Ferrari takes Red Dot: Best of the Best Design honors for the 3rd time

July 14, 2017

Ferrari, an Italian brand known for its exquisite automotive design and craftsmanship, has bagged top honors for several of its models in this year’s Red Dot Design Awards.

This is the carmaker’s 3rd straight year of being recognized in the said design awards, and this time, it’s the brands J50, GTC4Lusso, LaFerrari Aperta, and 458 MM Speciale models that took the spotlight.

Standing atop the honor roll is the Ferrari J50, a limited edition model made to commemorate the brand’s 50th year of operation in Japan. Penned by design director Flavio Manzoni, the J50’s basic structure was inspired by the Ferrari 488 Spider. It boasts an open-top, 2-seater, mid-engine layout that’s wrapped under a sleek, futuristic-looking body. Only 10 bespoke models of this award-winning supercar will be made as per the brand’s fuori serie tradition.

The Red Dot Design juries also highlighted Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso, LaFerrari Aperta, and 458 MM Speciale models for their design quality and sophistication.

With top-notch luxury and comfort in mind, the GTC4Lusso is the Ferrari’s flagship GT model which represents its take on the 4-seater layout concept. The LaFerrari Aperta, on the other hand, is the roadster version of the LaFerrari coupe, the brand’s first production model supercar powered by a hybrid engine. Lastly, the 458 MM Speciale is the latest creation to come out from Ferrari’s One-Off, a client-centric program aimed to deliver bespoke luxury and innovation.

Photos credits to Ferrari.

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Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.