Ferrari Aquila : Yash Upadhyay
Ferrari Aquila is designed keeping in mind the exquisite driving pleasure of driving a Ferrari, swiftly crafted by the winds with a straightforward dynamic design approach and preserving the same racing blood heritage.
The concept in general is based on a generic sportscar concept that Yash designed in 8th grade; it was originally inspired by Ferrari 458 & Arrinera Hussarya. The shape and fascia flow were deeply based on the Eagle’s beak henceforth the name Aquila was coined from here (meaning Eagle in Italian)
He wanted the new Aquila to proudly represent Ferrari’s racing heritage yet echoing its ethical roots. The dynamic shapes are styling are based on the modern Ferrari’s such as Ferrari J50, SF90, F8 Tributo, sp38. The goal of this project was to derive styling and dynamics to a long-term production vehicle like the 458, and 488.
The sketches are as free as possible, keeping it loose yet tight in terms of design. The sketches are inspired by various factors and elements, drawing the inspirations from the modern Ferrari to the likings of Eagle’s beak. Everything’s been taken care of properly. The final execution is a blend of naturally matured aggressiveness in the fascia to the soft-touch hips by the air currents at the rear conserving the true sensuality of a Ferrari.
The inspiration for the hood is drawn from 488, the front fascia, bumper, and headlight is based on the recent Ferrari’s (F8 Tributo and SF90 Stradale)
Yash wanted the side view to hold its originality and not to differ much from its ancestry, to mark for a remarkable appearance; there’s a strip wrapping the body which contributes in guiding the air currents around the body.
The body curves and rear view are drawn for soft human body pieces. Yash took the approach from an “artist”‘ perspective helping him in visualizing what attracts a person the most, by not making the lights much complex and keeping the diffusers clean it upholds its true nature and keeping the breed pure.
It would be powered by a naturally aspirated V-10 (making it one of the first Ferrari to be equipped with a V10) with an equipped electric motor for the extra hit with KERS system, drying weight around 1300kg, not exactly as light as a standard Ferrari but as striking at driving like any other. Roughly producing around 592 horsepower with 0-60 in 2.3 seconds making it the perfect choice among the other standard super-sportscar not only crushing the market but also destroying its competitors at Nürburgring.
Yash Upadhyay is an 18 years old self-taught aspiring automotive designer from Mirzapur, India, and is currently based in Vadodara, India. He recently completed high school and now looking for a college to pursue Automotive design as a career. Alongside he is working as an intern at The Autofocus. You can further check out his work on Instagram and Behance.