June 21, 2021

Ferrari F360: "It's a little wide for my taste!" "with a tall cabin to accommodate a hat." -Maurizio

Maurizio Corbi is a 35 year senior designer at Pininfarina who designed many Ferraris Video at jeffsterns.com Transcript: Jeff Sterns  00:00 Were you involved in 360? Maurizio: 00:02 Another project very, very strange. He decided to change the...


Maurizio Corbi is a 35 year senior designer at Pininfarina who designed many Ferraris

Video at jeffsterns.com

Transcript:

Jeff Sterns  00:00 Were you involved in 360?

Maurizio: 00:02 Another project very, very strange. He decided to change the architecture of the car because he was very sensitive for American clients. His opinion was the first one should see was not so comfortable for the fat rich American clients. So what does it really have to do research? they selected the proposal over the another colleague is funny for me and also so must be very hard.

Jeff Sterns  00:46 Do you think that Ferrari got too large with the 360

Maurizio: 00:53they had more space to wear a hat?

Jeff Sterns  00:58 very important, very important to wear a hat in your Ferrari. But overall design language of 360 we over here in the US market we had 360 Spider 360 coupe right. Or did we call it Barchetta? Yes, yes. So but is this car in proportion larger than you like

Maurizio: 01:31I think is too wide, not too long, maybe too wide. This kind of Ferraris. Berlinetta usually was a little more compact. But the New Deal for this kind of cars to house the catalytic in the rear to be more stronger for clutch test. So push the engineers to have a sure see bigger

Jeff Sterns  02:01 understand. So in this case, which kind of goes against you and goes a little bit against Pininfarina. The form came a little bit after the function instead of starting with pure design. Is that right?

Maurizio: Yes.

Transcript

Jeff Sterns  00:00 Were you involved in 360?

Maurizio: 00:02 Another project very, very strange. He decided to change the architecture of the car because he was very sensitive for American clients. His opinion was the first one should see was not so comfortable for the fat rich American clients. So what does it really have to do research? they selected the proposal over the another colleague is funny for me and also so must be very hard.

Jeff Sterns  00:46 Do you think that Ferrari got too large with the 360

Maurizio: 00:53they had more space to wear a hat?

Jeff Sterns  00:58 very important, very important to wear a hat in your Ferrari. But overall design language of 360 we over here in the US market we had 360 Spider 360 coupe right. Or did we call it Barchetta? Yes, yes. So but is this car in proportion larger than you like

Maurizio: 01:31I think is too wide, not too long, maybe too wide. This kind of Ferraris. Berlinetta usually was a little more compact. But the New Deal for this kind of cars to house the catalytic in the rear to be more stronger for clutch test. So push the engineers to have a sure see bigger

Jeff Sterns  02:01 understand. So in this case, which kind of goes against you and goes a little bit against Pininfarina. The form came a little bit after the function instead of starting with pure design. Is that right?

Maurizio: Yes.

Maurizio Corbi

Pininfarina Senior Car Designer | Automotive Artist