Ferrari has always been a car brand that likes its cars to stand out from the crowd. However, they may have taken one of their creations too far, as it is quite unusual in appearance. The Concise Ferrari 328 GTS was recently up for auction by RM Sotheby’s and this car is a rather unusual adaptation of the original Ferrari 328 GTS, which is a well-known sports car from the 1980s.
Bernd Michalak is the German designer behind the Concise and looking at this car it is clear that he was trying to create something different. The shape varies radically from the traditional shape of Ferrari cars and is made entirely of aluminum. This was a move to help the car lose a few pounds and increase its speed. It is a strategy that has worked since the result is a weight reduction of around 30 percent.
Probably the strangest thing about the Conciso is the lack of doors. There are no doors on this car and since it is a convertible, it also has no roof. This means that the car is best suited for drivers with athletic talents, as getting into it is challenging. To get into this doorless car, you have to jump over the side or jump into the driver’s seat.
Another interesting feature of the exterior of this car is the windshield. It has no frame and is designed to enhance the driving experience. It’s certainly not a car safety feature.
The interior of the car is surprisingly bare and it is not the luxurious surroundings you would expect from a sports car created by Ferrari. The 328 GTS Conciso’s cabin is very driver-centric and somewhat sterile in appearance. For some reason, which is best known to Ferrari, the most important gauges, such as the tachometer and speedometer, are positioned on the right. On the other hand, the fuel level indicator and oil temperature are directly in front of the driver in the center of the car.
While there seem to be a lot of negatives to this consignment car, there are also some fantastic positives to the Concise. The main strength of the car is its engine, which is all Ferrari. It is a 3.2-liter V-8 engine that has the capacity to produce approximately 270 horsepower. It also has a 5-speed manual transmission unit for shifting tasks. The original 328 GTS could reach 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. However, it is predicted that the Concise may shave a bit this time. This is mainly due to the reduction in weight as a result of creating the body from aluminum.
The Ferrari 328 Conciso was created in 1993 and was shown for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show the same year. The Ferrari design studio was rumored to be on hold to create more Ferrari 328 GTS Concise, but this never happened. As a result, only one of these cars was made.
Although the car was created by an Italian car manufacturer, it is registered in Belgium. It is for this reason that the car has Belgian license plates. The car comes complete with the two original helmets for the driver and one passenger.
Now that it has been handed over to RM Sotheby’s, it is an opportunity for a Ferrari enthusiast to own the car. So far, Sotheby’s hasn’t released an estimated sale price for the Concise, so no one really knows what to expect from the sale. Like most things at auctions, the price will depend on how much someone wants to own the car. If two enthusiasts have the cash and want to fight on auction day, they could win a lot of money.
While it has an unusual design, the Ferrari 328 GTS Concise is sure to be someone’s cup of tea. Furthermore, it is a unique opportunity to own a unique Ferrari that is one of a kind. The car will be auctioned at the RM Sotheby’s Monaco 2018 event on May 12, 2018. This event will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The auction coincides with the historic Monaco Grand Prix, so car enthusiasts can combine their passion for cars with visits to both events.