Pandemic or not, it seems that House Maranello’s plans of building its first ever SUV is still on track. There’s not much we can garner from grainy spyshots of it circulating the internet right now, but that hasn’t stopped some from imagining what could be.
One such individual happens to be 42-year-old Theophilus Chin. The Malaysian-born Singapore resident has given us his idea of how Ferrari’s so-called ‘Purosangue’ SUV ought to look like. He's even named this the 'Ferrari Urban Crossover (FUC)'.
The utterly gorgeous Ferrari Roma
Ferrari Urban Crossover (FUC) - by Theophilus Chin
The self-proclaimed ‘digital automotive manipulator’ has chosen the utterly gorgeous Ferrari Roma as his base, because why not? It has Ferrari’s current V8 turbo powertrain, it sports Ferrari’s most current design language and, being Ferrari’s new ‘entry-level’ platform, ideal as a base for an SUV offshoot too.
Based on that, as well as current trends set by rivals like Porsche, Aston Martin and Lamborghini, this render by Chin isn’t so far-fetched. Notable here are the extra pair of doors, the shooting brake-esque low and long roofline, as well as taillights a la GTC4Lusso T – perhaps fitting traits for the first ever SUV to bearing the revered Prancing Horse crest.
Either way, we are definitely digging this ‘manipulation’, which is how Chin likes to refer his works as. Even if the real deal doesn’t pan out this way, we won’t even deny the possibility of Chin’s vision becoming a reality as a special one-off commission by perhaps one of Ferrari’s many wealthy clientele who are famed for such.
If Chin's online online pseudonym sounds familiar, you may have heard it or perhaps seen some of his works online prior. Chin's has been 'manipulating', as he so eloquently puts it, car designs online as far back as 1999. Though rarely dabbling with high-end supercar designs, it's very refreshing to see one such work of his apart from his usual renderings of 'regular' cars.
When not 'manipulating' car designs online, Chin dedicates his days working as a graphic designer for a Singapore-based welfare organisation. To this day, he still holds dreams of working as a designer for a car company, or perhaps open and run a car-themed cafe named 'Carfe', someday.
You can see some of Theophilus Chin's recent and past works via his still new Instagram page - @theottle
Image credit: Theophilus Chin