be in anyone’s best interests. What do you think about modern Ferraris, is the company’s current styling trope unappreciated in the present, but simply waiting for society to catch up? Or, are this generation of Ferrari’s just plain fugly? What’s your opinion on current Ferrari styling, brah! or blah?