Husmen 699 GTO design study

Husmen 699 GTO design study

Almost every other day we’ll come across new renderings or sketches of an outrageous concept car that doesn’t even come close to looking like a production model, but every now and then we see something that looks like it could be sitting in a showroom one day. Take the new Husmen 699 GTO, a car that was designed along the lines of greats such as the Ferrari 250 GTO and the current 599 GTB Fiorano.

The new design was created by Emre Husmen, a Transportation Design student from Italy’s famed Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), and could one day actually spawn a production model. Husmen claims to be in contact with an Italian coachbuilder over a deal to use one of his designs and that officials are gauging public perception of a number of his works including this latest 699 GTO.

The car is roughly the same size as Ferrari’s 599 but it would weigh around 200kg less because of full carbon-fiber construction. It would also output more than the Ferrari’s 6.0L V12 thanks to a twin supercharged V8 powerplant and be capable of running on biofuel. To protect the car from steep driveways or tricky reverse-parking maneuvers Husmen says the car would come with an adjustable hydraulic suspension system and rear camera.