The V Concept is a stylish and luxurious 2+2 sports coupe
developed by the Italian designer Fabio Ferrante. Ferrante
is a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Turin and
has undertaken an internship at the Fiat Design research
The V Concept, despite its subtle and delicate styling
elements and curvaceous bodywork, was in fact inspired
by American muscle cars from the 1960s, and specifically
the 1967 Chevrolet Impala from the TV series "Supernatural".
The single letter name of the concept comes from Ferrante's
girlfriend who's name begins with the letter V. So two
very different influences there!
When designing the V Concept Ferrante decided not to do
a retro revival of the Impala, instead he chose to develop
a vehicle which had its own distinct character but paid
tribute to the imposing and muscular proportions of muscle
cars in their heyday. This can be seen in the proportions
and stance of the vehicle where a long, low hood is combined
with bulging wheel arches and a large overhangs - especially
at the rear.
While it's just a concept with no intention for production,
Ferrante proposes a hybrid drivetrain for the theoretical